Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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Have you ever had someone in your life who made such a lasting impression on you that decades later they're still at the forefront of your mind?

My Great Grandma is that person for me.
I was very blessed to have her here for the first fifteen years of my life.
And nearly sixteen years later I miss her as if she had just passed away.

There are a lot of things that remind me of her and her cozy, welcoming home.
...bleeding hearts, Edelweiss {the song}, costume jewelry, pocket doors, tin coasters, dried apple head magnets, Cabbage Patch dolls, a scent that I can't put my finger on and have only smelled once or twice in the last decade and a half, etc...

She also had african violets all over her living room.
After she died, my Grandma {her daughter} received her violets.
...there were a lot of them...
And she gave me one.
...that I later killed from over watering...

While these particular ones did not come from my Great Grandma, they still remind me of her.

Do you have anything in your home with strong memories attached to it?


  1. I have lots of ceramics from my Grandma in our home -- and afghans!!! They are remind me so clearly of her. She passed away about 13yrs ago. She LOVED to shop. Sometimes when I see an older lady shopping, it reminds me of her, and I get so choked up!

  2. My grandpa also had tons of African Violets - let me know if you need some when you are next in Iowa lady there are plenty!

  3. My grandmother pretty much raised me and she was like a mother to me. I miss her all the time and although she has been gone for over 30 years, I still have dreams of her.

  4. Oh boy do I!!! My home is filled with paintings by my Mother, who we lost to cancer 7 years ago... African violets also remind me of my husband's Grandmother who had them all over her living room!!! Lovely post,and thanks for the memories!!

  5. Awww, it's wonderful that you remember her so readily. My mom passed away in 2002 and she had African Violets all over her house. She always had a lovely scent about her that I still remember today. I often wonder if that was from the plants she grew. Thank you for sharing that story, it was lovely.

  6. too many to count, especially of christian. i am thankful and blessed to have them!

    does your grandma still have some violets? they are easy to pinch off a leaf to repropagate.


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