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If You Could Be A Little Girl Again... Just For A Month... Would You ?

Every once in awhile I wonder.  What would life be like if I could be a little girl again ?  Would the world be peaceful ?  Would life be closer to "normal"... whatever that means ?

Everyone has fantasies.  Everyone occasionally dreams of escaping, of doing something to some way create a world of peace, of carefree times, or perhaps of days gone by.

                                                  

So... I ask this question.  If you had the power to go back in time... in some cases wayyyy back in time, and be a little girl again... Would You ?

What would your life be like ?  Would you simply re-visit your little girl-hood the way it was when you originally lived it ?  Or... would you re-create your little girl-hood into a girlhood you would choose for your self... making some changes... making it a "brand new" little girl-hood ? 

Talk to me... tell me your story.  Make it as short or as long as you wish.  If YOU could be a LITTLE GIRL again... either the little girl you were... or the little girl you'd now create... just for a month... would you ?

Comment balloon 56 commentsKaren Anne Stone • February 16 2008 02:43AM

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What a cool, take you back, fun.... hang out and remenish post.   I love it.  I am so tired I will sleep on this one and maybe get a great dream out of it... thank you. :o)

Posted by Katrina Madewell, Tampa FL Homes for sale | Tampa Bay - (813) 777-1196 (Charles Rutenberg Rlty- More than 5,000 agents(813) 777-1196) almost 11 years ago
Karen, the little girl never left me.  Sometimes I can still even see her in the mirror.  Loved your post :-)  You have me thinking now, and a little bit later I will log back on and try to answer your question.
Posted by Kris Wales, Real Estate Blog & Homes for Sale search site, Macomb County MI (Keller Williams Realty - Lakeside Market Center) almost 11 years ago
Hmmmm interesting question.  I had a difficult childhood so I don't know if I would want to relive it. I wish I had more fun as a kid.  But I had an undiagnosed LD and that created a lot of problems for me. I compensated well and was an honors student, during HS but it was WORK. The LD was finally diagnosed in college - the diagnosis helped me to compensate as I understood better what was going on. But until then I really didn't understand why my learning style was so slow.  I also wasn't all that healthy and had several surgeries very early on - one had a lot of complications. Had a couple of infections that were also probably touch and go.   So perhaps I was a bit shell-shocked - but it sort of took the FUN out of the early years. If I could go back and not relive the stuff that was really difficult, it might be fun though.
Posted by Ruthmarie Hicks (Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605) almost 11 years ago
I live it everyday in my children. Its so much fun to listen to them talk and how their problems seem so minimal and then I remember----to them they're just as big as me worrying about making the house note next month. I don't know that I want to go back and be a little girl, I think I'll just sit back and live it again thru them.
Posted by Candice Joyner (RE/MAX RIGHT WAY) almost 11 years ago
Karen a group of friends challenged each other to write a letter to our child self. It was enlightening. I spoke to my 11 year old self and found she was pretty smart and very happy. So, no I would not go back again to that phase in life. But my twenties, hmmm? Looking back 20 years, she needs a good talking to!! 8-)
Posted by Tara Colquitt, Credit Counselor (Tara Colquitt, The Credit Woman, LLC) almost 11 years ago
I would definitely go back and relive my Little Girl self -- but maybe not for an entire month!  A day or two would be fun, though.  I grew up on a block that was full of kids of all ages, and there was always someone to play with, or get in trouble with, depending on your point of view.  I think the best part of going back, though, would be having the chance to snuggle up with my grandmother again.  She lived with us and was a big part of my life, until she passed away when I was 15.  But when I was little, I loved sitting on her lap and listening to the stories she told me.
Posted by Jeannie Kontis almost 11 years ago

I would definitely revisit my childhood - growing up on an 800-acre church camp in East Texas with the parents I had, it was pretty much perfect!  Didn't, of course, prepare me for the Real World at all, but it was a childhood I'd wish for anyone, and I'd revisit it gladly.

Adolescence, not so much - but would any of us? ;-)

 

Posted by Tricia Jumonville, Texas REALTOR , Agent With Horse Sense (Bradfield Properties) almost 11 years ago

Oh, to be a little boy again. I'm not sure I would have changed a thing! Playing baseball, frog and snake hunting on a Saturday afternoon. There was nothing like it and you just don't have the pleasure anymore as an adult. I try to do it with my son, but for some reason it just isn't the same.

