Sunday, January 16, 2011
three / 52
Does a certain smell trigger memories for you? It does me. Original scent Palmolive reminds me of my Grandpa. He used to do the dishes all the time. He was particular about having an empty sink. If someone placed a dirty bowl or glass in the sink, he'd happily wash it. He always kept busy tinkering around in the garage or yard. He liked to keep busy and doing the dishes was one of those things.
Both of my Grandparents have passed on now. My Grandpa died in the spring of 1995, just before my daughter was born. I was hoping that he'd make it until her birth in August. But his heart failed him. He did visit her, in my dreams after she was born, however. I truly believe he was with us for the first few months of her life (or it could have been my crazy hormones getting the best of me). I'm sure he still is "here" I just don't notice as much now.
So now, when I tackle the most dreadful chore, I ponder two of the most wonderful Grandparents I could have had.
photographed & blogged by Jen at 12:35 PM