Wednesday, July 9, 2008

the memory post

My amazing girl posted the following meme on her blog earlier today and since I absolutely love it when you darling readers post comments on my blog, I am totally copying her.

As she said in her post, after reading about all of the memories of Craig Decker, I agreed with her that it would feel so much better if we'd all shared those memories with him, while he was still alive.

So here is your opportunity to share your memories with me! And it will be my opportunity to share my memories with you! And remember, I don't often use exclamation marks!

1. As a comment on my blog, leave a memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you know me a little or a lot, anything you remember! If we're blogging friends, write about a post that is most memorable.

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. If you leave a memory about me, I'll respond back to you in my comment box.

3. Remember, if you can't say something nice, don't say nothin' at all.

9 comments:

Lisa B. said...

Shall never forget how we laughed and laughed after lights out at girls camp, and then how Amelia shushed us so sternly, and how it made us laugh ever more maniacally. What good times we had at girls camp!

Jessie said...

I really liked the time you came to visit up at USU, where we went to the mall and had our picture "drawn" by a photo booth, and then did the Panda Express thing with all my friends, including Cory (though we weren't dating at the time). I loved that you would just come hang out with us every now and then--I definitely had the cool mom of the group.

I also really loved all the notes I used to find on my bed for me that you wrote me as a little girl. Most of them I even took the time to trace over all the words with my favorite (of the time) color marker, just because I liked reading them so much. I'm pretty sure I still have them all. I always felt so loved, and appreciated.

gilian said...

lisa b,
I thought of the good camp times too. I remembered the laughter and the shushing and still chuckle when I think about it. Another of my favorite memories of you at camp was watching you sing with the girls, in particular a camp song I'd never heard in all of my girls camps and all of my girl scout camps. I think the words were something about the beauty of the place we were in, but that the most important things were the people we would always remember and the song had a place in the lyrics to sing the name of one of the girls, and we sang it over and over until we had included everyone. You were a great camp director, especially the effort you put in to keep the required camp theme and crafts from the usual overwhelming level.

My other favorite memory of you is the early morning walks we took together, in sunshine or dark of winter, in dry, windy, rainy, snowy, or perfect morning light when we became friends as we logged the steps together. Now that I work full time, I marvel that you could rise so early, get kids and husband off to school and still get yourself off to school. You are an amazing woman, friend.

gilian said...

I loved the USU visits especially that first year when your roommates had such great products in the shower. That is the thing I learned when you were in college--the joy of girliness! That wouldn't have happened with your 2nd year roommates--they only used the medicated products, not so girly and so sad really...

Some of my favorite memories of you are the ways you handled your brothers. You were always a sweet girl and you had a way of getting them to be nice to you--likely because you were nice to them. Marianne told me she would never forget the day she saw you playing in the sandpile with the boys and one of them popped you over the head with a toy. She said if that had been one of her girls, the popper would have gotten slammed by the poppee. But you just looked at the brother, stood up and walked back into the house--not to tattle, just to come in with the girls. I hope you didn't have to walk away from incidents like that too often...

janet said...

I have something nice to say!! Hello there! It's been a while. But I have lots of good memories of your and your warm smile. Before I read Lisa's comments, I was going to write about how much you two loved to laugh! and how I remember being tired at girls camp while you were still giggling! Thinking about those times now, I realize that you never really do grow up! And how important it is to keep close with girlfriends even when you have grandchildren of your own! You are such a great example of someone who has ALWAYS been young at heart. It's been fun to get a quick glimpse into your life. You have beautiful grandchildren and such awesome kids!

gilian said...

One of the memories I have of you is that you babysat my kids. The first babysitter from your house was Lori, and after time, it was Christy, and then Debbie. At some point, your sisters were always all busy, so when I called looking for a babysitter, your mom said, "Well Janet can babysit, but she doesn't really like to." I needed a sitter desperately, so I talked your mom into sending you over. I think you were 10 at the time and Stu was 8. Hm. A ten-year-old who didn't like to babysit, watching an 8-,6-,3-, and 1-year-old... but you were great. I think you played with them and Jake was too little to cause much damage, so everything was okay. And you were beautiful then too!

Amelia said...

How beautiful is the green earth,
The stars and heavens above
But what would the whole world be worth,if we didn't have Gillian to love to love, if we didn't have Gillian to love!

I am camp director this weekend and we did this very thing, so I knew just what you were talking about. I loved that year's girls camp. There was some crazy song about becoming a swan as well. you are such a fun mom, I remember this too!

gilian said...

Oh Amelia--

Thank you for those words--the song and your memories. That camp was so fun and funny. It woke me up from the seriousness that can be life and reminded me how important it is to laugh. And from reading your blog, I can tell that you, too, are a fun mom. And I'm certain you were a great camp director.

I remember caroling with your family at Christmas. I remember thinking that you were such a strong, capable, beautiful long-bodied-long-legged-long-armed girl. I remember talking with you when your parents separated, both of us sad and confused, but trying to understand. And I remember how radiant you looked at your wedding reception, so much in love. I am so glad I know you.

Deacons Mommy said...

I have lots of memories but mostly I love what a good friend you are to my mom. I remember when you were her visiting teacher and you gtwo hit it right off, it was a great example to me of how important it is to always cherish your girlfriends.