The theme from Tara for The Gallery this week is Into the Archives.
Just before I left the UK my Aunt gave me a wonderful set of old photos of her (my fathers) side of the family.
In a moment of ‘what if something happens to them’ my husband packed them in a suitcase at the last minute, so I am lucky enough to have them with me here in the US.
I have such wonderful memories of my paternal grandparents.
Their beautiful house.
The monkey puzzle trees in their garden.
The pine tree that you could sit inside.
My grandmother driving far too fast; taking me ice skating after school; buying us cakes for tea.
Dinner always being late.
The smell of my grandfathers pipe.
The night a bat got into the house, and no one believed me.
My grandmothers fabulous meringues.
Stories… my grandmothers wonderful stories of her childhood, such a different time.
These memories are precious.
These moments are to be treasured.