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Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild's Heart.
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A tea party keepsake

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by Mary May Larmoyeux

There is something special about little girls and tea parties. Our granddaughters love them! I've had some informal tea parties with the girls, but never a really planned-out event.

Family Fun magazine had a wonderful article once called "Our Grandmothers' Tea." The author, Shannon Mills, tells about hosting an annual tea party for her children's grandmothers. She said that she surprised her daughters with a keepsake album about the women in their family.

She asked each grandmother to write a short profile about herself, her mother, and her own grandmothers. Shannon said that the keepsake albums were the highlight of the tea party.

Writing short personal profiles is such an easy idea. And it's one that doesn't have to wait for a tea party (although that would be a fun time to present it). We could write a profile about ourselves, our moms and grandmothers right now, and send it to the grandchildren with pictures. And we could ask Granddad to do the same for the men in the family.

I would love to read a few paragraphs about my great-grandmothers! I've seen their pictures but don't really "know their hearts."

Hope you have a wonderful weekend,
Mary May Larmoyeux

Article © 2010 by Mary May Larmoyeux. All rights reserved.


Anonymous said...

What a great idea! Will do it.
- Rita

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

I wrote about my mom and grandmothers today, Rita, and asked my mother to do the same.

Anonymous said...

My girls knew how much I loved tea parties and presented me with “Afternoon Tea Surprise”--Recipes from famous Tea Rooms and Classical Chamber Music. I often play the Chamber Music CD and browse through the famous recipes while sipping tea. A beautiful memory. --Rita