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This thread is in reply to a blog post by Sharon entitled "Another day to remember, Mother's Day 2012".
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fiwit
May 13, 2012 1:18 PM CST
I love your stories, no matter the topic, but the memories with the little guy just really touch my heart. He is SO blessed/lucky to have you for his nana, as you are blessed to have him in your life and heart. Lovey dubby Lovey dubby



Can you tell me more about seed balls? I don't think I've ever heard of them before.
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Sharon
May 13, 2012 1:49 PM CST
Somewhere, Mary, I wrote about them.
Let me look for a link and I'll be back. Thanks!!
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Sharon
May 13, 2012 1:51 PM CST
Heh. I have to google to find my own articles. Ethan would think that fine and dandy.

OK, here's the one I was looking for:

http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/1627/

Might help, maybe. *Blush*
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fiwit
May 13, 2012 1:55 PM CST
thanks!
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Horseshoe
May 13, 2012 2:01 PM CST
I think ya'll are making more than seed balls, Sharon. Those are Memory Balls. Or Seed Memories. All in all, pretty cool makin's, eh!?

Shoe

Happy Mother's Day to All Mothers~!
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Sharon
May 13, 2012 2:16 PM CST
Hi Shoe, yeah, that's it. Memory Balls. Thanks. Big Grin

And yes, Happy Mother's Day all around.
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vic
May 13, 2012 5:19 PM CST
Aww happy tears Crying Crying

I had no idea about the seed balls. When I read your article on Cubits, I thought it was food for the birds. Duh, call me stupid.

LOVE how you save the seed with the clay.

Loved the memories you made for both of you this week-end Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Sharon
May 13, 2012 6:25 PM CST
Hey Vic,
Every time I write something y'all end up crying. No tears, this is a happy place!!
Memories are good things to have, you know.
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fiwit
May 13, 2012 6:35 PM CST
Happy tears, or as I call them "smiling tears" are GOOD things, Sharon! It means you touched our hearts, and that makes us happy in this happy place. Thumbs up
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Sharon
May 13, 2012 6:41 PM CST
Maybe it's age, maybe it's experience, maybe it's a lot of things, but I just don't do tears very well, Mary.
Or maybe I ran out a long time ago. Shrug!

Anyway, I'm glad my words had an effect.
Thank you.
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Trish
May 13, 2012 7:29 PM CST

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Sweet! Lovey dubby

Two peas in a pod, the two of you!
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Sharon
May 13, 2012 11:54 PM CST
Pretty close to truth, Trish.
I just hope it lasts for a while longer. *Blush*
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MaryE
May 14, 2012 7:26 AM CST
Sharon, no matter what you and Ethan do, you always have fun and make memories. It's such fun watching him grow up through your writings, and of course, pictures! Maybe you should take him on a trip to your mountains to spend some time listening to the accents of the people, and seeing some of what you saw growing up.
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CarolineScott
May 14, 2012 7:57 AM CST
A beautiful Mother's Day article.
I enjoyed it.
You can buy children all the expensive toys that you can, but---
It is the things which you do together that they will remember!

Thanks for the reminder on the seed balls also.
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Sharon
May 14, 2012 9:52 AM CST
I plan to do just that, Mary, sometime in June, I hope.
He will have to learn a third dialect there, because I've been out of the mountains for many years and though I can revert back to the speech in a matter of minutes, he hasn't heard much of it at all. He's going to have to google all the new words and I'm afraid even Google won't recognize many of them.

He's taking guitar lessons and has been taking them for a year now. He's getting good! I gave him his Pop-Pop's guitar and his dad is getting it all tuned up for him. He's excited. I hope that interest continues.

I hope you are right, Caroline, I hope he remembers.
He seems to expect things like that from me. On Saturday after we were letting the clay dry a bit, he asked me what we could do next or if i had any ideas for another clay project and I told him I needed to run to the grocery for a few things. I asked if he wanted to go to Walmart to 'look around at toys' or if he wanted to run to the local grocery which would take only a few minutes. No toys there.

He didn't hesitate. "Lets run to our grocery, Nana, and not waste time at Walmart. We have things to do here at home."
I loved that answer, I hope his attitude doesn't change. I'm a realist though, so I just treasure every little visit now.

Thanks for checking out the blog. Smiling
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Dutchlady1
May 14, 2012 10:16 AM CST
Lovey dubby

I am at a loss for words. So beautiful, all of it. You and Ethan are lucky to have each other.
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Sharon
May 14, 2012 10:48 AM CST
Thanks Hetty, I feel that way too.

He remembers his grandfather, though he was not quite three when he died suddenly. But in the aftermath of that death, Ethan seemed to think I 'needed' him. From that summer he came here and stayed in long blocks of time with the idea that I needed him so I wouldn't be alone. So I don't know if he adapted to things I like to do because of that, or if it's the strength of genetics, but we are very much alike.

He's very sports oriented too, good at baseball, basketball and soccer. I'm not, though he knows I like to watch him at play. So it is what it is and he still comes here because 'I need him' even though he's nearly as big as I am now. He's a lot of fun, teases a lot, I just hope it continues. And if it doesn't, then I might just have to remind him that 'I need him.'

I think he'll get it. Smiling
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flaflwrgrl
May 14, 2012 7:54 PM CST
Lovely sharing. You & Ethan & you with us. I like the way he thinks.

Seed balls --- I learned something new today. Thank you.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Sharon
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Sharon
May 14, 2012 8:08 PM CST
Thank you Anni, for reading the blog.
You would like him, he's interesting and fun.
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flaflwrgrl
May 14, 2012 8:19 PM CST
I think he is. And he likes to gently tease. I would like this little fella of yours. Smiling
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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