Friday, January 9, 2004

Remember The Magic in Our Lives!

SO MUCH OF WHAT WE LEARN OF LOVE...WE LEARN AT HOME!

Remember the Times,Remember the Magic, Remember the Magic in our Lives!!!

1805 St. Charles Court....Playing dress-up...dolls...Rock School...

Old Maids...Vacation Bible School...Christmas...Micro Midget Track..

Jump Ball..I See Something...Hop Scotch...Jump Rope...Strut Miss Lizzie...

Kick The Can...Making clover chains...Putting on Plays...Red Rover...

Digging for Doddle Bugs...Roller Skating... going barefoot all summer...

5 children sharing ONE bathroom successfully...Making up songs...

Dodge Ball..I Spy..Mickey Mouse Club...Ain't No Bugger Bears Out Tonight...

Walking around and counting the number of whistles we got....Bible Drills...

Cheerleading...Twirling the baton...Beauty Pagents...Talking on the phone...

sharing a bedroon...Sneaking clothes from Betty Jean's closet...

Going on Dates...sharing clothes...sharing dreams...singing in the kitchen...

Going to Proms..Fixing our hair..putting on make-up..spinning on pot lids.

Calling boy friends for one another..Roller skating on Mrs Farmer's Hill.

Brother Williams..Berney Points Baptist Church...Bus, 3 West End..

Across the Alley Girlfriends... Football Games &Yelling until we were hoarse..

Hiding school shoes so I wouldn't have to go to school (Just Me)!....

Tossing eggs in a circle..Crying together when we lost a love...driving lessons...

Alabama Football Games...Sliding in the mud in the front yard...

Digging Fox Holes in the back Yard...Prom gowns...Wedding gowns...

Sister's Weeks....Christmas' at home...Going to Montgomery...Lemons..

Lee School..West End & Fairfield High Schools....West End Theatre.

Panama City..The Big 10...West End Lions..5 Points West..Fire Tower..

GreenSprings Park... The Church Yard...Joe's Store...Cherry Cokes...

Dwight, Jack, Tommy, Johnny Mac, Dan....

So many wonderful memories, Peggy... I will keep all of them safe for you!

I love you Today, Peggy...

Mary Louise

18 comments:

karensull12 said...

This is beautiful.

mlraminiak said...

It's good for you to think about these wonderful things. Keep them safe! Lisa :-]

beppeinpcola said...

ML,loved these memories! We were children of the wonderful '50s....we knew how to play with one another, live closely with family & neighbors, weretaught love, respect and responsibility! Our parents were nt perfect but as close to it as possible. Remember we all, without a word having to be said to us, would always get up & out of Daddy's chair if he came in to sit down, would always give him the newspaper instead of us continuing to read it, ALWAYS took off his work shoes! Love, Betty

beppeinpcola said...

(continuation)... Mother was so loving, kind & understanding. Everybody loved to talk with mother. She loved each of us differently, but te same, never showed no partiality to any of us. We were all made to feel great & wonderful about ourselves. That translated to love -- for them and to us. How blessed we were and are today!!! Love, your sis, Betty Jean

beppeinpcola said...

(once more) error in last comment -- I could not see screen when writing so sentence should have read .... and never showed ANY partiality .... The end of my comments tonight!!!!

teebje said...

Wow......really took me back! I could have written at least half of those things. We're all so different yet so much alike:)

phsss7 said...

Hi ML,
I went to Jones Valley and know the area you are talking about. I even knew Bro. Williams. My oldest brother is 5 years into his illness. There is so much of our personal history that he can not remember. When we are together I talk him about it just so I will not forget the times we had together. It is important that we not forget what made us family, it is not just blood. Thanks for sharing. I am 57 I bet we were at West End Theater together.
Call me, Sarge

slambersfour said...

Mom,
So many of your journal entries have touched my heart... I can't even imagine what it is like for you, Betty, Barbara & Johnny to be going through this with Peggy... much less Ricky, Darlene, Melodie & Brooke... but I know it is painful. I sometimes talk to you after you speak with Peggy... I hear your voice quiver on the bad days... and I hear you smiling on those rare good days. I shiver at the thought of someday doing this for Sheri or Ross... My heart aches for you.

slambersfour said...

I cherish those memories as if they were my own... So.. Peggy... not only will mom hold those memories dear for you... but I will too. My own memories... of a loving mother sharing her childhood memories of growing up in a great and loviing home with wonderful siblings... through the spoken and written word and through her videos... I will hold them dear... for all of us...
I love you... Melissa

slambersfour said...

So many times when I read your journal I just take it in... today I had to give back... I LOVE those memories you shared... you have shared them with ME over the years... and they hold a special place in my heart as well. Sometimes, through your words and stories... I feel as if I grew up on St Charles Court... right there with you.

tamikolar said...

This was a wonderful gift given to me by God, to have Grandma recognize me with joy in her voice just one last time. God bless you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

tamikolar said...

My Grandmother, who died several years ago, had dimentia. One day, I was sitting with her while she slept, (she hadn't recognized me for over 2 years) and she suddenly woke up, and recognized me, called me by name, and said how happy she was to see me like she thought she hadn't seen me in ages, although I used to visit regularly.

impcjunky said...

I only hope my sisters and brothers will kept my memories safe if I go to the other side.. Bless you for being there. Hugs Wiffie

caragrike said...

Yes, I remember them all. Some I had forgotten like Strut Miss Lizzie. Always "borrowing BJ's clothes with the skeleton key that was hidden". I smiled with everyone of them. Thanks ML. caragrike (it is prounced g r i ki) but the main one is CARA....I love you and the memories (Barbara)

caragrike said...

PS...I lost it when I read the ones from Melissa. caragrike

caragrike said...

i WILL KEEP THEM SAFE, TOO. I LOVE YOU PEGGY NOW AND ALWAYS. KEEP WRITING LOUISE. IT HELPS. Barbara

wehs1955 said...

I remember most of these things, too, Mary Louise. I've been very touched by your journal and the tenderness in your comments. My husband also has Alzheimer's and is probably in the middle stages. I am not being to him what I need to be, even though I pray for wisdom and strength. It's so hard to know what to do. Thank you for your thoughts. WEHS1955 (cw)

carolhehe said...

I bet you girls also mad daisy chains and plucked the petals of a flower while chanting He loves me He loves me not! I only wished I could have been that close to my sister. For some reason we have been so completly different in all ways that we just couldn't be close, so sad. I'm really glad you have such wonderful memories to sustain yourself with.
Carol