Category Archives: childhood

Meet Me At The Campfire

Memories of Cool Weather and Roaring Fires By Jeff Salter This week our topic seeks memories of campfires or bonfires. My discussion of bonfires will be brief, because I recall only one — either my junior or senior year of … Continue reading

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Play Time

This week my post will once again be different from those of my fellow bloggers, since I managed to focus on the wrong topic two weeks ago. When I expounded about campfires and bonfires, I was supposed to post about … Continue reading

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A Few of My Favorite Things

I posed this week’s question: Do you still have any of your old toys? I’m sentimental. I’d have more, if they had not been left in storage in another state by a relative of mine, and a few that were … Continue reading

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Dad, How Could You?

One Christmas Eve a long time ago, Santa came to my house and left a doll family under my tree. I was so thrilled! I had a mommy and daddy doll and a baby doll. The mama doll was a … Continue reading

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Favorite Beasts are a Myth

What are my favorite Mythological Beasts? Wow. Most of them are actually pretty bad. Except for unicorns. I was never terribly impressed with unicorns. Maybe it’s because I didn’t grow up in the Middle Ages, nor was I a little … Continue reading

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Bridging the Generations to School

When I was a kid, we had long summer vacations from school. We were usually out by the first week of June, and went back the first weekday after Labor Day, (which was not yet a Monday Holiday and always … Continue reading

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War and Peace

At any period of your life, did your extended family have big “get-togethers” around Independence Day? is our question of the week. As everyone should know by now, I grew up in the Washington, DC suburbs. The Fourth of July … Continue reading

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