Maybe because it hurts now to go down to the ground and try to stand back up. I might have been nicer to that one girl who became "HOT" in high school - lol

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) almost 11 years ago

I would go back to being 5 or 6 yrs old and do these things:

  • Laugh harder while dancing on the tops of my grandfather's feet to the Tennessee Waltz
  • Hug my dad harder and longer when he came back from business trips
  • Not cry when I put on my mom's lipstick and got it all the way to my hairline
  • Forgive AnnMarie for being such a brat and breaking my skates
  • Sneak down to the reservoir just one more time to splash my feet in the cold water
  • Put my bike away so it didn't rust
  • Lay on that pink satin bedspread and read another Nancy Drew story
  • Learn how to play Flight of the Bumblebee the right way!
  • Stop chasing those cows on the farm during the summer - they are SO messy
  • Make sure that grandma, grandpa, mom and dad knew just how much I love them
Life was so much simpler.  So many things taken for granted.  But I wouldn't have missed those years for anything. 
Posted by Carol Smith (Casmi Photography) almost 11 years ago

My daughter (sobbing) told me, "I'm a kid this is supposed to be the best time of my life."  (Her hormones are kicking in & she's not a fan).

My response:  "Who told you that nonsense?  Being a kid is very hard.  You're learning EVERYTHING.  Ask most people if they'd go back & they'd say H no!" (of course my response is assuming you'd have to go through puberty again if you went back).

But that said, if I went back and was able to keep what I know now, it wouldn't be so bad.  Would hate to have to do all that learning all over again!  : )  For a month, as a child, if I got to come back to "grown up" and skip the teen years... maybe.  It would be great to play with my grandpa again.

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Posted by Chris Fisher (Your Virtual Assistant) almost 11 years ago
Nah, too many hormones that had to dealt with.  How funny I just wrote that then looked up at Chris's post where she said her hormones are kicking in.
Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) almost 11 years ago
Hi Katrina:  Go take a nap, get some sleep, dream some dreams, and come back and tell us your very own little girls story.  :)
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 11 years ago
Hi Kris:  I'm so glad your little girl is still with you... and that she never left.  Go daydream a bit, and come back and share that girl in the mirror with us.  Take care...
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 11 years ago

Hi Ruthmarie:  I know what you mean.  My first little girlhood wasn't quite what I would go back and make it into, either.  An honors student... wonderful.  It appears it has served you fairly well.  Yeah, I guess all that surgery stuff could take the fun out of anything.  Well, I didn't mean you should go back and re-live the bad stuff.  So, how would your girlhood have been if you could re-make it now... suspending reality... just for a month's vacation into little girlhood ?  Huggs to you.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 11 years ago
Candice:  You are most fortunate to be able to live your girlhood in your children.  How cool !  Living it through them, and taking care of them at the same time.  Good things from both worlds.  Take care... hug the girls.
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 11 years ago
Tara:  What a great idea... writing a letter to your own 11 year old child-self.  I am so glad you found her to be pretty smart and very happy.  But, you're telling me the you in your twenties needs to "stand in the corner" huh ?  Well... talk to her, and let us all know what happens... :)
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 11 years ago
Hi Jeannie:  I am glad you would find your little-girl self such a great place to visit.  How awesome for you.  It sounds like your grandmother was such a major and loving part of your girlhood and early teen years.  It also sounds like your memories are such that visiting her even now is possible.  When the great memories are still vivid... wonderful things can still happen.  Sounds like she is still with you.
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 11 years ago
Hi Tricia:  It sounds like living your little girl-hood on that 800 acre farm... was pretty close to paradise.  How fortunate for you.  Hmmm... perhaps you could take some of us with you.  You say it didn't prepare you for the "Real World ?"  And now you're our Texas horse property Realtor ?  Maybe it did, Tricia... maybe in some ways it did !
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 11 years ago

Todd:  Sorry, but we've got to put your little boyhood story on hold, here.  The plan, the post, the stories were all to be about being little girls again.  So... if you want to play... I can give you the names of several excellent surgeons, and an endocrinologist or two.  Spend about a year with them... and we'll get you right back with us... and you really can live your little girl-hood.  I hope you've got good health insurance, my friend.  LOL.  Take care...

