• I could never do anything fast enough. It was always faster, faster, faster until I almost became hysterical a few times.
    • Linda Joy
      Bless your heart! I'm sorry that happened to you! Is it better now?
  • While sledding down the hill on the street next to our home the street itself turned right and I could coast a good distance or as per my mother's insistence go straight into our driveway of loose gravel and quickly stop. The street dead ended at the top of the hill as a driveway. There was virtually no traffic. I was going down the hill and was going to turn right going down the road but at the last moment I knew if mother saw me I was in deep trouble so I turned the steering bar sharply to the left to go into our driveway. Well I didn't make the driveway and ran into an old fence post with barbed wire wrapped around it. When the sled stopped I kept going causing my head to hit the post and barbed wire. I got up crying and with blood running down my face. I ran into the house and to my mother who I guess almost panicked. She called my dad who came home to take me to the doctor who put three stitches in my forehead. I was about 5 or 6 years old when the USA was deep in WWII and gas rationing. The post is gone now but that corner is still there like it was and memories of all the problems it presented me including being covered with poison ivy that turned me into a itching red skinned young boy.
    • Percussion
      Awwww, ouch. You will always have that scar to remind you that Mother's know best. (usually)
    • Linda Joy
      Aww so true. Even if the house is gone you still have the memories.
    • Thinker
      To the best of my knowledge the house is still there. It has been about 20 years since I last saw it. the house would be over 100 years old now. There is a house now in the lot with the fence post, now gone. I hope the poison ivy is gone too!
    • B.H. Wilson
      Same thing happened to my girl cousin and her friends. As you may know, a tobbagon doesn't steer, and at the bottom of a good hill is a fence. All those on the tobbagon were injured and hauled off to the emergency room by ambulance.
  • i always had someone my own age to play with since im a twin
    • Linda Joy
      My son and grandson had stepsisers but were raised as only children. But they usually had the whole neighborhood to play with!
  • Sure, every time something was wrong, my siblings accused me of it. Finally I discovered that simply accepting it avoided discussions with my parents!
  • Yes I was taken to Langhorne speedway when I was 3,We went in the infield.I stood there quiet as usual until a crash happened,then i spoke my first words..Oh my driver crashed. Then I ran to see it before anyone noticed.
  • Lots of freedom to explore the woods, creek and railroad tracks. Yearly vacations to the Jersey shore. Lots of stuff in the attic from older siblings, like 45's that me and my little sister tossed out of the attic window on an angle so they would go toward the RR tracks and woods
    • B.H. Wilson
      I found an old album of grandmas' old postcards that were all dated about 1903. We spun them out the back of the barn. Later, an old post card collector offered me $1 for each. (that was big money in 1960) Most were junk from being out in the rain for a few months, but I found some still in the attic and sold them.
    • Roaring
      Wow You never know what will be valued in time
  • I became a model at age six in Japan. I lost my first potential assignment to my baby brother. When the photographer saw him, he wanted to photograph him, rather than me. I became an actress at age thirteen. This time, my brother did not beat me to a role.
  • It was a long long time ago, lots of things happened and so here we are today.... happy?
  • I belonged to a cub scout pack when I was 8 (7 actually - my stepdad was one of the scoutmasters for the area). The other scoutmaster was a local author/historian - I went to school with one of his kids. We went on a field trip to the Cape Hatteras lighthouse and I climbed all of the steps to the top. It wasn't until many years later that I learned that this other scoutmaster, as a kid, rode to a dedication service to the Wright Brothers Memorial in 1937 - sitting on the lap of Amelia Earhart! [] Later, after I was grown, I came within the width of a light pole from being in an episode of Matlock.

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