Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Magical Memories

My middle sister has a knack for remembering and then finding the toys of our childhood. It's fun when she sends the reminders to me, I instantly remember them but would never have thought of them on my own. We use to have this Santa bank. My gruff Grandpa D sent it one Christmas. I'm sure the reason he sent it was that it was a bank and just a toy.

I remember being totally in love with it, especially the foil wrapped packages. Isn't that goofy? He rang the bell and drove my mother crazy. Looking at it now, he looks a little scary, doesn't he? Like he had one too many magic mushrooms in the 60's?

This one's up on E-bay right now, it's a nostalgic temptation. She's been sending me other blasts from the past this week, and that could be a dangerous thing.

I found a video of this toy. So for now, let's zip back to being 7 years old and believing in magical Santa toys. Just for a moment. Remember Joy.

Friday, January 01, 2010

New Years Day 2010

When I was in grade school in the 1960's our vision of the future has turned to be vastly differently than what we're now living. I was a huge fan of the Jetsons and I could hardly wait for flying cars and Rosie the housemaid robot to appear in my life.

Apparently I am not the only a little annoyed at the way things have turned out. Tim Wilson, wildly opinionated and totally enjoyable comedian/songwriter expresses it quite nicely. Fair warning ,there's a little adult language in this. If you're not an adult, don't listen or don't complain to me if you do! Enjoy and Happy New Year!