Wednesday, November 14, 2007


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I borrowed my Dad's marbles to do this photo. I put the heart in the center with the key as a metaphor for being able to unlock childhood.
What makes you feel like a kid again?
Today's song, When Doves Cry by Prince
One day when my daughter was 8 years old she looked at me very seriously and asked, " Mom how long has it been since you rolled on the ground?" I laughed and said, "It's been a while." Elizabeth said, "Well, how about Now."
I said, " Sure let's go."
We went to Mom's, who lives across the street from us. And there is a big strip of land next to her house, perfect for rolling on! And we got on the ground and we rolled from one end to the other, which was about 300 yards one way, I have a very nosy neighbor and she came running outside and said, "What in the world are you all doing?"
I look up grass in my hair and say very seriously," Rolling on the ground would you like to join us?"
Her face turned red and she said," No, but you all are crazy!"
She turned around in a huff and went back in the house. Me and Elizabeth just laughed until we cried.
Have you rolled on the ground lately? You say it has been years. How about borrowing a niece or a nephew and trying it? You might find it liberating. Some things from childhood should be remembered while others discarded. Have a great day. ~Nita!~


amanda said...

Bottlecaps, the edible kind. I love 'em. They remind me of swimming pools and summer time and happy childhood.

red tin heart said...

Amanda: i always loved the little wax soda bottles filled with juicy syrup. xoxo nita

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I love the marble photo, and the story.

red tin heart said...

Susan: Thank you. It is one of my best memories. xoxo Nita

PixieDust said...

This is the most adorable post ever!!! I love the thought of you gaily laughing as you roll, roll, roll!!!


The Lord of The Rings brings happy memories of my childhood, as does "Twas The Night Before Christmas" poem... and dancing & twirling on a whim anywhere at anytime...



Nathalie Thompson said...

Aren't you the prolific photographer these days! I love this photo and your last one with the shells (looked like an artsy purse at first glance). My childhood memories? Summers spent at a Canadian friends cottage on Lake Huron and getting candy necklaces and candy buttons (you had to eat off the paper) from the local bait and grocery shop. Silly kids, we often walked BAREFOOT up the dirt and GRAVEL road to the shop. Oo, I also remember wacky pack stickers with a stick of nasty, hard-as-a-rock gum. Loved the taste of it back then!

red tin heart said...

Nathalie: Your Summers sounded divine! I would love to see the Great Lakes. A wish of mine for a long time. I loved the big wax lips and pixie sticks. Have a good day dear heart. xoxo Nita

red tin heart said...

Nathalie: Thanks for the compliments. ^-^ xoxo Nita

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Nita,

What a lovely post and a beautifully poetic picture. I am finding myself thinking of a million things that I loved to do as a little girl. Barbies, handball, laying on the floor with a new coloring book...swimming. Thank you for that calming stroll through my memories. I think I may buy a coloring book and a new box of crayons... ;)


red tin heart said...

dena: Thank you. I had a huge tub of crayons at my Grandma's house and use to lay under the coffee table and color. She had what seemed like a million coloring books. xoxo Nita

My Treasure Barn said...

I am back and need to catch up on all of your posts over the past 9 days! I love your banner! It is so nice and so you. I love When Doves Cry. Prince is one of my favorites. Thanks so much for the "Treat". How did you know I love bracelets? THis one is so me and it is comfortable and goes with many outfits. I love the little purse and I love all the papers and the clock faces you sent to me. Boy what a treat that was! Love you Nita. Hope all is going well. I will post a blog over the weekend about my trip to CA. I missed you too!

Jennifer said...

I "just" saw that you came and visited my blog (I have to get better about checking my comments or get a system in place). Sorry, sorry, sorry!!!! But, I'm so glad you came and visited because I would never have found your blog. I see that you have been awarded the Thinking Blogger Award - you definitely deserve it - your posts really move me - the tale about Mary McRainey is especially touching and haunting. You also have a way with photos and art.

I am also sorry to hear about your husband and his accident. My thoughts will be with you, him and your family as he recuperates. I can only imagine the emotional pain that you all have been through the past few months. He has a lot of courage.

Take care.

Shelley said...

Hi Dear Nita, what a sweet thought of you rolling in the grass with your dear daughter ! I love unlocking memories of my childhood and remembering as well when my own children were so very young. I do have some memories of childhood that are not as welcomed as others, and I try remembering the good ones instead. I had tea parties with my girls when they were young and that was a fun time for us. Now ,I have them with the grand daughters ! But it has been awhile. Might be time to have another one! I also enjoy coloring with the kids and have my very own Raggedy Ann coloring book ! (smile)

Thanks so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog. I do pray you, John and Elizabeth will have a very blessed Thanksgiving and Christmas !

I remember those wax soda bottles as well. Saw some in a store not to long ago ! Wish I would have brought some.


Anonymous said...

Life Savers and candied cherries. My uncle and grandpa use to bring them when we were kids! I miss them both.

red tin heart said...

Patti: love you! and i am glad you are back. glad you liked your blogger trick or treats. i can't wait to hear and see your adventures from California. xoxo Nita

Jennifer: I am delighted you came by. I love your site. Thank you for all the kind comments you have left. It has been very hard dealing with what is going on with John. I just take a minute at a time. xoxo Nita

Shelley: Thank you for all the kind ways you have. You are a special person who is touched by God. love nita

Vickie: Do you remember the Christmas book of Lifesavers? It was me and my little sister's favorite. We loved that book of lifesavers! Mom got us each one for Christmas every year. xoxo Nita

Sheri said...

oh i love all the pics you've been taking and i love the new header... hope all is well...

Amy Wagner said...

I was the same way when Nicholas wanted me to teach him how to do a somersault. I realized that we don't do fun things so often as adults just for the sake of doing it.

red tin heart said...

Sheri: Thank you! I have not felt well for a couple of weeks and my cold has gotten worse. So i have been down in the weather. xoxo nita

Amy: That is true, we don't do fun things alot because we are adults. I try to do more fun things now. xoxo Nita


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