The orange and yellow nasturtiums, which tumbled over the rocks in front of our old farmhouse in North Wales in the summer heat when my brother and I were playing. My mother was inside cooking and her kitchen window was open, so that she could hear us. A small turtle was around there somewhere.
It was bliss and we were all so close together.
The turtle disappeared during the cold winter, but we always looked for him.
My best child hood memory is the lovely bed-time stories my mother used to read out to me. I absolutely loved listening to them.
Going to the park with my grandpa, feeding the ducks and then getting a little ice cream cone at the drug store/ice cream stand with my wooden nickels. Those were good times.
That's a tough one. I was a blessed child in a happy, hard working family. Lots of great memories with grandparents, cousins and my siblings. The summer I was 9 going on 10 stands out vividly for me. My 2 younger brothers & I would spend endless hours playing outside, only coming in for lunch or something to drink. And we hardly ever had toys or gadgets. We'd climb trees and use our imaginations for endless adventures. There was a big barn we'd play in and on top of. Swinging on a rope from loft to loft pretending we were Tarzan. We would also climb to the top of the A frame tin roof and slide down it, of course when we thought no one was watching. It was almost like flying! It's a miracle we didn't kill ourselves. Once my 4 yr old brother slid right off and hit the ground. He laid there and we thought he was dead for sure. Fortunately it just knocked the wind out of him. That stopped us for a while. But somehow our mom always knew we'd been up there and we'd get in trouble. But we didn't care about getting in trouble cause we were having such fun. We never had any inkling how she knew it, until we were grown. She told us the tell was always on the seats of our shorts, for the tin residue would be all over them.
Also, spending lots of time with grandparents was a treasure. Check out my series on Grands if you get the chance.
All great memories!!! It warms my soul to think about them.
I remember riding an elephant at a zoo Everyone stepped back when asked "Who wants to go on first?" Everyone but me, so I got to ride in the front!
I remember my bother, a friend and I deciding to sail the river (a stream) that passed by our houses. My brother made a raft and we hunted for long sturdy sticks for poles. The adults laughed at our haphazard creation; said it would sink. It didn't, and we floated up the river; sat like kings on our raft and ate our lunch (survial kit), spied all kinds of fearsome animals (frogs, stout and little fish). It was an adventure: one that made me believe that anything is possible; keep building, keep trying and you will float
Honestly, I had a very blessed childhood. Just about everything was a good memory for me. But one of my favorites was getting to spend a lot of time with my grandfather. That was the best, besides growing up on a farm with all the animals!
Growing up on a farm with so much different animals and many siblings. Going to the river, playing in the garden, milking cows, feeding chickens, goats, pea fowls, geese and pigs.
Lots of chores, but that didn't dampen my spirit enjoying my surroundings and always finding time to play all the outdoor games you can think of.
Boy! Those were days I treasure so much.
My best childhood memory is when every time I visit my grandma's house she got a fruit like bananas or mangoes for me to eat. I also remember my granddad carrying me on his shoulders.
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