Friday, April 10, 2009

~** Special Post **~

 I know I have some people who read my blog and don't blog themselves. I am thankful for anyone who reads. Well, today is a special post for me. Today I wanted to post about someone who is very special to me. That would be my Aunt Helen. She will be celebrating her 50th Anniversary tomorrow. It doesn't seem like she and my Uncle Lewis are even old enough to be married that long. Most of my favorite childhood memories were spent at their house. My Aunt Helen still looks the same as when I was a child and I can't remember her ever being mad and she always always smiles.

When I think about them I remember always eating Frosted Flakes out of a tupperware bowl, but when you were done you had to put your bowl in the sink. My Uncle Lewis I gave the nick name Grape Ape when I was younger. He just reminded me of Grape Ape that big purple ape in the cartoons. My Uncle Lewis always had lemon heads in a candy dish. I used to love his candy and sometimes I got caught sneaking a piece. :) I could share so many funny stories but I would be posting all day but two are very familiar in my mind. Once when I was over visiting my cousin Sonny told me that if you talked during a thunder storm lighting would strike your teeth. Just one way to get me to shut up because I was and still am a talker. It worked. :) Once I wrote a love letter while I was over their house to my cousin's friend. I think his first or last name was Ward. He came to visit and I couldn't find my note. I remember being so devastated because he would never know how I felt. Oh did I mention he was probably 18 and I was probably around 10. Oh and one last memory when we were younger we always exchanged gifts with them on Christmas. I don't remember any of the gifts I ever got but one! Thanks Helen for my first training bra. Another devastating moment but great memory. Their home was my second home growing up and you can't erase good memories.

So here is a big HAPPY 50th ANNIVERSARY to two of my favorite people! I love you and wish you 50 more years of joy, laughter, and happiness!

Thanks to modern technology someone emailed me this picture for my post. This is my Aunt and Uncle when they went on a cruise to Alaska. Hmmm my hair is all gray and look at my Aunt Helen's she still has her dark hair!

Donna

8 comments:

CozyCoops Corner said...

What a nice post Donna! How great to have such a wonderful Aunt and Uncle! Thanks for sharing those memories with us. Have a wonderful Easter weekend Donna!
Janae

Carmen C. said...

Hi Donna~ what a nice post, I remember grape ape! Thats funny to read about the letter to the older boy, but I know you must have been devastated at the time, LOL, and yes, it would take someone very special to buy a training bra:)Hope you and your family have a nice Easter!

This Country Girl said...

That is such a sweet post, Donna! I can tell just by looking at their picture that they're great people....they look so happy...love those smiles! It's great to have such vivid memories of good times etched in your mind! I hope they have a fantastic 50th anniversary!

Blessings and Happy Easter to you and your family!
Tammy

Mamaoftwins said...

Ah, what a sweet post about two people that mean so much to you. And to be married 50 years!!!!! OH MY WORD! How awesome is that! Not many people can even say that now adays. Too many people bail out of marriage without even trying.

The grape ape comments made me laugh. I remember grape ape!

Have a great Easter. :)

country gal said...

Hi, Ms. Donna,

What great memories!!!!! Your Aunt Helen sounds like my mom's Aunt Lois before she died. I wish them a happy anniversary!!!!!!!

Love, Joy =D

Happily Ever After said...

Hi Donna,

What a sweet and kind post. This is a testament of the life you have shared with an aunt and uncle. Aren't memories wonderful to share with others. Thank you for sharing.

Happy Easter.

Blessings,
Gigi

Susannah said...

Aunts and Uncles are the best! Yours look like they are still in love. Happy 50th Anniversary to them!

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

Hello,
I found your blog through surfing, began reading about your move and kept reading until this one made my heart overflow. I have a very special auntie and uncle that I am connected to in much the same way you are with yours. My "Unk" nicknamed me Blondie when I was a little girl running across the path that joined our families home. I guess the tv show Blondie was on during that time, I was too young to know this stuff then but the name stuck.
I am so tickled that you have such precious memories of your loved ones. I wish them many many more.
Thank you for sharing!
Always blessed,
Blondie