{Giveaway} Bambi, brings back so many beautiful memories

 

When I was younger I spent a lot of time with my Nan.  My Nan meant the world to me, she had 1 husband, 7 children and 19 grandchildren and was your typical old fashioned housewife, she baked, cleaned and sewed.  I never once saw a pile of dirty dishes in the sink or clean washing waiting to be put away, somehow she kept on top of it all.  Growing up we spent a lot of time together, she always found time to play card games, board games, teach us to sew and read us books.  One book that I always remember her reading was Bambi, I’d sit on her lap as she read the book to me.  She told a story so well putting on character voices.   When my cousins came to visit I remember lying across the arm of her chair while they sat with her listening to this sad but lovely tale. 

On the weekend I watched with my kids Bambi on DVD for the first time.  I couldn’t help but need to have one child on my lap to help hold back my tears and memories, especially when Thumper says “Eating greens is a special treat, It makes long ears and great big feet. But it sure is awful stuff to eat” and the kids favourite quote was Flower says “Oh, that’s all right. He can call me a Flower if he wants to; I don’t mind”, it was like I could hear my Nan, bitter sweet.  I am so happy I got to experience this movie with my children, they each loved the movie.  It had it’s sad moments, but the lovely music, ever so beautiful water colour graphics, values of family, friendship and love made it a glorious night of TV in our household.

This post is sponsored by Nuffnang

Bambi is being re-released 30 March 2011 (Just in time for easter, this could be a really lovely gift to give) – Rating: G – Genre: Animation/Friendly

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The giveaway – 1 Bambi DVD

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48 comments

Danielle March 22, 2011 - 5:28 AM

My childhood memories of visiting my Oma are of lazy days wondering her beautiful garden picking flowers, cooking and she would do the dishes, and many evenings of playing board games. I never noticed her Dutch accent that so many found hard to understand. My Pa would return home after work as the milkman with a ‘Big M’ for afternoon tea and he would share his cheese with the red stuff on it (Edam). Pa is with me everyday in spirit. Oma is turning 80 this year and still going strong with 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

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Jodie-lee Hoe March 22, 2011 - 6:48 AM

One of my favourite memories with my grandma occured most summers when my grandparents made their annual trip down to victoria to spend the christmas/summer holidys with all the family. my three sisters and i would go down to apollo bay to spend a few weeks with them which we all enjoyed…but what i enjoyed most, was on a tuesday night my grandma would put my sisters to bed and then would sneak me off (with a bag of lollies) to the community centre to play BINGO with the locals! its only a small town, so the number of people and prizes weren’t very big, but it was a bonus if i won, even if it was only $5!
at the age of 72 my grandma is still as active as ever. she gave up the BINGO to join a lawn bowls club where she brags about her 3 daughters, 8 grand-daughters and 2(almost 4, my sister and cousin are both pregnant!) great-grand daughters!

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Erin March 22, 2011 - 7:02 AM

My Nana was a talented seamstress, making toys and clothing for her children and grandchildren.

My favourite memory of my Nana is visiting her sewing room and sorting through her “miscellaneous” box. She would collect little pieces of lace, odd buttons, zippers, etc. for my sister and I to look at and use in our craft projects. She taught me how to use her sewing machine and helped me to sew together the hand puppet that I designed for my sister’s birthday.

My Nana is 94 this June and, although she no longer does much sewing, she now collects the things that my son is interested in – empty boxes, little toy cars, wooden animals and pegs.

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Alicia March 22, 2011 - 7:19 AM

My grandmother would pick me up every Sunday morning and we would head off to the local markets. Both of us would wander the stalls, pick fresh fruit and I was always spoilt with something. I just loved it, it was something we both enjoyed and could do together, fond memories.

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Sandi March 22, 2011 - 7:39 AM

As a kid, I would stay at Nana’s quite a bit. Loved being there for the weekends. We would get up at 5.00 am and go for a long walk around the big oval across the road from her house. We always went out walking, “just for exercise” she would say. We played cards.. never for money, always for matchsticks lol. And checkers. She loved playing checkers. I have fond memories of sitting on the back step watching her chop the wood for the hot water and the fire oven. And helping her make the best scones ever!

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Katie March 22, 2011 - 7:57 AM

I have so many lovely memories of my Nana who passed away a while ago now. She would often take me out on outings, we would catch the bus and ferry and go into ‘town’. One of those outings was to see Bambi in the cinema. My sister and I hid under the seats during the scary bit while nana did her best to comfort us. She was a beautiful lady who loved playing and having fun with us and loved us very much. I miss her.

