Monday, 15 December 2008

that's My World, my life and family.




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The Past (by Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Australian poet)
"let no one say the past is dead.
The past is all about us and within.
Haunted by tribal memories, I know
This little now,this accidental present
Is not all of me, whose long making
Is so much of the past.....


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35 comments:

Texas Travelers said...

Great photos of the past.
Terrific idea.

I like the words of the past also,
Troy and martha

Your EG Tour Guide said...

What a nice way to show your past!

Ruth said...

I enjoyed your quote and your slide show. What an interesting life and lovely family. My grandfather came to Canada from Amsterdam as an adult in the 1920s. The war did not affect the Canadian branch of the family as it did those who remained in Holland. I could not imagine life in a war camp.

auringonkukka :) said...

so beautiful photos!!

ewok1993 said...

What a precious way to chronicle your family and show us your gems. Thanks. I truly enjoyed this post.

Dirk said...

Heel leuke nostalgische foto's. Bedankt om deze te delen met ons, heel origineel

Sara G said...

Great Great photo's. Just love family photo's!!
Take care and thanks so much for sharing.

nonizamboni said...

Wil, this was the most beautiful few minutes I've spent in a long time--seeing all of the photos of your life. Precious children and grandchildren and in spite of all you've been through, it was heartwarming to see you and your sister's photo. Thank you sincerely for sharing.

imac said...

So nice to visit your past.

babooshka said...

Again you have shared a very personal world. Very moving words and images.

Arija said...

The photoessay of your life is very poignant. So very much between the lines! Thank you.

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful family you have and what a lovely way to share it! Thank you!

The Tile Lady said...

Oh, Wil, how wonderful! I sat here and enjoyed your slideshow so much, anxious to read each caption, and looking at the smiling faces of your amazing family! After all you have been through, you deserve each every joyful moment! Thank you so much for sharing this!

Marie

Brenda said...

Your slide show was full of lovely people. All of your children and grandchildren are precious. Just curious if the stone was a marker for your husband. I liked the shape of the stone.

ChrissyM said...

Very creative idea! Great way to showcase your past, love it!

Wren said...

Thank you for sharing such a warm and personal look at your world. I love your poetry snippet as well & will have to look for more aboriginal poetry.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Ah, this was fantastic. I really enjoyed your photos and it was a delight to see all the pictures of your past...
~Michele~

Stacey Huston said...

Perfect. thanks for sharing

kayleen said...

Nice slide show. A lovely journey through time.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

this was a very touching slide show of your family...i enjoyed it very much...thank you for taking the time to put this together.
have a good week.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Your family is just lovely! Thank you so much for sharing your history with us. I've been away for too long and just went thru your last few posts. I'm always lifted by your photographs.

Pretty Me!! said...

family is the real world .. i do not have pics of all my family members yet .. will compile and present it soon :)

ViennaDaily said...

A great tribute to your parents! And an important part, reason of existence. Have a nice week!

2sweetnsaxy said...

That was great. Isn't going over old photos fun?

fishing guy said...

Wil: I so loved the trip with you of your photo journey with your family. that was a personal look at your world that I so enjoyed.

A Blog In The Rough said...

wow, what nice photos and story of your family :)

Janice Thomson said...

A great idea Wil - how wonderful to see photos of the past. A lovely family with so many touching memories - beautifully done.

Life with Kaishon said...

This was so nice to watch. I can't imagine all you have been thru! Your family looks lovely. You are an inspiration! I am glad I met you!

Reader Wil said...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments! I am glad I met you all!

kikamz said...

awww.. so sweet! i love reminiscing.. reminds me of the good old days even if i'm not yet that old. lol! thanks a lot for the visit and the kind comment. hugs!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Beautiful poem reader wil, and such a message in it.

Dina said...

Oh Wil, this is so very touching!
You have done a wonderful job, both is creating this life story and in your long and full life itself.
And both are quite an inspiration.

jeannette stgermain said...

Wow, your whole life -so touching, I even started tearing up, thanks you for sharing!!! I can only be so grateful to have been born after the war was over.
It's probably "somewhere" in your blog, but may I ask why you immigrated (?) to Autralia? Originally I/we went to the US for me to study here. We are still here in the US, because 2 of our 3kids have married here and then came the grand-children...
jeannette

gleaner said...

Visiting from Weaver's place, this is so *very beautiful, the photos and the poem.

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear friend,
I loved your video slide...It's really touching and I need to confess that it makes me cry.
Thanks so much for sharing teaching us about love, always unconditional love and family.
God bless you
Léia