Sunday, 5 February 2012

Sunday Storytelling - She Met Her Man

I've been reading Sian's Storytelling Sunday for a while now, and thinking that I should join in. This time I've been prompted to join in by a sad event - my Granny passed away just over a week ago. Today we're going to be battling our way through snowy East England to get to her funeral tomorrow morning. And because one of the reasons I'm thankful that I discovered scrapbooking is that it encouraged me to collect my grandparents stories, I thought I'd share one of them with you today, in her memory:































Granny told me this story a few years ago, when I'd just started scrapbooking, and I thought it was so sweet that she used to gaze dreamily at my Grandad through the canteen window before they met. I'll always remember the look on her face when she told me about it - I could see that she could remember it clearly and was treasuring the memory. I'm glad I've made a page about it so that I, and future generations, can treasure the memory too.

Bye Granny. I'll miss you.
x

25 comments:

Louise said...

a lovely story Jennifer. Travel safe will be thinking of you xx

Jane said...

so sorry for you loss, what a sweet story.

Miriam said...

Gorgeous page & story Jennifer. Thanks for sharing it here. Hope you journey and day are safe and filled with good and happy memories of your granny.

alexa said...

Such a lovely and poignant memory, Jennifer, and a sweet tribute to a lady you clearly loved. Hoping you'll have safe journeying ...

Chipper said...

I am so sorry about your Granny's passing. This is a lovely story and will stay with you forever. Stay safe during your drive on icy roads.

Peachy Stream said...

Ahh so sorry to hear of your sad news :( This page is such a lovely tribute and I love the papers and embellies, they match the photo so beautifully x

debs14 said...

Sometimes we forget that they were young once too, what a lovely romantic story and a beautiful page. One to treasure.

Wanda said...

Your page and this post prove that it is at times of loss that memories, especially those that have been preserved and celebrated on scrapbook pages, become most precious. I wish you many comforting memories during this sad time.

Alison said...

So sorry to hear about your Granny Jennifer, but what a lovely tribute to her....be safe while travelling!
Alison xx

K said...

Lovely photo, lovely page & yes, a lovely story :-)

heart.hearth.home. said...

Such a sweet memory to have of your Gran. It is good you have been able to document stories about her that you will treasure forever.
Please accept my condolences and have a safe journey on our snowy roads.

Linda said...

What a lovely memory of your Gran. Hope you get to the funeral Ok and everything goes as well as it can. I love your page!

Sian said...

Jennifer, this is such a lovely layout and story and photo. I hope you have a safe journey today and I'll be thinking about you and your tomorrow. Many thanks for taking the time to join in today, it's a privilege to be part of such a loving tribute

Mel said...

What a cute vintage layout!

Jo said...

Sorry to hear about your granny, a really love story though

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

What a lovely story to share with us. Safe journey xx

Sandra said...

A beautiful layout and a beautiful tribute to her. I'm sorry for your loss, drive safely tomorrow

Amy said...

I am very sorry for your loss. You have made a beautiful page in tribute, travel safely.

Helen said...

What a sad time for you - and what a fitting story to remember her by. It's a great image - her gazing at him through the window :)

Maria Ontiveros said...

I'm sorry for your loss, but am glad to read your story today.
Hugs,
Rinda

Lisa-Jane said...

Sweet story and a wonderful layout. I hope the funeral went as well as it could have.

Scattychick said...

I am so sorry for your loss ((hugs)) It is lovely that you have this and I am sure many other wonderful memories to remember her by

Lea said...

What a beatuiful layout and story!!! I love the doily and the ligthpost!

Missus Wookie said...

Oh so sorry for your family's loss - hope it all went well. Wonderful page and memory, glad you got the stories written down.

Jimjams said...

Perfect
How wonderful that you've collected some of your Granny's stories face to face.

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