This past week have a taken a visit to my past. I visited with my childhood buddies Shila and Dani, I visited my high school graduating class web-site, I visited my 13 year class reunion (oh, wait, that was Shawn and Gus on Psych), I visited old chores and finally, I visited my parent’s bookcase.
My visit with childhood buddies: Seeing Shila and Dani made me want to ride my bike all over Rexburg, Idaho. The world we grew up in was so much different than the world our kids are growing up in. Rexburg was the greatest place to be a kid: <14>
My visit to my graduating class website: Well, I remembered I didn’t so much like Rexburg after I turned 14 years old.
My visit to my 13 year class reunion: That was awesome. At least I can live vicariously through Shawn and Gus and have a class reunion!! I love that show.
My visit to my old chores: Yeah, still hate chores. We spent the other night at my parent’s house. It was the night before my dad spoke at devotional. He was ironing. These are my dad’s loves (in this order): family, church, theatre and his iron. So, my dad is ironing, and he takes a break to tuck my kids in. So, I thought I might help him out by ironing. I would just like to say ahead of time that I feel I handled myself very maturely through this visit. So, I was ironing. Doing a great job, cause my mom taught me how to iron*. I ironed about five shirts before he returned. When he came back into the room, he said he would take over. I told him I would love to give him a break and finish up for him. But, he insisted and my mom said that he would just re-iron everything anyways. So, very maturely, I wadded up the shirt I was ironing, into a very small ball, and threw it on the floor. Mature, right??
My visit to my parent’s bookcase: most enjoyable. My parents have this great bookcase in their basement. It is just a $39.99 bookcase from Wal-Mart or somewhere. It is what is on the bookcase that makes it awesome: our childhood books.
You could find out a lot about us from out book choices. Here is the first book I ever remember owning.
Other books I remember from a young age…My mom is always saying that her family had the first color tv on their block...well, we had the first carosel mircrowave on the our block!!!
From a young age, I loved books. I wanted to own my own books and make sure that everyone knew they were mine.
These books where mine before she was every born…
My visit to the bookcase had three very touching moments.
First, I found a book with Sara’s name in it. Her name was written by Grandpa Sorense who died in 1995.
I enjoyed my visit to the bookcase this week. I love books. I love the things we learn from them, the feelings they can invoke and the memories they create. I brought with me, this time, The Rats of Nimh and The Witch of Blackbird Pond. I remember buying both these books years ago. I am currently on a quest to read all the Newberry Award books, and these are two of them.
Back to my question…can we ever go back? Probably not. And if we are talking about high school, please no!!! It however, is nice to visit.