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Tanya March 22, 2011 - 8:09 AM

Mine is playing bingo with her on New Year’s Eve- Poor grandma must often have got dumped with us, but she took it all in her stride and pulled out her little home bingo set!

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Sarah March 22, 2011 - 8:17 AM

My lovely memories were baking in Nana’s little kitchen. To this day, I can still remember the vibrant green kitchen and the plastic bowl and utensils we used to make pastry. She showed me how to use light fingers to make the pastry just right. We made homemade apple pies, cheese and onion and fruit mince. To this day, I still love baking. Despite her age and being on a pension, she looked after me as a teenager when things were not going too well at home. I will always be thankful to her in ensuring my future continued in the right path… RIP Nana B xx

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nikke miller March 22, 2011 - 8:34 AM

My favourite memory of my nan, was watching her cook, she used to make so many yummy slices, my favourite was white christmas.
She used to let me help out with putting the ingredients in & always let me have a taste, If I was really good she would let me lick the bowl, I used to sit on her lap waiting for them to cook with a hot chocolate and when they were ready I was always allowed to have the very first one, today I cook alot of those recipes for my family & my little girl loves it the same!

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Aleesa March 22, 2011 - 11:20 AM

My favourite memory of my nan, was going over to her house to stay the night. We would eat dinner in the lounge room (!) with little fold up trays in front of us. We would have a nice warm bath, with water from the gas boiler in the bathroom (the sort where it was above the tub, and you light it underneath. sooo not safe!), and then the next day playing in her yard and picking petunias and pansies.

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mellie jane March 22, 2011 - 11:24 AM

I LOVED THAT I USED TO GET TO GO TO MY NANS EVERY SCHOOL HOLIDAYS IT WAS GREAT WE’D GO THROUGH HER SHEDS OF STUFF AND I WOULD GO “SHOPPING” AS I CALLED IT AND WE WOULD GO BOWLING TOGETHER I LOVED THAT TIN=ME WITH MYNAN GRANDPARENTS ARE SO IMPORTANT.

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Rekha March 22, 2011 - 12:38 PM

My childhood memories are fully with all the times I spent with my grandma. I have never seen anyone so organised and nver in mess/ tension to do things. My best times would be dinner, when all the cousins will sit around her, and she used to serve/feed dinner to each one of us, telling her child hood stories. I could never forget it. My kids miss all that.
On a note, I have to say this, my niece, who is now 2 years strted to watch bambi when she was 6 months. She was very fond of it and that was the first proper word from her mouth when she was 8 months…

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Amy Keep March 22, 2011 - 1:05 PM

Both my grandmothers were deceased by the time I was three months old so I never got to create and remember such memories. I’m hoping my girls will have memories like the ones posters have detailed above and I plan to be around long enough to create some for my grandchildren 🙂

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Jacki March 22, 2011 - 1:50 PM

My favourite memory with my Nan is the time she came to babysit when my parents were away. She helped us bake a sponge cake and we were allowed to eat it for dinner! Such a treat!

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Kim Lawrence March 22, 2011 - 2:25 PM

I remember sitting with my Nan sharing her favourite lollies (Pink & White Marshmallows). She would enjoy her cup of tea & we’d chat about lots of different things, while we split up our stash of marshmallows. I remember holding her hand often and feeling her wrinkly soft skin, you could move it around on her arm or hand – something we all have to look forward to in old age!! Oh what I’d give to feel her soft wrinkly skin today. When she died I bought a large packet of pink & white marshmallows and sprinkled them into her grave…Love you and miss you Nan

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Jodi March 22, 2011 - 2:42 PM

As a child I was deathly scared of the dark, for some reason even more so when I stayed with my Nan.
She would relish the opportunity to escape my Pops snoring or ‘chainsnoring’ as we would giggle and call it, she would curl up in bed with me and create what my cousin and I called a ‘nest’ out of her body, where I would snuggle, safe and warm – the safest, happiest place on earth xo RIP NAN xo

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Mandy Ferry March 22, 2011 - 3:30 PM

I always loved to play cards with my nan, and every school holidays when I was young I’d go stay with her and go to bingo. I’d play all the used cards. Gosh I loved it!

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Carly March 22, 2011 - 4:12 PM

My favourite memory of my Nanna is also one of the last ones I have of her. The Easter before she died we went to visit her in the hospital. She had 15 grandchildren and she had managed to get each and every one of us an Easter egg. It was something so small but I look back know and realise how important we must have been for her to go to that effort for us even though she was terminally ill. I love you Nanna.

