Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Gram's Treasures

Mom and her brother, Mark, and her daughter, Melissa, had a great time in Florida.   Naturally, there were sad moments but they stayed busy and focused and made many new memories.

The man walking the plank is Carl.  Carl lost EVERYTHING in the recent Louisiana floods.  Carl is getting lots of mom's furniture and her washer and dryer and pots and pans and dishes and silverware and a bed and many other needed items.  Carl and Dan are driving the U-Haul truck from Florida to Connecticut carrying lots of goodies and then they head back to Louisiana.
No, we don't get to take the golf cart.   Bummer! 
 Mom and Mark and Melissa had lunch at Ocean Grill
 She said the fried oysters were the bestest ever!
 This was their view out the window of the restaurant. 
 Yes, it was a wee bit breezy that day☺
 They stayed at the Hyatt Regency at Orlando AirePort before flying home on Thursday.
 This is artwork in the AirePort called "The Traveler".   He sure did look real!
 Carl and Dan and the U-Haul truck have arrived.   We have a new recliner that was gram's.  
 And we have pretty collectibles that I'm not allowed to touch or I'm in BIG trouble.  
 Gramp's montage hangs on the wall to the left of the new recliner♥  
 Gram loved Williamsburg and she decoupaged this purse a long time ago.  Mom will use it for gram's ashes.   Gram will be happy to know this.  
 This is wig stand.   I don't know why, but mom is thrilled to have it.  Nobody here wears a wig!
 This chest of drawers was mom's when she was a whole lot younger.   Now it's in our guestroom.   It is loaded with needlework patterns and flosses and aida cloth and more memories.   You have enough to keep you busy for a LONG time, mom!
 This is one of gram's embroidered pieces.    Isn't it gorgeous♥
 Mom and her two brothers~
 Yes, that is mom when she was even younger.
Gramp's ashes arrived at our house yesterday.   Mom didn't find anything appropriate at gram's house for gramp's ashes.   She needs to put on her thinking cap and get creative.
Thank you so much for allowing us to reminisce about mom's Florida trip.   Our home is looking beautiful with so many of gram's treasures in it.   We feel their love♥

Love ya lots♥
Molly and Mackie


parlance said...

Beautiful memories last forever, as love lasts forever.

Gus said...

That is a hard job, but someone has to do it. So glad your Mom had help to share the memories and the decisions. And what a great thing to share some of your Grandmother and Grand father's things with people who needed them.

We Love you all

Gus n Teka

Robin + Christmas said...

I agree...memories last furever!

Millie and Walter said...

Looks like you got some great treasures from Gram. We know they will bring back many wonderful memories for your mom.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Such a good feeling looking through those treasures
Lily & Edward

Sully said...

That was a tough job, glad she had family to help her. Your home is full with loving memories of your grandpeeps.

Aroo to you,

The Gang at LLB said...

Such wonderful memories your Mama found...and new ones she got to make!
We are sending hugs and snuggles her way!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Idaho PugRanch said...

Your mom brought home some wonderful things filled with memories to treasure
Mr Bailey, hazel & mabel

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

and each item will spark a wonderful memory followed by a smile.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Cherrished memomories!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

How wonderful to share with Carl - your family will be greatly rewarded for their kindness. And the sadness will have healing from all those beautiful treasures. Hugs to your Mom.

Woos - Lightning and Misty

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Mates. Beautiful treasures to give you beautiful memories. We loved all your photos. Gentle hugs to you all.
No worries, and love, Stella x

bichonpawz said...

These are all great memories. How sad that Carl lost everything...we are glad you were able to help him.

My Mind's Eye said...

Oh my word Mackie and Molly we are speechless...what wonderful treasures and we are so glad the men can use the furnishings from Gram's. We think the decoupage pocketbook is absolutely perfect for her ashes. The wig stand is quite unusual and a lovely piece of furniture as is the chest of drawers.
Oh my the embroidered lady is gorgeous over the chest of drawers. Gram was very artistic!!
Lots of hugs madi and mom

Sue said...

We bet we'll see some of your Gram's special Christmas decorations at your house this year. We always enjoyed your posts from there each winter.

The Army of Four said...

Such treasures and special pieces.

KB said...

What a tough thing to do but it sounds like your mom's generous and touching spirit is shining through. Give her hugs from all of us. What treasures.

Jacobi said...

Wow, some very special things! Don't chew them!


M. K. Clinton said...

It is so nice to be able to help a flooding victim. ♥ I know when we had to go through all of my in-laws' belongings, we experienced a combination of tears and laughter. I'm glad that you were able to bring wonderful mementos home to live with you.

Helen said...

Beautiful treasures, the embroidery was lovely. I already have treasures from both my Dad and Mum but there are still some old photos in my Mum's room at the nursing home.

Unknown said...

Such beautiful memories from all those treasures. Your Gran's embroidery is absolutely gorgeous! Make sure you don't knock any of those precious ornaments over Molly! Have fun! Ros and Oscar

The Daily Pip said...

Thank you so much for sharing all these precious memories and keepsakes with us. I loved seeing the old photographs and that chest of drawers is beautiful. How nice that Carl will be able to use some of the furniture and pots and pans.

The Oceanside Animals said...

hello molly and mackie its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am glad yore mama is bak it is never eezy wen mama goze away like to the store or to wurk let alone all the way to the mithikal land of flo rida!!! i did not eeven no flo rida ownd an entire stayt he must be dooing very wel with the hole rapping thing!!! ennyway it luks like yore mama brawt bak lots of intresting hairlooms and remembrance things!!! and hmm maybe sumbuddy their duz ware a wig and yoo just havent fownd owt yet!!! it cud happin!!! ha ha ok bye