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Sunday, 1 January 2012

Story Telling Sunday 2 - the words, the pictures

Last year Sian, hosted from her blog, the very successful Story Telling Sunday, where we were encouraged to tell our stories, once a month on the first Sunday of the month. I read many interesting, exciting, touching and downright funny stories over the past year and it was also great to get stories of my own written down; stories that otherwise might have got lost over the years.

This year Sian is hosting again, but has changed the format slightly and is suggesting that if we prefer, we can tell our story with pictures rather than words.

So, this being the first of the month, and of course the first of 2012, here is a very short story, illustrated with two photographs.

  
Just before Christmas 1991, I was suffering very badly with gallstones. I collected Penny (5 months old) from her cot and set off down the stairs, with Ben going down, on his bottom, in front of me. I had a sudden attack, momentarily passed out and fell down the stairs, knocking Ben down and 'throwing' Penny down. Fortunately, apart from being very shaken, we were all ok, although Ben had a wonderful carpet burn on his forehead and this was clearly visible in all the Christmas photos that year.

Fast forward 20 years. Ben is home for the holidays. He is in the shower and drops the soap. As he stands up, having picked the soap up, he hits his head on the soap try and comes downstairs with a huge lump on his forehead and a lovely graze! He has grown up, but nothing changes!

If you would like to see how other people have taken on this challenge this year, then please pop over to Sian's blog, where you will find links to what I am sure will be wonderful stories - I can't wait to see what people are sharing this year.

Happy New Year to you all!

22 comments:

Mary B said...

As you say nothing changes lol

Sian said...

I love this story! It really brings the years together and connects them and it's a perfect example of s story best told with the pictures.

A Happy New Year to you and yours Becky - it's so good to see you back storytelling again in 2012

Scattychick said...

Ouch poor Ben so glad your kids bounce when they go down the stairs though :) Happy New Year Becky xxx

K said...

Oh dear, but how fab is it to see the matching photos :-)

beccaf1970 said...

Ouch! My sympathies for the injuries, but what a great set of "matching" photos, 20 years apart!

heart.hearth.home. said...

Thanks for the story and the photographs. How great you had that first photograph. Hope Ben's latest bump ok now.
Happy New Year to you and your family.

Miss Smith said...

It's amazing to see who some things don't change - fab to have it all recorded in words and pictures!

Happy New Year

Maria Ontiveros said...

Thanks for the chuckle this morning! I love what you did with the words and pictures idea. It has flummoxed me a little, I think. Will give it another try in February.
Rinda

Missus Wookie said...

Ouch! Glad no one was seriously hurt either time and pairing the two tells the story beautifully. Nice to see you here too :)

Jennie Hart said...

Aww he's all grown up but you can clearly see it's the same baby :)

Great story and Happy New Year x

Alana said...

Poor Ben, reminds me of myself when I was younger, always hitting my head. I once landed in a metal wastepaper basket....head first:) thanks for sharing your story.

Ruth said...

A perfect story to scrapbook, if you haven't already done so.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Oh my gosh, that's funny. I love that you have the photo of him as a child to go with his current shot. LOL

Gail said...

Love how things don't change. :) So great that you had pictures from both times. Hope this latest bump is well on its way to healing.
Happy New Year.

S said...

Oh I love how stories from the present remind us of the past; glad neither bump was serious. Happy New Year.

Cheri said...

Of course this blog post is now ready to become a fabulous "then and now" scrapbook page! Awesome photos!

Sandra said...

You have to laugh :). And there is something comforting in the fact that some things don't change

Beverly said...

awww poor Ben, very cool that you have photos to share :)

Ginger said...

That's a great comparison story and wonderful that you have the photos to go with it!
Happy New Year!

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Great photos to have. It reminds me of the time my daughter tripped on the stairs and had a black eye for the school nativity play!

Miriam said...

Oh I love that you have both photo's! Boys! what are they like??

Amy said...

Haha, some things NEVER change :p Happy New Year! xXx