Remembering The Past

Just before Christmas while visiting my Mum I was very pleasantly surprised to see some old photos that my Mum had been sorting through one of which was this one:

My Grandad FredThis is my Grandad Fred and my sister and I, probably around Joshua’s age (nearly 3) I remember seeing this while I was growing up and it had always remained one of my most favourite pictures of my Grandad.

It brings back so many memories although he passed away so very young at age 60 and my sister and I were still very young I remember many things that make me smile inside and out about him.

We visited my grandparents house most Sundays for lunch and each time we visited my Grandad would pick my sister and I up (one in each arm) and we would watch for the cuckoo to come out the clock in the dinning room.

Vintage PyrexiaI remember sitting in a washing up bowl of water under the apple tree in the heat of summer keeping cool and chatting to my Grandad.

I remember the most amazing Sunday lunches with the tastiest gravy I have ever had followed by my Grandad serving my sister and I with a cup of gravy in a really distinctive pyrex cup from the dinner set and jam covered Yorkshire puddings all just for us.

My memories of my Grandad will remain forever although I will always feel sad that the most kind hearted gentle man, never got chance to meet my children. However I know for a fact that if they had met him they would of wrapped him round their little fingers too like Katie and I did.

Sometimes even the saddest memories can be a special memory too.

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78 Responses to Remembering The Past

  1. What a lovely, lovely post. Wonderful memories, and such a fabulous photo xx

  2. It sounds like you had a wonderful grandad and now have beautiful memories x

  3. Part of your grandfather lives on in your memories, such a poignant piece. It really is the “little” everyday special moments that stick with us. You paint a lovely picture. I can almost taste that gravy!

  4. MummyTries says:

    What a beautiful post Hon, it’s so lovely that you remember him so well. My Grandma was an amazing lady, and also died very young. I often think about her xx #MagicMoments

  5. Ellen says:

    That’s a lovely photo & memory x

  6. I have a similar picture of me and my sister with my grandad too – such special memories and I’m not sure I would remember without the photo for a prompt.

  7. What a lovely picture and post x

  8. What lovely memories you have of your Grandad, and what a lovely photograph to accompany those memories.

  9. That photo is priceless. And such wonderful memories for you to cherish xx

  10. lesley says:

    He would have been very proud of you both….

  11. Such a lovely post and photo. My Grandad died in his early 60’s, too, and I have very similar memories to you, and they are so special to hold onto.

  12. I know what you mean. Wish mine had got to meet my husband and my boys. Lovely post x

  13. Karen Bell says:

    Lovely post. Lovely photo too. Memories are good to hold onto. ( my grandparents had that crockery set too!) x

  14. JallieDaddy says:

    How brilliant to unearth a photo like that that brings back such cherished memories! A magic moment indeed

  15. Such a gorgeous photo of a clearly much-loved man and his very cute granddaughters! A lovely post. xx

  16. That’s a lovely memory. I keep meaning to stop posting about my kids and start looking further up the family tree for these kind of stories. Must get round to sifting through the old photos!

    • Jaime says:

      lol i just thought by documenting some memories on here my children will have them too if i get too old and cant remember lol x

  17. beautiful post Jaime, funnily enough, yesterday I happened across some photos of my dad’s parents and me from my childhood that my mum leant me a while back. It’s so sad that they are gone, but so lovely to have such warm and happy memories. Big up grandparents! #MagicMoments

  18. Precious memories indeed. The best :)

  19. Tanya Hindes says:

    What a lovely post. This brought back memories of my grandparents, I miss both dearly.

  20. Colette says:

    What a gorgeous photo – and that crockery looks really familiar too! I think my Grandparents must have had it!
    It breaks my heart that my none of my grandparents got to meet my children cos I know they’d have adored them.

    • Jaime says:

      its so sad isnt it that they were unable to share but i know my Grandad would of loved mine as i am sure your Grandparents would of too x

  21. Awww what lovely memories Jaime, I am extremely fortunate that my Grandad is around to see my boys grow up, albeit via Skype these days! That is a lovely photo of the three of you and aren’t you and your sister adorable?!

  22. Kim Carberry says:

    Aww! What lovely memories! Beautiful post!
    We had the same dinner set you showed….hehehe

  23. Jenny says:

    Amazing post, and lovely memories of your granddad. Most of my grandparents passed away while I was a baby or before I was born. Glad you still can have a little memory of him even if you were still young too. Great photo to cherish forever. Definitely a magic moment.

  24. Lovely post and photo, they live on with the memories we share x

  25. Michelle says:

    Precious memories xx

  26. So lovely to have those memories to treasure. He sounds like he was a thoroughly special man xxx

  27. Isn’t it amazing the way photos can bring back beautiful memories. I love the little detail about your Grandad serving gravy in cups.

  28. Aw that is such a lovely post you almost made me cry i lost my grandad early on too and we were very close and strangely had the same pyrex cups i didnt know you were a twin !!

  29. Notmyyearoff says:

    Ahhh very lovely post and that’s a really lovely photo – you both look so comfortable and happy in his lap. I sometimes wish my grandma had met Little Z but I can imagine she would laugh at his antics and call him a cheeky chappy :)

  30. Oh Jaime – have got a real lump in my throat. This reminded me of the post I did about my Nan. What lovely memeories you have and this is such a fab photo #magicmoments

  31. KidGLloves says:

    Lucas says – I really loved this post whem the Mother showed it me. It makes me realise how grateful I am to have my Nanny and Dad Dah around and that I can spend so much time with them. Love the matching coats too 😉 #magicmoments

  32. Lovely post Jaime, Granddads are special people :)

  33. Mummy of Two says:

    What a gorgeous photo and amazing memories.

  34. LauraCYMFT says:

    Sounds like an amazing man. Reminded me of my Gran and our relationship. I wish she was here to meet my little ones. Joshua looks just like you do!

  35. What wonderful memories you have, I lost my Grandad when I was 7 but I have so many fond memories and G has his eyes which makes me smile. I hope you and your family are feeling better this week and the d&v has cleared up x

  36. Philippa says:

    Lovely post. What a great memory to share too!

  37. Mel says:

    What a lovely post, and great picture! You seem to have great memories of your grandfather. x Mel

  38. What a beautiful post lovely. I am sad that my grandad never met my children too, I wish he could have. He would have been so proud. #magicmoments

  39. Wonderful post and memories, Jaime. xx

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