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?