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Sarah March 22, 2011 - 5:48 PM

My Nan lived in the U.K , I am in Australia
( she passed away years ago ) but I always remember the times we had together when I got the chance to fly over when I was a kid. She would always treat me and my brother to sweets and lollies lol
Always made us feel special and safe and like we had seen her every week even though we lived thousands of miles away,it felt like we had never left her.
I bawled when she passed away many years ago now,I felt close to her even though she was far away,I always remember her birthday every year.

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katie March 22, 2011 - 6:59 PM

My fondest memories of my Oma are “Kafee klatsch”.. having coffee and cake together on a Sunday afternoon, or sometimes more often.. Chatting about all sorts of things – I always loved that she had red toenails even until she passed away at the age of 91, and wore high heels all the time.. Such a great woman – cherished in my heart forever..

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melzeiher March 22, 2011 - 7:13 PM

my fondest childhood memory of my Nan is the sweet cup of tea and butter ladden toast she always had ready when we pulled up after a full days drive from adelaide, chillen on the couch watching the footy/cricket/sport. I am lucky i can still do this as she is 83 and no signs of stopping!!(and with all her own teeth!)

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Kath March 22, 2011 - 9:40 PM

I always think of staying over at my Ma and Pop’s place and Ma waking us up each morning with 2 Adora Cream Wafers! A great start to the day…

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Melanie Graham March 22, 2011 - 10:24 PM

My grandma came over for a six month stay from England back in 1976. I was 7 years old then. My fondest memory is sitting on her lap in an old, comfy rocking chair. She would have a cup of tea close by and would read to me from my story book. I loved it. I remember being so comfy and relaxed that sometimes I would fall asleep on her lap.

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Tracy Foye March 22, 2011 - 10:37 PM

My favourite memory of my Nan, was her appearance and her cookie jar haha. She was short and cute with a round belly and a big smile. Everytime I seen her, she would get her cookie jar down to give me a cookie. It was a monk, with a round belly wrapped in a brown gown and a bald head…She always seemed happy to see me. Although these are just simple little memories, I cherish them, as I was only 5 years old when she passed away… R.I.P Nan xox

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Bek March 22, 2011 - 10:50 PM

I was also incredibly close to my Nan, loved her to bits. I was pregnant with my daughter and had complete placenta previa so I really couldn’t even leave the house much less travel the 750kms down south to be with my Nan as she was dying. She died about 6 weeks before my gorgeous daughter was born. One memory that springs to mind is sitting with Nan in her lounge watching the Bert Newton Show (one of her ‘serials’ – I thought she meant ‘cereal’!) and eating the special lunch she’d made. And when I couldn’t finish it all she’d just say, “That’s fine love, you’ve done well”.

Oh all the memories start coming back don’t they??!!

We’re lucky to have had such incredible Nans xx

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Kimberlee Tan March 23, 2011 - 12:20 AM

eating her traditional steamed bun with her outside in her garden 🙂

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Anne March 23, 2011 - 8:52 AM

I didn’t have any grandparents growing up – looks like I missed out big time. I would love to create these memories for my children and my mother, mother-in-law. Memories that make you feel warm and relaxes and that last forever.

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Fiona Preston March 23, 2011 - 9:30 AM

My Nana was in her 80’s by the time I was 7 and yet she still did so many wonderful things for and with me. I remember walking to New Farm park, which took about an hour each way, just so I could play on a swing. When I think of the effort of this now I am amazed at her stamina but she did it just for me which made it so very special and a memory I will always treasure.

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Kylie W March 23, 2011 - 5:48 PM

The first person and thing that springs to mind when I think of my favourite memory of my Nan, is actually my Step-Dad’s Mum, whom I called Nan. My favourite childhood memory is her sitting and patiently teaching me how to crochet when I was 11. I kept that little square of crochet for years, using it as a doll blanket for my Barbie dolls 🙂

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Lisa Braaksma March 23, 2011 - 7:20 PM

Reading your post also brings tears to my eyes, I never had any nanna’s, both of mine died before I was born (and even before my existence actually), one grandfather I never met and the other I never knew till after I was married.

With this in mind however, I can see what a wonderful experience and precious gift it is for my 7 children to have both sets of grandparents and they can (and do) share every moment you mentioned above with them, when either of them are visiting. I live in Victoria and both sets of grandparents live in NSW.

My parents only have my seven, however, my husbands parents have a total of 45 grandchildren and either of them don’t neglect ANY of them!

Oh and as for Bambi, it’s the most beautiful Disney movie created… I love the part when Bambi is trying to say “bird”!

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Tia March 23, 2011 - 8:43 PM

My favourite childhood memory with my grandma is colouring in with her pretty pictures of animals and her teaching me to sew. Unfortunately my parents stopped speaking to my grandparents when I was 10 so missed out on a lot of opportunities.

