Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Back in the days when I was young I'm not a kid anymore ...

(FYI... love that song)

Looking thru some boxes from my mom's house I came across a ton of childhood memories that had been stored away in the back of my brain somewhere.  It was awesome.  Then today a girlfriend started to tell us how she came across some books she had loved as a kid and one thing lead to another and we've spent a good part of the day (on breaks and lunch of course) discussing our favorites from when we were kids.

There were a lot of the obvious, but here are some of mine that were reaching a little further into the memory banks.

Sticker Books

Mine were actually kept by my mom and discovered over the weekend. Unicorns and rainbows were my favorites at the time.  All carefully cut out and classified in their own category pages. The photo albums that housed them appropriately covered rainbow stripe fabric and ribbons.




Colorforms

I know I had more than one set... but Holly Hobby was the only one I could remember off the top of my head.  At the time I thought I was all fancy and more sophisticated than paper dolls.  Who knew?  They also made the "sewing cards".







Game

Oh how I longed for this game.... I made sure that it was the ONLY thing that I told my Auntie that I wanted for Christmas.  She was the one that was good for getting you exactly what you said you wanted, but I didn't want to mess up my chances by giving her any options.




Fashion Plates & Flip n' Fold Fashions

I had totally forgot about the Flip n' Fold fashions.  I was super jealous of my cousin owning this one.  It was a little tricky to get the fabric just so and I think there might have been some uncontrolled giggle fests surrounding an exposed plastic boob in one daring fashion experiment.




Books

None of my friends knew of, let alone read, Old Mother West Wind books by Thornton Burgess.  It took me forever to even figure out the name.  I knew they were stories that had to do with animals but the only suggestions that ever came up were "Wind in the Willows" or "Frog & Toad" and I knew those weren't it.  Thanks to my BFF and her hubby for coming up with the answer.  Then to find out that these are *like* ancient writings.  Great kids books, I would get lost in the stories.




One of my absolute fav books of all, which is really nothing like the current movie; Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.  Oh the visuals I had when reading this book!






P.S. I think it is a crock of shit that most of these pictures came from web sites advertising "antiques".  Kiss my not so old to be an antique booty!  Exception being the series of books that were written in the early 1900's, those get an obvious pass.

2 comments:

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I totally had those fashion plates and loved the lisa frank stickers!!!

T said...

That is greatness! My daughters are enjoying much the same things. Because "antiques" are truly classic, aren't they?