Welcome to Week 8 of our 52 weeks of Sharing Memories - A Genealogy Journey for 2012. This is our third year writing our memoirs and childhood memories for our descendants.
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What kinds of books did you read as a kid? My family was a family of readers. My mother read constantly, even while knitting. She and her sister and mother amazed me with their abilities to knit and read at the same time. And they were always doing both. Clang clatter, tick tack of needles, flip a page.
So we kids became avid readers too. My favorite series was The Hardy Boys! I loved Joe and Frank's adventures and couldn't get enough of them. My girlfriends were all reading the Bobbsey Twins or Nancy Drew but to me girls' adventures paled in comparison to the action and mystery Frank and Joe experienced!
I think I always resented the societal rules imposed on us girls from which boys were exempt. And Frank and Joe seemed to have no restrictions on their lifestyle. How I longed to live such a life!
I lived a very full fantasy life between the ages of 6 and 13 and often imagined myself embarking on the same types of adventures as those wonderful Hardy boys.