The Cherished Blogfest 2015: To Hold Dear Object

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This Cherished Blogfest 2015, scheduled on July 24th to 26th, was organized for all Bloggers in Blogosphere to share memories, emotions, and information. What better way to read and comment on each other’s posts, get to know each other better, or make new virtual friendships.

The Rules

1. Tell what our One Cherished Object is. 2. Post a picture of it if we like. 3. Tell why we cherish it. 4. Accomplish this below 500 words. The published blog would be our introduction link to other bloggers. Then we’d have time to go blog-visiting on the three days of the fest.

Our Hosts

The CHERISHED Blogfest hosts who organized all of this for us: Dan Antion, Damyanti Biswas, Paul Ruddock, Peter Nena, Sharukh Bamboat.

Cheers to Our Hosts

I’d say, let’s raise a virtual glass of wine (Californian, Greek, Spanish, Italian, South American, and all other blogosphere  wine countries  of the world), and thank our hosts for their hard work in creating this Cherished Blogfest to connect the worldwide community!

The Cherished Object

Significant Other thought I should choose “my old brain,” it’s gotten me this far without a lapse, gap, or missing parts. At this age it could be considered cherished, but not much fun to read about. Then I’d considered some close to cherished, long gone Treasured Objects – antique furniture, Italian artifacts, and abstract paintings. I know that’s a long shot! Anyway, a cherished object is at a much higher meaning level entirely. Cherished means to hold dear, feel or show affection for. An Object is something that when viewed stirs a particular emotion. Treasured means to collect and store up (something of value) for future use! So what’s long gone doesn’t fit. I had to include some thing(s) treasured because as a close tie to the cherished object, it fit perfectly. It’s a surprise at the end of this post. Think Before Sundown Welcome Page, mosaic tile! But! Wait! Don’t go there yet!

Here’s The To Hold Dear Cherished Object

Jeffy and Teddy

Jeffy and Teddy

 

In the end, this was a no-brainer, thinking like the Mom I’ll always be, no matter how old my “kids” are. The Cherished Object is small and flat. I can hold in my hand, put it in my purse or pocket, or use as a bookmark, and take it wherever I go. It’s red, white and blue, and two smiling little boys proudly stand in the middle. Yep, it’s a photograph of my two sons, Ted & Jeff, flying their American flags on the 4th of July years ago, when they were very young, and usually dressed alike.

This cherished photo I hold dear and love. It stirs up happy memories, and a few tears!

Treasured Family Photo Gallery

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About C.E.Robinson

Sunny southern California has been home for the past 30 years, a transplant from the east coast, Europe, Asia, and the northwest. In 2014 I retired as a nurse practitioner to be a stay-at-home writer, co-author, and blogger. From the blog beginning, Before Sundown has been honored with awards, and blog tours. I’m ever grateful for my dedicated worldwide followers who like, share and tweet posts. Before Sundown’s Welcome Page is full of glorious sunsets and sunrises. The New Featured Monthly Sunrise or Sunset Header and mini-bio promote and support blogger friends. What better way to keep the blog theme, “remember what made you smile” than to give visitors something to smile about! http://cerobinsonauthor.com
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39 Responses to The Cherished Blogfest 2015: To Hold Dear Object

  1. Sammy D. says:

    Absolutely precious!!! I started laughing out loud when the number of dogs seemed to exceed the number of humans 😀. Such a beautiful family through and through. Thank you for sharing. I love your red, white & blue legendary photo with striped shirts, flying flags and beautiful shadow images behind your boys. What a joyful post, Christine.

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  2. agmoye says:

    I like the comment, “as far as anyone knows, we are a happy normal family” Every family has bumps in the road but not any that should be shared with the world. Nice post.

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  3. What a fun post, Christine! I love that you included a whole gallery. I especially like the old photo of your sons — truly one to cherish. Mega hugs!

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  4. Damyanti says:

    So much happiness and good memories bursting out of this post, thank you for sharing all these gorgeous pictures of your family! Thank you also for taking part in the Cherished blogfest!

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    • C.E.Robinson says:

      Thanks so much, Damyanti! It was fun to be part of the Cherished Blogfest. It’s so important to honor the family in any way we can! Dogs (or any pet) must be included! Christine

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  5. Jodi says:

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful family with us Christine! Love it!

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  6. Thank you Christine for participating and for sharing these lovely images. It took me back to my childhood seeing those two boys with American flags. I never really bought Indian flags, not that I do not respect my country, but I don’t want to seem them lying around once the Independence Day passes over and I get back in my busy academic schedule. I don’t have a lot of images of my childhood because camera was too expensive back then, but I can certainly share some moments every now and then to make you feel as if you were there. 🙂 Thank you once again for cheering all the hosts.

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  7. Of course, these photos of your lovely family would be your special treasure, Christine. I understand that one. Thanks for sharing them, and for sharing yourself with us here. I’ve missed you. Be well. ❤️ Van

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  8. Kalpanaa says:

    Adorable! Love your photos of dogs. My family is precious to me too but they don’t like being featured on my blog 😦

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    • C.E.Robinson says:

      Thank you for your nice comment about the dogs on the blog post. It seems some families do have privacy rules. I’m careful not to write about them unless I’ve cleared it first. They don’t actually mind the photos, they’re on Facebook or Instagram anyway. Have a wonderful week. Christine

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  9. lbeth1950 says:

    I really love this. I am also impressed your husband thinks you have a brain.

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  10. Beautiful. Spread the happiness. =)

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  11. This is such a nice way to introduce your family to all of us. It’s funny how I noticed a smile on my face as I got to the end. It’s interesting, people we have never met add value to our lives even if the only thing they contribute is a smile we wear on our faces.Thank you for this lovely post.

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    • C.E.Robinson says:

      Dr.J.,Thank you so much for your visit and kind comment! It was a happy post to write-up. Yep, a simple smile can change your day or another person’s. I had forgotten about this post and it made me smile too! The father of Ted & Jeff just passed away this year (2016) on Easter Sunday. I wrote his obituary and published it in an April post on his 80th birthday. It’s important to honor our loved ones, here and those no longer with us! 💛 Christine Elizabeth

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  12. UGH!!! I was going to say I would like to join the challenge then I found out this was for 2015 *cry*
    Nice to know more about you and four family, though 🙂

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