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It has happened again: something I saw on Pinterest has sparked a childhood memory. This time, it was a lunch tray. A school lunch tray.Ah, the memories of elementary school lunch time! We ate in the school gym, on tables that (very cool-ly) pulled down out of the wall, with seats attached! Two lunch ladies […]

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Many of my childhood memories posts feature a memory of a place, or a thing. My Pinterest board about growing up in the ’60s and ’70s is about visual memories. But recently I read an article about sound memories — specifically, sounds that we don’t hear much anymore. Sounds that today’s kids may not even […]

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Did you make scrapbooks as a child? I did. Some of my childhood scrapbooks include pages where I cut out ads of movies I went to see. I also cut out the write-ups of weddings I went to. Some were quite long, with photos of the couple (or often, just of the bride), and descriptions […]

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Music. It’s always been part of my life, from my youngest years when my mom sat at the piano and sang songs with me: Somebody’s eating all the crumbs. Somebody’s eating all the crumbs! Oh blackbird, don’t be so greedy, somebody’s eating all the crumbs …. Then there was story time at the library with […]

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so let’s start off this week’s childhood memories post with a photo reliving Christmas in the 1970s: No writing on the back of the photo, but I’m guessing it’s Christmas 1977. Why Christmas? Well, let’s “read” the photo — my youngest sister and I are each […]

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The news this week: Ann B. Davis, aka Alice from the Brady Bunch, has gone on to the big kitchen in the sky. All the Alice news this week has brought back childhood memories of the Brady Bunch, and there are plenty. My sister and I spent many happy hours watching the Brady Bunch. It […]

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When “High School Musical” became so popular a few years ago, it was nothing new to me. I had been part of 8 high school musicals in my day — they’re one of my favorite high school memories. The fall and spring musicals put on by the high school Advanced Choir each year were big […]

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Last week’s childhood memories post on Fisher Price Little People brought a comment about another favorite childhood toy that I hadn’t thought about in a while: the Sunshine Family. Doing a little research (which the internet makes so easy), I learned that Mattel made these dolls, and sold them from 1974 – 1982. I think […]

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Post may contain affiliate links If you’ve read my memoir, you no doubt remember how much my sisters and I love Fisher Price Little People, or “kids” as we called them. So here’ a blast from the past: my sister and I with our little people sitting at a very long table we made from […]

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A few weeks ago, during spring break, I took my oldest daughter on a couple of college visits. One was to my alma mater, Indiana University. We began by sitting in on a psychology lecture. The professor spoke about memory, and a man who had tragically lost all his memories. The whole topic was ironic […]

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