Maggie continues the Throwback Thursday series today with questions about our secret hiding places.
1. Did you keep a diary or a journal? If so, where did you keep it?
Off and on, same as now. I kept my diary in my room and not particularly hidden. I was an only child and my parents respected my privacy, usually. Nowadays, I’m more likely to rant in a Word document and then delete it… I’m sure all my diaries received similar treatment.
2. Did you have treasures or money you hid from siblings or parents?
Not money ~ my parents gave me whatever I needed, and my babysitting money was mine to save/spend as I pleased. I liked to keep my jewelry tucked away in a pretty box though.
3. Did you have a need to hide things your parents would not approve of, like cigarettes, etc.?
My parents knew I smoked off and on for a few years. What I did hide, however, was any evidence of my weird eating habits.
4. Thinking back, describe your most creative hiding place.
My mind, lol.
5. Did you have a tin box or safe or a diary with a lock?
I had a couple different diaries with flimsy locks. Mostly I just wrote in spiral notebooks and kept them in a drawer.
6. What about yourself? Did you ever have a favorite get away spot or hiding place?
Didn’t need one, as I was alone most of the time, same as now.
7. If you did not feel the need to hide away, where did you go for a little alone time?
8. If you had siblings, did they hide things from you? If so, what types of things?
9. Now that you are an adult, do you still have little niches where you hide things away, like mad money, treasured letters, etc?
Not really. I store photos and keepsakes in my closet, jewelry is neatly stashed in a drawer, and money stays in the bank. I have a backpack of emergency supplies, which includes a bit of cash, but I doubt I’ll ever need it. If we get nuked, where would I go anyway? I wouldn’t leave the cats.
10. When you feel the need to be alone, to where do you retreat?
I like to be home. It’s my sanctuary.
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