Monday, January 3, 2011

Turning The Calendar Forward and Backward

I used to spend hours looking for just the right calendar to put up every new year.  For the past three years daughter Jen has made me a calendar. She uses Memory Mixer Software to create it..the same software I use to create my blog headers. She is a little more artsy fartsy than me..a little more daring..she puts photos in at an angle..sometimes I do too, and then after a few moments I straighten them up again. 


The calendar has some of my favorite people in the whole world in it and a few dogs too!

Jen organizes it for me and puts in everyone's birthday, along with their ages. IMG_0570 Only one family birthday this month..Ron in Indiana. Only two days where I have to be someplace..later today I was supposed to get my trussed up like a turkey thumb released..they called and postponed me till tomorrow..someone who is supposed to be a health care professional has the flu..did they not get the memo about the flu shot?

I still have not made any resolutions, goals or lists..I must be in denial. Maybe I will just try to relax..and go with the flow.

Yesterday we were finally able to connect with Far Guys cousin Tim..we had a great visit. The roads were fair to partly crappy after the snowstorms, but we made our way to the Hobby Shop for train parts and to the Antique Shop for more old photos. Not that I needed anymore..but you have to strike while the iron is hot.  I got some great 1890’s Wedding Photographs. I found several old photos with names on I will try to find homes for them.

Last week we had an interesting story unfold over at Forgotten Old Photos: Photo Number 409   A little girl who was seven years old wrote a postcard to her parents back in 1963 or so..I found it in an Antique Shop..yesterday I mailed it back to her!  How would you like to get some small piece of your childhood back?  I was thrilled for her!  For just a moment when she opens her mail in a few days she will be seven again and homesick..what a way to have your calendar turned backward:)


  1. I anticipate the starting of a new calendar every January. Wish I had a personalized one like yours. That would be one to treasure.
    Someone is going to be very pleased receiving a piece of her childhood back with that old postcard. You really had a great idea for your old photos blog - especially reuniting someone with an old memory.

  2. I like your calendar and have often thought of that type of calendar, by I just keep caving for the easy non-personal type.

    We finally had a meeting of the minds yesterday to do up our to do list fot the year. I don't call them resolutions - I'm rarely resolute and always reserve the right to change my mind! There really more like guidelines.

    Could you please reunite me with my old Pooh Bear and Eeyore, my Florence Nightingale biography and some treasured golden books, They would have Lanny Barker writen on the inside. Just sayin' since you're good at that sort of reunitin' thing. They could have wound up half a continent away I'm sure. Have a good day, glad to hear you're not snow bound.

  3. Maybe I should put in my contacts before sitting to comment on blogs - Yikes all the errors!

  4. I guess I will have to pay for a calender this year no one is giving away calenders. Yours is super.
    So happy about the post card.

  5. Awwww could you imagine being that woman now? How utterly wonderful to have a piece of your past given back to you....sigh.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

  6. How excited that lady will be to get that card back! Great job!

  7. Love the calendars. My daughter has made them for me a few times and I loved seeing the family everytime I looked at the date. So exciting for the owner of the postcard. That would be so neat after so long for it to come back to you.

  8. I don't do resolutions anymore...goals, things to shoot for...something I would like to see/do that sort of thing.

    Hope your thumb heals quickly, Connie!


  9. Very nice of her to make such a wonderful calendar for you..a great idea for a gift!
    And it was so sweet of you to mail that girl back her postcard...she will be thrilled I am SURE!

  10. I love the calendar! Such a great idea! I have several and place them all over the house! I was going to make a list then decided that I would be better off picking something and work to get it done and when its done then go on to the next, that way I don't defeat myself.

  11. I used to make calendars like that when I was a principal! I used the year-before photos of the children and tilted them, swirled them, made designs with them, and they came out great. I had them color photo-copied, and we bound them in school with our binder. The parents bought them for $5.00, and loved them.
    I never thought of doing a family one, but now I will. Thanks for the idea!


  12. I am thrilled for the lady getting her postcard back. Wow!

    I love your calendar. That would make me smile every time I looked at it.

  13. What a wonderful thoughtful thing to do. I would like to see her when she opens that!

  14. We have our daughter, Social Butterfly's anniversary and it would of been my Dad's 82nd birthday. {{{SIGH}}}

    I love you postcard story, what a trill she's gonna have!

    God bless and have a glorious day sweetie!!!

  15. Tomorrow? Good heavens it's way overdue as it is! I hope tomorrow I hear that they didn't find another reason to delay the stitches being removed. Sheesh!

  16. I want Jen to do my calendar!!!!! Gosh, it would be wonderful to have someone put all the birthdays on the new one. Has she ever considered hiring out for that? I have put them on MicroSoft Outlook but never use it.
    Thanks for the link to the postcard. That was precious. That poor kid.

  17. Looks like I could get a job on your blog!

  18. The calendar that Jen did looks wonderful! - And oh don't you wish you could be a mouse in that package when it is opened.....

  19. That is a beautiful calendar! I thought about doing one 'Wyndson Farm' themed, but thinking about it was as far as I got. Maybe if I started now for next year.....


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