Friday, October 27, 2006

Memories from childhood

Raising my children in my hometown is really a dream come true for me. The Queen and Man are at that age where I started having my memories of this town, of my parents, and of the experiences I had.

I remember spending a whole summer on roller skates.

I went from these:

To these:

We had a really cool roller rink .. Ohio Skate. It was THE place to be, skating to "Somebody's Gonna Hurt Someone" ... or something like that. I never mastered skating backwards. I tried. Many times. And fell down. Many times. But I LOVED to skate.

I had two friends in my neighborhood who I played with constantly. The boy was all of three years old, and he was smarter than a whip. Looking back on that now, I marvel at the fact that a six year old sought out a three year old for entertainment. But we were steadfast friends.

We played Star Wars. We had lightsabers. We were cool. We thought we looked like this:

But I am sure we looked more like this:

The three of us were inseparable for what seemed like ages (when it was probably just a few years) until Anna, my girl friend, moved to the other side of town.

I think Anna moved because I hit her over the head with one of these on our way home from school because she wouldn't let me be Princess Leia:

I told you I liked Star Wars.


Anonymous Robin said...

Ok, star wars, not such a geek. I played this with my brother constantly growing up. We had the Battlestar Gallactica and the control tower. It was very cool. Also had many of the ships, not to mention the land cruiser. We had all the figures and I of course always got to be Princess L because my brother could care less...
of course, my princess was always having a love affair with Luke..screw the fact that they were brother and sister...

8:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, I love this post. I'm sitting here laughing and grinning like a fool.

I think my bro had one of those lunchboxes.

I LIVED on rollerskates my entire childhood. I even worked as a DJ at the roller rink when I got old enough. I was too cool for words!

Oh, and I have to say, I had one of the R2D2 Remote Control Robots until my brother took it apart. Little shit.

11:11 AM  
Blogger Knitting Maniac said...

Sue ... I had one of those, too!!! I had totally forgotten about that. I also had the radio control Landspeeder! It never worked right ... probably because it didn't work the way I wanted it to work.

11:26 AM  
Blogger Mamacita Tina said...

Oh how I miss my rollerskates. I use to put my dog on a leash and let her drag me around the neighborhood.

Yeah, we were always fighting about who would be Leia too.

5:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mamacita, I did the same thing. We had a schnauzer and Mom would tell me to take her for a walk. On the skates went and I had her pull me around the block a couple times. LOL!

And I still have my rollerskates in the basement complete with black wheels for skating outside and fuchia ones for indoors. :)

10:24 PM  
Blogger Knitting Maniac said...

We had a schnauzer, too!!!! He wouldn't drag me around, though. I don't think my mom trusted me with a leash and roller skates.

I remember when I ran over a butterfly. I was beside myself with grief.

Dude... I am getting the memory back of having Star Wars knee high socks. They were white, with a red band at the top, and a picture of R2D2 on them.

Ah yes... a child of the 70s.

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Anonymous Pass the Torch said...

Very cute post. I can see why it would be neat to raise your kids in your hometown.

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Anonymous kailani said...

I remember those skates! I had both models! Sure brings back memories!

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