Memories of growing up & life on South 26 street. I loved that house & it was a sad, sad day when I had to leave it. It was a big old house with a wrap around porch & a huge back yard. A great place to be a kid!
Some of my fondest memories from that house were times spent in the yard. We had grape vines in the back yard and Drags & I couldn’t keep from eating till we were almost sick. I remember Mom used to yell out the back door “girls get out of those grapes?” So we’d pick off a big bunch and run off to eat them elsewhere. Of course later on when we were laying on the sofa holding our bellies and groaning Mom would figure it out. I also remember the time we found a decapitated squirrel in the yard and put it (& it’s head) in a baggy. We then proceeded to go inside, where Mom was entertaining some guest, and we asked her for a needle and thread. When she inquired as to why we needed it Iheld up the baggy and said we needed to sew the squirrels head back on so we could bring it back to life. Boy did she get upset over that one…LOL
One of Drags & I’s favorite games was “bloody murder” and we played it on a regular basis with all the neighbor kids. I got pretty good at hiding because of this game. For those of you who never played this game it was just a scary version of hide-n-seek. You should try it some time…hey drags you up for a game?
I also remember that we had big bushes along one side of the yard and once a boy (kid of our parents friends) called me over to them and told me that if I showed him my woo hoo he’d show me his ding dong. Well this ticked me off and I punched the kid so hard it knocked him into the bushes. He never did tell on me…I wonder why?
One last memory. I remember playing on that big porch, but most of all I remember sitting out on the porch swing in the evenings when everything was peaceful and good with the world. Oh yes I loved that house!