Thursday, July 19, 2012


Dear Bonnie Jo,
In honor of your Big Day, here is a list of 50 very random memories of things that we've shared over your 50 years...

  1. corn blankets
  2. Minturn Lane
  3. Harmony Road
  4. Loretta
  5. Going to the circus with Grandma and Grandpa.
  6. That time the circus clown kissed Mom. On the lips!
  7. Bringing home the chameleon, Liz, from the circus.
  8. That time Liz escaped.
  9. Riding bikes.
  10. Roller Skates.
  11. Playing dolls.
  12. Penny Bright, Chatty Cathy and Tracy.
  13. That time The Twins flushed Tracy's doll dress down the toilet.
  14. Betty Coulsin
  15. Ann, Allison and Evelyn
  16. Cindy and Jinks; Herbie
  17. That time Herbie got too big for the tank and Mom and Grandma had to get him out and they both screamed.
  18. Cuddles and Ruddles
  19. Dwarf and Zeke
  20. Car rides to Dairy Queen
  21. Burger Chef ( but only when the power was out).
  22. Girl Scouts
  23. Your prize winning Reindeer Cake.
  24. Climbing Harry.
  25. The mouse nest under Harry.
  26. When Laurie fell out of Harry and broke her arm.
  27. Playing out in the fields and coming home when we heard the church bells chime 5:00.
  28. Discussing, in front of her, whether Mom was capable of driving on 465. ( She was younger than we are now!)
  29. Swimming at the Dodds.
  30. Riding in the Corvair on benches so we could see out the window.
  31. Cars without seat belts; hand cranks to roll down the windows.
  32. The Twins
  33. Rotary telephones
  34. 846-9194
  35. 251-6677
  36. When you learned how to whistle. I still can't.
  37. Making potholders.
  38. LP's, 8-tracks and cassettes
  39. transistor radios and walkmans.
  40. TV before remote control
  41. The 6Million $ Man and The Partridge Family
  42. Captain Kangaroo, Cowboy Bob, and Popeye & Janie
  43. The Moon Walk
  44. Schoolhouse Rock and AfterSchool Specials; H.R. Puffinstuff
  45. Being scared to tears by The Wizard of Oz
  46. College Wood
  47. Seeing The Million Dollar Duck at the drive in.
  48. Monopoly games that Daddy always won
  49. Amish Palmers, cranberry cordial and "Don't Tell Mom's"
Happy Birthday, Bonnie Joke. I am thankful I have You.