Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wednesday's Walk~Those-Familiar-Things From My Childhood



My friend September did a post for Wednesday's Walk today, and it was called..."Those Familiar Things". I loved her post. September has a very large family and she shares the joys of her busy life with us. I just love her...and so will you, so click on her name above and hop on over for a visit. I enjoyed her post so much I decided to do a post like hers today for Wednesday's Walk (Our weekly walk down memory lane!)

If you would like to post your memory, just link with Jenilee by clicking on the button above. Jenilee is our gracious and beautiful hostess each week. She has a fun-loving husband and three precious little girls who all keep her life interesting and happy.

Those Familiar Things From My Childhood

Beans on the stove and cornbread in the oven

The fresh smell of laundry that was brought in from the clothes line

Delicious hot cobbler made from the apricot tree in the yard

The slamming of the screen door each time my little brother ran in from play, needing a glass of water to quench his thirst

The warmth from the sunshine on my back as I lay on a blanket in the grass
Or the white fluffy clouds in a bright blue sky as I turned over and gazed heavenward

Birthday parties with friends and neighbors...pinning the tail on the donkey...and playing musical chairs....and making a wish when I blew out the candles

Sunday School, and Vacation Bible School, and the sweet pastor of my childhood, who was always kind and loving...and so very encouraging!

Stories my momma would tell me at nap time...warm hugs and snuggles...and loving the smell of her perfume

Beach time fun in Southern California...and picnics in the park

Ice cold watermelon, burgers from the backyard grill, and homemade ice cream

Saturday morning cartoons...The Lawrence Welk Show on Saturday night...then bath time and curlers in my hair...and the bonnet hair dryers that lulled me to sleep with the warmth and the noise

School time fun, carnivals and talent shows...and swinging on the swings and playing on the monkey bars

The milk man, the bread man, and the Good Humor Ice Cream man, and door to door salesmen, and the Avon lady and the Fuller Brush man too

Playing jacks for hours on the porch, or baseball with my brother and neighbor boys on the ball diamonds in the school yard across the street

Playing with doll babies and paper dolls, and then with real live babies as I became an Aunt at 10 and again at 11 years old when my older sister had her girls

Oh the joys of childhood and the happy memories my heart holds!

11 comments:

4 Blessings said...

I LOVE your list. It brought such a smile to my face. I can picture you as a little girl experiencing all those things too :) Thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
Amy

Kristin said...

I loved this list...it brought back memories of my own :) Especially the beans and cornbread one and the perfume from your Mom one! And cobbler! My mom used to make cobbler with the blackberry vine that grew outside our back door.

Aurie said...

What a fun list! My grandpa was a Fuller Brush salesman - and not many people remember that company!! I'm visiting from Wed Walk - happy day to you!

Deanna said...

O Linda, You've got some awesome memories!!!

Wonderful to read and think on.

Well written and makes me want to think about these things that are good!

God bless,
d

Ashley DeLen said...

These are such wonderful wonderful memories!!!

((I love valentine's day too!!))

Caroline said...

I love your list and what great memories. I love thinking back to the things I enjoyed !!

Janet Rose said...

Wonderful post of memories! I can relate to some of them as well. Loved reading it and remembering some of my own!

Holly said...

What a neat idea posting these things!

HappyascanB said...

LOVED this! Absolutely loved it!

Jenilee said...

what precious memories, thoughts and moments! thanks for sharing these pieces of your childhood with us!

Hugs!

Christina said...

Ooooo how wonderful the memories!!