Molly is hosting Fun Monday this week. I decided I had to play since I have a sweet Molly at my house and wanted to play with a grown up Molly for a change. The assignment this week is to tell a happy childhood memory.
HMMMM.... Why is it when someone asks you a specific question, your mind goes blank? I am sure that I sit and daydream about this kind of thing all the time and now that I am trying to think of something to write about it is like I slept through my childhood.
I can think of some goofy times and some boring things. I guess one interesting thing is when my dad would go to China. My dad used to go on buying trips twice a year. He would be there for 3 or 4 weeks.( I think. Sometimes childhood memories are a little hazy) He would always bring home the greatest stuff. Big silk kites shaped like dragons and butterflies, cloissenie jewelry and jewelry boxes. It all seemed so exciting and exotic when I was 5 years old. Little did I realize that when I was 15 I would actually be living in Hong Kong and the exotic would turn into the annoying!
I remember one time when I went to Boise and visited my grandparents. They had decided to buy a small ranch after they retired. I would pick raspberries and ride motorcycles. I also went several times and visited my ohter grandparents in California. When I was little they lived near Palm Springs and then later they moved down to Seal Beach. I remember that they had a waffle maker and we would make waffles for dinner. That was the bomb as far as I was concerned cause we didn't have a waffle maker at home. Yummy! I also always loved travelling alone. I like to just sit and chill and flying from Illinois to California was a nice time to do that.
From the time I was 7 until I was 14 I lived in a small town named Naperville. Now, probably some of you have heard of Naperville and would argue with my description of a small town. But trust me. in 1979, when we moved there, it was a small town. I used to ride my bike EVERYWHERE. My friends and I just did whatever, ride to the pool, go shopping downtown, the library, the river. It was great fun. Once we got a little older we would ride the train downtown to Chicago and treat Chicago the way we treated Naperville. Hanging out in record stores (remember records? Our favorite was Waxx Traxx. Maybe it just had one x, that looks a little weird) and goofing off in general. Yeah, I had goofing off down to a science.
Well anyway, go and visit the grown up Molly's site and see what all the other kids are doing!