Sunday, September 16, 2007
Welcome to Memories Monday! This is where you can share your favorite memories of family, friends, childhood, and life in general. It will be fun to read about special memories each of us have. Pictures would be a nice accompaniment but not required!
Hosted by Revee, at Country Roads.
Today I would like to share with you some pictures and memories from my childhood. I grew up in Ontario, Canada, way out in the country. Our house was surrounded by cornfields and forests, so my siblings and I had lots of room to run and play.
This picture shows just a part of our big backyard where my sister Jenny and I were flying kites. If you look closely you will see my playhouse in the background.
August of 1984, 8 years old
It was a wonderful playhouse and I spent many hours "playing house" in there. It was a good size, with a window on each side and in the back. There were little cubby holes up in the roof rafters where I used to hide special things like rocks and pinecones.
Here we are, eating our lunch of peanut butter and honey sandwiches. My mom made whole wheat bread each week and the "honey man" was one of our neighbors. He lived in a yellow farmhouse and had a neat workshop with all of his honey equipment.
To the right of our backyard was a hay field and our huge vegetable garden. If you look closely you will see a row of tall sunflowers. I don't remember everything we grew, but I know there were lots of tomatoes!
Here I am with my collie dog, Keala in 1986.
There were lots of trees on our property so my siblings and I were expert tree climbers! We had maple, pine, poplar and willow just to name a few.
An Autumn day back in 1985.
Thank you for reading about some of my memories of growing up in the country!
If you would like to join in for Memories Monday, please visit our hostess, Revee at Country Roads!