Childhood Memories Friday: Boston Memories

Childhood Memories FridayWith all our thoughts and prayers in Boston, I’ve been thinking about that fair city and its association with my childhood — or at least, teenage years.

A few Boston memories: My first flight was to Boston.

I’d won a Girls Club national award for sewing (I entered the same outfit that won me a sewing machine at the county fair — I’d say that was a good investment!), and I was invited to the National Girls Club (now Girls Inc) Conference to get my award and model my finery. But the conference was in Boston — not exactly driving distance from southern Indiana.

The Girls Club director and I flew there. I remember how exciting it was to fly; how amazingly fast we seemed to go down the runway, then how unbelievable it was to lift off the ground and rise into the air! Once aloft, we were served clam chowder. I had never tasted that before, either, and was happy to discover that I liked it.

My Boston "scrapbooking" efforts - before scrapbooking was in :)

My Boston “scrapbooking” efforts – before scrapbooking was in 🙂

In Boston, I had a wonderful time. We toured the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides), and ate Boston Baked Beans at Faneuil Hall. It was one of my first big adventures “on my own,” and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Boston Girls Club Girls Inc sewing

Here are all the sewing winners — I’m in the center with those great ’80s glasses, in my polyester suit. Ain’tcha jealous? That Gunne Saxe dress on the left brings back memories, too — loved those!

 

How about you? Any Boston memories?

4 thoughts on “Childhood Memories Friday: Boston Memories

  1. You went exactly this time of April because the Seymour Girls Club director RAN in the Boston Marathon. Remember?

  2. My only trip to Boston was about 30 years ago. The history there really came alive as we walked across the bridge at Lexington and Concord! The narrow streets, Boston Commons, and a bride and groom exiting the Old North Church just as we walked by all stand out in my memory. It was on a Saturday night around dusk. Having been there in the past helped me to visualize the scene of the Boston Marathon Bombings this week. What a horrific terrorist event to put our nation on edge all over again! We must always remain on guard.

  3. I have never been to Boston or almost anywhere on the East coast.

  4. I have never been to Boston and would love to go, not only because of all the history there, but also because one of my nieces lives just outside the city.

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