On 19 Aug 2015, I posted 50 Interview Questions. Following is a summary of answers to the next set of interview questions with my Mom. We got a little out-of-order, so to stay on track, there are only 4 instead of 5 answers here. Enjoy!
- What kind of games did you play growing up? Hopscotch and jump rope. We also played marbles. There were kids that played double dutch, but I never learned how to play. I also played with dolls with artificial hair glued to the scalp. Every Christmas I got a doll, and the first thing I did was comb and wash her hair. I cried when all her hair came off by the end of the day. I got a doll every year for christmas until I was 13 yrs old and then we got a piano – it was the worse christmas ever when we got the piano.
- What was your favorite toy and why? My favorite toys were the dolls with hair. I loved combing their hair but the glue always came off when I washed it. A doll would last at most a couple of days but ultimately they needed their hair washed. 🙂
- Did you receive an allowance? No, I did not receive an allowance. My mother gave us money when we needed it for school, bus (fare was $.30), movies, etc.
- What school activities and sports did you participate in? I wanted to be a cheerleader but I could not tumble, so I joined the pep squad while in high school. I always enjoyed football, and Central High School was the first african american school to play at Ladd Stadium (up the street from our home in Mobile, AL.)
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