Saturday, January 16, 2010

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Remember When?

Hey there, it's Saturday Night, time for more Genealogy Fun!!

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible music!), is:

1) Remember when you were 12 years old? On a summer day out of school? What memory do you have of fun activities?

2) Tell us about that memory (just one - you can do more later if you want to) in a blog post, in a comment to this post, or in a comment on Facebook.

Here's mine:

Being a 12-year old in San Diego in summer time in the 1950's was just about perfect. The sky is blue, the temperature is about 75 F, the B-36 bombers are flying into Lindbergh Field, all is right with the world.

I jump on my bicycle, and pedal over to the Morley Field swimming pool in Balboa Park with my buddies (Butch, Gordon, Bob, Steve, brother Stan, Kert, probably others). It costs like 15 cents to get in. We spend the whole day having water fights, jumping off the high board, playing tag (Marco Polo was not invented then), and then laying out and getting sunburned. Girls? We don't need no girls - not yet, at least! Now, when I was 15... oops, digressed, but a nice thought!

On the way back home we stop at the drug store at the corner of 30th and Juniper Streets and buy some baseball cards with the pink (cardboard tasting) bubble gum. When we get home, we're famished and Mom has a snack ready for us - strawberries and raspberries and grapes.

I've paid a high price for the sunburns of course - I have spots on my head and face and arms that are pre-cancerous and probably a direct result of these swimming pool days and the beach days that came later in my life.


GrannyPam said...

Hi, Randy, great idea as usual. Mine is here:

Mel said...

Here's mine, Randy:

Taneya said...

wonderful topic! here's mine -

Tracy said...

Another great idea. Here is my post.