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Howlyncat
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   Posted 5/28/2007 1:38 PM (GMT -7)   
 I ask this question today as I was reminded by my mentor in the alzheimers forum about something that is and was so dear n very close to my "HEART''
 
 I can picture my Mom,out at the clothesline with the apron around her ...pocket full of pegs BUT she would still take the time to hand me the pegs in handfuls so I could be part of it too
 
This memory has really got me very nostalgic today and thinking about Mom and just how much I do miss her and how alike we were/are
 
She would have to hang clothes a certain way
 
Shirts were alwasy hung upside down and another was hung beside it and then the pants and then miscellaneous clothes as well as all the undergarments
She loved to do this and it was something I so enjoyed doing with her back then and I do the odd time with Cait 'cept have to rig a clothesline" as we are currently in an apartment on bottom floor BUT are moving to a bigger town
 
The talks we ( mom n I ) had whilst doing this was my favorite part next to the smell of the freshly tongue dried by air clothing .....nothing that bounce or snuggle could ever replace in my opinion'
I did all the ironing when young even tea towels and pillow caeses still do that and Cait helps out has to have a crease or definiately no wrinkles in her clothing or is on a mission til they are all gone ...lol
 
Do any of you have fond memeories of your youth spent either with certain friends or your parents that you would care to share with us
 
 I think it does the heart good to recall some "good times" in our lives and just not all the bad ya know ..........
 
 JUST my own opinion and if you care to share please do ..........
 
I had tears this am when I wrote back to my mentor ............all he did was mention he was hanging the laundry on the line
IT has filled my heart with lots of warm n wonderful memories ...
Perhaps you have some too
 
Just a thought
 
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Be well all
 
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   Posted 5/28/2007 2:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I always remember Thanksgiving morning.  My Mom waking up around 6 a.m. to put the turkey in the oven.  Later in the day she would start making all the trimings.  While she was cooking, my Dad would go in the basement and bring up boxes filled with Christmas decorations.  He loved to start decorating on Thanksgiving Day (I know a little early lol)!
 
Easter is another holiday I can remember.  Waking up in the morning to see if the Easter Bunny left me any baskets.  My Mom would hide plastic Easter eggs around the house and fill them with $1.00 bills.  It was an Easter egg hunt in the house.  I always got a kick out of that.
 
WOW Lyn, thanks for starting this thread!  This brings back many, many memories of my parents that I will cherish FOREVER!!! 
 
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   Posted 5/28/2007 3:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I am glad you like it and as the day goes on more memories come to mind

Easter and its getting the " new dress ,bonnet and black or white patent leather shoes and of course gloves and going off th Church........
Mom 's fav holiday was Easter and always made us a beautiful homemade basket and hid the same thing as your mom and we had at that time quarters to dollars in them and at the end of the hunt we would all sit and if one sibling didnt have a dollar and the other had 2 one dollar bills we gave them ours

It is so beautiful to think back
Sometimes yes it is sad but hey Memories are going to be with you forever and traditions to pass down right ....so keep the good ones going IMHO

Thanks for being my ray of sunshne and posting your beautiful story
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Looking for more from others and you of course
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   Posted 5/28/2007 5:26 PM (GMT -7)   
OMG you to with the new dress!  My Mom would get me a new dress, white leather shoes, white leather handbag, bonet, gloves, and my favorite, white socks with the lace around them lol!  I could go on and on.
 
Your so right, memories are with us forever.  I've been thinking a lot about this today.  You put a big smile on my face starting this thread!!! :-)
 
Thank You
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   Posted 5/28/2007 5:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I remember bill paying day! LOL! My sister and I liked it because we'd get to take the payments into the different businesses (we felt so grown up!) and when the bills were paid, we'd go to Jimmy's Drive In and get a hamburger, fries, and drink or milkshake! Yummy!
It was also fun going to the Drive-In movies in summertime! Eating popcorn sipping cokes and being entranced by those awful grade B movies! LOL!!!!
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   Posted 5/28/2007 8:49 PM (GMT -7)   

  The one thing that really sticks in my mind about my Dad, is his unselfishness ever when in extreme pain. We went on a Father/son fishing trip with the church on a weekend and we had set up the tent and at the I was about 8 or 9 years old at the time but at sometime that day he had hurt his back really bad and could not even stand up straight from the pain in his back. I remember him saying that we needed to go back to town to the ER and I cried because all my friends where here and I wanted to camp out and fish not really understanding how bad it was for him but he stood it out just for me and the more I think about it, the more I wish to be like my Dad in away that I can do what I need to do to make my kids happy just like my dad did for me.

