August 31, 2006
August 30, 2006
Along with a globe of the world we also had a moon globe. It was in my brother's room on his dresser, I think my parents ordered it from Reader's Digest. Of course we sometimes used it as a ball and a couple of times we took it apart (it was made of tin and could come apart in 2 halves, it sat on a plastic base).
August 29, 2006
My older sister's boyfriend gave me this one Christmas. I loved it, I'm not sure I even used the perfume but I proudly displayed her on my dresser. That is until my younger sister and I got into a fight and she dabbed the top of the watering can with a black marker. I tried covering it up with white-out but it was never the same. Sisters!!
August 28, 2006
August 25, 2006
August 24, 2006
August 21, 2006
My aunt gave me this for my birthday one year when I was 12 or 13. It was a calendar of helpful hints with a poem under each picture. I still remember one of them "Windows washed with kerosene will come out even cleaner clean". Funny how that one has stuck in my memory after all these years.
August 18, 2006
This was lots of fun to play but apparently the noise of the balls drove my mother nuts because one day it disappeared. Months later we found it hidden on the top shelf of her bedroom closet (don't ask why we were snooping in her closet).
August 17, 2006
I got this for my birthday one year, one of my friends must have given it to me because we never ordered from Avon. I used it until all the powder was gone, then it stayed in the bathroom in the cupboard. It was kept in its box and every now and then I would take it out to look at it. I really liked it and was disappointed the powder ran out so fast.
August 16, 2006
My mother collected salt and pepper sets, she had over 350 sets on shelves in the kitchen. Most were just for show and never used. But this was one set that was on the stove and sometimes on the table that was used for a few years.
August 15, 2006
August 14, 2006
August 11, 2006
This was my favourite thing to wear when I was in high school. I wore it out and was disappointed when I couldn't wear it anymore. My sister and I had a term for our favourite item of clothing, we called it our "old faithful". This was definitely my "old faithful".
August 10, 2006
August 06, 2006
My older sister owned these and sometimes I was allowed to look at them. The backs had pieces of a larger picture so if you turned them over and put them together they would make a big picture. I can't remember what picture it made, but she didn't have all the cards needed. I really thought the cards were cool, especially since I loved watching "The Partridge Family" tv show.
August 05, 2006
This was my sister's, not mine. It was a lot like an etch-a-sketch but the "drawing" area was domed, the drawing tool was more like a joystick (better than 2 knobs, curves were easy to do, not like on an etch-a-sketch) and there were little templates you could put around the joystick to make shapes.
August 04, 2006
August 03, 2006
August 02, 2006
I don't know how long this was in our family or where it came from but it was always in the top drawer of Dad's filing cabinet (the drawer without files, it was like a junk drawer and a treasure trove for us kids). Our pencil box was green but was exactly like this. What made it special was the world map on top and the two little wheels you could turn. The country name was displayed in one window and the capital of that country was displayed in the other window. I guess I played with it enough that the capitals were ingrained in my memory because I still know many world capitals. We were playing a trivia game not to long ago and the question (for bonus points) was "What is the capital of Turkey?". My partner didn't think I would know but I did, thanks in part I am sure to this pencil box. (oh, the answer is Ankara)