Wednesday, August 17, 2011

back in the day and a little advice

Another not so wordless Wednesday...
Backdrop - Grandparent's house
from left to right - Dad, Sister, Mom, Brother, ME
Note - velcro high top Reeboks (also had them in royal blue!), stirrup pants with long rockin' print shirt, multiple watches (Swatch Watch anyone?!); and check out my Mom's stockings (it was Christmas you know) and DUCK SHOES - it must have been raining.  I love it!

My parents were younger than I am now in this pic.  Amazing.

I'm feeling a little nostalgic and emotional today.  Having almost lost my Dad last year to cancer, and having experienced the death of his step-mother, mother and most recently, his father (all to cancer) - all within the past 2 just makes me really take a look and realize how fast time goes by, how quickly it can change, and how precious it is.

Don't waste time on crap that doesn't matter.
Use the fine china.
Wear your best perfume.
Buy flowers for no reason at all.
Tell those important to you how much you love them.

because in the end, whenever that may be, someone is going to be going through your attic, cleaning out your belongings...and you want them to know "wow, they had a good life"


  1. So very true my friend!

    You brought back memories by the Swatch Watch. Lol I remember I just have to have one.

  2. Oh yes, stirrup pants and Reeboks! haha! (I had black and royal blue and my BFF had hot pink and yellow, so we would share shoes). Love the pic... and love this post! :)

  3. It was fun seeing your old picture! And I needed your post today. I've been wasting much to much time on stuff that just doesn't matter. :)

  4. I'm always amazed at how young my parents where when I look at pictures.

    By the time they were my age they had 3 kids under the age of 5. I seriously don't know how they did it.

  5. Ooo I used to have pants with stirrups. OY.

    Beautiful message behind this post Kim!

  6. I just left a comment with your sister saying I loved your ensemble in this pic!



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