Summer Camp and “All-Of-A-Kind Family” (Old Blog Post From 2011, Slightly Edited)

https://thedailyspur.wordpress.com/2021/02/26/chocolate-2/ Some of my best memories of summer camp, in 1967, are of unscheduled events. This, perhaps, is my best memory:There was a row of three senior girls' bunks. A girl from one of the bunks had a little electric teapot. Every afternoon, at rest period, we would relax on the lawn in front of … Continue reading Summer Camp and “All-Of-A-Kind Family” (Old Blog Post From 2011, Slightly Edited)

Neckties

https://fivedotoh.com/2020/10/08/fowc-with-fandango-dignity/ https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2020/10/08/rdp-thursday-howl/I had an elementary school teacher who insisted that every boyin the class wear a necktie. Most of the boys were able to comply,but there were a few for whom neckties were an unaffordable luxury.Was the teacher sympathetic? Did she rescind the necktie rule? No. She made the boys who didn't have ties wear … Continue reading Neckties

The Chicken Said “Thank You.” (Old Post, Slightly Edited)

I'd like to share something that happened in Manhattan's Chinatown when I was a little girl, perhaps nine years old.I don't really remember why Mom and I were in Chinatown that day. A promised treat, or a spur-of-the-moment impulse? Oh, well. That doesn't really matter.At one point during our for-whatever-reason, (or for-no-particular-reason) trip to Chinatown, … Continue reading The Chicken Said “Thank You.” (Old Post, Slightly Edited)

Back In Touch, Briefly (Post from January, 2011)

I just recently got back in touch, through Facebook,with one of my childhood friends. We were very close at one time.His aunt called my mother this morning and told her that he'd been found dead.It's strange how, when you hear of the death of a childhood friend, the memories, the half-forgotten times, come rushing back.How … Continue reading Back In Touch, Briefly (Post from January, 2011)

Monopoly Our Way

https://fivedotoh.com/2020/10/05/fowc-with-fandango-rivalry/ https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2020/10/05/your-daily-word-prompt-excel-ydwordprompt-October-5-2020/ https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2020/10/05/rdp-monday-handle/ My late childhood friend Jack and I often played Monopoly together;we had a great and most enjoyable rivalry.Sometimes, though, instead of competing, we'd cooperate, playing aspartners against the Bank. If we went bankrupt, the Bank won, but if weended up with all the money and property, then we won.One of us would … Continue reading Monopoly Our Way