Monday, June 15, 2009

As we begin the process of collecting and packing a lifetime of possessions, it has become clear that before we begin this new adventure in life we will be taking a few a few trips down memory lane. Some will be tear filled remembrances while others will make us laugh at what we did and how far we've come.
Today I came across the blue cloth binder that records my time as a Blue Bird and Camp Fire Girl. Neatly arranged on the inside cover is The Blue Bird Wish and Law of the Camp Fire Girls. Reading them brought a smile. I could have never imagined that the goals and ideals I worked hard to achieve would be just as appropriate and useful in my everyday life 40 years later.

17 comments:

Yvonne said...

Wow....I can't believe you still have it.....cool. :) I hope you will have more laughs than tears.

sewprimitive karen said...

Hey, those goals are neat. I don't remember those at all (was a blue bird for a short time, then switched to girl scouts). Thank you for posting!

dee said...

It must be a real mixed bag of emotions to make a move like this. Exciting but nostalgic. I'm sending you hugs and welcome from this side of the map.

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Hey Libby, I am way behind on my blog reading and just read that you are coming my way! That is awesome. Although you may not think so once winter comes! I think you'll be about an hour and a half from me. Good luck on the packing.

The Quilt Buddy said...

Oh Libby...I know how hard it is to pack up and move! I do it every 3 years for my DH!

We will share our tears and memories with you!

QuiltedSimple said...

How cool is that that you still have it! What a great memento to have kept!
Kris

Screen Door said...

OK--They have trash cans in New England. You've got lots of stress right now. I wouldn't get unsentimental about ANYTHING. Move it and decide later when feelings aren't running so high. You are going to love your new home--- I just know it.

MARCIE said...

Thank heavens for those wonderful groups that support important values. They look sweet and charming today, but are still just as important. And I can see where they have formed who you are! They are worth hanging on to!

Stephanie D. said...

I guess that's what the founders had in mind--life lessons. Sometimes we get so caught up in the activities, we don't realize what the deeper meaning is. Even as a Girl Scout leader years ago, it was easy to forget the big picture.

What a great thing to have kept!

Sharon said...

This would make a great stitch project, how wonderful that you still have this!
Sharon

Judy said...

Wow that is some old stuff. I was a Brownie, Girl Scout... gal myself. I don't think there were Bluebirds and Camp Fire Girls in this area.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Congratulations on your new life ahead and the changes that are afoot. My Mom and Dad live thirty miles north of Boston, we may meet up one day after all! How about that? I hang on to goodies like yours too, it's who I am.

Diane said...

The Blue Bird Wish still fits you to a T. I love how they allowed some wiggle room about holding your temper "most" of the time.

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

I was a Brownie then a Girl Scout...and those things surely are very appropriate today. Good times ahead ... down memory lane. My Memory pile gets a little lighter with every move...I share more with the kids to keep and remember. Loved this post.

Rosemary said...

Libby, i was a bluebird and a campfire girl till highschool :)I still have some of those friends i made in campfire girls too!

Guðrún said...

How cute and so true.

Candace said...

I can only imagine what you're going to run across in your packing and sorting, Libby! Having done this myself recently, I know you will find a treasure-trove of wonderful memories!
Cheers!