Thursday, February 26, 2009

More than you probably want to know about ME...

I found this little treasure last weekend. It's My Book About Me, which was a gift I received from my cousin, Phillip, on my 4th birthday.How do I remember all of that? Because my mom wrote the date and occasion inside the cover. Have I ever told you that I'm a HUGE believer in writing names/dates on the inside cover of books given and received as gifts? Well, I am. Because I have concrete proof that my memory will not last forever.

Anyway, this is how I wrote my name when I was four. Abbey felt the need to tell me that my handwriting was rather sloppy.
And evidently at age four I was 70 feet tall. I've shrunk.
Check out my fabulous hair! My mom noted that it was auburn. Man, I wish I still had more of that natural color.
Ummm....can you say Pinocchio? Looks like someone's nose was growing.
Here's a little shout out to Jonesboro, AR--a terrific place to grow up.
My kids think it's funny that I loved okra--they're not big fans. And I LOVE squash now, but apparently I didn't love it so much when I was four.
Can you remember your first phone number? I don't know if I'll ever forget 935-1524!
And The Sunshine Family? Do you guys remember them? A huge blast from my past.
Our mail man lived a few houses down from us, so of course I had to get his autograph. I also had an autograph book and a huge stuffed fabric autograph shoe at one time. Wonder if my mom still has those somewhere...that would be a really fun find!
Yeah, I wasn't much of an athlete. Jacks? Really? And wow...it seems my indecisiveness was firmly rooted way back when.
I do remember my best friend Leeann. In fact, I ran into her one year at Race for the Cure in Little Rock, AR...while we were running. We had an interesting, and somewhat breathless conversation before she left me in her dust! I think I must have been older than four when I wrote her name because I specifically remember Sister Florentine teaching me to write in cursive in second grade (I had lots of nuns as teachers in Catholic school).
There's much more in this book, but I don't have time to upload all the pics! Several of you told me you also had a Razorback cheerleader doll. I won't be one bit surprised if a bunch of you have a book this as well!

*Guess what? You can still buy this book on Amazon! I had no idea.

23 comments:

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

Oh I love your nose and big brown eyes...this is hysterical!

helenplamp said...

Don't feel bad im WAY indecisive, i was back then and am now as well lol.

Lauren Kelly said...

Oh my, how sweet. What a great trip down memory lane :o)

Mary said...

The Sunshine Family is currently living in a box in my parents basement. They were so hip and cool! Much cooler than Barbie.

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...
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Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

FU-NNY!!!

Tiffani said...

OH MY! How did I miss this post yesterday??? Anyway, I'm glad I got to it today!!

That is JUST great!! I love blasts from the past and this is wonderful! My fave part is definitely filling in ALL the boxes!

I just WISH my Mom had kept more stuff from when I was little! I would love a have a copy of that book now. I wonder if I could get one???

Carpoolqueen said...

I have this book!!!! And I loved it and now I must go through boxes until I can find it.

Elizabeth said...

That book is great! My mom let me take all of my old Berenstein Bears books for my kids to read and I had written my name in many of them. So fun to see my handwriting when I was a kid. Yours was much neater than mine!

Holly said...

What a treasure, Mer! I have my kindergarten report card, and it did say that I played well with others. However it also said I wasn;t good with scissors. Perhaps I ran with them.

Jacquie said...

How funny. I definitely know my first phone number... and address, etc. I also went to Catholic school as a child. I remember all the nuns!

Great post, Meredith!

Brenda said...

I would consider Jacks a sport. I loved playing.

Kellie said...

Mer,

I loved the peek into your four year old self....You had lovely handwriting for a four year old!

I am still chuckling at the Jacks as a sport thing...who knew that that little auburned haired pre-schooler would someday hike Pikes Peak!!

This reminded me that I wanted to scan Kellie's Second Grade Stories....I'll try to post them on Monday!

Sheryl said...

oh my word, i had this book too. wonder where it is. i do have my autograph book and i had a dachsund that is autographed also. what fun!!

Amber said...

What a great keepsake! Love your hair! ;)

Stephanie @ My Answered Prayer said...

Such a cute book! I do remember my phone #

His Girl said...

I love this book. Love it. Love, love, love,love it.

what an amazing keepsake.

did i mention that I love it?

cause I do. love it that is.

the book.

and the author/illustrator

*carrie* said...

Now I'm wracking my brain to remember my old phone number, but it's not working. I'll blame it on pregnancy. I've been seriously absentminded the last couple weeks!

Becca~TimeWellSpent said...

How cute is that book! What a great thing to have to look back and remember things from your childhood.

Gretchen said...

This couldn't be more adorable if it tried.

Keep it forevah.

My grandma gave me a few of my mom's homework assignments from the early-mid 50s. On Big Chief paper, no less.

Teeny bit jealous of the Sunshine Family House. Liberal treehugger. ;) xxxooo

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

That is precious! Whenever we go home to my mom's house in Indiana, I love digging through our keepsake boxes...there are some really crazy little treasures in there.

And yes...I remember our first phone number...I don't think I could forget it if I tried!

Michele said...

This is so sweet! How neat for your Mom to save it for you and now for your kids to get a glimpse into what you were like as a child. I love that you played jacks. I also love that you remember your first phone number.

Heather said...

I TOTALLY have this, too, from when I was little! It is so hilarious to look back at it!