Sunday, 2 August 2009

Dicks Camera

Sunday, 2 August 2009 Dick's Camera I had to make a note of what happened with Dick's Camera ~ it is now over six years since he left us and we miss him so very much ~ I knew where the camera was but never thought about what may be hidden inside ~ Tom my Grandson realised there was a spool stilll inside the camera so suggested we take it to the shop and get it developed ~ so we took it to a shop in Fakenham I never thought for one moment that it could still be developed ~ the man in the shop had difficulty removing the spool and told us the camera was broken ~ I suppose after six years of just laying around it had deteriorated ~ so I had little hope of any of the pictures coming out ~ The following week we returned to Fakenham and Tom went into the shop to pick the pictures up ~ I fully expected none of them to come out ~ But they did ~ each and everyone of them even some that Tom had taken to finish up spool up ~ They were mostly of the Grandchildren they were just babies but it was so good to see them and there was one of Dick and myself sitting on the Sofa celebrating one Christmas ~ You can imagine how pleased we were ~ Tom and I stood outside the shop looking at the pictures ~ we were just so pleased and happy I cannot tell you how pleased we both were ~ It was like having him back ~ I wonder if he planned this for us so long after he left us ~ I like to think he did ~ There was one very Happy Wife Daughter and Grandson ~ who could have thought such a small thing could bring so much happiness ~

18 comments:

Julie said...

How wonderful they could still develope the film. I bet it was such a gift.

Angie said...

That was a real gift Ally. Perhaps you could frame some of them? Or make a collage of them perhaps?

love, Angie, xx

Paula said...

What a wonderful story Ally. I'm so happy for you.

Joann said...

What a WONDERFUL surprise, Ally!!! I'm sure I can imagine how happy that must've made you!!

LYN said...

THATS SUCH A NEAT STORY..SO HAPPY FOR YOU...

jack69 said...

What a joy to find such a treasure, Ally. I can't imagine the thrill. That is a sweet satisfying story. Gives wing to thoughts of joys past. Thanks.
Sherry & Jack

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

That was a wonderful blessing. I always think our loved ones remain with us as we hold them so dear in our hearts.

topchelseagirl said...

What a lovely surprise Ally. So glad for you.

Ora said...

Oh Ally...brought tears to my eyes just enjoying how much you and grandson were happy...it is just the small things in life that make it all the best...a visit from the past...God Bless...hugs from Ora in Kentucky

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Doing the happy dance for your unexpected treasure :o)

Joan said...

Hos wonderful that was for you Ally so glad they all turned out. Can't see what I am doing just now for the tears. take care Love Joan.

Kelly said...

That was really special for sure. I know it was really nice to see those pictures...memories forever captured on paper. One thing we have gotten away from with all our vast technology, real pictures you can touch and hold. :)

Jeannette said...

Oh Ally! What a lovely thing to have happen. I can imagine how you felt, I felt the same way when my grand daughter gave me a photo last year of her mum, my daughter, who died in 1992 ~ it was just like having her back again. Jeannette xx

Jimmy's Journal said...

How nice...sometimes fate seems to give us a nice little surprise now and then. I'm sure it made you very happy.

Jimmy

madcobug said...

That was great that they could still be developed. I have some old rolls. Makes me wonder if they could still be developed. I really don't know how old they are but they are older than your were I know. Helen

Funnyface said...

Hello Ally - i am sure your Dick did arrange for you to find the camera and the photo's inside. I can imagine how happy you were, i could feel your excitment in your words. What a lovely surprise. I like to think he is looking down on you with a huge smile on his face to see you so happy over it.
Big Luv,
Jaynee X

Eileen said...

Just think of it as a gift from him, he will be smiling at the pleasure that it has brought you all. Take care and sorry to hear about your computer woes. I now have a new one plus a laptop as back up! It is an expensive hobby. Eileen x

Anonymous said...

I have empathy with you here Ally.Recently having a loss, the family have pooled together unseen cini footage. There are no words that describe how much it means. I'm happy you found your gift :) and I hope the pc gets well soon :)

rache