Ever seen that 80s movie where Frodo’s Sam was still young, asthmatic Mikey leading a band of misfits and going through all sorts of adventures? They were THE GOONIES. Well I never had adventures as grand as theirs, but somehow, I’ve always felt like a goony myself. Come to think of it, most kids have been goonies one time or another, right? It would be sad to know of any that has not been one ever–whatever happened to happy childhood?
This house, this home, has had its share of little goonies, starting with myself and my big sister Jeng. Though I was a shy kid in public, at home, I was the biggest goony. Can you tell with that mischievous smile on my face?
After my sister graduated from high school to go to college, I was pretty much the lone resident goony for quite a while…Hmn, well that’s not quite right, I guess, with my father around, he he.
It was when she had her own daughter after many years that this house finally felt the presence of a new, young one, “T”. However, T only got to visit during a few Christmases and, unfortunately, to attend the funeral of her Lolo Dade (that’s Grandpa Daddy, her term of endearment for him). That said, I know the goony’s in her as well even if she’s growing up so fast.
I could have been carrying in me the next baby goony, but as it is, it’s not meant to be, not yet. There’s no shortage of baby goonies here, though. We currently house two of them.
The last pic shows those two. The taller one’s “E” and the smaller one’s “A”. Over all, they’re the gooniest of us all, giving this old, rusty goony a run for her own fictional money.
Don’t let all these innocent-looking faces fool you!!! 🙂
Sorry for the inconsistencies, guys. My current situation makes it hard for me to catch up with the letters. But I promise to keep posting for the A-to-Z Challenge. Apologies also to bloggers I haven’t visited yet — I am trying to catch up with that one but for sure I will keep visiting even past the challenge. To my WordPress friends, please bear with me if I can’t visit as often as I can for now.