ANSWERS: 15
  • Dad identifying edible wild plants and then eating them. That one of many.
    • Linda Joy
      How fun! The closest I can relate to that is when my stepfather took us 'hunting' (but NOT with guns!) We would drive around looking for animals and for every one I saw before he did he would give me a varying amount of money. Change for small animals and dollars for larger game. Probably the only change I got was because he was sandbagging! Lol I most likely would never have remembered that without your post to remind me. Thank you! Its a little difficult for me to recall good memories from my childhood!
    • Linda Joy
      Feel free to return and add more memories when you have time!
    • Linda Joy
    • Roaring
      Jogging with dad on a wooded path that had a hairpin turn. I would cut through and say to dad "What's taking you so long" He would reply" Shortcut Sam it at it again.
    • Roaring
      Gluing my mom's sewing machine drawer shut, hearing her stern-but-loving voice say my name, and then watching her with a butter knife and a hammer free it up.
    • Linda Joy
      Lol
  • Dreaming up hilarious ways of getting into trouble with my sister. I'm running out of time for this today or I'd write a bit about that. Great fun we had. Lots of laughter.
    • Linda Joy
      I didn't even have to try! It seemed to come naturally for me! Whew! (Wiping brow) I was getting backlogged! Haha
  • I am going to say every Christmas. My Grandparents would come over on Christmas Eve and stay till Boxing Day. My beautiful, amazing parents would always buy me some wonderful presents, prepare delicious food and just the simple, pure, unbridled pleasure of being together as a family, at a special time, cannot be bettered in my memory bank. How about you, Linda?
    • Linda Joy
      My older sisters had left home by the time I was in second grade and my next older sister to me left when I was 12. My baby brother was born when I was almost 11 so I quickly went from baby of the family to full time babysitter! It was quite an adjustment and a quick growing up! I do remember a bus trip with my sister I was 12 and she was 14. My paternal grandparents had passed (I don't remember knowing them or my father as he left when I was two. I'm getting to the good part, really I am!) We went from Warsaw MO to Minneapolis/ St Paul MN and met my grandmother's sister! She gave us photos and momentos of my father's family! And then after Tina left home we went on the only vacation I remember! We went from Missouri to Yellowstone National Park and we went to a lot of States! At that time I had only ever been in 4 states in all my short life and on this trip I added at least 6 more! We saw the Grand Teton mountains, Old Faithful, hot springs, Mount Rushmore, The Rocky Mountains, including Pike's Peak and I saw much big game I had never seen before! And then we moved south after that and I saw cotton growing for the first time and we added a lot more states! It was a culture shock for sure but it was so good for me to learn about people who were different from what little I had known by then and get to learn different cultures and accents and learn how to actually strive to learn how to understand people that were different from what I had known! Then when I was 15 I left home trying to stay safe, went to the detention home shortly and then went to Texas to live with my sister and learned another culture and went outside the US for the first time to visit Mexico, but only for a day visit. But still it was awesome and my world grew more!
    • Roaring
      Wow what a rich diverse experience you've. Our farthest vacation was the Jersey Shore.Only later on did I venture far and wide.
    • Linda Joy
      How far and wide did you go?
    • Roaring
      India, China, Korea, Philippines, Austria Hungary, Germany, Belgium England, Scotland, Nicaragua. Haven't had enough extra to travel like that recently.
    • Linda Joy
      Wow! How old were you when you went far and wide? Who went with you?
  • My High School ROTC developed clicks that would hang out together. Two of the clicks became gangs (not the bad kind). I was the leader of the Benz Boys and the other gang was called the Raiders. The Raiders forked my yard so to get even we toilet papered the other teams leader's yard. While the others were TPing I sprayed "Benz Boys" on the hood of his car with shaving cream. I didn't know shaving cream ruins the finish. There was a permanent reminder of our retaliation on his car for the rest of the year. He never got any of us to admit to the shaving cream part.
    • Linda Joy
      And YOU called ME a little rascal!!!??? I transferred into a school once and they couldn't place me in a P. E. class so they put me in JROTC I wasn't there long, but it was a start!
