Omi and the trip down memory lane

22 Oct

Every time Omi comes for a visit we usually take a few trips down memory lane.

It’s been three years since my grandfather Opi passed away and she recently confessed to me that the more time passes the more difficult it is for her to accept that he is gone. After all they were married for 66 years. They were always arguing and Opi was constantly teasing her but after so many years they were still holding hands while walking on the street and if that is not love in old age, I don’t know what is.

Last Sunday while I visited her for the last time with the kids (she flew home this morning) my mom gathered a few family albums from when we were still kids.

My father, a passionate hobby photographer, took beautiful pictures while we were growing up. Here are a few:

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me and my first dog Josef, 1981

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siblings

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My mom getting acquainted with the new member of the family

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still shocked after my first hospital visit (I was running in the hallway while holding a glass and I fell and the glass broke and cut my wrist)

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mesmerized by the snow

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fashion in the 80s: no comment

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my mom, always a child

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one of our few pets

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always in character

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I never understood the sock and sandal combination

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nope, no talent there

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neither there..

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we used to go on long walks up the mountain with Josef on Sundays, always tried to get out of it, never succeeded

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true love

Until next time

love,

tatu

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14 Responses to “Omi and the trip down memory lane”

  1. Anonymous October 22, 2013 at 10:53 am #

    ❤ reading these! just signed up, although ill get first account when over for a cuppa. xx

  2. expatsincebirth October 22, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

    Oh, I wish I had so many pictures of me … thanks for the little trip on your memory lane 😉

    • wonderlandbytatu October 22, 2013 at 5:10 pm #

      You are more than welcome! Yes, I am very lucky. The pictures my father took while we were growing up, mean a lot to me. xxx

      • expatsincebirth October 23, 2013 at 10:13 pm #

        I can imagine what these pictures mean to you. Did you ever consider making a book out of those pictures? I’m collecting all the pictures my parents ever made – unfortunately some were lost and some damaged after a move – but the rest of them are still in good condition (but dias, so the colors are starting to fade…). I’ll scan them and see what I can do 😉

  3. ramblingsfromamum October 22, 2013 at 12:36 pm #

    Oh my lord look at you absolutely stunning – not that you aren’t now, that last photo T is is beautiful and you made my heart go awww especially knowing your first pups name was Josef – the same as my Pop. xxx

    • wonderlandbytatu October 22, 2013 at 5:12 pm #

      this is my favorite photo as well. We were big Heidi fans back then so Josef was the ONLY name we ever thought of 😉 xxx

    • wonderlandbytatu October 22, 2013 at 5:14 pm #

      and thank you SO much for the kindest words you always seem to have for me! thank you for being my MM

  4. memyselfandkids.com October 22, 2013 at 1:57 pm #

    Cute pics!
    66 years – wow!
    Hope you enjoyed the visit.

    • wonderlandbytatu October 22, 2013 at 5:17 pm #

      Thank you Larry.
      Yes, a lifetime.
      I usually have mixed feelings when I see Omi. Happy and lucky that I still have her in my life, sad that she lives so far away, nostalgic about the old days, worried about the fact that this might be the last time I see her. You know?

      • memyselfandkids.com October 22, 2013 at 8:13 pm #

        I understand completely.
        I do hope you have many more years with her. Enjoy them.

  5. nothingbythebook October 23, 2013 at 4:07 am #

    I really, really loved this post. xoxo

  6. elpida October 23, 2013 at 10:21 am #

    i love the pictures!!!!!! So nice and many memories!!

  7. Raj November 5, 2013 at 9:34 am #

    Cute memories and a long lasting relatioship

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