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What’s Your Favorite….? 5/4/18

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Happy Friday everyone! I hope you’ve each had a great week and are ready for the weekend!

Thanks to all of you who shared your favorite pick-me-up last week! You shared some wonderful ideas, and I know I’ll be adding them to my “toolbox” for future use.

This week, I’ll continue asking  your questions, and I must say, I’m excited about this one. This week’s question comes from Caz at Invisibly Me. Please stop by her blog and say hello if you haven’t yet.

Your question for this week is:

What’s your favorite memory from when you were a child?

Please tell us about your favorite childhood memory. I can’t wait to read your answers!

I hope you each have a wonderful, relaxing weekend.





  1. Hard to pick just one. We had a swimming pool (above ground) and spent hours playing mermaid and having tea parties at the bottom of the pool. I also clearly remember the first time I read a chapter book – straight through in one day – that was likely the first goal I set for myself and I accomplished it. I was 7 or 8.
    How about you, Terri?

    1. Thanks for sharing V.J.! We didn’t have a pool, but being in the water was a big part of my childhood too. We used to spend a lot of time at the lake. If you still want to be a mermaid there’s a place in Florida that has mermaids.😊 Maybe that could be your next RV trip! Like you, I have a hard time picking just one, but most of my favorites revolve around spending time with my grandparents or being outside. We used to play in the woods from sunup to sundown, and with some of the things we did, I’m surprised any of us made it to adulthood.😄 I was also a voracious reader at a young age – it’s nice to meet a fellow bookworm. Have a fabulous weekend!

      1. The woods is right up there for me too – so many hours spent outdoors. I think that is why I am loving my time in nature now – it is inner kid approved.

  2. A tricky one. When I was a kid my parents worked 6 or 7 days a week running their own business (a sweet shop, which we lived above) so Sunday afternoons were precious, except for trudging around the supermarket or looking at flowers for the garden we didn’t have which were pretty boring trips out for me as a child. I’d go for me and my parents driving out to the Malvern Hills; they’d take us a cooked roast chicken to eat on this tatty but lovely tartan blanket, then play catch, I’d ride my bike, fly a kite (which lasted very well considering how flimsy it was), climb the trees, and find a little water to splash in and skim stones in. I miss those non-stressful, full-of-energy days.xx

    1. Thanks for sharing Caz, and thank you for providing this week’s question! It seems that the things that are the most memorable are the most simple sometimes, aren’t they? From the answers I’ve seen so far today, it seems that the best memories haven’t come from fancy things, but experiences that we shared with others. Hope you have a lovely weekend!

      1. Thank you for asking it! It’s fascinating to see what others remember and reflect on as being their most positive or cherished memories as a child. You’re right, it seems to come down to smaller things, shared experiences, feelings and emotions, rather than anything extravagant or expensive things. You have a lovely weekend too, Terri xx

  3. I also spent many wonderful days in the woods with the neighborhood kids. We had a good group and had so much fun. Every day ended with hide and seek as it grew dark. Once the street lights came on the parents started calling kids home for the night. But I also have another to share, because both are so dear to me… my sister was 7 yrs older than me so once she had her license my Mom would let use the car to go get her friends provided she took me along. I would ride around in the back seat with all the windows down on hot summer days (no a/c in cars back then), and thought I was SO cool! We’d have the AM radio station on, singing to all the songs, me, my sister, and her friends. Such a wicked blast! Did the word ‘wicked’ give it away? Yep, I grew up on the north shore of Boston!

    1. Thanks for sharing Kim! You really were lucky to get to hang out with your older sister; most older kids don’t want their younger siblings around. I know it was kind of forced on her, but it sounds like she didn’t really mind.😊 You definitely gave yourself away with the ‘wicked’ comment. My ex-husband was from MA so I recognized it immediately.😄 Have a great weekend!

  4. Caz always has such great ideas, you have to love her! I can honestly say that I do not have many good childhood memories, but spending time with my Grandfather at his country club was a good time. He would let me drive the golf cart and I wanted so badly for my first car to be a golf cart! He even let me try to play golf, I was really bad at it though! He was patient and let me have my little girl fun!!

    1. Thanks for sharing Alyssa! I’m glad you were able to make some happy memories with your Grandfather. Maybe when you retire you can live in one of those communities where everyone drives golf carts everywhere.😄 Have a fabulous weekend!

    2. Hah thank you so much Alyssa, I chuckled when I read that about me! Honestly, this has made me smile 🙂

      I’m so sorry though that you don’t have many uplifting childhood memories, but I’m glad those times with the golf cart and your grandfather are more positive. Have you played gold since you were a child? Must admit I’ve never tried it myself but crazy golf looks quite fun, and I think that a golf cart for a first car would have been so much cheaper and more eco-friendly!! 🙂

      1. It is all good! My grandfather was the highlight of my memories because he was such a strong and wonderful man! I have not had any interest in golf at all. It is kind of boring, but I would never have told my grandfather that! I only drove the carts and played just because I was with him and he thought it was cute. I agree a golf cart would have better in so many ways as my first car, but I guess it was not in the cards!!:)

  5. Tough question! As a kid, my family went on a lot of vacations (just short camping trips or skiing trips), but we often went with 1-2 other families who also had kids around my age. In the evenings, us kids would play games or put together a play or concert for the parents. I remember having a lot of fun. And, we never once watched t.v. – we were always too busy playing outside. I wish I was able to go on those kind of trips now!

  6. Having sleep overs at my grandparents homes & them taking me out on special treats to the beach or on a ferry across Sydney Harbour. I really have lovely memories of these special & dear people in my life.

  7. One of my favorite memories is a simple one of eating lunch with my mom and sister on her lunch break from school. I wasn’t in school yet and was happy for the “girl time” 😉

  8. One of my favorite things was , when I would be staying with my Grandmother the milk was delivered to the door by a horse and cart( this was in the 1950s in London, England) and I would go out to see the horse and the milkman would give the horse oats in a feed bag and I could pat the horse and talk to the milkman.

    1. Thanks for sharing Anne! That must have been so exciting for you! As someone who has always been an animal lover, this would have been a dream come true for me. 😊 Hope you have a wonderful week!

  9. Me spending time with my late daddy who died in 2003!!

    God Bless All my Sisters and Brothers in Christ-Messiah Jesus-Yeshua and Your Families and Friends!!

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    Kristi Ann

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