Reub's journey

21 March 2013

Childhood pleasures


The pleasure of secrets

I met this little cutie at a party and I never did figure out that thing she wasn't going to tell me.





The pleasure of popcorn
The kids flocked to the popcorn at this Ethiopia-fest last summer. They weren't so interested in the coffee beans roasting in a pan nearby.






The pleasure of wet sand
My little grandson at his daddy's feet, discovering the beach.




The pleasure of helping 
The daughter of a hazelnut vendor likes to help out at the farmer's market. Her hair is almost as red as the shelling machine! (I didn't do a thing to this photo, honest!)






The pleasure of being creative

Teenagers count as children, don't they? This pair of high school pals set themselves up at the farmer's market with a pad of paper and a typewriter. For a donation of money they wrote original poems on any topic you requested. Best. Idea. Ever.


Jeesh, it's been months since I last linked to Friday My Town Shoot-Outs, where the weekly theme is tied to where you live and what you see locally. You should go there and check it out.



24 comments:

  1. this was a pleasant look at humanity! and creativity. and just the joy of discovery. :)

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    1. Thank you, how nice. Humanity can be a good thing.

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  2. The pleasure of spending some time with you here at your blog.

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    1. Would that it were in person. Time for you to head west, young man.

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  3. Nice to see some good things. Simple pleasures. Aren't the always? Pleasures? Mostly simple.

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    1. Usually the simplest pleasures are the best, even now, as a grown-up. I still really like wet sand.

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  4. The young girls at the typewriter is such a sweet image. I'd love to sit and ask them to write something for me. Such a creative and FUN endeavor. Your little grandson is absolutely precious. Enjoyed the elements of this post so much. Well done!!

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    1. Thank you Gail! I didn't have much cash on me that day, but I was hoping they'd show up again so I could have them concoct a poem. But what would it be about? In this photo they are making up a poem about a butterfly, at the request of a little girl whose mom was footing the bill.

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  5. Simple and fun activities for the kids!

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  6. definitely a fun time .. love the poetry from a real typewriter!

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    1. My son has such a neat old typewriter. It's very romantic.

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  7. As a poet and a writer I love the typewriter photo! Gotta love kids!

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    1. Elizabeth! Haven't seen you in ages. Must go over and see what you're writing and cooking.

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  8. What a delightful post, Kerry. Beautiful kidlets.. your own grands among them. And the girls writing poetry is such an original idea. Gotta love ingenuity. I have to say though that the little sweetie holding back her secret is a heart-warmer/

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    1. Thanks Hilary! I still wonder what the secret was:)

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  9. Kerry, I just love that first shot. I just love witnessing that moment a little one is about to tell you something then remembers it is a secret. One of my grand-daughters once nearly told me Santa Claus was coming then stopped thinking it was a secret. Also love the red headed girl shelling, you captured the concentration in her body language. Good to see you back!

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    1. Thank you Pauline! It's fun to be back this week. Happy to have the excuse to share that photo in particular:)

      What? Santa Claus isn't a secret? Today I will tell everyone! :)

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  10. I love the teenagers creativity. And using a typewriter...how cool.

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    1. Yeah, it makes me regret ditching old typewriters over the years.

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  11. I wonder if girls like secrets more than boys. I remember being captivated by secret codes and signs, but not so much by actual secrets.

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    1. hmmmmmm. What an interesting question. I don't know the answer. As an adult I think of some secrets as unhappy burdens, others as fun. It's not a clear-cut thing.

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