Q

I bet you thought that today I’d write about quilts. Or about the rock group Queen. Or maybe about how much I loved that movie about drag queens, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
How about a few quizzical things I believed when I was a kid, instead?
  • I believed that if I forgot to include someone in the “God bless so-&-so part of my bedtime prayer, something terrible would happen to them. Which made for a bit of stress, as you can imagine!
  • When I was about 6, I baptized a bath toy and then lived in fear for days (It was a Fuzzy Wuzzy bear bath sponge. Remember the rhyme? “fuzzy wuzzy was a bear, fuzzy wuzzy had no hair, fuzzy wuzzy wasn’t fuzzy, was he.”)
  • I believed that if I said my bedtime prayer as fast as I could, I wouldn’t die in my sleep. “nowilaymedowntosleepipraythelordmysoultokeepifishoulddiebeforeiwakeipraytheLordmysoultotake.” Maybe I thought that if I said it fast enough, I could fly under God’s radar.

(Obviously my family only went to church often enough to terrify the bejeezes out if me!)

  • I believed that if I ate a handful of dirt and then an apple seed, a tree would grow in my stomach.  I was very careful never to eat dirt.
  • I believed in the spontaneous combustion of houses (and other things.)
  • I believed that if you swallowed your gum, it would stay in your stomach for seven years before being digested.
  • When I was in elementary school, my friend Diane’s grandmother said to me, “you’re really quite the chubby little girl, aren’t you?” I believed her for the rest of my life. What a wicked old woman!

and okay…you twisted my arm. Here’s a Because you Matter quilt I finished about a month ago:

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…and yes, Queen is my favourite rock group.

What quirky things did you believe when you were a kid?

QI’m participating in the Blogging From A-Z challenge.  One blog post for each letter of the alphabet, each day of April (except Sunday).

About Nita

I retired early and moved to a new community. I blog about my adventures as I explore a new lifestyle. I write about quilting, knitting and needlework, about learning to sew my own garments, adventures in the kitchen and in the garden, dancing, hiking, yoga...life is my playground!
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5 Responses to Q

  1. I love that quilt design. One of these days I will get started on a quilt like that. Too many other projects in the works right now.

    Sean at His and Her Hobbies

  2. hollykerrauthor says:

    Nasty old biddy!! I believed in gum staying in your belly forever if you swallowed it (and still might to this day:)). I grew up cutting both top corners off the milk bags because it would let the milk breathe. Not sure why milk needed to breathe…
    Beautiful quilt!!

  3. Fawn says:

    Oh, how sad to have been subjected to that mean old lady! 🙁

    I believed that someday I would fly. And that I would talk to animals like Snow White.

  4. Susan says:

    Who wants to live forever? My favorite. =) Love the quilt. Let’s see. I believed if I laid very still and didn’t turn over, the things under the bed would not know I was there, so they wouldn’t stick knives up through the mattress into me. I thought the gum went down and stuck to my appendix and I would have to have it out. I thought I was ugly because my aunt kept saying, “You better be smart, because you surely aren’t pretty.” I thought when a red moon came, everyone on earth would die. I ate lots of dirt, in the form of mud pies and cakes. It was definitely a quirky generation. 😉

  5. elle says:

    now you’ve done it! fuzzy wuzzy was a…

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