My first pink diamond!

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Wow, we had gone back to Hyden, Kentucky  and I was about 8 years old. There was this old family store and I had five cents in my collection. I put the nickle in the machine but it took awhile for the money to register and my pink diamond to drop into the little slot in it’s plastic bubble.

I waited, and waited, waited… Then saw my parents driving off! Yes, they had forgot one of there own. One of many. Yet, they stopped, backed up and waited patiently while I collected my pink diamond ring, adjustable that is…

I still love costume jewelry to this day!

Spinning Tops!

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When we were small, our house burned down. Years later we returned and I found my spinning top! Only slightly burned…

Giving birth to Carolyn Victoria!

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What memories! This one involves giving birth to a baby in my most difficult times of my life. My father was killed when I was 17 and Victoria was born two months later. Between Darvons being given to a pregnant women and hard times, I’m not sure where to start so how about I start this thread on another day. “Vicky”, I love you baby!

Carolyn Davidson Hicks’ birth

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Remember when?

I do! I remember a white room. Everyone was dressed in white. Although I could not see clearly, I remember.

I remember the sweeping motion of being tossed upside down and the pain of crying with my first breath.

I remember the warmth of my mothers cuddling arms and nothing more! However, that is my birth!

When Baby Ann was born

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Wow, I remember when Barbara Ann was born. What a day! We were taken to the hospital but because mom had so many babies, 7 at the time, we stood outside Clark County Memorial Hospital. I saw my mom looking out a window holding a new born from somewhere stories high in the sky.

When this little girl came home, she had brown hair, brown eyes and dark skin. Within a few weeks, she looked just like me!!! Blonde hair, blue eyes and pale skin. Since then, she had gone back to the dark hair, eyes and skin… oh well…

So be it for parents that have mixed blood in all the other recipes that make us all Americans. We adjust and blend. lol’s

Just a cup of tea…

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It was around 1958 and I was about three at the time. We lived in Eastern Kentucky, I believe it was Hyden. One of my fondest memories was, I had this little tea cup and saucer. I sat in the rocker on the front porch feeling most lady like, pretending to drink from my fancy tea cup. I remember my mom and dad stepping outside, their arms wrapped around each other and so in love, they said, ” just look at her, such a little lady.”

Til this day, I remember how good that made me feel. To be told you are a lady at 3 is way to cool!

The Frozen Man

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Christmas, 1969! It was around Christmas time and the winter was really bad that year. The snow had but almost snowed us in. Wood was wet from the wood pile and being dried inside the house to carry us through the snowstorm.

We had snowdrifts 5 to 6 feet deep in front of the house. Suddenly, someone knocked on our front door. I went to answer it but the door was frozen from the cold wind. When I finally got it open, an old man with a long scraggly beard stood shaken from the cold and speechless.

I screamed! Mom, Dad, there is a frozen man at our door. The poor old man stood there with his whiskers frozen into popsicles, his beard frozen with snow and only a cold stare on his face. We thawed him out, fed him and a few days later sent him home with wood to burn!

Indiana Army Amunition Plant

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Ever heard of that place? My Dad worked there  and it was about 23 gates long on Highway 62, between Charlestown and Jeffersonville, Indian! More coming soon…

Dad Tried to Quiting Smoking…

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My dad struggled to stop smoking before he was killed by a gun. That is another story I’ll need time before I am ready to write about it. Anyway…

The story goes back a few years before he died, when he would ask me to light his Winston for him. He’d say, just put it up to the fire and wait til it lights. Well, I’d try that but it never worked! So, one day I took a puff! Yes, I sure it. Damn near coughed out a lung at the effort!

Once it was lite, I walked into the livingroom. Dad was sitting next to the fireplace waiting impatiently while watching Daniel Boone on TV. I myself, love Daniel Boone and was caught up in the show. Finally, Dad looks around and says, honey, when your’e done with that, wanta share?

When he died, a few years later, he had given never managed to give up the habit. Shortley after he died, we found a pack under his car seat of the nice 1970 Maverick he owned. Another story there for you too, I’ll get around to that one of course! Anyway, there was one under the sunvisor, one under his front drivers seat and just about anywhere else you could imagine!

Dad never did quit smoking…

Baby Ann, my little sister!

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My baby sisters name is Barbara Ann Davidson. What a blessing to my life she has been. But of all the wonderful stories I could every tell you about her is when I called her Baby Ann.

I decided I wanted to take on the task of being her teacher! Yes, I wanted to teach her, her ABC’s, and how to read. And, so the task began…

Every morning at the bus stop we sang the ABC song. Played games with words. I literally drilled them into that poor little girls head. We loved it and looked forward to every morning during the school week.

The true blessing in my life, was teaching Baby Ann!