Monday, March 10, 2008

A glimpse of my Past........

Way back when I was a young lady my parents felt it would be safer to raise us children (5 of us) in a small town instead of the big city of Brooklyn, New York. So just weeks before my 8th birthday We moved, lock, stock and barrell! The five of us was in total culture shock as going to Spring Hill was so different, we were used to catholic school not public, and fast talking and fast moving New York, but in Spring Hill you could literally watch blades of Grass grow just to pass the time away of this VERY small town. As the years went by we realized it wasn't so bad, we spent alot of family quality time together and learned to use our imaginations to play. But in this very small town there was the town library that also provided the community a place to hold small classes...one of those classes I faithfully attended with my mom and sister was a Ceramics class. I made many of things there.....and once a year in the late spring time they held the famous "Chicken Pluckin Contest" in where Spring Hill and Masarick town plucked the feathers off of dead chickens to see who could pluck the fastest! This was held right there on the grounds of the
"Lil Red School House". There were many games and things to do at this two day festival and it was the best times of my childhood! The community
Center was right next door and that is where my sisters wedding reception was held, it was the fanciest place to have a special event in that very small town.....on the other side of the School house was a baseball field where I played many of City Softball games where I was a catcher for Suncoast Ecologist for 4 years! Recently on a trip down to Florida my younger brother, who still resides in that now very LARGE town took my sister to that Lil Red School House and it is still as pretty as ever, she took this photo just last year....and is still home to that world famous "Chicken Pluckin Contest" held every spring. That building/grounds holds some very special memories for me and its some of my fondest... Enjoy!

3 comments:

Alli said...

Love your story!!!!

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Jane said...

Oh what a great story! Where in Florida is this? I remember when Kisseemmee was a little hole in the wall town :)

Linda said...

Great story Tilda!