July 31, 2007

Baby Doll

I had a doll very similar to the one in the middle. So far I haven't found the exact one on eBay. My doll had the same short blonde hair, the same face, the same pink bunting bag. But her little jacket was also pink. I remember picking her out of the Sears Christmas catalogue when I was in grade 2 and I remember bringing her to school after Christmas for Show-and-Tell.

July 30, 2007

The Other Side of the Mountain

My sister had these books and I remember reading them. There was a movie made about this true story.

July 27, 2007

Desk Coasters

I can't remember if it was Mom or my aunt who owned these coasters. The holder was an old fashioned school desk.

July 26, 2007

Tom & Jerry Book

I think this was my brother's book. It was a "big-little" book which meant it was smaller than an average book but very fat with lots of pages.

July 25, 2007

Chalet Jewelry Box

My aunt owned this jewelry box. It played music when the roof was lifted. I loved looking at it and wanted one just like it.

July 24, 2007


These were known by several names. I never owned a pair, my mother said they were too dangerous, but the girl just down the street had a set (I think they were blue or green). I tried them a few times but could never get the right rhythm going to get them to knock against each other as fast as she could. The balls were made of glass I believe and I am sure she got a few bruises from them.

July 23, 2007

The Best Loved Doll Book

I remember this book but my sister does not. I thought it was hers or maybe we borrowed it from the library.

July 20, 2007

Picnic Table Salt & Pepper Set

Another salt and pepper set from mom's large collection. This one was cute and had a section in the middle to hold toothpicks.

July 19, 2007

Bronzed Baby Shoes Frame

I remember Dad sending away for the supplies to bronze our baby shoes and the frames/plaques to mount them on. He did one just like this, using a pair of baby boots that we all wore. The frame held a collage of 6 photos, one of each of the children in the family. You can just see the frame in this photo on the right side. This photo was taken at my sister's birthday party in the mid 70's.

July 18, 2007

The Unchosen Book

I remember this book being in my sister's bookshelf and I remember reading it but I don't remember what it was about.

July 17, 2007


Ziggy was popular when I was a teenager. I had a Ziggy like the one dressed in red and green, I believe I got it for Christmas one year.

July 16, 2007

Marian's Favorite Bible Stories Book

I don't remember what Bible stories were in this book but I do remember that we owned this.

July 13, 2007

Old Spice Aftershave Bottle

Along with Avon perfume bottles, Old Spice aftershave bottles were common around our house, especially at Christmas. Dad would get a different one every year and he saved the bottles.

July 12, 2007

Pineapple Perfume Bottle

There were several different perfume bottles around the house, most of them belonged to my older sisters or my mother. This was one of them. It probably came from Avon.

July 11, 2007

Separated at Birth Book

This was my brother's book, I don't know where he got it but it was funny to look at.

July 10, 2007

Chatty Cathy Cut-Outs

My older sister owned this and I loved playing with it. The doll was so big with so many beautiful outfits to wear.

July 09, 2007

Language Comes Alive

I don't think I used this in elementary school but I think my older sisters and brother did. I remember it being around the house. We often played school with old textbooks.

July 06, 2007

Slide Viewer

Not much of an item but it really brings back memories from my childhood. Dad had this along with some slides dealing with fire prevention (he was a fireman). The slides were comic book like drawings of a tenaged girl who was babysitting when a fire broke out. We'd put the slides in this viewer one by one and go through the story.

July 05, 2007


Who didn't have a pair of these in the 80's? I owned a pair and wore them everywhere, even on an hour's hike to Western Brook Pond and suffered galls on my feet afterwards.

July 04, 2007

Felix on Television Book

This was my younger brother's book. What made it interesting (other than the story) was that it was a flip-it book. There was a drawing of Felix on a ball in the corner so when you flipped through the pages quickly there was an animation of him balancing on the ball.

July 03, 2007


I think my sister and I gave Mom this one year for her birthday. When we were kids my younger sister and I would go downtown and buy a gift for Mom, usually at the big drygoods store. This was a neat vegetable chopper which did french fries pretty good.

July 02, 2007

Oh Canada Game

When I was in elementary school every student got one of these games. It was a French-English game that came with a record and a comic book. The comic book told the story of some people who won a lotto ticket and had a magic vehicle that took them on a journey across Canada. The vehicle could fly, go on roads and under water. The record had songs in English and French. I really enjoyed the game and story.