Silly Wonderful Memories

I'm wondering what silly wonderful memories any of you have of your early days of relationships? I know there must be many. We have one that we remember and we still re-create it, if you will. This may not be that funny but it still makes us laugh.

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When we were first married and in the service we shopped at the commissary, the Military grocery store on base, we couldn't afford much considering we lived off base and rent was high! Plus we lived on $548 a month total. We ate a lot of macaroni and cheese and spaghetti, oh and round steak (better known as bologna). And we drank kool-aid.

Our treat was to buy an already made Angel food cake in the package. It was about $.69, expensive at that time! But we were so excited to have that Angel food cake that we would always open it, break chunks off and have it all eaten before we got home!

These days we make our own Angel food cake leave it on the counter and break chunks off to eat. Every time my husband and I do this we just smile as we remember the old days, 40 years ago. This may not get any response from others, but it was fun to share and remember.

Thanks if you respond.

Ariela from FL

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March 7, 20060 found this helpful

Thank you Ariela for sharing, It brought a smile to my face. I really enjoy reading these types stories from people on this site.

Stella

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March 7, 20060 found this helpful

Pasta and hot dogs.

Every Thursday night, we'd have hot dogs and Pasta-roni shells & white cheddar pasta, sit in front of the TV and watch NBC's Thursday night line up. Then, when we got too poor to have cable, we'd do a jigsaw puzzle on thursday nights. It was our little piece of Heaven.

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I think it is a wonderful gift to have pleasant memories to reflect upon. To others it is just an angel food cake, but to you and your husband it a special time in your lives when nothing was as important as you and he. Enjoy every day, it is a gift!

I will smile and think of you both the next time I eat angel food cake! Love to you both.

Sheri

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We also were in the military. Our special treat every payday was to buy 2 bottles of Pepsi. When it was gone it was gone but we did enjoy it while we had it. We laugh now to think of that when its nothing to buy 4-12 packs on a payday.

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March 7, 20060 found this helpful

Thank You all for the responces. You brought a smile to my face :)

Its the little things in life that count.

Sandy: You made me smile.. my husband and I still buy a Pepsi and

share it on the way to town. We can afford 2, but mostly it doesnt

dawn on us to get 2 I think lol .

sheri darling: Your post touched me :) I can feel that you are a

warm caring person.

Crystal: funny.. usualy on Sunday afternoon we will have hot-

dogs and macaroni and cheese. Nice how we all on things in common. Thanks.

Stellaluna: Thanks. Isnt this a warm kind place? I spend way too

much time here? speaking of which its past my bed time! lol

P.S. how do you post as a guest? I had to register to post.

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We weren't military but one of our first Christmas's together, we agreed upon only "comfort or necessary" gifts. I am at failure to remember what I gave my dear hubby, but clearly remember recieving Lipton tea bags and oil filters(for my car). After 18 years of marriage, I can smile at how we managed and are stronger with each passing year.

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We too were military...only our monthly income (the Army paid once a month then) was $168.00. Talk about poor. We bought macaroni & spaghetti in 20 lb boxes at the commissary. As much of it that we ate at the time, we still love spaghetti. The on-base movie was .25/person...we could only go if we got a ride (we lived off-base), popcorn was a dime.....so a night out at the movies was .60. They were good days.

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Isn't it funny how food memories stay with us? Our funny memory is how we didn't have "round steak" to make a sandwich to take to work. So we mashed pinto beans with a little mustard, on white bread.Now when I make a pot of beans the old fashioned way, I make us a bean sandwich, just to remind us how fortunate we are now. GG Hugs, Vi

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The first year we were married [and I was a very young bride that was into "healthy" eating] I skinned the turkey before cooking it. I must have read a book that said chicken skins were fatty and thought that chickens and turkeys are both birds so I carefully cut the skin off the thawed turkey. Bless my husband's heart for eating that turkey that year. It was pretty bad but he was gracious.

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Before my husband and I got married (57 years ago), we were sitting on a bench at a park in St. Petersburg, Florida, smooching (as we called it in those days!) when all of a sudden we heard voices (two women) and lo and behold one of them was taking a leak behind a tree that was close to where we were sitting! Neither of the two women saw us sitting there. It was all my husband and I could do to keep from laughing!

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i remember when my husband and i were first living together and as money was tight sometimes we would scrape together any loose change (found in pockets or behind the couch cushion) and run up to the local milkbar to buy mixed lollies. We really were just kids now that i think of it!

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April 14, 20060 found this helpful

Silly Wonderful Memories are the only thing we get to leave this earth with, As I 've said before,"I'm loading up on them". I tend to be sentimental over my family possessions eventhough I can't take these things with me when I die. I've done an about face since I came to this conclusion, and thus I'm loading up on my silly wonderful memories. As they say When someone you love dies that memory becomes a treasure. Amen to that So heres a toast to those silly wonderful memories. Cheers! Annmarie

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March 27, 20140 found this helpful

After all these years I found my way back here, thanks again. All these posts made me smile... I uploaded a recipe annd clicked then this came up :)

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