If You Didn’t Ever


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60 thoughts on “If You Didn’t Ever

  1. These are wonderful. No, I never had any brothers. Loved the one about the mirror.

  2. ivor20 says:

    In my mind
    The trees I climbed
    Played hide and seek
    Always had a peek
    Went to the park
    “Til after dark
    Built my own fort
    Enjoyed my sport
    Daydreamed in class
    Smart enough to pass
    Sang the campfire blues
    Knicked my brothers shoes
    Teased my sister too
    And now laughing with you.

  3. anie says:

    wonderful memories, everybody could buit up such a wonderful list with beautiful pics! Good motivation for everybody to realize what we already had in life and what we are still going to have…; ) have a nice and joyful day, Colleen!

  4. ksbeth says:

    i’ve done each and every one, i’m happy to say and i really appreciate your gift of the extra joy )

  5. reocochran says:

    Wow,is this a new book or one already out? I loved, loved this, Coleen!! ❤️💗❤️
    This sounds like my two brothers’ and my own life! We had apple wars, crabapple wars and got in “real, big Trouble” by throwing rocks along the railroad tracks at other kids. We don’t know who told on us, but probably the man whose dog we actually climbed into his doghouse when hiding during neighborhood “Hide n Seek.”

    Only part I never experienced was fear of the dark. I don’t know if it is because we played “hide n seek” in the cornfields (you can lose your sense of direction and it gets gloomy) or at night with flashlights. We had our own flashlights, although I caught the bottom of my mattress on fire by putting a candle under it and leaving it to come to dinner. oops!! 🤣 😆

    • It was going to be a book Robin. But I’m disillusioned with my book efforts. I am not a publisher or editor or promoter. I put too much money into them and thought….it’s just as easy to give this away for free here, as it is to go to the expense of making books and then giving those away! 🙂

      Okay, the candle fire caught my attention but good! With your smiley face following it I take it all ended up being okay!

      • reocochran says:

        Yes! It was awesome since it just smoldered and made a big hole. Then I got a double bed to have sleepovers and learned no candles and to be on “good behavior!” I really still need counseling since I take all the blame for everything and learned my parents were relieved by this uncanny knack. Haha! 😉

  6. markbialczak says:

    You know the niceties of life, pure and simple, MBC.

  7. OMG I love this! I have many memories of doing these things. Now I have to get out there and do them again! (My kids call “fives” when they leave their chairs in the family room! 😉 )

  8. joy says:

    How did you know all that I’ve done?! LOL. There are a few more things though… growing up was fun! 🙂

  9. Wendy Weir says:

    I believe this is my favorite so far of all the pieces you’ve published. You stirred up some wonderful memories for me, and given me a moment of contemplation after one horrendous morning rush. Exhale. . . Thank you!

  10. This is wonderful Colleen! 😀

  11. Love this one. But have one disagreement. If I were the daydreaming inside of your head I’d probably be better educated than what I’d receive from a teacher in the classroom’s lecture. Just saying! That’s one creative, impressive daydreaming wise head you have. ❤


  13. Oh what a joy it was, and is, to be alive! This should be a compulsory curriculum item in all schools everywhere!

  14. Mrs. P says:

    This was awesome! May I share it with my friends on Facebook?

  15. Thoroughly enjoyed them all!!! I cannot even try to pick a favorite. So much lightness you bring to this living 🙂

  16. […] This quote had come to me in response to a blog post by The Chatter Blog I love this blog and you will too. Her illustrations are just awesome. Her message profound yet […]

  17. I stopped by via Infinite Living and I’m glad I did…these gems made me smile!

  18. Ali Grimshaw says:

    Thanks for the reminder that fun is part of life and for reminding me of some fun sibling stories. Loved it.

  19. This is joyful, fun and awesome

  20. Debra says:

    Thank you! You’ve encouraged such wonderful delights in my memories. 🙂 All of them…even without the large “gaggle” of siblings. 🙂

  21. The gauging the steps to the safety of your bed before turning off the light made me laugh the most. Been there. When we’d reserve a seat for a bathroom break, we’d say, “Seat reserved for me by me. State seal!” Sometimes we’d pretend to put a giant stamp on the seat as the state seal.

  22. Oh how I’ve missed visiting you! I love this! Also, just ordered your book, and I can’t wait to receive it!

    • Hello LittleMissWordy!!!!!! Are you back? I can’t get to your blog any more!

      Thank you SO VERY much for buying one of my books. I’m anxious to see if you like it. Oh I hope so!!!!! 😀

      • I never left, though I have been posting less frequently. I just finished writing a children’s book, and am still working on a mystery novel. I don’t know why you can’t access my blog. What the heck?! http://www.littlemisswordy.com
        I’m sure I’ll love your book. I’ve always been a fan! I’m so glad you decided to go for it. Can’t wait to get mine!

        • I tried to go to it through the comment (not the link you shared but the comment title) and all I got was computer speak. The link worked!!!! How did I lose you? I’m so very sorry! I refollowed!!!

          Congratulations on your books!!!!! I will check out your blog and get reacquainted 🙂

  23. russtowne says:

    May your wishes for us come true for you.

  24. […] A sincere thank you to Colleen of Chatterblog, for inspiring me to write these few simple words about my childhood days, via a recent gorgeous post https://bikecolleenbrown.wordpress.com/2018/05/03/if-you-didnt-ever/ […]

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