The List Game

Nutmeg Knitter had a post about making a list of things you grew up with, and I think that is a fun idea, so here is a list of things I grew up with.  I think it is interesting to see how each decade seems to have its own things to remember.

Barbie’s Dream Camper
Johnny West Buckboard Wagon with horse
Shawn Cassidy
Fame
Battlestar Galactica (original series)
Milking cows
Looking for kittens in the hay loft (and finding them!)
Trying to gather eggs from beneath a broody hen (and not get pecked)
Riding bikes around the block (7 miles in my case)
Looking for pop bottles to return and buying candy with the proceeds.
Cleaning out the spring that fed the pond every spring
Gathering hickory nuts with my grandfather
Going fishing
Going camping
Going for long walks across neighboring fields in the fog
Nancy Drew books
Wheelhorse mower
Breyer Horses
The Blizzard of 1977-78
Playing the clarinet
Band Camp
Learning to drive on a stick shift
Dr. Scholl’s Sandles
Feathered bangs

That’s all I can think of right now, but each of those items bring back vivid memories.  What list of items can you think of from your childhood?

5 Responses

  1. Cindy in FL Says:

    Well, that was fun! I thought immediately of my white go-go boots and transistor radio….and my pogo stick, playing in the woods behind my house and riding my bike to the library for books like A Wrinkle in Time.

  2. roxie Says:

    See, we CAN travel through time! I remember our first TV. (What did we do in the evenings before that?) The Bobsey Twins books, Kate Greenaway dresses, pedal pushers, Captain Kangaroo, body suits and tights in matching sets to wear with the mini skirts, elephant bell pants, topless swimsuits,Farah Fawcet,

  3. Sandy O' Says:

    Trixie Belden mystery books, Captain Kangeroo, 4-H, Vacation Bible School, playing in the field irrigation systems, going to grandparents for Sunday dinners, wearing slacks under your dress to keep warm during winter (we weren’t allowed to wear slacks to school), my first pair of slip on shoes, and my first store bought dess for my first day of high school. Wow, that was quite a memory trip!

  4. BeccaH/nutmegknitter Says:

    Ooh, FAME! Good one 🙂

  5. Judy Workman Says:

    You left a comment for the Yarn harlot and I clicked on your name which brought me here. The answer is, no, that is not a sippy cup lid that Sam has. It is from a company called Cuppow and they make lids for ball/mason jars. I am a canner so I have some of their stuff.I love it, they are clever.

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