Throwback Thursday – Favorite Things
Throwback Thursday – Favorite Things
For today’s prompt we are to remember back to some favorite things. Thanks, Maggie!
Who was your favorite relative? Not to play favorites, but who was the person you connected with more than others? Aunt, uncle, cousin, grandparent, or parent? Why were you closest to them?
Well, probably I was closest to my cousin. She and I were the same age and grew up together. Either I was at her house or she was at mine, as we only lived a couple of block apart. We just had fun doing kids things around the house and neighborhood. For the adult closest was my maternal grandma. She lived only a block away from us. In fact we could see her house from ours. She showed me how to do embroidery, got me interested in crossword puzzles, and I could always share magazines and books with her. And … she had the haunted house I loved.
What was your favorite TV show? Share a clip if you can find one.
This is hard to say. As a kid I liked afternoon and Saturday cartoons, and Wonderful World of Disney shows. As a teen I loved music shows, like Where the Action Is, Hullabaloo, American Bandstand, and Soul Train.
What was your favorite book or favorite family story?
Favorite books as a kid was the Black Stallion series by Walter Farley. Any other horse or dog books were favorites, too.
What was your favorite, song, record, or album. Feel free to share a YouTube video of it.
As a kid I had a little record player and lots of records. Some were those little Golden Records of kid’s songs (I still have them), and from somewhere I’d gotten records (45s) that had come out of jukeboxes they didn’t want anymore. They were all kinds and all had a small hole where they’d been attached in the jukebox machine. Maybe my aunt got them for me, I can’t remember, but they were more teenager songs. Later on I bought albums of the Beatles, Paul Revere & the Raiders, and the Monkees.
Who was your favorite teacher? What grade were you in and what subject did they teach?
I liked all my teachers, but a favorite was Mrs. Jackson – 4th grade. She’d take us on trips to her house which was really interesting as she had collected many things from different countries she’d visited.
What was your favorite subject (not teacher) in school?
English was my favorite subject because we got to write themes. Most kids would groan when we had to do that, but I loved writing, so yay!
Who was your favorite (aka best) friend? What things did you do together?
My best friend is Norma. We are still in touch by text message. She married and moved out of our town, and I married and traveled courtesy of the Army. We knew each other as babies – her mom and my mom were friends before we were born. We had fun all through the years, playing as kids, double dating as teens, becoming moms ourselves.
What was your favorite way to pass the time?
Writing stories and reading books, also drawing and painting pictures of animals. Nothing’s changed, I still do these.
What was your favorite holiday? How did you celebrate?
Halloween is my favorite holiday for sure! Everything about it is everything I like. This said, maybe it should be Thanksgiving, as I was actually born on Thanksgiving day! Every so often my birthday come around on this holiday.
What was your favorite toy or possession? Doll, camera, radio, bicycle?
Favorite? I’d say all my stuffed animals. I had lots, and they all had names. Some I could talk to (they didn’t really answer, but they could listen real good) and some even did tricks, like when I’d make them spin, or fly through the air. haha!
Bonus: What was your favorite adventure? Family trip, amusement park, field trip, or vacation perhaps.
We didn’t regularly take vacations, but I do remember a few when I was a kid. Our family went to Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico, to Red River in New Mexico, To Roswell in New Mexico, and to San Antonio to the Hemisfair, To Austin TX and to Oklahoma City where we saw family, and also visited a couple of tourist things like the zoos and an old west theme park, Frontier City.
For amusement parks we just went to the local Joyland here. My grandma worked there selling tickets. We always got free rides anytime we wanted.
Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️
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