Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Nan's Tribute Clip

The last few days I have been going through Nan's old photos that I scanned a long time ago, to put together a tribute video to be shown today after her funeral. I love seeing the old photos and remembering all the funny things Nan told me about them. It was hard to narrow it down to just a few photos.

I had a few tears as I was making it - not really because I'm sad that Nan and Pop are gone as I know they are really happy right now, but more because I miss the Nan and Pop that I knew when I was growing up. The Nan and Pop that used to have lots of energy and would jump in the landrover and take us down to the river for a swim. The Pop that used to want to arm wrestle everyone to prove that he was stronger than them. The Pop that used to punch Aaron and tell him 'he had better be looking after Janey' (Jane is my middle name).

The Nan that used to jump in the freezing river going 'oh, oh, oh!!!' the whole time and would make us laugh as she screamed as she would dive under the water. The Nan that used to scream for Pop whenever she saw a snake in the bushes. The Nan that used to hum all day long. The Nan that used to jump on her scooter to go and collect the mail at the end of their long driveway. The Nan that used to make us laugh as she would give us the funniest Christmas presents every year - no Christmas was complete without a new hankie from Nan. I remember one year Aaron got a hankie with 'K' on it and she told us it was meant to be for Uncle Kim but realised she didn't have anything for Aaron so she wrapped it for him. We then just pretended that she meant it for him all along as the 'K' could've stood for 'King'.

My boys never knew the Nan and Pop that I knew, as they were a lot older and frailer the past 10 years or so, but I know they loved them just as much as I did.


  1. Loved it Marge, thanks for the memories, Nan was a very special lady

  2. Lovely tribute Lisa. Reading about your nan really makes me appreciate my grandparents and that my kids are able to know some of their great grandparents. How wonderful to have the influence of three generations of wisdom!

  3. When I read on facebook that you were working on a DVD for Sheila's funeral, I was going to ask if you could post it somewhere so I could see it ...

    Thanks for posting it here Lisa ... am sitting in the library at Uni having a bit teary ... I have such wonderful memories of Sheila's feasts, her cream cakes, her awesome gardens of flowers. Dad used to say that Sheila probably helped in making the world as she was such a great gardener!

    I'm grateful for the love and care she gave me as a teenager with all the difficulties I faced losing Mom.

    I know she'll be sorely missed by her family but as you've mentioned, she's not the same person as she was back in the 70's when I had a lot to do with her ...

    I know she'll be happy being back with her dear Harry again ... would have been hard for her to be separated from him this short time.

    All my love and sympathy to Harry and Sheila's descendants ... they were both truly awesome people and I'm grateful that I was given the opportunity to cross their paths ...

    Love Greta

  4. Oh...that made me cry happy and sad tears :) :(
    Thank you for sharing.
    Your image of their hands at the end is so beautiful and so emotive.
    You're such a special person Lisa as was your nan.

  5. i love that song ..so fitting....you better be about when i go cause i am giving you the job of doing my DVD too...better start collecting the pics now...
    sorry i didnt make it today but my heart and prayers where with you all ...a celebration of life eternal.

  6. such a special tribute Lisa... that last photo captures so much more than words can say.


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