memories that make you smile
March 4, 2008 11:17pm CST
I called my mom today. I wasn't able to talk to her this weekend so I decided to call her when I got back from work. She was quite happy because my aunt was there with her for a month. MY aunt lives in Brazil and it's too far for regular visits so I can really understand why my mom is so happy. I had a chance to talk to my aunt as well, and that was great. When we hang up I started thinking about the time where we were together with my aunt. She is one of those people that always have something to make you smile. I remember when we were kids, me and my cousin would have such a great time with all the things that my aunt used to do. One day we decided to play hide and seek in the house. There were always plenty of places to hide and it was always fun. This time my cousin was supposed to look for us, but we couldn't find her mom. We looked everywhere but nobody could find my aunt, not even my parents. We looked for a long time and nothing. Actually we looked for almost one hour! We were ready to give up when my cousin open the door and there she was outside, in a big white sheet, sitting on the steps and ...snoring loudly LOL She had decided to scare us dressing as a ghost - she even had a candle and matches to make it scarier, but what happened is that we took so long checking on the door outside that she fell asleep LOL From then on, whenever we thought about ghosts we could only see her sleeping on those steps with the sheet and we would start giggling. What about you, do you have any special memories of a member of the family that make you giggle even after so many years?
• United States
6 Mar 08
I grew up on a farm and we didn't have doors on our home. One year, my grandparents came to visit and all the animals in the house was quite a sight. My grandmother asked if the goats, sheep and pig are always in the house to my mother. It was priceless when my mother said yes. My grandmother said we sure live in a strange way. It was the only time I remember them visiting, but we did get doors on our house while my grandparents were visiting. We didn't get electric or running water in the house, as that would take another year.
6 Mar 08
Yes a lot of people in farms in may villages in Portugal had animals in the house too. The most common was this kind of houses that had two floors.the bottom where there was a special space for farm animals like cows, goats, pigs etc but where the kitchen and the "family room" was as well and the top floor was where the rooms were. The animals used to go around in the whole bottom floor :) Now I"m smiling at that memory/image too:)
5 Mar 08
My nephews and nieces, they're just so crazy when we get together at home. they're still kids. some of my mistakes back then. it reminds of my immaturities. my unbelievable dreams in the future. so imaginary. :) these are the things that reminds me and then would laugh out of it most of the time.
• United States
5 Mar 08
We had a lot of family reunions with all the aunts and uncles and cousins and grandparents and a couple dozen grandchildren so the gatherings were big enough that it was a good thing one of the relatives lived next to a fairgrounds--room to park all the cars and softball fields, since at any given time there were enough players for four teams. We were the poorest family in the group, though, and it used to be sort of hard to be playing with my cousins when they would bring out some new toy that I didn't have and I would sit there and try to be polite while they all played. So one Uncle noticed this and would always sneak out and buy me whatever toy the others had and slip it to me with a wink. That was pretty special. Thanks to him I could go play with the others and not be a weirdo, as it never occurred to my cousins that the reason I wasn't playing with them is I didn't have a toy. I don't know if he ever got a speeding ticket for racing to the store and back, but he must have driven awfully fast.