Stories from my Childhood

Hi There! I thought it might be fun to share some stories from my childhood. Some of these are my own memories and some were shared with me by parents, grandparents, aunts or uncles. I’ll admit my memories may be off a little, but what the heck. We all love a good story.

MONEY

At the age of four, I walked to and from kindergarten with friends. Not every day, but some of the time. No parents accompanied us. We were independent and free as can be.

One time on the way home, some older kids told us they had lots of money and asked if we’d like some. Of course our answer was…“YES!”

They led us down what I remember as a really long flat driveway. It went way back from the road and there was a small rancher style house at the end. We followed them up to the front door and they asked us to wait outside.

“If you want the money, all you have to do is close your eyes and hold out your hands, palms up,” they told us. They went inside the house ‘to get the money.’

So there we were, the most little, gullible kids you can imagine with eyes closed and hands held out waiting expectantly to be given a fortune. What I imagined I would buy with the money, I cannot tell you but I’m sure I believed it was the key to living my best life ever.

And then SLAP! All they did was come out and hit our outstretched hands. I honestly cannot remember if I cried or just stared at them dumfounded but I do know they laughed and laughed and I’m sure our expressions were hilarious to them.

I was completely shocked that kids would tell me something untrue. No one had ever lied to me before. Ever since then, I find I just cannot lie. It’s just impossible for me, maybe because I know how incredibly disappointing it is to believe in something so whole-heartedly only to find out it isn’t true.

Do you have any memories from your early childhood years?

August Giveaway!

Yay!  Time to give away a copy of Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker… my first ever published picture book with illustrations by Paula Nasmith.  The winner will also receive a couple of art cards created by Paula and…. a $10 Amazon Gift Card!!!

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If your kids love Jillian Jiggs, they will love Katie Shaeffer.  Join Katie and Baxter in this fun story in their quest for golden brown, fluffy as a cloud, perfectly round…PANCAKES!

There are three ways to enter.  Each action gives you an entry into the giveaway.

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  3. Comment on this blog post and tell us your most favourite breakfast food (and it is okay if the answer is not pancakes!) Comments are moderated so they may not show up right away.

This is  a Rafflecopter giveaway.  You must enter through Rafflecopter.

Rules:

  1. you must be 19 years of age or older to enter
  2. You must be a resident of the US or Canada
  3. Giveaway open from August 2, 2017- August 9, 2017
  4. You must reply be email within 7 days to claim your prizes

Good luck to all who enter!  Fun! Fun!

 

August Giveaway!

Yay!  Time to give away a copy of Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker… my first ever published picture book with illustrations by Paula Nasmith.  The winner will also receive a couple of art cards created by Paula and…. a $10 Amazon Gift Card!!!

IMG_5106

If your kids love Jillian Jiggs, they will love Katie Shaeffer.  Join Katie and Baxter in this fun story in their quest for golden brown, fluffy as a cloud, perfectly round…PANCAKES!

There are three ways to enter.  Each action gives you an entry into the giveaway.

  1. Follow @mackey_cynthia on twitter
  2. Tweet about the giveaway
  3. Comment on this blog post and tell us your most favourite breakfast food (and it is okay if the answer is not pancakes!) Comments are moderated so they may not show up right away.

This is  a Rafflecopter giveaway.  You must enter through Rafflecopter.

Rules:

  1. you must be 19 years of age or older to enter
  2. You must be a resident of the US or Canada
  3. Giveaway open from August 2, 2017- August 9, 2017
  4. You must reply be email within 7 days to claim your prizes

Good luck to all who enter!  Fun! Fun!