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Childhood Things I Still Enjoy

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#1 barefut


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Posted 13 January 2008 - 07:42 AM


A new box of crayons

Putting in the last puzzle piece


Snow Days and Hot Chocolate

Stuffed animals


Birthday cards

Finding cool rocks on the beach


Flip Flops


Throwing rocks in the lake

The first day of school

The last day of school


My blankie

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 12:29 PM


I love this new topic and I am so glad you can still find joy doing those things.
The best part of the topic is that made me think what I still enjoy and even though I couldn't find as many as you did, I still have some.

Going outside in the rain.
A good empty beach
Playing frogger


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Posted 14 January 2008 - 06:06 AM

Autumn leaves

first day of snow


when people are smiling at me.. even if there's no better reason, it just makes me want to smile back

getting to know new people, and after 10 minutes, you're like best friends, like in kindergarten

learning to do something new.. I remember how cool it was when I read my first word right, and I still enjoy learning so much

kid's playground! that's like the coolest place ever

empty shells on the beach, and cool rocks too

first summer day, that's my favourite

there is so much more.. cannot list them all here, it would need a whole thread cause new things keep popping to my mind every now and then ;)

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 09:44 AM


bike riding through the park



sitting by the water relaxing

playing checkers


playing red light green light yellow light stop..

red rover

ok this is enough I think, LOL!!

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 02:31 PM

Waiting for it to snow

Stomping in rain puddles

Hot Chocolate made with real milk

Tomato soup and grilled cheeese sandwich

Playing with the exhibits at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia

Watching the monkeys at the zoo

Digging in the dirt and playing with the worms (now it's called gardening :P )

Looking for 4 leaf clovers

Blowing bubbles

Catching Lightning bugs (and letting them go)

Playing "pick up sticks" (I cheat :blush: )

Watching Road Runner cartoons
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Posted 07 February 2008 - 05:51 AM

All of these made me smile. THANX!!! :D

Making a snowman

Making leaf forts

running barefut in the summer on warm cement

That first real warm day of spring when you realize why the family pet loves to sit in the sunny windows

sitting on the beach with my feet buried in the warm sand

making sand castles

getting a letter in the mail

playing hide and seek, kick the can, and making old fashioned ice cream the real way, the kind that took alllllllll day to be done.

playing with my barbies on the front porch

Well, ok, some of these I can't do anymore, or I'd look really silly doing it. But you really got my memories flowing!

Can't wait for spring.
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Warm and Happy to you! Vee

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 01:49 PM

heres mine:

holiday Eve

Bonfire night ( Its a thing we do in UK on November 5th)

The taste of blackberries picked from the hedgerow

Not having to get up early on a Saturday morning

Going to look at kittens and puppies in pet shops

Being tucked up warm in bed when the wind and rain are blowing outside

The smell of lilac trees

getting new shoes

am now Just off for a trip down memory lane. Lizzie

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 03:01 PM

1. The smell of rain before it comes.
2. Thunder and lightening.
3. Throwing a blanket over the clothesline, making a tent where we would play with out Barbies.
4. Licking the cake mix beaters.
5. Having friends sleep over.
6. Spending a lot of my time with Aunt Bessie and Aunt Doris learning cooking, crocheting and knitting (wish I could remember the stitching now).
7. The way it used to snow when we were youngsters. Sometimes up to our shoulders (and being able to play in it withstanding the cold for hours and hours).

It is what it is...........

#9 Shelley Ensz

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 04:28 PM


Paper dolls

Daddy doing magic tricks

Ice cream cones after the baseball games on hot summer nights

Fireworks at the State Fair, so close the ashes would singe our hair

Singing "When you wish upon a star..." and believing it.

Nursing a baby bird until it could fly again.

Having a turtle named Roy, that ran away from home. Really.

Being "blood sisters" back when you could do that without worry.

Playing chicken...on our tricycles, and always chickening out well ahead of time.

Tobaganning followed by hot cocoa and lots of marshmallows.

