Interstellar Adventures

July 19, 2008


Filed under: Blast from the Past,Interstellar Casa,It's Me, Lass — by InterstellarLass @ 9:12 pm

So, my mom is moving soon, and all four of us kids still have stuff at her house. I went over today to help throw old stuff away, and find anything remaining that might be mine. I didn’t find much, but what I did find put me in the Way Back Machine.

When I was a wee Lass, I read voraciously. Seriously. I read all the time. Nick doesn’t believe me, because nowadays, if I read a book a year, it’s a miracle. It’s not that I don’t like to read anymore, but time is precious and my attention span has withered. But when I was a girl, I would read 3 or 4 books a week, depending on how long they were.

So today, when I opened a box and found these, I jumped up and down like a little kid at Christmas and yelled “Oh my God! Oh my God! Oh my God!”. For reals y’all.

The Sunfire Romance series. Distributed by Scholastic books, written by four or five of the same authors, and all about as formulaic as you can get. Young girl in historical time period falls in love with two guys, has to figure out which one is the right one for her. And I fell for them hook, line and sinker. Sad, pathetic, but I.LOVED.THEM. (No, I will not give back my Bachelor’s in English with a Concentration in British Literature, thankyouverymuch.)

I have several favorites. Kathleen, Caroline, Joanna, Roxanne. Some of the girls were like my best friends. They were all smart, stood up for themselves, and made their way in the world. All of the books have dog-eared covers, creased spines, and were read more than once. I thought I had them all, but it seems I stopped at book 27. I will be buying the last five in the series. Also, I am missing book 4. I know I had it, but I wonder if it fell out of the box at some point on the way home. I will have to look in the car tomorrow.

I found some other nostalgia today too, like a pair of my pointe shoes from my ballet days, and a few photos – like one of me and my first boyfriend. I also scored a box of vinyl albums that my step-dad didn’t take when he and my mom divorced. Lots of Willie Nelson, some Led Zepplin, Bee Gees, Elton John, etc. Nick like those best.

Our unpacking is coming along. Last week one of Nick’s friends (and some of his friends) came over to help us move some big stuff around that we didn’t figure out what to do with until after the movers were long gone. There are still a few boxes, and the kids’ rooms need LOTS of work. The rest is just organizing stuff that isn’t used everyday, so of course that will go on for some time to come.

Nick is just back from Target, with lots of picture frames for pictures we need to hang, and a new turntable (Zed has one on his stereo in his room, but that’s upstairs and it’s old and doesn’t work well) so we can listen to the vinyl.

Anyone else come across something lately from the way back yesteryears?


  1. I haven’t seen anything recently, but I have two trunks full of my old stuff in my office that I plan to sort through one of these…years.

    Comment by raehan — July 19, 2008 @ 9:51 pm |Reply

  2. There’s nothing finer than uncovering a childhood treasure- especially books. I was rummaging in the back closet the other day (getting out the vinyl now that the turntable has a new stylus!) and found the big box of books I’m keeping for the children- and it includes a couple from my childhood, including The Tall Book of Make Believe. I loved linking over to the Sunfire romance page- never read them but wow- a whole cult! Plus they’re out of print so hang on to those. 🙂

    Comment by amarkonmywall — July 20, 2008 @ 8:42 am |Reply

  3. That reminds me of how much I loved the Hardy Boys books when I was young. Frank and Joe. Callie and Iola. Chet, Biff, Phil, and Tony. Sigh.

    Comment by Bone — July 20, 2008 @ 10:34 pm |Reply

  4. I’m not familiar with the Sunfire Romance series as I was not nearly the reader I should have been during my formative years!

    I did this at my parents’ house a few years ago. The vinyl records were long gone by then, but I did find lots of old photos and mushy love letters from old boyfriends *blush*.

    I’m surprised target still sells turntables!

    Comment by AbbyNormal — July 22, 2008 @ 12:33 pm |Reply

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