Friday, March 26, 2010

Memory Lane Friday - A Room

This week's theme for Memory Lane Friday is 'A Room'.  I have so many rooms that stand out in my memory (particularly since my family moved a lot growing up) but I think my favorite is my bedroom from the age of 10 to 13.  We lived in an old 'four-square' style brick home and I just loved that house.  It was the greatest house for hide and seek.  My bedroom was on the second floor, and it had a small room attached to the bedroom.  I don't know what this room was meant to be initially, but it was filled with bookshelves, so I called it my 'office'.  It had multicolored stripes on the walls, that I always thought of as paint marks - as though someone had taken a paint brush and just stroked the wall all over.  The carpet was a burnt orange.  It came that way.  Here I am on the floor, doing homework.
Looking at all the junk on the floor, I have no clue about half of it.  I see the purple Jordache backpack, the $2 cash, the pencil sharpener, the yellow inflatable bunny ears (must've been close to Easter) but why is there a spray bottle?  Did I use that on my hair?  I have no idea.

And hey!  WHAT'S THAT BRATTY BROTHER OF MINE DOING IN MY ROOM?


BUSTED!
Kid was always trying to snoop around in my desk!
He was trying to find my Ramona Quimby diary.  Grrr.  Good thing I wrote in code.
I do remember that the jug of water in the floor in this picture was for my pet frog, Gilly.

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2 comments:

Sonya said...

Your post brings back memories for me. I remember having a room similar to your "office" in one of our houses - I mean, the wallpaper was similar. But the carpet was blue, so we called it "The Blue Room." And it was used for homework, too.

Hahaha! It IS a good thing you wrote in code. How funny that you did that to keep him from reading your diary.

JP said...

I, too, lived in a old house back in CT. Yes, I can remember that far back...becasue, after all, I am OLD (according to my friend, Pierce). Never had a diary though...too busy doing chores & homework.