Tag Archives: Childhood Memories

Flashback Friday – My Grandma’s Haunted House

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Flashback Friday – My Grandma’s Haunted House

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Fandango’s Friday Flashback — September 13

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Fandango asks us to look back at an older post of ours that may not have been seen by very many.

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Here is a post I wrote on September 13, 2013.

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WAS THIS HOUSE HAUNTED?

My Grandma’s house always had a spooky feeling to it.   As a kid, my cousin and I would spend the night over there in the back bedroom……even though we were scared of that room.   It felt like something was watching us from up in the NW corner of the ceiling.   One night we heard what we swore were babies crying in the living room, so we sneaked in there to have a look.   The room was dim, but no lights were on.  What we saw was the old rocking chair just rocking back and forth, with no one in it.   Could this have been a ghost, rocking a ghost baby?   I don’t know, but that’s what we believed. There were many more strange things happened in that house.
I will tell more in later posts!
Peace, Love, & Light
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And a little more about it in a later post:

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Here’s a picture of the house today. It looks like a regular old house, doesn’t it? I don’t know who lives there now, but I always wonder if they have weird things happen in there like we used to, all those years ago. It looks about the same as when my grandparents lived there.

My next post will tell more about the creepy things I felt in and around the garage, which is over to the right, and back a bit.

Hope you’re enjoying hearing about my paranormal experiences!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️
© 2019 BS

Dear Diary – January 15 – January 21,1961

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Dear Diary – January 15 – January 21,1961

  

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For those who haven’t seen my Dear Diary posts before, a little explanation. This is my actual diary I wrote in for a full year, when I was 10 years old. I wrote every day, sometimes a lot, sometimes a little, sometimes funny, sometimes boring, but it was all recorded. Names of relatives are only first initials with relationship in parentheses. I’ve typed the entries just as I wrote them, misspellings and all, but corrected in parentheses. More posts of Dear Diary can be found by using categories, or search box. Hope you enjoy reading my childhood diary! 🙂

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Dear Diary,

1/15/61 – This morning we went to grannys house. we stayed till about 5:30. we ate dinner over there. after dinner we talked. Daddy and the men played 42. (Dominoes). P (sister) and I went utside and played with C (a neighbor girl). I found 5 Christmas trees in the ally (alley). We set them up and played under them. In the ally, I foand (found) a live plant. When we were going home we hade (had) an Ice crem (cream) cone and then we went home and I watched 3 shows . after that I ate supper, then I took a bath and went to bed.

1/16/61 – I went to school. after I went to school I came home and went to the store and to the cleaners and to the dime store. then we went home and I went over to play with J (a neighbor girl)

1/17/61 – I went to school and had fun. I went over to B’s (aunt) to play. when I went home I went to Piggley Wiggly (grocery store) and got a book of Wild Animals. I will get one every week. they will be different ones.

1/18/61 – I went to school and played with the fifth grade at play pedired (period). We had a vistor (visitor) his was Mr. Night. after school I went to have a shot. when I came home after a while we went over to granny’s house. when we came home I took a bath and went to bed.

1/19/61 – I went to school and had fun. it was B’s (uncle) birthday and at night we went over to N’s (aunt). Mother made a cake. B (aunt) was there and H (uncle), Grandma, Grand Pa, Mother, father, P (sister) and I was there. we all had fun. then we went home and went to bed.

1/20/61 – I went to school and watched tv all day to see John Kennedy. (maybe this was his inauguration to be President?) then I came home and had fun playing. we did not have any home work to do.

1/21/61 – I had fun playing. I turned flips on the wall. After dinner N (aunt) and Grand-ma came over. At night we went over to Ns and stayed a long time then we went home and went to bed.

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© 2018 BS

Dear Diary – November 17 – December 1 , 1961

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Dear Diary – November 17 – December 1 , 1961

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For those who haven’t seen my Dear Diary posts before, a little explanation. This is my actual diary I wrote in for a full year, when I was 10 years old. I wrote every day, sometimes a lot, sometimes a little, sometimes funny, sometimes boring, but it was all recorded. Names of relatives are only first initials with relationship in parentheses. I’ve typed the entries just as I wrote them, misspellings and all, but corrected in parentheses. More posts of Dear Diary can be found by using categories, or search box. Hope you enjoy reading my childhood diary! 🙂

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Dear Diary,

11/17/61 – I went to school. I played

11/18/61 – I played. Mama and daddy played Monopoly with me. P (sister) played too.

11/19/61 – I played monopoly. Grandma and N (aunt) came over. we played crazy Eights. (a card game)

11/20/61 – I went to school. I played. At night I made a turkey

11/21/61 – I went to school. I played. J (cousin) came over.

