Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Thursday Thirteen #8

Thirteen Things on my side-by-side refrigerator doors

This refrigerator has been in my house since we built it 30 years ago. It is a gold side-by-side Frigidaire, and has been used for a bulletin board all these years. First, it was for my kids, and now it is for our grandchildren. It may look messy to some, but to us, there are memories being made. I didn't have time to make pictures, so you will have to use your imagination.

  1. Fuzzy dog face made by my daughter when she was in Kindergarten. And, she’s now 35!
  2. Small upright piano that plays music, given to me by my sister-in-law
  3. Mr. Fix-It wind chimes magnet, given to my husband by his sister, because he is constantly fixing something for her.
  4. 2 butterflies – one crocheted by my mother, and the other one is cloth that she bought from a lady and gave it to me.
  5. A golden angel magnet given to me by my mother.
  6. Magnet map of Australia sent to my by a special Internet friend
  7. Pell City Panthers paw magnet, representing the PC Panthers football team, for which my oldest grandson plays.
  8. Minature fly swat with fly attached, made and given to me by a sweet woman with whom we used to sing, and she is now deceased
  9. A 4th generation picture of my Mother, me, my daughter, and her daughter, when my granddaughter was 2. She is now 16, and a JR in high school.
  10. An apple magnet from The Apple Barn in Pigeon Forge, TN
  11. An artistic drawing made for me by my granddaughter. She does them occasionally for her papa and me, and throws away the old ones.
  12. A colorful magnet that says “God couldn’t be everywhere, so he made Grandmas.”
  13. 2 Bandaid magnets advertising the clinic where my daughter has worked for over 16 years.
Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

1. Margie
2. Margie
3. Southern Girl
4. Lisa
5. My Splatter Painted Life
6. kelli
7. kelli
8. Two T\'s in a Tub
9. Kimmy
10. Lindsey
11. my 2 cents
12. kaye
13. Crse
14. kristarella
15. nadnuts
16. Friday\'s Child
17. Regina
18. Denise
19. Irish Church Lady
20. carmen
21. Tink
22. wrigley
23. Goofy girl
24. hailey
25. Lisa
26. Mama Duck
27. Suzy
28. Mom Nancy
29. Carolyn
30. Jenny Ryan
31. Shandra
32. Karen G
33. kontan
34. Marti
35. Stacy
36. on the Rock
37. mar
38. Mandy
39. Bloggin\' Outloud
40. Cheryl
41. The Shrone
42. KristinaBrooke
43. Virginia!
44. Heather\'s Roller Coaster Life
45. Heather\'s Funny Thoughts
46. Candy Minx
47. Zoe
48. Raggedy
49. presentstorm
50. e
51. meredith
52. Geekwif
53. DK Raymer
54. Janet
55. Kailani
56. Cindi
57. Norma
58. The Momma
59. nathalitanis
60. anneberit

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Margaret said...

Great list of magnets. I have ABC's all over mine. Have a great Thursday. -M

Southern Girl said...

I love fridges that are covered with a family's history! Bare fridges kinda creep me out. ;)

Lisa said...

A clutter fridge is the sign of love in the house! (I just made that up! Can you tell? heh)

Have a great Thursday!

Lindsay said...

Great List... I will haev to remember this for future 13's

Anonymous said...

Neat list! I have pictures and magnets all over my fridge!

Tan said...

Great list! Nothing says "home" like a cluttered fridge!

Kimmy said...

Fun list! Sounds like my fridge! Well, except I've only had it for 6 years, but still it's full of much of the same... sentimental gifts and memories!
Happy T13... my list is up!

Anonymous said...

What a great List and idea to make the fridge less yuky to look at!

Lindsey said...

Awwww, what fun!! And since all these great things are on your fridge, everyone can see who you really are when they come to visit! Happy TT!

Unknown said...

I love keeping things my kids make at school. My MIL kept a keychain my husband made for her 35 birthday, on his next year, she said she was giving it back to him.
Great list....Happy Thursday.
Thanks for stopping by mine.

