Friday, November 11, 2011

An 11.11.11 Thank You

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This shell will always have a special place on our bookshelves.
It's a memento from my Dad's Basic Training days at Parris Island.

He wrote the date on the shell. I can see him walking the shoreline of Port Royal Sound and finding this treasure as he contemplated his next steps into WWII.

I've been wanting to preserve the shell as a journal sketch for the longest time. I can't think of a better day... a more special day than today... to honor it forever :)

12 comments:

  1. A simple and beautiful reminder of your father, as a young man, contemplating his future and the future of his family. Thanks for sharing this special token with us in your lovely drawing today.

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  2. Thank you, Rhonda! It feels so good to finally have sketched this treasure :)

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  3. Beautiful, Pam...I'm so glad I looked at it larger. Wonderfully lively! Is your dad still with you? I know he'd love seeing this, in any case.

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  4. What a perfect post for today. Beautifully drawn. The remembrance carried into present day is lovely.

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  5. Thanks, Kate! Sadly both my folks are gone. But they were with me today :)


    Thank you, Rucca!

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  6. This is a beautiful page and remembrance.

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  7. ...wow, Pam! 11-11-11 is the perfect day to memorialize it. Such a beautiful page too. It's just perfect...I can tell it has special meaning to you.

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  8. Thanks, Kelly Glad my sentiments ring out :)

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  9. Beautiful and so touching. That shell is a real treasure.

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