My sister and I each got a sewing kit similar to this one one year for Christmas. It was a blue plastic case and inside there was embroidery thread, patterns and needles. Probably more too but I don't remember what. I did a lot of embroidery as a teenager and I guess this was what started me on it (as well as watching Mom do it).
May 29, 2008
We had an old record player a lot like this one. It was an RCA, I remember the classic picture of a dog sitting next to a gramophone on the inside cover. My parents kept it in the living room as a piece of furniture even though we did not listen to records or the radio very often.....usually only at Christmas. It's featured in a lot of photos, it was one of the best places to get a birthday photo done. That's me on my 2nd birthday.
May 28, 2008
We had a moose rug like this one on our living room wall. It was there for years until we got another one, of a bear (I blogged about it here already). That's my older sister in the photo, it was obviously her birthday, and what better place to take a birthday portrait than in front of the moose rug?
May 27, 2008
May 23, 2008
We had dishes, pots and pans that we only used in the camper. This "toaster" was one of them. I don't remember it working very well, you put the bread on it and then placed it on the camp fire or, in our case, propane burner. It never toasted very evenly.
May 22, 2008
My younger brother had this and even though I was 3 years older than him I loved to play with it too. There were 2 screwdrivers that went in a holder at the front. You used these to raise and lower the arms, the legs, the body and the head. The eyes spun around and after he popped up you could push him down and start all over again. It was a fun toy.
May 21, 2008
May 20, 2008
You can still buy this game today but it's not the same. My friend up the street had this game when I was growing up and I remember playing it with her. The beans back then were real dried kidney beans, I distinctly remember eating one of them, just to see what it tasted like. The beans now are plastic. The original game is for sale on eBay.
May 16, 2008
May 15, 2008
May 14, 2008
My parents had this print framed on their bedroom wall. I won't go into all the religious aspects of it. On some mornings my younger brother, sister and I would jump into Mom and Dad's bed after they got up and we'd play "Eye Spy". Finding an obscure item in this print was usually what we did.