    • Anoname
      And now you're a squid.(nickname for Navy)
    • Crazychick
      Anoname, it's "you're" a squid. The word "your" doesn't mean "you are", does it?
    • Linda Joy
      Technically I used to be a squid.
    • Anoname
      Thanks for the correction, Crazychick.
    • Crazychick
      You're welcome, Anoname. I still don't get it why people make that particular error. The difference is so obvious.
  • Getting my dad's belt across my backside.
    • Anoname
      As a FAVORITE memory?
    • Crazychick
      Yeah, of course. Why, what did you expect me to say?
    • Anoname
      Just surprised. Most people loath spankings of that type.
    • Crazychick
      Yeah, well. I'm not "most people". Besides, lots of people do enjoy spankings of that type. You'd be surprised how many of us do. Lol:)
  • Sorry, duplicate post.
    • Rick
      What duplicate post? I don't see any. :)
    • Crazychick
      My original answer ("Getting my dad's belt across my backside") posted twice, so I edited the second posting to "Sorry, duplicate post". I thought the moderators would have removed it by now.
    • Linda Joy
      Did you flag it? I'm not sure anyone works here
  • When I learned to ride a bicycle.
    • Linda Joy
      How old were you?
  • Have 2 First was on Christmas when I received a Lost in Space robot replica still have to this day, the other when I got my real first bike. Saw it in the window everyday for 6 months then on birthday ran into store where I saw it and it was gone, so I just hunted that store went through every bike there and found it, Guy moved it, but I found it. My father was like this is nice or maybe this one, he was right all nice bikes, but had to have this one particular one.
    • Linda Joy
      what was special about it?
    • ARTICFOX700
      it was my first real bike the one I had was handed down and more like a dirt bike. This one nobody touched it, if fact it had hand brakes which I found out did not work in the rain so I walked it home in the rain to protect it. Loved that bike Forgot the brand name but it was metallic green with and metallic silver and black stripe banana seat Even bought a special lock for it were the dirt bike I let everybody ride
    • Linda Joy
      How old were you?
  • When my friend and I were about 12 or 13 we would sneak out late at night and meet up at the local 7/11 to drink soda. So innocent, but I remember getting that "rush" of doing something you weren't supposed to do.
    • Linda Joy
      I remember sneaking out of a friend's house when we spent the night with her.
  • Waking up to go to school... I was still young enough to NOT know that that was not the thing to do...
  • The age there was a family. That childhood memory is the best one.
  • My favorite childhood memory is playing football, cycling lots of fun with friends.
  • My brother is 6 years older than me so we had very little in common......we got along well & one of my favorite memories is of us drinking cocoa together on a cold winter day, sitting in our breakfast nook......with buttered bread...for some reason that was a big deal for me!! (hey, I was only 7 or 8!!! lol) and amazingly, I STILL have one of those mugs; its a tan mug, & held 6 ounces.today that's considered 'small' for a mug as most today are 8 oz. and even bigger.........
  • My VERY FIRST Birthday party. We were in Australia at the time; I'd just turned five. Mom gathered up: two balloons, newspaper, slightly watered-down Elmer's glue, and paint. with these we made a rocket ship pinata. It was also my VERY FIRST craft. To this day newspaper mache is my favorite sculpting medium.
    • Linda Joy
      I made my son a dinosaur pinata for his 7th birthday I used little plastic fork tines for his teeth and painted blood on them. I had almost forgotten. Thank you for your answer.
  • Fishing. I think my fly rod was grafted to my right hand. I fished all Summer when we lived in Cascade, CO. I was around 10 to 12. In the winter all we kids ice skated on those same lakes. One of the lakes no longer exists.
    • Linda Joy
      What happened to the lake? I remember ice skating on a frozen lake in Maine when I lived there.
    • Thinker
      When they took out the Midland Terminal Railroad and shut off the water to the water tower and removed it the lake started drying up. They did all that back in 1948 or maybe 1949. Today it has been filled in and houses are built there. This was/is in Cascade, Colorado.

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