Photographs and Memories

New Melbourne Point
New Melbourne Point

Back in late January, I accompanied my husband Paul on a work trip to Old Perlican. This Newfoundland community is where my children attended elementary school and is very close to the tiny outport where they grew up. My son was born in the cottage hospital there during a January blizzard.

On the way home from the work trip, I snapped a picture of New Melbourne Point, shown above.

This view brings back a torrent of vivid memories. It’s so familiar and dear to me because my parents lived there for many years, also while my children were small. Their house, which Dad built when they moved from the city, is hidden behind the trees in the center of the photo. It is now someone’s summer home.

Once a week, this scene came into view as I drove up the shore to visit Mom and Dad, and whenever I shopped – or worked – in Mom’s little store in New Melbourne, Carrie’s Grocery and Confectionery.

โค My babies, way back when โค

No matter how many years go by,
I still miss those treasured visits.
Happy Heavenly Mother’s Day, Mom.
– Has it really been seven years?

Sending Mother’s Day wishes out to all the lovely moms today!

22 thoughts on “Photographs and Memories

    1. Thank so much, Jan! I enjoyed your Mother’s Day post today. I understand your not wanting to leave the Napa Valley. Loved the part about the “gravitational pull” of grandchildren in the future. ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. Thank you, Jill. ๐Ÿ™‚ It is definitely a favourite of mine, and loved by my children too. My grandmother Kelland knitted the sweaters. If you look closely, you can see my daughter’s fingers where she has them around her brother’s waist.

      Just finished Jacqui Murray’s latest book today, and your Father for Bella is next. โค


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