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My Childhood Memories

Updated on October 19, 2014

My Brother Matt

A Romp Through My Youth

I remember that Great-grandma didn't like kids and chased us with a broom. Although she looked serious as hell, we laughed like little maniacs while we were running. That's family ties for you. Children should be seen and not heard might have been the issue.

When we played cowboys and Indians, we made the neighbor kids be the cowboys. We only wanted to be Indians.

This is my brother Matt. He is sanding a box that he made for me the last time I was home.

Ok then.

Pink Panther Cartoon

Old Ways in the Old Days - Best of Childhood

  1. Summertime was wonderful and seemed to go on forever.
  2. The bookmobile is the finest invention ever created by mankind.
  3. Foxes, dogs, cats, animals were everywhere, both domestic and wild.
  4. We constantly went exploring, in the woods, in the fields, and in the creeks.
  5. We called underwear "panty poops".
  6. Laughing to the hurting point.
  7. Playing, that's what kids should be doing.
  8. Earth was cleaner, and the water and air were cleaner too.
  9. Excellent music was what we had, rock and roll forever!

Wile E. Coyote & Roadrunner On Looney Tunes

Betty & Sean

This is my sister, Betty, and my nephew, Sean. We all grew up in snow country, but I left. And I really don't miss the snow!

Ohio in the wintertime is very cold; some people believe that harsh weather can age a person. Personally, I prefer the low 80s as a base temperature.

Kelly & Jeanie

Lazy Days of Summer

My brothers and sisters were the best part of childhood. Even now I laugh harder with them than with anyone else.

David and I got in trouble when we were just toddlers really. We started the most beautiful little fire out behind the garage. Grandma saw the smoke and shut us down.

These are 2 of my nieces, Kelly and Jeanie, Tim's girls.

Complete Rocky & Bullwinkle Collection

My Brother, Tim Hahn

My Brother, Tim Hahn
My Brother, Tim Hahn

Cartoons Are King - Best Cartoons Ever

A huge part of my childhood was spent watching cartoons. Roadrunner was my favorite.

Rose & Jake

Following The Big Kids

We hero worshipped the big kids. Cool is what they were, riding bikes and making wisecracks. Aunt Barb read adventure poems to us that I still remember today. My cousin Bob let me read his Mad Magazine.

These two would also appropriate the only two swings we had. And the swing set was ours, but we got to hang out with them, so it was absolutely worth it.

This is my sister, Rosalie, and her grandson, Jake.

© 2011 Linda Hahn

What are your childhood memories? - Or just say hey!

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      Loretta Livingstone 3 years ago from Chilterns, UK.

      Playing safely in the street.

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      Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

      We lived in the country and could roam around all we wanted. Wading in the creek, trying to catch tadpoles and crawdads... those were the good old days.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      It was very different when we were kids because we played outside constantly. I remember playing in the sand at Bear lake a lot as the ground there was sandy rather than like dirt. A perfect child's playground.

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      marsha32 5 years ago

      I enjoyed reading your childhood memories. I don't have any suggestions on this lens, but maybe put your memory lists in the text list module and have your photos by themselves? I like it the way it is.

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      Sherry Venegas 5 years ago from La Verne, CA

      Yep, summer was tops, but I liked to go to summer school too.

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      Evelyn Saenz 5 years ago from Royalton

      Often our most wonderful memories of our childhood are the long days of summer when we have time to play with our brothers and sisters. I wonder what your great grandmother was thinking when she chased you with a broom?

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Oh me. I have lots of great childhood memories. One time my brother and I started digging a hole to China but we thought we were so close that we heard them talking. We quit digging because we couldn't speak Chinese.

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      Susanna Duffy 5 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      My strongest memories of childhood are playing Robin Hood (I was always Maid Marian) and Greek warriors (I was always Cassandra) with my brothers. And laughing till we thought we'd burst!

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      AlleyCatLane 5 years ago

      I enjoy people writing about their childhood. I did an article on mine from Key West. It was one of the most satisfying things I have written. Enjoyed reading yours.

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      Brandi 5 years ago from Maryland

      I love to read about people's memories from childhood...fun! :)

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      Winter52 LM 5 years ago

      Making mud pies on the swing set and letting them dry in the sun. Loved getting dirty lol!

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      grannysage 5 years ago

      I played by myself a lot. I had a cat. I made up a lot of imaginary games and talked my friends into playing them. Eating wild berries. Riding our bikes to the old fort and scaring the tourists. Jumping into Lake Superior.

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      Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

      When I was really young we had Popeye, The Yogi Bear Show, The Pink Panther, The Flintstones and more. I also remember Four Feather Falls, the first of the Gerry Anderson puppet series - people are more familiar with Stingray and Thunderbirds though. Later The Monkees and the Banana Splits. Lots of good memories.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      So many things... although a lot of it was Disney, both the cartoons and Disney World. :)

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      Monika Weise 5 years ago from Indianapolis, IN USA

      Cartoons were a big part of my childhood, too. Loved Bugs Bunny.

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      Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      The bookmobile, running barefoot all over the place, climbing trees, riding my bicycle. Picking tomatoes straight from the garden, washing them under the well pump and standing there with a salt shaker in hand and eating. :) I loved the summertime when the days were so long and you'd literally pass out at bedtime.

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      Angela F 5 years ago from Seattle, WA

      I have memories of drinking out of the garden hose, playing football barefoot on asphalt, getting up at dawn to pull weeds (a chore you don't want to do in 100+ degree heat)

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Oh, I love your Mark Twain quote! I loved climbing trees and playing around our very small town with all the neighbor kids.

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      mountainstevo 5 years ago

      I like the story about your grandma chasing you with the broom.

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      whirlwind 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing your reminiscing childhood experiences with your great grandma's broom and playing cowboys and Indians. I liked to played that game when I was a kid too, and had a few laughs as well.

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      Vishwa Perera 6 years ago from Colombo, Sri Lanka

      funny, Check Out my lenses tooo

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Hey, fun!

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      Rhonda Albom 6 years ago from New Zealand

      Cute lens. Thanks for the lensroll.

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      Linda Hahn 6 years ago from California

      @anansigirls lm: It's a pleasure to meet another Indian. We are still here!

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      anansigirls lm 6 years ago

      Hello from a fellow indian! Who wants to be a mean cowboy? I sure don't. I had lots of fun with your lens, particularly because you gave something of yourself. By the way, I do love Mark Twain as well.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      The Happiness of Childhood can and many times does follow us through our Adult lives! Someone once told my that we are still kids, we just have bigger bodies! :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Good to be a child at heart sometimes. :)

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      pheonix76 6 years ago from WNY

      Nice childhood lens! (and hey)

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      What a fun accounting of childhood!

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      Linda Hahn 6 years ago from California

      @Annamadagan: Bout time!

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      Annamadagan 6 years ago

      hey (lol)

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      Linda Hahn 6 years ago from California

      What!?! No hey?