Time for Remembering

Today’s theme is ‘time’. Where did my mind go when I saw this topic? “I’ve got a million things to do and not enough time!!” I’m sure you can relate to that feeling. I thought of time as in years/decades/eons/generations. Then I thought of time as in clocks/watches and knew that that was today’s winner.


I thought of Granny BATES’ alarm clock she had sitting on her headboard for as long as I can remember. That thing was so LOUD!! If you ever slept with Granny when you spent the night with her you know what I mean. And goodness! You couldn’t twitch without her knowing about it! Sneaking out of bed? Nearly impossible if you were sleeping with Granny. She knew your every move. I’m still not sure how she did that.

Granny and mom.

Granny was always wearing a wristwatch too. I thought she had given me a wristwatch once but if she did it’s packed away probably with my genealogy stuff and photos.

This 5-generation photo is a concept of ‘time’ in itself.


Then I thought of this:

A photo of the chain that went with William RITER’s pocket watch. I don’t know what ever happened to the actual watch. William is my great-grandfather. He was Granny’s dad.

William Riter- Jessie BATES’ dad.


There are moments in time that matter more to us than other times. Here are some of my moments.

This is a clock my mom made me for “homemade Christmas” a couple of years ago. She used photos of my family on the clock face.

Moments in my life. The middle clock indicates the time of my birth. The clock on the left shows the time of my marriage. The clock on the left shows the time of my wedding. The top clock shows the time of my son’s birth. The clock on the right shows the time of my daughter’s birth. The clock on the bottom shows the approximate time that I learned of my son’s death.

These moments were life-giving and life-changing- each and every moment. I’d love to hear about your life-changing moments.

Until next time,
Lisa @ Days of Our Lives

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