Childhood memories of my own

@JudyEv (100753)
Bunbury, Australia
December 5, 2017 6:44am CST
Shubhu (@shubhu3) wrote a post about childhood memories. You can catch up here: http://www.mylot.com/post/3133573/childhood-memories. An old photo came to mind when I read Shubhu’s discussion. I grew up on a farm and loved every minutes of it. Here, I’ve been pushed over in the hay and had it thrown over me. I still remember that the crop that year was particularly tall. This was considered good as it meant the teeth of the harvester comb could be set a bit higher and hopefully wouldn’t run into stumps and stones which might have been laying on the ground and which could damage the comb and put an end to harvesting until repairs were made. In the off-season, my father and brother would often go out picking stumps and/or stones to try to make the paddocks smoother for following years. Some years later, shorter crops were preferred as they were less likely to be blown over by strong winds.
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@andriaperry (33052)
• Anniston, Alabama
5 Dec
I love this photo!
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@JudyEv (100753)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Dec
Thanks. It does bring back happy memories.
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@Ganma7 (2009)
5 Dec
@JudyEv good happy for you
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@JudyEv (100753)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
@Ganma7 Thank you.
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@MALUSE (32759)
• Denmark
5 Dec
Hay smells so good!
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@JudyEv (100753)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Dec
It does doesn't it? Especially when it is first cut.
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@MALUSE (32759)
• Denmark
5 Dec
@JudyEv When it's freshly cut, it's still grass, I'd say. Another wonderful smell. I was thinking of dry hay, though, which also smells so good. What about freshly baked bread or sawed wood? Hmmm!
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@JudyEv (100753)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
@MALUSE And leather. We stood outside a harness shop in France. It was closed but you could smell the leather from outside. Wood is good too. I love it when we need to make something out of wood.
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@Kandae11 (26926)
5 Dec
You look very happy in the hay.
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@JudyEv (100753)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Dec
I think I have my eyes shut but never mind.
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@vandana7 (57490)
• India
5 Dec
I am amazed somebody took her picture ..her mother would be screaming come back inside the home, your hair and clothes will get dirty and there are snakes...
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@JudyEv (100753)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
@vandana7 Mum was out there too. We'd taken tea and scones up to the men for afternoon tea. And hay is very clean - itchy maybe but not at all dirty.
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@moffittjc (35679)
• Gainesville, Florida
6 Dec
I used to love playing in the hay when I was a child! And the smell of fresh cut hay still brings back many wonderful memories of my childhood!
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@JudyEv (100753)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
It has a smell all its own, hasn't it?
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@moffittjc (35679)
• Gainesville, Florida
7 Dec
@JudyEv It sure does! And luckily, I am not allergic to hay! I feel sorry for all those people that have allergies, because they can't ever enjoy rolling around and playing in the hay!
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@JudyEv (100753)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Dec
@moffittjc They had a novelty event in Ireland and part of it was a 'roll in the hay'. Each couple were tied together by the wrists with a length of rope then had to negotiate several farm-type obstacles - climbing a gate, rolling a bale of hay, pushing the girl in a wheel barrow and finally rolling in the hay. It was pretty funny to watch.
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@amadeo (47916)
• United States
5 Dec
yes hay smell very good.It has a nice aroma to it.
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@JudyEv (100753)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
I love the smell of hay - and newly mown grass is good too.
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@amadeo (47916)
• United States
6 Dec
@JudyEv oh!yes grass I like.some people are allergic to this.Maybe it is me.
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@JudyEv (100753)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Dec
@amadeo I would hate to be allergic to grass.
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@allknowing (55743)
• India
6 Dec
You have not changed one bit - your lifestyle I mean
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@JudyEv (100753)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
Except if I found myself in a similar position today, someone would have to help me up!
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@allknowing (55743)
• India
6 Dec
@JudyEv That goes for me as well (lol)
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@shubhu3 (13572)
• New Delhi, India
5 Dec
I am glad I made you nostalgic as well. The picture and the memories attached are really unique and beautiful. You look really cute and lively.
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@JudyEv (100753)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
I can still remember that day and it would have been in the early 1950s.
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@shubhu3 (13572)
• New Delhi, India
6 Dec
@JudyEv Wow. Simply beautiful.
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@BelleStarr (32007)
• Portland, Connecticut
5 Dec
I use to visit my Aunt and Uncle on the family farm every summer and jumping in the hay, laying in the hay and hiding in the hay were all favored pastimes.
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@JudyEv (100753)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
Haystacks were great fun. I always tried to get my Dad to make a cubby for me from hay-bales.
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@BelleStarr (32007)
• Portland, Connecticut
6 Dec
@JudyEv We jumped in the hay mostly in the barn but we went out in the wagon when they were haying.
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@FayeHazel (11668)
• United States
5 Dec
That is a fantastic photo -- and a sweet story to go with it, too.
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@JudyEv (100753)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
It's nice having a scanner so we can resurrect and share these old photos.
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@FayeHazel (11668)
• United States
6 Dec
@JudyEv they're great!
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@Ganma7 (2009)
5 Dec
I love your photo and reading about your childhood
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@JudyEv (100753)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed the post.
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@Ganma7 (2009)
6 Dec
@JudyEv I did very much
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@aureliah (3885)
5 Dec
You had such a nice and interesting childhood. Beautiful memories.
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@JudyEv (100753)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Dec
Thank you. It's nice that we have photographs to look back on.
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@aureliah (3885)
8 Dec
@JudyEv Yeah and we can also refer to when we are older
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@peachpurple (11034)
• Malaysia
5 Dec
Wow, you had a farmer type of childhood days, mine was worst
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@JudyEv (100753)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Dec
Did you grow up in a town?
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@peachpurple (11034)
• Malaysia
7 Dec
@JudyEv yes, a town mouse I am
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@Happy2BeMe (70166)
• Canada
5 Dec
What an adorable picture and great memories!
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@JudyEv (100753)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Dec
Thanks. I was lucky to have the childhood I did although I think I ended up a bit short on social skills.
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@Happy2BeMe (70166)
• Canada
5 Dec
@JudyEv my childhood was the same way.
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@tzwrites (3809)
• Romania
6 Dec
It must have been fun to play around in the hay as children. Good thing you have photos!
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@JudyEv (100753)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
Far fewer photos were taken when it was all film.
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• Philippines
6 Dec
You look really cute when you were young and it seems like you look very happy too! =)
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@JudyEv (100753)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
I can still remember that day and yes, I was happy.
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@teamfreak16 (36491)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
6 Dec
That's got to have been quite an experience. I've really never been near a farm.
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@JudyEv (100753)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
I really loved our farm. Unfortunately at those times girls didn't inherit farms however much they might have liked to.
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• United States
5 Dec
You look so happy.
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@JudyEv (100753)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
I guess everyone was making a bit of a fuss of me and most children enjoy that.
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@Corbin5 (81577)
• United States
5 Dec
You grew up in a wonderful environment! Love that photo! Such a happy little girl in that photo!
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@JudyEv (100753)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
It was a great life for a child really.
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@sjvg1976 (14592)
• Delhi, India
5 Dec
This seems to be a very old pic. Which year?
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@JudyEv (100753)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
Probably about 1951 or 2. It is good having a scanner so we can preserve these old photos.
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@valmnz (13155)
• New Zealand
5 Dec
What a priceless photo Judy. Oh how times have changed . I belong to a memoir writing group and we share so many stories of our childhood
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@JudyEv (100753)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
It's great being able to scan these old photos and share them so easily.
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