Thursday, August 14, 2008

It's all in a word, isn't it? The last few months Mother and I along with my sisters have been going through and organizing (?) things at their house. We found boxes of cards and letters that she saved. Most of which there could be no price tag on them! Letters from Daddy during WWII while he was away, cards from sisters and family members but mostly cards ( homemade ) that Jody, Kathy and I had made when we were small. Or maybe before Hallmark! Anyway. Maybe it is just our family but we save sentimental stuff! Look over on Heather's blog from yesterday and tell me she'll throw this away! I think NOT. Another generation of note writers. I always think I am the worst saver of "stuff" , but maybe not. I opened my Bible last night at church and stuck in the crevice was a note from Heather scrawled in preK handwriting. When the kids were young and we would quarrel ( WHAT! Us quarrel? ) we had a routine that we would stop the yelling ( WHAT? Us yell? ) and correspond the rest of the misunderstanding by note/letter. I have had many notes/letters shoved under my door and taped on my mirror. I have saved many notes, cards, and letters from all my kids. Some are in boxes, some are on display shelves and some are framed but most of them are saved in my heart.

5 comments:

Snapshot said...

I think we've talked about this before, but we do the note thing at my house too. Saves from a lot of yelling and allows us to think through our words.

Heather said...

thanks mom! macy is my note writer for sure! i remember all the notes we used to write and have saved them as well. Some here and there and others in my heart, too. I love you.

mindy said...

I love this - I, too, have a difficult time parting with the little notes and I just don't think I can. A few years ago, I did label shoe boxes and sorted them "by child" so that someday, I can turn them over and they can do with them what they want. For now, I'm holding on to the memories! Love you!

Hollie Reese said...

I wish I was more like yall and kept all this stuff! Of course, having kiddos has made me much more of a "keeper" than a "throw awayer"

Sheila said...

Awww, Lynn. Your post brought tears to my eyes. Olivia is my little "note writer". Anytime she thinks I'm upset she "sends" me a little note. I LOVE them. Who needs Hallmark.....