Childhood Memory: A 99-word Flash

This week over at Carrot Ranch, the prompt was to write 99 words (no more, no less) about trees. In particular, seeking a tree or forest, but this writer returned to her roots and wrote about a tree from the past.

Childhood Memory

Before Mister Rogers Neighborhood and Sesame Street, there was a local program called Luci’s Toy Shop.

Luci had puppet characters including George the Giraffe, Dragon, and Mr. Tree.

Mr. Tree talked after he was awakened with a song.

“Hi there, Mr. Tree, we’re very glad to see you.

Wake up Mr. Tree; it’s daytime, can’t you see?’

With a big yawn, Mr. Tree would finally wake up, and he and Luci would converse about the day of the week. Eventually, Luci would slip, saying the word sleep and Mr. Tree would fall back to sleep until the next time.

Nancy Brady, 2019

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About pedometergeek

A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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2 Responses to Childhood Memory: A 99-word Flash

  1. Jules says:

    My earliest TV show memory was Romper Room…

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  2. I remember Romper Room, but I didn’t watch it until second grade when some classmates mentioned it. In our viewing area, we had three stations (each of the major networks). Flippo and Luci were on WBNS-Channel 10. Flippo, King of the clowns, played cartoons and kid-friendly movies in the late afternoon; Luci’s Toy Shop was in the morning before the daytime movie show. Wow! That just goes to show what local programming was like back then. Captain Kangaroo preceded Luci’s Toy Shop. ~nan


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