Category: Childhood Memories

My Favorite Summer

When I was nine years old, I spent the summer at my Nanny’s (my grandma) house in Pilot Mountain, North Carolina. Her house was located down a long, dusty, gravel driveway. It was a...

Military Brat Memories

Not too long ago, I read an article written by someone who grew up near a military base. He discussed his interactions with military brats as they came and went throughout the years. It was an interesting article...

Jolly Rancher Stix

Growing up in Litchfield we had a small store just down the camp road from my house.  It was called Whip-Poor-Will Variety because it was on the Whip-Poor-Will Road.  The owner Roger, was a...

CBS Storybreak

CBS Storybreak was a Saturday morning cartoon anthology series that originally aired from 1985 – 1987 with Bob Keeshan aka Captain Kangaroo as host in live action wrap around’s.  Each episode was a 30...

How I Broke My Collarbone

I was a AAA School Safety Patrol in the fourth grade. Before and after school, I performed a variety of duties like putting up and taking down the American flag, monitoring the hallways and...

Schoolhouse Rocks!

If you ask me Saturday morning cartoons were the absolute best when I was a kid.  On my local ABC channel WMTW 8 at nine am the Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show came on...

Airwalk

As a kid growing up in the 90’s, there were only two brands of shoes that I cared about: Nike Air Jordan’s and Airwalk. Jordan’s were out of my price range when it came...

The Mall Arcade

Like most kids of the 80’s and 90’s, I spent a lot of time in places with arcade games. There was Showbiz Pizza, Chuck E Cheese, and Putt-Putt Golf and Games. I also can’t...