I’ve been wanting to become a part of Five Minute Fridays for a while now. Free writing is something I learned to adore in college, and for whatever sad reason, I just haven’t taken the time to do it since my teaching days. Thankfully, the Gypsy Mama inspired some other beautiful bloggers I’ve found in my blogging journey to take part in her Five Minute Friday. Finally, today is the day I’ve taken part in this fun venture into writing for the sake of writing. No worries about mistakes, editing, or rhyme or reason. Just writing for five minutes without interruption on a given topic. Today’s topic is “remember.”
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I remember those days of being a little girl enjoying the fall. I loved being able to go out and help my daddy cut wood in preparation for the winter. I remember hauling buckets and gunny sacks all over our forty acres so I could fill them up with walnuts. I remember that proud, satisfied feeling that came with getting an entire truckload of walnuts to haul to the huller’s. My sister and I took great pride in our hard-earned money. I remember my granddad, a man of few words taking my sister and I out to get even more walnuts. He believed in hard work and being rewarded for it. He didn’t say much when we were together, but he would go dig up a new root to try brewing for his tea.
I remember being a teenager walking through the woods when fall was in full swing. I remember the love I had, and still enjoy, of leaves taking over the yard. As a younger girl, I’d transform our entire back yard into a “Leaf Town.” I loved that smell of leaves burning, bonfires forming with the remnants of our firewood tree, and whittling down our sticks to cook hot dogs and marshmallows. There was something so invigorating about the brisk fall breeze when I’d ride my bike down our bumpy dirt road. Everything about fall made me feel a bit more alive.
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