Smoko on the Steps

My brother and I used to sit on the back steps to have our “smoko” (morning tea) when we were little. We’d sit side-by-side, swinging our legs back and forth under the steps and have our little cup of tea in Winter, or green cordial in Summer, and a little sandwich and a biscuit. It would have been corned beef or Vegemite sandwiches and mum’s homemade Anzac or cornflake biscuits or maybe a Jam Drop.

We thought we were super-cool when probably mum just wanted us to make a mess outside so it was easier to clean up – note that she would be horrified if she knew that I was sharing photos with a dishwashing sponge on the floor!!

Some days, we would sit on the little tank at the bottom of the stairs instead. There was a little kookaburra that kind of grew up with us, and he would visit at smoko time and we’d share our crusts with him.

Notice that I’m supporting my little brother’s back in both photos so that he doesn’t tip backwards down the stairs? What a marvellous sister I must have been LOL.

IMG_0069

___________________________

For today’s Writing101 Prompt: Tell us something about your favourite childhood meall – the one that was always a treat, that meant “celebration”, or that comforted you and has deep roots in your memory. For a Twist: Tell the story in your own voice. I think my stories are always in my own voice, so..check!

x desleyjane

Advertisements

46 Comments Add yours

  1. What a cute picture!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Norah says:

    What a lovely big sister indeed. I’m sure you still are! Cute! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. desleyjane says:

      LOL thanks Norah. Sometimes he would disagree with that 😏

      Liked by 1 person

  3. afairymind says:

    What a cute picture! I always love memories of childhood. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. desleyjane says:

      Me too… Thanks so much.

      Liked by 1 person

    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Dia πŸ™‚

      Like

  4. Like they’ve said: cute.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Beautiful memories of your past! The photo is great, dishwashing sponge and all! I do like how you are indeed supporting your little brother’s back…
    Your description of the scene is very vivid. I’ve never eaten a Vegemite sandwich nor an Anzac biscuit nor seen a kookaburra but I feel as if I have, thanks to your words: )
    Happy Friday and happy weekend!
    *Lia

    Like

  6. guevaragem says:

    You guys wer so adorable!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. guevaragem says:

    *were

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Desley, you were adorable!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much. I still am…heheheh πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Debbie says:

    What a lovely memory to share. Very cute!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Deb. So many memories on the farm! I’m getting a bit sentimental in my old age πŸ˜‰

      Liked by 1 person

  10. tildy1 says:

    What a good big sister!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. You and your brother are adorable! Very sweet memory, dj! Thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you jillyp πŸ™‚

      Like

  12. joeyjoank says:

    Such a nice memory. Cute pictures of the past as well.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks JJ πŸ˜‰

      Like

  13. How adorable! Love this, what a wonderful childhood memory!

    Like

    1. A.B Mood says:

      Ooo btw, I nominated you for the Infinity Dreams Award ^_^ To read the details go to the following post:

      https://couchpotahto.wordpress.com/2015/04/19/two-more-nominations-this-just-keeps-getting-better-and-better-3/

      Liked by 2 people

      1. desleyjane says:

        Thanks hun, that’s lovely. Am away at the moment so when I get back. And congrats to you!!

        Like

    2. A.B Mood says:

      Eee, sorry Terri, this reply was meant for Desley.. Erghh, really sorry! Clicked on the wrong place! But now I’m following you too πŸ˜€ Great to meet you :3

      Liked by 2 people

        1. A.B Mood says:

          Hehe I’m glad I ran into you ^_^ ❀

          Liked by 2 people

      1. desleyjane says:

        Aaahhhh, bringing people together πŸ˜‰

        Like

  14. A.B Mood says:

    Awwww both of you look so adorablllle ❀ Such lovely memories πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much x

      Like

  15. Joanne says:

    What wonderful memories – at times I think we grew up together as I thought it was only MY house that had cold corned beef or vegemite sandwiches, with home-made cookies and always, ALWAYS a cup of tea, lol! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. desleyjane says:

      Ha! Love it. Peas in a pod 😎

      Liked by 1 person

  16. what a cutsie piccie, lovely x

    Liked by 1 person

  17. gfchopstix says:

    So sweet! You probably still are a loving big sister!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. desleyjane says:

      Well I try… LOL.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. gfchopstix says:

        πŸ˜€ lucky brother!

        Liked by 1 person

  18. brittabottle says:

    Lovely story and such precious pictures! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you so much Britta.

      Liked by 1 person

  19. Adorable kids! The smiles are priceless . And what a considerate and lovely big sister you are!

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Siblings share such a large part of our hearts because the shared memories run deep. Thanks for sharing….wonderful big sis.

    Liked by 1 person

I'd love to hear from you!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s