Monday, January 21, 2008

monday morning question

      

What were some activities from your childhood that make you smile?  For example: miniature golf, climbing trees, lying on your back looking up at the clouds,  staying out till the street lights came on, looking for four leaf clovers

My answer:  playing with my Crissy Doll, rolling down the hill in my front yard, going down the hill in a toboggan, going on "acorn hunts" with my brother and sisters, playing jacks, painting my fingernails pink

What's your answer?

26 comments:

  1. not that much of my childhood makes me smile.....but I do remember small outside picnics with one of the neighbors ganddaughter.  Crackers with butter...

    ~Amy

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  2. randlprysock1/21/2008 4:40 PM

    Oh this is a fun question.... things that make me smile from childhood.... eating those purple flowers that have the sweet nectar in them; playing outside for hours and hours and exploring rolling hills, woods, paths; jumping from the loft into the hay in the barn; feeding the horses the one summer we boarded horses; the tree house my mom built for us complete with curtains; pushing the cats in our doll buggy; wearing the pioneer dresses my mom sewed for us girls; having tea parties and playing with my dollhouse; playing school and I got to be the teacher; and playing grown up and I was Mrs. Smith and had the most children and the most money and the wealthiest husband LOL.  My sisters hated me.  LOL.  Hugs,
    Lisa  

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  3. playiong in the barn and finding new kittens
    Becky

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  4. hide and go seek, tag, making forts with my brother, playing card games with my family

    great question Krissy to remember great memories!

    I love that you had a Crissy doll!

    betty

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  5. I was blessed to grow up in the 1950's when things weren't as complicated as they are now. Linda in Washington state http://journals.aol.com/lsfp1960/LindasWorld/entries/2008/01/21/monday-morning-question/2434

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  6. Roller blading was my favorite childhood activity! Hope you have a great Monday. -Missy

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  7. ajsproudparents1/21/2008 5:59 PM

    Just started this, found you through Tiffany(things change). Great idea. I'm finally getting back into my journal after some time.
    Tricia

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  8. Catching chameleons in my back yard

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  9. My answer: Catching fireflies when I visited my grandmother in the summer (we didn't have fireflies where I grew up in south Florida).
    I'm impatiently waiting for the next J-Land photo shoot topic!
    Hope you're feeling better today Krissy.
    Hugs, Martha

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  10. peytonswater1/21/2008 6:53 PM

    Oh I have so many.....a few would include
    Camping with my family on the weekend, nature hikes, campfires, blue gill fishing.....  Summers at the pool, on the swimteam, burnt noses and all.  Ahhhhhh those times :)
    Hugs
    Ang

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  11. spending time on cape cod, playing hide and seek, making a barbie campsite between the lilac and another bush, riding my bike, my chrissy doll,coloring.

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  12. I loved miniature golf, playing with matchbox cars, and playing whiffle ball in the front yard.  Can I go back and be a kid again? Please!

    Phil

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  13. ladymagnolia19631/21/2008 8:31 PM

    I loved jumping on my pogo stick, playing jump rope, especially chinese jump rope Ü. My hoola hoop, Crissy doll~I loved her hair! Jacks & ball, Army men....the little green plastic ones with the red indians in them Ü. My favorite thing to do was lay on the grass and on a cloudy day look for shapes and figures as the clouds stayed still & fluffy Ü.

    HUGS~Donna

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  14. It turned into monday evening question for me.  I'm baaaack to journaling again.  Nice to "see" you, Krissy!  I put an entry in my own journal to answer the question.  LOL!
    http://journals.aol.com/motoxmom72/GinasWeigtLossJourney
    Hugs,
    Gina

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  15. going to the orchards with my grandpa you can still smell the peaches
    hugs
    Sherry

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  16. I had the best childhood ever, I think, so it's hard to know where to start.  Ummm, having a friend stay overnight at the lake cabin.  (Swimming, swimming, swimming), getting to take the old woody boat (like on Golden Pond) out in the lake with just my girlfriend, having a circus every summer (in my yard, in which the proceeds from the games we had went to a needy cause, being pulled behind the car (slowly) by my Dad behind the car in the winter, watching the stars and the big dipper, playing elavator, playing school, playing with dollls, playing movie star, the list could go on forever!  Merry

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  17. This is a tough question, and I would suspect that each age would bring a bit of a different answer, but what came to mind immediately was my TIN DOLL HOUSE.  I loved playing with the furniture and the little people and could sit for very long periods of time, inside or out, just enjoying the imaginary play.