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Colette. March 23, 2011 - 9:15 PM

My Nana use to look after me when my parents were at work, she lived with us until she had to move into a home.
My favourite memory is that my nana use to teach me to play cards … I use to know all the ‘old favs’ … i wish I still knew them now!

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Chrissy March 24, 2011 - 8:07 AM

My favourite memory with my Granma is of riding her horse during Pony Camp every October school holidays until I was 14. Loved it. I love that she gave me my first pony and saddle and when my grandparents sold their farm, both pony’s came to live with us.

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Belinda March 24, 2011 - 10:30 AM

Spending the school holidays with my Nin & she would make me homemade chippies 🙂 Yummm & she would show me all the photos of my Mum when she was young!! Love it!

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Vicky Moran March 25, 2011 - 1:03 PM

My fav memory of my Nana is when we used to write to each other via snail mail. I loved getting her letters in the mail!

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Vicky Moran March 25, 2011 - 1:04 PM

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jasmine March 26, 2011 - 10:22 AM

So many fond & favourite memories of my Nan. My number one favourite memory is, sitting together in the shade of the huge acorn tree, searching for the elusive lucky four leaf clover! ( Nan was Scottish & superstitious!). I never found any but somehow Nan would always find one and she always shared. 38 years later I still have a four leaf clover pressed in a childhood book, my lovely Nan xoxo

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Cass March 26, 2011 - 11:26 AM

My favourite memory of my nan is playing Scrabble every holidays with her. I know it did wonders for my vocabulary and spelling! I still love the game and think of her whenever I play.

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Tam March 26, 2011 - 12:31 PM

We used to have full family Sunday Roast Lunches (ie around 25 family members used to congregate to Nanna’s for Sunday Lunch!). These were always full of fun, laughter and lots of yummy food shared between Nanna, Aunties, Uncles, Mum, Dad, cousins and my 2 siblings!

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Amanda Gorton March 27, 2011 - 2:56 PM

My nan always made me giggle when together we would watch movies only to see her doze off with her dentures falling out and drowl running from the sides of her mouth. She’d wake with a jump not realising what she had missed that was so funny!

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Nicole March 27, 2011 - 5:17 PM

My fondest memery of my nan is watching The Sound Of Music or any Shirly Temple movie on TV while eating condenced milk from a plate with a spoon, I was only aloud a little but it was the greatest treat.

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Cathy March 28, 2011 - 10:09 PM

My favourite memories of my Nan were going to have afternoon (devonshire) tea at Newstead House in Brisbane. We would walk along the river and then go through the house. Nan would tell us stories of her days as a child and then would share with us ghost stories that her mother told her as a child.

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Nicole March 29, 2011 - 5:39 PM

My favourite memory with my Nanna (my great-gran), was visiting during school holidays and getting to be her little helper in the kitchen and outside in the garden. She had the most beautiful aprons that she made herself many years ago, that we would put on before making the yummiest pumpkin scones. I’d sit up near the kitchen bench and watch her bake them with I’ve attempted the receipe on my own in the years since her passing but they never turn out just like Nanna’s 🙁

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Kimberley Belford March 29, 2011 - 8:14 PM

My “Mar” was an amazing cook everytime I would spend time with her she would bo cooking.I loved to learn different recipes from her. Also LOVED the apron she made for me

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Kellie March 29, 2011 - 8:25 PM

My favorite would be going to Tweed Heads every Thursday with Nan. We used to go there so that she could put the NSW lotto on, then we would look around the shops, do what needed to be done and then go to the local fish and chips and sit for awhile eating lunch and watching the birds and ducks.. It was something that was done even when I got older and had my own children. I miss my Nan alot and it is such a great memory for myself and my children. When we are on the coast we go there and have fish and chips with the kids, and my eldest daughter remembers going here.. MISS YOU Nan xxoo

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Erin Merrin March 30, 2011 - 7:24 AM

My favourite childhood memory with my nan is helping her in the kitchen and learning all the tricks of the trade. Especially curling the butter to place on the table at lunch and dinner time or as she used to call it, dinner and tea. Plus also enjoying a cup of tea or as my mother nows says a cup of warm sweet milk with a teabag waved over the top, as I still have it to this day!

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Michelle March 30, 2011 - 7:29 AM

My fave memory of my nanna was her cooking. She had 16 kids and lots more grandchildren. Despite that there was always enough food when we visited. She made the BEST Thomas Cake – eggs, butter, sugar, glace cherries, glace pineapple for Christmas time. Thanks for the memories. 🙂

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