Carina West - My Early Childhood

Carina West - My Early Childhood
Carina recalls her early childhood....
Continue reading
  1273 Views
  0 Comments
1273 Views
0 Comments

Alice Domagalski - The Haunting - a story from childhood

Alice Domagalski - The Haunting - a story from childhood
This is a free choice week so Alice tells a story from her childhood - the haunting...
Continue reading
  1118 Views
  0 Comments
1118 Views
0 Comments

Friday Night was Bath Night

Friday Night was Bath Night
This week's topic is Childhood Routines and Graham, like many others, chose to focus on bathtime which was usually a weekly occurence.
Continue reading
  1139 Views
  0 Comments
1139 Views
0 Comments

ON CHOOSING THE RIGHT TOOL...

         When I was a boy growing up in Somerton, Arizona, I fancied myself to be vastly more skilled in the art of athletic competition than I was, and I suffered significantly for my foolishness.      For example, I played football as a boy, and couldn't make...
Continue reading
  1107 Views
  2 Comments
1107 Views
2 Comments

Wanted: Hero. No Experience Necessary...

  WANTED: Hero.  No Experience Necessary ...      Have you ever noticed how the only rotten kids always live down the street?  I mean, YOU're kid… MY kid… they are learning, having problems, working them out.  It is all part of growing up, gaining maturity.  But the kid down the street…...
Continue reading
  1284 Views
  1 Comment
1284 Views
1 Comment

Friends and Schoolmates

Friends and Schoolmates
Growing up in the 1940's meant that your friends came from your street and you played outdoors with them. In this story Graham recalls his friebds and the games they played as children.  
Continue reading
  1053 Views
  0 Comments
1053 Views
0 Comments

My Early Childhood

My Early Childhood
Graham was born in October 1939 and here he recalls his early childhood and schooling in Adelaide, South Australia.
Continue reading
  1034 Views
  0 Comments
1034 Views
0 Comments

Early Childhood - Pre Shool Years

Helen shares her memories of her pre school years in Whyalla before the days of kindegarten..  
Continue reading
  966 Views
  0 Comments
966 Views
0 Comments

Pre School Days

Joyce talks about the years before going to school, the pre school years when there were no kindegartens or play groups....
Continue reading
  1016 Views
  0 Comments
1016 Views
0 Comments

My Extended Family

In this story Bill talks about his brothers and sisters, their education and their closeness as a family and community.  
Continue reading
  1069 Views
  0 Comments
1069 Views
0 Comments

My Preschool Years

My Preschool Years
Ruth recalls growing up in Adelaide in the 1950's, in particular her preschool years.
Continue reading
  952 Views
  0 Comments
952 Views
0 Comments

Here goes... (Part 1)

Well, it's been a while since I first signed up for this, and this will be my first story. I've been putting it off because I really only signed up for this so I could read grandpa's stories. But then I reflected on that and realized it was pretty selfish. And...
Continue reading
  1170 Views
  6 Comments
1170 Views
6 Comments

Grandpa Told Me...

My grandfather, Petillo Emmett Leatherwood, loved history because he lived it. Growing up quite literally at his knee, I lived history vicariously and learned to love it, too. He was born in 1873 on a tenant farm in Bastrop County, TX. Orphaned by the death of his father at the age...
Continue reading
  1619 Views
  2 Comments
1619 Views
2 Comments

You Can Be My Kid Any Time ...

               In my spare time I do some volunteer work as a secretary for a fairly large church organization.  There is always someone to do for, as there was one day recently.             I arrived late, and I found a little girl quietly minding her...
Continue reading
  856 Views
  1 Comment
856 Views
1 Comment

Fur

  FUR           My wife and I had wanted a little piece of farm land for years, and we ended up buying a 14 acre piece which was crowned with the biggest mistake of our marriage: a small, used double-wide mobile home.           Now, don't take offense, ye salespersons of "manufactured...
Continue reading
  1429 Views
  2 Comments
1429 Views
2 Comments

Joseph Hyrum Thiessens (1924-1938) Part 2

Joseph Hyrum Thiessens (1924-1938) Part 2
(Continued from Part 1) CLICK HERE The family moved to Bryan Avenue in 1937.  That Christmas, Joseph pumped Ruth on bicycle to town and they went Christmas shopping.  She carried the packages while he pumped them home again. When the family moved, Joseph was set back one year in school.  He...
Continue reading
  1639 Views
  1 Comment
1639 Views
1 Comment

Joseph Hyrum Thiessens (1924-1938) Part 1

Joseph Hyrum Thiessens (1924-1938) Part 1
(As told to Golden Virgil Adams Jr. by Mrs. H. Thiessens & Ruth T. Adams about 1962) It was a nice clear winter day in January.  The snow that was lying on the ground glistened as if it were manna from heaven.  This was the day a blessing from heaven was...
Continue reading
  1591 Views
  0 Comments
1591 Views
0 Comments

Childhood Christmases

Childhood Christmases
Annette recalls childhood Christmases and her 18 months in an orphanage  
Continue reading
  868 Views
  0 Comments
868 Views
0 Comments

Big News Stories 1940's to 1960's

Big News Stories 1940's to 1960's
Jill shares the memorable things of her childhood and as a young adult.  She remembers the Annual John Martins Xmas Pagaent, the Royal Adelaide Show and the first Adelaide Festival of Arts.
Continue reading
  1254 Views
  0 Comments
1254 Views
0 Comments

The Wildcat and The Chicken - a funny incident

The Wildcat and The Chicken - a funny incident
We all have funny incidents in our lives and Story Circle members were asked to recall a amusing story for their life. Alice came with one of the best...
Continue reading
  1154 Views
  0 Comments
1154 Views
0 Comments