Monday, June 22, 2009

Two Prompts on tuesday!

And I don't have the time and patience I wish I had... Solution? combine them! Over at heads or tails the prompt is Summertime memory!
One of my happiest childhood summertime memories was staying overnight often at my best friend Linda's house. She had the 'fun' neighborhood. Every house on her street seemed to have a bunch of kids living there! We would often play neighborhood hide and seek, running into every back yard to hide out. You can imagine that this game would last a long time with so many homes involved! Another favorite part of my summer time sleep overs... when School was out so was an official 'bedtime' at Linda's house. We loved staying up till the wee hours and sleeping all morning.
Late Late at night we would find our way into her kitchen and start making crazy snacks.. Or we would start making some prank phone calls! One of our favorite past times was playing 'shows'
We would take turns performing! Put on an old album from her parents 'weird' collection and start lip sinking and dancing around! Often crazy costumes were involved!! We had our own vaudeville right in her musty basement! I remember vividly LOVInG and performing the song...
"im just wild about HArrY and Harry's wild about ME!" hahaha (During the late 60's early 70's of my youth... this song was WAY out of date! But not to me!)


Sweet Linda adored Shirley Temple and would often tap dance and do Shirley songs! We each had to judge the others performance, we had our very own 'americas got talent' down in that haven of a basement!
It was After one of these critiques ... that Linda and I had an awful argument and I got so hurt and so angry at Her ....I decided to walk all the way home all by myself!
I lived quite a ways away and was only about 8 years old. When I think back now I thank god I made it safely there, and I think What spunk that little girl had! When I walked through my kitchen door, My mother was shocked to see me and couldn't believe I didn't tell Linda's Mom that I had left. She couldn't believe I walked all the way home all alone! I remember getting in a lot of trouble that summer! Linda and I of course made up as we always did. I remember her clearly... explaining to me and Clarifying what she had meant in her critique by saying..."well,Lulu
you would have understood me, had you waitedA few minutes for me to explain it ALL to you." ( hmmm...i guess I've always been a little impatient)
carryontuesday

16 comments:

anthonynorth said...

Ah, those wild kiddy days in hazy summers. I remember them well.

Hootin' Anni said...

Excellent memory....but oh the splits....OUCH!!!

My HoT is now posted. Come join me...have a scoop or two!!

Skittles said...

OOoOoo.. another LINDA story!

It sounds like those certainly were good days. Did you ever try to hide when cars came past.. hiding from the headlights?

Me and my friend Mary did some crazy but fun nighttime things. We'd haul out some blankets, my record player and a ton of 45's. Plus and extension cord. We'd lay out on the blanket looking at the stars, listening to the Monkees and talking and laughing. Mostly talking as back then we had a lot to talk about. Some not fun.

Man. I just went all depressing on you. Sorry about that.

i beati said...

where is Linda now??I just read a story where a little girl came running home and said "Mom I have a new best friend'It turned out to be daughter of her own best friend as a child..sk guideposts

Karen said...

That brings back fond memories of us playing circus on our swing set. Do you still correspond with Linda?

Bone said...

Oh Lucy. lol How cute. This reminds me of the time I wanted Dad to take me to see Mom at work. I was probably about 8, as well. It was a weekend and Dad was fully into his Sunday afternoon nap. So I decided I'd walk to see her myself. I got over halfway there when the father of a girl I went to school with stopped his car and asked where I was going. Then here came Dad in his truck, no doubt worried out of his mind.

We always laugh about that now. Probably not so much then :)

paisley said...

excellent choice of meme's to combine they flowed perfectly into each other..

i love taking a walk down my friends memory lanes and this post allowed me to do that.. thanks luc!!!!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

Well Lulu! since you have experience in performing you are now ready for America's got talent....start practicing

Lani said...

I had a good friend that I spent a lot of time with! this reminded me of the fun I had and you know..I have NO pictures of that time of my life.:(
its a cute story!!!!

Missy said...

Loved the story and wow wish I could do the splits. Well not now I'm to old but woot when I was young that would have been cool.

forgetfulone said...

Enjoyed walking down memory lane with you. Great post!

Tumblewords: said...

Great read! Things were pretty cool (even the fights) then. Nice memories. BTW, I've been making applesauce from your recipe! Thanks!

keith said...

Hey Lucy this is such a lovely piece and so different from all the other takes on the prompt. Sorry if my piece startled you - I wrote exactly what was going through my head at the time and it helped.

Lucy said...

thanks everyone.. for some strange reason.. blogger hasn't been sending ALL my comments to my email address?? weird.. I missed so many of these! glad I checked the blog.
To answer the questions about linda.. LInda doesn't live far from me but unfortunately we don't see each other too often. to read more about her...
http://luluspetals.blogspot.com/2007/11/
friendship.html

Lynne said...

I love reading your reminisces. (Hope I spelled that correctly. :). Do you have fun like that now? I hope so. I think, as adults, we often forget how to slow down, relax, be playful or silly, and just be. This memory of yours is delightful. I smiled all the way through it until I worried about you making it home ok. Yes, you were/are spunky. Is that you doing the splits? Wow! Enjoyed this post a lot and the several others (like the one with that beautiful photo of you and your adorable son in the garden), the several about your husband (you have a good style of writing with love about him) I read but didn't have a chance to type a comment to each. (That is part of my rebellious blogger etiquette. Time is a precious commodity and I'd rather comment to you, than not, even if the comment combines posts.)

Lynne said...

I love reading your reminisces. (Hope I spelled that correctly. :). Do you have fun like that now? I hope so. I think, as adults, we often forget how to slow down, relax, be playful or silly, and just be. This memory of yours is delightful. I smiled all the way through it until I worried about you making it home ok. Yes, you were/are spunky. Is that you doing the splits? Wow! Enjoyed this post a lot and the several others (like the one with that beautiful photo of you and your adorable son in the garden), the several about your husband (you have a good style of writing with love about him) I read but didn't have a chance to type a comment to each. (That is part of my rebellious blogger etiquette. Time is a precious commodity and I'd rather comment to you, than not, even if the comment combines posts.)