Punk Rock Parents: Back in the day

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Back in the day


All this sesame street talk has lead me to travel down memory lane a little bit. To think about my childhood and growing up. I am lucky because all my memories are filled with friends, family, laughter and unconditional love. We grew up in an isolated area of a small ag town. We were surrounded by orange trees and even owned a cow at one time! The house we lived in was nice and big. Infact one of my first memories is walking into that house when it was still empty and we were moving in. We called it the ultimate party house and party we did. We had Ouie's b-day parties with games like bucket brigade, Elaine's 1 st b-day party with the clown, my slumber parties where we would dress up and watch little shop of horrors (I will never forget patty as a nun on roller skates), and of course the Halloween costume parties. Most of my memories are of playing outside on the swings where my Mom would swing and sing with us, or reading books, even making our own books, watching Sesame street and Land of the Lost, waiting for my Dad to come home from work, getting to sit on dads back as he did push-ups, the video log we kept of the movies we rented and watched, standing by the heater in a Mickey Mouse towel after a bath and I remember my Mom smiling at us. Of course we had some times when we got into trouble, the occasional fight with Ouie, or some spilling of Mom's expensive perfume but overall the memories are good. I know now that we didn't have much money then. We never knew it at the time, my Mom never let us feel like we were lacking for anything. We had a beautiful extended family who spoiled us with affection and parents who loved us and taught us to be happy kids.

7 comments:

  1. i totally stood in front of that heater after a bath! i think it is because of that feeling that i hate being cold

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  2. i totally stood in front of that heater after a bath! i think it is because of that feeling that i hate being cold

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  4. Anonymous11:00 AM

    If I recall correctly, Patty was a pregnant nun on roller skates! I'll never forget watching the making of the Thriller video, and hiding under the blankets when MJ turned into a werewolf. . . .JVS

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  5. Anonymous11:01 AM

    If I recall correctly, Patty was a pregnant nun on roller skates! I'll never forget watching the making of the Thriller video, and hiding under the blankets when MJ turned into a werewolf. . . .JVS

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  6. Anonymous12:11 PM

    remember going to throw out the trash and always throwing it over, walking to the mailbox, and putting that line of tape across our room. ~cari

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  7. Anonymous1:41 PM

    . . . .your mom's red Mustang, your dad's pool table. . . .JVS

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