Friendship Friday – Childhood Memories

Friendship Friday

Question Of The Week
Last week, we celebrated Motherhood.
This week, let’s celebrate Childhood by
Sharing a Childhood Memory!

Here are a few quotes to get your creative juices flowing.

Food For Thought

Childhood is the most beautiful of all life’s seasons.
Author Unknown

Childhood is a promise that is never kept.
Ken Hill

If you carry your childhood with you,
You never become older.
Tom Stoppard

It is never too late to have a happy childhood.
Tom Robbins

Childhood is a short season.
Helen Hayes

What we remember from childhood
We remember forever –
Permanent ghosts,
Stamped, inked, imprinted,
Eternally seen.
Cynthia Ozick

Childhood is that wonderful time of life
When all you need to do to lose weight
Is take a bath.
Author Unknown

What memories come to mind?
Have fun walking down memory lane and
Sharing your memories!

Friend Of The Week
As Snug As A Bug In A Rug

As Snug As A Bug In A Rug

As Snug As A Bug In A Rug is an Australian blogger
Who loves to knit and is currently “knitting a square a day”!
She will be celebrating her first Mother’s Day this year and
Wrote quite a thought-provoking Friendship Friday post.
Be sure to visit this week’s Featured Blogger
And give her some love –
I know she would appreciate your follows!

Friendship Friday #18 – Week Of May 11, 2012

Friendship Friday
Welcome to Friendship Friday – a week-long opportunity to:

  • Foster friendships with other bloggers!
  • Share what’s unique about yourself and your blog!
  • Grow your blog and social media networks!

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1) Each week, I’ll post a question that’s designed to help you get to know one another a little better. To participate, simply create a Friendship Friday post that includes the Friendship Friday blog hop button and/or a link back to this post – then add your permalink to the party!

You can also participate by adding the Friendship Friday button to your sidebar and answering the Question of the Week in the comments!

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The party will be open all week so that you have plenty of time to post, link and mingle! Have fun making friends and be sure to join me next week for Inspire Me Monday and Wordless Wednesday!

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46 Responses to “Friendship Friday – Childhood Memories”

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  1. Thanks for hosting! I am a new follower on Google. My best childhood memory is growing up with 6 boy cousins and spending the weekends at our family river. I really had a blessed childhood. What’s yours?

    Follow back!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Welcome Julie! Last night I was thinking about my first visit to the ocean. I was 9 years old and I saw the Atlantic Ocean for the first time. I remember learning to jump in the waves and what a wonderful feeling that was! I have loved the beach and the ocean ever since and wish I got to visit it more!

  2. Evelyn says:

    Humm?? A childhood memory? I remember that my Dad used to call me “Big Deal”. Lol I am not sure why, he never had any sons but he was so very happy to have his daughters. I love to think of this but until now I had forgotten. I like to think I was a Big Deal to him because he was always A Very Big Deal to me:)

  3. Meryl says:

    Thanks for hosting. Have a great weekend and happy Mother’s Day.

  4. Janice says:

    Ya ….um… going to past on this weeks childhood memories was really rough so will see ya all next week. But look forward to reading everyone else’s :))

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Sorry that this is a tough topic for you Janice. I understand completely! I hope you have a great weekend & I hope you’ll join us next week! 🙂

  5. I have some great memories of going to the State Fair. My hair is long and straight and when I was a kid I could sit on it. Every year we went I would go to the crazy hair booth and have them spray color my hair and put it up in a big cone. That had to tease it to get it to stay and it took forever to get out! I would leave it in for a couple days to savor it and make it worth the effort to brush it out 🙂 Sometimes if we went on a weekend my mom would even let me wear it to school on Monday!

  6. self sagacity
    Twitter: selfsagacity

    We used to play hopscotch in front of our house. Those were the best times. No worries in the world, I don’t know when I started worrying so much.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I loved playing hopscotch! We had three designs at school where we could play during our lunchtime. Thanks for bringing back a great memory! 🙂

  7. Michelle
    Twitter: Divatude

    What a wonderful trip down memory lane! Have a fantastic weekend everyone :0)

  8. Sandie lee says:

    I remember picking blueberries with my Mom, looking for animal foot prints in the snow and spending long, lazy summer days with my collie, Laddy.

    Sandie =)

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I remember going camping one summer with a friend from school. We picked blueberries – it was so much harder than I thought! Or, perhaps, it was just the hot humid day that made it so. Hope you have a wonderful weekend Sandie Lee! 🙂

  9. Kelly says:

    Thanks for hosting once again!
    I have lots of fun childhood memories of making mud pies with my Mom, riding horses on my Grandpa’s farm, so many to choose from.

