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Humorous Childhood Memories Book – Mason Bricklin Rides the Crush
Childhood memories are the spice of many great books and stories.
Humorous Childhood Memories Book – Reviewers State:
Childhood memories are entertaining.
“Mark Brown (J-me) has the uncanny talent to tell a story in a way that brings us back to a more innocent time, a time of friends, family, and laughter. His style is a cross between Garrison Keillor and Samuel Clemens.”
Richard L. Baron, Author/Deadly Visions
President, Baron Graphics Ltd.
President Board of Directors, Treasure Coast Children’s Museum
Executive Producer, Boomers the Musical
Humorous Childhood Memories Book – You’ll Get a Belly Laugh
“If you want funny – Read Mason Bricklin”
L. Olson, Florida
“I can’t wait for Mason Bricklin II.”
J. White, Oklahoma
“I had planned to read one chapter a night of Mason Bricklin. No such thing. Once I picked it up I couldn’t put it down. It’s just one funny thing after another. Lots of laughs. I loved it.”
L. Pitts, Kansas
“I could not put the book down.”
K. Cox, Iowa
Mason Bricklin will give you hours of entertainment. Each chapter is designed to pull you deeper into the Mason Bricklin/Sweet Edna experience.
Humorous Childhood Memories Book – A Great Inexpensive Gift
“I enjoyed Mason Bricklin and bought a copy for my four grown daughters.”
S. Dowty, Oklahoma
Nothing is appreciated more than thoughtful gifts. Mason Bricklin is the perfect gift for all occasions.
Humorous Childhood Memories Book – Enjoyed by Young and Old
Thanks for penning a remarkable book. I, too, couldn’t put it down! Will there be a sequel? Soon? I have shared it with a 5th grade girl and she enjoyed it too!
Many older readers state that Mason Bricklin reminds them of a time when they were younger, yet the book is fresh enough for teens and pre-teens to enjoy.
Nothing cements a parent/child bond like reading to your children. Mason Bricklin is written to be easily read to your children.
You’ll Increase Your IQ by Ten Points by Reading Mason Bricklin – (Just Kidding…You’ll Just Look Smarter)
You’ll learn what a tar-nation is.
You’ll learn what Sweet Edna did to her younger brother. (Shame on her!)
You’ll learn how to cheat in a clod fight.
You’ll learn how to set a bear trap. (You’ll also learn the drawbacks of setting a bear trap.)
Nothing breaks the ice at a social gathering like revealing what a tar-nation really is, or explaining the intricacies of clod fighting, or bear trap building. Most people’s education in these area’s is woefully lacking.
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Thank you for spending your precious time with me. J-me
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Childhood Memories – Peter Rabbit Story Video
Childhood Memories – Peter Rabbit Story Video: A Family Favorite
Peter Rabbit was always a favorite of mine as a child. I especially remember Mom giving a great moral after this story. “That’s what you get when you don’t obey your mother.” Many of the old illustrated books were used to highlight points that a parent might make with a child.
Childhood Memories – Peter Rabbit Story Video: Sharing with Grand-children
One of the joys I have when finding old copies of illustrated books I read as a child is retelling the tales to my children and grand-children. I made the video for my grand-children, and my three year old great grand-daughter told me, “I like it Poppy.”
My great grand-daughter loves donning my glasses and pretending to be Professor Brown. I featured her in the video.
Childhood Memories – Peter Rabbit Story Video: Reading Creates Strong Ties
It never ceases to amaze me that doing simple things with children creates strong ties. I truly enjoy watching my grand-children grab a book when they come in the door and say, “Read it to me, Grandpa.” Once story-time begins I might have four or five children on my lap. (I must have a big lap…I guess that’s one advantage of being large.)
Childhood Memories – Peter Rabbit Story Video: Enlarge the Video
I like enlarging the video to fit the entire computer screen and playing it. I am surprised how many times a small child will say, “Play it again, Grandpa.” I never tire of looking into their faces as they watch their favorite part of the video and light up. Ah, the simple pleasures in life.
Check my other videos and stories. I hope you enjoy them.
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Thank you for spending your precious time with me.
copyright 2012 J-me
Illustrated Book – Little Red Riding Hood
Illustrated Book – Little Red Riding Hood: Video Story
One illustrated book that I really enjoyed as a small child was Little Red Riding Hood. Although there are many Little Red Riding Hood books, the book that I read as a child has not been easy to find. I found an old copy and made a short video of the story for your enjoyment.
