Throw back Thursday # 2 – Sentimental pictures

Lauren and Maggie are our hosts for this prompt.

Welcome to the second edition of the Throwback Thursday Memory BlogHop where we take on a nostalgic object, event, or memory and blog about it. It’s Thursday, and I shall be providing the topic. I will alternate hosting with Maggie from From Cave Walls We will post a blog with the title Throwback Thursday – subject of the week. You can use the photo above in your post and tag it with #TBTMemory or #IRememberWhen to make it easier for others to find.

Today’s subject: Sentimental Pictures What pictures were you gifted? Did you ask for them or was the gift a surprise? What did you decide to do with the pictures? Did you give them to other family members? If you were not gifted pictures, were you given other sentimental items? Do you have any items you want passed down to family or friends? Have you already let them know what you will be giving them?


As I have mentioned in my blog previously, my mother passed away when I was almost 6. I never knew what sort of person she was. My father remarried when I was 9, and due to the presence of my stepmother in our family, we never discussed my real mother at all.

So it was a lovely surprise when a few years ago my maternal uncle, my mom’s younger brother passed on to me, a few photographs of my mom as a child and a letter she wrote to my grandmother, a few months before she died. I have very few memories of her and remember nothing of significance about her. These photos are of great sentimental value to me.

I cannot share the photos here but they show her as a child of perhaps 10 or 12, riding a bike with her younger brother sitting behind her. Then there is one which is a formal photo, and all the siblings are dressed very properly, sitting down for their photo to be taken.

The letter she wrote to her mom was about an upcoming wedding in the family and the clothes she wanted made for herself and me. That wedding happened two years after her death and I vaguely remember it.

This prompt brought back happy memories of my mother. Thanks Lauren and Maggie for giving me the opportunity to visit the past.




32 thoughts on “Throw back Thursday # 2 – Sentimental pictures

  1. Sadje, what a lovely heartfelt post. I can only imagine what a joy that letter and those photos are. I lost my mother too early, but not near as early as you. I cannot imagine living in a situation where no one ever spoke of my mother. That must have been extremely hard. It made me happy to read this post and know you were gifted such a treasure. Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful story. ❤️

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    1. Thank you so much Maggie! It was a wonderful opportunity to share my story. I did miss my mother all the more as I didn’t know anything about her! Even my grandparents, my mother’s parents, didn’t talk to us about her. Thanks for this prompt

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  2. Sadje, than you so much for sharing your experiences and joining in on the prompt. I have a relative who lost her mother at 8 and her father remarried when she was nine. They never spoke about her mother at home. It was difficult for her mom’s relatives to talk about losing their dear family member so young. She joined a group of women called daughters without mothers and it helped her a lot.

    I can only imagine how treasured the photos and letter are to you. I have a few voice mails saved from lost family members that mean the world to me.

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    1. Thanks a lot Lauren. It is difficult to lose someone you love when you don’t grieve for them as you don’t realize the enormity of your loss. These item are indeed very treasured.

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  3. What a great gift! I think that was the hardest thing about going through my Dads things after he died. He had saved a lot of things that would have been special to him, but we have no idea what sentimental value they had.

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