Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Bamboo Finds With Special Meaning ♥

Are you tired of my bamboo obsession yet? I hope not! This time my bamboo finds come straight from my dad's garage!

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These frames were my grandma's and they were just sitting in a box waiting to come home with me. You see, I don't know if I've talked about this on the blog before, but I'm 1/4 Asian. You would've never guessed it, right?

That's what I thought.

My dad's mom was Japanese and my grandpa met her during WWII. They moved over here shortly after that war and had 4 children.

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My grandma died suddenly about 6 years ago and I miss her all the time. She was one of the funniest people I ever met {even though she never knew just how funny she was!}, hands down the best sweet tea maker, a great deal finder, and simply put--a kind soul.

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Love you, Grandma Teiko! ♥

xoxo

11 comments:

CourtneyMc said...

Oh, I have an Aunt who is Filipino (she met my Uncle during Vietnam)and she doesn't know how funny she is either! I can totally relate!

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

Aww.. She was so beautiful!

Pam said...

Such a sweet post... your grandma was beautiful. I think the funniest people are those who don't know how funny they really are. <3

Sharstin said...

i love the bamboo-and especially because it has sentimental value:) your grandma sounds like she was a wonderful lady~

Suzie said...

Awww, joi, joi! I always thought you were beautiful, but never would have guessed hapa! ;)

Freckles Chick said...

She was a magnificent lady, I can just tell. What a life they must have had together.

I challenge people to find anyone more darling than a little old Asian grammy. =] She was absolutely beautiful. You TOTALLY take after her!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

What a beautiful lady. Love those old photos, Joi. Looks like a wonderful person.

Mrs. Chic said...

Ahh what a sweet story, she was a knockout!

Lindsay @ Aisle to Aloha said...

Love this post--so sweet! How great to find such treasures in your dad's garage! Any plans for where to put them?

Debra said...

What a fun heritage! Love the frames : )

Kendra said...

Same story here! I'm 1/4 Japanese- my grandpa was stationed in Japan during WWII!

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