Friday, March 11, 2011

Smiles From My Past

  • crystal door knobs
  • twirling on a tire swing
  • the smell of barn kittens
  • tea made by my grandmas
  • a new coloring book and crayons
  • the taste of fresh cold well water
  • the very first episode of Sesame Street
  • the smell of sawdust in my grandpa's shop
  • Sunday afternoons spent playing with cousins
  • my first kiss from a boy, grade 1, from Wayne a.k.a. Stanley a.k.a. my husband

Happy Friday!

28 comments:

Brian said...

Great memories too! Have a wonderful weekend!

S. Etole said...

the smell of sawdust always reminds me of my father who was a sawyer by trade ....

Bossy Betty said...

These made me smile in my present!

Teresa Evangeline said...

Sweet memories. And Stanley is the first boy you ever kissed? That is so cool. I love it. Life is so wonderful.

Pamela said...

Lovely Friday post Catherine!!
I love the photo!!

Pamela xo

Lesley said...

Lovely memories, amazing how these little things stay with us forever :)
Have a great weekend, Catherine!
xo Lesley

Lin said...

Ah, yes. Such GREAT things!

I know we aren't supposed to drink out of the hose anymore, but dang, that was glorious. Nothing like being a kid, running around all day outside, being hot and sweaty, and grabbing the hose for a drink. If I die of cancer from that, I'll take it. It was glorious!

I like your first kiss. :) How cute is THAT??!

What do barn kittens smell like? Is it good???

Tanja said...

Hi Caterine,

Nice post espcially the first kiss ;-) but I wunder why it is Wayne a.k.a. Stanley
Did I missed something somewhere on your blog?

I wish you a lovely weekend

Love
Tanja

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Our home is full of old beautiful door knobs. When I retire, I'm taking them with me. :) You captured this one beautifully. I love it in B&W. Perfect.

It's me said...

Beautiful memories!!!...happy weekend darling....love love Ria....xxx...

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Catherine, YES---I remember the crystal door knobs and those big old door keys...

I had to laugh at the one about Sesame Street... Since I am SO much older, MY kids will remember the first episode of Sesame Street... ha ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Deb said...

Yep.. I remember a lot of that too. Especially the new colouring books at my Grandma's farm. How easily we were entertained back then. Your married your first kiss? How often does that happen? Pretty special!

Prairie Girl Studio said...

i was completely drawn in by your exquisite photo of that beautiful, beautiful glass knob ... oh my ...
and then ...
with you completely with each of your
memory stirring thoughts ...
well, right up to the *smooching*!

thank you ~ a thoughtful and lovely post ... : )
xo
prairiegirl

Tracy said...

Hah, your first kiss was from your husband at first grade? How cool is that!!! Seriously, taking about a long relationship! I want to hear more on that journey!

Just Who I Am said...

Sweet Memories!! Have a nice weekend
Love Elisabeth

BumbleVee said...

How I used to love brand new crayons!

Becca said...

What wonderful memories! Growing up as a "city girl" I can only just "imagine" what some of those things were like. I'm so happy the weekend is finally here! :-)

troutbirder said...

Nostalgic memories. The best kind.
:)

BeadedTail said...

Lovely memories! Your first kiss was Stanley? How special is that! :)

Christine said...

Thank you for taking us down memory lane with you. I love the first one especially, my husband loves to collect door knobs and yours is very precious.

Ann said...

What sweet memories those are. Even sweeter that your first kiss was Stanley and you've known him that long. awwww :)

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Catherine, what a special post! I love when those moments happen to me. You see something and a rush of warmth overcomes you...

Have a lovely weekend!

Linens and Royals said...

Yes i remember sawdust on shop floors and that special smell. Bring back sawdust I say... XX

HubbleSpacePaws said...

Wonderful memories! Your first kiss from Stanley at age 6/7????? How very cool!

I may have missed it (or more likely, menopausal mind has kicked in and I don't remember), but have you two been together ever since?

Stacey Dawn said...

Awwwwww - this list just makes me smile!!

Sarah Knight said...

Ha! My Grandma has crystal doorknobs too! And she had Reader's Digest condensed books and a whole manner of weird and kitschy things, plus my grandfather did lots of stuff with tools...
: )

Clara said...

So nice, so simple, so sweet.

Jaime said...

Really? Seriously? Grade one? That is amazing!!!

I am really loving that door...is that in your home? It is so beautiful.

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