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  18. Mine would be playing flashlight tag during the summers!
    Missie

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  19. looking for four leaf clovers, listening to Carl's music, going this way and that way with Ki-Ki =), various outdoor activities - I always LOVED being outside - sledding, acorn hunts, ditch 'em, kick ball, going out in the woods, catching fireflies.  Oh, and playing store!  Great question!  Love, Val xox
    http://journals.aol.com/valphish/ThereisaSeason

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  20. carolelainedodd1/22/2008 1:55 PM

    Ohhh!  I remember playing jacks. and being allowed to stay playing in the street until it got dark in the summer.
    We also used to sit watching the trains, steam trains they were then, on the bridge with our legs dangling over the edge.  Did we really used to do that.???  Simple things like riding your bike, playing hide and seek.  Oh those were the days.  Adam just asked me what a four leaf clover is.!!! How sad is that.  I must teach him that in the summer.
    Have a good evening
    Carolxx

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  21. promiseluv3721/22/2008 3:26 PM

    I answered this is my journal.. as the answer was a long one :)

    http://journals.aol.com/promiseluv372/PromiseMe/entries/2008/01/22/monday-morning-question/1689

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  22. firestormkids041/22/2008 4:03 PM

    I know . . . I'm always a day late and a dollar short.  However I want to answer this one anyway.  One of my favorite memories is getting "lost' with my mom.  I loved to climg a great big tree with my best friend Becky; we would have our pillows and relax in the huge, double-sided crook of thre tree.  I was given 8 foreign dolls by my grandmother after she came home from the World's Fair in Brussles.  Wow!  That's 51 years ago and I am still collecting.  I must have over 200 dolls now.  I gave half of them to my daughter 20 years ago.  Oh, one more . . . my friend Becky and I used to play Peter Pan and Wendy in our linen closet.  We would shut the doors and take turns playing our then-favorite characters, as often as not fall asleep in there while our mothers were frantically looking for us.  Gosh, I should have written an entry!  Blessings to you, Krissy.  Love, Penny  http://journals.aol.com/firestormkids04/FromHeretoThere http://journals.aol.com/firestormkids04/TimeforaLittlePoetry

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  23. We used to make camps and explore places that we weren't allowed to explore!!  Often getting ourselves into trouble but it was fun.  Cycling ~ I spent a lot of time on my bike either on my own, with friends or my family would go places on our bikes :o)

    Jenny

    http://journals.aol.co.uk/Jmoqueen/MyLife

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  24. cacklinrosie1011/22/2008 5:35 PM

    Hmmmm, stopping at the corner store every Friday after school for "penny candy," looking at clouds, riding my bike all over my small town, playing with Barbie...lol...yep, we only had one Barbie doll in those days, and I had an original one.  Love you, Chris

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  25. HMMM WHAT MADE ME SMILE.....LETS SEE WHEN IT SNOWED THEM THERE BIG SNOWS AND COULD GO OUTSIDE AND SLEIGH  RIDE ALL DAY LONG..TODAY OUR KIDS DONT KNOW WHAT TRUE SNOW FALL IS...  HOW SAD....

    WATCHING THOSE CARTOONS ON SAT MORNING ...GOING TO THE ZOO WHEN THEY HAD ALL KINDS OF DIFFERENT ANIMALS ...NOW U GO AND HALF THE  CAGES ARE EMPTY....

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  26. hopscoth and jumping rope....
    Gem :-)

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