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100 Good Memories

Posted April 10, 2008

I heard a fun segment on the radio the other day called “I Remember When.”  Why don’t we adapt the concept for Carolina Conversations?

Think of something in the past that makes you smile. Put one thought per thread. Let’s try to generate 100 Good Memories today.

I’ll start.

I remember when candy bars cost a dime.

I remember the sheer excitement of getting my first baseball glove.

I remember slow dancing in the 8th grade to the sound of The Lettermen.

I remember the joy of Winky Dink.

Okay, let’s keep the memory mill churning: 100 Good Memories today!


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  • beach_teach Apr 15, 2008

    Oh, so many good memories everyone has evoked!
    I remember shopping at The Capitol downtown in Fayetteville, when Roses at Eutaw had a lunch counter and a downstairs where the huge toy department was, watching "At Home With Peggy Mann" with my Nana (whoops, different channel!)and having Spaghettios and a bottle of Pepsi for lunch. When the power went out we called "Correct Time" on the phone. Southport NC had ONE grocery store (The IGA) and Oak Island had one grocery store (The Red and White). How I wish those days would come again, if only in my dreams at night.

  • guppy Apr 14, 2008

    I remember going trick or treating on Halloween nights, just the children, parents stayed home to hand out the candy, It was safe then!!!

  • Wifeandkids Apr 11, 2008

    Remember Devereux Meadow Baseball Park, when there were 7 teams in the ACC, when Umstead Park seemed like it was way out in the sticks, the Olivia Rainey library on Fayetteville St. and The Land of Oz at Beech Mtn./Banner Elk.

    The Good Ole Days.

  • For-Better-Or-Worse Apr 11, 2008

    I remember sitting on my grandparent's front porch in Brunswick county counting cars that went by. I would count the cars going towards the beach and Granddaddy would count the cars going in the other direction.

    I also remember going to the corner store with my father and playing Mrs. Pacman when it only cost 25 cents.

    We did this for my Dad's 60th birthday. My sisters and I came up with 60 good memories, wrote them down, and put them in a jar. He still keeps them on the night stand beside his bed.

  • Wifeandkids Apr 11, 2008

    I remember pimento cheese sandwiches at Eckerds in downtown Ral., seeing Mr. Peanut along S. Wilmington St. at the Planters shop, the aroma of fresh bread at the Wonder Bakery on Hillsborough St., the Ambassador and State theatres downtown, working on my Christmas list at Roses and Kerr Drugs in Cameron Village and eating my Granny's biscuits.

  • coolmusicmom Apr 11, 2008

    I remember selling candy at the downtown Raleigh Hudson Belk...then eating lunch outside on a nice spring day!

  • VT1994Hokie Apr 11, 2008

    Bill. I remember priming tobacco in Walnut Cove to buy clothes for the next school year. Picking cherries and digging earthworms to sell to neighbors. Buying a pack of Lance peaunuts and pouring them into a RC cola. I remember going to Hanging Rock State Park to swim with friends. Playing football on Friday nights at South Stokes High School. Great memories--for sure.

  • Closed II Apr 11, 2008

    I remember Saturdays with my older sister - she would take me downtown to feed the pigeons after lunch and a movie.

  • Weetie Apr 11, 2008

    I remember that when I was a little girl my brother and I would get up very early on Saturday morning to watch Sunrise Theater and when night time came - being afraid of the dark.

  • ivegotone Apr 11, 2008

    I remember riding around the circle in Newton Grove. Hair blowing in the wind riding on the tailgate of a pickup. Pulling donuts on dirt roads.




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