Written by Penny. D. Cobb-Jones   Class of 1981



 



Those were the Days...



Playing HOP Scotch  "Mama May I"  Red Light



Hide n Go Seek  Pick Up Sticks



Watching Papa Robinson eat his favorites;



Fig Newtons..



Aunt Josie saying "Leave those biddies alone"!



Marbles and Hand Jive



Simone Says Swing Sets



Making Home Made Vanilla Ice Cream



and Mud Pies



Aunt Priscilla so pretty



On Hot Summer Days



churning by hand In the shade



Of the Old Magnolia



Aged; Yet solidly rooted



fascinated as a child at the rock salt



and the salt from the mud on my hands



Gently tasting it from time to time



Red Clay Dirt Roads and Dirt Piles



Riding my bike for miles



passing wild flowers Catching Butterflies



Coreopsis on Ferris Hill Honey Suckle in Bagdad



Dogwood in Patterson Town and Poison Ivy Cross the River



From East Milton to Whiting Field



Pig Pens and Chicken Coops



Caterpillars and Turtles



Fields of Flowers; Rainbow Colors..



Bumble Bees Buzzing Red Ant Beds



Playing till the Sun went down



Chasing Fireflies



In the House before Dark



Looking out my window peeking at the Stars



Pitch Black Nights



Laying in the grass staring  at the summer sky



Translating the pictures in the clouds



Jumping Rope and Hula Hoops



Pogo Sicks and YoYo's



Daddy Long Legs and Horse Flies



Picking Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries and telling little lies



Picking Persimmons off Johnson Road



Running through the water hose!



Mist within the Air



Starring at the "Elephant Ears"



School Plays Not wanting nothing less than an "A"



Hot Summer Days Beach on 4th of July



Chek Sodas and bar-B-Que



Giggling at the Grown Folks dancing



Marvin Gaye's Playing;"What's going on",



Bringing Moonshine cross county lines; Santa Rosa



Got my First Kiss as Reason's played in the background; Victor



Blushing..Courting. kissing



Little Notes "DO YOU LOVE ME?



Check  the box Yes or No"



Waiting by the mailbox



For Love letters written by hand



Holding on to every word in every line



Dancing upon the page



soppin' Cane Syrup with white bread



Fried Catfish Fish, Grits and Lemonade



Watermelon and The Big Show playing



Pretending to be on T.V.; Soul Train



St.John Divine on Sunday Morning



WildKingdomon Sunday evening



J.J.Walker and Thelma



Enchanted by Diane Carroll



Penny Candy



Selling Coke bottles Red Wagon Hauling



Wigglers on Fish Lines Catching Brim and Mullet



By the Boondocks of Black Water River



Murky...Still we wade in the waters



Cobwebs and cornbread



Thoughts fleeting Sometimes



Like Jig Saw Puzzles in my mind



Patches of memories



Reminiscing on Old Times



For Those were the days...