11/22/61 – I went to school. Miss. Hermann (my 5th grade teacher) had to go and visit her parents for thanksgiving.

11/23/61 – I played. It was thanksgiving. It was my birthday. I got a purse, an autograph hound dog pin (stuffed dog and a pen), some map pencils, a coloring book. We went to grandmas. at home granny and grandad, N (aunt) and B (uncle) B (aunt) and H (uncle), came over. I got a purse, a dollar, a braclet (bracelet), 2 pairs of pants, socks.

11/24/61 – I played. at night I went to a slumber party. V, J, J (cousin), and me were there. We stayed up all night.

11/25/61 – I played. We went to twon (town). we went to grannys. E (aunt), T (uncle), RL (cousin), and TL (cousin) were there. RL, P (sister) and I went to the dime store. I bought some Jacks and cards. At night we went to someones house that they knew.

11/26/61 – I played. J (cousin) came over. We played.

11/27/61 – I went to school. I played.

11/28/61 – I went to school. I played.

11/29/61 – I went to school. I played.

11/30/61 – I went to school. I played. J (cousin) came over.

12/1/61 – I went to school. I had a headacke (headache). We played Jacks. I fell down and skinned my arm and bumped my head. I went over to B J’s (school friend). We played with SG, FT, (school friends) and there (their) little sisters. We had fun.

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© 2018 BS

 

I AM the KID WHO ( part 3)

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I AM the KID WHO (part 3)

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  • Wrote all over a wall, got in trouble, and had to spend forever erasing it. I missed watching my favorite TV show, “The Wonderful World of Disney”.
  • Had 50 cents to spend, so spent it all on penny candy. I had 50 pieces of candy in a brown paper sack, and it was good!
  • Put a weird car part in a tree, and it stayed there for years. The tree grew completely around it, with only a long wire sticking out.
  • After a permanent tooth grew in, promptly broke it in half. Spent the next many years with a silver cap on it. (the front, bottom one)
  • Would cut or tear any clothes I didn’t like, so I wouldn’t have to wear them again.
  • Was positive I saw a witch fly across the full moon, one Halloween night.

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© 2017 BS

I AM the KID WHO (part 2)

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I AM the KID WHO (part 2)   … see part 1 here http://wp.me/p3RE1e-3hU

  • went horseback riding in huge empty fields, every Saturday morning. Now, where I used to ride, is a main shopping area here in town, with businesses all around. Here’s me on a horse named Joey, my favorite one.

  • moved a rubber ball, a few inches, by using only my mind thoughts
  • ate Elm tree leaves … they tasted good
  • saw my first horror movie, the 1961 film called,”Gorgo”, and wasn’t scared. I still like horror movies.
  • got a notification from a Ouija board, that I’d get a puppy dog. It named a specific date, and it all came true. Here’s Dusty!

  • had to wear ugly, brown, lace up shoes, with added arch supports,when all her friends were wearing cute sandals and mary jane shoes.
  • had to practice saying the word, ‘funeral’, because I kept saying, ‘FUN -eral’. I couldn’t figure out  what was so fun about funerals.
  • fell off my bike, got a scar on my knee, and destroyed a library book in the process. Then, I successfully (I think) hid torn up library book in the shelves. Oh, my first bike just happened to be a boy’s bike. Why, I don’t know. I didn’t like it, but now wish I had it, as I think it was an original Schwinn. (it may have been a Huffy, and the Schwinn came later?)

Here’s me, my infamous bike, and the ugly oxford shoes.

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© 2017 BS

 

 

 

DEAR DIARY – AUGUST 17 – 31, 1961

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DEAR DIARY – AUGUST 17 – 31, 1961

For those who haven’t seen my Dear Diary posts before, a little explanation. This is my actual diary I wrote in for a full year, when I was 10 years old. I wrote every day, sometimes a lot, sometimes a little, sometimes funny, sometimes boring, but it was all recorded. Names of relatives are only first initials with relationship in parentheses. I’ve typed the entries just as I wrote them, mis-spellings and all, but corrected in parentheses. More posts of Dear Diary can be found by using catagories, or search box. Hope you enjoy reading my childhood diary! 🙂

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Dear Diary,

8/17/61 – I played I sewed. We went to Grand mas.

8/18/61 – I played. B (aunt) came home. We saw the baby. It is a girl. Daddy, D (cousin), Grand pa, and B (uncle) went fishing. N (aunt) spent the night.

8/19/61 – I played. It rained all day.

8/20/61 – I played. I went to Bs (aunt) Daddy came home. We have some fish.

