Childhood Memories

E.M’s Sunday Ramblings # 24

Childhood Memories

Hello again EM, it has been a busy week for me in general. I have been doing some traveling. First, I went to Virginia, and visited the person whose character I used for the short story “Infection,” that is featured in my latest book, “Wasn’t Meant To be: 4 sagas of toxic romance.”  

I haven’t seen her in a while, and I thought that it would be a couple of days filled with romance. Instead, what was happening is that she failed to address her mental health. So instead of turning me on, she turned me off. To top it off, she is ready to put herself into the type of uncertainty that she was in before. Well, I don’t want to put a spoiler on the story, if anyone is interested, get a copy of Wasn’t meant to be: 4 sagas of toxic romance.

I was due to take a trip to Los Angeles. Would you believe that she almost made me miss my window of traveling time to get back to New York City, in time for me to finish up some errands and catch the flight to California.

The end result is, that as far as I’m concerned, when I get back to New York I’m going to have to tell her that unless she start to address her mental health issues, that she would have to put me on the list of people who cut her off, for good. I don’t need the aggravation.

Now, that toxic romantic trip is behind me, going forward, I’m out here in Los Angeles enjoying the California hospitality, before heading back to New York some time next week.

Well, without further adieu; my answers to the this week’s thought provoking questions is as follows:

·  What is your first good memory from your childhood? (If this is a trigger question for you, tell me how your day is and what the best thing is about today.)

I would say that it was a Christmas day when I received race cars as a present. It was battery operated.

  • Name 3 things that you loved when you were just a youngster

When I was a youngster, I used to love playing soccer. I played every day, whether the sun was out, or it rained.

The second thing was to read about whatever interested me.

The third thing was doing extra curriculum activity with the church that I used to attend while growing up. Although, my views of dogma and religious doctrine has evolved (check out the Mind-body spirit category of the blog); these activities are a sharp contrast to how I view religion and church.   

  • What did you dislike, or even hate, when you were growing up?

 I didn’t like going to bed by 9:00pm (as if I had the choice), especially when something good was on T.V.

  • If you could go give your younger self one piece of advice, what would you tell them?     

I’d tell my younger self that certain individuals whom I called friends were not really my friends to cut them off immediately

  • What kind of celebrations did you enjoy when you were little, and do you still like those celebrations now that you are grown?

During my time in elementary school, the holidays; Easter and Christmas, was a special time, where there were celebrations and events. The school served special holiday meals and snacks. One year I won the Easter bonnet contest for my class age group. The prize was a giant chocolate Easter egg, the Easter egg was filled with milk chocolate buttons.

Now that I’m older, I do not celebrate the holidays in the same way that I celebrated them while growing up.

 ·  Bonus Question: What commercial did you always wait for to come on television as a child? (If you didn’t like commercials or television, what event did you wait for to come about when you were a kid?      

 There was a commercial done by a milk company called unigate. The commercial warned( the warning was done by a celebrity) that milk should be drunk before the Humphrey comes and steal it from you. Then the jingle comes in “watch out, watch out, watch out, there’s a Humphrey about…”

This particular commercial was done by Muhammed Ali….and would you know up until this day, I don’t know what a Humphrey looks like.

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3 Comments »

  1. I’ve always fancied going to LA – mainly due to it’s ‘rock history’ – many of the bands I love came from there, e.g. Dokken. I think it would have been a great place to be back in the 80s when groups like that were in their prime and throwing small concerts all over the place! I had a happy childhood but no especial memories stand out really… We didn’t have a TV though so I certainly never saw any adverts…

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