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Close your eyes. Go back to fourth grade or so. You’ve finished the daily set of language worksheets that the teacher handed out for you to complete while she meets with reading groups in the back of the room. What do you do now? Most likely, you headed back to the SRA box and pulled […]

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My oldest daughter is a high school senior, and I’ve found that when my kids go through any stage, it brings me back to when I went through it myself. Here’s a photo of me in my senior year pre-calculus class, in the 1980s. First, of course, we notice the hair and glasses. Oh, my. […]

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Recently, my aunt sent me a link to an article about migraines. I feel blessed to never have had a migraine, but several in my family do suffer from them. The article suggested that highly sensitive people are more prone to them, and after reading it, I felt even more grateful not to have these […]

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The other day, I came across this: It’s a little bank from my childhood, but my memories are about what it represents: World Book Encyclopedia. Remember encyclopedias? Remember when you had a question about something, and instead of heading to Google, you actually walked to the shelf of encyclopedias and looked it up? Yeah, it’s […]

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The other day, I was noticing some of the unfortunate chips in some of my almost-two-decades-old china. I started thinking about wedding china memories from my childhood. Yes, I have a few … When I was growing up, I remember that jewelry stores downtown sold china. When a young lady got engaged, she chose her […]

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I know I’ve written before about how much my sister and I enjoyed playing with Fisher Price Little People when we were kids. I know I’ve also written about the playhouse our dad built for us in the backyard. I came across this photo the other day, from July 1975, and it brought back fun […]

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Regular readers remember my longtime devotion to Princess Diana, which was at its peak during my high school years. It’s strange now to have a daughter who is a high school senior, because this causes me to re-think my own senior year. Charles and Diana had been married about a year, I was busy writing […]

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  Family Affair: the name evokes memories for many baby boomers … the twinkly theme music, Mr. French, kindly Uncle Bill, charming big sister Cissy, and of course loveable twins Buffy and Jody. What happened to Buffy and Jody after “Family Affair” ended its TV run?   Family Affair “Family Affair” ran on TV from […]

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The other day, I was sorting through a box of old stuffed animals, and what should I come across but this: A vintage crochet purse — made, I’m sure, by a relative of mine, although I can’t remember who. A cute purse, no doubt. But you haven’t seen the best part yet. Open it up, […]

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A comment on a recent Childhood Memories Friday post reminded me of recess games. Ah, the recesses of my elementary school years. Nowadays, kids get just a single recess. But when I was young, we had morning recess, noon recess, and afternoon recess as well. And we still seemed to learn plenty, imagine that! 4-square […]

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