Category Archives: Childhood memories

The Night My Teenage Self Wanted to Protect My Father

I remember this night in my head so vividly, like it was yesterday. I think I was about 14 or 15 years old at the time. My mother usually made us go to bed around 9 pm on school nights. … Continue reading

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Sticky Fingers

When my sisters and I were in elementary school, someone kept stealing my oldest sister’s lunch money coins. Our next door neighbor, Mrs. Startup, happened to work in the school cafeteria and was the lunch room lady who took the … Continue reading

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Milk Delivery Days

When I was growing up in the 1960s, our family had a milk man.  I can remember Mr. Taylor’s bluish gray milk truck like it was yesterday.  We had a silver insulated “milk porch box” on the back porch where … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Memories

My memories of kindergarten days are at best a little fuzzy.  My sisters and I each attended kindergarten at a local Presbyterian Church which was about a three-minute drive from our house. Years later, I would attend Brownie and Girl … Continue reading

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Lollipop Lessons

My mother and two sisters used to tell a story from my childhood in the mid 1960s that I don’t remember too well. It’s all very fuzzy in my brain. There was a five-and-dime close to where we live that … Continue reading

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Childhood Tetherball

Do kids play Tetherball anymore? I grew up in a wonderful neighborhood in the 60s and 70s.  It was a typical neighborhood for that era where the husbands got up and went to work every morning and the wives stayed … Continue reading

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Mope

I’ve said this before, but sometimes it amuses me as to the things that first pop into my head when I read the WordPress one-word daily prompt.  Today’s word is mope. Upon seeing that word, a memory popped in my … Continue reading

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