“Golden” Friday Nights

 

As a teenager, my sister Martha Lou worked at the dime store on the town square, a few blocks from our house.

She was paid, in cash, every Friday night.  So on Fridays, after she got off work, she would go to the book section and buy a Golden Book to bring home to me.

I don’t think many of you can probably relate to what a treat that was for me, because back then treats were not such a part of everyday life.  They were rare.

I think it’s a testament to how special that Friday night tradition was for me that I remember it after all these years!  (Even though, regretfully, I don’t still have the books.)

Thank you “big sis” for a memory I treasure!

And, by the way, when I think about this story, I smell waffles!  I do remember that we sometimes had waffles for supper, so I’m guessing that may have been a Friday night tradition too!

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2 Responses to “Golden” Friday Nights

  1. C. Beth says:

    What a wonderful memory (including the waffle smell, mmm!) I think so many of us have just awesome memories involving childhood books. Something magical about them….

  2. Sandra says:

    Beth — Even though she didn’t even go to high school, my mother was a lover of books and reading. When a parent loves something that much, it’s hard for the children NOT to have an interest too. And that’s the way it is for me and my siblings — we all love to read.

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