I was an only child for over 8 years, until my little brother was born. I had, however, two cousins of my age and whenever we would get to family meetings, they would tend to bring board games. Being mostly an only child, i didn't have board games so i love it when we had those family meetings.
In a country that has not gone through war, most people have never encountered some particular types of vehicles. Living in Canada, we have mostly seen those on the news only, but when i was a kid, i did encounter one of those unexpected monsters.
Lucky for us, now, in late April, snow storms are mostly of a thing of the past, but that is just a great time to be thankful as winter can, and has been, a tough season, throughout the years. When I was young, living in Montreal, we experience what was called (at the time), the storm of the century.
When i was a kid, I lived in Montreal. I was born and raised there, and studied until i was 22, when I found a job 800 km away. Expo 67 was held in Montreal, obviously in 1967. And yes, I was old enough to remember.
When i was a kid, my Mom used to work at a car dealer. She was the one in charge of inventory, and obviously, back then, there wasn't any computerized system to keep track of all the parts in stock, those selling, and those possibly ending on the floor. Everything was done on hand written cards. Yeah, that sounds like a lot of work. It was.
How often do you think about your coccyx? This is a body part that is "used" every single day, but we rarely think about it. I guess it is just like anything else: you notice its existence when it hurts. And boy, did my coccyx ever hurt!
Many scrapbookers know about stamps as those tools that are used with ink, but i have been a philatelist, which refers to postage stamps, not those used with ink.
If you have been following this series, you might remember that we moved when i was in grade 6. Back in that time, the most common day for moving was May 1st, as leases were always from May to April. I don't know what was the reasoning behind having that date as a general day for moving but it always caused issues, especially for families with kids in school: we had to change school and environment for only 2 months!
We all hear of some old lady's trick for treating this illness or that condition. Some of those do work, while some of them are mostly urban legends that are still shared around, and passed as truth. When I was a kid, my mom worked with a lady whose son was a doctor. One day, she heard of a "new" tip to treat burns.
As you might remember, when i was young, we were not allowed to have pets in the apartment, due to the lease regulations. But i always loved animals so when we moved to a different apartment, i got a nice birthday surprise.
OK, i have to admit, i have not always been the perfect angel when i was a kid. But i am sure i am not the only one, right? We have all done a few things that were ... let's say ... not the most honest ones, even though they had little consequences in the end. That is what i did when i was taking the bus in Montreal.
My kids are now grown up, but when they were still in school, i would get a list of school supplies to get before the start of the new year. It includes everything from binders, to pencils, to some elements that were a bit more specific for that particular grade. So often, kids were expecting to get "new" supplies every September, while many of those, from the previous school year were perfectly fine.
Whatever the language you are studying in, chances are that you had some classes on grammar. I was raised in Montreal, in a francophone family, so obviously i learned French grammar. For having seen English speaking people learn French as a second language, i know that grammar is one hard part of French (in English, it is just the spelling that can be a nightmare!).
Do remember shopping for school supplies when you were a kid? Things have changed, and the school supplies list was much shorter than it is now (you would know if you have had to shop for kids too). So how was it back then?
There is a commercial on TV that states "Not everything kids do, makes sense", and i have to agree with that statement. When i was a kid, just like all the kids in the neighbourhood, we have done things that were not... making much sense. The way we entertained ourselves was among those things that could make you cringe.