The girl next door and I used to make up dances and preform them in the backyard using a sheet hung over the clothes line as the back drop. Our parents would be invited to watch our shows....
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20-01-2012 23:11 #21Junior Member
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20-01-2012 23:37 #22
My Dad used to build me a teepee in the front yard and Mum would pack me a lunch box with vegemite sandwiches and green cordial and I would take my toys and books, and most importantly, my dog Lassie. We would just hang out. Sometimes my sister would be around, other times not. I also remember us *nursing* our chooks back to health by making beds out of tissues.....sadly we probably hastened their demise
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20-01-2012 23:40 #23
Oh uniquey.. Such precious memories!
I remember going to my pops house in the country and climbing the plum tree with my cousins and eating them until I felt sick...
My dad letting me sit on his shoulders while walking to get fish and chips..
Spending Hours in the backyard looking for creatures to keep in an empty container..
Going to my nans at Christmas and getting the piece of pudding with a penny in it..
The smell of my pops place, I remember it so clearly and it makes me smile every time..
Dipping yo-yos in cordial to be like mum!
Having a birthday and having a treasure hunt to find presents, each present came with a clue to find the next one..
Too many more to list.. Love it!!
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20-01-2012 23:49 #24
20-01-2012 23:52 #25
I remember the smell of deep heat in the boys football change rooms ( mum was the manager on the team my brother played on, we were never in the shower section, just the seats where the boys put the shirts and boots on. Made me feel special as I was the only girl allowed in. Was special little family time.
I remember playing hide and seek and climbing to the top of the linen cupboard and putting blankets on top of me so I couldn't be found... Wasn't until the police found me that I realized I shouldn't hide quiet so well... I'd fallen asleep so did not hear my family calling out for me.
I remember the excitement of wearing our togs to school under our uniforms, so when we got home we would dump our bikes, uniforms and bags in the driveway and run straight to the pool... Even though it was a small above ground pool we thought it was the best.
I remember the trail of notes with clues on them for my birthday,
I woke up and went and jumped in bed with mum... She handed me a card with the first note... Led me everywhere from the bathroom to the chest freezer, even out to the back shed I believe... It landed me back in mums room where she presented me with a giant pink Barbie motor home... Gosh I was the happiest kid in the world back then.
I am going to do that for my boys next birthday (maybe replace the motor home with something else.lol)
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20-01-2012 23:53 #26
MZ, Are your Yo, Yo's something different to what I am thinking of?
As I am imagining you dunking a round, plastic toy with string in your cordial to and I have a feeling that's not what you meant?
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20-01-2012 23:57 #27Senior Member
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That's a beautiful story, op
Growing up, we lived on a street where everyone was friends and across the road was a gorgeous, older widow. She was a huge support to my mum, my bro and I were welcome to pop over whenever we liked and I'd pop over for hours and admire her plastic fruit and chenille bedspread and talk her ear off. We're from a European background and this woman gave my mum recipes that we'd never tried, like silverside and slices that we still make to this day. She died when I was 17.
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21-01-2012 00:02 #28
Love your stories Mystical Mummy.
21-01-2012 00:05 #29
we had this big backyard at our first place. it had this bit in the middle which to us as kids was like a jungle, and another jungly bit down the side of the house and outside the livingroom window. right down the back was a tree we used to climb and it had this big rock in front of it.
the property was on a slope and a few times mum and dad set up a water slide down the back yard with tarps and a paddling pool at the bottom, with the hose and a bit of detergent to make it slippery.
also there was an awesome space underneath the house we used to play in. and dad built a chair and stuff in there. he also built us a sandpit under cover at the back of the enormous garage, which we took the hose in sometimes. and he dug the trampoline into the ground in the same undercover area so that it wasn't miles off the ground.
i also have a vague half-memory of being.. must've been 3.. so my brother would've been 1.. and we ran into the kitchen to feel mum's tummy (she was pregnant with our sister) and then ran back to the living room to play. but i don't know if that's a memory or something i was told.
i have few memories before the age of about 10 so i'm pretty lucky to have those.
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21-01-2012 00:14 #30
Baking bread with my Nan
Watching wheel of fortune with my pop, or playing scrabble
Playing "horses" and burying ourselves in clover
Having green feet from running around after the lawns had been cut
The greasy smell of my dad's ute with the squeaky door
Home made, black plastic slip and slide
Always feeling safe in the ocean If my dad was with me
The bumpy tractor ride down to the dam for a swim
Watching Nan crochet
Sleeping over at nan and pop's and pop making me a boiled egg with soldiers and warm milk if I couldn't sleep
Reading Enid blyton books in bed at night with my touch lamp on
The few times we got picked up from school and didn't have to catch the bus!
Driving overnight to queensland and learning all about bananas and sugar cane from my dad on the way while everybody else slept
The smell of fresh picked vine tomatoes when they tumbled down the tomato sorter
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