Monday, December 19, 2011

51/52 - Christmas memories

What is Christmas?
It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present,
hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow
with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path
may lead to peace.

~ Agnes M. Pahro

Christmas Memories Diptych

(The majolica platter and plates belonged to my late mother-in- law, and the framed photo shows
 my late father-in- law at age 3. The little shoes were his too.)

It was out of tenderness for the past that I was inspired to capture these images,
and remember
Grandparents and parents who have passed on.
I'm reminded of them of when I hear certain songs, read a handwritten recipe or look at
ornaments they owned that are now ours.
It is said that all hearts come home at Christmas.

8 kind words:

likeschocolate said...

Merry Christmas! Wishing you and your family all the best this holiday season.

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

you captured Christmas beautifully Gail. Both in writing and these awesome images! Thank you, for this post.


Terri said...


Sharon said...

This is so touching and beautiful. The quote was perfect. Merry Christmas!

Love Letters To China said...

Such beauty....

I'm always looking forward to your next post Gail. Don't ever stop! :-)

I agree our loved ones that are no longer with us are definitely closer during this time of year.


Sharon Ankerich said...

SO beautiful Gail! Love the memories old sentimental things bring back. So wonderful to capture in a photo! The bokeh is gorgeous!!! XOXO

Jill Samter Photography said...


Merry CHristmas Gail xoxo

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

Beautiful!! What neat memories!

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