Here’s a short exercise for you. Take a piece of paper and write seven sentences about your childhood. Each sentence must start with “I remember.” You might be surprised what comes to your mind.
Here are mine:
- I remember how excited we were when our cousins sent over a batch of their outgrown dresses.
- I remember hanging clothes on the clothesline on freezing winter days. The clothes froze stiff and were hard to carry into the house later.
- I remember learning to iron, starting with handkerchiefs. Eventually, we worked up to ironing blouses with sleeves and those gathered skirts on shirtwaist dresses.
- I remember pretending we were ice skating on our frozen creek, even though we didn’t have skates.
- I remember the horror of seeing our dog, Tippy, hit by a passing car. We were waiting by the highway for the school bus.
- I remember churning our own butter in the glass Daisy churn.
- I remember learning to make muffins back when they were like a bread, not the cake-like kind they make now.
I hope you will give it a try. Date and save your memory page to share with children and grandchildren later.