Thursday, 12 November 2009

Bench of the Week On an Australian Bench

 
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We were for a visit in Queensland, Australia in 2000. This is my Dutch grandson, who was eight-years old at the time. This photo is taken by
my Dutch daughter.

Two years before, my, then pregnant, Australian daughter and I sat on that same bench, while my husband took the photo, not knowing that a year later he would pass away.



 
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RuneE of Visual Norway
began this informal meme on "Bench of the Week". Please visit his site for other participants. PERBS has a whole site dedicated to benches called "For the Love of Benches", which is going on for two years and every day she posts a new bench.

25 comments:

Pacey said...

The boy on the bench is a simple but so magical sight...I will have my bench tomorrow. :) Groetjes en fijne hele week.

Patty said...

Memories and photos are two great things to have in your life.

Anya said...

Leuke foto van uw kleinzoon en een mooie foto van U met een niet zo'n leuke herinnering :(
Toch geweldig dat U deze foto publiceerd !!!!
Herinneringen zijn ook wel eens mooi ......
knuffel van ons
Kareltje =^.^=
Anya :)

Cezar and Léia said...

What a beautiful story and adorable pictures!Your grandson is so cute !
This bench has a lovely energy no doubts!
Thanks for so nice post!
Léia

Vicki Lane said...

A stout bench, they'd call it here in the North Carolina mountains. A good thing, with the weight of so many memories.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice photos of the three of you. Nice memories now.

The Weaver of Grass said...

It is good that we cannot see into the future, reader wil, isn't it. I am sure that bench now holds such a lot of memories for you.

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

A bench on top of a rock - very neat.

Miss_Yves said...

Des souvenirs émouvants...
Quand j'aurai le temps, j'exposerai ma collection de bancs .
Merci de votre visite.

Denise said...

A wonderful and touching post Reader Wil. Your photos are lovely. The older I get I realize our memories are our most treasured gift. Thank you so much for stopping by.

Marja said...

A what a gorgeous little boy. Sorry to hear about your husband Good that you have some nice memories

Queenmothermamaw said...

Dear Reader It is true that we never know what will happen. Memories are so, so important and photographs make it even better. I am the memory keeper in my family.
QMM

Lorac said...

Such a sad/happy story. Two good photos!

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Great bench. This is my favorite so far. But I really love the story.

Elisabeth said...

To me these images are about life and death. The image of your grandson, followed by that of you and your pregnant daughter, the second taken by your now dead husband are so evocative of the passage of time and life.

They blend into memories and how wonderful that they were taken ere in Australia and your displaying them from there in Holland.

For me especially, it links my own life Australia with that of my parents, especially my now dead father with that of Holland.
Thank you.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

I'm sorry to hear of the sentiment adhered to the story of this bench.

It's rock solid as it looks though.

Hope the memory doesn't hurt as much as it used to.

I visited your daughter's blog today. :)

RuneE said...

The Australians use what they have, and they have made a fine piece of work here.

I sense a certain sadness in the post, but that is perhaps as it should be. After all, future remembrance is one of the most important reasons we have for taking photos.

Etje said...

Foto's en herinneringen de twee mooiste dingen in het leven vind ik

Arkansas Patti said...

I guess it is good we do not know the future. I am sorry for the sadness connected to that wonderful bench.
The first picture however could well make a fine painting.

Barbara Martin said...

It looks like a great location to stop and rest awhile. Very nice photos of your family, Wil.

Etje said...

Het is hier dan wel nat en grijs maar probeer er toch maar een leuke dag van te maken

Kay said...

I'm so sorry for your pain, Wil. I guess we never know what life holds for us. I worry about what will happen but I realize it can't be helped.

Crafty Green Poet said...

It's nice that you have your own personal connection with this bench...

Quilt Works said...

Perfect shots! Great memories!
The boy photo is something one would love to paint - simple and sweet!


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Dina said...

Such nice folks on the solid bench.
Wil, will you show us a picture of your late husband someday . . .?
He must have been very special, as you are.