Sipping the cream that separated from the milk that was delivered by the milkman in glass jugs.

Doing cannonballs off tree limbs into the river.

Roasting hot dogs over campfires in the woods, in the snow.

Making snow angels.

Arghghgh! I just read the title "childhood things I STILL enjoy". Let's narrow that back down to -- Fingerpainting as I can't eat or do much of the rest anymore and our condo won't let us have runaway turtles. :blink:
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#10 barefut


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Posted 08 February 2008 - 06:42 PM



I love that the topic has morphed into "favorite childhood memories". I have SO enjoyed reading all of the replies! They have taken me back to a precious, innocent time.

Lets keep it going everyone!

So, now I have some more to add to the revised topic. These are my favorite childhood memories up to age 8 when I still lived in Indiana.

Sloshing around up to my knees in mud (barefoot of course!) in the neighbor's soybean field after a hard rain.

Playing in the neighbor's hay barn

Climbing dad's cherry trees

Catching crawdads in the creek

Playing hide and seek in grandma's bean garden

Riding on grandma's propane tank like it was a horse

Yes, Vee - making ice-cream the old fashioned way on grandma's back porch AND warm cement under bare feet.

Talking to the birds with grandpa

The sound of grandma and gradnpa's old wooden screen door slamming

Grandma's purple bathroom that smelled like lilacs.

Catching lightning bugs

The sound of crickets and the smell of the Indiana night air as I fell asleep with my sister in grandma's big guest bed.

Eating strawberries out of grandma's garden

Family reunions

Tying one of grandpa's handkerchiefs around my hair and helping grandma with the chores - hanging the washing out on the clothesline and cutting flowers from the garden for the dinner table

Fidgeting through worship services and grandma always passing me a hard candy


I suppose there could be a whole topic alone of "Memories of grandma and grandpa's house"

I'll leave the topic organizing up to Jefa though...

Thanks for the walk down memory lane everyone. Please tell me more.

Love yous

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 06:49 PM

I forgot!........

Finding turtles (tortoises?) on grandpa's dirt road and keeping them for pets while we stayed with g'ma and g'pa.

Also, borrowing bunnies from g'ma's neighbor while we stayed with her.

Hey Shelley -

Do you have any fond memories of riding on the back of a car in your bathing suit around a corner on a gravel road?

He He - Just kidding! Tell us that story again.

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 05:35 PM

This is so cool....I want to add mine too....
Petting the cat and hearing her purr
Lying on the floor with my dog
Taking them to bed with me
Getting in bed with fresh sheets from the line
Helping Mom do the laundry with the old wringer washer
Walking along the creek
Making snowmen and withstanding the cold
Homemade hot apple pie and ice cream
Hide and Seek in the corn field
Swimming at the beach
Oh and I could go on and on.....
Thanks - I needed this....Lisa
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#13 Shelley Ensz

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 02:42 PM

Hi Barefut,

Thanks for letting the topic morph due to my lapse. My new year's resolution is to pause long enough to read directions, but fortunately that's for next year.

I would love to tell you the bedtime story about how I fell off the back of a car on a gravel road in my bathing suit, one more time, and got tumors from the gravel embedded in my arms, years later. But that is off-topic, not being a pleasant memory -- nor one I'd like to repeat, either.
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Posted 18 February 2008 - 07:59 AM

I am really combing over all of the threads, now that I have a chance... or at least, am making time :P

Childhood things I still enjoy:
Coloring (adding grandson and nephew to the mix makes it even MORE fun)!
Playing Spiderman Monopoly withmy grandson (even though it's a new game)!lol
Making snowmen and laying in the snow making snow people
Walking on ice and crunching it
Riding a bicycle through rain puddles
Riding bicycles :P
Doing crafts...w/ grandson and nephew
Watching cartoons
Watching animated movies
Walking through the park in autumn, stepping on leaves and hearing them crunch
Playing "Go Fish", "Old Maid", "Crazy Eights"... any card games!
(I may add to this later) :P

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