I just have to tell you all how much I've enjoyed reading your childhood memories! Thanks so much for sharing them. I dont know when I've ever enjoyed reading comments more than I have since you all started posting your stories. So much so... I'm talking about it another day, and would love for you to comment and share a story from your childhood. Even if you already have.. hey ..share another! It's so fun to hear about things you did when you were young, things you remember, games you played, people who really left an impact on you, .. fashions or trends you remember... ect.. ect... ect..
It's so fun for me to feel like ... it's not just me talking. lol
Okay... come on , play along.
There I am.. first grade I think.
Did you have a pixie cut to? lol
Things I remember:
I remember that my first best friend "Beth" , had a playdoh machine.. and I thought her parents must have been RICH for her to have THAT! ( I must have been really really impressed by that play doh machine. It was when they first came out.. and they were COOL )
You never got a entire bottle ( yes.. glass bottle) of pop to yourself. It was a treat, and you got "some" poured in a glass.
My brother-in-law Howard, helping me to learn to ride a two wheel bike. He ran along side me , time after time, until I got it!
Running through the sprinkler!
I remember thinking when I was in grade school .. always looking forward to "Art" and hating "PE". ( good to know..some things never change) lol
When we played barbies.. "The Monkey's" were always our pretend dates to the dance. I always wanted Davey Jones for my date, but always ended up with Micky. grrr
Oh... DayDream Believer... or I'm a Believer. Davey Jones was all that and a bag of potato chips! lol
You cant listen to this and not smile.... Gotta love it! lol
I remember us riding out bikes to Goodrich Dairy for ice cream in the summer. Sometime , one of us riding on the handlebars of the others bike. ( and with out helmets... geezzz,we were being so dangerous, and didnt even know it) haha
I remember walking to grade school when it was really cold, with alot of snow.. and we would wear a dress to school, but wear stirrup pants underneath, and then take them off when we got to school. (umm... next to our coat hook, right in the room) lol
when I got a bit older... babysitting for 50 cents an hour.
I remember when hiking boots and parka's were SOO cool! ( your hiking boots had to have red laces of course) lol
and record players
I remember my friend Julies, boyfriend Bill , (who was really into stereos), telling us there was going to be a new thing call cassettes, and that 8 tracks were going out of style. WHAT? No way!
man... I'm really dating myself here, aren't I? lol
I had a pink and black toy kitchen set.. and the sink was plastic, so you could really put water in it. ( totally uptown!)
candy necklaces. ( now ..that was sanitary) lol
punch balls. Were we the only ones who got those, when the moms went shopping and left us behind with the dads? Always those blow up punch balls that had a rubber band attached to them .. and you punch back and forth... hitting your hand.
barbies... oh.. my life revolved around barbies! I could not wait to have Julia! The first black Barbie. It was Diane Caroll from the TV show Julie I got her for my birthday... along with the MEASLES.. so I had to just show her to the neighbor girls through the big picture window.
school programs... oh brother.. one time we did a dance to "Rain drops keep falling on my head".. and I thought we were so cool!
three channels on the TV.. and no remote! ( to think we actually had to get up and turn the channel!) lol
Creature Feature with Dr Sanguinary on Saturday nights. Oh man,..that even makes me laugh to think about it. I just googled it, on a whim.... Check it out. lol
You just werent liv'n if you didnt have a stringray bike with a banana seat.
Hey.. and talk about wierd things to let you kids play with. This takes the cake. Do you remember "k-knockers"???? lol Oh many , they had to be the most dangerous thing ever! Two glass balls at the end of strings and you knocked them together , up and down. Who the heck thought of that? Now I'm really laughing because I googled them .... Have a look
They call them Clackers or Popper Knockers?
Okay.. while we're on the subject of childhoods. For all of you who think baby Addison resembles me at time... here's Addison..
Atleast, fair skined, red heads with cubby cheeks in common. lol
This one is for you (Sharon N from Nebraska)... who's feet are these? hahaha, I laughed so hard at your post the other day about recognizing my feel and shoes.
Yep.. those are mine..after yesterdays little project. Dan was under the assumption that Jarad was coming to help him pour concrete in this area off the back of the house, to sit the trash cans on. Well, there was obviously some miscommunication...because "I" was the fill in.
I do not want to do this again. nuff said.__________________________________________
enough icky stuff.
Some nice things did happen .. had company. John stopped by to show off his new harley.
(what's with the motorcycles.. you know they scare me!) grrr.And my sweet new friend Cindy Lyles from Starlit studios
sent me this GORGEOUS peice she made. ( the one with the soldered V and the crystal. The other two are my cheater ones) lol We met at CHA and just hit it off. I wish she lived closer so she could give me soldering tips!
I love this so much!
Okay .. I'm waiting to hear your childhood memories!