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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting

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The camera captures happy days of cousins…

and in a fleeting moment one of them has passed…

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In a fleeting moment my Granddaughter has moved on to Middle School… after what seems like days that she started first grade…

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In a fleeting moment this awesome sky will dissipate… changing form as we watch…

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Captured in a fleeting moment… this awesome sweet face of a great-great- niece

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This fleeting moment of pure bliss as a great-nephew and his new bride leave the church after marrying yesterday…

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Granddaughter graduating… seems but, a fleeting moment .. that I was graduating…

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A fleeting moment of remembering home… or maybe an incident encountered that day while in Viet Nam…

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A fleeting moment of joy for a Big Sister holding the ultrasound of her new baby brother

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This fleeting moment caught on camera… getting tick tick out of dryer… with pacifier in mouth… so typical then… now 8 years old and playing football…

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This will soon be a fleeting moment… as I devour my favorite doughnut…

#FWF Free Write Friday: Time & Place Scenario

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Time & Place

You’re young. You are standing in front of a shop window watching something on the black and white television inside. A woman grabs your hand and runs down the street, pulling you along…

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Save Me Lassie!                      by: Marilyn Griffin

My nose was cold… but, I didn’t mind…

Mom had wrapped me up tight with a sweater… a coat… my fuzzy hat and my muff for my hands…

It was almost Christmas… and we were window shopping

We had visited Santa at his workshop at Sears… I had asked for a new baby doll… One that drank and wet…

Oh, if I could only get one… I would be the happiest little girl…

Shop after shop had “Christmas Specials”… and the sidewalks were very crowded…

The TVs always grabbed our attention as we passed in front of the display windows…

These wonderful machines that not only talked… but, showed pictures… just like a talking story book…

I was engrossed with the show on one of these TVs … Lassie… my favorite… Collie dog with that cute boy named Jeff…

His Mom… they called her Ellen and I just loved the Grandpa… I think they called him George every once in a while…. but, mainly Gramps…

Lassie was running to get Jeff… He had found someone in trouble…

I felt Mom take my hand… and pull very hard…

That was not like her… I looked up to see why she was wanting me to hurry so…

But, it wasn’t Mom… A strange lady had my hand and was pulling me hard down the sidewalk… almost into the street…

I look around… searching for my Mom… and could see her still standing at the window… probably engrossed as I was with the TV show…

I tried to jerk my hand… but, the lady kept pulling me further down the street… I finally got my senses… and began to holler, “Let me go!… What do you want?”…

The woman glanced down and a funny expression ran across her face…

“What?… Who?… are you?”, she is saying…

I’m Katherine… “I want my Mom”, I said… I think I was choking up a little… feeling a little frightened… and not understanding…

“Where is she?”, asked the lady…

“Back where you grabbed my hand… in front of the department store window”, I said… as I pointed back in that direction…

“Oh, my gosh!”, cried the lady… I believe she was as scared as me!…

“But, where is Nancy?”, she asked…

“Who’s Nancy?”, I asked…

“My little girl… She has a hat and muff just like yours!”…

“I was hurrying to catch the bus down the street before it left… which I’m sure it has by now”, explained the lady… who seemed to be quite nice… now that she was talking to me…

She grabbed my hand again… a bit gentler this time… and started running with me in tow back down the street to the department store front…

We saw my Mom standing there with a frightened look on her face and holding the hand of a little girl…

She almost looked like me with her furry hat and muff hanging around her neck…

We all burst into tears as we saw each other!…

Me and Mom hugging…

The lady and Nancy hugging…

So glad to be with our own Moms… and listening to the explanation of the lady who had grabbed my hand by mistake…

We were just so happy… and hysterically started laughing… as Lassie barked on the black and white TV set in the window of the store…

Evidently all were safe and sound… just like us…

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The “VISUAL” Gift…

“Gift”…

I’m definitely a visual person seeing would be a sense I would hate to live without…

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All senses are just as important… k4946237

but, to not be able to see the sun come up k10593746 … the green of the grass k3949787 … the blue of the sky with the white clouds k10158051 drifting by… would devastate me…

  

The smiles on facesk8525124 … the colors of our world k0347619 …

Maybe it’s because of the “art” in me…

Color has always played such an important part in my life… The blending… the hues… the brightness… the darks (cools)… the lights (warms) … the softnessk3697316

I paint k8413105… I sew k10148443 … I decorate… I  match clothes… I plant flowersk9497083 … I bakek11172031 … I choose colors in buying a car… furniture… decorative items…

It’s important to me!…

The beauty that  is front of us…

Even the most ugly of things… I can see the good and beauty of them…

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Be it an object or human

I’ve been said to have an “eye”  k4567453to put things together…

If I do… it is a blessing from God

I’ve had no training

I just seem to see things in a magical way k2562100 …

I’ve known of this talent since I was quite young …

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My coloring in books…

My drawings

The love of pencils… papers…textures… paints… crayons

Anything!… that could achieve some kind of visual stimulus  for others to view…

I feel so fortunate to have this wonderful gift… k10405869

It gives me pleasure…

It brings me happiness

It gives others something pleasing to look at…

It keeps my mind busy in thinking of new projects… ideas abound! …

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New things to make with my hands

This “visual” concept helped with my chosen… given… field of work that I did most of my life…

Using it to benefit the special kidsk0662770I worked with… and now my own Grandkids

I truly hope that I will pass this “visual” gift onto someone else…

and…

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“Don’t Just Be Anther Crayon in the Box”…

While walking in a toy store the day before today, I overheard a Crayon Box k2276015with many things to say.

“I don’t like red k1545034!” said Yellow k1545024… And Green k1544896said, “Nor do I! And no one here likes Orangek2411456 , But no one knows quite why.”

“We are a box of crayons k6684207 that really don’t get along,” … said Blue k1545029to all the others. “Something here is wrong!”

Well, I bought that box of crayons k2276015and took it home with me and laid out all the crayons k0463005 so the crayons could all see…

They watched me as I colored with Red k1545034and Blue k1545029and Green k1544896… And Black and White and Orange k2411456and every color in between

They watched as Green k1544896became the grass k3949787 and Blue k1545029became the sky k10158051 … The Yellow sun was shining bright on White clouds drifting… by.

Colors changing as they touched… becoming something new. ..They watched me as I colored …k0366961They watched till I was through…

And when I’d finally finished… I began to walk away… And as I did the Crayon box k6684207 had something more to say…

“I do like Red k1545034!” said the Yellow k1545024and Green k1544896said, “So do I!…  and Blue k1545029, you are terrific!…  So high up in the sky.”

We are a Box of Crayons k2276015… each of us unique, but when we get together the picture is complete…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: “MERGE”

My son and his wife “merged “

to bring together three wonderful children…

Weekly Photo Challenge: “Close”

Son and Family at beach…Close fun in the little one’s pool!

Jill… sleeping Close to her friend, Mr. Monkey…

Wickett…sleeping Close to his friend, Steeler Bear…

Weekly Photo Challenge: “Unfocused”

Memory…

I had to do some searching to find my “Unfocused” photos… But, being a Grandma… I couldn’t delete these of my Grandchildren painting one day at my house a few years ago… All pictures of them are precious!… So glad I saved these! …and one added note… “time does fly!”