Monday, December 15, 2008


Can I help you grandma?

OMD! Lots of matches...

This one is nice....

Putting them back...


When my grandpa was younger (many years ago!), he used to travel a lot due to his job. He has a big collection of matches from all the places he had to visit. He has had them for more than 30 years. And he does not let anybody to touch them. But.... my mom noticed that the glass where they are had lots of dust. So, my grandma decided to clean them. And she let me help her. It took us more than 2 hours because my grandpa was there too and he was remembering all those places. It was fun!
Have a good night


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

I bet that was furry khool fur them to do!

I bet woo were glad to be their little assistant!


Emily and Ike said...

What a cool collection!

Thor and Jack said...

Que bela coleção! Vocês devem ter se divertido muito =)
Tenha uma ótima noite, Lorenza!

Brownie said...

Esas cajas de fosforos son de todo el mundo? GENIAL :B!!!

Como son tantos creo que duraron mucho en limpiar!

The Musketeers said...

That's a very cool collection there Lorenza !!

well this sucks said...

Whoa! It's so cool how many match boxes you have! What a unique object to collect!!!

Lacy said...

w00f's Lorenza, mama says its pawsome fur hoomans to think back in their memories...thats a pawsome collection he has...

b safe,

Aki and Poopie said...

wow.. your grandma has a nice hobby lorenza. i think collecting items run in your family.

she is just as fond of matches as you are of clothes. *wink*

drooly kisses,


MJ's doghouse said...

that was a fun idea...maybe i can get my mom to get me dog treats from everywhere they visit...good times.i hope nobody actually lights one of those could have a bon fire in your house...

T-man's mom said...

I used to collect matchbooks too so understand how your Grandpa feels. You were very patient while he did his're a good girl!

T-man's mom, CC-man and T-man Angel

Raising Addie said...

Oh wow you must have heard soooo many wonderful stories of his many adventures! I bet you had a lot of fun!


Koobuss said...

Wow!! That is really nice to have a collection like that.
And what fun it is to reminisce.

Love and Koobuss Kisses,

Stella said...

My Mom says there is nothing like having a good helper when there is a job to do. Good for you, Lorenza, for being so helpful!



欢迎来到-Fi Fi 宝贝的地盘 said...

Hello Lorenza,
Nice to meet you,sorry my mummy is taiwanese so her english no good,very happy to see your blog,cheers


Snowball said...

Wow! Thats a lot of matches. I wish I was there to listen to your grandpa's stories!


Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Lorenza
Wow that is a lot of match books. Your grandpa must have been to many, many places. What did he use to do before he retired?
See you soon.
Love Ruby

Randi said...

que buena requerda!

(my mom's spanish is really bad..)

What a neato collection!

love & licks,

Yogui said...

¡GUAUUU! Vaya colección de cerillas... si que ha viajado tu abubipe, deben ser muy interesantes las historias que te cuenta de sus viajes.
Un fuerte Patiabrazo

Huskee and Hershey said...

WOWEEEEE... That is A LOT of matches!! (Oh, and don't play with matches, Lorenza!)

Bae Bae said...

That's alot of match box. what a pawsome collection

~ Bae

Bobby said...

Thats great, It must bring a lot of good memories to your Grandpa

Pipa said...

Soooo sweet, Lorenza!
You are definitely sooo sweet!


BrandytheGreat said...

Wow, my hooman has a collection of matchboxes in her house too!

Simba and Jazzi said...

Dropping by to say hello. Hope you had a good weekend.

Simba x

Anonymous said...

Wow, Lorenza, what a nifty project to help with!

Your friend,

Constança Lucas said...

many many matches

Lorenza your red dress is nice


Daisy said...

How fun to take a walk down Memory lane!

Amber-Mae said...

I bet it's just as fun as collecting stamps! That sure is a LOT of matches.

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Clover said...

Hi Lorenza!
It does sound like you had a fun time. Your grandpa must have enjoyed thinking of those memories!
Love Clover xo

Chef said...

That was nice of you to help dust off the matchbook holder! That's a very nice collection of memories.

By the way, is that YOU on my latest blog post, Lorenza???


Sharon said...

That is a very cool collection! Good job helping with the cleaning :)

S and D

Melito said...

Vaya pedazo de coleccion amiga!!
Mami me ha contado que su hermano coleccionaba encendedores y que llegó a tener unos 400 más o menos hasta que la que es su mujer le dijo que se deshiciera de ellos para su nueva casa jeje.
Lametones a montones guapa!

The Army of Four said...

That makes a very pretty display! Very colorful and great memories!
PS: You look very pretty in red!

Fred said...

Neat! What a cool way to display them!

Urban Smoothie Read said...

wow!! that's totally impressive... ur grandpa is such an adventurous person.

Lenny said...

That must have been fun to hear about all of those places. Your grandpa has traveled a lot!

Your friend, Lenny

Molly the Airedale said...

What a cool collection! If the lights ever go out in your house you'll always have a match to light a candle!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Dewey Dewster said...

Wow Lorenza....

