Thursday, July 13, 2017

Throw Back Thursday

I thought I would take you back to July 2012. My friend Mrs T at Across My Kitchen Table has been sharing some posts from the past and I decided I would just steal her idea. Thanks Mrs T.

In July 2015 we took a family vacation to Tybee Island, Ga. It used to be called Savannah Beach when my husband was growing up in Savannah or simply The Beach.  We spent many happy times there with our children when they were growing up, thanks to the generosity  of my Marvin's sis, Mina, and bro in law, Raymond. The Smiths were very generous to share their beach house with us.  But for this trip we rented a house at The Sanctuary and we had a wonderful time.

Kendall, Landon and Margaret enjoyed the sand.

Landon, Margaret and baby Baylor with his back to us.

Margaret, my niece, Gabby and Kendall. We had a nice family dinner at Carey Hilliard's restaurant one of our favorite places to eat in Savannah.

Believe it or not, all these big guys are Gabby's first cousins. I love the look on Gabby's face. Our sons, Charles and Ben are on the left. Douglas Grimm is standing by Gabby, Will Grimm behind him and finally nephew Benjamin Smith at the right.  Our Ben and Benjamin are the same age and are very good friends.

Me and two of my sister in laws, Barbara and Monique Grimm.

On that trip, we picked up a few things that had belonged to Mama G. They came home with us to be enjoyed for more generations.

We gave Mama G this Polar Bear cookie jar years ago. She was a big cookie baker, especially at Christmas. He sits out on our bookshelf upstairs all year long now.

Mama G's best friend, Viola, made these for her as a Christmas gift and I always thought they were so cute. Mama G kept her Christmas cards in the sleigh. I fill it with Christmas ornaments and put it out in the upstairs bath during the holidays.

Hope you enjoyed taking a trip back in time.


Anonymous said...

I enjoyed the family photos and memories and the sweet sentimental items that you still use today.

Sandy said...

I did enjoy the memories. My have the grandkids HAVE grown. I love the things from Mama G. The sleigh is adorable.

Mrs.T said...

What a wonderful post, Arlene! So many memories!

The idea for "archive posts" is not original with me, but I am glad you used it. This was so enjoyable to read.

Anonymous said...

The grands look so little! And you look the same - forever young!