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Sunday, June 8, 2008

Fun Monday



Our most excellent hostess this week is the lovely Molly, who is returning a white robin, or so I've heard. Her assignment is the following:



She wants to hear about our childhood....some good memories...with pictures if possible...



Unfortunately, my scanner is not working so I won't have any pictures....but here are my Happy Childhood Memories....



I loved my dogs Megan, our boxer, and Gwyneth, our poodle/basset hound mix. I spent many hours with my "sisters".....I have 4 brothers so I claimed any sisters I could!!



Every summer we rented a cabin at Pine Grove, which is a little "resort" near Clear Lake, CA. We spent our days at the pool and our nights in the community hall playing bingo.....I loved those days....pure summer fun.



We also went to England and Wales most of the summers. We would spend about a month or so at my aunts' houses. Two of my aunts live on farms, one in the Welsh mountains and one near London. Our days were spent horseback riding all over the Welsh mountains and playing with all my cousins.....wonderful memories from those days.



We also spent a lot of time at the beach and hiking. Most of these adventures were with only my dad. My mom would stay home and I never understood why until I became a mom myself. She would have a whole day with the house to herself....I am sure these were her favorite days during our childhood, especially after a week spent with the 5 of us!!!



Those are some of my fond memories, sorry I didn't have any visuals to accompany them!! For more fond childhood memories head on over to Molly's place.



26 comments:

Molly said...

Thank you for sharing your memories for this Fun Monday. Reading about memories of others does ignite a spark of personal fond memories. Although I never had the chance to ride horseback all over the Welsh mountains, that does indeed sound fabulous fun.

Faye said...

How interesting that you were able to visit relatives in Wales and England as a child, Alison. Have you blogged about this previously? I'd love to read about your visits, if you have.

A poodle/basset mix? I'm trying to get a vision of the "girl"!

IamwhoIam said...

How lovely a childhood. I can picture you all sleeping out on a screened pourch or playing in the hay of the farm.

Olive said...

Such great memories you have to talk about. Beaches, mountains, and pools really kept you busy during the summer months.

karisma said...

Sounds like some lovely memories for the whole family! I always wanted to go and check out England, my mum came from there! And has never been back.

Hootin' Anni said...

...you say "pure summer fun". Yes, I would agree with you, when we were kids, Summers were always the best!!!


My Fun Monday is shared too, I hope you can stop by and read it, if you haven't already --since I'm just now going through the Mr. Linky's at Mollys before I get to my own comments to read who has visited!! Take care, have a great day. [PS --you have to scroll below my 'walk in the park' photos to reach my F M entry!!]

marmiteandtea said...

Sounds like you had a lovely childhood and wonderful summers.

nikki said...

Wow, you had wonderful summers as a kid! (I've never been out of the country, I am so jealous!)

lisa marie said...

I so wanted to have a brother or sister, just someone in my corner with me as a kid. :)

I would ride a donkey at my cousin's house. :)

Gattina said...

You have such nice memories ! I don't remember anything special !

Jan said...

Sounds like fun times. I've been to Clear Lake, it's beautiful there. This has been a wonderful Fun Monday.

ChrisB said...

Riding over the Welsh mountains sounds like a lot of fun to me but so does spending time in a cabin and hiking and the beach. You have some wonderful memories to look back on:)

Melanie said...

Isn't it funny how much better we understand our mothers once we become one. Like- why did my mom always fall asleep as soon as we were in the car? The poor woman was exhausted!!

Our Happy Happenings

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

Can you remember where in Wales Alison?

suchsimplepleasures said...

that's so cool that you got to visit relatives in another country!! i have some relatives in argentina and in lituania (these i just found out about...around a year ago)...but, have never visited. maybe one day. have to find out who the relatives are first!
xoxo

Jo Beaufoix said...

Wow, what a wonderful childhood. And you were so lucky to have family on the other side of the world, I bet it was a real adventure.

the planet of janet said...

what fun!

daddy d said...

Moms do need time to themselves. They recharge their batteries and go right on with family service. Yeah moms.

Peter said...

Great holiday memories Alison.

ellen b. said...

How fortunate to have relatives in a foreign country who are willing to have you stay and experience the land. Wonderful. I'm trying to picture where Clear lake is in California....Is it in Northern Ca.? Anyway fun memories...

Pamela said...

I thought of the movie "dirty dancing" ... when you talked about the resort at Pine Grove. (;

what a bunch of wonderful things you experienced!

Coffee Bean said...

I posted about ya on my blog! And... I don't know how to get that Sharing the Love doohickey on my blog!

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

This sounds like some good childhood memories! (FOUR brothers! Oh my!)

Sandy said...

I have camped at Clear Lake but we did not stay at the resort. It is definitely beautiful there.

and relatives abroad? How lucky!

grace said...

Visiting England and Wales must have been so exciting. it must have been an interesting house with 4 brothers, thanks for sharing

Heather said...

Wow! Four brothers! How did you ever get to date? And I agree about the mom thing, can't understand why a mom needs time to herself until you are one!!!!

Sounds like you had lots of fun times!

(Sorry for commenting so late! - now that the kids are home for summer I don't get much computer time anymore!)