I had no real comprehension of how hard things were for my parents,
back when i was five, for life was constantly full of new sights,
sounds, and wonders.
What is the your most cherished holiday memory from childhood, and why?
Curious idea's and examples of nature,
science, was a common daily cycle from PBS, to the NatGeo books about
the universe to animals. Piecing together how Richard Scary's Busy
Town's places where they showed how things were working in rudimentary
simplistic colored drawings, to flipping thru the large tomb of Our
Universe's & Medical Journal images of life from the cosmic scale up
in the sky, along with this micro-cosmos I couldn't see of the inner
workings of myself and all living critters around me. With how
electricity was bringing images thru these pathways of shiny metallic
lines, that transferred signals into images onto the tele, or taking
speech into the air by using the CB's. Was enthralled with even the
already discovered, to just see where else what I known could be used.
did a A1 job I must say, at keeping how financially distressed they
were being hammered that year, from even casting a hint of gloom over my
insatiable desire to experience what else life has out there for me to
be mystified in trying to come to understand.
When winter was approaching, they mentioned how things been tuff for them. Though I was understanding they're
concern, the details were still obscured by mental fog. Over on the
workings of the economy, and how jobs would be hard to find. Which made
our existence possible.
They made sure I wasn't going to ponder
over all that, for much longer that night. For while I tried
understanding, the magical sounds of pop corn, was soon followed with
the tastey smells from the kitchen had me easily amused. As I was
filling my mind in thinking of all the things going on with the kernels,
as they popped. The folx were busy collecting the materials we'd be
needing this special night. The aluminum foil, paper cups, threads with needles was brought. As they explained, and were going to be showing me
how we can make it thru the tuff times, with a lil arts an craft.
Creating decorations for the tree, pop was going to bring on home from
our uncles cabin
the tree arrived the next day as I slept in, for it was one long night I
spent enjoying the warmth of emotions with my family in the living
room. Was one surprised kid, seeing the ol'pick up bed full of snow!
Sure I seen pictures an shows with this crunchy, chilly stuff, and of
course I idea's how nature did what the refrigerator took its sweet time in making...it was just something so new and odd how water was found in that state in such quantities. In all it was still a another experience chalked up on a 1st hand account for a never ending insatiable curiosity of mine. (though it'd be 20 years for me to witness snowfall for the first time.)
a great time, for having so many new responsibilities, as my mom sewed
up a set of camouflage, and dad handed me down a daisy BB rifle of
theirs. Giving me the course in fire-arms safety and
introducing me to a new sport of target practice. Though it was more
of their handing down one more step in a continuation on the lessons
given by them. In learning we need to be respectful, and responsible in
life, for our selves and all living things.
Sigh, that there's alot of things in our lives, that have been
fashioned and made to better our existence. Which is able to do great
harm to others and all critters, from our pets to the rest of the living
creatures. When used wrong, and/or with no self control for our
actions, with un-reprehensible consequences, that can never be undone...
leaves me to being able to say, all of those moments spending time with
my folx, and how they made sure I knew i was loved.
their all in helping myself continue in being held accountable for the
actions i choose in my life, and doing their best in making sure I would
be finding new discoveries. Just like these few first memories, from
all the rest that took place, that filled my life; Way back on that
december month long ago.