Maybe... if you went back to being a nine year old again, maybe we could somehow arrange for that nine-year old Todd to play with your present nine-year old daughter.  Think about that for a minute !

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 11 years ago
Hi Carol:  Sounds like you've got it all figured out.  Dancing with grandfather, hugging your dad, and making sure your mom and dad, grandmother and grandfather knew how much you loved them.  Carol... did you really put your lipstick on... all the way up to your hairline ?  Wow... talk about "expanding your lip-line ?"  LOL.   And yes, nothing quite as messy as a messy cow, is there ?  It appears your little girl-hood was one that some of the rest of us here might have loved to visit, too.  Thanks for sharing.
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 11 years ago

Hi Chris:  Poor Rhiannon... sounds like it's going to be a crazy time for her for awhile.  But... she has you.  Hug her if she'll let you, be there with her and for her.  Tell her that's what goddesses go through.  There should be some fun stuff in between the hard stuff, though.  She'll find it, I'm sure.  She's got you to lead the way.

It sounds like a lot of us would probably skip the teen years, or at least some of them.  And yes, wouldn't be nice to have grandpa there with you again ?  Take care... both of you.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 11 years ago
Cute little girl.  I'll bet she is someone very special to you!! 
Posted by Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago
Hi Marchel:  Sometimes hormones can make travelling through our teen and pre-teen years a pretty rocky road.  Did you grow up in Spring ?  Would you re-visit your girlhood before those raging hormones hit ?  Remember... with this post... you can create whatever girlhood story you may have rather had.  Take care, Marchel.
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 11 years ago
Hi Barbara:  You can't get off that easy, woman !  Aren't you going to share some girlhood stories with us ?  Would you rather go back and visit your girlhood as it was, or would you create new adventures, and go back and live them ?  Your choice.  You're the boss on this one.
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 11 years ago
Karen Anne - I was reading this and started to get wigglies in my stomach. I would not go back to my own childhood for love or money! But I would if I could re-create it. No details, a little to personal for this forum but it would be full of laughter and sunshine and safety and love. Oh yeah, and chocolate, dark chocolate...
Posted by Vanessa Stalets, REALTOR, Brentwood TN Homes, Real Estate (RE/MAX Elite) almost 11 years ago
Karen Anne, Yes in a heartbeat! I would love the precious times with my Dad, especially summer excursions to Cape Cod, baking cookies again with my Mom, and spending time with my "second" Mom, Helen. I would soak in every moment with them knowing how precious that time was. I would be more expressive with my feelings, and not hold things in. I would say yes to going to summer camp instead of wanting to stay in the neighborhood with my friends. I would ask if I could learn to play an instrument. And I would stay that outgoing, fun loving, carefree little girl forever!
Posted by Ginger Rogers, Wilmington NC Real Estate & Relocation~ (Wilkinson & Associates, Wilmington NC) almost 11 years ago

Vanessa:  Oh hon, the last thing I would want my post to do would be to give you the wigglies in your stomach.  No, no... you get to create it, Vanessa.  Please leave the bad memories back in the past.  You mention if you create it, there would be laughter, sunshine, safety and love.  My intuition zeros in on the word "safety" for you.  Well, my hope for you tonight is that you find yourself in a warm, safe and caring place.  Take care... and huggs to you.  Bad wigglies, bad wigglies. 

Actually, to share a bit of myself with you... whenever my emotions take me back to a scary place... my ears do their own brand of the wigglies.  My ears just start to "wiggle."  When I feel that... I think... uh oh... I gotta get away from whatever it is I am thinking... which I do.  Again, take care...

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 11 years ago

Ginger:  Score one for you, Ginger.  It sounds like you have some wonderful times to go back to.  Cape Cod in the summer.  How wonderful !  It sounds like the safety you see in going back there would bring out more of the chance-taker this time than there was the first time you lived it.  Good for you !

