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My Favorite Childhood Memory is.....

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  • footprintsangel
    footprintsangel Member Posts: 35,657
    edited August 2016

    Seeing the snow in the mountain in California

    Big Bear it was called

  • m0mmyof3
    m0mmyof3 Member Posts: 9,344
    edited December 2016

    Having a nice warm slice of my paternal grandmother's homemade banana bread.

  • footprintsangel
    footprintsangel Member Posts: 35,657
    edited December 2016

    Riding in train to go visit Santa

  • stephilosphy00
    stephilosphy00 Member Posts: 161
    edited January 2017

    Having dim sums with my grandparents every Sunday. :)

  • Hernie
    Hernie Member Posts: 664
    edited January 2017

    Mmm, dim sum Happy

    image

  • footprintsangel
    footprintsangel Member Posts: 35,657
    edited March 2017

    Tea party with my cat

  • footprintsangel
    footprintsangel Member Posts: 35,657
    edited May 2018

    Walking to school over a wooden bridge

  • footprintsangel
    footprintsangel Member Posts: 35,657
    edited May 2018

    Watch my father come home from war

  • chronicpain
    chronicpain Member Posts: 217
    edited May 2018

    hiking in the woods in Europe near my home at the time in a fairytale village

  • WagMoreBarkLess
    WagMoreBarkLess Member Posts: 2
    edited May 2018

    Fishing with my dad in our old aluminum rowboat. The little motor would ALWAYS die on the way back, so he had to row. He'd playfully mutter swear-words in Lithuanian as he rowed. 40 years later, just last month, I was at my Grandmother's funeral and my cousin walked up to me and said he still had that rowboat (I guess my dad had given to him many years ago -- my dad died in 2013), and said he's going to bring it to my place the next time he's out this way. (He lives in Mass., I live in D.C.). I was blown away! Now I can take my own daughter fishing in that boat. I can't wait!!

  • dodgersgirl
    dodgersgirl Member Posts: 1,902
    edited May 2018

    growing up in So Cal with mountains, oceans, sun, pools, and Disneyland

  • footprintsangel
    footprintsangel Member Posts: 35,657
    edited May 2018

    Seeing the world as we travel from March AFB all

    over the world, Japan when I was 2 years old is one place

  • footprintsangel
    footprintsangel Member Posts: 35,657
    edited May 2018

    Went water skiing when I was 8, didn't stay up to long,

    but was proud.

  • footprintsangel
    footprintsangel Member Posts: 35,657
    edited May 2018

    Picking wild flowers for my mom on Mothers day, She loved them

  • Egads007
    Egads007 Member Posts: 474
    edited May 2018

    Having toothpaste fights with my sister (catapulting blobs of Colgate off our toothbrushes at each other). Well, except that time she got me in the eye....not so much a good memory. Don’t think it’s a great memory for my mum either...clean up and all. Maybe I should just scratch this memory off the list lol!

    Happy Mother’s Day to all those toothpaste cleaning mommas!

  • footprintsangel
    footprintsangel Member Posts: 35,657
    edited June 2018

    Seeing the sky in an Air Force Plane flying to Dads new Base

  • oceanbum
    oceanbum Member Posts: 3,644
    edited June 2018

    Every year my family took a 2-week camping vacation on the Trent River in Canada with my Mom's family. I got to spend 2 weeks with all of my cousins, some of whom I only saw during this vacation and at Christmas. We had so much fun! Swimming, fishing, campfires, fish frys, sleepovers in each other's campers/tents, and just hanging out! All of my grandparents would go - my Mom's parents and my Dad's. It was a 2-week family reunion!! I wouldn't trade those memories for anything in this world!!

  • footprintsangel
    footprintsangel Member Posts: 35,657
    edited June 2018

    Getting a slush made on hot days, mom made the best!

  • footprintsangel
    footprintsangel Member Posts: 35,657
    edited September 2018

    Getting new shoes (used) on Air Force Base at the NCO club

    Black and white and hard on feet. Cost less was like new.

  • footprintsangel
    footprintsangel Member Posts: 35,657
    edited October 2018

    Seeing Dad when he got back from the battle field over

    seas, Brought me back a cat clock from Thailand.

  • MissBianca
    MissBianca Member Posts: 1,291
    edited October 2018

    Footprintsangel, I just scrolled down this thread and saw your entry about seeing snow in Big Bear, CA! I lived in Big Bear for a few years when my son was an infant/ toddler! We moved there in the summer which is equally gorgeous, with pleasant cool weather and reasonable rentals, especially compared to the Los Angeles area! It was one of the most beautiful places I have lived.

    A favorite childhood memory was driving up this same mountain, to Lake Arrowhead, another city closeby, to a lot my dad had purchased. He would drive us there to see and play in the snow. I think he dreamed of building a cabin there. My best friend Jackie came with us.

  • footprintsangel
    footprintsangel Member Posts: 35,657
    edited October 2018

    Doing my Brownie deeds so I could become a Girl Scout

  • footprintsangel
    footprintsangel Member Posts: 35,657
    edited January 2019

    Making cookies in my little oven that really worked.

  • footprintsangel
    footprintsangel Member Posts: 35,657
    edited January 2019

    Riding a real pony at Girl Scout camp

  • oceanbum
    oceanbum Member Posts: 3,644
    edited February 2019

    The Partridge Family, The Brady Bunch, playing til the streetlights come on, running barefoot all summer long, riding bikes all over town, wearing dresses to school because pants weren't allowed until I was in 2nd grade, school dances, sleepovers with my 2 best friends or my cousins almost every weekend, slumber parties, buying elementary school lunches for .30, bringing home the Scholastic book order form & begging to buy books!!, spying on my brothers especially once they got girlfriends, trying to swing so high you could flip over the top (like that would ever happen!! Lol), jumping out of the swing, gym class, dodge ball, climbing the rope (the dreaded rope!!!), TB tests that left the little circles on your arm, the red tablets the school nurse gave you to chew to show you how bad you brushed your teeth, snowball fights, building snowmen, snow days, the Blizzard of '78 - we got 2 weeks off school!!, school lunches - the pizza was great, the grilled cheese with spinach and boiled egg wasn't!!, the little squares of jello with cool whip on top, getting my letterman jacket, being in the school marching band & pep band, going to football & basketball games, band camp!!!, the bus trips to away football games & competitions, my high school sweetheart (my husband now!!), proms, homecoming dances, Sadie Hawkins dances, so many memories, so much fun!!!!!

  • Vslush
    Vslush Member Posts: 117
    edited February 2019

    Oceanbum,

    I was in the 4th grade when the blizzard hit (fellow Ohioan). My brother and I had a blast those two weeks off, but then we had to go extra days to make it up.

    Had forgotten about those crazy red tablets!

    Great memories, thanks for the reminders!

    Vickki


  • footprintsangel
    footprintsangel Member Posts: 35,657
    edited February 2019

    Thanks Oceanbum, Now I remember that school nurse and

    the 30 cent lunches I couldn't get we didn't have , to much. Peanut

    butter and jelly sandwich were my lunch alot

  • footprintsangel
    footprintsangel Member Posts: 35,657
    edited May 2019

    I remember having surgery when I was 4 in metal

    beds at March AFB

  • m0mmyof3
    m0mmyof3 Member Posts: 9,344
    edited June 2019

    I remember the last day of school was “Field Day

  • footprintsangel
    footprintsangel Member Posts: 35,657
    edited June 2019

    Or the teacher let us out early