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    What childhood memories do you have?

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    I remember my cousin and I sitting by a big tree in our front yard playing with our dolls. My mom has a picture of us. I sure miss my cousin, Marla as she was killed in bad car wreck in 1972 and her mom died also. Her dad was in a nursing home for 20 years and then he died.

    I was 15 years old when she died.

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    When I was small we lived in Dallas, and I remember in the summer when it would rain, our Mom would let us go play outside in our bathing suits. In the winter we would build a fort out of Christmas trees. Fun times.

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    When my brother and I were young we had a ton of matchbox cars..and my father would buy a dump truck load of sand every spring for us. We spent the summer building a town for our cars. Those were the most wonderful times of my young life. David and I lost many years between us due to my father's nastiness..we have found each other again and sharing old memories.

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    My memories were of Christmas since my dad went all out! The outside of our house was completely covered in lights! He had a speaker on top of our house and played Christmas music for the whole (little) town.
    He also had a projector and showed movies outdoors for all the neighborhood families. Everyone just brought their chairs and popcorn!

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    my memories are of my Daddy,, he was a Navy Officer, (in the K-9 DIV.) But he always ha da way to make me laugh,,and tell me no matter how bad it gets,, you an always move forward. And we would race and the house chasing each other over french fries,,and black olives!!! He would wait until I am concentrating in something,,then give me a wet willie ( lick ur finger and stick it into someone ear) He was hard worker,, and work harder at being a Daddy and my best friend,, I am for sure a Daddys Girl,,, Everytime I hear Daddys Hands,, I bawl,, he was all that and above,,,

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    I have lots and lots of good childhood memories. I remember being about 6 years old and we were visiting family in TN. It was the middle of winter. My Dad & I decided to go to a Christmas play at the church where his family has attended since my Dad was a little boy. Picture the Christmas card with the little white church set in the country. After the play we were to go across the mountain to my other grandparent's home. My Mom & brother were there. When we came outside there was about 6" to 8" inches of the most beautiful snow that you've ever seen. The type of snow that coats & clings to everything. My Dad scooped me up and carried me to the car. I thought he was the strongest & most wonderful man in the world at that time. The ride across the mountain was pretty scary! My Dad is 81 now and he is a wonderful Dad.

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    My dad is 99 1/2..

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    Wow! I had a great aunt that died a few months ago that made it to 103. Is your Dad in good health?

    Quote Originally Posted by Janetlmt
    My dad is 99 1/2..

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    I was a child of the 50s. My 2 fondest memoriesL:

    1)Riding my new Schwinn bike (3-speed - WOW!) down to the little store (called The Little Market) to get a popsickle.......banana flavored, of course!

    2) Going fishing with my family and friends. On a lake with no running water or bathrooms. Waking up to Bob, the friend, frying bacon and pancakes over an open fire! YUUUUM! The BEST bacon and pancakes ever made!

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    I have so many!

    But I remember my Great Grandmother rocking me in her rocking chair when I was 3 or 4.

    I STILL HAVE HER ROCKING CHAIR!!!
    And I've Never seen another one like it!

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    I remember my grandpa coming back from work (he delivered mail in our hometown in Germany) and sometimes he hadn't finished his sandwich. It was called the "bunny bread" and for the life of me I have no idea why. All I know is that sandwich tasted so good. A special treat from my grandpa.

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    It is good to read these. I have no good memories from my childhood. I hope I changed all of that for my daughter. I hope she can write a book.

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    The other day I was thinking about the old Burma Shave roadside advertisements. I remember going down the road, my sister and me in the back seat. Dad was driving and Mom was reading the signs.

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    So sad, kwhite. Not even one? If not a good memory of a time with your family, how about a good memory of a childhood friend, or a time at school, or during the freedom of summer vacation? Something you discovered, or the very first time you tasted something or tried something? Learning to sew?

    My childhood was mixed, lots of good memories and some very hateful ones. Hard to pick just one to share.

    For some reason, what's coming to mind is going with one of my uncles to get bagels for the family Sunday brunch. My mother, her sisters and their families, some of their cousins' families and some of the in-laws would get together almost every Sunday morning for bagels, lox, and whatever else to build a feast. One of my uncles would take me with him to get bagels from the bagel factory or a Jewish bakery. I haven't thought of that in a long time, but those were special times. I miss you, Uncle Max.

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    So sorry to hear this. I'm glad that you can make your daughter's life and memories better.

    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    It is good to read these. I have no good memories from my childhood. I hope I changed all of that for my daughter. I hope she can write a book.

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    I was a child of the 50's also. When it snowed, my dad would pull out the Cub Farmall Tractor and would wrap an old army blanket around the drawbar. My brother and I would kneel down on the blanket and hold on to the drawbar and Dad would pull us around and down the yard to make a sleighing path. My brother and I would then walk that path and tamp it down smooth and then we would get out our Flexible Flyer sleighs and have sleigh races......wheeeeeeeee was that fun!

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    My Mother's family and ours would go to Minoqua Wisconsin for a few weeks every summer. We all stayed in cabins and all my cousins would be there. We always had such fun. As I got older we all started to go to Elly Mn. I have one cousin who a few years ago moved there. I guess we all loved those times.

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    My very first Christmas present was at 5 yrs old....blue button up sweater, and a bag of M&M candies. Life was good. LOL....But the one thing was when I would watch grandma Oliver make quilts. I miss her so much. If I had been smart I would have stayed a summer with her and had her teach me better ways of hand quilting....She gave me a white with red polka dots quilt, I no longer have it, X ruined it and thru it a way. SO I have found the material and I am going to make one over again....may not be the same, but when I look at it, I will remember her.

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    I have enjoyed reading everyone's memories, thanks and will continue reading this thread

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    Being at my Grandmas when she had her Sewing Bee at her house & listening to her & her pals talking while they quilted. That was such fun. Sometimes I would sit under the quilt frame and they would forget I was there. I heard some really interesting conversations. LOL

    Another memory would be when we would get together with the neighbors or a few of my Aunts, Uncles & Cousins & make homemade icecream and everyone sat outside and visited for hours. That was so much fun.

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    I absolutely cannot wait to be a Gramma. (or Ya-ya so I am told by my Daughter)

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    Watching Mutual of Omaha Wild World of Animals on Sunday with home made pizza Dad would make.

    The good memories are mixed in with the bad, I try to just remember only the good.

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    Another one was at Christmas Eve when the whole family would gather at my Grandma's for food and exchange of gifts and singing carols. Then there would come a knock at the door and there would be standing Santa Claus.....he would come in and talk to all the kids and give us candy. He would leave and a little while later my uncle from Roanoke ( an hour away) would show up (guess who Santa was.....lol) and the fireworks would begin. We would all have our noses pressed against the windows watching.....Soon we would go home and go to sleep to wait for Santa to come. We would get up around 5AM and the celebration would start all over again....down to my Uncle's house for breakfast and opening more presents....

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    My 2 sisters and I were always making these no bake chocolate cookies., they're made on top of stove in a frying pan.

    So one day dad walks into the kitchen, sees what we're doing, and says "Are you girls making that garbage again"?

    We thought it was sooo funny that someone would call something so good "garbage" that we laughed and laughed and laughed for what seemed like hours.

    Even now, we all still call that recipe "garbage".

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