Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Time Machine
Today I was looking at old pictures.

Pictures of me as a baby, sitting at my mother's feet in the moist spring grass at Eastertime, wearing a white bonnet,

Me as a pre-teen, dreaming of being a majorette, posing with my grandmother's collie on the banks of the Alabama River in Mobile,

A shot of my baby sister hugging her new Pooh Bear in front of the Christmas tree. She never went anywhere without that bear.

Me in my new Hardy Boy's satin jacket with the picture of Shaun Cassidy and palm trees.

Pre-teen me in my Bee Gee's silk screen t-shirt.

Riding my red skateboard with my flare jeans in 1979.

Me as a toddler, opening up a tea set with little plastic dishes under the Christmas tree in 1970. Plastic icicles hang down from the cedar Christmas tree that Daddy cut down in the woods. I can remember how those decorations felt in my hands.

4 year-old me in front of the playhouse that my granddaddy built. It had electricity and windows and everything. Now it is sitting in my parent's yard, rotting and covered with a tarp.

A shot of me and my baby sister at Disney World in 1972, a year after it opened, sitting in a Tomorrowland minus Space Mountain.

I could go on and on. Memories have flooded over me and made me remember how I used to be, what I felt and how innocent I really was. Sometimes I forget who I once was. They remind me.

Pictures hold memories. You look at them and the memories are freed and assail your mind with images of before. Pictures are a glimpse into the past.
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I'm just a mom of two, a crafter of jewelry, and to keep my sanity among the Yankees (kidding)I write southern-themed poetry, short stories and memoirs. I have been published on the web on sites such as USA Deep South, Southern Humorists, Muscadine Lines - A Southern Journal, Mosaic Minds and Long Story Short. I am also a contributor in Dew on the Kudzu and Weight-Loss where I write dieting humor.

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