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   Posted 5/28/2007 9:58 PM (GMT -7)   
One of my favorite childhood memories is going to Six Flags Over Texas. Man, that was a fun place. Still is, probably, but it's a lot different now than when I was a kid. Back then it was much less commercialized. They didn't have rides named after movie characters and stuff.

The park was really old...I think it opened not long after Disneyland did. So it was "earthy", I guess. Not sterile.

And for some reason I remember going Downtown with my mom and one of my friends one time. She had some kind of business down there but whatever it was didn't take long and we spent the rest of the day just hanging around. I remember that there was some kind of tunnel between the Hyatt and the Reunion tower and it was all decked out in that cheesy 80's brass. The theme from "Dallas" the TV show was looped in there, too. Then we went to lunch by some kind of big water fountain and went to see where Kennedy was shot. I don't know why that's such a fond memory, but it really has stuck with me.
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   Posted 5/29/2007 4:31 AM (GMT -7)   
LOL that was the only reason I went to Church back at 8 yrs old I got all my new Easter stuff
I dont think anyone care for or not too many carry on this
Yep I had me a white handbag and frilly white socks too
Loveed it .......

Cowboy
Yu are a great parent and you have stepped into your dads shoes
I know he would be PROUD.....you should be too doing all you can for them and more with this DD and all it brings

Janet ..........got to love to love old movies and going to the show and drive in there was so much fun in that ......I did the bill thing with mom too and yes I felt very grown up


Debaser ........It had to have been a great day for it to stick in mind ......I am glad you all decided to post
Thanks so much am looking forward to more and I will post more as well

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   Posted 5/29/2007 6:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Watching Mom so tenderly attending to her Rose Bushes and her other flowers BUT the rose bush stands out the most
Her tiny lil body down on her kness and pulling weeds so gently from around them
The pride in her eyes she had for them
Being able to be with her when she did this so unreal and yet so beautiful
I so miss it but like I said
HOLD on to those special memories
Remember IF you still have one of or both parents make some new ones I implore you
One day they wont be there.........Know from experience
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   Posted 5/29/2007 10:03 AM (GMT -7)   
O.K., after reading all of your sweet memories I feel sorta dumb telling you about one of my favorite memories of my pre-school and after days.

I'd sit outside on the step and set-up a bug hospital.

Yeah, well I told ya it was going to be dumb.

I collected those little stick match boxes and lined them with tissue and when a fly or whatever was drowning in the dog's water bowl or some other type mess, I'd scoop them out and let them resusitate themselves on their tissue beds. Nothing thrilled me more than when they'd get up and fly away.

I still rescue bugs, but just not so elaborately.

That's it. I off'a here for a "rest" - Ha.

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   Posted 5/29/2007 10:26 AM (GMT -7)   
There is nothing wrong or weirsd silly anything but GOOD about that post MS Anne
YOu want Mama Bear to kick some Butt...lol

OKay going with your post here

Cait had a gerbil or hamster cannot remember which now but anyways it stopped breathing she was 6 and what did she do

SHE LITERALLY went and got her "Ventolin" inhaler......and used it on the animal
IT WORKED.........OMG you should have seen the look on my face it was just dropped to my knees ( mouth that is lol)
I could not believe
1....that she would even think of that
2 ....that it would work
3 That it actually lived for t least another 6 to 8 mths

Her calling is certainly of A Vet

THat memory is priceless and I still laugh about it today .........

