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Childhood Memories
#1396005 Sat Feb 06 2021 03:16 AM
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My favorite childhood memory is my back not hurting.

Re: Childhood Memories
MNSmith #1396008 Sat Feb 06 2021 03:50 AM
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Originally Posted by MNSmith
My favorite childhood memory is my back not hurting.
thumbs_up thumbs_up I'll agree but add, nothing hurt.....


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Re: Childhood Memories
MNSmith #1396012 Sat Feb 06 2021 04:08 AM
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Re: Childhood Memories
MNSmith #1396026 Sat Feb 06 2021 09:37 AM
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1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
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Re: Childhood Memories
MNSmith #1396034 Sat Feb 06 2021 12:41 PM
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Favorite Country memories from the '50s of a 4, 5, 6, or 7 year old:

In the cold winter, getting up after Mom had breakfast going pretty good and running into the kitchen, then standing between the wall and back of the wood burning cook stove. It would be SO warm and the bacon and biscuits would smell So good.

Riding in Dad's '49 3100. He always put a dollars worth of gas in and I'd noticed most folks bought $5 of gas at Bully Wilson's Grocery (about 3 miles from the house) and he drove slower than a lot of folks. I remember asking Dad one time why didn't he buy $5 of gas so we could go fast like everyone else. Seemed like sound logic at the time.

Chasing baby chickens in the back yard. Eating fried chicken with all the homemade trimmings on Sundays. That first mess of fried squirrel or deer steak in the fall.

A favorite adult memory. Raking hay behind the old house and Mom walking out the back door and flagging me down to announce dinner was ready (we didn't call it lunch and the evening meal was/is supper). Walking to the house and chowing down on a mess of fresh from the garden purple hull peas, fried potatoes, okra or fried squash, tomatoes and hot from oven corn bread. Usually had fried fish from the pond or fried chicken from the flock. All washed down with a couple glasses of sweet tea. I'd pay a LOT for another of those meals today. Last one was in about 2008.

The list is long but these are a few favorite memories.

RonR

Last edited by moparguy; Sat Feb 06 2021 12:58 PM.

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Re: Childhood Memories
MNSmith #1396058 Sat Feb 06 2021 03:46 PM
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I don't have any happy childhood memories of my mom's cooking ... Of her, yes. Of her cooking, no.

I remember riding with my dad in the borrowed Advance Design flatbed truck he would use from time to time to move things. I loved the foot starter, the windshield wiper switch ... that flatbed with the stake sides ... the arrow turn signals ... At the time, it was less than 20 years old, but it seemed ancient to me.


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Re: Childhood Memories
MNSmith #1396060 Sat Feb 06 2021 04:11 PM
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Staying at my aunt and uncle's cottage on lake Erie in the summer, and the sound of the waves splashing on the beach when I went to bed at night.

Also staying at my grandmas feeling the house shake, when a train would go by.


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Re: Childhood Memories
MNSmith #1396068 Sat Feb 06 2021 04:31 PM
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I remember helping pushing the family car because it wouldn't start. (1952 Pontiac) Yep, dad forgot to turn the key again.

Re: Childhood Memories
MNSmith #1396077 Sat Feb 06 2021 05:53 PM
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I would visit relatives in West Virginia in the summers and in those small valleys, the coal trains ran all night long not more than 15 feet from the back door. A couple of nights and I would get used to it.


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Re: Childhood Memories
MNSmith #1396093 Sat Feb 06 2021 07:54 PM
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I don't remember this, but when I was 4 we lived across the street from the railroad. Then we moved to a new house that the family built that was about a mile from the tracks and my younger sister couldn't sleep because there were no trains going by.
I do remember helping Grandpa nail down the subfloor in the living room with my little nail belt that Mom made, and my kid sized hammer. smile


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