November 30, 2006


How many people got to read a book with their name as the title? I did, I remember checking this out from the school library when I was in grade 7.

November 29, 2006

Paint by Number

I would imagine every kid had a paint by number set. My sister had this set and her painting was so neat. Mine always looked like blobs.

November 28, 2006

Mother Hen Target Game

This was my younger brother's. If you hit the target with the gun (that shot little plungers) the hen would lay an egg. Cute game.

November 27, 2006

Rainbow Garden

This was my older sister's book. It was about a young girl who's parents were too rich and busy to look after her. They lived in an apartment in the city and they sent her to live with cousins in the country. It was a nice book.

November 24, 2006

Sears Wish Book

Or as it was referred to in our house, "The Christmas Catalogue". A small card arrived in the mail in the fall and Mom would go to the Sears catalogue outlet store to pick it up. In a few days the covers would be torn and pages would be falling out. We memorized that catalogue! This catalogue is from 1972 and even though I was only 6 years old I distinctly remember that cover and the Mickey Mouse record player that you could stand on.

November 23, 2006

Yogi Bear Cutouts

These were my younger sister's, cut-outs of Yogi and Cindy bear. I seem to remember that she had more cut-outs than I did.

November 22, 2006


This was my older brother's. It came with a lot of prepared slides of bug's wings and cells, we loved looking at them.

November 21, 2006


This was a reader my older brother and sisters used in elementary school. I didn't use it but we had it at home and I loved reading all the stories.

November 20, 2006

Flower of the Month Glasses

One year for Christmas we all got glasses like these with the flower of our birth month on them. Mine isn't here, I was born in February. Mom kept them in the china cabinet and I think we used them at Christmas and New Year's dinner.

November 17, 2006

Jean at St. Hilary's

This was one of my favourite books when I was in elementary school. It was my older sister's, I think she won it as a prize in school. It was about a girl who lives in England and goes away to boarding school. I wanted to be just like her.

November 16, 2006

Yogi Bear Mug

This was my younger brother's, I can remember him using it at a lot of meals. I seem to recall that he was the only one with a special cup.

November 05, 2006

Viewmaster Set

My sister owned this viewmaster set that came in a cool bucket. The reels were all about Disney which we loved of course.

November 03, 2006


This was a cool game, it was my sister's. You had to make a pipe system that started with a tap and ended with water flowing out. Along the way your team-mates could place leaky pipes on top of yours which you then had to repair with little brass wrenches or extra cards. You can still buy the game today but the wrenches are just cardboard and the quality doesn't seem as good.

November 02, 2006

Happy Face Salt & Pepper

This was another of mom's salt and pepper sets. A different saying on each side. And what says the 1970's more than a happy face?

November 01, 2006

Helen Keller's Teacher

This was my sister's book. I can't remember how many times I read it but I am sure I memorized it. I can still remember the story and all the details, it was a really good book.