I Remember When
October 31, 2014
“There’s a chill in the air, dark evenings come early, leaves fall softly dressed in autumnal hues. October is here, get out and enjoy it…take in the magnificent views!” Felecia R. Weber, OntheWingofaDove.com
The month of October brings to mind many “warm and cozy” memories from my childhood. The chilly, dark evenings; chimneys puffing out smoke from fireplaces ablaze inside; snuggling up in heavy flannel blankets…all of these images put me in the mood for all of the heartwarming delights this season brings. One memory in particular, truly brings this feeling home to me…
My sister Marjorie, my cousin Toni and I spent quite a bit of time together when we were kids. One thing that all three of us enjoyed, was donning our tights and leotards, grabbing our tap and jazz shoes and piling into the car for dance class every Wednesday evening. Classes normally started in the fall, aligning with the school year, so by the time late September-early October rolled around, the evenings would be dark and chilly when our classes let out.
I always loved the times we spent in the dance studio, learning new dance steps and rehearsing our “routines” for the end-of-year recitals. Flitting around to the beat of the lively dance tunes all seemed so whimsical to me. No doubt my Dad may have thought we looked like three excited little butterflies as we fluttered out and tumbled into the car when he’d come and pick us up to take us home.
I think I enjoyed our rides home just as much as I did our dance classes. Why? Well the fun wasn’t over yet! October not only taunts autumnal changes in the air…there are plenty of other delights to enjoy as well! Many times my Dad would have picked up a jug of apple cider and freshly baked cake donuts as a special treat for us. I can almost smell it now, the delicious sweetness of the cider and donuts that hovered in the car as we drove home. With our stomachs growling at the scents, and our mouths giggling and chatting on, there was one more treat in store. My Dad would turn on the car radio tuning in the mystery-suspense stories from the classic program called “Night Fall”…and our senses were heightened even more! Wooooooo!!!
So tell me, won’t you, what is your favorite childhood memory that happened in the month of October?
Peace and love,