My Father passed away 4 short months after my mother (April 19th, 2003). I made this shadow box to honor the memories that we had together and to never forget. The little tylenol bottle was found as I was going through his things ... it has "Kim's rocks" on the outside. It contains some rubies and saphires that we found while rock hunting in North Carolina in the mid 1970's. Very special that he kept it all these years. This is alot like scrapbooking, but in 3D. Just wanted to share....
Date: Friday, December 3, 2004 GMT Views: 570
Registered: July 18, 2004 Location: Upstate NY Posts: 567
Fri, Dec 03, 2004 @ 1:59 PM
What a beautiful and wonderful tribute. What a precious thing that bottle is, I am so glad you found it, that must have touched you so (I know it did me...) Thank you for sharing something so personal and I am soooo sorry for you loss!!
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Registered: April 13, 2004 Location: Langley BC Canada Posts: 223
Fri, Dec 03, 2004 @ 2:53 PM
What a very special keepsake! Very touching, very inspiring!
Registered: June 17, 2004 Location: Arkansas Posts: 599
Fri, Dec 03, 2004 @ 3:01 PM
It was not easy losing both parents so close together ... but I was very lucky to have my parents for as long as I did. I was 41 when they passed .. there are many people that are not so fortunate. Mom and Dad were married for 56 years as they said many times ... divorce was never an option. Although Daddy died from complications of a surgical procedure, he really died of a broken heart. There is no way he could ever found true happiness after Mother passed. God knew what he was doing taking them both so close together .. it has taken my sister and I a long time to understand. I encourage everyone to record as many memories as you can ... life really is short!
Wow that must give you great pleasure to look at and enjoy. I have
lost both of my parents also, I think I will make something like this
also. Thank you for sharing
Registered: March 30, 2004 Location: NC Posts: 893
Sat, Dec 04, 2004 @ 3:32 AM
Kimberly, What lovely way to pay tribute to your dad. I imagine just putting that together, brought lots of wonderful memoires to mind. I too lost my parents way too early. Dad was 59 when he died(1984) and and mom was 63 when she died (1990). I have plans for two scrap books to honor each of them. I think I will start working on them. Thanks for the inspiration.
Registered: June 3, 2004 Location: Wisconsin Posts: 18
Sat, Dec 04, 2004 @ 4:05 AM
What a great idea! It's like you read my mind and decided to show me how. My dad passed very unexpectedly in 1999. Mom wouldn't let us get into anything. Then she passed last year Dec 20th. This summer my sister and I started going thru their home of 60+ years. It was so hard. I was much closer to Dad, and going thru his stuff was like losing him all over again. But I found so many neat things to keep. Wanted to do something like a shadow box, but wasn't sure where to begin. Now I have a great example! Thanks Kimberly!
Registered: July 14, 2004 Location: Texas Posts: 5528
Sat, Dec 04, 2004 @ 4:37 AM
This, and the one for your mother, is so incredibly touching and warm and wonderful and special. Thank you for sharing your treasures of love and memories with us. My heart has been deeply touched both by your loss and by the huge way you have given tribute to your parents.