I think this challenge Carol Williams and Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker proposed is would I write a book about my life. An author friend of mine told me you need a beginning, a middle and an ending.
So let's start and see if we can get to the end, I am the Youngest of two children. My father was the youngest of six and my mother the youngest of three. I never knew my grandparents as they had passed away before I was born. My sister was ten years older than me and I was the youngest. She took me everywhere with her, she was like a second mother to me.
I pledged sororities. I went to all the sports games with her . . Oh, did I mention my mother was an orphan, she lost her parents when she was in her early teens and lived in a home with her sisters. She also was not the best cook, she tried. On holidays my Dad did the cooking he was a good cook. We also had a phone that had a party -line. Sometimes there were other people don't know who they were but they would also be speaking on our phone . We had to wait until they were finished with their call until we could use our phone. There were also days mom would say no school, we are going to the movies.
I walk to the library to get books when there wasn't anyone to drive me. I loved to read. I liked biography, books it was not surprising as everyone in the house read except my mom. She was always singing and listening to the radio. Dad always had a giant puzzle on the table with a big cigar in his mouth when he wasn't reading. They both liked to go out out together dancing too. Friday nights were in front of the TV it was Boxing night.
My friends and I would either play wire ball or box ball if we had enough people to play. Friends, from the driveway up the street the boys, who I am still friends with today would come to play. Then the Hoola Hoop came in style wow, we had championship games, even the moms and some dads came and supervised them. I wish I still had the picture I won the Hoola Hoop contest . Here is a picture of some of my friends I still see we had dinner last time Rob, came in from California we have been friends since we were four years old. We are no longer four years old LOL .. Rob is on the left Holly in the middle and Ricky on the right
Our friend Joani and Phyliss uncle was famous he was a movie star. When he would come to town, he would come to school with his famous friends and everyone would scream and make a fuss. I would go home and wait until she called me to come to her house to see her famous uncle and his friends. So I could sit with them and watch them on TV with her. Oh, by the way he was a Larry Fine of the Three Stooges . It was very exciting when they were at her house. Moe had his hair combed back and was so nice he was laying down on the sofa and Curly was sitting on a comfy stuffy chair relaxing just like regular people . Uncle Larry was sitting on a chair also relaxing and the Three Stooges were on the Sally Starr showing a local TV Show . Then the cartoons came on. Her mom asked me to stay for dinner, but my dad would not like that.
We walked to school every day rain or shine, even in snow. It was a long walk too. Then we walked home for lunch and went back. It was a small school and everyone knew each other You saluted the flag every morning and the teacher read from the Bible each day. I look back on my childhood with fond memories and to this day still have many friends that I grew up with. I am still amazed how many I keep in contact with . It was a wonderful neighborhood to grow up in. One thing is for sure, I grew up with great friends.
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