Monday, July 19, 2010


This morning as I was pruning away and dead-heading flowers, I could hear the little girl next door playing and squealing (in that way that only children can) and I was taken back to yesterday.  Well, it felt like yesterday cause it really doesn't seem like 20+ years ago that my children were making the same sounds of laughter, chatter and amusement in this same yard that I was standing in. 
Isn't it interesting how the brain plays tricks on us and is it fair for it to do that to an old sentimental fool like me?  What started out as a regular chore turned out to be a short trip down memory lane.  I suppose when you stop and think about it, having something to fondly remember is better than forgetting all about it.  So thank you to my still actively-functional-brain for taking me back briefly to yesterday as I worked in my garden today.


Emmy said...

I'm sure you have plenty of wonderful memories :) I think its wonderful that you have all these pleasant thoughts to remember!

Lynn said...

I think it is wonderful that your brain brings back these delightful memories from when your kids were small, running and laughing, playing in this very same yard...wait until you have grandchildren who come and fill it with their laughter...!!!!

Bea said...

I think it's wonderful when that little "file guy" in our brains finds something like that wonderful memory and he proudly trots it out for you to see/hear/smell and experience again. It's when he does it when you are engaged in something that really required your FULL BRAIN working that it's not really helpful. :)Bea

Stampmaiden said...

Emmy, I think I'm pretty fortunate to have great memories too!
Lynn, only time will tell! LOL!
Bea, "file guy?" LOL! I like it!