Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Childhood innocence. In memory of my pet caterpillar


WHEN I WAS FIVE 
My dear Dad told me he kept owls in his beard. I sat on his lap for hours looking for them !
I thought Golden Syrup came from lions because there was a picture of a lion on the tin
I thought I could keep my pet Caterpillar alive by keeping him in a matchbox with a leaf
My pottery caterpillar was made at an evening class in memory of my poor little pet
Do you remember being five ? 



5 comments:

  1. Wow you kept him all that time and he looks beautifully made too

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  2. Aw what a sweet keepsake Marion. No I don't remember much when I was five, well nothing I dare say without making me blush.
    Julie.C x

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  3. I have a few faint memories of being five.
    I used to keep a ladybird in a matchbox with some leaves but I never kept a caterpillar.
    I think your pottery caterpillar is really cute.
    Sue.

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  4. I'm not sure how old I was but my uncle used to keep me amused for hours with a trick he's do. He'd take my necklace, swallow it & then sneeze. My necklace would come back via his nose....
    Gross but facinating....!!!

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  5. What nice memories Marion. The only thing I remember about being 5 was that my parent's bought 5 acres of land and we moved to the country. A farmer grazed his cows on our property. I remember keeping a glow-in-the-dark plastic skeleton in a matchbox when I was six. I called him Hermon. Thanks for resurrecting fun memories!

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