Category Archives: Childhood Memories

The Daughter Chronicles: Consequences

It was like any ordinary late summer evening in 1997.  Most days, it was still warm and sunny, but the nights were getting cooler.  The sun had just about disappeared when we all sat in the kitchen for dinner. “Lara … Continue reading

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Everlasting

I was walking down the long corridor of our little downtown’s Sunday Farmers’ Market when a couple of topiaries caught my eye. There on Jennifer Carruthers’ booth stood everlasting flowers! All of a sudden, I was transported back to my early … Continue reading

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Remembering Childhood Gifts

She was the first person beyond my family that I encountered first thing Saturday morning.  We chatted about the weather, the emergency drought situation, the fire on the next building just before the holidays. She was wearing her usual black … Continue reading

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Play Tea Time!

While visiting my sister-in-law sometime in April this year, she showed us a Chinese tea basket where traditionally, the teapot and some cups were kept. The basket was generously padded to keep the tea hot as long as possible. She … Continue reading

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In My Life

One of my friends took the time to create this collage of our pictures when we were in High School and posted it on her Facebook page. When I saw it, I knew I wanted to keep a memory of … Continue reading

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Nanette And Me, In Three Parts

“Together” is a word that best describes our friendship.  Nanette and I went to elementary school, high school and college together. We shared the same little corner of the world for many years and did a lot of happy and … Continue reading

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Guest Post: My Second Grade Valentine by Esmeralda O. Lyn

This post is in response to the Daily Challenge, Teacher’s Pet. I have chosen to write about an unforgettable teacher. I hated the uniform in my new school. It was a starched long-sleeved white blouse with a stiff navy pleated … Continue reading

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