Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A Walk Down Memory Lane, August 5, 2009

Wednesday's Walk Down Memory Lane

Come for a walk with me down Memory Lane!
And if you have a "Memory Lane" post, head on over to Scottsville to join in on the fun!

Here's a trip down memory lane I'd like to forget. Certain church ladies always reminded me that all I ever did was cry. Well here are two pictures that show I cried at least twice.

Truly, I know that I cried about having my feelings hurt or being left in the church nursery. Maybe I even cried when older women with scary faces approached me at church or elsewhere. Heck, I don't know, I was a kid.

I do remember being afraid of some of my older female teachers until about fourth grade. I have no idea why. Maybe it was the old lady at church that told me "all I ever did was cry." There's no way to know what a kid like me was thinking.

A lot of people called me a cry baby which only served to make it worse. At my first wedding the old lady who said what she said, decided that this was the day she had to remind me one more time. Not, "Best Wishes," or "I'm so happy for you," but "I remember you always used to cry."

That day I was all smiles and I just laughed and smiled. Can't remember what I thought, but I'm sure it was along the lines of, "I cried cuz you're so ugly." Please forgive me, I was an unsaved 22 year old bride and that's my excuse. And I'm sticking with it.

I still cry over all kinds of things, but most of the time I try to be really tough.

I think someone pinched me and I know that little boy just took my toy. These are good reasons to cry. Why is it that out of the very few pictures of me as a baby, there have to be ones of me crying?

That's my trip down memory lane and I'm laughing about it now, but I sure wasn't then. Hope you laughed and didn't cry, cuz if you cried I'd say, "You're a cry baby."


  1. I am really laughing! This was very funny! I promise that I will never call you cry baby. Even though both of these pictures are really cute! Too funny that your thoughts were to think, "I cried cuz you're so ugly." I will accept your excuse. And I am still laughing! Not crying! You could call me a laugh baby if you want!

  2. Oh you poor thing. I loved seeing the pictures. too funny.

  3. You still were cute even with that sour face! I love the top one of you in your swim cute!

  4. Cute pictures, and I think that all babies and children cry, especially in the church nursery! And I think it was rude of those ladies to keep telling you that you were a crier! Especially at your wedding! Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I will try and play along soon. What a great idea!

  5. Awww!!

    Some people just don't think before they speak. It goes to show how just a few words could really affect somebody!!

    It's okay to be emotional! I get that way too!

  6. Yep, it can be kind of a challange attending the same church you grew up in. Some people seem to forget that you did actually grow up! I'm sure you didn't cry that much, people pick what they want to remember. It's like one of my friends... all people remember from when he was little in church is his dad removing him from church one day and Chris screamed for all to hear "NO, I DON'T WANT A SMACK". He was normally a very good boy, but that is what is remembered. I probably don't want to know what they remember about me.

  7. Nannette,

    Very funny and very cute, you seem like a tough, strong person to me. How could you survive the military without being tough?

    Loved the walk, Thanks!


  8. That was not a great post lol.I did not fully enjoy it.I do not love your blogs enough to keep comin back.

  9. I just blog hopped over from a comment you left about the impending health care situation. I am sorry about your Mom. I hope the rehab facility will be helpful to her.

  10. Awwwwwwwwwwwww! You know when I first started reading this, I thought you meant NOW. I thought you meant you cry at church NOW. ha ha ha

    So I was glad to continue reading and see that you're not that sensitive still. Darling photos of you... even if they are crying. =0)

    Thanks for taking my walk with me and I fixed the typo in your name for ya. =0)