Category Archives: Childhood memories

The Writing on the Wall

I was reminded recently of an incident that occurred when I was eight years old and in the third grade.  Don’t ask me why this experience is still so very vivid to me, but it is. I came home from … Continue reading

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Breasts, Body Shaming, Bullying, and Body Image- Part One

It took me a good long while to decide that I was going to write this post.  I’ll just say upfront that it was difficult.  Why?  Because it’s a very personal topic.  I wasn’t sure what exactly to title this … Continue reading

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Furry Soap? Really????

Back in the 1960s when my sisters and I were growing up, there was a popular bath product called Fuzzy Wuzzy Bath Soap. Any baby boomers out there who remember Fuzzy Wuzzy soap? Well, I remember it well because my … Continue reading

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Little Girl Thief

I don’t know why I stole the money from the purse.  I was plenty old enough to know it was wrong.  But I did it anyway.  I’ll never forget how my mother cried when I confessed.  And how disappointed she … Continue reading

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Any Oldsters Out There Who Remember Slam Books?

I remember once trying to explain to my two sons the fads and crazes that were popular back when I was in Junior High school (I guess it’s called middle school now). I attended Junior high which was just 7th … Continue reading

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Happy Times and Old Wooden Sleds

When I see one of these, it evokes such happy childhood memories. We had a great hill for sled riding in our old neighborhood (back in the days when we actually used to get snow). Living in the south, snow … Continue reading

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When Watching It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is an Annual Tradition

What does a grown 58-year old woman find herself doing two nights before Halloween?  Watching It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. This Charlie Brown classic first aired on October 27, 1966 when I was seven years old and in the … Continue reading

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