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My Favorite Child Memories

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My Favorite Childhood Memories

When I think about my childhood memories I remember how my mom made each holiday special. My mom was a single parent whom raised my brother and me. She worked two to three jobs to support my brother and me. She did not get any help from anyone. We barely had money during my childhood. I can remember how one Christmas we could not afford to get a tree and my mom strung lights on the wall like a tree design and she provided gifts for us from Santa. Christmas night my mom would wait till we were sleeping, before she would put out the gifts and toys. Whenever we woke up the next day we were so excited that Santa visited our home. Thanksgiving and Christmas is the two holidays she would cook about the same menu. Thanksgiving she would start her baking. I can remember her making all kinds of fudge, divinity candy, cookies, and cakes. I can still remember her coconut cake it sure was good. She would try out different recipes until she found the one she liked. She taught us that Christmas was the day that Jesus was born. She made each holiday special. Easter I remember waking up and going to church and when we got home she had us go look for our Easter baskets. My mom decorated the house for Easter and we got to hunt Easter eggs. Our birthdays were also a special day. Whomever birthday it was she would wake us up singing happy birthday and that was our day to do whatever we wanted. She would make a cake or ask us what we would like for our birthdays. She would make our day special the best way she could. Halloween we got to dressed up and go trick and treating when we had the chance. There had been times we couldn’t afford to go out so we got dressed up and went trick and treating in the house. I don’t have many memories of Fourth of July. The only memory I can recall was we all went out and watch fireworks. New Year’s Eve is another holiday I am not for sure what we did on that day. I do remember watching TV on the countdown of the end of...

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