9.17.2009

A Very Special Album -{ Vintage Thingies Thursday}


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Today I wan to share with you something that is not only vintage, but also very special to me. This album is a treasure. There is simply no lesser word that could describe it. It was given to me by my Nana for Christmas a few years ago and I treasure it dearly. She wrote the lovely note (by hand) inside the front cover. The rest of the inscriptions throughout the book are written in the hand of my Great Grandmother, Nana Griggs. I had the privilege of getting to know my great grandparents quite well. They were around and a part of my life for a very long time and I feel very blessed by that. Nana Griggs is someone whom I think about often. I miss both her and Grandpa Griggs from time to time. It makes me sad that they never got to meet The Hubbums, and he them. I can promise that he wouldn't have quite known what to do with those two! LOL! They were a kick! Always picking on someone - but of course always in love and fun! They were just wonderful people. I remember so many details about them and their home, which is odd because I don't have a great memory. For some reason they had a HUGE impact on my life. When Nana Coutu gave me this album tears streamed down my face. Nana Griggs had taken the time to document my childhood. She had an entire album devoted to JUST ME! That's pretty neat! I love this thing!

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And inside:

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That's me!

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That's Nana and Grandpa Griggs, me, my Mom and Dad, and my aunt Heidi

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Me and Mommy! Isn't she just the cutest thing ever?!

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Me, Mommy, and a puppy. As you can see...I have apparently loved dogs all my life! LOL!

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This is one of my favorites! Me and Daddy!


I know all of the scrapbookers are out there cringing at those magnetic album pages and yes....I am working on that. But I am just thrilled to have these wonderful photos complete with Nana Griggs' thoughts beneath each one!

Have you been blessed with a treasure from a family member? Share it! Leave a comment! They keep me from throwing stuff at people.

40 comments:

  1. O wow... what a great gift from your grandma. The journalling is just priceless and hopefully gives a glimpse into her personality. I'm sure you'll transform it into an album that is more archival and yet still holds true to the original feel of the album. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. That is a great gift from your grandma. The older you get, you will appreciate it more and more and time passes

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  3. Well, she even wrote a poem as the inscription! How sweet is that?! You're so lucky to have known your great grandmother too. Grandparents are such special people, aren't they? They love us in that special way that cannot be matched. What a precious keepsake!
    Happy VTT!
    Carol

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  4. I think you should keep the scrapbook as is, because it is more meaningful that way. You can always scan the photos and use the scans for creative scrapbooking if you want to.

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  5. Oh that is wonderful! How very special!!

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  6. This is so precious! The fact that it's all in her handwriting and she put it together just for you makes it all the more special. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. oh those are fantastic!!! I love that you have these.

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  8. Your Nana loves you, you can tell from her inscriptions. :) I love old photos; these are a great gift from her!

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  9. What a treasure!! Thank you for sharing this with us!What an awesome gift for a grandparent to leave that is one of the reasons I scrapbook as well.
    And a big CONGRATS on your win at Sketchy Thursday!!! You did an awesome job on your layout!
    hugs
    Brenda

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  10. What a nice album! I love the writings on the bottom of the photos, tee hee. You all were a cute fam for sure!!

    Jamie :)

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  11. What a nice album! I love the writings on the bottom of the photos, tee hee. You all were a cute fam for sure!!

    Jamie :)

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  12. What a nice album! I love the writings on the bottom of the photos, tee hee. You all were a cute fam for sure!!

    Jamie :)

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  13. How special you are to have this book. Makes you feel truly loved, doesn't it?
    Thanks for sharing!
    Living it up at Lakewood,
    Cindy

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  14. That is a treasure! And she took the time to write a poem too. How nice! Very special memories and it's so nice that you appreciate it!!! BTW, what kind of car is that behind you and your Dad?

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  15. Such a wonderful treasure! Thanks for sharing!
    Cheers!

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  16. So wonderful! I love the story about your close bond and the wonderful scrapbook your Nana made.

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  17. What a wonderful gift....and I am so happy to read how much it means to you...so often people don't realize what a precious gift the handwritten notes and pictures from our loved ones means. In this day of e-mails and text messages the handwritten note is becoming obsolete....what a wonderful treasure your grandmother gave you.

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  18. This is so nice! The little socks are so cute.

    (visiting from content thursday @ momdot)

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  19. What a special gift from your Nana to remember your great grandparents by and how very much they loved you! Keepsake forever for sure!

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  20. What a treasured gift!! Such a wonderful thing to have!!

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  21. What a treasure! I can appreciate anything that others have taken the time to make--there's so much love in that!

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  22. What a beautiful, heartwarming post. More people need to do what your Nana did for you. A treasure for you and can be handed down to another generation. Very, very nice. Thanks for stopping by my place. I love comments.

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  23. So precious! What a lovely sweet thing your nana did. Such a wonderful treasure. =D

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  24. What a precious gift. That poem had me choking up...so sweet. I could only wish to have something like that, your grandma must have thought you hung the moon!!!

    I loved my grandparents the same way you describe...and miss them so very much. Your post today was very heartwarming.

    Have a great VTT and a wonderful weekend.

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  25. What a precious treasure. So glad that it was passed down and not thrown out! Too many treasures are being sent to the dump because so many people just don't care. Thanks for sharing.

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  26. This is so special. How amazing it is and how loved :)

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  27. What a totally wonderfully awesome gift that is. I love how much you were loved! What a priceless treasure - I think I'm jealous. I was the sixth kid, so the pictures of me aren't exactly overflowing! ha ha Thanks for sharing that ~ ♥

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  28. Oh... I can see why you love that so much. It's your life and it's absolutely adorable.

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  29. what a delightful post, i loved reading it!..you certainly have a treasure there, what a precious keepsake :)

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  30. What a treasure! That album is priceless -- not just the pictures, but the captions and writings of your grandmother. Truly precious.
    Cass

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  31. why am i sitting here crying looking at your pictures? oh ya interferon. rofl Im such a sucker. these are sooooo sweeeeet. I just love this stuffff. THIS IS WHY I SCRAPBOOOOOK!!!!

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  32. What a great sentiment to have and be able to pass on. You are lucky to have known your great grandparents. Although I didn't know mine, my sons were able to know their great grandmother (my nona). I feel so lucky that they were both old enough to remember her and actually know her. She too was quite a character and her name is mentioned quite often in our family so as to keep the memories alive. Thanks for sharing something so special!

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  33. OMG - What a treasure!What a keepsake! Something to be passed from generation to generation! You are so blessed to have such wonderful memories of your childhood!

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  34. Oh how sweet! The little poem she wrote made me teary. What a wonderful book to treasure and pass on to your children.

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  35. What a wonderful memento of your childhood from someone you love. Awesome.

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  36. Wow - how neat! So precious and what a definite treasure to have! Thanks for sharing it with us. Happy VTT!

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  37. What a treasure!! I love to look at pictures - doesn't matter if I know the people or not - the stories that they tell!! Makes me want to look at some of our old albums!! that's what I'll do during fall break in two weeks since our trip is off, I can immerse myself in the photos I've been promising myself!!

    You are so inspiring!! Mahalo for sharing!!

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  38. Looking at old pictures of your family and friends - - - laughing about the joys shared - - - what fun!!!

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