10/18/16

Tuesday's Question

One of my favorite blogging buddies, Annie of A Nice Place In The Sun, has been doing Tuesday's Question for a very long time. I think I've played along each week she's posed a question. Today she has asked me to author Tuesday's Question. I'm proud to do so. Not only will I ask a question, but I'll answer it as well.
What is one of your fondest memories of your childhood. Is it food, a smell, an event, a holiday, or just snuggling with your favorite cat or dog? Was it a vacation or some other outing. I know we all have some great memories. Well I hope you do.
I didn't have the best of childhoods. I came from a home with lots of turmoil. I guess that's why I chose this question. As we age most of us look to find good in things and not dwell on the negative. I found many things that were fond memories when I was very young. My mother could sew so very well and when I went to the first grade I had tons of beautiful dresses. Yes we wore dresses to school back in the 50s. I was dressed to the nines. There are bits of pieces of fond memories. A trip to the beach to play in the sand. Learning how to ride my first bicycle, under the watchful eye of my parents. It was a quieter time, and in a world without electronics. Having said all this my fondest memory was anything to do with my wonderful mother. She's been gone many years and I'd give anything to spend a day with her again.

18 comments:

Ann said...

There really isn't one specific thing that comes to mind as a fondest memory. Anything that involved my dad is pretty special though. While he may not have been the most affectionate person he had a special kindness about him that made everything perfect

Rhonda Albom said...

What came into my head first, a day with my Grandpa when he took into a courtyard and bought me a flower. Thanks to Sandee at Comedy Plus for bringing me here today.

Marg said...

My fondest memory of my childhood is riding horses. It was my favorite thing to do and would get me away from all the hustle and bustle of the world. Nothing better than getting on a horse and going for a nice ride.

Nancy Chan said...

I too choose to dwell on the good and not the bad. The soy sauce chicken reminds me of my mom. I missed her cooking. Seeing men with big tummies reminds me of my dad. There are many more. Have a great day!

Jennifer Humphries said...

Hi Annie, nice to meet you! I have so many wonderful memories. I guess that is why there is power in memories and remembering also offers us the ability to find gratitude in our memories right? I guess it helps us to be grateful for the good and the bad and know the difference and which ones we like best so that we can try and plan for more of the good in our lives :) Well this sure got me thinking!

Paul Pietrangelo said...

I had so many wonderful experiences in my life but the one that sits in my mind is when we went to Uncle Jess & Aunt Bertha's vacation spot along Lake Huron. I remember Uncle Jess telling me that we are going to Grindstone City. WOW, I couldn't wait but surprise, Grindstone City was a great big grindstone along the lake. There was no city. Boy did we all have a laugh. It was fun drinking water from pipe from the ground, sleeping in the loft and just having fun by the lake. Uncle Jess & Aunt Bertha cared so much for us. We enjoyed their cabin until we all got old and they eventually died. It was a great time for all of us.
Have a great Tuesday. See ya.


Cruisin Paul

Kathe W. said...

LOts of good memories , but the best were times with my mother.

Grace said...

The Children's Reading Room at the grand main library and me tucked into a cozy window seat lost in a book.

Jan said...

My dad came home with the tiniest puppy in his pocket.

Saundra McKenzie said...

The smell I woke to every morning was coffee and biscuits. My Mom cooked breakfast every single day except Sunday. She always had the radio playing and breakfast on the stove. What a wonderful memory.

Sandee said...

Thank you Ann from Ann's Snap Edit Scrap

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Thank you Paul from Mr. Cruiser's Notes

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Thank you Grace from Dragon's Alley

Thank you Jan from The Poodle (and dog) blog

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Caren Gittleman said...

I came over from Comedy Plus. I also didn't have a great childhood, but one of my fondest memories was when my Dad would bring newsprint paper and grease crayons (he worked at a newspaper) home for me to draw on. I drew and colored voraciously (My dad was an Editorial Cartoonist)........I would get lost in my coloring/drawing. catchatwithcarenandcody

Lucky Lady said...

I came here because Sandee said to and she is so nice but really I can not think of one childhood memory that stands out

Linda said...

I have several fond memories, so I will share some of them here. My father was a great cook, and when my parents married my mother didn't know how to cook so my father taught her. She learned well, I guess my father was a very good teacher, and I enjoyed all the food she prepared. The scent of Old Spice reminds me of my father. :) I followed the link on my friend Sandee's blog.

Christine said...

There are plenty of bad memories, but as you, I choose not to dwell on them and make the present miserable. They caused plenty of misery when they were happening. :)
Thankfully, there are loads of great memories, too. My parents were great parents when they were on their own. trips to the park with my dad...playing at the pool...game nights with my mom...so many good things to remember.
Great question of the day!

messymimi said...

My Nana made me a princess Halloween costume one year. It's one of my favorite memories!

Rocks said...

Our summer trip to beach with the whole family, every time I look at those pictures It brings a lot of happy memories. Also, one summer time we spent at least 2 months in a place where my father works, it was so memorable! vast fields where we run everyday :) trees to climb....such happy memories.

Sandee said...

Thank you Caren from Cat Chat with Caren and Cody

Thank you Louise from Lucky Lady's Country Pictures

Thank you Linda from Linda's Peaceful Place

Thank you Christine from A Fly on Our (Chicken Coop) Wall

Thank you Mimi from Messymimi's Meanderings

Thank you Rocks (Raquel) from God's Best Gift

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