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Then there came a day

I keep having these random childhood memories pop into my head. Not that I mind; I just feel the need to get them out.


Going to see an animated movie called Fantastic Planet. I would've been 4 years old.

Walking down the street after the movie, window shopping. This was when we lived in Washington DC. In my memory, it was the same day that we bought a twin mattress set for me. The ticking was this crazy pattern of muted blue and green flowers, with maybe a little yellow. Very 70s, it always reminded me of that movie.


My parents would sometimes take us to dinner at a friend's house. I remember lying on the sofa, pretending to be asleep so they wouldn't worry about getting me to bed and would continue talking so I could listen. I remember them saying they knew I was pretending. Then I remember waking up when it was finally time to go and being mad that I'd missed the conversation.


When we lived in DC, my parents had a friend named Janice. She had cats - lots and lots of them. My favorite was a Persian named Sasha. They told me not to bother her while she was eating, but I couldn't resist and she scratched me. I didn't tell anyone about it because I knew I wasn't supposed to be bothering her. I thought she was the most beautiful cat I'd ever seen.

Janice had lots of kittens too. She showed me an old dresser drawer where she had them all lined up in a row and covered in a light blanket so they could sleep. I dreamed about that for years. Those little puffs of fur! I wanted to gather them all up into my arms for a big hug.


Playing in the yard. I was probably 4. A man walked by and, ever friendly, I started talking to him. He kept walking, so I let myself out of the gate and started skipping happily down the street with him. My mom saw me from the window and yelled at me to come back inside the gate.

My beloved squishy Alice Bear. Brown and white, constantly dragging her behind me. Me wearing a dress my grandmother made out of fabric she'd also used for a quilt that I think my brother still has. Sitting on the steps, pigeon-toed and with said bear; I have a picture around here somewhere...


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Wow! That movie is weird! Really weird, especially for a four year old! Yipes!

I love your random childhood memories. Your way of writing always brings me right in and I feel like I'm there with you. I would love to see the photo of you and Alice Bear!

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Kristi aka FiberFool

How fun to get a glimpse of memories!

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I love the image of the little kittens all lined up in a drawer, tucked in for sleeping. So adorable.


I like the random memories and the images they conjure up. Thank you for sharing them.


Just ordered the Fantastic Planet from Netflix.

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