If only we knew at the time how very precious that time was.  If only.  Yeah, I have some of those "if only's" myself.  And yes, I would probably take a few more chances than I was afraid to take the first time.  Ginger... thanks for sharing.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 11 years ago
I truly think I would pass - child hood was not all that great for me... but I would replay my 40's anyday
Posted by Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon (Fred Real Estate Group) almost 11 years ago

Hi Thesa:  I am sorry your childhood did not warrant a re-run.  Mine really didn't either.  But I think if I had the chance, I'd love to go back and spend a bit of time creating it the way I wished it had been.  Just trying for a bit of fun escapism.  Take care Thesa... huggs to you.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 11 years ago

Hi, Karen Anne,

Just stopping for a minute to say how cute that little girl pic is.... I'm with you... I wouldn't re-run mine either, but in some ways, I'm still a little girl inside.  Those things that "thrill" little girls still make me giggle.... like the bling-bling things! 

I'll send you a private email to let you know what's going on... but suffice it to say, your post here made me smile this morning when not much else could have done that ... thanks! 

Posted by Jan Evett, Broker Associate, 20 years+ in real estate (The Premier Property Group LLC) almost 11 years ago
Karen Anne- You made me smile big! And giggle at the wiggle in your ears! Hey that rhymed..lol I live in a wonderful safe and sun filled life now. No need to worry, the wigglies only come once in a while and never for long. Hugs!
Posted by Vanessa Stalets, REALTOR, Brentwood TN Homes, Real Estate (RE/MAX Elite) almost 11 years ago

Karen Anne, I am one of those fortunate people who was blessed with an ideal childhood.  If I had it to do over again I don't know that I would change a thing.  I had Ozzie and Harriet for parents.  I am actually still blessed to have them.  Ozzie (Harry) is now 90 and Harriet (Lucylle) is 82.  I love our modern conveniences; we are on the family plan for Sprint and I talk to them every day.  I will call them on my way to Chuch this morning. 

The only thing I would change are those darn hormones (lol).

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) almost 11 years ago

Karen Anne - She's mostly happy.  It's just those hormones starting to show up.  I'm scared about the next 10 years!  lol.  She's a smart girl with a good heart.  She'll get throught it.  I just remember how horrible it was and feel bad for her (and for me) that we have to go through it!

Chris

Posted by Chris Fisher (Your Virtual Assistant) almost 11 years ago
Karen Anne - Now this is a grand question!  Not sure I would want to change too much even though a lot of my memories where not pleasant with my parents divorcing and we were just below average in the income rankings...but... if I could do something different as a little girl I think I would have found out that little girls could go to Tennis Camp and become world champions!! I loved tennis from age 10 and learned to play by hitting on the back of a supermarket store in Florida. It was right in the middle of most top tennis schools and I had no idea... I probably would have expressed my love for the sport more to my parents or perhaps tapped them on the head to take notice. I don't get to play much now and wish I could find some others that would love to get out on a more regular basis now. I used to play 4-5 days a week when I was married and had a little calling in life. I sure miss those days too!! Thanks for the creative question.... That was a fun take me away thought.
Posted by Arizona Real Estate Associate Broker (MR Realty) almost 11 years ago

I'm having fun with each stage of my life.  I can't imagine a complete "do over," but I am glad that when you make mistakes in life God allows U-turns!

Thanks for this though provoking post Karen!

All the best,

Audrey 

Posted by Audrey Hoffman, VoteAudrey (VoteAudrey blog) almost 11 years ago
Okay you have me thinking...thinking to the point where I will get another cup of coffee and come back soon ! Great post !
Posted by Melissa Grant, The Law of Attraction In Life & Business (A Serendipity World) almost 11 years ago

To go back, knowing what you know now. Yah

But I also beleive that is why we have children.  My 3years daughter is my life and every night when it's just her and I and she wants to play "tea party", I'm a little girl again.

Diana

Posted by Diana Hadsell (The Magazine of Santa Clarita & Elite Magazine) almost 11 years ago
Diana:  That is so sweet.  What a great way to look at life while watching your own daughter grow up.  Treasure every minute of it, Diana.  My daughter Robin is 35 now, and those tea parties are way, way back in the past.  Those memories continue to gradually fade... although there are many things I will always treasure.  Thanks for sharing.  By the way, what's your daughter's name ?
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 11 years ago
Karen, What a thought...Hmmm...I feel young at 53, but would not wish to be a child again. No, been there,done that. Always thought that it was better to live in the present.  That it was a gift... Great post.
Posted by Suellyn Godino, GRI, CDPE, Pres. SS Board (Prudential Steamboat Realty) almost 11 years ago

Deborah:  I am glad Chris brought you here to me.  I invite you to read some of my other posts, and to subscribe to my blog.  Chris herself is very much a winner !

