Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sharing Memories: Week 43 - Childhood Pranks

Lorine McGinnis Schulze over at Olive Tree Genealogy  has issued us a new exercise for the week!

It's Week 43 of our Sharing Memories - A Genealogy Journey Please join us each Sunday as we share our memories of childhood. Your descendants will be thankful that you did! Share a memory here as a comment, or on your own blog, or in a private journal, but write! Leave a legacy for your children and grandchildren.

I couldn't wait to delve into this one!

It was really quite bad of me, but after years of hearing my Mother talk about doing the same thing when she was younger, I once tricked my two younger brothers into "planting" a whole box of Cheerios breakfast cereal. Why, you may ask? Well... it could be that I might have, sort of, told them that a ... a donut tree would grow from them. [I know... totally shameful of me!]

And once, well, I hid a a soda bottle in our garden and slid a just sprouting cucumber into the bottle, growing a cucumber into the bottle until it filled the entire bottle. When it was so full I was afraid the bottle might burst, I picked the cuke, brought the bottle into the house, filled it with vinegar and then put a cork stopper into it. And it might be that I told my brothers... the pickle queen brought us pickles this way. And who is the pickle queen, they asked. I might have replied... she's a fairy queen who lives under the cabbage leaves.

And one last garden prank. I had my brothers plant a whole pound of uncooked spaghetti once. Why? Well... it might be I told them.... licorice plants grow from it.

Yes... I know! It might be that I was a little wicked in doing these things [I was 15 years old!]. Then again, it might be... I was simply a creative mind!!!