September 10, 2009

From Childhood to High School

More pages from the Prompt-a-Day class:

At the park 9-6-09

When I was a small child I used to go to Roosevelt park in Albuquerque, with family or friends.  The park was probably 4 city blocks in size with rolling hills and and many, many evergreen trees as well as other beautiful vegetation. Because of how the park was set up, you could stand in any part of the park and only be able to see a small portion it from that vantage point.  It was large enough to hold hundreds of people and yet you could find areas for some privacy.

What was so fun, for a child, was that there were many places to play hide and seek, or you could play Frisbee (or Frisbee golf) without bothering other people. But one of my favorite things to do was roll my body down the grassy hill over and over again. Yes, I was a dizzy child.  In the one or two days a year were actually had snow, we would take large cardboard boxes to use as a sled and barrel down the hills.  It was so fun. 

When I finally made it to high school this park was a great hangout location. Plus the city allowed kids to cruise the park.  For those who don’t know what cruising is, it’s going around the park over and over again in your car while flirting with the boys in their cars. See, I told you I was a dizzy child. 

Did you ever cruise?

Men 9-7-09

Here’s something I hadn’t thought about in ages.  This page brought about the recall.

When I was in high school I was shy, very much like I am now. On the last day of my Junior year I had a guy tell me he had a gift for me from a friend of his. I didn’t have a clue who the guy in from of me was nor did I know who the gift giver was.  However, not being one to turn down gifts if nothing was required in return, I accepted. (I going to date myself now. ) It turned out to be a 45 Single of the Blood Sweat and Tears song “You've Made Me So Very Happy.”  My first thought was “I do?  I don’t even know you.” :)

Turns out this boy, Louis, was a senior who had a crush on me for sometime but waited until the last day of school to let me know.  He had also signed up to go into the Marines, was leaving very soon and wanted someone to write to him while he was gone. We wrote to each other regularly while he was in boot camp and even dated once when he came home on leave.  He was cute but he was going to be gone for quite sometime so the romance didn’t last long.  But it did create a nice high school memory.

Do you have any good “men” stories you’d like to share? I’d like to hear them.


  1. Oh good story....very sweet, I have two similar ones...this makes a great blog prompt for me!! I think I even have an old note I can you think that would be too nasty? By the way we're about the same age give or take a year!!

    Peace Giggles

  2. Hi, Linda! I've been having fun looking at your journal pages from your Prompt-a-Day class! Great stories, too! :-)


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