Sunday, February 21, 2010

Memories…

As I hear a song on the radio or flip through the channels on the television or even eat a certain food, I am taken back to a childhood {or not a childhood} memory.  It’s funny sometimes how things trigger our memories.

A few recent ones….

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Donut Sticks.  These bring me back to sitting at the table with my mother and Mammie {my mothers mother} eating donut sticks and talking about my mothers child hood memories.  I will never forget the way that I was sitting in the chair and the neon orange friendship bracelet that was on my wrist.

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Are You Being Served?  I honestly can not even watch this show.  I used to sit in the living room with mother and daddy and watch whatever they were watching as I was growing up…they LOVED PBS and this show.  I despised it.  To this day I can’t watch it because it makes me miss mother so much.

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Pet Cemetery Two and Doritos {Ranch}  My niece Amanda and I watched this movie while eating this flavor Doritos when we were younger.  We were watching when the scene of the rabbits hanging {after they had been hunting} and we had to stop eating because we swore that the Doritos started tasting like chicken!  It was one of those moments where when I now eat these chips or watch this movie I am brought back.

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Ghostbusters II  There’s something strange in the neighborhood…who ya gonna call?  Ghostbusters!  I was OBSESSED with this movie.  I remember watching it repeatedly after renting it from Hollywood Video.  I had a total thing for Bill Murray!

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So I Married An Axe Murder  Not only did Amanda and I watch Pet Cemetery 2, far too many times…we also watched this movie far more times than I can count.  We still can laugh about “Heed”!  I was just talking to Zack about this movie last night.

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These were the first two cds I ever received.  I got them one year for either Christmas or my birthday, along with my first cd player.  I wore these cds out!

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I will never forget seeing this movie in the theaters a few times.  Once with my best friend, Sherri.  We actually stood up for the credits and sang the infamous, My Heart Will Go On.

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Banana Boat Sunscreen….the smell of this sunscreen brings back all the beach memories that I have with my parents and family when I was growing up.  This is the only sunscreen that we have ever purchased.  And I only purchase this kind today for my little family as well.

It’s funny how things bring back memories, I could go on and on, but these are some that are near and dear to my heart that I thought that I would share. 

What are some things that bring back memories?

4 comments:

Sherri said...

When I saw that you had So I Married an Axe Murderer on here,I can not believe you forgot about watching it with me too! Remember,I was spending the night and we were in the bed and I was talking about how it all began with Wade,ha ha!!
Also,Titanic...I remember seeing it with you but I had forgotten all about singing along at the end...you know,I still do stuff like that:)
Let me think,I'm sure I can come up with some more memories.Remember Mrs.Doubtfire and getting the hose?or I gotta dollar?

Amanda said...

Ahaha I loved the throwbacks! And seriously...I think of Pet Cemetary to this day...every single time I eat Cool Ranch Doritos!

Kelli said...

Donut sticks...CLASSIC and I loved 90210...never missed and episode.

Mary Lynne said...

I can not hear Salt n Peppa w/out thinking of you :D namely "Shoop" and "What a Man" you once wrote me a note with ALL of the lyrics to Shoop in it :D