Friday, September 03, 2010

Little Cloth Book (rerun)

This was originally posted February 21, 2008 - then posted again May 10th, 2009. 

I talked about Like Mom, Like Dad yesterday in my Friday Fragments post and several of you folks thought that the photos I included from the site were of my Mom and I, (They weren't - just photos I liked from the website) I thought it might be fun to rerun this post.

I should submit this photo duo, don't you think??
This is my Mom in the first photo and me in the second.




This has got to be one of my favorite pictures of my mother. She is sitting in the chair, reading --well at least holding this little cloth book. She is sitting up so nicely and she looks just like a perfect little child. Look at that smile!! If I were to ever have a child, I would love to have at least one picture like this. The idyllic child.

Fast forward many years and this lovely woman has now had her own child. The first born. We lived in a snowy cold world in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on the Air Force Base of KI Sawyer. Life was good and the snow was deep. The summers were short and apparently so was my temper.

My mother wanted a picture of her daughter holding the exact same book. She wanted a side by side comparison of the daughter and the mother at approx. the same age. My dear mother, my dear dear mother would never get such a picture. She had a very defiant young one that day. A few years later an out of control dog ate the cloth book in the very pictures you see here today.





I love to flip these pictures, back and forth real quickly. It makes me laugh. It makes me belly laugh sometimes. I thought about this picture tonight as I was struggling to keep myself from tossing my computer through the window down to the parking lot five stories below. I flipped back and forth between the two pictures and found that laughter really is a great medicine.

As I type this at quarter to five in the morning, I do realize that laughter may be a great medicine, but it doesn't get you to go to sleep any faster. It only made me want to blog about what was in my head. I'm so glad I could share this memory with you.

Have a Great Day!
Kristin

13 comments:

Keetha said...

Oh how funny!!!!

I MISS you!!! Just knowing you are so far away makes me realize you are gone - - - even though I've never seen you in person. Silly world this old blogland.

Ruth Ann said...

That picture is just classic! Totally like my youngest Alexander! I have many many photos like that! Thanks for sharing! Hope you're enjoying your trip!

solo-dancer said...

yep that's my dear kid! lm

BLOGitse said...

Photos are great memories.....

Ann in the UP said...

That is so funny! Idyllic children, indeed! You never had a chance!

I have a shot of my two oldest children-----tow-headed, playing peacefully together. Only they are both in their underwear in a mud puddle. They look quite happy, though.

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

Oh you were not cooperative at all! How funny, what a difference! Old photos are always fun to look at. I enjoyed this post!

Stopping by from Saturday Sampling.

Katharine said...

How funny! What great pics to have...even if they aren't identical!
Blessings on your day!

gaelikaa said...

Beautiful post and what a contrast! Sometimes we just don't get exactly what we think we are going to get.

Found you on Saturday Sampling.

gaelikaa said...

I seem to have lost my comment. But I enjoyed your post a lot and the photos too.

Kristen said...

Sorry about the dog eating the book-but at least you've held onto those memories (and the pictures) to make you smile!

Mrs4444 said...

I love 'em both :) What a great story to go with them, too!

Emily said...

That was smart of your mother to attempt to recreate the picture! What wonderful memories.

Eternal Lizdom said...

What a wonderful story and pics!! Hilarious!