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Aug 30 2013

Do You Remember When

 Do You Remember When

I often wake with a song in my head. The term, “ear worm” is used when there is a song stuck in your head all day. An odd term for a song that will be hummed sung and repeated throughout the day. Today that song is Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison. Specifically the lyrics “Do you remember when we used to sing Sha la la la la la la la la la la dee dah, Just like that, Sha la la la la la la la la la la dee dah,La dee dah.” :-)

elephant tasselYes I do remember when…I have been told I have a memory like an elephant. I believe that term comes from the way elephants follow the same paths and even hand down genetic memories of directions and places of their burial grounds across generations. Isn’t that incredible?  I am grateful that I have a good memory and can remember things as far back as age 2. I joked with my Mother once that I remembered what she ate while she was pregnant with me. Giggle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

When I was in school I was fortunate to remember my lessons without much challenge. But I used to wish for an eidetic memory. Did you know that the talented actress, producer and author, Marilu Henner (marilu photo source) has an eidetic memory? marilu henner katherines cornerCan you imagine remembering every day, every moment’s details? There’s a television show here in the US that hubby and I enjoy called, “Unforgettable” . The main character is played by the lovely actress Poppy Montgomery and her character has an eidetic memory.

After watching this show I don’t think it would be such a blessing after all.poppy montgomery katherines corner(poppy photo source)

Why all of this rambling about memories today?  Because, we made happy memories with our grandchildren last week, one more thank you “shout out” to the three lovelies who took care of Katherines Corner while I was away. Thank you!

We didn’t do anything extraordinary. But we did a lot of little things that make the hours, days and nights pure happy memory making.

Things like bubble baths in the jetted tub, wearing goggles of course. You can’t hunt for treasure in the tub without them.

 

jetted tub goggles

Eating chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast

chocolate chip pancakes

Coloring masterpieces to hang on the refrigerator for the world to see, well at least those in our little world. The children also created a wonderful welcome home poster for their Mother and Father. ( here they are at their house)

welcome home

We ate many overflowing bowls of popcorn while picnicking on a blanket in the living room.

popcorn

We watched a movie we’ve all seen many times, but enjoyed like it was the first time.

ironman

We celebrated our oldest granddaughter’s birthday with a yummy turtle pie ( you can get the recipe here) .

present katherines corner

A trip to the dollar store and to the local Wendy’s restaurant elicited squeals of happy.

wendys

Our second to the oldest got a lot of extra pampering, as she was nursing a broken foot ( note- she arrived that way, it didn’t happen at Grandmas). Update she is off her crutches now and just walking in the boot.

broken foot

They all waited patiently at their home for the arrival of their Mother and Father.

waiting katherines corner

All happy memories! It was a pleasure to share them with you.

Before, I wish you all a happy memory making weekend. I am happy to announce the winner of the Farewell to Summer Giveaway. Please join me in congratulating ROSEY from mail4rosey!

Winner is selected using the rafflecopter random pick system.

farewell to summer winner Do you have a good memory?

I often say to go make some happy memories. “Precious memories keep us afloat on life’s ever changing sea”, Katherine Corrigan.

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I hope your weekend is filled with happy memory making too.

 

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  1. Del @ Spud Nails

    Sounds like you had a great week with your grandkids – you sound like an awesome grandma. Iron Man is always a winner in our movie night list.

    xx Del

  2. Ms. A

    I used to have a great memory, but time has stolen it from me. Glad you were able to make some happy memories with your grands!

  3. Janine Huldie

    Oh so glad you all had such a wonderful visit and loved hearing about all the fun things you did together. Enjoy your weekend now!! :)

  4. Heather @ new house, new home, new life

    Nothing like time with the grandkids to put a smile on your heart. Next weekend, I get to see mine for a little while!

  5. Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo

    Ahh, you sound like a fantastic grandma!

  6. theoldparsonage1

    What wonderful memories – I can’t wait for grandkids:)

  7. Beverly

    They will treasure these memories all of their lives.

