Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Grannygoodpaints Place: Grannygoodpaints Place: Memories of the Distant Past

Grannygoodpaints Place: Grannygoodpaints Place: Memories of the Distant Past

The city park that was next to my it looked almost 60 years ago:

Painted by myself last year. The tiny girl center left is my younger sister who is now in her sixties.

I'm pretty lucky in that I can remember the world the way it was before TV, before indoor plumbing and before all the bells, whistles, noise and stress of today's society. I can remember growing up in NJ right next to a city park. The family would walk up to the main street on friday and saturday nights to watch TV in the appliance store window...yes...many people did that because TV's were far too expensive to buy. I can remember things like walking in the yearly Halloween parade with my dad because I was too young to walk it alone. I can remember when soft serve ice cream hit town (then called frozen custard) and we so enjoyed this new treat. I can remember icy winters when our street was closed down with old tires and sand spread out at the bottom (we lived on a hill) and us kids were allowed to sleigh ride the street until it got dark. Its kind of sad that families just don't get together like we did during my childhood. I may not have had a fancy computer, electronic games or cellphone....but I had sooooo much more!

Won't you post your distant memories here. All are welcome.

1 comment:

  1. What wonderful memories! You know, even for me, my memories of childhood are so much different than the children of today. It is sad that folks are so isolated with their cellphones, iPods, and computers. Sigh...

    I can imagine you watching tv with your folks from the sidewalk, that's a charming image!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Penny :)