Monday, April 7, 2008

Monday Morning Question With Krissy



From Krissy;  What is the most memorable activity you did with your family as a child?

We didn't get away much as we lived on a farm and had animals to take care.  (I guess that could be classed as a "memorable family activity")  I had grandparents, aunts & uncles & cousins who lived in eastern Washington, who came to our house a lot because we couldn't get away.   By the time I was 9 or 10, mom would put me on the train and I would travel to eastern Washington to visit them on my own, during summer vacations...  But finally in March of 1955, my dad arranged for someone to milk the cows, feed the pigs and chickens, etc.....and we drove to southern California for a full two weeks vacation.  Visiting with my dad's brothers and families and my dad's father  and of course seeing the sights, was so fun.  But the high point of this vacation (for me) was when my dad's step brother took me to work with him on a movie set & I met and had lunch with John Wayne.  I was 13 and will never forget that momentous event. 


monicasmemoirs said...

Now that's a childhood memory! :-)  Thanks for sharing.


robinngabster said...

You're so cute!

justplainbill said...

Wow, John Wayne, one of my favorites. Heston is another one. Bill

wwfbison said...

You've been tagged!  

Wow, you had lunch with John cool!!! Lovely memory you've shared.

fisherkristina said...

Cool!  You got to meet John Wayne!  That must have been a neat trip!  
Drat, before I could see the picture It said "timed out", and it disappeared. :(  There was no photo showing.  I don't know if AOL is messed up or what. :(


fisherkristina said...

Now it says "Your request could not be"


lv2trnscrb said...

what a great memory!!! I bet that was a shock when your dad arranged for the trip too!!


nelishianatl said...

I really enjoyed seeing this picture and I know that was so thrilling!  What a time.  I answered this question in Krissy's journal.  I just wanted to say hello and invite you to come over to my journal sometime too, even though it's private, I've added you.  Most everyone who comments to you are friends of mine.  I was looking around trying to find new journals and came across yours.  I like it and have put you on alerts.  Have a very good week.


ally123130585918 said...

Lucky you Linda having met John Wayne ~ he is one Star I would have loved to have met ~ Ally x

mariealicejoan said...

I used to dream of living on a farm when I was a girl.  It must have been wonderful!