The Good Old Backyard Clothesline

I haven't given them much thought in the past 20 years or so, but after reading a recent article in the Wall Street Journal the memories came flooding back. I'm referring to the multiple clotheslines we had set up in our backyard where I grew up. There are so many details I remember: The wicker … Continue reading The Good Old Backyard Clothesline

Guilty Pleasure Brings Back Childhood Memory

My name is Jim Borden, and I like Frosted Mini-Wheats. There. I said it. A couple of times per year, for whatever reason, I feel a need to pick up a box of Frosted Mini-Wheats, probably my favorite cereal of all time. And it's just as good, if not better, with almond milk. I know … Continue reading Guilty Pleasure Brings Back Childhood Memory

“I Need a Freaking Rock!”

I don't know why this memory from nearly 50 years ago came back to me, and I'm a little fuzzy on the details. When I was about 12 or 14 I started using the phrase "I need a freaking rock." A lot. I would use it when something wasn't going my way, when it was … Continue reading “I Need a Freaking Rock!”