Tuesday, October 15, 2013

My Aunt Ida

My mom was one of eight children.  There is only 3 left here on earth, and my Aunt Ida will be 95 in January.  She is on the downside of life now, waiting to rejoin her husband, son, and family in Heaven.  She had to go into a care facility.

Aunt Ida is the keeper of family papers and things.  She taught me piano, well, at least tried.  She met my to be husband, the same night as my mom....they were playing Yahtzee.   Sometimes, she would run me to the store, before I could drive, let me shop at Federals Dept. store,  and then come take me home.  I think she is an amazing woman.

My cousin cleaned out her apartment and sent family members things that would mean something to them.  I was tickled.  Let me show you a few things....


This is a doily she made.  Didn't know she knew how to do that!


Postcards my mom sent to her....2 cents postage...about 1955.


I bought my Aunt Ida this German/English devotional book for her 90th birthday....
My grandpa and grandma read the Bible every night together in German.



This is a pic of a pic, but this is my Grandpa and Grandma.  I miss them every day, seriously, I really do.  Grandpa was so strong and Grandma so quiet....sometimes!


I think this was my favorite item.....it was a Christmas card from my Mom and Dad.  I must have been very young.  There is no date....but this is the part that shocked me....


The card has the names printed.  I NEVER knew my mom EVER did that.  I am so framing this.  I received several other items...it was a bit of memory lane.

I Love you, Aunt Ida.


19 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

May her passing be peaceful. What wonderful gifts down memory lane she sent you. It's nice to receive them. I have gotten things like that before too. Sandie

Cyn said...

oh how neat!!! Treasures youll have for a very long time to enjoy.

Terra said...

What a sweet walk down memory lane with some precious mementos. My own dear aunt is 80 and hospice has been called for her so I know a little of how you feel.

Divine Theatre said...

What lovely memories you have been given! What a blessing!

xo

Andie

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

How exciting.
Getting this is just like Christmas.
I love that little card with the Jammas on the front! A special treat for sure.
Pat

Lori said...

This is the sweetest post. I would frame that card too.

linda t said...

What wonderful treasures from your beloved Aunt Ida.
And wow, that Christmas card is a must-frame!
Thanks for sharing with us Ceekay.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how fun, I love the have family treasures and these are all wonderful. Hugs, Marty

Lavender Cottage said...

You are lucky to have some of the family memorabilia passed on to you. I love the card 'just a line', it's sweet and a reminder how important written cards and letters are. Someone posts about this every so often, and unfortunately the next generations will not have these wonderful things to treasure.
Judith

Marissa said...

Gorgeous treasures I would so frame that card... What a blessing for you.

Sweet Meanderings said...

What wonderful things to remember your family with. I particularly loved the old postcards. Don't you wish you could go back in time, for just a little while, to see what it, and they, were like back then?!
Candy

Jann Olson said...

Aunt Ida sounds like a real gem. Love the Christmas card. Yes, do frame it!
hugs,
Jann

Vee said...

Sweet treasures from the treasure saver. Wishing your Aunt Ida a loving, blessed experience in her new home.

Theresa Winter said...

Having lost my mom, dad, and last aunt this year I know how precious those items are, but even more precious are the memories that are vivid and clear and at hand any moment of the day.

Blessings, Theresa

Liz Hockamier said...

Hi CeeKay,
Just popping for a quick visit. My company just left. Family from the Midwest... got some fun photos myself. So I know what precious treasures these are. :)

~Liz

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Precious treasures! I loved hearing about your family.

Rettabug said...

Awww, Bless your Aunt Ida! So many memories for you to cherish, CK...I'm glad those treasures are now at your house.
I'm one of 8 kids & I never knew you were an only child. That card really is a keepsake...I always thought only rich people could afford to have their names printed on their Christmas cards. LOL

Hugs,
Rett

Susan said...

Love these kinds of treasures.

Linda said...

Sweet SWEET memories!

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