  8. LuAnn Braley

    What a lovely story, Katherine! As we bought my husband’s paternal grandparents’ house, we are surrounded by memories. I asked hubby about a bookshelf that was in the living room and he said, “Oh, the entertainment center?” :O) Mamaw used it to store her VHS tapes of old wrestling programs (like from the 70s and 80s). That brought up the memory of the first time I met Mamaw, who threatened (jokingly of course) to throw hubby across her yard for not bringing our boys to see her sooner.

    Thank you for this trip down memory lane. Have a great weekend!

  9. Anna Popescu

    Congrats to Rosey for winning the Farewell to Summer Giveaway, and I can’t even recall what that entails. So much for *my* deficient memory, which is anything *but* eidetic. I mean, sometimes I have trouble remembering what I ate yesterday! I swear that all these migraines are causing too many brain cells to leak out of my ears…..

    Thanks for the photo tour of the lovely week of memory making with your grand kids. How precious are these kinds of times!

    Blessings!
    ~Anna

  10. lynnatthevintagenest

    Such a sweet post. Since I only get to see my grandkids twice a year, I always try hard to make super good memories. :) But you never know what will stick in their little minds

  11. Alex J. Cavanaugh

    Looks like a fun time. Care to adopt me?
    Chocolate chip pancakes smothered in peanut butter… Know what I’m eating this weekend!

  12. Diana Stevan

    What a great post! Glad you appreciate the treasures you have and how generously you share them with your readers. Love your quote, “Precious memories keep us afloat…..” You have such a lovely family. It’s what sustains me as well.

    Woke up thinking about my wonderful father who’s now gone but left behind memories – him spouting Wordsworth and Kipling, etc. etc. Ah, what would we do without those memories?

  13. Kim Mitchell

    You sound like a awesome Grandma. I’m expecting my first grandchild in January. Can’t wait to make some memories!

  14. Amanda Trought - Creative Writing

    Really enjoyed reading your post, brought back some memories of my own. Have a blessed weekend!

  15. tamaralikecamera

    I have a great memory. Sometimes it’s frustrating because no one remembers things with me! We just got back from a trip with one of the kids’ grandmothers. Her husband (my father-in-law) was playing in a bridge tournament and my husband had to work, so it was quiet. We did things very low key – like bubble baths and movies and quiet walks, and I thought that maybe she appreciated that. Just snuggle times and mellow times with her grandkids. It wasn’t one of those trips with big restaurant dinners or amusement parks or anything intense. From reading this post, it makes me think maybe she really loved our time together.

  16. Cindy van der Meer

    So inspirring to read your post and visitting your blog, as always. The first time I did after a loooong absent (health problem). Happy weekend Kathy. Hugs ~ Cindy

  17. Rosey

    LOL at your disclaimer that your granddaughter arrived with a broken foot and didn’t get it there. :) And awwww to her!! I hope that’s healed up soon.

    How fun that you made such good memories (and yum! to the pancakes). It’s nice too that you had friends helping while you got to visit. :)

    I’ll probably have Van Morrison earwormed in my head all day, but that’s okay, I like the song. :)

  18. Debbie @ Deliciously Inspired

    Oh how I enjoyed seeing the pictures of your time with your grandchildren. Love the idea of goggles in the bathtub :) It was a joy to help make those memories happen. Congratulations, Rosey, on winning the Giveaway. Have fun with all the goodies.

  19. theadoredhome (@theadoredhome)

    Katherine,
    I had no idea that is what it is called when you keep a song in your head lol. I love memories and this is a weekend of making memories, I will spending it with my mom, my daughter, and my superhero grandson at Disney! I loved reading about all your memories as well.
    Have an awesome weekend
    Hugs,
    Sandra
    The Adored Home

  20. a spirit of simplicity

    It sounds like every one had a wonderful time! Spending time with family is the best!! My best friend’s favorite song is Brown Eyed Girl even though she has hazel eyes. I always think of her when I hear it.

  21. Leovi

    Delicious Brown Eyed Girl! I would have her in the head!

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