Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Childhood Memories

1. Eating the crusts from a chocolate cream roll
2. Hockies (fried bread dough dripping with real butter)
3. working puzzles
4. playing baseball in Stephen’s tiny yard
5. My father's potato salad
6. Monopoly
7. Reading in the big maroon chair with the broken seat springs
8. The year my mother read us “A Christmas Carol”
9. Gathered around the radio with my mother and sister listening to "One Man's Family."
10. My father playing the piano – perhaps the only time he was ever really happy
11. Roller skating and longing to be able to afford shoe skates
12. Bringing home 6 books a week from the library
13. My mother sitting at the kitchen table peeling apples for apple pie.


Annie Joy said...

My favorite is the six books a week from the library. I have that memory, too -- and trying to decide which book to read first. It's a memory that developed into a practice that developed into a passion (or addiction?). I get really uneasy if I don't have some new library books each week!

Jennifer said...

I'm not sure what a chocolate cream roll is, but just on the name alone, I'm sold.

Bev Sykes said...

It's a chocolate sponge cake baked in a pan like a cookie sheet. When it's baked, you flip it out onto a towel sprinkled with powdered sugar, cut off the crusts, and role the cake up until it's cool. When it's cool, spread with whipped cream and frost with chocolate frosting.

I'm hungry now. I haven't had one since I was a kid!!

Bev Sykes said...

When it's cool, UNROLL first, then spread with whipped cream and roll back up again. It's kind like a buche de noel, actually.

Kwizgiver said...

I was a library lover as a kid, too. I remember how the librarian would always have recommendations for me.