I Remember When
September 24, 2014
“Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember you all. If you only remember me with tears, then don’t bother to remember me at all.” Laura Ingalls Wilder
My childhood memories include some of the best memories I have. When I visit my parents’ home or reminisce about days gone by with my sisters, it is as though a floodgate of happy times has been pried wide open and I seem to float along them smiling and laughing along the way. In my new series I Remember When, I plan to share snippets of my childhood memories with you. Given what I’ve described about them so far, I hope you’ll look forward to having your heart warmed and perhaps even enjoying a chuckle or two while reading my musings.
September reminds me of all sorts of “new beginnings” when I was a child. To me it meant the end of summer and a fresh start to a new school year, the excitement of buying new school clothes and supplies, and getting acquainted with new classmates. I loved walking to and from school with my sister and cousins, crunching through the dried leaves that littered the sidewalks; and squinting my eyes so closely together in the sun that the scarlet, rust , and yellow autumnal colors adorning the trees all blended together like glittering balls of fire against the deep blue-gray sky. Mmmmm, I can almost feel the warmth of the rays brightening my face as I write!
So tell me, won’t you, what is your favorite childhood memory that happened in the month of September?
Peace and love,