|What I woke up to today|
In light of this, the Secret Subject challenge for this month is: "If you could resurrect anything from your past what would it be and why?"
The first thing I thought of was my childhood. I am so fortunate to have had a childhood where I was loved and cherished. At the time I may have had my doubts, growing up in a very strict home. But, life was so simple. My grandchildren will never experience that simplicity even though their parents are 'old-school' minded.
Growing up, my world was just that....my world. We didn't know or very much care what was happening around the rest of the globe. Life was......uncomplicated.
|Yup....I'm the little one!|
Running down the street being chased by cops, my favorite game outside -- Cops and Robbers
Someone reading me a bedtime story
Riding my brand new Schwinn Racer with my arms in the air and my eyes closed
Using crabapples as chalk to play hopscotch in the middle of the street. Cars would go around us so they would not disturb our game
Drinking water straight from the hose in the backyard, while planning a new place to hide so my friends could not find me
Running to my friends house first thing in the morning to finish the game of Monopoly we had started a week earlier
Playing Dodgeball in the school yard
Getting dressed up for church on Sunday mornings
A big roast beef or roasted chicken dinner after church
Making popcorn in the corn popper on the stove
The milkman delivering milk to our door.
The ice cream truck playing music through the loudspeaker giving me time to find a dime in my piggy bank for a fudgsicle
The Fire Department turning on the fire hydrants for the kids to run through on really hot summer days
Curling up on my mom's bed, eating frozen bing cherries or sunflower seeds while we listened to a 'soap opera' on the radio
My dad taking me to Robert Hall or Sears to buy some new dresses
Competing in hula hoops contests and spinning several hula hoops on different parts of my body at the same time -- two arms, one leg, neck, waist
Hearing the applause when I won the Regional Spelling Bee
Family talks around the dinner table
Annual church picnics
Lying in the back seat of the car with my feet out the window, on the way to summer camp
Vanilla Phosphates at Jay's Malt Shop
Getting 25 cents every Saturday after my chores were done.
Running to the corner store to buy penny candy
The Long Ranger
I Love Lucy
Father Knows Best
Walking through the woods in the dark
Swimming in the lake in the dark - fearless
Saddle Oxford shoes
Velvet dresses with satin sashes every Christmas
Pretzels in a box
Penny boxes of raisins
Spending time with the neighbors
Never having to rush
Stress was not a word in our vocabulary
Coming home from school to freshly baked cookies -- it meant my mom wasn't in bed sick where she spent most of my childhood.
But what I miss the most are my mom and dad. My mom has been gone for 50 years. My dad has been gone 33 years.
This is their wedding day -- December 1927
Please....... stop my the other contributors and see what their secret subject challenge was this month -- you'll be glad you did!
Baking in a Tornado
Southern Belle Charm
Not That Sarah Michelle
The Lieber Family Blog
Spatulas on Parade
The Angrivated Mom
The Bergham Chronicles
The Diary of an Alzheimer's Caregiver
Dinosaur Superhero Mommy
Someone Else's Genius
My Brain on Kids
Confessions of a part-time working mom
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