So question for you my loyal reader were you more a cabbage patch kid or garbage pail card collector? Tell the truth, be honest. Or maybe you don’t even know what I am talking about because truth be told, you had to be a kid of the 80’s.
Kid trends are kind of like that, they come, they go, some come back, some don’t, but why is that? If you know could you tell me in the comments below?
Me, I was a garbage pail card kind of kid. Why? I think because the idea of collecting things was always such a cool idea and also because they weren't actually dolls.
I wasn't ever much of a doll kind of kid. Stuffed animals, now that was a different thing. I had the polar bear, the brown bear, the dog, the horse and on and on depending upon who gave me what animal or whom I could convince to buy me the next stuffed thing. But the idea of a doll with a round face that you put in a crib and took care of, changed it's diapers etc I just couldn't get into that.
I am talking about baby dolls with little blue or pink plastic bottles that sometimes were filled with fake milk and when you turned it upside down the milk disappeared. I never did understand how that worked? Again does anyone?
Anyway, I just never got dolls. Was it some instinctual nurture to care human beings? Or was it because they didn't have a little brother or sister to care for already? Or maybe they wanted to imitate their mothers and what they did? I don't know. I still don't know. But the difference is that now we can "google" it and find out. So I did.... Turns out there are hundreds of articles on the topic Here is one fascinating article I found.
Either way, whether you liked dolls, cars, trucks, stuffed animals,or collecting garbage pail kids the idea is these things take you back.
You made memories. Some good,
not so good.
But, your brain wants to keep hanging onto them, not because you needed another doll or another stuffed animal but because each memory is a story. Your story.
So whether you collected garbage pail kids, cabbage patch dolls or just played and created your memories they are yours and yours alone.
Foods can be memories too.
Like when I made these grilled peaches this summer. The juice oozed and the char marks blackened. The peach flavor melted in my mouth and my summer was complete.
Summer ends officially in just a few days. So before you let summer go, grill up a few and make a memory.
Goodbye Summer, I loved you everyday. Thanks for giving me great memories.
3 Peaches Halved and Pits removed
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
Heat Grill to about 400 degrees. Using a pastry brush, brush olive oil onto flesh side of peaches.
Place Peaches flesh side down onto grill. Cook a few minutes until peaches begin to get warm. Remove from grill using a metal spatula and eat.
Grilled peaches make a great salad with tomatoes and herbs.
Serve grilled peaches over vanilla ice cream.
No grill? Roast peaches in oven instead. You won't have the grill marks but they will still taste great