Friday, March 25, 2011
Day 17 of 30 Days of Thankfulness (Memories)
I had so many wonderful Birthday wishes yesterday. Some of them came with "I remember whens" from friends and family. That got me to thinking. I really am thankful for the fact that I had such a wonderful childhood. I always say that when I see something that reminds me of my childhood it gives me warm fuzzies. I know not everyone can say that I am so grateful that I can.
I have so many wonderful memories from growing up. In no order...
I remember living in the "Big House". Complete with the flowered wallpaper and the french doors inside. I remember riding my big wheel around on the side walk and playing with Ray Don Cambell. I remember summers hanging out with Mamaw making animals out of overgrown cucumbers and walking on the rock fence around her front yard. I remember Sue living with us and making her sleep on the outside of the bed so if something came into my room to get me it would get her first. I remember moving to the trailer across from the Dodd's. I still call patty pan squash "Dodd squash" because that is what Mr. Dodd grew in his garden. I remember my mom making me Barbie Doll clothes and reading to me. I remember my Dad riding me around on the handle bars of his bike and my foot getting caught in the spokes (OUCH). I remember when he taught me to ride a bike with no training wheels and I didn't know how to stop it. He was chasing me down the road in front of Nanny and Pappy's house trying to catch me before I hit something. I have more wonderful Christmas memories than I could even begin to mention. I remember going to the hospital to see Aunt Jeannie when Barbara was born but I couldn't go in so someone held me up and let me peak through the window and see her. I remember when Doug was born. I also remember when he locked the truck doors on Mamaw while the pick-up was running. I remember Pudgy climbing the tree in front of our house. I remember all the work Mom put into my Birthday party my 4th grade year and I had the whole class over for the party. I remember my carousel horse cake. I remember football games and card nights at Sue and Guy's when they lived on the farm. I remember Easter Egg hunts at Mamaw's and shopping on Christmas Eve with Mom. And of course I remember spaghetti and marshmallows on the ceiling and having a mom who was pretty cool about it LOL.
Man I could go on and on and on. So as you can see...... WOW BLESSED!