Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Mary, over at Owlhaven, is hosting a meme for this coming Friday. She says:

"I’d like you all to consider writing about your childhood home. It doesn’t matter how big or small it was. All the memories don’t have to be picture-perfect. If you moved a lot, it’s fine to pick one favorite house. What I want to hear are details that were important to you as a child: your secret hideout under the stairs, the single-paned picture window you licked and froze your tongue to one winter morning, the backyard tree you climbed, the way your mother washed your hair in the kitchen sink every Saturday night, or any other strong indelible memory you have.

On Friday, July 20th, put your post up on your blog. I’ll put a Mr. Linkie up on my blog so that you can sign in with the address of your post. If you don’t have a blog (Marian!!), you can leave your story in my comments section on the 20th. Then you can go to visit others who are sharing their own memories. I think that reading each other’s childhood memories of ‘home’ will help us as parents get a better feel for the types of things that make childhood memorable for children.

I’d love it if you’d mention this writing prompt on your blog. Email me (owlhaven at aol dotcom) if you’d like a button to put in your post. I hope to read memories from many!"

I think I will do it--because I am finding at my age I love to think about the past and reminisce. Where in the world have the years gone? I don't know--but Annie is hosting Time Travel Tuesday next week and the topic is: When/how did you meet your husband? My goodness, for me that is almost 30 years ago! And don't even get me started on the fact that Christmas is less than 6 months from now.......yikes! Hope to read your family home memories this Friday....


Karen said...

This looks like a great meme -- count me in.

I know what you mean about memories being more what you feel than actual moments. I find myself reminiscing a lot these days too. I wonder if it's because my oldest is now becoming a young adult. Sometimes I worry that I haven't finished with him yet, and I know he's ready to go out into the world. What will his memories be of growing up? I think a lot about mine own as I wonder.

TTT looks like a good one too. Lots of good stuff to blog about!

Kelli said...

What a wonderful idea! I'm looking foward to reading your meme!