See my sis not so bad is it
We have to laugh as you know to get thru this

HMMMMMM I wonder where oh WHERE she gets her Moxy from ....not me I am sure
Ya okay lol


Sis I am so glad you are back with us
PLEASE dont go away again.......
Luvs ya as always

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   Posted 5/29/2007 9:54 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello all,

I read your memories about your Moms and it brings tears to my eyes.  My Mom died in a car accident when I was 18 months old.  I was a daughter without a Mother.  But my Dad loved me unconditionally and he was a sweet gentle person. He and I lived with my Grandma and Grandpa for 3 years.

Every night when he came home from work he brought me a treat, an apple, or a banana. He made a swing for me in the big tree in the front yard and on the weekend he would always take me for an ice cream.......he was a king among men, a poor king but rich in love.

He was My Dad.


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   Posted 5/31/2007 3:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Kitt
I look at my Dad the same way
He never ever let us kids down and always had praise for us no matter what we did .......
Sure we got "punished" but he would always " let us off grounding"
LOL
Memories are great all
Beautiful full of love and
thanks for posting them


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   Posted 5/31/2007 11:53 AM (GMT -7)   
one of my favorites is, that for years i believed that my step dad, whos birthday was days after mine, was the same age as i was. when i turned four so did he. and year after year i believed that. think it's cool. and wanted to share. he was a fun guy and a kid at heart.
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   Posted 6/1/2007 6:00 AM (GMT -7)   
AWWWWWW.......that is so precious
I am glad you did share with us JC........

Keep sharing
I think it is a good thing to bring up the good memories as well ya know

I know it has helped me out ......
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   Posted 6/1/2007 6:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Took Cait on her Horse Riding Lesson ( first One) last night and for a few moments I was shot back in time I had tears of happiness and some of sadness for myself and my dad

I was the one on that horse and he was the one taking me riding every weekend .....
Seeing Cait on that horse transformed me back 40 plus yrs .......special times with my dad
He does remember horses but I dont think he remembers taking us .....
Robbed of many things due to alzheimers he is ....

Oh what a sweet but sad memory it was
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   Posted 6/1/2007 5:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Anyone else care to share with us ......
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   Posted 6/5/2007 4:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Went riding with Cait tonight just about did me in but I and she needed "Us " time and I dont care what my outcome is as long as I have her and we shared a great and warm time together


**Surely there has to be some other memories out there to share with us **

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   Posted 6/6/2007 3:38 AM (GMT -7)   
THanks so much my friend
You have ALWAYS been here to support ME and so many others

ONE of a kind you are my friend

Luvs ya and ((((( )))))) back at ya
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   Posted 6/6/2007 7:15 AM (GMT -7)   

I remember going swimming at the pool in the summer time, riding my bike the mile or so to the pool and afterwards with friends we went to the popcorn shop......................I can still smell the popcorn and carmel corn.

That had to be the summer of , ah never mind lol. hee hee  yeah


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   Posted 6/6/2007 8:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Rollerskatiing ALL OVER the neighborhood with my friends.
Playing Barbie dolls with friends.
Playing "date night" with friends
Playing with my "Fashion Plates" etc. etc.
Those were the days.... cool
 
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   Posted 6/6/2007 4:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I love to rollerskate

I was a dancer on them many yrs ago and won so many awards
Thats all I did was go booting on 4 wheels though not the other ones roolerbaldes and I dont mix lol


Thanks for sharing Sis and Happy

I can smell the popcorn too but I know if I ate some ( and now want carmel corn FAV) i will pay and be worse than I am lol

Loves ya lil sis
Big sis
Take care Happy thanks for the memories .....
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   Posted 6/6/2007 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   

Love's ya right back Big Sis.  I can see you dancing.........graceful and proud.  Beautiful

Lil sis


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   Posted 6/17/2007 5:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I did the dancing to
"Tearrs of a Clown"
'I want you Back"
Everyday People ......Sly and the Family Stones

Rose Garden

All the oldies i just loved it still have the awards here and will pass on to Cait
It is hilarious put me on rollerblades and ankles go flop right over lol same as Ice skates
I have to be balanced I guess lol

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C'MOn share with us
There has to be a memory or 2 or 3
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