Re: [MOL] The Fifties,Lillian [01541] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] The Fifties,Lillian



Your memories are so beautiful and well written.  I hope as happy as we all
were in those days that we can recapture the beauty for today and all the
tomorrows........lillian


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From: CCR0417@AOL.COM <CCR0417@AOL.COM>
To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Date: Thursday, February 11, 1999 4:33 PM
Subject: Re: [MOL] The Fifties,Lillian


>In a message dated 2/11/99 1:49:50 PM Eastern Standard Time,
>kcorrigan@chgw.com writes:
>
>> The summers when I was a child seemed to go on forever -- and I can still
>remember how they smelled!
>Remember honeysuckles, lightening bugs, buttercups?  I loved the birds, the
>bugs, the flowers...  I used to trek into the woods (not safe for kids
today
>to do) behind our house and discovered all kinds of wondrous things.  The
kids
>in my neighborhood all banded together and we went on "wandering parties"
in
>the woods and even discovered -- to our great joy the best thing yet -- a
>dumpsite!  It was like a treasure chest to us!  I found old broken toys and
>carted them home.  My joy came to an abrupt end though, when my mother saw
all
>that junk and I had to return it.  I won't tell you what happened after I
>returned home to my mother!!!!!  Ouch....
>
>I remember how fall smelled too, earthy.  Especcially after a rainfall and
how
>very bright the leaves were when they were wet.  I loved the touch and
colors
>of them and used to collect them along with acorns, stones, and other
natural
>things that to me were absolutely precious beyond anything.
>
>I remember winters with the lovliest mountains of snow.  One year it snowed
>every day for a week and we were off school a whole week.  We went to the
>first house at the end of the street and built an igloo.  The kid's father
>hosed it down so it iced over.  Then we built a tunnel attached to the igoo
>all the way to my house and added another igloo, another tunnel, another
igloo
>and so on all the way to end of the block.  Not bad for a week's work!
>
>Spring was wondrous too...baby birds hatching in a nest outside my bedroom
>window.  The flower bulbs my mother and I planted bulging out of the
ground.
>The rain added a nice musky scent to the air.  Going to school in the
morning
>with a jacket on and emerging in the afternoon to the feel of warmth and
sun.
>
>-chris
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