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Monday, December 1, 2008

Memory Spark Monday: What is/was your daily schedule like?

Afterschool in the wintertime:
Apples and oranges stayed cold in the winter months in the “fruit room” (aka the pantry/cold storage). After getting off the bus, we had a piece of fruit while finishing up whatever homework we had—I don’t remember having much homework. Then we parked in front of the TV for an hour or so before heading down to the barn to help with the chores. I remember several shows, but the ones I remember best were Gilligan’s Island and Bewitched.
Some days we would get the old black and white shows and some days we would be lucky and get color. After our TV “fix” we’d bundle up in our chore sweatshirts, coats, boots, and gloves and walk down (one block south of our house) to the barn. We’d always stop in to see Grandma (Clara) Cottle. She’d feed us Ritz crackers or rolls or sometimes Fig Newtons or Nutter Butters. We loved her snacks. We probably finished off an entire sleeve of cookies or crackers each night as we took a handful to eat on the way out to the barn. The bottom of our sweatshirt pockets were filled with hay leaves and cracker crumbs.
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