Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Whatever Wednesday: Childhood Memories

I'm participating in Whatever Wednesday today at

Laurie's theme this week is Childhood Memories. I have so many, a lot of which I'd like to forget, LOL! But I'll tell you a few that always make me feel good.

The first is that my father had converted a small room in our basement into a sort of ham radio center. I loved to go down there and sit with him as he made his calls over his radio. I'm not sure they even have 'ham' radios any more! (Ham, Dad told me, was a joke word for "amateur.") I can still hear him:
"WB2MBU calling CQ, CQ, CQ!"

My dad used to treat us to Carvel ice cream once in a while, too. It was a lot more special back then because there weren't so many of them around. Nowadays, very little is 'special' because it's so convenient to us! Heck, back then a box of new crayons, or some construction paper or Play-do was like treasure!


Debbie said...

See - I do like these sweet posts. Wonderful memories with your dad. Mine is coming to visit in two days and I can't wait!

Laurie said...

Very sweet. I have great memories of my dad using his CB. And how true how nothing seems to be as special!

Thanks for participating!

Becky said...

Sounds like some great memories!!

I did rip off the other ruffle this afternoon, between teaching. So now I just need to finish taking off the lacing loops and figure out where to move them too, and sew it back together. So I'm getting close!

Good luck finding yarn that matches-- that whole dye lot thing looks like such a pain!

Susie Q said...

Daddies are something special...isn't it nice to look back on such sweet memories?


Nancy M. said...

I remember my daddy getting a cb radio when I was little too.

You are very right, things aren't as special as they were then. I was just thinking about that the other day.