Tell The Truth Thursday – Innocent Years

by Sherry Riter in Tell The Truth Thursday

Tell The Truth Thursday

Welcome to “Tell The Truth Thursday” where the question that has been posted in my right side bar gets answered by me and you! Did you prepare your post and are you ready to drop your URL into the Linky so that we all can follow? Grab the thumb above linking it back to this blog posting and let’s get started…

The question this week is :

    What do you miss most about being young??

I have very fond memories of being a child…

running through the sprinkler

playing with lady bugs

riding my bicycle

sitting in church next to Gran-Gran

buttered bread for snack

lavender bedroom walls

Dad mowing

black and white television


brushing Mom’s hair

Magic Island General Store
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Each of my memories bring to mind a vivid image with a common thread of love, peace, happiness, and innocence.

The innocence of youth is not merely a saying.

It is the same feeling I have as I stand at the edge of the ocean,

feet buried in the wet sand,

waves sloshing around my ankles,

only seeing the vastness of the water and sky.

My mind begins to relax and the frivolities of a complicated adulthood slip away.

For just a while,

it is just me,





I am free

and I feel young again.

Now it is your turn to answer the Tell The Truth Thursday question. Enter the post URL that answers the question in the Linky below and have fun checking out everyone’s answers…

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kaylen August 12, 2010 at 1:59 am

I love the lavender bedroom walls one!
Eek-and B&W tv. And what about when the channels just stopped? Like totally shut down for the night and it would just show a flag waving? crazy to think about now, with the 900 channels available 24/7!

I miss frog hunting at the lake (I don't like frogs now though!) and the excitement of hearing the ice cream man coming down the block!


2 Teresha@Marlie and Me August 12, 2010 at 2:52 am

I miss climbing trees. I used to be so good at it! I tried the other day and nearly broke my bum…another painful reminder that I'm not "young"


3 Kay Richardson August 12, 2010 at 8:37 am

I miss breastfeeding.


4 Bossy Betty August 12, 2010 at 4:22 pm

Lovely list that brings back lots of memories. Perhaps I'l have butter on bread for a snack today….


5 Karen Peterson August 12, 2010 at 10:40 pm

There are so many things I miss from childhood. This is a pretty good list.


6 Anonymous August 13, 2010 at 1:16 am

Beautiful post! This is a great meme!


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