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Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Thinking About My Nan.................





Is there something you do, eat or hear that reminds you of someone else either in a good way or a not so good way………………….

Whenever I eat Fruit Tingles I think of my nan she would often carry them with her, other things that make me think of nan are Rod Stewart songs as she loved Rod Stewart and running over those reflective things that divide the road because whenever she would run over them she would go “what is that noise” and she ran over them a lot………………Nan also love Chocolate Heart Ice Creams. 

My nan was a cleaner she cleaned a building in town along with a dental practice in the same building and from around the age of 13 or 14 I went with her to give her a hand and she would pay me a few dollars for helping her out it was how I earned my pocket money. Anyway when we would go into work of an afternoon we went two afternoons per week and on a Saturday morning as well, anyway she would buy us each an ice cream in the summer months she would have a chocolate coated heart ice cream and I would have a Gaytime and I still love Gaytimes…………….in winter she would buy me some hot chips instead. I went in with nan till I after I had Kathy-Lee and they were great times I enjoyed those afternoons with my nan………………..

I would also spend some of the school holidays at nan & pop and had my own room at their place and that was where I went if mum was in hospital. Mum has told me that nan & pop use to worry that I was bored their but I have no memory of being bored ever, I use to read every day back then and would spend hours either in my room reading or sitting out the front in the sun reading. Just the thought of those days gives me a good feeling; there was never any doubt at least in my mind that I was nan’s favourite  and my sister Sandra was pop’s favourite…………..

I can remember walking up to nans house of an afternoon to go to work and entering her house some days to the smell of hot chips cooking if she was making hot chips for pops tea she would do extra for me and wrap them in foil for me to eat on the trip into town, which took about 20 minutes. Even now all these years later hot chips wrapped in foil make me think of my nan……………..

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  1. What great memories. Made me think about my grandmother.

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    1. It is good when we have great memories of our grandparents.

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  2. Lovely photo of you and your nan, and what a beautiful tribute to her. I'm sure she would be thrilled if she could read that. I only hope that my grandchildren will have such happy memories of spending time with me. Great post, Jo=Anne!

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    1. Thank you.........I also hope my grandchildren have such great memories of me.......

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  3. Ahhh, what beautiful memories, Jo-Anne. Thank you for sharing. Made me think of my terrific grandparents this morning.

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    1. You're welcome, isn't it great when we have terrific grandparents

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  4. Dearest Jo-Anne,
    Beautiful memories and gorgeous picture of you with her♡♡♡
    I wish I had lived with mine more closer and had more time with her when little(^^;)
    Lots of love and hugs from sis-city in Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. Thank you I know I am lucky to have had such a great relationship with my nan

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  5. Great pic, Jo-Anne! I have a good memory of my great-grandmother, who lived to be 96. There is a certain brand of white bread in Baltimore known as Arnold. The smell of that bread fresh out of the package takes me back many years. In fact, you've inspired me so much with your post, I may have to write one about her. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you, isn't it wonderful when things remind us of those we have been so close too.......I would love to read a post about you and your great grandmother

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  6. what a great memory and whenever i see these red cinnamon candy I think of the little old lady who use to sit in the back pew of church she always had this candy in her purse and would give them to kids who sat quietly

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    1. Isn't it amazing how things remind us of of things....

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  7. What wonderful, warm memories! You two look great together. :)

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  8. What a heart warming post. It brought back memories of both my mom and my grandma. This really made me smile. I certainly needed that today. :-)

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  9. so lovely, you really do paint a great picture with your words Jo-Anne

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    1. Thank you I just let my fingers dance over the keyboard

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  10. Beautiful post. I think of my nan when I see violets and eat lolly snakes.
    She would never eat the heads

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    1. Thank you my nan loved Chrismas bush and when I see it around I will think of nan and Christmas spent at her place

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  11. Let's see. Sushi makes me think of my dad. We used to always eat it together when I was little. Lentils make me think of my mom. She made the best.

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    1. I think of dad when I see anything to do with trains

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  12. Chocolote and vanilla wafers...my own nan.
    :-)
    Thanks for the memories.

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