Illustrated Book – Little Red Riding Hood: A Gold Mine
Illustrated books are a gold mine for young impressionable minds. Little Red Riding Hood, Peter Rabbit, and the Mother Goose Rhymes were some of my favorite. Reading those first books brought back good memories as I pretended to be Hugh, the woodman,
who saved Little Red Riding Hood, or pretending to be Jack from the nursery rhyme “This is the House that Jack Built.”
Illustrated books taught me to love reading. I remember many times when my mother or one of my older siblings read the books to me. Although the words were always the same, each person who read the book to me used different sounds and voices. I learned that how something is read is just as important as what is being read. Story-telling became alive for me.
Illustrated Book – Little Red Riding Hood: Love for Story-telling
I remember reading the same books to my younger siblings. Those times helped me to learn most of what I know about story-telling. I remember making my younger sisters laugh as I made different sounds for different characters. Reading was not only enjoyable, but it was entertaining.
Illustrated Book – Little Red Riding Hood: My Hope
My hope is that you and your children will enjoy this short video as much as I had in making it for my grandchildren.
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Let me know what you think.
Copyright 2012 J-me
Short Story Video – Moms Embarrassing Moment
This short story video demonstrates how Mom survived a very embarrassing moment – special for mother’s day.
Short Story Video: Transcript
Everyone has embarrassing moments in his life. How a person handles those moments tells volumes about that individual.
One evening my father took several members of my family to a nice steak house. Everyone dressed accordingly, and we were anticipating a great steak dinner.
The steaks were delicious. While we waited for dessert, my mother excused herself and went to the ladies room. A few minutes later she returned to the table.
As she was being seated, she released a “thunder burp.” Not the kind of burp that can be heard at the next table, but the kind that can be heard three blocks away over the roar of a busy metropolitan street…it was a real window shaker.
Everyone in the restaurant was stunned…including my mother. Everyone stared at Mom. A lesser person would have crumbled under the pressure, but this woman had met all the crises of raising twelve children and survived.
She looked at the other patrons and said, “I’m sorry, but it was the best I could do.”
She sat down and ate her dessert as though nothing happened. A few people looked disgusted, but most chuckled and returned to their dinners.
After the meal, one of my siblings asked, “How could you eat knowing everyone was starring at you?”
“After the things you kids have put me through that burp was a breeze,” Mom replied.
“No,” Dad said. “It was more like a tornado.”
Other humorous stories you might enjoy are:
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Short Story Video – The Pit Stop – A Very Embarrassing Tale
Short Story Video – The Pit Stop – A Very Embarrassing Tale: I’m not talking.
This short story is about a very embarrassing moment. I’ve had days like this, but I’m not telling anyone about them.
Short Story Video – The Pit Stop – A Very Embarrassing Tale: Laughing at Ourselves
Everyone has embarrassing moments. One of the keys of enjoying life is having the ability to laugh at ourselves. Having been raised in a family of twelve children has given me a ton of story fodder. When my family gets together there is no problem with things to talk about. There is always someone willing to share a story about someone in the family…usually someone else.
Some of the stories are limited to family members, but most make great entertainment. The stories on this site are fiction, but have some basis in fact.
Short Story Video – The Pit Stop – A Very Embarrassing Tale: Take a Tour
Take a tour of the website by clicking the links below to check out some of the stories, or click on the links on the sidebar to check out childhood memories and other articles. Take your time. Enjoy the site. Let me know what you think of “Short Story Video – The Pit Stop – A Very Embarrassing Tale.”
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copyright 2012 J-me
Let me know what you think of the other stories. I welcome your comments. Thank you. J-me
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short story video pit stop very embarrassing tale
Childhood Memories – Gardening with Mom
Childhood Memories – Gardening with Mom: Asking for Help
Childhood Memories – Gardening with Mom: Simple Tasks
We went to the back yard. My mother told me to stand in one spot and hold the end our water hose. She then unraveled the hose while she walked ten steps from me. She stretched the hose, set it on the ground, and told me to put my end on the ground and hold it tight. She took a can of spray paint out of her apron and sprayed a line on the ground beside the hose.
“What are you doing?” I asked.
“Setting the boundaries for the garden,” she replied.
She repeated the process three more times until we had a rectangular area drawn on the ground. The last line she allowed me to paint, under her watchful eye.
Childhood Memories – Gardening with Mom: A World of Wonder
We retrieved two shovels from the shed and she showed me how to dig. I spied worms in the first shovel of dirt she turned over. Mom explained how worms helped the garden by aerating the soil.
