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A Blast From The Past – Revisiting Childhood

March 25th, 2010 by Avital

A Memory Is Born

[Font: KD Everyday; Digital Kits: KD Spring 10, KD Cardstock Essentials 1 – Both font and kits are by Karla Dudley]

This week my mother in law sent me a wonderful surprise e-mail with a fabulous attachment – a few pictures of Nadav as a 1 year-old. I was so happy to receive these pictures, that I have never seen and it combined wonderfully with Karla Dudley’s new release: Spring 10 Kits:

KD Spring '10KD Spring '10 miniBOOK

The vintage springy color palette was perfect for these old photos from the early Eighties and with Nadav’s FABULOUS golden hair. I only wish the quality of the scans was better, so I could have zoomed in and showcase his bright and big blue eyes.

Pictures are triggers of memories and the great thing about them is that you can never know what memories they will bring up. It always starts with the obvious scene that is showcased in the picture but the flight of imagination pushes you deeper and deeper into your past and reminds you of a person who used to be present but had passed away (such as Nadav’s grandfather, Israel, who’s shown here). It reminds you of a place you used to live in or visited often and may be gone or perhaps your memory of it is way different than the way it is right now. It may remind you of a favorite (or not so favorable) piece of clothing you used to wear. A hairstyle you used to have or a relative had. So many memories – one photo…

I remember the first time I revisited a park I used to spend hours in it while I was a kid. I was so disappointed. The humongous part in my head was nothing but a few hundred squared feet. How could I have spent hours playing hide and seek back then?

You see? I am already deep in “reminiscing mode”.

[Nadav, by the way, didn’t even recognize the small dude in the picture at first. So maybe it’s just a ladies’ thing, I don’t know…]


Have you had the chance to go through old pictures lately? What memories do they bring? Do you get “a blast from the past” too? Please. Do share. Just leave a comment. It’s easy and it makes my day.

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10 Comments to “A Blast From The Past – Revisiting Childhood”

  1. Nadine says:

    taly, this is really beautiful. well done on the layout ;D

  2. Kathy says:


    Absolute sweetness! You did a wonderful job with the page. So happy to see it. thank you for sharing!

  3. Kathy says:

    Oh, yes!

    I can guess how exciting it was to recieve. “Priceless” would about cover it!

  4. Aimeslee says:

    As concerns the photo quality, those are some darn good ones to be old school. And you do them justice sweetly. I assume Nadav is your DH? He was a lil cutey. xoxo

    • Avital says:

      Thank you, Aimeslee, you are so sweet. Nadav is my DH and this photo was taken in 1981…

  5. Love it my Friend!
    You’ve managed to make every element works so well!
    What an adorable boy he was!!!

    Have a fantastic week and Thank you for the tags, they’re awesome! 😉

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