Sunday, August 26, 2012

When I Was Five

When I was five . . .

When I was five,
I had a pixie hair cut
I rode in a car all across the country with my Mom and Aunt Lucie – we drove from Washington, D. C., where we lived then, to Arizona, where Aunt Lucie was going to live.
And I got to see the Grand Canyon!

When I was five,
Mrs. Story was my Kindergarten teacher.  I liked her very much.

When I was five, we lived in an apartment on a street that didn’t even have a name –
only a letter!  It was called Q Street.

When I was five, John F. Kennedy was elected President of the United States.

When I was five, one of the popular songs was ‘The Twist’, about doing a dance called the twist, where you twisted your body side to side.  It was a very fun dance, but we looked pretty strange doing it.

When I was five, the telephone had party lines, where several families shared the same phone line, so when you picked up to make a call, you might hear someone else already talking.
When I was five, both my mom and my dad already wore eyeglasses.

When I was five, one of my favorite toys was a doll named Chatty Cathy - you would pull a string on the back of her neck and she would talk.

When I was five, television shows were in black and white.  My favorite tv show was Bonanza.   It was about a family of cowboys.  Lots of tv shows when I was five were about cowboys.

When I was five, I didn’t like sports very much, but most people liked baseball the best.

When I was five, a gallon of gasoline for the car cost 25 cents a gallon.

When I was five, I didn’t even know a boy named Rowen who would be my grandson.

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