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    Smile Please share your feel good childhood memories

    What is a childhood (pre teen) memory that makes you smile/bring back good memories?

    I have two that come to mind.

    1. My parents lashing out in the 80's and buying me a 'digital' Strawberry Shortcake watch for my 9th birthday. The feel good memory, is that I used to deliberately wake in the dark of night just so I could turn the watch's 'light' on and see the numbers in...the...dark! (So very high tech for the time ).

    2. Similar sort of age, I recently lost my beloved Nanny (Mum's Mother) and a year later I wanted to buy some flowers to put on her grave. Around Mother's Day, (unbeknown to my parents) I went up to a yard in my street where a garden was blooming with Chrysanthimums, knocked on the door (so much for stranger danger) and an old man answered. I told him I wanted to buy some of his flowers for my Nanny's grave and handed him 50c. He wouldn't have a bar of it, and gave me a beautiful big bunch for the grave as well as my Mum.

    Well, after that every May he would see me walk by and be waiting with 2 bunches of flowers for the grave and my Mum. It turns out he was a widowed man and very lonely, so we struck up a friendship from when I was 9 till 16 and every year there were the two bunches of flowers waiting for me. He passed away when I was 18 and living overseas and I was absolutely devastated.

    So, what are your feel good childhood memories?

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    Dad would get us in the hallway and shut all the doors and chase us round. We would sort of be scared and then beg him to play it again.lol

    Playing in the. Cubby dad built.

    Lying in my bed in my room feeling all secure.

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    Lovely memories, Sunnyflower, your hallway memory reminds me of the time Brisbane was having the black outs for weeks on end (Jo Bejelke Peterson times) and after dinner us kids would hide throughout the dark house and Dad would try and find us. It was scary and fun at the same time!

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    What a beautiful story Uniquey, brought a tear to my eye.

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    My big brother used to mow the neighborhood lawns for pocket money. He would work all day on Saturdays just so that on Sunday morning he could take his two little sisters to the corner shop to pick out a video to watch and some lollies.

    He never complained about our movie choice either, even though it was My Little Pony every time

    Pretty special for a 13 yo boy

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    Preschool age, my parents would take turns at hiding me for hide and go seek. All I had to do was stay still and be quiet. I also remember drawing pictures for my calf and coming into her stall the next day to find she'd eaten them.

    Primary/Intermediate age, building dams in rivers, treehouses in the bush. Life got a lot less happy at 5, so escaping home to create was a huge perk.

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    Ah op that is a lovely story

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    Being given $1.00 to buy mixed lollies and individually picking out all 100 of them! I loved getting the little white paper packet with my lollies in them.

    Thanks for sharing Shoopuf and Blissed Out.

    I sincerely hope everyone can join in this thread, (whether you want to or not is another thing, of course), but I mean, that they actually have 'feel good' childhood memories to recall.

    To those who don't, my heart goes out to you and I am sincerely sorry.

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    That's gorgeous uniquey, its sad you didn't get to say goodbye but I'm sure you made him feel happy in his last years, and that is worth a lot When I was little i used to drop in on a lot of old people in our town, just knock on their doors and go in for a chat... there was one old man i used to visit quite a bit, he was an old sweetheart and also prob lonely, he used to give me books to keep and things. His wife had died and his kids lived away, he used to love the company. And so did I

    I rem one christmas Dad pulled out big pressies from behind the couch for everyone but me (5 siblings) and i was about to start crying when he pulled out the most beautiful dolls cot for me... he deliberately saved it til last and dragged out the moment (just the teeniest bit too long tho!) cos he knew how much i would absolutely adore it... and he was right!!!

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    Walking into Disneyland. There is no memory quite like it, it was just magic It's truly a child's paradise.

    Second one was coming home from school one day to find a large pool being installed in the back yard. My parents kept it a secret, best surprise ever

    Also going to Waterbom park in Bali, great memories!

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