Marvin Gardens Had Nothing on My Neighbors
|Totally wrong spelling for my Marvin Street address, but it was a perfect picture because I remember the Easter Lilies along the sidewalk!|
We lived in town until I was in first grade. I can’t remember the names of the family that lived on our left, but I know their children and grandchildren. I also know that I was always welcome at their home.
You know. The extra set of good, Christian grandparents on the block.
Except for apparently I went to visit them one morning when I was supposed to be playing in my own yard. But apparently I saw them, changed yards, and was invited in for a snack.
It was harmless. I went there all the time. However, I had never gone there without permission before.
Turns out when you go somewhere you didn’t ask to go that is out of sight of your parents they get a little panicked. That panic doesn’t work out in your favor when they find you.
Standing with your nose in the corner was an acceptable punishment for someone my age in that day and time. So unfair.
I was safe. I was having a snack and awesome conversation with great neighbors!
Sometimes life lessons are hard. It wasn’t many years later that a twelve year old girl a couple grades ahead of me in school was kidnapped off the street. In retrospect, standing in the corner wasn’t much of a punishment at all. I didn’t wander off again after that little adventure.
Inspiration for this post was taken from 30 Days of Your Stories . Please hop over to her blog and check out her awesome idea!!!
1. Saturday mornings
9. Your favorite grade
10. Your Go-To Story
12. Letter to yourself as a teenager
16. Your Room
17. One time you weren’t cool
20. What you want to remember
23. Favorite Bible verse
24. Your bravest moment
26. Your favorite color
27. The breathings of your heart
29. The book inside you
30. Your worst fear