Sunday, 16 September 2012
It was last week, I think, that @Shadowrunner81 suggested that I post a favorite childhood memory. It's actually a memory I recently shared on a post of Ikwa's. It was something I hadn't thought of in so long, but one day she had posted a picture of a caterpillar and it brought back the memories of how I spent many summer days
When I was a kid, I lived in Hershey, Pennsylvania. It's where I lived until I was 10 and in Hershey, I lived not in town, but more out in the country. We lived in an old farm house and not far from my house, maybe about 3 or 4 minutes, my grandmother lived, it was my dad's mother. When I would visit her and it was nice out, I would spend my days outside. I loved being outside, sitting under trees in the grass.
I would bring a jar, or sometimes a very small box if I had one, and put grass, leaves and sticks in it. I would a little home and find a caterpillar. The caterpillars around my grandma's house were black, with blue/silverish color, I think. They had no hair and on their sides were a design that I always thought looked like penguins going down their sides. I don't know what kind of caterpillars they were and I was looking through google and couldn't find any pictures of them.
But she had a lot of those caterpillars at her house and I would find some and hang out with them for the day. I would talk to them and find new things to put in their home I made for them. I'd carry them around the yard with me in their home I made and they seemed to like it. They stayed with me until I'd put them back in her flower garden. I remember having a lot of fun hanging out with caterpillars and spending time outside. They are definitely some of my favorite memories.
What are some of your favorite childhood memories?