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Hi! I'm Billie Jo, a wife to one and mother to four who loves all things home and family. During the day I homeschool, do laundry, and drink way excessive amounts of coffee. I would much rather read than exercise, and I am blessed to live the life I dreamed of.
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Summer When I Was Young














And all the best memories my heart can hold.
Anything you remember, my friends??
Have a great day!


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  1. Same here and now, I am allergic to Noxzema. smiles

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  2. Ahhh, I can still smell the Noxzema! I can remember walking to the library in bare feet and when I got there it was so cool inside! I loved doing that with my best friend who lived next door. I also remember watching The Price is Right, eating freeze pops, and staying up late to watch the fireflies! Such great memories!

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  3. I just love your Blog! You are amazing and so are your pictures. My Dad was a car dealer for many years and my son has always wanted to be one! Just another thing we have in common.
    Christina

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  4. So many fun memories! One I don't hear of too often is Chinese Jump Rope. Did you ever play that? One solid piece of elastic rope, first around your ankles, then your knees... My friends and I played that for hours when we were growing up. But we always had to go home when the street lights came on!

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  5. yes, yes, and yes! are we the same age? I think I'm older...lol. Do you realize that the things we used to see on the Jetson's are now reality???? facetime??? wow!

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  6. The sparklers and the gum - yes! I remember those two!

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  7. Oh, the memories. I remember watching the Brady Bunch each evening before dinner. Just seeing the container of Noxzema brought the smell right back!

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  8. Oh I relate with this so well! That lawn chair and its colors really hit me! Lol And for shows - Little House on the Prairie, Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley... 😊
    Also, snoopy sno-cone machine, mandy doll, my red prairie rose bike ::sigh:: such fun memories

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  9. And we always seemed to have endless days of sunshine. 🌞

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  10. Fireflies at night (lightning bugs is what we called them), sitting outside under the old oak tree after Bible School seeing them flicker! One of my favorite memories! Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

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  11. Such lovely memories. I used to love picking daisies and making chains with them.

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  12. Yep! All of those and so many more!!! Love the swing set i can't put it in pictures, but I enjoyed the time in the streets, playing games with all the neighborhood kids. No such thing as "play dates"... you just went outside and joined whatever was going on. I miss that for my kids.

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  13. Fun memories... I loved the fruit striped gum... and those lawn chairs bring me back to my grandparent's front porch... ahh the memories! :)

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  14. Thank you for incorporating so many of your childhood summer favorites into my childhood - like ice cream comes, The Brady Bunch, and sparklers. :)

    Madison | Breakfast at Madison’s

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  15. I remember all of those! How I loved that gum - I was thinking about it the other day. I can add one - making bracelets out of clover flowers. Oh and Hawaiian punch concentrate syrup in a bottle and the canned drink version!

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  16. Blast to the past, and I could instantly recall what Noxzema smelled like! Ha ha!

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  17. I love your memories-I have the same ones!!
    Plus, drinking out of the hose. (I can still taste hot rubber!) Running through sprinklers. Baby oil. Sunburns. popsicles. What was the suntan lotion ad with the dog pulling at the little girls bikini? That was so iconic.

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