Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Remember When: Nana

This is my mother. She always dressed nicely and looked much younger than her age. She loved to cook, garden and watch her "soaps." She also loved her family.

Mom had two older grandkids but they lived in Colorado so being here in Arizona for the day-by-day events of our daughter's childhood was special. Mom loved being "Nana" and taking Jessica shopping, making her special treats, and singing songs.

I can still remember learning "Jesus Loves Me" from my mother and then listening as she also taught Jessica. Those are the special memories that tend to get lost over time. It's our job to write them down and to ask others to do the same.

Memoir Prompts:

What did you enjoy most at recess?

What is your favorite type of television show?

Did you have glasses or some other thing that other kids picked on you for?

What superstitions were you taught? Do you still follow them?

Are you allergic to any foods?

What is your favorite color?

Did you ever receive an Easter pet? Bunny or chick.


  1. What a looker! I know this image is precious to your daughter as it is to you! Thank you for sharing your mom and daughter ... and perhaps provoke our own memories!

    1. It's funny how when you start writing more and more memories come. I hadn't thought about that song in a long time.

  2. What a beautiful photo. Hope you keep that framed somewhere. Your mom is lovely and the dress Jessica is wearing is so pretty.We are unable to go back in time, but at least we have our memories to carry with us into the future. (and writing sure helps us remember!)

    1. Thank you Susanne. Writing and memories just have to go together.


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