Serendipitous Stitching is having a fun birthday blog hop in honor of her big birthday. She has assigned everyone a year in her life to talk about and share a fun memory she has. Here is the memory she shared with me...
1976 - Jo was 10. As the oldest child Jo was responsible for looking
after her two younger siblings and over the Summer Jo and her sister
decided to "teach the baby to read". Fortunately Jo's little brother
(who was 3) was happy to do this and quickly learned 35 words from
Flashcards. All except "leg" which he insisted said "Lego" so Jo added
the "o". The children all enjoyed playing theatre and acting out the
books they read. As the only boy, Little Brother always had to be The
Prince, Little Sister had to be The Heroine (as she was the only one who
would kiss the Prince!), the Best Friend was always the Fairy Godmother
in the bridesmaid dress from the dressing-up box and Jo was "everone
else", usually the Wicked Witch all in black velvet. One time Jo played
all Seven Dwarfs with teddies tied to each arm to represent the other
Now we are supposed to share a personal memory: I was an only child so unfortunately had no siblings to play with. This week we were going through an old box and found old audio cassette tapes that we had recorded on. To our surprise when we hit play on one of them it was a very young me. Probably 10 years old or around there. I read a play on the tape. There were of course several different characters. Since there was only me I changed my voice to act out each different person. Changing my voice into different weird accents and what not is still something I do today so my son and me enjoyed giggling at how I'm still the same pretty much as I was then. It was very special because also on the recording is my Grandparent's voices which have passed away. It was a very sweet reminder of great times I had while visiting their home.
Now we are supposed to share a stitching item that we think Jo would appreciate. I know she LOVES Halloween so let's see what I can find in my folder...
I wish you a very Happy Birthday. Hope it's a great day and even better year ahead for you. Enjoy blog hopping around to read more blog hop posts. It will be fun to learn a lot more about Jo and about each of who have joined in on the fun. Thanks for hopping by.