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Remember penpals? The whole concept of writing a letter to someone in another city, state, or even country seems almost quaint now, with our instantly-connected world. But I remember doing just that. My first penpal experience, I think, came via the TV show Big Blue Marble. I don’t remember much about the show, but I […]

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This week I have traveled with my oldest daughter to two different universities. She will be a high school senior this coming school year, so, as hard as it is to believe, it is already time for her to be considering where to attend college. So many memories — in my case, of Indiana University […]

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Simplicity Patterns My mom is visiting this week, and brought along a pile of nostalgia, largely featuring vintage Simplicity patterns. Remember sewing in the ’70s? I do — it seems like more people used to sew then, although maybe it just seems that way to me since we did in our family. Let’s begin with […]

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April 1977 — quick, what are your memories? Offhand, I probably wouldn’t have any. But that’s the beauty of photos: they take us back to a time we might otherwise have forgotten. So, let’s look at a photo of Easter 1977, specifically April 10. One thing I note is that the shrubs are green. That […]

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I’ve written about my childhood playhouse before, but it’s been a while. So, how about a few more playhouse photos and memories? My dad built a playhouse for my sister and me in 1972, when I was 7. It was very cool, with a porch, screen door, and windows with curtains. There was a nifty […]

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As I child, I remember learning about fires in school.  You know, “stop, drop, and roll” and all that. I remember some nights, wondering about how I could get out of my second-story (well, actually 1.5 stories — it was a split-level) window should fire break out at night. Looking back, it seems that fire […]

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School valentines: do your kids give them? Did you? Do you remember school Valentine’s Day parties? Here are some of my school valentines, from either kindergarten or first grade. Valentine’s Day is pretty timeless, I think – my kids’ elementary school still had Valentine’s parties when they attended a few years back, although the Halloween […]

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On this snowy Friday in the midst of an apparently never-ending winter, I thought we could all use a Childhood Memories Friday post about something warm: swimming lessons. Swimming lessons and I were never good friends, although we seemed to spend an awful  lot of time together. Mom signed my sister and me up for […]

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So today’s baby instructions childhood memories Friday post isn’t a memory of mine — it was written when I was just weeks old — but when I found it in a scrapbook my mom had made of my childhood things, I still thought it made for interesting reading. I give you, instructions for babies going […]

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Comic books — did you read them as a child? I did occasionally, although I was never the huge fan that some people are. In going through things, I recently came across this one: I remember we used to get these little promotional comic books when we went to buy shoes at the shoe store. […]

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