The Sunday Whirl Wordle #484

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I could tell you a few stories about my childhood,
Times when TV was a novelty, and we had to make our own fun.
Getting up on a freezing cold morning
To porridge and toast for breakfast,
Then walk the three miles to school.
No computer games, but we could
Throw a small ball against a wall,
And bounce it behind the tape to score.
Hopscotch, skipping ropes and cardboard boxes as a sled
Down grassy or snowy banks,
Building snowmen with carrot noses and black eyes of coal.
Scrabbling through a narrow gap in the hedge
Coming out the other side with grimy hands
And dirty clothes, but the best pinched apples.
Times when your Mom would hold you close
When you’re cold or frightened,
Lead the way through the dark after the candle burned out,
Making sure you want for nothing.
We never went without the important things.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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14 Responses to The Sunday Whirl Wordle #484

  1. Love this, SOOO much!! Brought back all the warm and fuzzies from my childhood 🙂 Excellent

  2. Sadje says:

    Beautiful memories

  3. murisopsis says:

    I’m glad I’m not alone in having wonderful childhood memories. Seems most people had horrific childhoods and had very few pleasant memories… This was a joy to read!

  4. Lisa says:

    Nice. It brought back old memories of sliding down the grassy hill near my house, on flattened cardboard. Also, in elementary school throwing the red playground balls against the wall (the one we could throw against!). Most of the girls played four-square. I walked to school as well, but not very far. Later I took the school bus. Like you, I had a good childhood.

    • As a young child, Mum would walk the mile to school with us (three sounded better in my tale, though my Dad walked five!!) When I was at grammar school, I had to catch a school bus as we lived more than five miles away. Those grammar school days are not happy memories, but those of my childhood definitely are.

  5. Carol anne says:

    Awe this is so beautiful Di! So touching! I can almost imagine I am there!

  6. Sara McNulty says:

    A childhood worth remembering !

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