Where have these memories been?

Hello my friends,

I was working on an art project this week and in the process I was flooded with random happy memories that had been hidden behind all the “stuff” I have been focused on most of my life.  The negative stuff has had it’s turn…BYE-BYE NOW!!   Here are some of the random happy memories that are good emotional buttons for me today.  Enjoy…I grew up in New England then moved to California when I was 11 years old.

  • Picking blackberries by the side of the road.
  • Picking apples in the orchard with my Mom and brothers
  • Playing kick the can
  • Seeing pheasants in the morning standing on the well in the back yard.
  • The quiet area: lounge chairs in the middle of beautiful white birch trees.
  • The smell of fall in New England making me want to buy school supplies.
  • Helping my mom make chocolate chip cookies.
  • The smell of pot roast cooking when we got home from church every Sunday.
  • Ice skating on the home-made ice rink in our side yard in the winter.
  •  Hot chocolate at Mac Intire Ski Area
  • Climbing to the top of the huge pine tree in our front yard
  • Miniature golf
  • 8-track tapes
  • The smell of my Barbie camper, house…
  • Making camouflage dresses for my Barbie and playing in the mud.
  • Lunch boxes
  • Christmas – I love Christmas time
  • The Freedom Trail in Boston
  • Going to see how they make maple syrup.
  • Tapping trees to make our own maple syrup.
  • Watching baby ducks and chicks hatch.
  • Separating baby ducks in the house and watching the peep at each other until they find each other.
  • Afternoon Delight playing as I sat on the curb in front of our new house in California.
  • Going to Zuma Beach and listening to the ocean
  • Running on the beach
  • In college, going to the beach to study.
  • Running with my dog Angel.
  • Going Dancing with my friend Rhonda
  • Driving to San Diego for spring break..
  • Going to Palm Springs for spring break.
  • Playing softball year-round in California
  • Competing with guys in my classes to see who gets the better grade.
  • Going to UCLA football games with my family and flirting with my brothers friends.
  • Breathing the cool crisp air in the mountains


What are your happy memories about growing up?

What do you think? Inspire me!!