I played with the worms about 15 minutes before I got bored with them. I told Mom I was ready to dig and she showed me where to start.
Childhood Memories – Gardening with Mom: Hard Work
I dug fifteen minutes and told Mom I was tired. I learned that digging was hard work.
“Go sit in the shade,” she said.
Childhood Memories – Gardening with Mom: Big Helper
About an hour later she woke me and handed me a glass of water. The digging was miraculously complete.
“You were a big helper,” she said as she wiped sweat from her neck and forehead.
I bragged to everyone that I was a big helper and helped Mom dig the garden.
To this day I remember helping my mom. She taught me to enjoy work, and those times are some of my most cherished memories.
Copyright 2012 J-me
Childhood Memories – What Happened to Drive-In Movies
Childhood Memories – What Happened to Drive-In Movies: The Big Screen
One of the great adventures of my childhood was going to the drive-in movies. Many nights the Drive-In Owner sponsored family night. They charged a flat rate of three dollars per carload. A family of fourteen could afford to have a family outing at those prices.
Childhood Memories – What Happened to Drive-In Movies: Eight for a Buck
Another great childhood memory I experienced was going to a little take-out hamburger joint and getting “eight for a buck.”
“Eight for a buck” was eight hamburgers for one dollar. Three dollars purchased enough hamburgers for 14 people. My youngest siblings ate one burger while we older ones ate two. Two dollars bought two huge boxes of fries. Enough for every person in our family to get full.
Childhood Memories – What Happened to Drive-In Movies: Eats and a Movie
In 1961, eight dollars bought a double feature movie and enough hamburgers and fries for a whole evening’s entertainment. Mom usually made a two gallon jug of iced tea. We were set.
On a typical outing, we would arrive at the drive-in a half-hour before dark. Mom and my older sisters watched my younger siblings play on the playground that was situated next to the big screen. By the time the movie started the smallest ones were ready for a nap. They usually slept through the entire movie.
The rest of us could watch the movie in relative silence. On warm clear nights, Dad let some of us lay on top of the car.
Childhood Memories – What Happened to Drive-In Movies: Criminal Activity
When I was a sophomore in high school, three friends and I decided to go to the drive-in theater. We plotted to beat the theater out of some money by sneaking into the drive-in. We pulled onto a dirt road about a mile from the theater. Three of us hid in the trunk while one of my friends drove into the theater.
Childhood Memories – What Happened to Drive-In Movies: Flawed thinking
Our criminal thinking was flawed from the beginning:
First, No one ever watches a drive-in movie by himself. When my friend drove to the ticket gate the attendant asked, “How many you got in the trunk?”
My friend answered, “Uh…uh…no one.”
It was obvious he was lying.
Second, squishing three large teenage bodies into one automobile trunk is a miserable task. To add to our misery, one of my trunk mates got nervous and passed gas. Not only did we ache from being confined in cramped quarters, but we couldn’t breath. If both my arms hadn’t fallen asleep I would have strangled him.
Third, when our remedial driver paid and drove past the gate he parked right by the concession building. DUH.
Fourth, the night we chose to sneak into the theater was family night. The price was only three dollars for an entire carload of people. The driver had to pay three dollars to get into the theater anyway. We didn’t save a penny by sneaking into the drive-in.
Fifth, did I mention our driver was remedial? Anyway, he popped the trunk as the owner of the drive-in walked from the admission gate to the concession stand. The owner spied us as we climbed out of the trunk and asked, “You boys sneaking in?”
There was no point in lying.
“Would you boys come to my office?” he asked.
When we got to the office he told us, “You know that sneaking in the theater is like stealing, don’t you? I could kick you out and ban you from the theater…but I won’t if you each pay three dollars.”
We paid our three dollars and returned to the car. If we had been honest the movie would have cost us three dollars for all of us. By trying to cheat our punishment was having to pay three dollars apiece.
Childhood Memories – What Happened to Drive-In Movies: A Lesson Learned
The worst part of the evening occurred after we left the owners office. We heard the owner bust a gut laughing as he told his employees about the four idiots that tried sneaking in on family night.
My friends and I decided a life of crime was not for us.
Thinking back, I have to chuckle about our idiocy.
Childhood Memories – What Happened to Drive-In Movies: Conclusion
Drive-in movies have given me and my friends and family many pleasant memories. I hope my grandchildren and great-grandchildren can enjoy this form of entertainment in the coming years.
Copyright 2011 J-me