Thursday, March 7, 2013

Screw you, Friday the 13th! (My favorite childhood memory.)

Hallo meine Lieben,

I hope you are all doing great. Today I want to tell you a little bit about my favorite childhood memories. 



And I am doing that because I am linking up with some lovely girls for another Random Thursday. I am starting to feel better, by the way which is very nice because a runny nose can get really annoying. I wish I could sleep at night though. Oh well...



First of all, I can happily say that I had a wonderful childhood. I grew up in a little town with only 700 inhabitants. By best friends lived next door and I lived in a nice house with my parents, grandparents and pets. It was awesome and I love to think about all the great memories I have. I am very thankful that I had the chance to experience all these things. 

So here are some of my favorite memories.

Play "Mühle" with my Grandma.

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First of all I have no idea if this is right but the game is called "Mühle" in Germany and my dictionary says it is called "Nine Man Morris" in English. Please correct me if I am wrong but this is how the game looks like. 
I loved to spend time with my Grandma, she was probably one of the five nicest persons on earth. Unfortunately she was very sick and died when I was only nine years old which was a huge shock for me. But I am so thankful that I had the chance to spend nine wonderful years with my Grandma Anneliese. In the evening I often went downstairs where she lived and we played board games together. This game was our favorite. I think my Grandma always let me win because the winner got a cookie. My Grandma also made the best cookies in the world. 

A trip to the North Sea with my parents and my best friend Julia.

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I don't remember how old I was but I spend 2 weeks in a house at the beach at the German North Sea with my parents and Julia. It was wonderful. Julia and I had our room in the attic and we felt pretty adventurous, we visited some cool islands, ate lots of ice cream, rode our bikes everywhere and even saw some seals at an animal sanctuary. And we spent every evening playing cards together. I will never forget this vacation.

Getting hurt on Friday the 13th.

Well I guess this is not the most wonderful memory but  still one of my favorites because it is so typical for me and my life.
My birthday is July 13th which means that sometimes I have to honor to celebrate my birthday on Friday 13th which is known as the day of misfortune. I don't believe in this at all but I am a very clumsy person and this birthday ended with little Katrin covered in blood because she managed to get hurt four times in a row at her own birthday party. First I fell on my knee, then hurt my forehead, my arm and then the other knee. I must have looked very nice at the end of the party and I am pretty sure all the adults thought that I was cursed but I still had a wonderful time. I just did not care about all the disasters.

Well, there are so many others....I loved to spend time with my pets, my friends, my family, we went camping, had barbecues, went on vacations....

What is your favorite childhood memory?

18 comments:

  1. This post is such a nice idea! It reminds me of my own childhood :) I played chess with my grandfather - love those memories.
    And I went on a vacation like this, too, to Denmark when I was like 5 years old.
    Funny, how we don't care so much about things like what happened on your birthday when we're young - but I'm sure I would have made a big deal of it if it happened to me now ;)
    Ich drücke Dich ganz fest, liebste Katrin.

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    1. Glad you had a nice childhood too! :) Oh, I would love to play chess again!
      I haven't been to Denmark yet but would love to. I am sure your vacation was incredible!
      Haha, I hope it won't hurt myself that much again on my birthday!
      Ich drueck Dich!

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  2. That's hilarious about your birthday! I hope that doesn't sound weird. :) I mean it's hilarious that it would just have to happen on Friday the 13th, which I'm sure had a lot of people wondering...but good for you for not buying into it. Apparently "13" is supposed to be my lucky number, so I don't know if I believe that or not, but at least I don't worry about Friday the 13th! Should be the luckiest day of all for me, right?!

    Your vacation sounds lovely. So do your memories with your Grandma. :)

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    1. Haha, no it does not sound weird. I will always remember it so that is hilarious! 13 is my lucky number too!
      My Grandma was really lovely! Miss her!

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  3. annaliese. I freakin LOVE that name! I can't stop saying it!
    I used to spend a lot of time with my grandparents, and grammie and I would always play crockeno (not sure on the spelling)
    and I think all grandmas make the best cookies lol
    that beach looks amazing!
    quite the birthday haha sorry to say I laughed a little :)
    thanks for linking up as per usual!

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    1. Hehe, funny you like that name so much! :))
      I have never heard about that game but I will check it out. I love board games!
      And yeah, grandmas are the best bakers!
      You don't have to be sorry for laughing, I laugh about it too!

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  4. Love this post, except for the getting hurt part :) I was really close with my gran too, so some of my favourite childhood memories include her. I love your recap of your favourite vacation. I went to South Africa when I was just turned 10 and it was by far the best weeks holiday that I ever had with my family. I loved every second of that week, and remember crying at the airport because I didn't want it to end. My Dad promised we would go back.....and I'm still waiting 17 years later....lol.

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    1. Glad you like it. And the hurting part wasn't that bad! And awesome that you have such great memories with your grandma too!
      It is so cool that you went to South Africa at such a young age! I can imagine how much you cried! And I hope you can go back as soon as possible!

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  5. Sounds like you had one helluva fun childhood. Especially the 2 weeks in a beach house...yes, please! I needed friends like you when I was a kid haha.

    Like you, I have so many fun memories of spending time with my grandma. Never heard of that game but I'm definitely going to look it up now. Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Yeah, we had lots of fun! It was awesome. I love to think about all the fun stuff we did.
      And I am sure your Grandma is wonderful too!

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  6. These are such wonderful memories! Well except for the Friday the 13th one of course, but hanging with your grandmother and a trip to the North Sea are fantastic :)

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    1. It really was fantastic and I love to think about all these memories. Even the painful ones. :)

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  7. That game seems very interesting. I want to try it out.

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    1. You should, Chelsea! It is lots of fun!

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  8. Thats so nice for you that you got to grow up with your grandparents :)

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    1. Yeah, it was pretty cool to have them so close!

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  9. OMG! I can't believe you got hurt so many times in one day and your very own birthday, ha! I'm glad that didn't prevent you from enjoying your day, though; that's the spirit! ;D

    I am sometimes scared to remember the past, even the good things. I have the feeling those memories are going to make me miss my mom more, you know ... Silly me.

    Hope you're having a great weekend, sweet Katrin! ;D

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    1. I can't believe it either but things like that happen to me. I don't know why. :) But yeah, I can still smile!

      Miki, I absolutely know how you feel about this. All the wonderful memories make me miss my Mom even more but I still like to think about them because I remember how happy I was!

      Have a wonderful Sunday, dear Miki!

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