Memories Of Fall

maroonleaf

Daily Prompt:  Leaf

I have always loved this time of year.  The leaves begin to change to the beautiful colors of autumn.  Earth tones are my favorite.  I decorate with them.  I wear them.  I don’t think there is anything richer than those earth tones of fall.

I can remember sitting in my family room watching the different colored leaves float to the ground.  The golds, rusts, maroons, purples, and greens.  What a beautiful blanket they made on my lawn.

I have fond memories of raking leaves with my kids just so they could jump into the pile and start all over again.   I was always ready for fall after the hot summer.  It was like a breath of fresh air to me.  The only complaint I have about fall is that it ends into winter. Brrr!  I am not a fan of the cold weather.

Several years ago we moved down south to coastal North Carolina.  Where we are there isn’t much fall foliage. That is the only thing I miss.   Pennsylvania has some awesome color this time of year. For me to see anything like it I would have to go to the western part of North Carolina.  I choose not to travel out there so I will just have to be happy with looking at the pictures online.

I have been going through all of the school papers I kept from when my kids were in school.  I found one project from my son.  It is a beautiful maroon leaf that is pressed between two pieces of plastic.  It made me smile.  I loved all of those little handmade projects my kids made for gifts for me.

My youngest is 34 years old now.  It’s time I let these things go.  I have asked them if they want them back, but they just look at me like I am crazy.   Apparently, I don’t have a sentimental one in the bunch.   They have all commented that they can’t believe I moved down here with all of it.  Let’s just see how they are with their children’s handmade gifts.

It’s true, holding onto things is really silly.  Memories are not kept in things, but in our hearts.

Wanda

About cookiesandmoo

I am a Catholic widow, mother, grandmother, friend and according to my kids just a little bit crazy. My faith is paramount in my life. Spending time with my family, especially my four grandchildren is one of my most treasured blessings. I love Redskins football, Phillies baseball, NASCAR, quilting, genealogy and I am a bibliophile and struggling blogger.
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3 Responses to Memories Of Fall

  1. ghostmmnc says:

    I know I’ve saved so much stuff of my kids school work, and hand crafts. I scrapbook most of it, except I’m way behind on doing that. It’s here if they ever want it someday. Fall is my favorite time of the year, too! 🙂

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  2. Gail says:

    I have two grown sons and in our basement is box after box of their school papers, school projects, etc. They aren’t the least sentimental. I know I need to go through the boxes and get rid of a lot of it. My husband says to just keep a few favorites. I am such a sentimental messie!!

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  3. Gail says:

    I have two grown sons and in our basement is box after box of their school papers, school projects, etc. My sons aren’t the least sentimental. I know I need to go through the boxes and get rid of a lot of it. My husband says to just keep a few favorites. Easier said than done! I am such a sentimental being and I keep way too much “stuff.”

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