Sunday Post – Sentimental Value

Dinner Table - the Gang (2)Family Dinner

We live in a different world now. Families live where they can best find jobs or where they enjoy the lifestyle. For many years, Florida has been known as the retirement state. Young people have been hesitant to move to a place where they would be earning less or missing out youth oriented activities. Recently,that has begun to change.

For years, my grandkids have been scattered in different states. Their parents, understandably so, have wanted to spend holidays at home in order to create their own traditions and memories. To compensate for the lack of their companionship during the Christmas holidays, I started a tradition of placing a small Christmas tree on my front porch with ornaments representing each of the grandchildren. My hope was for them to, one day, decorate the tree themselves. This year four of my eight grandkids, who live within driving distance from me, decorated the grandchildren’s tree. It was a festive day and evening for all as you can see by the smiles on their faces. These are of great sentimental value to me.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Grandkids Tree w-Al - Perfection web signed

sunday-post-logo-2013-180-x-138[1] - CopyJake’s Challenge this week is – Sentimental Value – the personal value of an object, place or pet derived from the personal memories associated with it. To participate go here:

16 thoughts on “Sunday Post – Sentimental Value

  1. Pingback: sunday post: sentimental value | my sweetpainteddreams

  2. Pingback: Sunday Post: Sentimental Value…Easter Craft for Kids | Positive Parental Participation

  3. What a wonderful tradition you began years ago…and I’m so happy for you that now you have several grandchildren who live within driving distance. We are on the same page as to what is important…the special people in our lives! Beautiful post.:)


    • Thanks, Jake. I’m glad it fit in with the challenge. I appreciate the kind words about them.
      I’m still floating from getting my post in on time. I really wanted to do that and I finally accomplished it. Let’s hope I can do it again.
      Toodles …


Don't be Shy .. Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

TedBook's DAILY PICS...

Something that caught the lens of the Photographic Staff

tea & paper

mindfulness and simplicity

The blog of Kelvin M. Knight

Reading and listening; daydreaming and writing

Zoolon Hub

The Home of ‘All Things’ Zoolon

fabricating fiction

Louise Jensen - Writer -

When Women Inspire

Spotlighting inspirational women and ways you can make a positive impact too

Graffiti Lux and Murals

Luxuriating in Ephemeral Art

bushboys world

Photos of my world and other stuff I hope you will enjoy too. Photos taken with Canon PowershotSX60HS Photos can be purchased.

Summoning Magic: A Gypsy's Tale

Life, Love, Adventure & Magic

Sauce Box

Never get lost in the Sauce


Art Inspiring Magic


-Lauren Rhodes-

Jellico's Stationhouse

Come on in and sit a while...

(Almost) Unsalvageable

househusband, bucketlister, storyteller

Russ Towne's A Grateful Man

To remind you about the goodness and greatness within yourself and others.

Wolff Poetry | Poetry, Tools & Resources for Self-Publishing Writers

Wolff Poetry offers poetry, and tips that make writing & self-publishing easier. Linda J. Wolff mentors young writers.

The Italian Guest

Food, Life&Travelling

The Storyteller's Abode

Enter a world of make believe!

The Bumble Files

The truth is in here


Random thoughts and images, some serious, some humorous, some pointless

Word Shamble

Ambling through life, shuffling words

Neil MacDonald Author

A writer's journey


Words and Pictures from The Isle of Wight

The English Professor at Large

Posts about old Hollywood, current concerns

Travels and Trifles

Expressing Thought Through Photography

Photography Journal Blog

The ramblings of a photographer who is trying to improve


Random meaningful words on a page


Thoughts, Words, Expression, Articles.

Beyond the Sphere

By Tom Merriman

Greetings from Niceville!

We're all mad here

Colder by the Lake

A Writer by the Water

Light Words

Better Living Through Beauty, Wisdom and Whimsey

Adjustments to Normal

By: Gracie K. Harold

Adrian Evans Photography

Sunsets, Landscape, Seascape, Architecture, Vintage, Religious themes and Long Exposure #adrianevans


"There is nothing to writing. All you have to do is sit down at a typewriter - and bleed." Ernest Hemingway

Smitten with the Mitten

Margie's Journey North

Chris' Journaling Journey

Finding myself through soul-deep journaling


Life is what we choose to live from choices we made over the chances we take.

Simply Me

a simple blog with a simple wish

Indira's Blog

Poems, Haiku, Paintings & Photographs

Revealing the Absolute

Where Seeking Ends and Learning Begins

Uncle Spike's Adventures

Opinion, photography & travel blogging from a small rural farm in Türkiye

The Step Back

Accepted wisdom is an oxymoron. Challenge your assumptions.

Photography by Nic

and Sometimes Other Art

%d bloggers like this: