Monday, January 23, 2012

yesteryear.

last year my great uncle passed away...
he was like a grandfather to me and it was extremely sad.


but this is not a post of sadness...
it is a post of remembering times gone by and being thankful for the memories left behind...
imagining what life may have been like had you been born 20, 40, 60, 80, even 100 years earlier...
wondering what you would have done and who you would have been without the internet and iphones...
reminding you to be grateful for all you have in the here and now.


i spent the past saturday with my parents at my great uncles house (about 1.5 hours drive away)...
its like a trip back in time there...
the house almost museum like...

my parents have slowly been going through the house and its getting close to empty now but there are still so many small fixtures within the house that inspire you to think back to years gone by...
the toilet for example is seperate from the house and you have to go outside to get to it...
the oven sits in a space that leads up to a chimney, having once requiring fire for cooking...
to look at the house itself you can imagine it back in its hey-day - a day long passed.
 
 it's hard to imagine that in another 100 years or so everything that is so new to me now will be old and antique to someone else...
and the memories that i'm making will be mostly forgetten...
trinkets and belongings left behind for others to guess the story behind.

:)
xx

3 comments:

inHERshoes said...

i love this post and the photos. you are right, remembering good things about loved ones that passed is not always a bad thing, it can be a good thing. memories are good, they are always there to remind us of something, whether something we can laugh at, cry or learn from.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

aw, what a sweet way to showcase someone you miss so much. His house looks really cool and definitely like an antique store. Looks like he lead a very cozy, content existence.

I can't imagine life before ALL that we have today, which is so sad.I bet there was lot of beauty in simplicity.

Megan said...

despite going there as a result of your uncle's passing last yr, this is truly a great way of remembering him and his possessions!

i have no idea how old he was, but what fascinates me about their generation is how many historic and big events they lived through! rise and fall of the soviet, WWII, etc etc...it is crazy. and i look at our generation and know that in many decades the next generation will say the same about us.

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