Friday, July 5, 2019

Childhood Artifacts #SecretSubjectSwap

Welcome to July's Secret Subject Swap. This is a regularly monthly post, where we each subject blog topics, to be assigned to a participating blogger, and receive our own blog topic, that was submitted by a fellow blogger. Nobody knows who will receive their submitted topic, or which topic they will receive. Each blogger gets to take their assigned secret subject in any direction they wish. 

My July “Secret Subject” is:
Do you still have or collect things from your childhood that made you happy? Why or why not? And what do you have? What feelings are associated with these things?

It was submitted by: (Thank you, Jenniy)

I am a very sentimental person. I am not sure why. I think I may get it from my Dad, but I am not entirely sure. That being said, I do not have much from my younger years, but the few items I do have, mean so very much to me. I would have more, but Chad has a terrible knack for destroying things that mean most to me. I cannot even sugar coat that. It is the truth, and it has been one of the biggest disputes between us. In 2009, he destroyed some of the only photos I had from my childhood and relatives, and I still don't think he understands how devastating that was. 

I have a box of angels, that I have collected over the years, that mean so much to me, and he lost it. He swears the box is in the attic, yet he can never produce the box. If it is still around, it is very meaningful. I also have an angel music box, a clay pot, and various items from my dad. They all mean so much.

I often buy Gigi things from my childhood, which are revamped, so she can enjoy them. She has my original Cabbage Patch baby, and my glowworm, and my E.T. doll. I also have a jean jacket from my Daddy, which I sleep with. I lost most pictures, during a fire, so the few I have, are cherished. I am just a sentimental schmuck, with a hard outer shell. I have my dad's ashes, and those may be my dearest belonging currently. I will one day bring him home. If I am unable to do so, Chad will bring us both home to North Carolina, and we will rest peacefully. 

If I had to choose a top three , of my sentimental possessions, I would not have to think too long. My Dad's cherry red SG Gibson, my dad's ashes, tapes of my dad playing the guitar and singing. I guess I really am a Daddy's girl at heart.

Are you a sentimental person? Do you have prized possessions?

Don't forget to check out these other July Secret Subject Swap posts.


  1. Awww, you gave Gigi an E.T. doll? How awesome. Does she love it?
    I don't have a lot of childhood stuff, but I do love the Starbucks Bearistas (bears) that I have accumulated over the years until they were discontinued.

  2. I have rebought a few things from my childhood. My stepmom burned all our things after she moved in with my dad. (i also inherited all my dad's vinyl records). I lived in a fantasy world when i was a kid between books and using my imagination with toys so that I could escape reality, and those things still make me smile. I recently got some Eureeka's Castle handpuppets that Pizza Hut gave out in the 90s. I put them on a shelf with some other geeky things and every time I look up at them, I feel so good. Nostalgia is a bit addictive, i think. I'm going for some Wuzzles dolls next.



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