I have been super busy with the house building. We slept in our dream home for the first time last night. So excited. But that’s the future. This week’s topic is about the past. This one’s is from me… We all have stories from our childhood; good, bad and ridiculous. Tell us a your favorite story from when you were a kid.
- When I was a kid, I was painfully shy. Also, my brothers and sister are a bit older than me, so not really playmates. So I had an imaginary friend named Richie. Evidently having a opposite sex imaginary friend is unusual, but I had Richie. Richie had red hair and freckles. He love animals and to play on his farm. We had a great time together. I lived in a NYC suburb, so Richie’s farm was much different from the home where I grew up.
As generally happens, I got a bit older and didn’t play with Richie anymore. My father was never one to let anything alone. He was fun and one day, he asked, “What happened to Richie.”
Not wanting to disappoint her father with no answer. I replied, “Richie fell out of the hay loft and lost his splat.”
Poor Richie! But, that is how a writer was born. For the entirety of my young life, my father laughed about Richie’s demise. He loved that story, and I love sharing it with you.
Tell me your best childhood memory. You never know, I might use it in a book. 😀