It’s time once again for E.M. Kingston’s The Sunday Ramble. Her prompt is based upon a certain topic about which she asks five questions. We are invited to ramble on about that topic however we wish. Today’s topic is “Childhood Memories.”
I’m an old guy and my childhood memories are ancient history, but I will try as best I can to answer E.M.’s questions from my distant past.
1. What is your first good memory from your childhood?
I have this vague memory of hearing a recording my parents made of me singing “Rudolph the Red-Noses Reindeer” when I was about four years old. I remember thinking that the voice on the record didn’t sound like my voice. I also remember everyone laughing at me when they listened to the recording because, when I sang the last line, You’ll go down in history, I didn’t know what the word “history” was, so when I sang it, it came out, You’ll go down in his story.
2. Name 3 things that you loved when you were just a youngster?
- The Good Humor ice cream truck every afternoon in the summer.
- Snow days when school was canceled in the winter.
- Comic books year round.
3. What did you dislike, or even hate, when you were growing up?
I can’t think of too many things I truly disliked or hated. I didn’t like spinach. I didn’t like most medicines, and I didn’t like Frank Morris because he was a bully.
4. If you could give your younger self one piece of advice, what would you tell them?
Don’t sweat the small stuff.
5. What kind of celebrations did you enjoy when you were little, and do you still like those celebrations now that you are grown?
Birthday parties. Today? Meh.
Bonus Question: What commercial did you always wait for to come on television as a child?
I used to love car commercials, especially at the annual model year changes. And, of course, toy commercials.