Time-Traveling Tuesday

24 Aug

“Maybe you can’t go back in time, but memories and photos can take you back there for a little while.”

Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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This morning, I went upstairs to my library/office to look for a large mailing envelope and a book. I promised my granddaughter that I would send her a unicorn bandana. One for her and one for her sister. As not to waste all that postage on just two bandanas, I decided to mail one of the many children’s books that I’ve collected over the years… even before I had grandchildren.

While looking for just the right book to send, I ran across several boxes of old photos. Oh no! I opened each box and reminisced and smiled at old friends, family from years ago, previous homes, sunsets, and old art projects. Then, I ran across a photo that really made me smile and I wanted to share.

The Reynolds triplets were only 5 years old when I first moved to McKinney. These adorable kids lived Nextdoor to me until I moved away ten years later. I remember this day like it was yesterday. It was a hot August day and I wanted to bake them a back to school cake in the shape of a school bus. I think it may have been their birthday, too, or at least close to it. The cake was pretty ugly, but fortunately my baking skills improved over those ten years. And, my little baking buddy on the right, came over to visit regularly to make brownies. Occasionally, the boys would join us for a tea party or to watch a dvd video “The Dinosaurs”. (“Not the Mamma.”)
Now, these little ones are all grown and finishing up college. Their older sister is married with an adorable baby of her own. We still keep in touch via Facebook, and I attended their high school graduation party and older sister’s wedding. They will always be my little buddies. (I borrowed and edited this photo from their mom’s Facebook page.)

The time sure does fly by, but as long as I have these photos and fond memories, I can TIME TRAVEL anytime I want to. LOVE YOU GUYS!

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