Maggie is our host for Throwback Thursday this week. She wants to know about our favorite things while adolescents. She says: Pick any period of your adolescence and think back to all your favorite things. Feel free to elaborate as much as you want.
If you care to join us, it’s easy.
- Write your own post sharing your memories and leave a pingback to this post in the comments.
- You can use the photo above in your post to make it easier to find.
- Tag it with #TBTMemory or #IRememberWhen.
- If you do not wish to write your own post, feel free to tell your story in the comments below.
This week’s prompt is: Favorite Things
Who was your favorite relative? Not to play favorites, but who was the person you connected with more than others? Aunt, uncle, cousin, grandparent, or parent? Why were you closest to them? As a teen, I would have to say that my paternal grandparents were my favorite relatives. I wasn’t able to see them as much as I would have liked to, but they were always kind and loving to me. Having them in my life made me who I am today. I am forever grateful that when my mom divorced their son, they still wanted us in their lives.
What was your favorite TV show? Share a clip if you can find one. I was hooked on Get Smart and Bewitched for sure. I never saw this intro to Bewitched before. before. It was awesome.
What was your favorite book or favorite family story? I read a great deal as a young child. As a teen I was much more involved with journaling and writing poetry.
What was your favorite, song, record, or album. Feel free to share a YouTube video of it. I was still hooked on the Beatles as a teen. I will admit that I listened to a wide variety of music, but the Beatles were my go to group.
Who was your favorite teacher? What grade were you in and what subject did they teach? I had a favorite teacher as a 6th grader, Mr. Brick. In high school, my favorite teacher was Mr. Tavenor. He gave me confidence to participate in public speaking and debate groups. I stayed in school because of him. He cared about his students and didn’t just work for the paycheck.
What was your favorite subject (not teacher) in school? Home Economics was my favorite subject in school. The teacher was very young and I admired her a great deal. I learned about cooking and sewing, which have been important in my life, to this day.
Who was your favorite (aka best) friend? What things did you do together? I had two best friends, R and L. We hung out at each other’s houses, cooked desserts, and went to concerts at the Forum. (R’s mom had season tickets to great shows) We talked on the phone, practically nonstop.
What was your favorite way to pass the time? As a teen, I loved to write poetry and fiction stories. I journaled every day. I stopped writing poetry when bio-dad said it was a total waste of time after I sent him some of my poems.
What was your favorite holiday? How did you celebrate? My favorite holiday was Passover. It is not at all what you would think of as a “fun” holiday. We had the 5 hour dinner and read the entire Haggadah both in English and Hebrew (my aunt, uncle, grandma and grandpa.) What I loved was the rich heritage I was exposed to. It was wonderful to be with family because I had no other relatives nearby. I still love Passover. I enjoy sharing my meal with friends and family whenever possible.
What was your favorite toy or possession? Doll, camera, radio, bicycle? My records were my favorite possessions. They gave me company and joy.
Bonus: What was your favorite adventure? Family trip, amusement park, field trip, or vacation perhaps. I never went on a vacation as a kid. There was no money for that. Back in the day, Knott’s Berry Farm was free. I went with friends as a teen and that was terrific.