Childhood Memories

When I was 5 my family moved to 1.7 acres (same as we have now) with a wonderful yard and lots of trees. We were surrounded by working farm land and the place was perfect for children to have endless adventures. I am so delighted that our new place promises the same potential for our children. Sometimes the similarities are starteling…

We have a sweet gum tree – these poky seed heads make awesome bombs, play meatballs, golf balls and are fun to hoard or stuff down your brother’s shirt.

A large harvester in the soybean field last week brought back memories of watching with awe the large machines harvesting the same funny-looking beans in our own back yard 20 years ago.

Pokeberries? I don’t know for sure what these are called, all I know is I have always thought they were such a stunningly beautiful plant. Look at those fushia stems, and the beautiful contrast they have with the unripe green berries! As children we gathered these fragile little berries by the handful and crushed them in an improvised mortal and pestal to make PURPLE ink to write messages and signs in our little play towns.
I am so excited to raise my children here.

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2 responses to “Childhood Memories”

  1. rahraht Avatar

    Sounds lovely – I grew up outside too, although not on that much acreage ๐Ÿ™‚ Every once in a while when I see not-so-baby-brother playing around on the computer, I tell him about all the forts we made and fun we had outside. Of course, I end up scolding him in the end for leaving his “creations” in the yard ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Traci Avatar

    It's just altogether too funny that even in your earliest years you were such a “purple person”.. lol!

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