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Childhood Memories

When I was a child, I lived with my grandparents. I have a lot of fond memories. We used to go to Rogersville on the weekends in the summer months. We would visit all my relatives. The first person we would visit would be my great grandmother. She was so loving. Every time we would be there she would give us the warmest hug and offer us some cookies, milk, for me and tea for my grandparents. We would spend the day with her. There was one time we went to visit her, and my aunt Rita, her husband and their daughter Sylvie would come to visit, and they had their camper trailer. They would set it up so Sylvie and me could sleep. Sylvie and me would play all day. At night, we would hang out in the trailer and talk about things we did during the summer months.


The following night, we would go visit my  Uncle Fred and Aunt Aurore. They had a lot of land so we could run and play games outside. They also had animals. They had pigs, chickens, and horses. Sometimes we would go on a hayride. We would have so much fun. After, we would go in the barn where they kept all the horses and they would give us an apple to feed the horses. They showed me how to do it. I was hesitant at first, and I gave the horse an apple. It felt funny, I said to them! We looked at each other and laughed. At night when we went to bed it was pitch dark. I was used to a light at home, but they didn’t have one, so my cousin would hold my hand until till I fell asleep. The next morning, I would wake up to a wood burning stove and there were fresh eggs, bacon, and toast. It tasted so good. Later in the morning, we would go visit my Uncle Fidele.

My Uncle Fidele, he was so awesome. He had a trade making grandfather clocks. He did beautiful work and he was very talented. Both my Uncle Fidele and my grandfather worked with wood. My grandfather was a carpenter by trade.

My childhood memories were the best times of my life. I can say living with my grandparents was a great place to live. I would always have my aunts, uncles, and cousins that would visit. I would never be bored. We were a very close family. I think that is what made me the person that I am today. I am very blessed!

—Cecile Hebert