I am the oldest of 5 children, then 2 boys, another girl, and last a boy. I would say that I was tomboy-like, I loved to cook and sew but I also like to play flashlight army and baseball in our front yard. I lived in the ideal neighborhood...You could count at least 25 kids either a year or two younger or older that lived within walking distance, and we played outside all day long in the summer.
Our next door neighbors had these Mimosa trees in their yard, lots of them in 2 or 3 rows. One day we decided to make a zip line, not like the kind you see now on all kinds of ropes courses. We had one rope as the walking line, and then waist-high were two ropes that you uses as hand rails stretched between the Mimosa trees. I remember one of my brothers trying to walk across the zip line and he started spinning round and round. It could have cut off the circulation in his legs if it got too tight.
I don't remember what happened to my brother or if I went across the zip line. I could ask my brothers but they would tell me some sort of tale that I would not know how much is true!
They are like that, stories from your youth, everyone remembers them in a different way.
What a funny movie about people "our age". It's so refreshing to watch actors with some experience in a story that is so real. The main character, Meryl Streep, has been divorced for 10 years. Her ex-husband, Alex Baldwin, is nothing but a hoot! He is soooo funny but then he's sad as well.
In the movie, Meryl owns a wonderful bakery and has the most fantastic home and her garden is to die for! It is so rewarding to see a woman be successful. I laughed till my sides hurt........ I want to wait a bit, have a slumber party with a few girls friends, drink a little wine and watch this movie again!