These Are My Memories

Mom, me and dad
Mom, me and dad
The first photo we ever took of Sid after we adopted him.
The first photo we ever took of Sid after we adopted him.
In Riga by a fountain
In Riga by a fountain
Martin's daughter Mara
Martin's daughter Mara
Martin's son Andris in the front of the picture
Martin's son Andris in the front of the picture
Martin at a Fourth of July Picnic that the U.S. Embassy holds here.
Martin at a Fourth of July Picnic that the U.S. Embassy holds here.
Martin and his daughter when she was so much smaller.
Martin and his daughter when she was so much smaller.
Me at six months lol
Me at six months lol

These are my memories
A lifetime of stored treasures
In the chests of my mind

These are my memories
Of days that have been
And will never return again

These are my memories of friends and family
That are lost to the ages
But still in spirit with me

These are my memories
Which follow me like shadows
Of things that used to be

These are my memories
Of youth and years that have flown
Leaving behind a mellower me

These are my memories
And they go wherever I go
But I know I’d be an empty shell without them

These are my memories
They keep me going
So I can fondly look back and smile

These are my memories
Been there, done that
More memories coming up
As time goes by

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wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

This is great! I grew up hearing Elvis. He was my brothers' favorite.


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Fennelseed 4 years ago from Australia

Such precious memories Gypsy, they ARE you and I can tell those treasured memory "chests of my mind" are also very close to your heart. I can also tell that there are very beautiful memory spirits surrounding you.

A very beautiful poem, bursting with love and gratitude for what has been and anticipation for the memories yet to be made. Your family are lovely and Sid looks like he has the wisdom that only many lives could bring.

All my votes and hugs to you Gypsy and sharing if that's okay :)


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Beautiful, just beautiful. It's great to look back and have those special memories to cherish. Thanks for sharing. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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robie2 4 years ago from Central New Jersey

I love the image of " a lifetime of stored treasures in the chests of my mind" and I love the way you opened that chest and shared the contents with us. Delightful. Thanks


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Wonderful memories Gypsy so obviously straight from your heart!

Up up and away;lovely read;take care and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


Duchess OBlunt 4 years ago

This is such a wonderful way to bring out those memories to share with the rest of us. Thank you


KatrineDalMonte 4 years ago

Rasma, beautiful words and wonderful photos..best wishes :-)


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

Beautiful poem and of course I love your Elvis video. Voted Up.


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Tonipet 4 years ago from The City of Generals

A very cute hub Gypsy. Loved that photo of you with your Mom and Dad many many years ago. Your words bring back the memories of such wonderful years while you were little....so worth cherishing... so worth reading. Thank you for sharing this to us.


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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

What an amazing poem and such wonderful photos, wow!


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago

Memories of the friends that once stood and laughed next to us. Memories of our parents, when they were young and able to pick us up. Felt some sadness of times that will never come back. Loving words! Rasma! You were a cute baby I see!

LORD


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

You must have been a beautiful baby, and baby LOOK AT YOU NOW!

Grown into a woman filled with good memories and love to pass on to the next generation and those around you.

Enjoyed the look back....AD


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LadyFiddler 4 years ago from Somewhere in the West

NICE poem of your memories


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

Sid is stunning, as are your memories Rasma..i love love love E - i believe he's the reason leather was invented..lol..memories...


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

I loved looking at your old black and white photos of your family. Memories are very important. I'm glad we have fond memories such as yours.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you liked this wetnosedogs. Elvis always pulled my heartstrings.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you so much Annie for your wonderful comment. Sid's my little darling and yes he seems to be so awful intelligent. Lots of special hugs right back to you.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you so much Faith Reaper and God bless.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you so much for liking and commenting robie2.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Enjoy your day too Eddy and thanks for the vote. Yes memories are so very precious.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Duchess OBlunt your comment is much appreciated. Where would we be without memories?


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you so much Katrine and glad you liked the pics.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you for liking and the vote moonlake. Elvis will always be King.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you so much for your comment Tonipet. I still miss my mom and dad and there are so many wonderful memories.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you liked this BeyondMax. Thank you for commenting and that you like the pics.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you so much Lord for your wonderful comment. Yes as babies I believe we are all so adorable I guess what matters later is how we look at ourselves.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you so much Ann. Time sure flew by.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you for liking LadyFiddler.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you so much for your comment Leslie. Sid sort of reminds me of that old commercial all my men wear Black Leather. lol


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you so much Mary. Yes memories are so precious I just wish that those old black and whites could be made larger. Always thought through the years of looking at the old photos that they were bigger but that was before the digital age arrived.


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Memories are awesome and so is this poem.. I love it gypsy.. You bring back a lot of memories for me.. thank you my friend

Voted up

Debbie


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you for liking it and for voting Debby. Glad it brought back some memories for you. It's great when there is nothing else left to have those memories.


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BlossomSB 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Loved it, thanks for the memory! I was thinking about it this morning while I was ironing. Memories are an important part of us - as I found when we lost stuff in a bushfire.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you so much for your comment Blossom. Yes when everything else is gone or changes we have our precious memories which no one can take away.


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PegCole17 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Beautifully expressive and the photos really added so much to the memories of your family.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this and my pictures Peg.

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