Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Rise and Shine


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Growing up, my Pop pop had a house at the Jersey Shore. {It was a lot different back in the day than it's depicted on MTV these days, but same town!} He was a big fisherman, and loved being on the bay in his boat. At least once a summer we'd pack up and make the four hour drive from our house in Pennsylvania for a beach vacation.

My Pop pop was an early riser, and the rest of my family, notoriously likes to sleep in. I can remember each morning, he would get up and have his Ritz crackers with peanut butter at the breakfast table and then, in his loud deep voice, announce "Rise and Shine!" to wake the rest of us up! Slowly, one by one, my sisters and brother and I would trickle out of the bedrooms and join him for breakfast, usually donuts and bagels from the bakery up the street. It was pretty much perfect and one of my favorite childhood memories.

So when I saw this print, I had to have it. I plan to hang it in our guest room. Not only will the yellow go well with the blues, whites, and little nautical touches we have planned, but it will be a little reminder of my Pop pop, perfect for when my family comes to visit!

Me & J at the shore circa 2006

Love the boardwalk

Miss you Pop!

13 comments:

A New England Girl said...

Such a lovely way to remember and honor your Pop pop. :) I love it! xoxo.

Jillian said...

aw what a cute story! love love the print :) it will be a nice little reminder of him. xoxo jcd

Jocelyn said...

Love it! Adorable stories and great memories!

{av} said...

love this story--and you HAVE to get that print! I visited my grandparents who lived close to the beach too...and carry those great memories everywhere! so sweet! xoxo {av}

Ashley said...

awesome story! and i love that pic of you and your man - you are so pretty!

Lindsay said...

I love that print! So cheerful!

p.s. I'm passing the Stylish Blogger Award onto you, stop by my blog to check it out :)

Faith said...

awww, i love that! great way to remember your pop and to have him in your home everyday!

My name is Renée. said...

What a lovely post!

Allison Kaye said...

I need that print in my kitchen! It's so hard to wake up!
-Allison Kaye
http://www.craftedlove.com

TupeloLove said...

Aw, that is such a great memory to carry with you. And the Jersey Shore isn't quite what it is on MTV, I've been there and it's great!

the girl in the red shoes said...

What a sweet post! I love the Rise and Shine print!

Laura Darling said...

This is a great idea as a way to remember your grandfather!

I spent a lot of time every summer down the shore, and I know what you mean about the "Jersey Shore" NJ. I don't get it! It never seems like that to me! Last night we were watching American Idol, and the auditions were in NJ, and all of the contestants were trying to look like Jersey Shore characters. My mom said, "Is there some other New Jersey that I don't know about, because I've never seen those sort of people there."

Oh my, anyway, great idea and cute pictures!

Megan said...

Awww, this is SO sweet! What an amazing memory to have...and now to share in your guest room! Love it!