Surely we do not actually have the ability to go back and re-live out girlhood, but sometimes it is nice to fantasize.  I give you huggs upon hearing the hint of a less-than-loving girlhood.  We all need to have had a girl-hood... whether in the past, or somehow even now.  You deserve to be adored, supported and wisely guided.

We do have it in our power, however, to become the "mother to ourselves" right now... in the present.  It appears that in your re-creation of your life... that you have done that very thing.  You may not have had as much of a loving girlhood as you may have wished... but please know now that you do have a loving sisterhood... in the present.  Thank you for your kindness in your "wisdom" comment.  Take care... and huggs to you.   Karen Anne

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 11 years ago
Suellyn:  Feeling young at 53 is truly a gift.  Living in the present is also good.  If we need to, each of us has the ability... in the present and in the "now", to re-become our own mother if we need to.  Luckily I have made a bit of progress in doing that.  Not as much as I need to, but some... thankfully.  Take care, Suellyn :)
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 11 years ago
To go back in time......naaa, I would miss a whole month of my daughters life. She is almost 6 and everyday is a new adventure. Thanks for making me smile, Diana:)
Posted by Diana Foster, Realtor- Helping you find the perfect home!! (Braselton Real Estate Group, Inc.) almost 11 years ago

Interesting thought! I would like to go back in time for a short visit. I love my life now and enjoy my husband and three boys tremendously but I would love to do the following again:

  • Spend one more day with my Dad, I lost him unexpectedly. I would love to introduce my children to the greatest man I ever knew!
  • Laugh for hours on end with my sister on the bottom bunk (while constantly being yelled at by parents to be quiet!)  Yes, I have become my mother and yelled at my children for the samething.
  • Go swimming in the Creek at my Grandparents house, to include jumping off the 20 foot rock! What a rush that was.
  • Do a better job at keeping in touch with some of the really important people in my life, ( I often wonder about them, where they are, etc)
  • Be able to eat whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted without gaining a pound.
  • Know then what I know now, not to sweat the small stuff, life is to short.
  • ......................... Oh it is fun to remember, but I am glad to be where I am!
Posted by Dana Forster, Realtor, A Home 4Sale Inc, Va (AHome4Sale) almost 11 years ago
YES! I would...I just said it today to my 5 month old- I wish I were you for a day. Or my six year old...oh to be young again. I'd love it!
Posted by Kim Dean, d + b real estate, McKinney, TX REALTOR Broker/Own (www.RealFamilyRealEstate.com) almost 11 years ago
Diana:  If I could come up with just one great reason not to go back to the past... it would be your reason.  What an absolute invitation for happiness... spending time... day in and day out... with one's six year old daughter.  Diana, you are truly blessed.  Take care... you made me smile, too.
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 11 years ago
Dana:  What a great list.  It is almost like you called AAA to get yourself a "Triptik" and laid out an exact plan on what you would do on your very own trip to your childhood.  Each and every one of your "things to do" would be great reasons for going, but to have so many would surely make it a trip to take.  Thanks for sharing.
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 11 years ago

Hi Kim:  see how magic Active Rain is ?  You made the request this morning, and by 11:32am today... you found this post.  And, today you get the prize for being the first commentor I can remember from McKinney, Texas.  Perhaps you should write your own post describing what it would be like for you to spend a day as your five-month old, and another day as your six year old. 

Tell us what it would be like.  I bet that would be a really cute post.  I will be looking for it.  Take care...

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 11 years ago
Hey, great post. This has reminded me to go back to my childhood for a few moments and savor those special days with family and friends and just frolicking out in the street where it was safe!
Posted by Karen Villa Schweinfurth, ABR, CRS, SRES, CyberStar (RE/MAX Northwest Realtors, Inc. 425-308-3669) almost 11 years ago
What we are not little girls anymore, no one told me!  I revisit my childhood everytime I see one of my nieces giggle, put there hands on their hips and smile without a care in the world.
Posted by Kelly Turbeville, Turning Real Estate Dreams into Reality (Keller Williams) almost 11 years ago

Hi Karen:  I hope you enjoyed your visit back to your girlhood.  Savoring those special days in the past... perhaps with friends and family whom you don't see very often anymore.  It truly was a safer time for many... although there are many women who were less fortunate.  

