Thursday, November 13, 2008

a blast from the past

This morning as i looked out the window i saw an old friend. just one glance and wonderful memories came flooding back to me. gooseberries by the water tank, letting the ducklings nibble on my fingers, climbing the huge walnut tree, building grass castles after dad mowed the long lawn. exploring every inch of the old farm, riding on the handle bars as my brother doubled my sister on the back, burying my old 'yowie' money bank in the front garden, lying under a REAL Christmas tree that touched the ceiling and looking up at the lights. all of these memories are so special but along with the good feelings come the feelings of what if... what if my mother hadn't died at the age of 39, how many more years would we have spent on that wonderful farm in toowoomba ?(now subdivided to within an inch of its life) introducing an old friend... little miss hydrangea, we had purple and pink variations on our farm. i am lucky enough to have this pretty lady in my front garden right in front of my window! i do hope you are happy and that you have a great thursday. xx goldsworthy

9 comments:

Kerryanne English said...

They sound like beautiful childhood memories. It is amazing how a certain smell or a particualr item can evoke such memories. Enjoy your hyderangers Rosey.
Hugs,
Kerryanne

Linda Lilly Cottage said...

Oh honey what a pretty picture you paint of your childhood, i can see it, hear it and am crying with sadness?? with you...I have told you before I am such a sook, I love to read your words though but maybe we might need a Linda tissue warning at the start?
I am glad you had a special moment today, big hugs and kiss noises Linda.

Jenn Maruska said...

I am the same way with peonies - I smell them and I'm right back in my Grandparents yard, as a child. : )

Thank you for sharing your memories with us.

knitty bitty apparel said...

Sound like such beautiful memories to cherish ;-) Have a great day!!
mmmwwwaaahhhhh Stacey

hilde said...

What a beautiful life memories, beautifully written too!

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

hi thanks for visiting me - ive just had a look at your fabric cupboard its fab! and us poor deprived people with not much fabric to our names can at least look forward to collecting more LOL
craft mag for my swap package fab idea thank you :-)
Lesley x

clare said...

Lovely memories to cherish .Amazing how a smell can bring things like that back . Thanks for sharing , Clare's Craftroom

knitty bitty apparel said...

Hey Rosey---check out my blog today to see an award you just won ;-)

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Rosey! Dropped in after seeing your comment on Kerryanne's blog about your connection to Lilly Cottage, so popped in for a visit! Where in/around/near Toowoomba was your family farm? We live right in Toowoomba (few blocks from the CBD) but I work at Highfields. Sad that you lost your Mum at such a young age, but great that you have lovely memories to keep, too. Will send some good wishes Lilly Linda's way, too. Bear Hugs! KRIS