Category Archives: Childhood memories

Picnic Traditions

Many of my fondest childhood memories include picnics.  My mother was a great picnic maker, and we had many growing up.  I don’t know how she did it, packing up 5 kids and food, and usually a chocolate cake in one … Continue reading

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Back In The Day

When I go home to visit my mother, I stay in her house, which was passed down to her from her parents who purchased it in 1926.  We consider this old farm house our homestead. I’m starting to pay closer … Continue reading

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Yes You Can Go Home Again (at least to visit and eat well).

Luckily, I got the opportunity to visit Oregon again for a week this August.  If you live in Florida, a week-long visit to a cooler climate is highly appreciated in the hottest months of August and September, while August in Oregon is one … Continue reading

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Halloweens Past

With the approach of Halloween, my thoughts go back a few years to when my sisters and brother and I were little.  As I said in my earlier post Welcome Autumn, Halloween was one of our favorite holidays.  There is no … Continue reading

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When I was 6; a trip down Nostalgia Lane

On my 6th birthday, my grandmother (whom we called Goochie) gave me The Tall Book of Make-Believe.  Over 40 years later I still have that exact copy, with my grandmother’s birthday wishes inscribed in the front.  It has been one … Continue reading

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