Sharing Memories With My Family


Over the weekend, my family and I went to Dave and Busters. After eating and playing a few games, we went to the counter to redeem our tickets. As I was looking for something that interested me, I came across the card game Old Maid

When I was younger Old Maid used to be one of my favorite games to play. Every time I went in the store, I had to have that game. So when I saw it at Dave and Busters, I knew I had to get it. It brought back so many childhood memories. I was super excited to be able to play it with my own little family as well as share memories with them from when I was a child playing it. 

When we got home from Dave and Busters, we all sat down at the table. I told my kids how to play the game and showed them the Old Maid card. I know I’m getting old because I was comparing the game to school work. I told my daughter that if she remembered where a card was to match with another one, that she can remember her notes in the same way. Definitely something my mom would’ve said to me. Just taking all the fun out the game.

It was good being able to play again, although playing with my family is nothing like playing with my siblings. I remember losing and knocking all the cards off the table. I’ve grown so much since then. My siblings use to hate doing things with me but my mama always made one of them spend time with me. 

I find myself enjoying a lot of things with my husband and children that I enjoyed with the family I came from. We didn’t have a lot of things but we grew up spending a lot of time together. And time is so important to me. My kids and I even watch movies and tv shows that I watched as a child. We watch the original version and the newer remade versions and compare them. It’s always fun spending time with them and doing things I grew up doing. 

What memories do you enjoy sharing with your family? 


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Marissa Evans
Marissa was born in Charleston, South Carolina on Sept, 27, 1986 to James Sweat and the late Tracy Graham. She is the youngest girl of six, two sisters and three brothers. She grew up in Holly Hill, and graduated from Holly Hill Roberts High. Marissa furthered her education at Midlands Technical College, receiving a certificate in Early Childhood Education in 2017 and an associate degree in Early Childhood Education in 2018. She has been married for seven years to her husband Terence Evans. Together they have three children (Jaylen, Jada and Ny’Asia Evans). Her oldest and only boy, Jaylen, has cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and autism. Marissa and her husband are also the founders of the movement #Dontstare which is to raise awareness to how rude staring can be.


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