Tag: childhood memories

100 Word Challenge: Past

One day when I was around 8 years old, and I can see this in my mind’s eye vividly, I was at school waiting in the lunch line behind the older and bigger fifth graders. In my little elementary school mind, I pondered my future. I remember thinking that in the "blink of an eye” ...

Someday Avenue

Found, one toddler’s shoe Lost one hot summer day 'Twixt morning and Someday Avenue Little ones should be free, tis true To run and romp happily along the way Found, one toddler’s shoe Banged up knees and bird’s-nest hairdo Mommy lunch dates at Mudpie Cafe 'Twixt morning and Someday Avenue Pushing boundaries and a broken ...

Too good

She boasted that she never in her life put gasoline into her own car. When her Lexus’ gas gauge edged toward E, she would call her husband at work and in her most vulnerable voice cajole him into leaving his office to come home because she was stranded. Her long-suffering spouse would come home uncomplaining ...

Heritage of war

During the mid-1940's my grandfather worked at the Y-12 Plant in Oak Ridge, TN, as a machinist specialist. Oak Ridge was one of the sites where research and development was done for The Manhattan Project that resulted in the first nuclear weapons used by the U.S. during World War II. My grandfather, grandmother, mother and ...

100 Word Challenge: Road

One afternoon last weekend, my Mister and I got into his truck and just went driving. No particular destination, no particular direction, we were simply exploring down roads we’ve never driven before. People once took Sunday drives for fun. After church, the family would pile into the old sedan or wagon, roll the windows down, ...

100 Word Challenge: Memoir

There is an urban legend about Ernest Hemingway that goes something like: Papa was once challenged to write a six-word story. He penned… “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” I say urban legend, because there really isn’t any proof that said flash-fiction was actually penned by Hemingway. Similar accounts even predate his account. It is a ...

100 Word Challenge: Future

In the late 50s, 60s and 70s, we had some really cool stuff. My generation was the first to have boom boxes and Pop Rocks, roller blades, Sony Walkman, Pong and Star Wars. I can remember with great clarity where I was when Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon. We had the original Boy ...