When you look back at your childhood, what memories/events stick out the most? Here's my list: - Family vacations to the Grand Canyon, Utah, Vegas, San Fransisco, Catalina, Hawaii. - My first days of school...they were always exciting! - The end of school when yearbooks came out & it was so important at the time to get as many people to sign/write in your yearbook as possible. - Halloweens at school. I especially loved the year I was a Jack the Box, a princess, & a cowgirl. My mom made most of my costumes. - School recess time. I loved playing tag, handball, Chinese jacks, Chinese jumprope, & playing on the bars. I was one of the best in all that. - My parents taking me to the musicals I love today & more: The Nutcracker, Cats, Swan Lake, Les Miserables, & many others. - Going to Knott's Berry Farm & Disneyland. - Christmases, back when I stil believed in Santa, leaving cookies out for him, & waking up early to open presents. - The time my parents & I rented a motorhome. - When my mom would regularly take my cousin & I ice skating, then bowling. - Watching my favorite TV shows (Little House on the Prarie, Family Ties, & Today's Special to name a few out of many). - The only year I actually had a big b-day party w/ classmates & all. I was seven. It was at Shakey's Pizza & my dad did magic tricks. - Taking classes every summer: Tons of science ones, math, calligraphy, arts & crafts, tennis, cartooning, ballet, tap dance, piano, knitting. - When I used to take piano lessons from ages 7-17 & the numerous recitals I performed in. - The great feeling when report cards came out. - My best friends from preschool to 6th gr: Nancy, Amy, Alison, Matthew, Veronica, Alexis. It would be a hoot to see them & find out what they're all doing now! I know Alexis is a lawyer. - The pets I've had: Dogs, canary, rabbits, tons of fish, small turtle, hermit crabs. I remember all their names (didn't have names for the fish & crabs) - All the times my mom & I would eat out after school before going to my piano lessons. - Playing w/ Cabbage Patch dolls, my many Barbies, paper dolls, Scrabble, checkers, Connect Four, Operation...loved Candyland! - Subscribing to the magazines, Highlights, 321 Contact, Barbie, & Cricket. - My 1st video game console, an Atari 600XL. I remember never being able to find many video games for that system. That's all I can think of off the top of my head!