Guest Rachan Posted July 12, 2012 Share Posted July 12, 2012 Watching my daughter about to start high school (where did the time go?) This time next year I will be a grandmom (I thought the granny reference would bother me, but instead I am excited to get to (at this age) fall in love again) I have been thinking alot about growing up... Summer is still a magical time for me & I can remember just how delicious it was back then. Just coming home from the pool & laying in front of the fan, watching TV. Not a care in the world. I've been thinking of some of the stupid things also. I hope others will chime in. I'm sure everyone here has comical things to share & this place needs to liven up!! I have exchanged stories with Kim & enjoyed the heck out of it. My Oldest sister Bernadette made a "habit" out of construction paper, slapped it on my sister Valerie's head & convinced her she was the "Flying Nun". She also convinced her to stand on the railing of the porch & pushed her over to "test it out". (She wasn't the flying nun....not even close ) Again...Bernadette with the construction paper tells me she is going to make me a "school Safety" (she was a safety & I SO wanted to be just like her...I was about 4 years old) She makes me a construction paper "badge" & proceeds to staple it to my chest , the way you would a cork board. (She was REALLY punished for that one!) (Note to self, Bernadette + construction paper = injury) There are others...The great Spatula fight of '72, involving meatballs, a burly lesbian named Jane Wyman (I couldn't make this up) & eventually the police. But one of my favorites is when Bernadette was babysitting Valerie & I for the first time. We were about 12, 9 & 4 yrs old. It was right after the whole Charles Manson thing. His picture had been on the cover of Life magazine & everyone was terrified & in a state of high alert. We were all sitting watching TV in the living room when we heard a noise upstairs. Bernadette (she's always been a real peach) Stood up & shrieked that the Manson Family was breaking into our house....we spent the next couple of hours standing outside terrified, waiting for them to come bursting out of the house & hack us to smithereens. When our parents came home, my father went upstairs to confront the "Mansons"( As we stood screaming for him not to...) Turns out the Dixie Cup dispenser had fallen off the wall. Not a single Manson in sight... Anyone feel like sharing some of their own stupidity? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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