When I Was Young

1) When you were a kid, what were your creative outlets? As an adult, what have you created that you are most proud of?
When I was young, I had a scrapbook and I collected pictures of animals which I cut out of magazines and newspapers.  I enjoyed it, but I think that my dad tossed it out when we moved.  As an adult, I am proud of some of the posts that I have written, and I take satisfaction in my 3 unpublished books.

2) Have you ever saved someone’s life? Did you ever witness someone’s life being saved? Did someone save your life?
When I was young, I went to sleep with chewing gum in my mouth and I woke up choking.  My brother heard me gasping for air, and he woke up my mom.  I guess that I could have died if my mom didn’t reach her hand inside of my mouth to pull the gum out.  My general practitioner is specialized in Diabetic care and with her help, my Diabetes is well controlled, so I could say that she has also saved my life.

3) Did you ever get lost as a child? How did you handle it? Do you get easily lost now?
I was a pretty goofy kid, but I don’t remember ever getting lost.

4) Did you search out presents your parents hid from you? Did you get caught? Do you hide presents from family members as an adult? Are they ever found?
I never did any of this.

5) Do you have a special song that was sung to you by either of your parents? Did you sing to your children? (or pets) Care to share the tunes?
When my family went on trips, we used to sing and the only songs that I remember are ‘Three Little Fishes’ and ‘Ragtime Joe’.

6) What’s something you were afraid of as a child? What is something you are afraid of as an adult?
When I was a child, I was afraid of having an accident and making in my pants, because this happened to me in the Third grade, and it was a real mess.  The other kids teased me about it, and they called me poopy pants.  As an adult, I am OK with heights up to a certain point, but anything over three stories high does frighten me.

7) What do you wish you would have learned more about in school?
I wish that I would have learned more about how to pick up girls.

8) Is there something outside of school you were so interested in you taught yourself about it as an adult?
There are many things in my field of Electrical engineering, that I learned by myself.  I had some courses in computers in college, but they were no help for me in learning how to use a personal computer.  I learned MS DOS commands and taught myself how to use Windows computers.

9) What made you laugh most when you were a child? What makes you laugh out loud now?
I enjoyed watching the Tonight Show with my dad and the roasts really made me laugh.  I think my sense of humor hasn’t changed that much and I still laugh at movies that I think are funny.

10) What’s something from your childhood that helped to shape your outlook on life?
I think that because my family moved a lot, that helped me to make new friends.

Written for Throwback Thursday #66 which is hosted by Lauren this week and her topic is “That Was Then, and This Is Now.”

16 thoughts on “When I Was Young

  1. Thanks for joining in. My gosh, your mom is a shero. Sounds like you were a good kid who never pried into gifts or took off and got lost.
    I’d forgotten about roasts. They were very funny indeed.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. My mom taught us all the ‘Three Little Fishies’ song. I will remember all the words now and even sing it to my granddaughter. I am glad your diabetes is under control, Jim. That is quite an accomplishment

    Liked by 1 person

  3. What do you wish you would have learned more about in school? – I wish I was more assertive.

    What’s something you were afraid of as a child? What is something you are afraid of as an adult? – Although I lived near the coast, I was afraid to go into the sea. My parents never taught me to swim as far as I can remember? I still get worried if I get out of my depth now.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. When you were a kid, what were your creative outlets? Playing and watching Baseball and reading and listening to the Beatles
    As an adult, what have you created that you are most proud of? My son….I guess he counts.

    Liked by 1 person

Comments are closed.