There’s nothing more precious than regaining memories from a photo taken long ago. As I looked at the photo of my grandson, sitting on driftwood at Coos Bay. Oh how cold it was as the wind blew right threw us on that June afternoon.

The noise of the white caps of the bay almost smothered the horn of the boat behind him in the picture. I looked at a couple more pictures we had quickly snapped before we hurriedly ran back to the car to get warm. But the beauty of that bay surrounded us in unexplainable words. There is nothing more beautiful than standing on the coastline and looking out as far as the eye can see. It appears the sky meets the water.

Where has the time gone? In a blink of the eye he was seven and now he is twenty, married with a baby girl on the way.

No loner is he that young boy who would hide. Knowing that his parents were on their way to get him. No longer does he scream and kick as he goes out the door. No longer do we get that phone call, ‘come and get him’ ten minutes later.
Now he is his own man. In the army learning Arabic. His visits now are sort but treasured. Hs wife is beautiful and he keeps her on the go when he’s on leave. Little time to do all e wants. Too many places to go and to many people to see in his short leave.

He does consider is wife’s condition, carrying his daughter. He gives her all the rest she needs and continues on, with her permission of course.

Oh how time flies by without realizing it. From having my first child, my first grandchild, and my great grandchild. I cannot tell you where it has gone.
So now I look at photos and the memories of the time past is in each and every one. Each photo has it’s own memory. And again I ask, were has the time gone.

Take a look at my grandson sitting on the driftwood at Coos Bay. I cannot express how many memories fill that one photo.


sandy morrison

Tooele, United States

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