Wednesday, April 18, 2007

April column

Mothballs In My Attic
April can be a very rainy month, which can result in taking shelter, carrying an umbrella and stepping in a puddle or two. As the saying goes, in all life a little rain must fall. Let’s take the high road and be thankful for the little droplets that sustain our body, enliven plants and replenish all with a multitude of advantages.
Remember your childhood umbrella and pulling your hood atop your head and holding it there so the wind didn’t blow it off. Remember your lower legs and the feeling of your rubber boots rubbing back and forth with each step you took. Remember the first time you took your mother’s rain bonnet that was in a gold packet from her beauty salon and you opened it up and spread out the accordion folds. Remember the feeling of rainy days. Let the mothballs refresh your memory; enter your attic and open your trunk and see what comes forward with a step back to a day in April.......
Fill in the blanks with just one word, and see how the memories flood back. Take your time, this is not to be rushed but rather enjoyed. Remember all the feelings and visual sensations, and see where your mind travels.

My favorite rainy day card game was _________________________________.
The clothesline was located ______________________________,
My friend,________________________, had the best tree to climb.

Save your pennies for a rainy day

????? Remember something you saved pennies for ?????

Excerpts from Mothballs In My Attic, a new fun nostalgia book.
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Lor said...
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Lor said...

I am a Speech Therapist at a nursing home and came across someone with a MIMA book. I fell in love with it and just ordered a copy. If you have any suggestions on how to make a MIMA scrapbook or any other group activities, please let me know. Thanks!

Mothballs In My Attic said...

Hi Lor,
I am replying to a long overdue comment you left for Mothballs In My Attic. It seems my blog switched over to a new format and I lost some info. Thanks for all your kind words. I often let people know that for scrapbooking it would be great to use each chapter title and then fill in with pictures, feelings, newspaper clippings. i know a lot of times, actual family photo's are not available but a copy of lets say a loved pet from a dog book would serve to remind of their pet, with the name of the pet under the photo. It's the visual that is impt, not so much actual. Thanks so much and email me again if you have any other questions. I have added a Chapter 1 possibility page that helps expand on each chapter. I was going to start this in 2008 but have posted Chapter One for now. Thanks again