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A Mother’s Strength: Dealing With Injuries

A Mother’s Strength: Dealing With Injuries

[52 weeks of Personal Genealogy & History Prompt:  Illness & Injuries…This doubles as my Fearless Females post for 13th of March, A Moment of Strength] I wasn’t injured very often as a child.  At least, most of injuries were mostly due to my siblings rather than my own stupidity.  Always blame the siblings! This prompt made me think back to when I was 7 years old.  My brother was building a tree house in one of apricot trees and I…

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My Elementary School Seemed So Big

My Elementary School Seemed So Big

[This post is part of the 52 weeks of personal genealogy and history series…week 44: Elementary School] I started school in 1969.  See how pathetic I looked in kindergarten?  I didn’t trust the photographer at all!   When I started school, our neighborhood was bustling.  Their were kids popping out of everywhere.  We had two elementary schools within three blocks of us and they were filled to capacity.  Because of it, we were bussed to a school at 10 minutes…

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Let The Rabbit Eat Trix

Let The Rabbit Eat Trix

[This post was written for the 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History, Week 21: Commercials] If you were a child of the 70s, you probably saw alot of commercials during Saturday morning cartoons.  That’s when you heard about the Honey Comb Hideout, went cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs, and and you knew all about Conjunction Junction. In 1976, it was the bicentennial.  Everyone and everything was plugged into our country’s history.  That was the first year I got to vote–on…

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The Drought Years

The Drought Years

[Written for the 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History, Week 18: The Weather] I was a kid in the 1970s.  During those years, California was gripped in a severe drought. As a child, this affected me in many ways.  I always remember sunshine on my January birthday during those years.  Spring came early almost every year.  Sometimes it was over 70 degrees in January.  I had pee wee golf and outdoor picnic parties in the middle of Winter. I…

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Our First Dog

Our First Dog

This week’s 52 weeks of genealogy challenge is to write about our first pet. There were probably animals before I came along in ’64.  We had a menagerie throughout my childhood.  But, the first one I remember was our dog, Bubbles, which we got when I was four. When my Godparent’s poodle became pregnant, we begged our Mom for a dog.  She relented.  I remember being so jealous of my brother because he got to go over and stay with…

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