I adore this, Helen!
I remember walking to the shops on my own before the age of five - never would have let my kids beyond the gate unchaperoned. Times have changed - we have paid a price for progress.
This gave me a chill because of the memories it touched in me. We called nickles "white money," so much more valuable than pennies, which we were given each Sunday to put in the poor box (there were 9 of us/kids).
adorable really!!... i remeber going grocery shopping for mamma on my cycle and the pleasure of having some change left!
Yes, I used to run all kinds of errands like that for my mother(who almost never left the house, IIRC--how odd)--but now I doubt many children can. Sad, but a happy memory, anyway.
Delightful for sure....the simple things of life always remain in our memories. Love this Helen!
oOo, a little bit of sweet serendipity at the end!
You sure sparked some memories here, Moonie. We worked out that we got more ice cream in two half-penny cones than in one penny cone. Mr Rawlings never complained. X
Such sweet, innocent pleasures. I wish for those times back - but life moves foreword.
I love the memories of those walks. We lived on the out skirts of town and I was always walking-everywhere! Fun to read!
A not-so-quick to the story for a few things. I remember doing that. Along time ago. And, again, this week. A 60 year spread in events.Blessings and Bear hugs!
lovely meal bread apples and cheese!
Mrs Wachter will keep an eye on ya !
Nice one Helen. A lovely little gem of a memory.
Shopping is always more fun in rhyme. Well done.
What a joyful little poem...thank you!
love this. i used to walk to the post office and the library. my kids don't. :(
Delightful, Helen - we all have fond memories of those days and loved your rhyme ~ Eddie :)Clouds and Silvery Linings
sweet :) ~
How lovely a memory! Our store was too far away and there was too much traffic for me to enjoy this kind of adventure. I wish I had!
it is nice to get those treats...like a pepsi when there is money to spare..reminds me of childhood a bit...we used to always go grocery shopping together...