Dennis and I were talking this morning in his room about junk that needs to be sorted and gotten rid of. As I was looking around he mentioned the stack of his mom’s pictures. They were sitting under a shelf in a storage cabinet, just out in the open. Under the pile of photos was a little brag book of photos called ‘Grandma’s Show-and-Tell. We opened it as we turned the pages we could see our two youngest kids grow up right before our eyes.
Those photos brought back a flood of happy memories as both of our parents are gone now. We were fortunate our kids were able to spend a lot of time with both sets of grandparents as they were growing up.
This morning I also read an article that says in 10 years the most photographed generation will have no pictures. I actually read the whole article and it really hit home. My photos are very precious to me and the thought of my children not having those photos down the road to jog their memory of all the good times they shared with family and friends really made me want to get back to my scrapbooking.
This photo was in the little brag book and I really just wanted to get it out and onto a page. It’s amazing all the memories that flood back when I’m scrapping the older photos. My youngest is turning 33-years-old this month; she was much younger here. My in-laws had retired to Florida and we were able to fly Kevin and Rachel down so grandma and grandpa could take them to Disney. They had the best time and couldn’t wait to tell us all about it!
I really tried to use fun, festive papers but that old nostalgia thing just kept creeping in and I settled on a vintage paper with a printed nursery rhyme. It seemed to fit my mood and the photo. I added some glittered hearts to represent all the love and cherished memories of this time. The layout also called out for a piece of delicate vintage lace I had collected on a recent road trip. I kept the title simple – grandpa – it says it all.
This layout is the sample for Scrap your Stash, a class offered in the Studio from 10 a.m. to noon and from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 18. I’d rather document my memories in a scrapbook that can be enjoyed and looked at over and over, how about you? To get started, call (517) 618-7700 to register for class; $12.
4 thoughts on “Remembering Grandpa Doyle”
Great post Linda. What a wonderful find. Lovely to keep the memories alive. We had hardly any photos when we were growing up and it such a shame. Enjoy the weekend. Flo x
Thank you, Florence. I wish I had photos from our parent’s childhood. I have a few but not a lot. I cherish them all. Even though you don’t have a lot of photos it’s always good to scrapbook or journal your memories. Clip art or drawings can be substituted for photos, but your children will appreciate the memories being preserved.
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Thank you, Judy.
How special was that to find a treasure! I love this story! My children grew up quickly & my granddaughter (the youngest one) is graduating from high school on the 22nd of May, 2016. I am telling you the grandchildren are growing even faster. Make & capture them memories. Blessings for your found treasures to keep warming your heart!