Childhood Memories Friday: 4-H Meetings

You know what they say: a picture is worth 1000 words. So, today, how about a Childhood Memories Friday photo of a 4-H meeting, from around 1980, I would guess. These days, my girls go to 4-H meetings in the community room of a local fire station. But when I was in 4-H, we always […]

Childhood Memories Friday: Panty Hose

Recently, probably on Facebook, I saw a drawing of a pair of pantyhose with wording to the effect that they were a torture device for women. Seriously? I thought. I know that pantyhose are not currently “in,” but after many decades of wearing them, I’d hardly consider them the stuff of torture. This did lead […]

Childhood Memories Friday: Coloring Books

Post contains affiliate links; thanks to Blogging for Books for a review copy of the coloring book. Ah, coloring books. Do you remember them as a child? Coloring was a pretty frequent activity during my childhood, more than it seemed to be for my own kids. I had a stack of coloring books. I remember […]

Childhood Memories Friday: An Abundance of Susans

It’s happening more and more frequently. I’ll be at a fast-food place, and when they ask for my name, and I say, “Susan,” I get a confused look. “Can you spell that?” “S-U-Z?” Really, I find this hard to believe. But, I’ll admit it’s been quite some time since I’ve heard of a baby named […]

Childhood Memories Friday: OJ Simpson

  Twenty years ago — October 3, 1995, in fact — the O. J. Simpson murder trial ended. The American football star and actor was found not guilty of killing his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. My memories of O. J. prior to his trial are sketchy. I was never a […]

Childhood Memories Friday: German Reunification

Remember when there was an East Germany and a West Germany? That’s how it was throughout my childhood years, and that’s what we learned about in school. East Germany was the communist nation, shrouded in gray. I never thought about it much, preferring its larger and more vibrant neighbor, West Germany. When I first visited […]