8/21/61 – We went to the Dr. I played. We went to the library.

8/22/61 – I went to the store. I played with J (cousin). We went to Ns (aunt) We ate watermelon.

8/23/61 – I played. V (cousin) came to spend the day. I went to Js (cousin). I spent the night. Daddy and Mama went to the store.

8/24/61 – I played. I went to the library.

8/25/61 – I went to Bs (aunt). I played. J (cousin) & V (cousin) came over. We played.

8/26/61 – I played.

8/27/61 – I played. Granny came over. J (cousin) came over to spend the night. We went to Gibson’s (discount store). We got our school supplies.

8/28/61 – I played. I went to the Dr. Daddy went to a meeting.

8/29/61 – I played. J (neighbor girl) came over to spend the night. We played.

8/30/61 – I played with J (neighbor girl). J (cousin) came over. We played.

8/31/61 – I played.

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© 2017 BS

DEAR DIARY – July 24 – August 4 , 1961

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DEAR DIARY – July 24 –  August 4 , 1961

For those who haven’t seen my Dear Diary posts before, a little explanation. This is my actual diary I wrote in for a full year, when I was 10 years old. I wrote every day, sometimes a lot, sometimes a little, sometimes funny, sometimes boring, but it was all recorded. Names of relatives are only first initials with relationship in parentheses. I’ve typed the entries just as I wrote them, mis-spellings and all, but corrected in parentheses. More posts of Dear Diary can be found by using catagories, or search box. Hope you enjoy reading my childhood diary! 🙂

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Dear Diary,

7/24/61 – I went too (to) town with B (aunt). I went too (to) the library. I played. We showed flim (film – home movie film) to B, H, and V. (aunt, uncle, cousin)

7/25/61 – I went to Dr. Harvy. (foot doctor)  I played. V (cousin) came over.

7/26/61 – I went to Granny’s. I went to the store. Igot a coloring book. I skated. I fell down. Mama came over to Granny’s. It was Grand dads birthday. Daddy gave him a few dollars. I spent the night. P (sister) got a shot.

7/27/61 – I played. Mr & Mrs. L (friends?) came over. We went with them to Monteray (Monterrey – a shopping center). I got some clay and two Dogs. (I collected glass figurines)

7/28/61 – I went to Dr. Harvey. I got some new pads (arch supports). When I got home V (cousin) came over. I went home with B (aunt). I played.

7/29/61 – I went to the library. Grand-ma came over. I went to B’s (aunt). J (cousin) & D (cousin) came home.

7/30/61 – I played. H (uncle came over).

7/31/61 – I played N and B (aunt and uncle) came to Granny’s. We played golf. We mad (made) ice-cream. We went to the library.

8/1/61 – It was mama’s & Daddy’s aniverssry (anniversary). J (cousin) and I played.

8/2/61 – I went to the store. We got a fishbole (fish bowl). I played. L (neighbor girl) came over. D (cousin) came over. Daddy went to the hostpitle (hospital). something was in his eye.

8/3/61 – We went to the Dee (?) Daddy had the ball of th eye cut. He had a patch on it. I went to play with J (cousin). I swam in their pool.

8/4/61 – I played. L (neighbor girl) came over to spend the night. We showed film. (home movies)

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© 2017 BS

DEAR DIARY – JUNE 18 – June 30, 1961

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DEAR DIARY – JUNE 18 – June 30, 1961

For those who haven’t seen my Dear Diary posts before, a little explanation. This is my actual diary I wrote in for a full year, when I was 10 years old. I wrote every day, sometimes a lot, sometimes a little, sometimes funny, sometimes boring, but it was all recorded. Names of relatives are only first initials with relationship in parentheses. I’ve typed the entries just as I wrote them, mis-spellings and all, but corrected in parentheses. More posts of Dear Diary can be found by using catagories, or search box. Hope you enjoy reading my childhood diary! 🙂

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Dear Diary,

6/18/61 – I played. It was Father’s Day. Daddy got a bilfold (billfold). We went to Gramp-pa’s. D (cousin) was there. We went to Grannys and N’s (aunt). They were not home. then we went home. I had a headaeck (headache).

6/19/61 – I played. I held a baby chawawa (chihuahua puppy). Went over to N’s (aunt). We talked about our trip. then we went home.

6/20/61 – I played. Daddy got his Polio shot. We went to Grandmas. P (sister) stayed at night Grandma, and Grandpa came over.

6/21/61 -I played. L (neighbor girl) came over. We went to the store. L came over. When daddy came home we went swimming. It was the first day of summer.