That's why I offered the choice in this post to either go back and enjoy a brief trip to one's girlhood, or for some the chance to go back and re-create a girlhood where they could actually be a little girl... perhaps for the very first time.  Choice is good.  And Karen, I'm glad you enjoyed your familiy and friends again.  Take care...

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 11 years ago

Kelly:  Luckily, many of us still are little girls.  Many of us don't have to go back and visit... we still are little girls in one way or another.

You, Kelly, are most fortunate to have such a nearby window to your own little girlhood with your nieces.  I can honestly picture them giggling... with their hands on their hips.  Not a care in the world !  How wonderful is that !  This image brings to mind one of Mary Englebreit's drawings that we always see in her art work.  I'm going to have to go back and find my Mar Englebreit books, and get a few of those images into my posts.  Wow... thanks for providing my the visual image of your nieces.  It brought that memory back to me.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 11 years ago

Hi Karen Anne,reading all your post that I have and your comments on your post makes me want to just in the car or crab a plan and come snuggle up with you for an afternoon and just talk :).  I bet you are a great listener too.

I would go back in a heart beat, just to have that little bit of time with Mother and Daddy who I miss so terribly much even after all these years of them being gone.

I would want to set with Mother on the porch and hear her sing to me "I walk through the garden", and laugh when I tried to sing with her.  She would laugh so much at me and say, "No, Elizabeth Ann listen do you voice like this", I would try again and she would laugh more till we were both in total giggle mode.  To have her hold me in her lap, fix my favorite coconut pie with 'freash grated coconut' for my birthday, teach me to play canasta, help her with her flowers, so many happy beautiful moments.

Then my daddy, who was a very tender hearted man, and loved us deeply but was unable to show it, but we knew it.  To have him send me copies of his favorite funny page jokes he liked to read so much.  To talk to me as I was older at anytime of the night, with never "why did you call at 3 AM", it was "baby now everything's going to be all right, go back to bed, get some sleep and don't let the bedbugs bite".

They are buried in our family cemetery in East Texas where his side of the family settled in the 1800;s under the Piney Woods.  Daddy's tombstone reads; "He made us laugh and never judged", on Mothers; "She was always there for us, no matter what"

Thanks for getting me to take this short trip back to the loves of my life forever, my Mother and Daddy remembered. love chainspreading love in the rain, Elizabeth Ann aka Liz

Posted by Liz Carter, Broker/Owner of Liz Carter & Team Realty, Katy TX (Houston) (Liz Carter & Team Realty-Your Real Estate Resource For Life!) almost 11 years ago
Hi Elizabeth Ann:  I am so glad that reading my post sent you on a trip back in time to visit your Mother and Daddy.  They truly sound like wonderful people.  Both my Mom and Dad are gone now, too, although at times I feel my Mom is near.  I think it was cool your Mom called you Elizabeth Ann.  She really much have loved that name, as I am sure she love you.  Where did your name come from ?  Was that your Mom's name, or an Aunt ?  I love hearing those kinds of stories.  Take care... and thanks so much for sharing such a tender part of you with us.
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 11 years ago

If I could be a little girl again...I love the idea....its really started me thinking.....theres so little I remember - most of what I do though ,is through photos and slides..... I remember being a very precocious little girl....I'm not sure I every felt 'little'........honestly I usually felt so grown up and too old for my years......If I were to go back....I'd want to be carefree, playful, silly, spontaneous, get dirty, roll in the grass......play in the sandbox.....and be allowed not to be perfect! My parents were immigrant folks and they just wanted the very best for me.....Heck they did the best they could and they loved me.....so I don't have much to complain about.......:-) maybe just a bit more 'playfulness'..:-) and Little Girlishness ...

Posted by Liz Moras Migic, Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor over 10 years ago
Liz:  You ere totally adorable... not that you aren't now, too.  I just love writing posts that get people thinking.  I love how everyone jumps in when what I write tickles people's imagination.  That is a big part of the enjoyment for me.  So... when you comment on my posts... by all means... perfection is not required.  Sharing is !  Take care... and thanks for sharing... :)  Oh yes, I think I remember your parents were from Croatia ?  I would love to hear about them living in their "homeland."  Were you born there, or in BC ?  Inquiring minds want to know.  This sounds like a great idea for a post for you to write.
Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 10 years ago

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