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Saturday, December 09, 2006

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THIS WEEK'S THEME: R E D

The only red thing that first came to mind was the Christmas decorations I have on my tree but I already featured it last week so I thought of posting this red journal which is owned by my late father. I came across this when I was going through his filing cabinet which he brought home when he retired from work in 1995. He recorded almost everything that happened to us his family, at work and his friends. It made me feel sad as I went through each page and at the same time happy because I now have something to remind me of events that happened in the past.









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43 Comments:


  • At 12/09/2006 7:29 PM, Anonymous Danella

    What a beautiful thing to have found! Thanks for sharing the story and photo.

    Mine is up too.

     
  • At 12/09/2006 8:19 PM, Anonymous Pat

    What a great keepsake to have!! Treasure it.

    Happy Saturday!

     
  • At 12/09/2006 8:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous

    What a wonderful keepsake. Thanks for sharing it with us. Hopefully the happy memories overshadow the sadness.

    Have a good weekend. :)

     
  • At 12/09/2006 8:34 PM, Blogger Wystful1

    what a perfect heirloom to have in your possession.

    Happy weekend!
    (Love the animated holiday decor on your sidebar!!)

     
  • At 12/09/2006 8:53 PM, Blogger Lazy Daisy

    What a wonderful keepsake of your father. I have very few letters from my dad so they are very special to me.

     
  • At 12/09/2006 9:28 PM, Blogger mar

    How wonderful, Viamarie, what a treasure!
    happy saturday!

     
  • At 12/09/2006 9:53 PM, Anonymous Lisa

    What a blessing to be able to have that! I have a journal of my grandfather's from 1943 and it is quite a treasure.

    Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend. :-)

     
  • At 12/09/2006 9:53 PM, Blogger Melli

    Ohhhh my goodness! What a treasure that IS! You are SO lucky to have something like that to tell you in your father's own words about things that happend in the past! Fabulous!

     
  • At 12/09/2006 10:30 PM, Anonymous Write From Karen

    Ah, a very special red. Definitely a nice momento to have on hand. And the red is faded with age - even better!

    Enjoy the weekend

     
  • At 12/09/2006 10:35 PM, Anonymous chelle

    That is an amazing treasure! I would love to have the thoughts of my Grandfather in writing!

     
  • At 12/09/2006 10:54 PM, Blogger Gattina

    That was a very nice idea of you !

     
  • At 12/09/2006 11:04 PM, Anonymous Barbara H.

    What a wonderful treasure!

     
  • At 12/09/2006 11:15 PM, Anonymous Mummy B

    thankyou for sharing your precious "red" item this week :) what a lovely momento of your father, and of all the family events spent with him in past years.

     
  • At 12/09/2006 11:19 PM, Blogger Jean-Luc Picard

    That book is a real treasure, and no doubt means a lot.

     
  • At 12/09/2006 11:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous

    What a wonderful treasure and great for todays theme. Thanks for stopping by.

     
  • At 12/09/2006 11:26 PM, Blogger Pamela

    Love the sentiments behind the RED journal and how precious it will be to open and remember the love that your family shared! :)

     
  • At 12/09/2006 11:30 PM, Blogger srp

    Thanks for the visit.
    What a great keepsake to have from your dad and for your family history to be passed on.

     
  • At 12/09/2006 11:32 PM, Blogger Teena

    What a nice take on the theme!

    Thanks for stopping by mine :)

     
  • At 12/09/2006 11:50 PM, Anonymous Angelo

    Wow, what an awesome treasure to have found! Happy weekend!

     
  • At 12/10/2006 12:05 AM, Blogger Expat Traveler

    what a great memory to hold onto!

     
  • At 12/10/2006 12:08 AM, Blogger mackeydoodle

    What a sentimental keepsake.

     
  • At 12/10/2006 12:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous

    I have a few of the things that my father used on a daily basis too. They make the best keepsakes.
    Now I'm kinda teary - but in an okay warm way.
    Thanks for sharing a bit of your dad with us.
    Waving at you from New York,
    Frances

     
  • At 12/10/2006 12:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous

    Journal, it's what I planned to write when I am all grown up! At this rate, I'll be a grandma, and have yet to grow up. :)

     
  • At 12/10/2006 12:49 AM, Blogger gab

    I think everyone should keep a journal. I know I have started one so my grandkids can know what grandpa and I were like when we first got married. Thanks for visiting my blog.

     
  • At 12/10/2006 1:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous

    What a treasure!

     
  • At 12/10/2006 1:47 AM, Blogger Morning Glory

    That's just the best!! What a wonderful treasure to have.

     
  • At 12/10/2006 2:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous

    Hi! I'm new on Saturday's Photo Scavenger's Hunt.

    What a very meaningful entry. It must be wonderful to find something very important to your father. It must have unlocked many feelings inside of you. Thanks for sharing.

    Rach

     
  • At 12/10/2006 2:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous

    Hi! I'm new on Saturday's Photo Scavenger's Hunt.

    What a very meaningful entry. It must be wonderful to find something very impt. to your father.

    Take care,
    Rach

     
  • At 12/10/2006 2:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous

    Thanks for stopping by my Sunflower and supporting me! Nice shot!

     
  • At 12/10/2006 3:10 AM, Blogger barman

    What a wonderful gift that is to you even if it was not intended that way. If you are not already keeping a journal, I hope you consider it too. Great entry into the hunt this week. Thanks for stopping by.

     
  • At 12/10/2006 3:51 AM, Blogger Leesa

    Wow..pretty cool :)

     
  • At 12/10/2006 4:48 AM, Blogger Carol

    What a nice tribute to your father. It's always so nice when you find a keepsake that reminds you of happier times. Sometimes we all need that.

    Happy Holidays!

    Carol

     
  • At 12/10/2006 5:17 AM, Blogger Barbara

    What a wonderful keepsake. PErhaps your blog will serve the same purpose for your family.

     
  • At 12/10/2006 5:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous

    What a wonderful thing to have. You are very lucky. Treasure it always:)

     
  • At 12/10/2006 5:51 AM, Blogger Sanni

    WOW! That is a wonderful (red) memory =)
    Thanks for stopping by!

    Have a great weekend,

    San

     
  • At 12/10/2006 5:53 AM, Blogger Sanni

    Me again...
    I fell head over feet in love with your birdies =)
    I guess I have seen them before, but where?
    Maybe a special feature of "Iceage"???

    kind regards from Germany,
    San

     
  • At 12/10/2006 12:44 PM, Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart

    I think it's wonderful that you have your father's writing! I hope that my children will read my writing after I'm gone. It is sort of an immortal thing, I guess.

     
  • At 12/10/2006 2:49 PM, Anonymous Jenny

    What a wonderful reminder to have of your father, and a great choice for the theme.

     
  • At 12/10/2006 4:26 PM, Blogger PastorMac's Ann

    Great choice for the theme this week. I understand the bittersweetness of this priceless book. Thanks for sharing it with us.

     
  • At 12/10/2006 7:26 PM, Blogger Raquel

    Wow, what a great token from your father and also a wonderful keepsake. I am impressed!

     
  • At 12/10/2006 10:11 PM, Blogger The Mistress of the Dark

    What a lovely reminder you have.

     
  • At 12/10/2006 11:30 PM, Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD

    That is a beautiful thing to do. You just did the best post ever.

     
  • At 12/11/2006 3:21 PM, Blogger MG Braden

    What a beautiful reminder of your Dad. Neat red shot.