There are certain things that are committed to my memory, no photos to capture a moment. I'm sure you have that inner eye memory that Wordsworth spoke of. For me, I remember the Fair. It was a big deal when I was a kid. We got out of school half a day! They also gave us some free tickets, for about 10 rides I think. I don't actually have a lot of memories of being at the fair, but for some reason I can "see" the length of paper tickets. And I remember the blue hat with a big feather and my name in glitter, oh what a treasure! Long after our fairgrounds shut down, the big roller coaster still stood. It was demolished in the movie Smokey and the Bandit. Here is a picture of the roller coaster in the movie. I rode this very same coaster time and time again in my youth.
I remember getting red pencils twice a year from Coca Cola! We didn't have the cool and interesting pencils that the kids have now days. Just plain old No. 2 yellow pencils. So the red ones we got from Coke were such a treat!
Blue denim-like notebooks. We used to get creative with our pens on our notebooks. Speaking of pens, I remember when we had to write with a fountain pen. Ball Points were a few years away. Fountain pens were such fun! Now they seem so romantic!
Clothes are a big memory...Little plaid skirts with a sweater - they were Trouser style skirts with side pockets and a fly front. Also pleated plaid skirts with colored knee socks and saddle oxfords. I didn't get to start wearing pants to school until 11th grade. My mom sewed. I didn't have an original "Villager" dress, but my mom made me one. It was burnt orange and had teeny tiny pleats down the front. So cute. I can't find a picture of one, but here is a little summer jumper mom made for me. I still remember the summer we went to our favorite place camping and I had two of these to wear.
Do you enjoy remembering these kinds of things? I know this is a mishmash of memories...just kind of how my mind is working tonight. Happy Friday to you.