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Samantha, bathing beauty, 1994

Samantha, bathing beauty, 1994

Last night Samantha was checking out the new Chrisseas-Corner. She was reading my list of gypsy moves and mentioned that she didn’t remember living on Smith Mountain Lake. “You wouldn’t remember Sami Rae, because you were about 9 months old at the time”.
It dawned on me that I had a videotape of that summer, which included Samantha at 9 months, a special trip my sisters made to VA from MA and a few visits with my aunt Colleen.  I pulled out the video and Samantha and I were immediately addicted! We started it at 10:30 p.m. and watched until way past her bedtime ~ it was a good 2 hours long.

My girl, a baby and not even fully walking yet. My sisters, Beth & Molly, teen & t’ween. My cousins, Josh & Dylan, true young boys. OMG, how did it all go by so fast?  Joe & Colleen, inseparable and looking good. My X-almost-parents-in-law, bright & cheerful.  And wow, Me… young and a lot cuter!

On the video we watched a trip to Mill Mountain Zoo; a trip to Twin Falls (which is now totally off-limits to visitors and I’m SO glad I got it on tape); a tour of Samantha’s Dads families land on a tractor ride; an overnight stay my sisters made to Colleens, complete with trampoline jumping and a visit to “The Saddle” overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway; and Colleens crew visiting our house for a cookout.  Not to mention, of course, Samantha at 9 months old, thru-out!

Papa & Samantha Rae, 1994

Papa & Samantha Rae, 1994

Watching the video was very poignant. My Papa, who is no longer with us, had done what he was so good at and put the end result together, creating the finished video to send to his family members. I will cherish it always.  It brought tears to my eyes to see how time has changed everyone and to remember back. Very nostalgic, to say the least!

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