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Two Tales — October Memoir Challenge — 28 Comments

  1. Those stories are precious! Kids really do say the darndest things. I’ve got a whole page on my blog where I keep track of the things my kids have said over the years, both the remarkably sweet and the funny. I know I wouldn’t remember them down the road otherwise and I’m sure they’ll get a kick out of hearing some of the things they said as kids when they are parents themselves someday.

  2. I love these two stories of yours! It’s so sweet that your mom wrote what you said on that cover. I very briefly kept a small notebook for each of my two older kids in which I jotted down things they said and did. I found the books when we were decluttering and showed it to them – they loved them, and I found myself wishing I’d stuck with it for longer than I did!

  3. Love the photos and the stories, Joy!

    One time when my now 17 year old daughter was very young.. maybe between the ages of 3 and 4, she spotted some Halloween decorations in a store and there was a fake spider web set up near the ceiling. She said to my husband, “Look! A website!” LOLOL!

  4. I love the story about not being able to reach the sun, and i like the way you end, that you’re still trying to reach the sky! Aren’t family stories wonderful? behind the telling, there’s so much love in the remembering. I think children sense that when they ask to be told them over and over. Your post reminded me of some of the stories from my childhood. I’m finding this challenge brings such happy memories. Thanks for sharing yours.

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  18. Love the playing with the sun one.

    Mom tells me that I went missing as just past a toddler-age and she got frantic. Dad looked around from his roofing job and saw I’d climbed the ladder and was toddling around on the roof with him.

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