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Childhood Things I Still Enjoy

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Coloring

 

A new box of crayons

 

Putting in the last puzzle piece

 

Ice-cream

 

Snow Days and Hot Chocolate

 

Stuffed animals

 

Pets

 

Birthday cards

 

Finding cool rocks on the beach

 

Swinging

 

Flip Flops

 

Popsicles

 

Throwing rocks in the lake

 

The first day of school

 

The last day of school

 

Valentines

 

My blankie


Take care,

Barefut

 

Serena Justis

ISN Blogger

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Barefoot:

 

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

Twister

Dancing

 

 

Ani

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Autumn leaves

 

first day of snow

 

sunshine

 

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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Coloring

 

bike riding through the park

 

fishing

 

swimming

 

sitting by the water relaxing

 

playing checkers

 

scrabble

 

playing red light green light yellow light stop..

 

red rover

 

ok this is enough I think, LOL!!


Sam

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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


Ann R

 

If you sweat the small stuff you have wet, soggy small stuff.

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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.


Happy people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have!

 

Warm and Happy to you! Vee

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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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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).


Tru

 

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

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Fingerpainting!

 

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:


Warm Hugs,

 

Shelley Ensz

Founder and President

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

Hotline and Donations: 1-800-564-7099

 

The most important thing in the world to know about scleroderma is sclero.org.

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Shelley,

 

OH NO!

 

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

 

*sigh*

 

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

B


Take care,

Barefut

 

Serena Justis

ISN Blogger

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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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.


Take care,

Barefut

 

Serena Justis

ISN Blogger

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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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


Life is NOT meant to be a struggle. Life is meant to be joyously abundant.

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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.


Warm Hugs,

 

Shelley Ensz

Founder and President

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

Hotline and Donations: 1-800-564-7099

 

The most important thing in the world to know about scleroderma is sclero.org.

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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

Hayrides

Playing "Go Fish", "Old Maid", "Crazy Eights"... any card games!

(I may add to this later) :P

 

Hugs, Susie


Special Hugs,

 

Susie Kraft

ISN Support Specialist

ISN Chat Host

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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