Memory Lane

When I was a small child, the world was a much bigger place than it is now.  We didn’t have the internet, email, or really any portable electronics.  Cell phones were still far in the future. Even the toys were simpler and at least in my home, we had less of them.  We spent every long summer day playing outside with our friends, just coming inside when our parents called us in for dinner. In those days, we created our own adventures using only our imaginations and what we could find in our homes and yards.

Wow- the hair!?

I remember my friends and I turning our bicycles upside down to make “ice cream factories” and turning those pedals to power them.  There were games of tag, ‘statues’, hide & seek, and even one called “Bloody Mary” which I can’t remember very well.

We rode bikes all over the place, walked to the local arcade and played video games.

We made houses and amusement parks out of Legos, created homes and outfits for our dolls and barbies, and built forts in the backyard.  We made bracelets out of daisies and boats out of sticks.  We climbed trees and had clubs where boys were NOT allowed.  🙂

Rather than scheduled play dates, we just played.  Making friends was easy and natural and there was always someone to talk to and we knew we could count on that.

Recently, I was sent The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh to review and watch with my kids.  It made me very nostalgic as it was filled with the classic stories we all know and love about Pooh and all his friends.

I love Winnie the Pooh.  I loved it as a child, and I love introducing it to my kids.  It is such a fun, innocent show with many sweet messages.  It emphasizes how important friendships are and how we can always count on good friends to support us and help us out.  My kids loved the movie and thought Pooh was silly and cute.  I loved seeing the familiar characters and stories and hearing the familiar songs:  “…The wonderful thing about Tigger is that Tigger’s a wonderful thing!”–remember that one?

The classic will be available for the first time on Blu-ray Combo Pack and HD Digital on August 27th.  Experience the friendships, imagination and adventure of the Hundred Acre Woods when all of your favorite characters come alive in this timeless motion picture.  This is definitely one to add to your family movie library.


For more information about the movie and re-release, you can visit their website or Facebook page.


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