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Thursday, 7 August 2014

The Relic Reveal


Definition of relic (n)

  • rel·ic
  • [ réllik ]
  1. old thing surviving from past: something that has survived from a long time ago, often a part of something old that has remained when the rest of it has decayed or been destroyed
  2. old custom: a tradition, practice, or rule that dates from some time in the past, especially one that is considered out of date or inappropriate at the present time
  3. keepsake: something that is kept for its interesting associations, e.g. with somebody famous or with a historic event                                                                              

Once or twice each summer our trusty, vintage camper is hauled out of the driving shed and spiffed and shined a bit before we head away to a camp ground.
This camper vintage 1972 (hmmm a few years younger than myself... yikes!)   was purchased from Uncle Vernal who used it for his family memories...
Now for 13 years it has been a part of our summer memories..
Believe it or not when my kids were small we all slept in here! 
                                   (pull down bunk not visible)                                                                  

         we painted the inside when we bought it...the curtains were tea towels I sewed.

                                               (my two youngest humoring me:)

Now we take a tent or two with us. We have had so many wonderful moments with family away from the technological world and together in nature.                                                                 

Time brings with it so many changes. Life moves forward, 
      and children grow up. 
                            Summer vacations are tenacious memories.


  I hold each one close; like shells gathered by the waters edge.



                                       Unique, fragile,and beautiful.
                      Safely stowed away with the relic.




  1. I love your Relic! And this post. I feel the sane way about the memories with my own children in our Pearl. The Relic looks like the same size and layout as The Pearl. We always take tents with us too the boys have always liked sleeping in the tent best. We have had ours for 11 yrs. i look forward to camping with grandchildren one day. Camping is what we plan to do for the rest of our lives. It is a wonderful way to spend time together. xx

    1. thanks Kerrie for your sweet comment. I agree wholeheartedly...xo

  2. Ah, but the old relic is really rejuvenating, is it not? And, in the future, it will be responsible for reminding you of all those sweet and special moments shared with your family, as its wheels roll down memory lane. So enjoyed this post, Lucy!

    Happy weekend, my friend!

  3. love your Relic! such wonderful summertime memories being made camping with your family.

  4. i found your blog thrue other bloggers..i will be visitng more...nice blog


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