60 thoughts on “If You Didn’t Ever

  1. 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.


  2. 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!


  3. 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!


      • 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! 😉


  4. 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! 😉 )


  5. 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!


  6. 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. ❤


  7. 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.


    • 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 🙂


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