Tell Me Something Tuesday: Childhood possessions

Posted April 26, 2022 by Berls in Tell Me Something Tuesday / 12 Comments

Tell Me Something Tuesday

Tell Me Something Tuesday was hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings, but she has (temporarily?) stopped blogging. So a group of us that had been doing posts (Linda from Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell, Karen from For What It’s Worth, Roberta from Offbeat YA, Jen from That’s What I’m Talking About  and me) decided to get together, come up with some more topics and keep the meme going.Michelle made us a logo and we’re off and running. For more details, check out this post where I reintroduced the meme.

I can be sporadic, but when I do join in I will always share next week’s topic at the end of the post. So, today is about…

Do you still own any books/comics/toys/memorabilia from when you were a kid?

No. Nothing. I’m wracking my brain and I can’t think of a single thing I own from childhood. As a kid, I only had The Babysitter’s Club books and I really have no idea what happened to them. My parents may have gotten rid of them when we moved to Texas, maybe? I was still reading them before the move so I’m not sure. As a teen I owned a few more books that I purchased with my own money — but I’m pretty sure I also exchanged them at Half Price Books so I could afford to buy more books lol.

Other memorabilia…. well, honestly,  I grew up pretty poor and didn’t have a lot as a kid. One of the coolest things I had was a doll house my mom made out of a couple built in bookshelves, using scraps of wallpaper and carpet from houses she cleaned. I didn’t care that my three dolls – 1 Barbie, 1 Skipper, and 1 Ken – were actually taller than the floors of their home, it was still a really cool dollhouse. And we made them clothes out of scraps of fabric from the clothes she made for us (out of old drapes and blankets and such from the houses she cleaned). The dolls/clothes I kept until I outgrew Barbies. The house I couldn’t bring with me, for obvious reasons. I wish I had a picture of it though.

But even if we had a lot of stuff, I’ve never been a sentimental person where “stuff” is concerned. I like order and space more than I like nick nacks. So I probably wouldn’t have kept much even if I had it. If we had some family heirlooms to pass down, that would be cool.

What about you?

Next week’s topic: Who is your all-time favorite couple or character?

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Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

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12 responses to “Tell Me Something Tuesday: Childhood possessions

  1. You just reminded me that my grandpa built me a few Barbie furniture once – bed, nightstand, mini-wardrobe – and painted them pink LOL.
    I only have a couple of books left from that era.

    In a way, I can relate to not being attached to stuff from the past, but maybe more in the sense that some of it makes you feel sad when you look at them. Like, “happier times, everything went to hell after” sad.

    • Aww that’s so sweet! My grandpas were both builders – one a mason the other carpentry – so that would have been cool.

      Yeah I can see how some items could bring a wistful feeling.

  2. Jen

    OH! I forgot that I had a cool dollhouse that my mom had when she was little. I don’t know what happened to it – it was all wood, etc. But I didn’t like the “dolls” that fit with it and wanted to play with my Barbies – so they were like 2x the height of the dollhouse, but it didn’t matter. I forgot all about that until you mentioned your story. 🙂

  3. I only have a couple of books from my childhood. My parents got divorced when I was 10 and I lived with my grandma for almost 2 years. Then I lived with my mom for 5 years until she went to jail for drugs and my step mother would only allow my brother and I to bring our clothes and a few personal belongings. So I lost most everything I had.

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  4. That’s cool. I have a ton of stuff. My folks let me buy every book I wanted and I wanted a lot. I still have a shelf. I also have a huge collection of Nancy Frew hardcovers. The rest of the stuff I have is from my parents – furniture, a clock, a theater chair from one of dad’s theaters, a piano, sheet music, filing cabinets, bookcases. If they got rid of it I repurposed it. I also have my dad’s collection of Reader’s Digest magazines from 1945-1946. Oh and I have my saxophone. I have some of my Mom’s dishes (not fancy) now too.

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    • That’s so awesome! Ya know I do have my parents old bed, the living room coffee tables, and 2 night stands from my parents house. I wasn’t thinking of furniture!

    • That’s awesome that you were able to hang on to it when you don’t have anything else. Must be special ❤️