I'm happy to be back doing the 52 photos. I missed several weeks because of illness.
This week our challenge is to take a photo using the word 'wrap' as a verb or a noun.
Though my photo is of wrapping paper, this is certainly no ordinary wrapping paper. It comes with a story, and fond memories.
This wrapping paper is all vintage. I just turned 50 the end of February and I don't remember a time when we didn't have this paper around. The paper came on huge rolls which my dad hung on metal racks in the basement. Every holiday, birthday, wedding, or shower my sisters and I saw this wrapping paper. There were times we got tired of seeing it, and other times when we just had to smile as we were ripping open the package with maybe a bit of eye-rolling. The paper came from my maternal grandfather who never threw anything away. He worked as a janitor at our local Sears store which used this wrapping paper in the store. One day he was told to get rid of it--which he did--right to our house.
Now that my mom has passed, dad has been getting rid of stuff and passing it along to us kids. He still had huge rolls of this and carefully cut off some for us girls and all the grandchildren, and there's lots left! I never thought I would feel so nostalgic about this paper after seeing it so many years, but it holds so many memories of gatherings with family...especially with mom, who loved any reason to celebrate.
Blessings to you, and I hope you are wrapped with love and joy today.
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