The Photo Gallery 149: Into the Archives

Young TAra

How much of your childhood do you remember?
I remember the roses in my nan’s garden pictured here. Picking them to make scented water with her. Lining the path which led to the bottom of her huge garden.
I remember at the end of the path we used to pitch a tent – the old style tents with a single pole at the entrance, where we would throw a blanket and eat a picnic lunch.
Just in front of me there was a grassy bank leading down from the back of the house, where we would roll down the hill, our arms glued to our sides and giggle and giggle and giggle.
I remember this dress and the matching necklace I made to wear with it out of plaited wool.
I remember all of this because of this photo and others like it.
So is that how my children will remember their early years? A series of photographs telling their story?
If that’s the case then it’s time to start snapping some more!

This post is for week 149 of The Photo Gallery: Into the Archives.
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18 Responses to The Photo Gallery 149: Into the Archives

  1. Suzanne says:

    This looks like a very familiar snapshot Tara! Lovely to look back and reminisce over wonderful memories, the simple pleasures of life (minus the iphone screen!). Thanks for hosting 🙂
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  2. saveeverystep says:

    You're just teasing me with this nostalgia theme this week (!) so I've taken a different route…I'm sure we've all seen enough pics of my childhood by now!
    If your theme can help ANYONE realise the importance of preserving their childrens' memories, then it's a winner by me. Maybe my day job at SaveEveryStep can even help them to find a way to do it.

    My recent post Into the School Archives

  3. spicers1976 says:

    A picture of my past was put in front of me recently, great timing for this week's theme
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  4. Lovely photo! You look a lot like Mia. I know a lot if my memories are helped by photos too. Kids these days will be able to remember so much more as we take far more photos than our parents did 🙂

  5. Notmyyearoff says:

    Wow there's so much of your little girl in you…or so much of you in your little girl 🙂
    My recent post Dearest Toddler – 2 Years and 7 Months

  6. MrsTeePot says:

    What lovely memories. I remember through photos too. I think its really important to take lots of photos to make sure you can remember life.
    My recent post Into the archives

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  8. LauraCYMFT says:

    Your son looks so like you I think. Lovely memories. I have such fond memories of my Gran's house and her rose bushes too!
    My recent post Into The Archives #TheGallery

  9. Get you, you little fashionista, love the fact that you made a matching necklace! You are right photos are so important to prompt our memories, we should take more
    My recent post The Gallery – Into the Archives

  10. i love it how an old photo brings back soo many memories. great pic xx
    My recent post an oldie…of an oldie

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  12. Herding Cats says:

    What lovely post. Lovely picture.
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  13. bluebirdsunshine says:

    So much resemblance to Mia, more than just how you look but how you're sitting too! Love this week's theme, thanks for encouraging us to dig into the archives.

  14. What a lovely photo, with such happy memories. It sounds a lot like my childhood and visits to my grandparents.

  15. Sarahleaf08x says:

    Aww, lovely photo!
    I linked up I'm new to this linky. 🙂 xx
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  16. I remember plaiting wool to make bracelets! Sometimes we made the bracelets by finger knitting. Your smile is still the same! 🙂 A lovely photo!
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  17. Jaime Oliver says:

    What really lovely memories that picture brings to you, i need to delve more into my mums stash! x
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  18. Caroljs says:

    Doesn't your daughter look like you! Lovely picture
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