Normally, Fridays are for Friday Fragments.
So, when I suggested to the Oklahoma Bloggers to do a meme about Oklahoma, why did I pick the last Friday of the month for Oklahoma, You're Doing Fine!?
But then, much of what I say is pretty fragmented. That's especially true, when talking about my life.
Growing up Okie, meant learning to crawl in a flat bottom fishing boat down on Little Sandy.
It involved falling off the second story church three doors down while playing hiding & seek.
It was swimming at Lee's Park on hot summer days, while listening to All Shook Up on the jute box.
It was digging potatoes or picking corn over July 4th, turning the hand crank of the ice cream freezer, and then sitting on top of the pile of old quilts covering the freezer while the ice cream "set."
It was going to California and while crossing the state line from Arizona into California, having the state inspector shine the flashlight in the car window and laugh at our bare feet. "Yep, you're from Oklahoma!." He was, too. As was half the Indian dancers at Disney Land (our Mom visited with all of them. One was kin the the Aldridge family that had built hotels in Ada, Wewoka and other Oklahoma towns.)
It was eating Watermelon in the backyard with all the neighbors and washing off with the water hose.
It was skipping school and going here:
And later, once grown, learning your own kids did the same thing, only they went here:
It was spending days fishing on Texoma or getting to climb the caves at Robbers Cave with cousins. The same cousins who were the enemy when you were heavily involved in a war. The ammo was mud and the clothesline was the "front". Mom's freshly washed sheets....well, let's just say, we never did that again.
What is was, was grand!
Can you name this popular Oklahoma picnic area of the 50's & 60's? It is closed now. There is a prize for the correct answer! You have until next Friday.
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Again, many thanks to my friends Beth and Katie! I could not have done this without you!
Be sure and check in tomorrow. I'm going to show you what I recently won and tell you what you'll have a chance to win! This is my 100th post!
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