Tuesday, August 14, 2007

100 memories before i turned 5...

  1. setting in my infant seat in my baby bed (honestly, i do.)
  2. the first time i got snow in my mitten... it was so cold it made my wrist burn.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
  3. running through aunt phyl's house in evansville with her dog, dusty, nipping at my panties.
  4. standing on a console jumping into arms which caught me.
  5. jeffrey feeling my hair telling me it felt different from his... (because he was black, and i was white)
  6. getting salt on my nose when i would sneak a drink of my papaw's beer.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
  7. listening to grandmommie tell the story about her papa getting lost in the woods and spending the night with a witch and her two daughters... me over thee
  8. rolling instead of crawling.
  9. walking to oldam's to get charms lollipops.
  10. having to sit under the table at ballet because i got in trouble.
  11. burger chef.
  12. santa claus bringing me a red peddle car and gas tank.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
  13. playing "mother may i" and "123 red-light" on grandmommie's front sidewalk.
  14. making clover bracelets with my aunt sue, in the front lawn.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
  15. learning how to get the honey out of the honey suckle in donna hatfield's back yard.
  16. selling returnable coke bottles to get to go to pope pool.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
  17. watching mash at mamaw's and papaw's.
  18. going to washington square mall to see the fountain and santa claus.
  19. drinking an orange julius.
  20. learning how to talk on the cb.
  21. "cutting out" of church with sue after communion.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
  22. the smell of diapers, kool aid, and butter cookies at ibt daycare.
  23. tony and karen "wrapping" (kissing) in the basement at grandmommie's.
  24. wanting to have nose-twitching powers like samantha on "bewitched".Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
  25. watching the "soul train" and "american bandstand" on saturday afternoons.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
  26. hippie beads, trolls, and a big, fluffy, stuffed, yellow dog in theresa's room.
  27. the first time my hand went to sleep (i thought i was dying).
  28. jumping out of uncle bill's dingy not once but twice into ky lake after being told not to do so...
  29. the smell of breakfast cooking on the coleman while camping at hellman's ferry.
  30. going to the moose and then to "the legion" on friday nights with mamaw and papaw...Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
  31. eating at howard johnson's: clams, french fries, cole slaw, and a spiced apple ring on a bed of parsley.
  32. peggy marable teaching me to ride a bike on ibt's playground.
  33. playing musical chairs to the tune of "someone's in the kitchen with dinah"...
  34. ms. francis stanley's husband always having a pack of juicy fruit to share in his shirt pocket.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
  35. mr. pete, the bus driver.
  36. the Christmas tree at mamaw's with a ton of presents beneath...
  37. the wisteria hanging from the clothes line in miss bessie's back yard.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
  38. the shoe boxes coming up the conveyor belt at simon's.
  39. getting the gold egg at danny's shoe store (wilkerson's).
  40. sugar babies and sugar daddys getting stuck in my teeth.
  41. playing paper-dolls at the dining room table at aunt phyl's.
  42. a coke bottle falling through a lawn-chair, shattering, and cutting day-o's leg on donna's back porch.
  43. strawberry "post it" paper at julian cole's duplex.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
  44. the cherubs on the ball and claw tub at grandmommie's
  45. gliding in the glider.
  46. my first barbie, suntan skipper.
  47. listening to "summer breeze" on the front porch.
  48. the smell of pinto beans cooking on sunday afternoons.
  49. watching shirley temple every sunday morning after the little rascals.
  50. my rocking chair that played music when i rocked.
  51. view master with "the walton's" slides.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
  52. taking a "drinking bird" to aunt tessie's house.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
  53. holding neel when he was a baby.
  54. miss eva perpendicularly rubbing one of her pointer fingers above the other one to shame me for not taking my nap at daycare.
  55. the Christmas tree at grandmommie's with the lighted color fan shining on it.
  56. having my first long john silver's fish n' chips with malt-vinegar on it.
  57. going to martin's to have my picture taken when their studio was on green street.
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  58. going to the downtown movie theater with daycare to see cinderella.
  59. dad bringing hot cinnamon twists home late at night from the bon ton after the horse races.
  60. hating flame retardant pj's and pj's with feet.
  61. my drowsy baby doll.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
  62. going to the Christmas parade when there were actually floats.
  63. watching dad play soft ball and then going to j and b dairyette for soft serve afterwards.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
  64. eating my first twinkie.
  65. crying when "boy", my mom's cat, died.
  66. watching peggy mitchell and romper room and wanting to be on both shows.
  67. the sound of the floor furnace popping in the winter at mamaw's and papaw's.
  68. the smell of papaw's "old spice cologne" 
  69. the smell of mamaw's emeraude.
  70. watching miracle on 34th street every year in black and white.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
  71. my gold angel tree-topper.
  72. lying on the floor at grandmommie's in the winter with a blanket over me and the heat vent watching the brady bunch.
  73. mom wearing false eyelashes.
  74. tearing up mom's false eyelashes and blaming it on the dog.
  75. baby victoria (my madame alexander baby that cried when i turned her over)
  76. my first record player and all the "you will know it is time to turn the page when tinkerbell rings her little bell like this..." books with records.
  77. sonny and cher on sunday nights.
  78. mutual of omaha's wild kingdom.
  79. eating peter pan pb out of the jar with grandmommie late at night while she watched david james followed by johnny carson.
  80. donna's lemon perfume.
  81. going to kramer's lake.
  82. going to sue's prom.
  83. getting earrings painted on my ears with paintable eye-shadow because i couldn't get my ears pierced until i turned 12.
  84. riding in the back of uncle bill's toyota across the twin bridges.
  85. going to sawyers with daycare in the fall to pick out a pumpkin.
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  86. watching saturday morning cartoons with my uncle, tony.
  87. catching lightning bugs on summer nights.
  88. going to betty white's birthday party.
  89. going with mom to aunt shirley's to make Christmas candy.
  90. going to opryland with mary ann and steve and riding the wabash cannonball.
  91. putting the car in gear and nearly rolling into the ohio river (which was in our back yard) while mom went back into the house to get my ballet slippers.
  92. hating pj's with feet and kids house shoes (the toes were sewn with cat-gut).
  93. aunt addie putting a bread tie in her hair to keep it out of her face so that she could play "tip it" with me.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
  94. eating the "tasters" when papaw would barbecue chickens.
  95. watching grandmommie play solitaire late at night while drinking coffee milk.
  96. taking bubble baths with theresa.
  97. chicken feathers and molasses!!!
  98. the snack bar commercials the starlite played between movies.
  99. tickling backs!!!
  100. dum-dum suckers at the ov bank...Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

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