Tag Archives: childhood memories

The most disappointing Christmas gift I ever received.

Originally posted on January 21, 2016 Christmas, 1966.   For months I’d been begging my parents to buy me the hottest new toy the commercials were telling me I just had to have: a walking, barking dog called Penny the … Continue reading

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The little books.

Originally posted on August 30, 2015 I remembered something today. Little by little my mind is pulling up ancient memories from dark and forgotten corners as I move further along in my recovery. This one almost knocked me over. For … Continue reading

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The mystery ship.

Credit: Unknown photographer.  This haunting photo is very similar the way the old battleship appeared to me as a child. I have a vivid memory of myself as a mosquito-bitten, golden-tanned and skinny little girl of seven and eight years … Continue reading

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What am I running from?

I haven’t posted anything about my therapy on this blog for a long time.   The truth is that lately I’ve been losing interest in my therapy and haven’t even been wanting to go.   Since my sessions are never … Continue reading

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“I have no childhood memories because my N-mom threw out my ‘garbage’.”

Recently I read that looking at photos of our childhoods can help us heal.   It can hurt to see how lost we looked or watch the real body language of yourself and other family members in reaction to you, … Continue reading

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Surrounded by beauty.

I went back to the beach this morning (I finally got up early), and the tide was the lowest I’ve seen it, and it was still going out. Sandbars stretched pretty far into what was covered over by water the … Continue reading

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My nostalgia obsession: standing in for my lost past.

I’m a nostalgia junkie.  I’m nostalgic about the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s.  I can’t decide what my favorite decade of those four is.  They were all pretty awesome in their own ways.   Hell, I think I’m even beginning … Continue reading

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Monday Melody #2: Whiter Shade of Pale (Procol Harum)

While watching the video for this week’s Monday Melody, “All the Young Dudes,” Youtube directed me to this song (which in some ways is very similar, at least in sound). I played it of course, and couldn’t get it out … Continue reading

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