October 31, 2007


I vaguely remember a funlight something like this one. I think ours had the clown face and a pumpkin face, not a skeleton.

October 30, 2007

The Witch Next Door Book

My sister owned this book and we really enjoyed it. She got it from one of the very popular school book orders.

October 29, 2007

Coffee Tables

A catalogue from the 70's. We had coffee tables very similar to those pictured.

October 26, 2007

October 25, 2007

Crochet Doll

My aunt used to make doll like these with crochet dresses that would fit over a roll of toilet paper.

October 24, 2007

Weiner Dog Salt & Pepper

Another cute salt & pepper Mom owned. This was one piece, the front was for salt and the back for pepper. Mom's was a light tan in colour but otherwise just like this. We never used it, of course, it was on the shelf with the other 300 sets in her collection. When I was small I always thought it would be neat to use a different set every day.

October 23, 2007


These sneakers were popular in the 80's and I had a pair. They were probably a hand-me-down from my older sister.

October 22, 2007

Birthday Card

This photo is really hard to see but I got a card just like this one year for my birthday. A girl dressed in a frilly dress carrying a parasol. It was one of the prettiest cards I ever got.

October 19, 2007

Flintstones View Master

I'm not sure if it was me or my brother who owned these Flintstones view master reels. The only ones I could find on eBay were in another language but the pictures are the same.

October 18, 2007

Evie Record

We had a couple of Evie records, she had a nice voice and sang contemporary Christian music.

October 17, 2007

Dog and Fire Hydrant Salt & Pepper Set

This was one of the cutest salt and pepper sets Mom had in her collection. A dog chasing his tail around a fire hydrant. The front and back of the dog were 2 peices, for the salt and pepper, and the hydrant could hold a condiment like mustard.

October 16, 2007

Sparrow Lake Book

Another book from my sister's bookshelf. I am sure I read it but I do not remember the story.

October 15, 2007

Blue Jeans Perfume

I vaguely remember having this perfume, I would have been in junior high school.

October 12, 2007

Grapes Salt & Pepper

Another salt & pepper set from Mom's collection, hanging grapes. They were never used but I think they would look cute on the table.

October 11, 2007

Asbestos Suit

This is one of the strangest things I remember from my childhood. Dad was a fireman at the airport and he had one of these at home in the attic. An asbestos suit. I suppose they used them at one point when fighting fires. It was in a box and only taken out a few times, I remember my older brother wore it one year at Halloween. The suit was not for sale on ebay, just the ad and there was a link to this video about the suit. Strangely enough, when my house burned we found this in the rubble and it was mostly burned.

Edited to add a photo I found of my younger brother wearing the suit.

October 10, 2007

Bulldog Card

My aunt gave my brother a card like this one year for his birthday. It was about 4 times the size of a regular card.

October 05, 2007

Little Forks

We had little forks and little spoons. The little forks were used more often, for pickles, beets and stuf like that.

October 04, 2007

Eaton's Catalouge

The fall and winter catalogue from 1974. I was 8 years old and these were the fashions at the time.

October 03, 2007

Science Book

This science textbook looks very familiar, I must have used it in elementary school.

October 02, 2007

Doctor's Kit

My brother had a doctor's kit like this one, as you can see in the photo. The colours were a bit different but the pieces were the same.

October 01, 2007