October 30, 2006

Halloween Mask

We had a few halloween masks and wore them every year......no fancy costumes for us! We owned a mask like the one on the bottom right....Frankenstein I think it is.

October 29, 2006

Perfume Bottle

Another bottle of perfume from Avon. This was either my sister's or my mother's, I can't remember. But when I was a child I thought it was pretty.

October 27, 2006


We had 3 mallard ducks like these hanging on the living room wall.

October 26, 2006

Barbie Furniture

My sister got this for Christmas one year, blow-up Barbie doll furniture. Before this we made furniture out of everything, from pillows to frisbees.

October 25, 2006

Lord of the Rings

My oldest sister gave me this set of books when I was in high school. I was an avid reader then but I could never get into this series. I loved the set though and kept it on a shelf above my bed.

October 24, 2006

Mad Game

I think this was my brother's, I remember playing it as a teenager.

October 23, 2006


My brother got this game system when I was in high school. We loved it! My sister even broke her toe on the couch running to play the game.

October 20, 2006

The Un-Candle

I think Mom got these for Christmas one year. We were impressed by them, floating candles on water! It didn't take much to impress us in the 70's.

October 19, 2006

Birthday Candle Train

This was always in the "junk drawer" in the kitchen in its original box. It was used when we were really young. I'm including a photo of my youngest brother on his 1st birthday. It's a fuzzy photo but you can just make out the birthday candle train on his sailboat cake.

October 18, 2006


We had 2 of these small peach plaques on the kitchen wall above the cupboards. I guess they were made of plaster.

October 17, 2006

Doctor Dolittle

Another one of my favourite books, I guess I ordered this one from Tab books in elementary school too. Look at the price.....60¢!

October 16, 2006


This was my brother's. Can you believe he had a Robin doll that could bend his knees, ankles, elbows and wrists and I never had a Barbie doll that could do that, just the cheap imitation ones with stiff legs and arms. No, I'm not bitter.

October 13, 2006

Disney Trash Can

This was my younger brothers, Goofy was on one side and Mickey & Donald Duck were on the other. I never had a cool looking trash can in my bedroom.

October 12, 2006

The Make-Believe Parade

This was my sister's book. I still remember sentences from it (hay foot, straw foot, left foot, right foot).

October 11, 2006


This was the version we had, with wooden playing pieces. We always wanted to use the one shaped like the milk jug.

October 10, 2006


This was the phone in our hallway. We only had 2 phones in the house, the other one was in my parent's bedroom and was a huge black table top version of this. It wasn't until I was a teenager that my sister and I got small phones for our bedroom, but this phone stayed on the wall.

October 06, 2006

Ballerina Candle Holders

I remember having these birthday candle holders on my birthday cake several years.

October 05, 2006

Chinese Fans

My sister and I each had one of these, a pretty similar design too.

October 04, 2006

Little House on the Prairie

These were among my favourite books when I was in elementary school. So much so that I wanted to live back then in a drafty sod hut on the cold prairie!

October 03, 2006

Body on Tap Shampoo

Another shampoo I loved as a teenager (this and "Gee Your Hair Smells Teriffic").

October 02, 2006

Lightbulb Salt & Pepper

Another salt and pepper set that mom had. These were never used but they were among the coolest set she had (in my opinion anyway).