K said...

A great idea for a list! Sounds like alot of these things have special memories for you.

Have a great Thursday! :)

kaye said...

i love fridge magnets!i collect them too.i make sure i get at least two for a souvenir to every place ive been.

crse said...

i dont even have 13 things on my fridge! I need to decorate!

Anonymous said...

Wow! I don't have kids so so far we just have those fridge poetry magnets.


Never is anything fuzzy nor messy if it has beautifuly memories that go along with it.
My TT13 is up too.

Nadiah Alwi - Write at Home Mom said...

I like butterfly magnets, too :D

thanks for visiting my TT!

Gina said...

I can imagine what the fridge looks like! We had a green one when I was growing up and it was all the rage to have a double door!
Friges are for posting, ours is always hidden by magnets, drawings, school menu's and other important stuff! I am also filing this away for a future 13!

Anonymous said...

No refrigerator is complete without tons of magnets and art work! :)

Irish Church Lady :) said...

I like a clean looking fridge myself despite the fact that mine looks like yours!~ LOL Saving all the kids artwork has always been a conundrum for me. I eventually tossed most of it but kept some special pieces.

Thanks for visiting! Glad you liked the 70's flashback.

Carmen said...

i think refrigerators make great gallery spaces. :)

Carmen said...

i think refrigerators make great gallery spaces. :)

Tink said...

What a nice list! We don't have very big fridges over here, but I get the picture. :-)
My TT is about my new kitten.

Anonymous said...

the fridge is such a nice way to display memories. 30 yrs, wow!

Heather said...

What a fun topic idea! Interesting memories of your fridge!

Anonymous said...

ahh so many things! ours just has some fuzzy men from IKEA!

Great TT! Mines up

Lisa said...

That little piano sounds cool!

My TT is up - have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Just visiting and came across your Thursday 13! I especially enjoyed reading about #9...the generation picture!! How very sweet, and something to be so proud of.

Drop by sometime. I'd love to have you visit.

Mama Duck said...

Wowie! I have the ABCs and animal halves all over my fridge ;). Happy TT - ours is up!

Anonymous said...

My fridge is bare right now...due to selling our home. Usually it's covered with all sorts of pictures, too. Loved this post!

Anonymous said...

we're past the art stage, but the fridge still has our family calendar and other important stuff info that is going on.

Great List. Thanks for stopping by!

Just Nancy said...

What great memories! I don't have that many but the bottom is covered with ABC magnets and pictures my son brings home from preschool. The top has my daughter's chore calendar, the calendar from her school and the aerobic class schedule from the Y.

Thanks for stopping by my TT!

Anonymous said...

What a sweet list :)

Changed by His Love said...

I love how you said it's a place for memories. That's so true. I hope the kids and grandkids view it as such as well. Thanks for sharing your list!
My Birthday TT is up!

Anonymous said...

If you want to know a lot about someone, look at their fridge!

Thanks for stopping by and yes, Bham AL. I grew up in Jasper. Bham is our home away from our current location. (I refuse to call it home, lol)

Anonymous said...

What a nice list. I use my frige for a gallery too. :) Happy Thursday!

Becky said...

Love the list. It sounds like my fridge before we got the new Stainless on. However, my husband taped a cartoon to speaks to the sanity of people who live in their house while doing renovations. Particularly on point when you conisder that a 6 foot section of my kitchen wall was open tothe outdoors yesterday as he replaced some termite invested joists and window frames. Next step: brand new cabinets and countertops. Yea!

Anonymous said...

What a great T13 - I may have to swipe this idea for a future one. Your refrigerator sounds just like ours - sort of a patchwork of our lives, memories of people and places. My mom never let us hang one single thing on her fridge, and mine is full of pictures, magnets from places we've traveled, Christmas photos, clippings from the newspaper, and more old pictures :) Love it!

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by my T13 earlier :)

on the Rock said...