That's a ton of matches and isn't it fun ta remember all the places where they came from ???? Oh and ya look really spiffy in yer red sweater....did yer Gram make that too???

Dewey Dewster here....

Petra said...

I'll bet your grandpa wished your grandma cleaned that glass bowl more often so he could think about where all of those matches came from. That's a great collection of matches!

Lindsay said...

What a great way to spend two hours! It's great to hear the stories behind things like that!

I liked your cowgirl dress from the last post! And Miguelito is adorable! You know, little dogs are fierce when they want to be. My Roomie's Min Pins can be downright scary!

Brown dog kisses,

The Daily Echo said...

What a cool collection! For a minute we thought you just had a lot of candles.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

That is a lot of matches you got there.. Never be without a match for a fire when it is cold..
We aren't sure when Callie will be able to herd. She needs to get a bit bigger and learn some manners..
Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Eric said...

That was a nice way to spend the time Lorenza. I bet Grandpa had a good time too. Wiry wags, Eric.

Pee S Pawsome woolie Lorenza!

Maverick the Pirate said...

Harrrrr Lorenza
that is a lot of matches Harrrr. We travle a lot Harrrr. I never thought of collecting them thogh Harrrr.
Cap'n Maverick the Pirate

Princess Eva and Brice said...

A wonderful easy thing to collect. I'm sure that it brought back many wonderful memories.

Princess Eva

CoCo said...

That is a lot of matches! That would only mean that he went to a lot of places!


Mack said...

My mom use to collect matches! When her and dad were dating and they actually use to go do fun things!

Lacy said...

w00f's Lorenza, me and my mama wuz watching the news and it wuz about the drug cartals in me and mama iz worried bout u and ur mama and ur hopes u iz all safe...and all dat killing iz nowheres near u..soo me has my paws crossed and mama has u in her prayers dat u all has a angel to watch over u, now and always...

b safe,

The Animal Doctor said...

lorenza, you are always so helpful to your family, you're a good girl.

its nice to have some "tools" to help us reminisce about the past...remembering is always a good thing. but i do not like to clean to sort things that's why i don't collect. hehehe

love, the Secretary

Sami & Baylee said...


Wow that is a lot places your grandpa has visited!

I will be sending your Christmas Card tomorrow along with a little surprise just for you! I hope you get it soon! Sorry we are getting it out so late. Mommy is slow these days.

xoxoxo Sami

Andra said...

That was fun to hear your grampa's stories!
-Luke and Liesel


you help to clean the matches! wow, that's really nice of u Lorenza

Khady Lynn said...

That is sooo khool! What wonderful memories they must have brought back! And, you did a fabulous job supervising the work!


Deefor said...

That's a lot of matches. Souvenirs from everywhere.


p.s. I like your cow dress.

Deefor said...

P.S. We got your card and we love it!!!

Toby said...

Woah, that's a LOT of matches!! There must be hundreds of them. I think you should start a collection of something too.... Maybe a huge collection of treats?

I see you're wearing a sweater too. Is it cold where you are?


i said...

Oh wow, those are a lot of matches! It must be nice going down memory lane!

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

Whoa...that's a LOT of matchboxes your Grampa has, Lorenza! Mom wishes she could be so lucky too, travelling to so many places! I'll bet you got to hear lots of cool stories of your Grampa's travels...*wink*


Katie and Gizmo said...

Wow how exciting. I wish my mum had something like that.
My daddy goes away up North about once a month but he only brings home soaps and shampoos from the hotel.


Stanley said...

YeeHaw, Cowgirl Lorenza!!

LOVE your cowpatch dress. Just make sure you don't go out into a pasture wearing that. Those bulls might mistake you for a skinny mini cow!

Your grandpa sure has been to a lot of places! How many matchbooks did he have?

And, Miguelito is stinkin' cute. Do you get to hang with him very often? Does he ever help you make your mama angry?

We just got your card last weekend! Thanks, girlie! You have a good Christmas too!

Goober love & smooches,

Anonymous said...

Wow! That is really cool that they saved all of those matchbooks!

Stanislaw said...

That's super neat. It's a really cool collection! Just make sure you don't eat any... I heard they give you terrible gas!

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

It must be fun for your grandpa to remember all the places he has gone!

Asta said...

You must have enjoyed all those gweat's so nice to wemembew places and good times, and collecting matches fwom them is agweat idea
smoochie kisses

Noah the Airedale said...

My goodness, there sure are a lot of matches in that bowl.

Noah x

Homer said...

Hi Lorenza,

My Missus used to collect matchboxes but that was long time ago. Now she's collecting fridge magnets from all over the world!


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We have cool and wet today. Your weather is as mixed up as ours..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Joe Stains said...

That is so cool, and fun that you got to hear the stories from all the places.

Dino and Family said...

Whoa! That is mightly impressive! You are a great little helper! Love, Dino

My Two Best Friends said...

WOO WOO Lorenza

What a beautiful jar of memories!!! Did you smell all of the neat places your Grandpa visited?
Thor and Marco Polo

Copito said...

oh my... wow!