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.
hey, where are you now?
Still here, never left 😉 Just haven’t been online much. Basically, I couldn’t because I got sick then got busy teaching my husband’s kids, now my own kids, to prepare them for school this June. Also, I don’t have internet connection all the time at home. Will be a bit more active now that I’m back at work and can go online when on-break…
Thanks for asking 🙂 And apologies I was not able to continue the challenge. Will still do at my own pace, though.
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I am will be waiting for your return them 🙂
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Sorry you haven’t been able to keep up with A to Z. Maybe you can do better in 2016.
A to Z Challenge Co-host
Tossing It Out
Hi. Sorry, health probs got inthe way. But I will continue regardless because I really want to write. Will do at my own pace…Thanks 🙂
Thank you for joining the 2015 Blogging from A to Z Challenge.
We noticed that you stopped posting after the letter G.
We understand that life gets in the way sometimes.
Will you be posting more letters or would you prefer to be removed from the list?
Thank you for your time.
Heather M. Gardner
Co-host: Blogging from A to Z April Challenge
Blog: The Waiting is the Hardest Part [http://hmgardner.blogspot.com/]
Hi. Sorry for the late reply. I wasable to go nline last week for a bit of time but my connection timed out when I already had a reply for you. Meanwhile, apologies as health issues got in the way. Not sure if the list is still available, but I plan to continue visiting other blogs. To be fair to others, it’s okay to delete me from the list. I do plan to also continue the challenge even at my own pace.
Thank you so much and apologies again.
Oh my gosh, these pictures are terrific. You did look like a mischievous little one! So cute.
Awww…shucks…Thanks for visit and the kind words 🙂 I will revisit your blog and look for old cute pics, maybe of your mom and her family 😀