Category Archives: Childhood memories

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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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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