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Baby Speed Eater – October Memoir Challenge — 39 Comments

  1. Hi Joy,
    I love this thoughtful photographic piece. I like how you;’ve chosen photos that say something about who you’ve become, and your mature reflections on your mother. So interesting. I think I’ll try one like this! I look forward to reading your future posts.

  2. Fantastic post, Joy.

    I love the pictures and how you’ve reflected, very openly, on your feeling about your parents. A few years back, my present to my Mum and Dad was to convert a cine-film reel to VHS (yep, it was a few years ago now!) and it is just 2 minutes of footage from their wedding. It captured my Grandad being the funny man he was. Just that snapshot made it so worthwhile.

    I will certainly look forward to reading more.

    Great to meet you!

    Neil.

  3. Joy, I loved reading this post. Here’s what really struck me: “whatever my parents were responsible for in me, they aren’t responsible any more.” Wow. What an insight! I’m surprised at what I’m remembering as I attempt to write these posts. It seems like the more I write, the more the memories come flooding in, although there are some gaps. Maybe some of those will fill in, too, as we go along. I look forward to reading more here.

  4. Oooh, I do love the paisley pants! I also agree with Gerry in my appreciation for your insight. You are responsible for who you choose to be from now forward. You can’t always choose your circumstances, even as an adult, but you have more ways to play the cards you are dealt. I better get mine posted soon.

  5. As a shutterbug myself, I particularly enjoyed the pictures. I’m a sucker for old photos. I also liked the insight into your relationship with your mother. I think relationships with parents can be tricky things (I know my own parental relations were certainly complicated), and sometimes it’s difficult to see things for what they really are. This was an interesting post.

  6. I didn’t know about the eating fast thing, my wife is ridiculously fast and if I don’t start before she sits down she will be finished before I get started. She hasn’t been overweight in the twenty years we’ve been married except for her first pregnancy when she was on bed rest, but she still eats fast.

    I love the pictures and the tie in to your blogging! Great post!

  7. Loving those paisley pants Joy. I want some in my size! It’s so special to have those precious movies. I have some too but haven’t done anything about transfering them to DVD yet. Maybe I should do that soon.

  8. I love this! What a gift you have received by watching these movies. This was so touching – and funny (love the evidence about you being born to be a book blogger) – and the photos are beautiful. I really enjoyed reading this. Thank you for sharing.

  9. This is a great challenge, I’m looking forward to the future posts as well! I wish I had home movies from my baby years, but my parents didn’t get a video camera until I was in middle school. So I just rely on the many, MANY still photos my mom took. 🙂

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