As a child, I had to help with the cleaning on Saturdays. I didn't have a very exciting life growing up.
I remember Saturdays as a young person. It seems like on Saturday we got to go into town. Sometimes we would visit family and those were fun times.
As a matter of fact...even though I was brought up in Brooklyn, Saturday was special to us. It was Movie Day! And picnics in Highland Park...and playground rides....and NO SCHOOL! And special breakfasts...pancakes made by Poppa so mom could get a few extra minutes of sleep. There were 8 of us...and we were all home on Saturday...it was a helluva lot of fun and noise! LOL
Loved to go to the matinee movies on Saturdays. I did housework for Mom on Thursdays and Friday through out the summer so I could go to my uncle's cab stand and goof around.
I went to a boarding school and got to go home on weekends and holidays. There, the dances were supervised and we had one once a month. I didn't go home on weekends after I had a boyfriend. I didn't want to miss the dances.
You bet I remember the Saturdays.... raking the leaves... polishing all the furniture and ironing all the clothes..... I remember them alright ha ha
Saturday for me was a day for doing the chores you didn't do the
week before. But Saturday was sorta different, too. My Saturdays were different from the Saturdays of other kids in our community. Saturday was the day when my brother and I had our music lessons. Saturday was the day we went to the dentist.
Saturday was 'going-to-town-day'.
After my piano lesson, I would walk
down town and meet my mother.
She would accompany me and my brother
to the dentist. Groan.
Then after the dentist,
My brother and I would go to the movies.
On the way home from town, we would
stop at my grandfather's store
where mother would buy our weekly supply
of groceries. My brother and I would always
get a poke of candy and eat most of it on the way home.
Home was four miles from my
Yes, I liked Saturdays....
except for going to the dentist.
I got to see most of the movies
that came to town because that was
my reward for having to sit in a dentist chair.
Send Tom an e-mail and let him know how you spent your Saturdays. He will be glad to hear from you.