Saturday, May 9, 2015

Hey Mom, Thanks For the Memories!

I have a lot of great memories from my childhood, some, none of you will understand, but this one is for my mom. It is just a simple list of great things I remember from my childhood. Mom, I hope you love it! Happy Mother's Day Mom. I love you!

Homemade cinnamon rolls or ping pings for breakfast

Sunday dinner

Morning snuggles

"Kitty" ribs

Kraft spaghetti

Corn eating contest

Dad and his camera

Kent Kings

Sisters taking care of me

"You little turkey"

Shoveling the lake to ice skate

Baby sister to help with

Giant Pearson's Nut Roll

Heaping spaghetti plate, "are you sure you can eat all that"

Steak always available

1/2 cup of sugar with rhubarb on the deck

Flour sack towels and popsicles

Dark wood paneling

"put this in the dirties"

Cutting holes in the drapes

Cat puke piles

Underneath the stairs

Walking on logs

Yellow plaid wallpaper

My own waterbed

"Tough beans!"

Sharing a bunk bed with my twin

Buster's birthdays

10 kids in the Jeep, seats folded down

Helping with the mail route

Swimming in the lake

Cagney and Lacey

Rented VCR

Dad's blanket

Dad's chair

Drinking the foam off  Dad's beer

Teenager's watching us

Sugar creeal

Easter egg hunts with real eggs

Santa stomping up the steps

Giving each other unapproved haircuts

Christmas jammies

The big rock

Walking on logs

Playing outside until sundown

Blasting stereo during chores

Dusting the Benji tree

Crowded pickup

M&M's in a giant ash tray at a hotel

Riding in the "alligator"

Ice cream glasses

"Rub a dub dub, thanks for the grub, yay God"

Eddie and the Cruisers, Chuck Berry, Three Dog Night

Stacks of books next to your recliner

Teddy Ruxpin

"We don't do mean"

Running to Grandma's

Riding the chair lift



Cleaning closets

Wiener schnitzel

"That smells like dog farts"

Roller coaster road

County fair


Little Debbie Snacks

Going to the studio

Sledding down the big hill

Working at the store

Working at the ice cream store

Swimming lessons

Sister almost drowning

"You look like a ragamuffin"

"Home again, home again, jiggity jig"

Gravel road

The mansion


"Quit flailing your blankets"

Snack and shows after school

Long driveway

Watching for the bus

Watching you get ready

"Where's my treat?"

Lots of dogs and cats

Stacking fire wood

Ice fishing contest

Waterama, selling popcorn

Change from your purse

Certs and Velamints


Hershey's Special Dark

Charleston Chew

Cabbage Patch Dolls

Sesame Street blanket

Dinner, homework and video games at the bar

Pictionary- "No dickheads allowed"

The chore list

"There is no visor mirror"

Overflowing sewer system

Penny candy

Going to grandma Vi's

Staying at Dee's

Cow salve

Chap Stick

Turtle races

Mall of America trip

Buying star event supplies

Playing spoons with spiked Kool-Aid

Girl Scouts after school

"I'm going to Tahiti"

School shopping

The other side of the house

Frozen puppy

Friday the 13th

Chicken Pox

Washing cars

Sunday School

"Can I have your boner"

You don't need to do anything special to give your kids a great childhood, because it is the simple everyday things they will remember that made them happy! Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there just doing the best they can!