Friendly Friday Photo Challenge … Revisited

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When Amanda’s Friendly Friday Photo Challenge prompt “Revisited” appeared in my Reader today, I thought about it for a moment and then opened my photo app to see which moment in my life I’d like to revisit through this post. While browsing my photos, I came across pictures my little sister sent from her summer vacation on the Baltic Sea in 2016. While there, she picked out this beautiful Muschelkasten and collected some shells on that beach for my birthday gift.

Strandkörbe near Heidkate in 2016

In 1970, my two favorite aunts treated my two sisters and me to a vacation in that very same area of the Baltic Sea in Northern Germany. The Ostsee vacation was a reward for having helped care for our grandmother during the final days of her life in 1969. My aunts had run out of vacation time during my grandmother’s illness, so my sister and I volunteered caring for our Omi in the daytime during our summer vacation.

Gabi, Susi and I at the beach in Heidkate in 1970. 

The summer of 1970 my aunts rented a small cottage right by the beach in Heidkate.
While there, we celebrated my little sister’s 6th birthday,
and even took the ferry to Sønderborg, Denmark,
where we each got a gigantic ice cream cone dipped in chocolate.

It was one of the happiest summers of my entire childhood!

 Never before had I seen such an enormous body of water,
heard the sound of ocean waves,
felt warm beach sand between my toes,
watched crying gulls circle above,
nor collected seashells,
all in the warm sunshine of a summer breeze …

This seashell treasure box on my desk take me right back to that summer at the Ostsee.
That’s where my love of the sea must have come from.

Happy Friday!

This week’s Friendly Friday Photo Challenge is hosted by Amanda at Something to Ponder About . Click on the link to check out her post and the links to the other participant’s blogs in her comment section. Amanda also has detailed instructions for anyone wanting to join in the fun. Next week’s Challenge will be hosted by Snow again. See you there!

Thank you Schwesterherz for letting me use your Heidkate photos for this post!

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My passions in life are vegetarian cooking, gardening, photography, writing, good books, traveling and nature. Thanks for stopping by, Sabine

27 thoughts on “Friendly Friday Photo Challenge … Revisited”

  1. I love this memory, and the fact that your sis sent sea shells as a birthday gift. Perfect and collected. Have a wonderful weekend, Sabine!

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  2. Hey Sabine! So pleased you wanted to join in again on Friendly Friday. A perfect post for the prompt! And what a special holiday it was. I haven’t been to HeidKate but have been to Sonderborg on the other side! Memories like this are rather special.

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    • This is my first time joining a WP challenge and it’s a great way to think and blog a little out of the proverbial box! Thanks for hosting it! I hope to someday retrace my steps at the Baltic Sea and swing by Denmark for another one of those ice cream cones! 😉

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  3. Gabriele Zilliken says:

    Sehr gern liebes Schwesterherz,
    Es war ein schöner Sommer damals und ich hoffe wir machen irgendwann nochmal dort Urlaub

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  4. This gave me goosebumps!!! Where your love for the sea originated, indeed! Happiest summer of your childhood, wow. Those memories are so, so, so precious. And of course your photos here are beautiful, love the sea shell composition with the red-and-white linen, impeccable!

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    • Hey Snow, I’m glad you liked this! Who would have thought at that time that one day I’d live on the West-coast near the Pacific! I’ll check back at Amanda’s blog to take a look at your interpretation. There weren’t many links yesterday. 🙋

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