Monday, November 19, 2007

Fun Monday

Karisma is our hostess for Fun Monday this week. And, here's the task:

"I want you to take a trip down memory lane, and keep right on going, right back
to your childhood. And I want to hear "THAT STORY". You remember the one?
Yes, you do! The one your parents, siblings, extended family or friends, would
never let you forget, live down or get over!"

I've already told you about the two knocked out front teeth
here. This is my first grade picture. My permanent teeth
were coming in by then. My brothers and I had to ride a school bus every
day. We lived way out in the country on a dirt road. I had a few new friends
who lived out near me now that I was in the first grade. I joined a group at
church called "SunBeams". They were going to meet after school at my friend's
house a few miles from my house. We were riding home on the school bus
and my friend was telling me about the meeting. I knew that I needed to
tell my mom that I was going to go, but I thought it would be o.k. to give
my brother a message for my mom. I told my brother Kenny to tell mom
that I was going to "Sunbeams" at Gwendolyn's house. Kenny said to me,
"Will you bring me some?" and I said, "Yeah." Not knowing what he was
talking about, I got off the bus at her house. So Kenny goes home and
my mom asks,"Where's Terri?" He tells her that I am gone to get him some
sun beans. I guess he finally tells her that I am at my friend's house, but
the important part is the "sun beans". Do you know what they are? We
used to find sun beans all over the place out around our house. They
are black and smooth and you could rub them on a rock and they would get hot.
Then I guess you could "burn" someone by touching it to them. Doesn't
that sound like fun? My brothers thought so. Anyway, I must have gotten
home somehow and Kenny asked me, "Where are my sun beans?" I
didn't have any for him so he was a little mad at me. I tried to explain
that I went to SunBeams, not sun beans. Yes, I did get into trouble for
going somewhere without permission. All at the age of six.


Kaycie said...

I've never heard of sun beans. Did you grow up in Oklahoma? I grew up in Green Country, spent most of my adult life (until now) living in Broken Arrow, and now live outside OKC.

I love the pictures of Utica Square. I love Tulsa.

Junebug said...

Yes, I have always lived in Oklahoma. I was born in Enid. I don't see sun beans anymore. I can't find out what they were exactly probably a seed from some tree. Castor beans possibly?

kitten said...

We have Sun Beams at my church. My little girl has moved up to Blue Belles now. You was a pretty little girl!!

Junebug said...

Thank you Kitten.

Sandy said...

Sun beans? You could probably market them now as some sort of organic heat source! Great story!

Sauntering Soul said...

I've never heard of sun beans either. But I wish I could have gained access to them here in Georgia growing up. My brothers and I would have had fun with those!

Tiggerlane said...

Sun beans is a new one for me - and if I was your mom? I would have been PANICKED! Then again, I'm overprotective that way...

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

That's funny. Getting in trouble for trying to do a church program? That's a new one. Older brothers! Enough said, right?

KellyJean said...

AW... what an adorable punk you were!

Junebug said...

Sandy: What an idea! I just don't know what kind of bean they really were. But they were hard as rock. They looked like little river pebbles, but they weren't.

Sauntering soul: My brothers and I loved to play with them. We also played with horny toads too. You use to see tons of them everywhere. Now they are hard to find. Probably endangered species.

Tigger: I hope somebody recognizes sun beans. My mother was over-protective. It was horrible!

AFF: You've got that right! Older and bigger brothers.

Kellyjean: Thanks! Don't you like that bumpy hairdo? Especially for a school picture!

Robocop said...

I too never heard of sun beans. It was still a good story. Thank you.

susan said...

What an independent six year old you were! I'm curious as to what sun beans are as well. Did everyone call them that or just your family?

Robinella said...

Never heard of sun beans. That was a cute story.

Junebug said...

Yes, everyone that I knew called them sun beans. I will have to ask my brothers if they know what they really are.

Karmyn R said...

Sun beans - how funny.

Man - if my 6 year old didn't come home, I'd completely flip out now.

Pamela said...

I've not heard of sun beans either. Learn something new every day.

Your mom was probably frantic by the time she figured out where you were. I would have been.

Kila said...

What a beautiful first-grader!

Kids had a lot more freedom then. :)

Anonymous said...

That's such a cute story!! I hadn't heard of sun beans either ... but they sound like fun!

janet said...

never heard of sun beans...

but i do know that i would have fuh-reaked out if my 6-year-old didnt come home!!

Alta said...

I have never heard of sun beans either. Great story. I would love to hear more about the sun beans.

Jo Beaufoix said...

I've never heard of sub beans but they sound interesting. And how independent were you at six?
I'd have panicked too if I was your mum, but it's so cool that you took yourself there safely and felt confident enough to do this.