6/22/61 – We went to town. Then I played. When Daddy came home we went to sears. (Sears department store)

6/23/61 – I played. At night went to the show. (movie) We went to see the, 101 Dalmations. ..** I remember I was so excited to go see this movie. We saw it at a drive-in movie theater.

6/24/61 – I played after dinner. Grand-ma came over. P (sister) and I went home with her. I sewed a long time. (probably embroidery – my grandma taught me how to do this) … At night N (aunt and B (uncle), Grand-ma and pa came over. N had some fimm. (home movie film to show)

6/25/61 – I played. Granny came over N (aunt) came over for a minute.

6/26/61 – I went to town. We got some P j’s (pajamas). I got some shorts. B (aunt) came over.

6/27/61 – I went to town. I got two pair of pants and a blouse. We went to the store. Then I went to Grand mas. I stayed until almost 7.

6/28/61 – I played. We went to the story store. J (cousin) came over. Daddy went to Grannys and built a pen for Dusty. (our dog) …(they were going to keep our dog while we went on an out of town trip, and didn’t have a fence.)

6/29/61 – I played. D (cousin) came over. We went to the dime store. We went to Grand-mas. B (aunt) and N (aunt) were there.

6/30/61 – I played. At night everyone came over. I pooled (pulled) a tooth. we left for our trip to Idaho.

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© 2017 BS

DEAR DIARY – JUNE 8 – JUNE 17, 1961

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DEAR DIARY – JUNE 8 – JUNE 17, 1961

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Dear Diary,

6/8/61 – I played. We went to town. J (cousin) spent the night.

6/9/61 – I played all day. I went to the docktor. (doctor) We ate a watermelon. N & B (aunt and uncle) came over.

6/10/61 – I played. Went to town. P’s (sister) noes (nose) blead. (bled)

6/11/61 – I played. We went to church.

6/12/61 – I played. After dinner we went and got our poilo (polio) shots. At night we went to the library.

6/13/61 – I played. We went to Grand-mas. This eveing (evening) we went over to Grand-mas. We played ball. We stayed from 4:00 untill (until) 9:00.

6/14/61 – I played. Went to the store. D (cousin) came over. At night we went to see Grand-dad.

6/15/61 – We played in the garage. Grand-ma came over. It rained all day.

6/16/61 – I played. At night B (aunt) came over.

6/17/61 – We went to Grand-mas. I stayed and ate dinner. P (sister) had a headack (headache). We went to the library. Then we went to N’s (aunt). Then we went to town. Then we went over Grand-mas.

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© 2017 BS

DEAR DIARY – APRIL 11 – APRIL 20 , 1961

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DEAR DIARY – APRIL 11 – APRIL 20, 1961

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These are the things I wrote in my diary, when I was 10 years old. 🙂

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Dear Diary,

4/11/61 – I went to school. When I came home I played. then I watched tv. M & O (parents friends) came over. Then I went to bed.

4/12/61 – I did not go to school. I had the cramp. I stayed in bed all day. After dinner we went to the store. When I came home I played. I felt better. I played out side. Then I watched tv. Then I went to bed.

4/13/61 – I went to school. I asked the teacher what they did yesterday. They went walking. They went to C’s house. (classmate) They saw all their dogs and chickens. Then they went over to E’s house. (classmate) C rode his pony. When I came home I played. I watched tv. Then I went to bed.  (for some reason I think I must have gotten the days wrong in here. I definitely remember going on this outing with the class…or maybe we went another time that I went?)

4/14/61 – I went to school. When I came home we went to B’s (my aunt’s sister-in-law?) When we came back, J (cousin) came over. She spent the night. Then we played. A sand storm. (guess we had a sand storm that day. Not unusual in the spring!) We went over to N’s (aunt). When we came home we went to bed.

4/15/61 – I did not go to school. J and I played all day. When she went home we went to Grannys house. We ate supper over there. When we went home we went to bed.

4/16/61 – I did not go to school I played with J (cousin). We went over to N’s (aunt) We went riding. When I came home I played. Then I watched tv. Then I went to bed.

4/17/61 – I went to school. After school I went to play with B (a classmate- I remember we had fun playing paper dolls). When I came home I played Then I watched tv and went to bed.

4/18/61 – I went to school. I rode my bicycle to school. When I came home I played outside. Then I watched tv. Then I went to bed.

4/19/61 – I went to school. At music I learned a new song. When I went home I got my report card. When I got home I played all day. Then I went to bed.

4/20/61 – I went to school. When I got home I played. Then I went to J’s house. When I came home I went to the dime store. When I came home we went to Grand pas. P (sister) tried to ride a little bicycle. When I came home we showed a fim (home movie film). Then I went to bed.

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© 2016 BS