Sunday, November 7, 2010

Slice of Life #25: Be the Bridge

The Communication and late entries for Costumes

If you haven't read them, you really must!
Also, Cindy's Communication link was linked
to Costumes, and she has pictures of letters that
are priceless - so I posted a link on #6 so ya'll can go see.


My Grandmother and Ma-maw.

I couldn't think of a better title for this prompt. Sometimes when thinking about prompts to write about, I'll sift through old photos for ideas. This picture reminded me of going up to see Ma-maw when I was little at Christmastime. I'll wait until I write my own slice of life to give details, but I started thinking how my kids are not going to know her unless I make sure I write it down. I have told them the stories, but if you asked them which Great Grandmother gave me chocolates every time I came to visit and which one greeted me with a big hug and said, "Oh, this is Aine!" - I don't think they could tell you.

So the prompt this week is simple, and it's for family history as well as personal histories. This week I want you to be the bridge between the years. Pick a holiday (can be any holiday) and tell those youngsters what it was like to know Great Grandma and Grandpa that year. Or Uncle and Aunt. Whoever, so long as they're family, and they've passed on - preferably someone the younger generation never met. Although, that's pretty loose because my kids met some of their Great Grandparents but they don't remember them. So use your own judgment on that - you've got the idea. I hope this is a pleasant experience and not a hard one.

May your week be filled with pleasant holiday memories!


  1. My children were born after my paternal grama & gramp had passed and also my maternal papaw though my nanny was alive when our son was young she was not well or living close from the time he was aboyt 10 or when our daughter was born she was so very sick even when brought to live with and be cared for by my mother, her only child, my children never visited in her room when they visited their grandma. They didn't want to see nanny bedfast & unable to communicate or move or aware of the world her final years. They were too young to deal with that at 4 and 16 when she was finally set free.

  2. I thought I left a comment earlier this week - I apologize that I didn't.

    That is a very good example of a bridge needing to be built! How lucky your children are to have you to fill in so that they can learn more about their Nanny besides she was the sick woman in the room. Thank you for sharing that! :)