So many here in spaces are relating stories from their past
and childhood.. so here is one of mine…
Long ago… when I was back in grade school, I used to love
Valentines day and making those little envelopes to keep
the valentines in from all the kids in the class. My 2nd grade teacher
decided that each one of us would pick a name out of a
bowl and we would get that person a special little surprise.
I picked the name of a person I didn’t like that much, but I had
to go along with the class. Some kids were trading names
back and forth so they could get their favorites. I asked to
trade with someone, but no one wanted to.

I remember going to our then 5&10 cent store and looking
for just the right thing for a surprise. it had to be small and inexpensive.
I decided on Silly Putty because the package it came in
was red and it was small. I wrapped it up in some old
tissue paper my mom had and placed it in the envelope when I got
to school. We could not hardly wait to have the party and open those
envelopes up. Some added candy to theirs and some had more
expensive things than others. I thought maybe mine would not
be all that great, but when I opened up my envelope that had
my valentines in it.. LOW AND BEHOLD  someone had bought
ME silly putty too!! I just laughed over that. I watched the kid’s face
when they opened their envelope.. there was a big smile on that
face so I knew it was okay. Smile  Funny how we remember those times
in our lives as the best and they were the most simple ones.


I wish we all could go back to the simple times in life, maybe we would
all be a lot better off.
Supposed to be in the high 40’s here again today and I am sure going
to enjoy every minute of it.




I was a caregiver for the elderly on and off for over 30 years.I am now retired and enjoying a new life. I love blogging and have kept a personal journal for 40 years. I enjoy the freedom of being creative and interacting with the millions of other bloggers in the world.I love learning the new things that the computer world has to offer. I have made friends that will last a lifetime blogging, something I never ever thought would happen. I hope you enjoy my blog,and will continue to visit me in the future.

14 responses »

  1. Maybe we can’t go back, but I try to give that simple times ah go for the kids here in a simple town in the simple country life we so enjoy. This town you see is the simple life we had 50 years ago. Isn’t it special I think to be able to relive it again. Thanks my friend for helping me to realize that. Big Hug!!

  2. Delightful story though I know we can’t go back surely these good memories have affected the present too in a positive way. This was really heart warming my friend thanks for sharing it.

  3. ahhhhhhh Silly Putty and Superballs (I never got a slinky).And we did the big envelope for Valentines day too, no presents though.

  4. Oh dear Carol, what a pleasure it would be if only we could. Where I grew up in a small fishing villiage in Nova Scotia, life was simple and so much fun. I remember when my kids were small I told them about how my brothers and I had wooden benches outside we could sit on and we had pieces on wood stuck in the ground in such a way that they looked like foot pedals for a car and we had a long one with a stick on the side that represented the gear shift and we would play we were driving cars and racing and where we had no hydro or electricity at my husband’s old homestead when they were little there wasn’t much for entertainment and they wanted to do that too and they had a ball. In the community all the young people would get together and go skating together in the winter time or sleigh coasting. It was so much fun. Oh the joys of being young when life was simpler.Today the kids are lost without a cell phone, TV and a computer. Well it is past my bedtime so I better scoot and hit the sheets.Nighty night my friend…………………Rusty ((HUGS))

  5. I’m with you Caroldee – I sure do wish we still had the simple days still with us. I loved silly putty. I remember flattening it and copying the Sunday funnies onto it. I thought that was the coolest thing. My alltime favorite was Slinkey — I had just as much fun with that.Enjoy the weather — it is rumored that we will reach 50 degrees Wednesday and Thursday. Whopeee!Deb

  6. Cool memory! I remember those days too. I think people relive those days because they remember how GOOD they felt then. Now, with the troubles here at home and abroad, it’s sometime hard to feel good. It’s like an escape mechanism. I understand it, now that I’m OLD(er)!

  7. Those times were so great… I never realised how good I had it… care free, happy days, lots of friends. It was a very simple time.

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