Express Yourself – July 21-25, 2014

Hello bloggers! Hope everyone had a good weekend. It’s time for this week’s posting of the Express Yourself weekly meme that comes out monthly with a different topic each week.

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Jackie Felger from Bouquet of Books and Dani Bertrand from Entertaining Interests founded this great blog hop that has a great group of people.

This week’s topic is:

July 21-25, 2014: What are some fave items you have that bring you comfort and/or special memories?

I don’t have too many physical items anymore that bring me comfort. I do own a few DVDs that bring back special memories, though, like Weekend at Bernie’s II. My mom loved that movie, and the way she snorted at the funny parts makes me smile every time I think about it; she probably laughed through most of that movie. 🙂  Music was always a big part of my life too. After I had my bleed, my daughter took me to see Dark Shadows for Mother’s Day. One of my new favorite songs is in that movie, even though it’s a classic. I wrote briefly about it here. I also posted a video of the song on that post too, if you’d like to hear it. Nothing beats an oldie but a goodie.

I have a hand written poem my dad wrote me for my twentieth birthday that I read occasionally when I’m feeling down. I also have a small bead figurine my mom made by her own hand in the hospital a few months before she passed of multiple myeloma in November 2001. I keep it in a safe place and only take it out once in a while so I can hold it close to my heart and let her know I’m OK.

It’s your turn; what items brought you comfort and special memories?