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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Family that plays together....

When I first saw Melanie Muenchinger's new set, "School, Sports, Spirits", I immediately saw the skates. BOTH pair! I always LOVED ice skating when I was a kid. But the hockey skates immediately caught my eye as well. This card was made with my brother in mind. You know how it is when you get older and your brother(s) are into football, baseball, hockey??? And, of course, sometimes, as girls... we are not so much into those things. Well.. at least I wasn't. I had a couple close friends who lived down the street from me. One day at school I heard them say they were going ice skating that afternoon. Well, this was something I had never done! I'm not sure how, but I got a pair of skates. I may have borrowed them from a sister of their, I don't remember. But, they took me skating with them. Boy oh boy, was I ever hooked!! I LOVED it! I had so much fun that I asked mom and dad for a pair for Christmas. Well, this apparently, was a good idea because that year, my brother and I BOTH got a pair. And, they looked just like the ones in Melanie's set. I remember opening mine and they were soooo pretty white and the blade so shiny! I couldn't wait to put them on!! Then when my brother opened his, I thought... "What the heck are those?" I mean, sure, I knew they were skates, but the ones I had seen boys wearing were all black. These were odd! I learned they were "hockey skates" because they didn't have the black in my brother's size. HE was thrilled with them. UNTIL... he got on the ice. Then he QUICKLY found out... they are different!! No teeth to stop him!!! YIKES! He fell and fell and fell again. I don't think he was to happy at first. But, he was a determined soul and before I knew it, he was skating like a pro. The one thing that really sticks in my mind the most though is the fact that my brother AND I were actually enjoying something "together". There were lots of fun memories while skating and we were still young enough to actually ENJOY "playing" together. In fact, I'm not so sure after that we did much together. You go to junior high and high school and it seems your interest separate there. Even today, we don't have much in common. But... we both still have wonderful memories of ice skating together every winter. Memories... such a wonderful thing to make... together. Have a great day and enjoy YOUR memories. *smile* Signature

5 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

What a wonderful story, Tina! Those memories are so precious!

craftieodamae said...

What a wonderful story! I can just see your skating away LOL. The card is gorgeous!

Patti said...

So cute, the story and the card!

Melanie said...

what a wonderful storyy, when you said this card had one , I just assumed it was about you and DH, I lvoe that it was about your bother!!! awesome card!

Payne Holler Cards said...

love cards with sentiment behind them - thanks for sharing LOL
Linda

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