Sunday, October 4, 2015

A Bushel and a Peck

Day 4-Embrace

This is one of my favorite pictures-

That's my grandmother, one of the kindest, gentlest souls the world has ever known. She loved me as only a grandmother can. Standing there beside her is my youngest daughter, blue eyes shining, delicate arms draped round her great-grandmother as she snuggles in close.

Unposed. Innocent.

Taken some seventeen years ago, but never losing it's power to make me feel so much. A ribbon of love stretching across the generations. The click of a shutter whisking me back to another place in time.

Back to little girls in holiday dresses, and the warm embrace of family.


  1. "I love ya a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck" is exactly what my father-in-law tells the kids. Great memory spectacularly captured in a photo. I love taking those unposed photos. There seems to be so much more in them.

  2. Wow ... what memories stored in that photo.

  3. So beautiful. Such a great picture and memories. I sing that to my grandkids now.

  4. My mom would always say "Love you a bushel and a peck" and we would answer with "and a bottle-full to the neck". I now say that to my grandchildren. They answer with "and a squeeze around the neck." Beautiful picture.

  5. A beautiful memory and photo to hold dear.