A lot of you already know Noelle from Jumpin Beans. I was visiting her blog to enter sweepstakes (she's always got some good ones running) long before I became a blogger myself, but since I've started my own place, we've also become bloggy friends. If we lived close together, I have little doubt we'd get the kiddos together and have nice visits!! She's got a heart of gold, and when she recently put up a post, I thought it was so awesome I asked her if she'd let me share it here. She agreed, and it's below! I hope you'll take the time out to give it a read, and if you get a chance, swing on over to her place too, to say hello.
Thanks for letting me share, Noelle!
Taken from last week's Jumpin' Beans 'Wordful Wednesday Post'
This is totally going to be a WORDFUL Wednesday Post... It is about my family and I am so very very proud!Let me give you the run down...
Family - My dad's dad used to own a bicycle shop in my hometown. He owned it for over 40 years and people all over town have memories of getting their bikes from him. He passed away over 20 years ago, but his memory lives on!!!
Easter Seals - I am not sure about everywhere else, but at least in my hometown, each holiday season, Easter Seals of Albany releases a new Christmas Ornament. They some times have the ornament represent something in the city. For around 10 years now, I have received one of these beauties for my personal tree. (They $18 each, that includes shipping and $11 can be written off as a tax write off, if my memory serves me right.)
This year, my mom put a lot of thought into it and decided to write Easter Seals to see if there was anything that could be done to recommend making an ornament to honor my grandaddy's memory.
They released the 2013 Easter Seals Ornament - Pat's Cycle Shop!!!!
|The 2013 Easter Seals Ornament, honoring my grandaddy!!!!|
|Broxton never had the privilege to meet him, but it was great to be able to get this pictures of him at the reveal!!!|
|Of course, I had to get a picture of Broxton with my grandmother (his great grandmother!)|
|The best part of it all was that several of our family members were able to be there for the big day!!!|
People from Albany buy these for the fact of adding to their collection... People from other places buy these as memories from their past (if they are from Albany) and the great thing with this particular ornament is that people can buy this if they have never even been to Albany... Look at it! Who didn't have a tricycle like that when they were a kid????
So, if you are interested in buying one (You know I had to put that out there for you all!) Feel free to head on over to the Easter Seals site and order one today!!!