February 26, 2012

Memory Lane Monday - Uncle Johnny...

I'd like you to meet my Uncle Johnny. He's the younger of my mum's two younger brothers and he lives in England. I love this picture of him with their family dog, Lizzie. The photo was taken in 1953, which is the year before I was born. He's always reminded me of the singer, Paul Anka here.
My sweet uncle gave me this teddy bear when I was born, and I still have it. In fact, I wrote a blog post about "Coco" here in May, 2009. I've loved and cared for this bear all these years and it's still a treasure to me...
as is my uncle. He and my Aunt Anette have been to the United States to visit, but now that we all live in different parts of the country (and world), we don't see each other very often.

I love that we're able to talk with each other on Skype from time to time, and we're "friends" on Facebook. Don't you just love the miles that can be bridged with "technology"? It makes the world seem smaller and loved ones closer. I'm so glad that I'm still able to converse with this loving man and that we can share the stories of our lives with each other.
Thanks for joining me for another Memory Lane Monday. I hope you'll share a tale from your past on your own blog and then link back here. Don't worry if you haven't written it yet. You'll have a whole week to link back (below).

Wishing you a wonderful week!

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Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Hi Donna,
Love that photo of your Uncle, he sure does look like Paul Anka, so handsome... that bear is so sweet, I still have my Teddy from when I was little ~ Thanks for Memory Lane, I love to look back at old pictures, mine for this week are My Kids when they were young, Priceless Memories!

Vickie said...

Thanks for sharing, I love, love, love family history. :)

Junk Exchange said...

uncle johnny is quite the looker ... gorgeous eyes .. then and now .. loving bears like the one you have .. such love .. thank you for sharing ..

love ya' troy

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

That was a sweet post, Donna. It was fun learning about your family.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Great memories Donna! I enjoyed this post of your Uncle Johnny.
It is awesome that we can Skype and visit with our family and friends.
I did manage to join you this month for Memory Lane Monday. Aren't you proud of me. lol
Love ya

Queenie Believe said...

He really does look like Paul Anka! Your Uncle looks like a wonderful and sweet man.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Marydon said...

Precious memories, sweet friend. And he sure does remind me of Paul Anka, also. To
cuddle the bear for so long & still have it to treasure .. lucky you.

I joined linky but have NO clue why or what is going on. I just followed you there too.

Have a beautiful day, my friend.

Minimiss said...

Lovely photos Donna. There is defintely a family likeness between your uncle and your Mum. I think it's the great smile.

Createology said...

Hello to your Uncle Johnny and to CoCo. What a treasure both are. I do see the Paul Anka resemblence. I love the fact that you have your beloved teddy bear still to this day. Thank you for sharing your family memories. Teddy Bear Hugs...

Michelle May said...

What a handsome fella. His eyes are gorgeous. I love that little bear he gave you. Sweet!


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