Category: How it feels to be a child

  • Wanting to Learn to Read and Write

    Wanting to Learn to Read and Write

    When I was about 4 years old, back in 1964 I was sitting next to my mom watching her write letters. She had a lot of pen pals she kept in touch with. This was before computers and the internet so there was no email. My mom always wrote letters by hand, not even using…

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  • Merpig’s Advice for Helping Young Children Dealing with Death

    Merpig’s Advice for Helping Young Children Dealing with Death

    When I was six years old my grandmother committed suicide. I was the last person to see her alive. She dropped me off in Beverly Hills where we were house sitting and gave me her costume jewelry box and drove away in her big sedan. When she got home, she got into bed and took…

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  • The Furry Pony Story

    The Furry Pony Story

    When you’re a new kid in a new town it’s hard to be different and trying to make new friends is the pits. We moved around 16 times while I was growing up, so I know all about being the new kid. This story happened when I was 6 years old. But I remember most…

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