October 29, 2008

Busy Bee Card Game

I vaguely remember having a card game with a bee on the front, much like this, when I was in grade 2. I think it was a math game.

October 23, 2008

Sock Monkey

When I was in high school one of my aunts taught my sister how to make sock monkeys. Then she made several for her friends.

October 22, 2008

Sewing Machine

Mom had a sewing machine much like this one. She kept it in the utility room (we were the only family I knew who had a utility room......a combination laundry room/pantry/storage room). I remember the smell of the sewing machine, a plastic-y electronic smell mixed with the smell of the varnished wood.

October 17, 2008

Old Maid Card Game

My aunt lived next door and when my brothers and sisters and I were growing up we'd always go to her house and play games. She had this Old Maid card game, or one a lot like it. We must have played it hundreds of times.

October 16, 2008

Pen Watch

These came out in the 80's when I was in high school. Everyone had to have one, I think I got one for Christmas one year.

October 10, 2008

1975 Sears Catalogue

This coat and beret don't look too bad, I suppose all fashions come back sooner or later. In 1975 I was 9 years old.

October 06, 2008

Black & Decker Dustbuster

Mom had one of these in the 80's. What a fantastic invention, no need to pull the big vacuum cleaner out for small spills. We thought it was great.

October 02, 2008

Spinning Wheel

Dad collected antiques, he had all sorts of them in the basement - irons, tools, jugs and a spinning wheel much like this one.