    Hope everyone has a blessed Mother’s Day as well! Have a great weekend!!

  10. I try not to dig around in my childhood memories because most of that is not pleasant, but I’ll say a good memory was realizing that throughout it all, when I look back, I saw God’s hand protecting me.

    Happy Friday!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I’m sorry to hear that. I know that not all of us have had pleasant childhoods – but I know that even in the midst of painful circumstances, we can often find at least one good thing to focus on if we choose to… thank you for finding a good memory to share with us! 🙂

      Have a blessed Mother’s Day weekend!

  11. Brenda Youngerman says:

    You know… this was not a great subject for me either… but I wrote and linked up….
    BTW where’s your answers???
    Have a great weekend!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Brenda

      The day was so crazy, and at the last moment, after writing up one post (with my answer) – I changed topics (!) – so I did not have time to insert my answers into it AND get it out on time – but I did include a response earlier in the comments.

      I’ll share another memory though for you… I remember falling in love with animals as a little girl! I have loved animals as long as I can remember and in particular, I have always been smitten with kittens! I think, in a different life, I could be an animal whisperer… they have always been a source of joy for me! 🙂

  12. Meanie says:

    OK, so I didn’t post directly on my childhood memories, but I did post about something that I remember from my childhood about my grandparents. I know it will fit in nicely with this week’s theme!! Happy Friendship Friday!!!!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Awesome… it’s ok for everyone to get creative with their posts… the topic is really meant as a jumping off point… look forward to reading your post! 🙂

  13. One of my favorite memories was out on my dad’s boat fishing – and since I was only 4 years old he rigged a broom handle with a length of fishing line and a safety pin as a hook (you know, so in case I accidentally threw it in the lake it wouldn’t be a big deal). 🙂 Of the two of us, I was the ONLY one who caught a fish that day! In fact, I remember being scared of it flopping around in the bottom of the boat after my dad helped me bring it in, so he stomped on it with his big work boots…and when we got home he had me hold it good side out while my mom took a picture. Wish I had that picture! 🙂

    Aloha Friday: Skype-in on Mother’s Day

  14. Nicole says:

    I’m joining in the fun– thanks for hosting. If you find yourself with a minute to spare I’d love it if you’d visit me at We’re riding the wave of life, one teensy tinsy adventure at a time and it’d be so sweet to see ya there.


  15. Yona says:

    I really like the quote you shared:

    “What we remember from childhood
    We remember forever –
    Permanent ghosts,
    Stamped, inked, imprinted,
    Eternally seen.”
    Cynthia Ozick

    I wrote about some of the childhood memories that I have – the first ones that popped into my head. It was funny that this was the topic for today because a scent triggered a childhood memory just this morning for me.

    Have a great weekend!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Isn’t it funny how something as sublime as a scent can trigger a childhood memory?
      Have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to stopping by! 🙂

  16. Hi There, I haven’t been here to link up in a while but I subscribe via e-mail and the topic grabbed me right away. I just wrote my post “in time”. Thanks for the link up. I’m following you in a few places but I didn’t have you on Google so I’ve got you there too.

  17. Dawn
    Twitter: breathoffaith

    I remember standing up in my Dad’s convertible and looking adorable in my sunglasses…now I want to find that photo!

  18. I have so many fond memories from my childhood of my family getting together every weekend and swimming and dancing all weekend long. I feel fortunate to have such close ties to my extended family.

  19. I have trouble remembering so long ago! I do have fond memories of visits with grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. We had to travel a long way to see them, so it was a special treat when we did. Have a lovely weekend!

  20. Donna says:

    Thanks for hosting. I am a new follower on Pinterest. I am looking forward to meeting everyone. Sounds like fun.

  21. DM Yates says:

    I absolutely love the first childhood quote. It’s just so beautiful

  22. Joyce says:

    One memory I recall while scary at the time, was when my bother and saw a centipede in our room. To two little kids that thing looked huge, I remember both of us standing on a child size slipper clinging to each other. Currently I follow you on Pintrest and G+, thanks for hosting.

  23. amy says:

    I LOVE these quotes! And what a great idea for a question of the week! I’ve been thinking more and more about my childhood lately because my children have been asking me to tell them stories from when I was a little girl. Great memories and love sharing them with my children. Gotta love anything that gives you a warm fuzzy feeling these days. Thanks for sharing and for linking up with NOBH! Smiles –


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