Friday, May 19, 2006

Childhood Memories

Today's Prompt:
What aspect of play do you miss most about childhood? Was there a favorite piece of playground equipment you could spend hours on? Did you ride your bike aimlessly for hours? A best friend you had weekly sleepovers with? Tell us about it!

I grew up spending a lot of time at my paternal grandmothers. I had 3 girl cousins who I was very close with and still am to this day. We all shared so much that they are more like sisters than cousins in my eyes. We used to walk to and from the park, wading in the creek and catching crayfish! We would stay up late at night telling each scary stories. These memories are especially poignant for me as the youngest of my cousins, Tahnee, was murdered last November. I see her two girls growing up with my own kids and it reminds me of how close we all were.


Zephanee said...

I'm so sorry about the loss of your cousin. I am very close to my niece, who is basically the same age as me. We did some of the same things you described as children and I would be devastated if anything happened to her.

Meg said...

What wonderful memories, all the more important since your cousin is gone. I'm so sorry for your family's loss.

Welcome to the DSP blog prompts, we're glad to have you!