Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Question Of The Day


I suppose I could choose my camera but I'm not going to. Because no matter how much I love it, it can be replaced. What can't be replaced is a sweater that used to belong to my dad that he offered me a few years before he died. I'm so happy I accepted it. And even happier that I've kept it over the years.

It has a zipper in front and it's thick and warm and perfect for those brutally cold winter days when you need something to cozy up with while you sip a warm cup of tea. Not only does it remind me of the greatest father anyone could have ever had, but every time I put it on and wrap it around me, I feel like I'm being hugged by him.

Your turn!

34 comments:

  1. Probably my photo albums. Would not be able to replace all those old photos if something happened to them.

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    1. Oh yes, photos! Those old images that came from film. Have you thought about scanning them and saving them that way? I'm thinking of doing it at some point. It's just that it's such a BIG job... But what I have done - at least - is put all my negatives in a fire proof safe.

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  2. this is a hard question for me for some reason. I will go with my laptop and my cell phone! I am lost without them!

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    1. It is a very hard question. I just thought of something off the top of my head.

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  3. Hmm. I don't have one specific thing. I suppose the few things I have from my childhood since I don't have much at all.

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    1. That's a good choice. I'm not even sure I have anything from my childhood!

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  4. One of my most cherished items would have to be my wedding ring. I gave it to Ron many years ago for Christmas. Seven years ago we got married and he gave me this ring he wore for years as I gave him a ring I made and wore since the 70's.

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  5. That is a wonderful item to have and love. And well-told, as well.

    For me, honestly right now, my health. It is my most cherish item that I own.

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    1. I would say my husband but I don't actually own him. Though I do write my name on all of his underware tags.

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  6. Funny you should mention sweater. My Mom knit many siwash sweaters(sweaters we used for curling.. I', not sure if the term siwash was used in Ont. One year (1964) Mom knit each if her four sons a sweater. I've kept mine and it's one of the things I cherish.

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    1. That is a great story! Indeed a very cherished item.

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  7. I have two books called, "Memories of My Life". One was written by my nana and the other by my mom. You know the ones that have questions that you answer? Both are no longer living and my two favourite women.

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    1. Yes, I know those books! That is wonderful that you have them.

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  8. Oh this is a tough one, Martha. Journals, baby items, a welding beanie that my father used to wear, a cheque my father wrote to me for groceries I bought for he and my mom when he was close to the end but I never cashed and just carried around in my wallet... - Jenn

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    1. Wow, Jenn! All of these are very unique and special. I'd find it hard to choose, too. I'm sure if given more time, I'd come up with more things. I wrote about my dad's sweater because the fall is coming and I know I'll be using it when the weather gets cold. Made me think of him.

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  9. The ring my mom gave me before she died, knowing she was terminally ill. It's the only thing I've never taken off.
    I'm glad you have your dad's sweater. Virtual hugs to you, Martha.

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    1. Aw, Robyn, that is really precious. I'm so glad you have something so lovely to remember your mom by. Hugs to you, too!

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  10. So sweet with your dad's sweater. I am sure you have wonderful memories of him when you wear it. I think mine would be pictures from the kids growing up days. Always fun to look at tgem and remember fun times.

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    1. You are right, Betty. I do remember a lot of wonderful moments when I wear that sweater. And photos are priceless! I look back at old images of my kids and they bring me a lot of joy.

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  11. Don't really have one. If I lost something or it was broken, destroyed etc, then the list would be countless. My jewellery cannot be replaced or fixed, my books, my personal stuff that I've had for years, the list is endless in my case.

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    1. That is quite a long list, for sure. It's hard to choose. We all have things that are important to us.

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  12. Besides my family and friends, I have china my Grandmother gave to me. I loved it when I was a little girl and I only use it on special occasions.

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    1. That is nice! I bet it brings back memories for you.

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  13. I dont really have a cherrished item. I throw everything away. ha. But I do cherish a few things my daughter made for me growing up and my wedding ring of course.
    Lisa

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    1. Things that our kids make for us are very special.

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  14. I don't really have one that really stands out. Some can say wedding ring, but just like all material things it can be replaced. Not that I want to replace it. But I remember hearing a story about a guy who lost his finger because he was in some accident and he refused to have them cut off his wedding ring.

    If I have a choice between a finger and a piece of metal, I'm sticking with my finger.

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  15. Cherished items because I can't choose an item singular: ticket stubs from seeing Paul McCartney, t-shirts autographed by Steve Alford, gifts from my children, a postcard my daughter sent from Italy and another one from England. Mostly I cherish memories, stored in my head as if photographed with the perfect camera.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Ah, the stored memories! The absolute best. Got a few of those, too :)

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  16. Gosh, that is really a hard question that would require me to think long and hard. I don't tend to get attached to hardly any material object because I have lost my belongings a couple of times in my life and realized I could go on without them. I might say that I would hate to lose my engagement ring. Next Sunday is our 45th anniversary and that ring has been on my hand a very long time. I would miss it if it wasn't there.

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    1. Wow, 45 years! That is wonderful. I can certainly see why that ring is so special!

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