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Throwback Thursday #35 – Going, Going, Gone

I’m back! Another easy one this week so let’s get started.

If you care to join us, it’s easy.

  • Write your own post sharing your memories and leave a pingback to this post in the comments.
  • You can use the photo above in your post to make it easier to find.
  • Tag it with #TBTMemory or #IRememberWhen.
  • If you do not wish to write your own post, feel free to tell your story in the comments below.

This week’s prompt is: Things I Miss

This week think about objects or places you miss having in your life. It could be a favorite toy, a photograph, a favorite hang-out, a favorite store or shop, a collectible, a favorite pair of jeans, or old movie ticket stubs. It can be anything your little heart desires. Write about one thing or write about a few. You’re running the show this week!

My post follows:


To me, some memories are best in our minds. Take clothes for instance. I had some great clothes, but I was a toothpick then! Having them in front of me might be depressing!

There are a few things I wish I still had Or things I miss and together they are quite an eclectic mix.

  1. My grandmother was a nurse and she had a few glass hypodermic needles each in their own cardboard box. I wish I had them. They were objects of fascination for me as a child.
  2. Then there was my collection of broken glass. I spent months wading the creeks, picking up beautiful pieces of glass smoothed by tumbling over the rocks for miles and miles. I kept them in the cardboard box my Barbie came in.
  3. There was a drive-up burger place called the Hi-Lo burger. Our parents took us there often. Later in life I went there with my Dad and my children. The building was still standing, but it has been closed for years. They had THE best burgers and I had the best memories.
  4. I wish I still had my class ring. It was from Jostens of course – white gold with a hematite stone with my initials inside. Stupidly, I gave it to my ex-husband who in turn gave it to his girlfriend telling her it was his. Obviously with my initials inside, neither of them were too bright.

I must stop now before I ramble on and on. I look forward to your posts!

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25 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday #35 – Going, Going, Gone”

  1. That is so cool! We had a burger joint like that but ours was called Griff’s. My husband went there as a child and talks about it all the time. I love that you were collecting sea glass as a youngster! After having a fascination with needles, did you end up working in the medical field?
    I’ll have to make a post and see what I come up with!

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  2. I miss a lot of old photos that my dad took when he left my mum.
    I miss a certain simplicity of life before everything depended on electronic gadgets.
    I miss the pets I loved, and the close friends I have lost.
    (I know the last two are not objects or places, but I put them in anyway.)
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Don’t worry, Pete. The first thought that came to mind was about people I miss. I was worried my list would be too long if I talked about it. I am glad you mentioned both people and pets.

      Old photos are often the only connection we have with our past and our ancestry. And yes, a simpler time is probably why I write so many nostalgic posts.

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  3. Oh! Maggie I do like this prompt! The ring..what a cad your ex was! The burger bar Memory is very cool too it’s so sad when these places go. We used to love our Local Wimpey Bar .. They are almost all gone now. Your glass collection too that’s the sort of thing that we loose track of. I am sorry you have not got Grandmas hypodermic needles well that’s a shame too.
    I’ve done my post , on time for once 💜💜

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    1. Thanks Willow. Those things are just tactile memories of good times or experiences. I will go read your post now.

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    1. They did. I had read class rings rarely had ‘real’ gemstones in them. Jostens says theirs are real. They also have a place on their website to find lost rings. Mine isn’t there, however.

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