By Carol DM
September 27, 2018 4:33pm CST
I was out looking at the honeysuckles on my vine still blooming. It took me back to my childhood for a second. We would spend hours picking the wild honeysuckle blooms. The smell was something else. They smelled delicious. I lost my Mom when I was 14, so any memory I have of her is priceless. I would always pick a special bouquet just for her. She had a vase she would always use and put them on the table. This made me feel very special. Do you have good childhood memories? Care to share? Photo ©CarolDM
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• United States Minor Outlying Islands
I just lost my Mom last year. I too feel the same way about treasured memories spent together. When I was growing up, my Mother loved to go to the movies on the weekend. She'd take me along and it would be our time together. Not so recent, is she loved seeing the Moon at night from our little backyard. We saw the Super Moon together another fond memory to hold and treasure forever.
• Marion, Ohio
A lot after I got older. As a child I was more of a daddies girl. If at all possible I was with him. Even working the hay fields. Until I became a teenager. For a few years I had a very strained relationship with him and thus my mom also. But as I got older I spent more time with my mom. And especially the last few years. Something started telling me to visit as much as possible.
That is a very sweet memory. I remember picking lilacs in the early spring, in May, and setting up a table in our living room with a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mother on it, a couple of candles and the vase of lilacs. It was a reminder, and the scent of the lilacs drew you over to it. Something I did as a pre-teen, it made my mother and Gramma happy.
• Walnut Creek, California
I enjoy my memories of playing sports with the kids from my block (back when kids still went out and played). When I teach the younguns I work with to play catch, to kick a soccer ball, etc., it brings up those memories.