posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 07:17 AM
Originally posted by Tw0Sides
Reading this thread for fun (taking Iran break) and I thought of a real funny one.
Am I the only one to send away for the Sea Horses from the back of a comic book?
Ummmm......I got the seamonkeys, the decoder ring. Remember the playing cards in the bicycle spokes, I swear there were times I had a whole deck of
them and a whole bag of my moms clothes pins. I sold seeds, and citrus and greeting cards. We climbed to the top of the pine trees in the forrest,
grabbed ahold of the top and leaped out, while the tree slowed our fall and we touched ground...or not...and had to let go and drop the rest of the
Sometimes the treetop would break and we landed faster and harder, the wind gone from us, knocked out by the impact. My mom and dad thought it was
bears or flying saucers.
Did you ever NOT have a pocket knife? My brothers found a baby skunk one time and were carrying the cute little thing home, when it sprayed them both.
Our German Shepard cornered a young porcupine in an old barn and I rescued it. I think we were the only family with a "pet" porcupine, it would
climb up your pantleg and shirt and ride on your shoulder. Every time we went on a hike (daily) there was our porcupine, along for the ride, we named
We lived on perch and bass, skinned and gutted our own catch and roasted it there stream-side on a stick with wild leaks. long days from dawn to dusk,
spent by the brook or in the field finding arrowheads, or in the forrest. My dad taught us to ski when I was six or so, we would climb the hills
behind the house and fall our way down, until we learned to stand and stay. I remember my dad nailed two ski's to the bottom of an old wood bench one
winter and we had our very own high profile homemade toboggan. I think we learned a valuable lesson about center of gravity then.
I could go on and on while those days elongated, stretched, like bone and clothe, from falsetto voice squeak to first basso. They were wonderful days,
then, and I cherish them.
Thank you for this thread, for the reprieve from harsh reality.........I have tread memory, and it is good.......