Wednesday, June 6, 2012

It reminds me of...

The last week in May is and will always be the week that I am most reminded of my grandparents.  Not only is it Memorial Day but both their birthdays fall within that week.  As I sat on my porch, I realized how many things I love, see, or do in my daily life reminds me of my grandparents.  I was one of the lucky ones, you know the kid that really got to know their grandparents, spent lots of time at their house, basically felt like they were an extra set of parents...lucky me, right?  RIGHT!

For instance, my grams is a large part of me and a lot of the things I do and am constantly reminded of that as I return to the activities we shared when she was alive.  My grandpa?  Ah, my gramps is probably the main seed of the Ricklefs stubbornness and pride that I love to hate but mostly love.

I get an odd sense of comfort when I see something that reminds me of my family.  Here's my list of reminders that I hope I never lose!!

  • wind chimes, she had them in pretty much every doorway in her house.  I would make a point of hitting at least once a day
  • stargazer lilies..of the hot pink variety
  • slight hoarding in my cupboards/closets
  • craft supplies, cooking, & giving people their daily hug
  • the wind...
  • fishing
  • owls
  • marbles
  • antique tractors...

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