Love staring at all the things people put on their fridges. Thanks for stopping by!

MaR said...

I love "busy" fridges, the 4-generation picture sounds lovely. But so does the rest of your list too! Love magnes and memories. Happy TT!!!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea for a T13. I have a fly swatter, and there's a permanent fly attached, or a mosquito.. and they are real lol.

Thnx for sharing your fridge stuff :=)


Lyn said...

So, you never clean off your fridge either, eh? lol - My T13 is up at Bloggin' Outloud -

Anonymous said...

Awesome TT! You reminded me I need to reorganize mine.

The Shrone said...

I'm suprised you have so many things that are quite "old" still on the fridge! LOL! At least you don't have any really out-dated calendars, like my mom!

Thanks for visiting my TT!

Anonymous said...

Fridges are sort of like time machines. What a cool idea for a t13.

My T13 is up!

Heather Smith said...

Great idea for a list! My refrigerator door is bare right now, and I was just thinking the other day that I need some magnets or something!

Candy Minx said...

Boy, I think you should approach Fridgidaire witha pitch for a commercial, that would be incredible with you near the friedge talking about it. I am so impressed you have art from one of your daughters still on the friedge...sometimes time can stand still, no? What a terrific set of memories you have there...and I agree with others, that piano sounds awesome, and the fly swat is hilarious.


Anonymous said...

We have diet sheets, a note pad, just a couple of magnets and a magnetic ruler that I use if I need to measure anythign n the kitchen. One of my best ever gadget purchases, I can always find it!

Raggedy said...

Great idea for a post!
I loved it.
My TT is up
Have a wonderful Thursday!

Tracy S said...

I have collected magnets for years. It always makes a kitchen "homey" to me when I see the fridge full of magnets... :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Anonymous said...

Great list!! We only have a couple of magnets on our fridge...and lots of those numbers and alphabet letters which keep falling off because they're so cheap. :\

Julie said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my Thursday 13 :)

Sounds like you have one interesting, colorful refridgerator! That's sweet that you have one of your daughter's drawings displayed after all these years.

Geekwif said...

Very nice list. It sounds like you have a busy and productive family!

Happy Thursday!

DK said...

What a fun list! Stop by and visit my blog when you get a chance. This is my first TT!

Anonymous said...

I have a gazillion magnets on my fridge, along with the trash day schedule LOL!

Thanks for visiting :-)

Trisha said...

It is almost as if your fridge tells the story of your life and who you are. Thanks for stopping by my TT.

Trisha said...

It is almost as if your fridge tells the story of your life and who you are. Thanks for stopping by my TT.

Anonymous said...

It's great that all those things represent something. Happy T13 and thanks for stopping by!

Happy Mama to Three said...

Sounds like your refrigerator is a magnetic scrapbook. I am sure you treasure every moment and memory those items bring to mind. Great TT.

My TT is up and running

Norma said...

That's an archive! The new models seem to have plastic finishes and don't hold magnets. What will women do! How will they know who they are?

Thanks for visiting my TT.

Mary Jo said...

Wow - I've been to the Apple Barn too - my parents own a cabin in Pigeon Forge!

Great list! Thanks for stopping by mine yesterday!

Amanda said...

great list! Mine is a mess of art projects, shopping lists and magnets!

Anonymous said...

We have a mishmash of everything from appointment reminders, receipts, pictures, etc.

Sometimes it's hard to find the door handle. LOL

Great list!

Anonymous said...

I love spending time to read all the things people put on their fridge. Its the best way to tell someones character!
Have a good weekend,
and thanks for visiting my TT!

Anonymous said...

sorry, my computer isn't working with me today, can't seem to log in... :(
Anonymous stands for "Nathalie -" :)

Carol said...

Where's the photo? I really want to see this fridge. The upright piano has me intrigued. And I'm a sucker for fine art - most especially art from fine kiddos.

Photos! Must have photos!

Anonymous said...

I love such refridgerator doors :D Mine is filled with memories too! Great TT idea!