Thursday, March 10, 2011


We have a child's oak rocker in our living room. When my 19 month old granddaughter was visiting she liked sitting in this chair. While I was watching her I was reminded of another little girl that used to sit in that chair and rock. Then I thought about the grandmother that bought the chair. I never imagined how my mom must have felt over 30 years ago.....she was a new grandma purchasing a little rocking chair for her first grandchild. I am pretty sure of the emotions she must have felt as I have bought two little oak rocking chairs for my grandchildren. I was so very excited both times. Perhaps I will ask my mom how she felt. She is 80 now and I love the way she loves her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Happy memories all around!! One of my mom's favorite sayings is "what goes around, comes around." I am finding this to be true as I get older.


  1. This reminded me of the rocker that sits in my parents' living room. I know there is a picture of me sitting in it as a very small child--the first to use it, I think. There are also pictures of my sons and daughter and nieces and nephews in it too. Lovely memories!

  2. I liked the way you linked it all up down through the generations. I have my grandmother's chair that she had as a child. It's so nice to see my grandchildren sitting there. What stories they could tell!

  3. So sweet! I love that you gave "what goes around comes around" a nice meaning. I've only heard people say it in the context of someone getting what's coming to them. I love this way of seeing it -- all that love goes around and comes around!