Wanna go to the show?

I am participating in a ” 31 Days of…” series for the month of October. You see a whole bunch of sweet blogger buddies have been getting together the past few years to do 31 posts in 31 days. The topic is always something they have a passion for. This year they have invited all of their readers to post 31 days of their passions. If you are interested in participating in the 31 Days of…series, or you’re just curious about what everyone else is writing about, please visit The Nester, Jen, Melissa, Sandy, Darcy, Emily, and Emily. I hope you enjoy my series on finding treasures both vintage and of the heart. Let’s hope I can overcome my inconsistent blogging habit and share those 31 posts within the next 31 days!

Day 5 of 31, not even a week into this little bloggie challenge and I’m already burnt out. Maybe it’s the weather, dark and rainy, very unusual for the always sunny New Mexico. Or maybe it’s the fact that it’s been nearly 4 months that I’ve posted more than 1 post a week. And I know it certainly couldn’t be the fact that I have absolutely no time management skills, and that none of the pictures I have stock piled for this series are appealing to me today.  And I’m really regretting not being one of those bloggers that pre-writes  (yes, that’s a word and if it isn’t a word I’m making it a word!)  all of her posts  a week in advance. So, what to share with you today? What’s the cure for these blog blues?

How about a little childhood nostalgia, from my era…

Ahh…that’s better, a 1980’s hero of mine, Strawberry Shortcake. I can almost smell that fake strawberry scent now.

Bubba surprised me with this little mug a few weeks ago. It takes me back to 1986 everytime I glance at it.  If you’re not familiar with Strawberry Shortcake, you can find out more here.

I always wanted that sweet smelling doll, but ended up with Rainbow Bright instead. Which was fine by me, since my sweet big sister took me to see all the Rainbow Brite movies and all the Care Bear movies, or any hokie kid movie that tickled my fancy. In fact, Rainbow Brite was the first movie I saw at an actual theater, or if you lived in our little town, it was the “show”. The local theater only had one  screen, so they showed one movie at a time, there was the 7 o’clock show and the 9 o’clock show. It was never ,” Ya wanna go to the movies?” it was always “Wanna go to the show?”.  I was 5 or 6 when my big sister who was either 17 or 18 at the time, took me to the show, and patiently sat through the corny-ness that is Rainbow Brite. She sweetly bought me a popcorn and soda, which I promptly gobbled up before the movie started. Then asked for a refill, which she politely denied me, in which I stated that it was time to leave since we ate our popcorn and drank our sodas, because that’s why you go to the show, you eat your snacks, then go home and watch the movie.  Imagine my surprise when the lights went out and I got see one of my favorite cartoons on the big screen! That certainly blew my little kid mind, I don’t think I blinked during the entire movie. There’s certainly something about seeing a movie on the big screen. I’ve been hooked on going to the “show” ever since.

What does that little memory have to do with Strawberry Shortcake? Absolutely nothing, I just thought it might be fun to share a little memory treasure with you today.

What are some of your favorite memories that you treasure?

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