Sunday, October 5, 2014



My mother has written her memoirs and has been after me to write mine. I have been resisting for a while however I am creating Memory Monday to help me along. Come join me with your own memories. Each week will be a different prompt to encourage the writing of your memories. Link your memories and share them with everyone.

Our prompt is: My First Memory

My first memory goes back to when I was 4 years old. We had just moved into our house and my Dad needed cigarettes. We walked up the street to the corner store. Oh what a delight it was! There in front of me was a whole counter of penny candies. Of course Dad gave me some of his change from buying the cigarettes which I immediately spent on candy. It was so hard to choose from blackballs, marshmallow bananas, gummies and gum.

This store was to be a big part of my childhood. Unfortunately the store has been closed for many years and is now a residence. Whenever I walk by today I can smell the candy and see Mr. Hadfield being so patient with us. Many an allowance was left there.

Next Week’s Prompt: My First Home

My daughter made us a Memory Monday button that you can grab from my sidebar if you want.

Retired Not Tired Memory Monday

Please link up your posts to this continuing linky so we can watch each other’s memoirs develop over this year.  Please use the format of “PROMPT – BLOG NAME” so we can follow each week’s writing.