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Monday, August 2, 2010

"Remembering Monday"

Hello,

Today I will not be doing a "Makes Me Happy Monday" post instead I have called it "Remembering Monday". Today is the 30th Anniversary of my Brother Ian's passing. Ian passed away as a result of a car accident. Ian was in is early 20's. This penguin which belonged to Ian as a child now resides in my sewing room. All my children used to play with Penguin when they were having there bath. I remember my sister Chris being home a few years back and she looked in amongst all that is in the sewing room and said"There is Ian's Penguin." Penguin has been a part of our family unlike my brother Ian. My children never got to meet him. Happy memories today and always.

Bev C.

11 comments:

Terriaw said...

what a wonderful piece to have as a reminder of your brother. And how nice that it was so treasured by your family.

teresa said...

I love your post today and I think it's wonderful you have your brothers penguin to remind you of him. Best wishes to you xx

Christine M said...

Thank you for sharing your story with us. Hugs, Christine

Janet said...

What a wonderful way to remember your brother and share him with your family. Good memories bring great comfort. Hugs

Dolores said...

What a lovely way to remember your brother.

Pauline said...

What a lovely reminder of Ian. I'm glad the penguin has been such a comfort and has helped keep Ian alive to your family. Wonder if Peter's sunflowers will last as long! I'm sure with the green fingers in your family the seeds will be saved to produce over and over. Lovely post, Bev.

Tarnyia said...

WOw Bev 30 years that is such a long time... I lost one of my brother 9yrs ago and the other 2 yrs ago... I do hope that I still hold them both dearly and clear in my mind at their 30th mark as you do... so precious to have such a lovely little penguin close to you and your family xxxx

Simone de Klerk said...

How special penguin must be to you! It always touches me,how something 'so simple' can be such a big treasure! Thank you for sharing this, Bev!

Jenny said...

What a lovely post Bev, and such a sweet penguin, a family treasure I am sure...xo

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Bev...what a lovely momento for your dear Brother...always being there with you. A lovely reminder...Dzintra♥x

Khris said...

Ohhh that post tugged at my heart and brought a tear to my eye...big hugs to you Bev..Khris