A trip down memory lane…

It’s going to be a busy week — ladies’ meeting tonight, Jesse’s birthday Wednesday, then he’s having guys over to celebrate his birthday Friday. So I am going today with this  survey I saw on Facebook. I adapted it a little to use here. Feel free to borrow the format.

Who was your first “best friend”?

The first one I remember was a girl named Cindy in elementary school, about third grade.

What was your most memorable birthday as a child?
I had three cousins in Louisiana whose birthdays were all in August, as was mine, and once I happened to be up there during my birthday, and we had a carnival-like party for all four of us.

Who was your first “crush”?
My cousin Tommy when I was two, so I was told. The first I remember was a boy named James in 3rd grade.

Where was the best vacation your family took as a child?
We didn’t really take vacations other than to visit relatives.

What was your favorite pastime as a child?
Reading.

When did you learn to ride a two-wheel bike?
I don’t remember for sure — some time in elementary school. At one time my friends and I rode bikes everywhere.

What is your most traumatic memory as a child?
Probably not the most traumatic, but the first that comes to mind was trying to go to a neighbor’s house, barefoot, getting into a patch stickers (some people called them cockleburs), and having her dogs barking at me. I was afraid they were going to come after me, and I couldn’t run because my feet were full of stickers. I was afraid of dogs for a long time after that but still ran around outside barefoot until about 14 years ago.

What age did you learn to swim?
I never did….even though I grew up near the beach.

What smell automatically takes you back to your childhood?
The ocean. We lived near Padre Island and went to the beach a lot.

What was your first pet?
The first one I remember was a collie named Sam, though we had pets before that.

Who impacted your life as a child?
My father’s mother. When we lived in the same town she had me over to spend the night a lot and took me with her on a few trips to visit relatives in LA and AL. We both loved to read and would stay up late nights reading. She wrote letters to me for years and encouraged me as a Christian.

What is the most exciting Christmas gift you received as a child?
Barbie dolls.

Who was the neighborhood bully when you were growing up?
I don’t remember one in elementary school, but in high school it was a girl named Nadine, and it was at school rather than the neighborhood.

Who was/is your best friend as a teenager?
Dawn.

What is the first car you can remember your family owning?
I don’t remember the name. It was green and white and bulky. I have a picture that I will post later if I can find it.

What was the first award you ever received?
One for book reports in about the third grade.

What is the name of the first sports team you played on?
I never played on one other than P.E. I was not very athletic…

Let me know if you do this one, too.

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10 thoughts on “A trip down memory lane…

  1. I don’t think I’ll be doing this one! Most of my answers would be “I don’t remember”… and I’m sitting here in awe that you DO remember! Even something like who the bully was! Wow! I am so impressed! I think I really have just blocked my childhood almost completely!

  2. Wow, you have a good mind for remembering things. A lot of times I can remember faces but can’t for the life of me remember the names of people and that includes my first best friend.

    • I remember, and I will be doing this! I already copied, pasted and cleaned it up. It is saved on word pad on my desktop!

      I loved your answers. I may have trouble with a few because this meme assumes I had a normal childhood. I had no clue how different it was as a kid, but now as an adult the anomalies are highlighted whenever people share memories.

  3. Our vacations were the same as yours except when I was in the 5th grade, my parents rented a cabin in a state park and when I was 16 we went to the beach.

    I have an older sister and she was my best friend when I was a child.

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  5. Thanks Barbara — this got me to dig out some old photos! It is amazing how many memories the photos started bringing back. I wanted to tell the kids, “wait, don’t go to school, this is important!” but of course, it IS NOT, except to me. It does highlight to me that I need to write these things down for the kids though. We have lots of old family photos without any story to go with them. Now with word processing, there’s no excuse!

  6. after i did this, i remembered so much more stuff i should have added. i just kinda put down whatever came to mind first. can you do memes over again? i loved your answers…

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