Friday, January 9, 2015

{52 Snapshots of Life} Week 2: Music


The theme for week two of the 52 Snapshots of Life Photo Challenge hosted by The Lazy Pit Bull is music, and at first trying to give it a "cat slant" kind of had me stumped. Then my eyes landed upon one of my most cherished cat collectibles, a cat music box:


My earliest memory of this music box is that my mother gave it to me when I was a very little girl. During a quick online search I discovered that it was produced in 1980 by Seymour Mann, so I would have been only 3 years old at the time. I remember sitting on the bed with my mom and being completely enchanted by the music box when she would wind it up for me and it would play "You Light Up My Life". It was incredibly precious to me even as a child and I was always very careful while handling it.

My mother and I are extremely close, and one of the many things we have in common is our deep love for cats. She always told me the two cats on the music box were a mother and daughter, her and I. Almost 35 years later that is still what I see when I look at it.

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18 comments:

Emma said...

What a special memory photo! Perfect!

The Meezers or Billy said...

very nice!

The Island Cats said...

That music box is so precious!

Anonymous said...

Precious memories and precious music box!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That is very sweet.

Christina Berry said...

Oh, so very sweet. I love it! Thanks for joining us again this week for #52Snapshots!

Caren Gittleman said...

that is such a beautiful memory and photo, thank you for sharing! xoxo

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

What a powerful memory and a beautiful story.

Anonymous said...

Dat's very purretty.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

Cathy Keisha said...

That’s so cute!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful music box and such lovely memories. I think you found the perfect cat slant for this week's challenge.

Poodle At Play said...

Both box and memory are absolutely beautiful!

M. K. Clinton said...

That is so sweet and a treasure for sure.

Marty the Manx said...

You are so lucky :) I have a trinket box that has a mother holding her child hand that my mom gave me that is my treasure from my Mom :)

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

What a lovely thing - and such a sweet memory to go along with it!

Cascadian Nomads Bethany said...

I am just so charmed by the fact that your music photo as well as such special memories are cat themed. Purrfect!!!

Amy Boyer said...

Thank you for sharing that sweet memory and music box. Perfect choice for combining cats and music.

Pawesome Cats said...

What a adorable music box and a treasured memory - thanks for sharing!