Here are all my posts, in order, for the October Memoir and Backstory Challenge hosted by Jane Anne McLachlan. Did you miss any?
Baby Speed Eater. Early evidence that I would become an overeater and book blogger.
Two Tales. Funny stories my mother told about me when I was two.
Curls. Early life with curly hair.
Most Magical Christmas. The year Santa Claus arrived at Grandma’s house.
Kindergarten. Public school kindergarten.
Places. All the family houses (five before I turned 7).
Mental Health in 1969. My mother’s hospitalization for shock treatments.
The Boxcar Children. Favorite chapter books in third grade.
The Little House Books. More favorite books.
Too Thin. A brief flirtation with undereating.
Four Square. A twist on a favorite game with neighborhood rules.
Curls: Take Two. The awkwardness of curly hair in the mid-70s combined with the awkardness of Junior High.
Scouting. Remembering the Girl Scout uniforms.
Schools. All the schools I went to in Louisiana, Missouri, with photos from this month.
Sophomore Year. A silly, but fun, age.
1979 Book Review. A book review, pulled from my journal at age 16, of The Shepherd of the Hills by Harold Bell Wright.
Library Assistant. My first library job.
College Food. A plea for hot green beans.
Dear Santa. A letter to Santa — written when I was 19 and away at college.
The Muny. My best college job.
College Graduate. Concerns about marriage and career drawn from a journal I kept for a class during my last semester.
First Job. Full-time work in the computer industry with early graphics.
Cancer. A year of wigs and chemotherapy.
Book Review: The New Diary. A relationship with my journal that lasted much longer than my first marriage.
Master of Liberal Arts. What I did when world travel didn’t turn out to be viable for me.
I’ll post some thoughts and reflections later this afternoon or tomorrow. Was this as much fun for you to read as it was for me to write?