Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sunday Serenity...Family

Family by annbumbly

Our beloved Mimi, my husband's mom, our kids' grandma and my truly wonderful mom-in-law died a little over three years ago. Her home was sold shortly thereafter. Imagine our surprise when the gentleman who bought her home wrote us that three boxes full of family photos and memories had been found! I've no idea how we missed them, but miss them we did! He kindly mailed everything out to us.
Inside those boxes we found many photos we'd already seen, every card that had ever been given to her, and a few wonderful surprises. Above was one of those surprises. It's one of the only photos we have of Mimi as a young girl - and what a treat that her mom and dad and great grandfather are in the photo as well! (As far as Gladys and Otto that are on the left of the photo...have no idea who they are.)

Such a treat to find
Unexpected glimpses of
Our families' past


expect family treasures to pop up!


And a happy happy birthday to you, brother Billyum! Tho it was yesterday, the loves and hugs flowing your way are just a big today! 


Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

How nice of the new owners to send that treasure to you! Priceless.

Mental P Mama said...

Love this!! Grace looks feisty...big surprise;) It's been three years????

Daryl said...

and the best part? Names! We found some amazing old family photos when we packed up my parents condo .. sadly there's no one from that generation left to tell us whose who!

missing moments said...

What a wonderful surprise! I love it when people surprise us with the thoughtfulness. What a treasure!

NCmountainwoman said...

What a treasure indeed. I'm glad you have them.

Hilary said...

Wow.. what a treasure. The new owner is a treasure, too.. for caring and following through. I bet Santa will reward their kindness.

Life with Kaishon said...

I just LOVE that he sent the box to you. How special is that? Perfect!