I was very lucky to know all four of my grandparents for a significant part of my childhood...and my Nan for a lot longer than that.
Each of them knew how to make my brother and I feel special. I shall always be thankful for the knowledge they passed on to me and for the memories I recall and hold dear.
“Sharing tales of those we've lost is how we keep from really losing them.”
On a past post, I wrote about some antique postcards I had been collecting, which featured names as their design. My collection has grown a little more since then, but more importantly, I have finally found all four of my grandparents Christian names...
Today, I have been putting the special collection of six postcards into a frame. I used photo corners (so as not to damage the cards) and stuck them onto an old cottage print in a c1930's wooden frame. All of my grandparents loved their gardens, so it seems fitting to surround the arrangement with flowers.
I have placed it on display in my granddaughter's bedroom...
Permanently on view, it will be a reminder to me of how important a grandmother can be and to make every moment we spend together, count...
A chance for a relationship with the next generation.
The rest of the cards, I have put into a small album bought for me by my friend Debbie.