Getting back in the groove

First off, I want to thank all of you guys who left me sweet and kind thoughts through the passing of my grandmother. The funeral wasn’t quite as hard as I thought it would be, mainly because it was lighthearted like my grandmother and more a celebration of her life. Just up until a week before her passing, she was playing cards with her buddies and going bingo-ing, so she knew how to break loose and have a good time her way before she passed and isn’t that what we all want when we leave this earth? I’m glad she left in a dignified way and her quality of life didn’t take a turn for the worse before she died.

I wanted to share with you a doll I found in her things that I played with as a kid. It’s crazy, but I hadn’t seen this doll in 25+ years. It was stowed away in her cedar chest. Isn’t it weird when you have a connection with something, forget about it, and then rediscover it again? It is such a cool feeling! I tried to photo process it in Photoshop a retro way. I think I achieved it, but there’s a lot to learn. I’m always fascinated how people have an eye for giving old vintage looks to photos.

my doll

I went through a lot of her things in her trailer. She actually had moved there 7-8 months ago, so when she moved, she purged a LOT of things, which was good. It wasn’t as weird going through her trailer, cause I had more of an attachment to the house she lived in for 30+ years. I did keep some neat things that my mom is shipping out to me. I’m not one of those crystal/china people. I’d rather have things that have more a sentimental value or appealed to me as a child. To me, it’s not really about expensive material things.

Anyway, hope you had a great weekend and have a great week!

Until next time Swellions!



  1. says

    I’ve just re-read your posts about your Grandmother and your love just shines through them all. She was as lucky to have such a wonderful grand daughter as you are to have had so many wonderful years with her.

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