5.06.2008

SPT: Something Old

When I read Lelly's challenge for this week's SPT, I knew several old somethings I wanted to include. Besides myself of course. (Hahaha, I just crack myself up--to pieces, I'm telling you.) A few weeks ago, when preparing for Garage-Sale-a-Po-Looza, I unearthed several books from my childhood that my mom saved for me. Squeal! Even though several are tattered (well-loved) or even show evidence of mysterious varmint chewing, I was thrilled to be able to share them with Annelise.

We have enjoyed curling up to read them together. She sees them with fresh eyes and I read them through the veil of fond childhood memories. I hope she will love them like I did!

Please ignore my afternoon in the strawberry patch hairdo. Thanks.

It means so much to me that my mom saved some of my favorite toys and much loved books and I can enjoy them again through Annelise.

Be sure to visit Lelly's blog to read more *old* SPTs.

25 comments:

  1. i have my childhood copy of *how fletcher was hatched,* too! one of my all time favorites!! (right up there with *put me in the zoo* and *mog the forgetful cat.*

    between the books and the dressy bessy, i'm wondering what else we had in common way back then?!?

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  2. HeeHee! We read *Put me in the Zoo* this morning. A. liked it.

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  3. there i go, i just HAD to click on the link to favorite toys...

    are you kidding me?!? the fisher price schoolhouse? and village?!? (LOVED the fire department). did you have the a-frame?!?

    what about the McDonald's with the square people who carried their McDonald's trays in their neck...

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  4. I loved those old Fisher Price toys! I also love Harry the Dirty Dog. What great books.

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  5. My mom HATED McDonald's with a passion, so I missed out on the playset. We later found my old Little People airplane and the castle but the boat seems to have floated off somewhere.
    I didn't have the A-frame, I don't think.

    The Village was my favorite! I played with it for hours and hours.

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  6. I love "Harry the Dirty Dog".

    I loved Little People as a child and have passed that on to my children. We even have the Little People Nativity set out at Christmas.

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  7. I have a few books from when I was little too. So great that they can be shared with our own kids!

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  8. Ah, Harry the Dirty Dog. A classic!

    PS: I see you have Woman in White on the nightstand. LOVE that book. Haven't read it since college. I should check it out again.

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  9. Love your "stash"!! I see several of my favorites too!! Look how much Clifford has changed...

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  10. Love Love Love old books. My husbands grandma has sent the boys several and they are on a shelf they can not reach and are special books that they can not look at or read without me. They love them. Speaking of toys...just to share something neat. There was a Christmas about 5 years ago where my mom replaced everything on the shelves in her house with jars full of our childhood toys...and old toys sitting on her shelves. It was like I transformed into that little blonde headed pigtailed girl when I walked in, and the world seemed to disappear. Her gift to us that year was memories...priceless and being from a family of six, most of us had no idea she still had those things. It was beautiful. Does anyone remember "cutie clubs"? I had them when I was little, bought them all with my own money and brought them out for the boys to see and play with a couple weeks ago...they loved it but weren't sure if it was cool to play with girl toys. :) Thanks for another great post!

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  11. My mom kept all of our old books. We get to read them to our kids when we are there. She even kept our old fisher price toys. The little house is there for my kids to play with. At thanksgiving, I got to read a book to my children that my grandmother read to me every christmas. The best part was that I have a picture with my grandmother there reading with us. Gotta love old things.

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  12. That's so cool! I also have a lot of books from my childhood & my brothers. They sure don't look that good though. After 40 yrs of wear & tear...

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  13. Oh my goodness, I have nothing saved from my childhood but 2 dolls. What a treasure!
    BTW, I hear the stawberry patch hairdo is coming back!
    Your last post was awesome. I like that you're motivating bloggers everywhere to get out and run. I consider myself a "biker chick", but despretly trying to become a runner. My tri is June 21st. We should get a blogger tri organized!

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  14. Love old books-
    so neat that you have so many-
    my mom has some of ours at her house, and when I read them, I use the same voices that she did.
    I was at a story time at the library and one of the kids corrected the reader for not saying it in the "right" voice!

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  15. What a treasure. There's something magical about favorite childhood books.

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  16. What a treasure. There's something magical about favorite childhood books.

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  17. LOVE this post! I still have my entire boxed set, falling-apart-literally, Little House on the Prairie books with the yellow covers...and we have my husband's huge Little Engine That Could and a few other classics.

    I love Little People! My kids love to visit Jeff's parents at Thanksgiving and play with the Little People castle that used to be his when he was little :)

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  18. Ohhhhhh the Bears' Picnic! Loved that book.

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  19. what a find!! I know you are loving sharing these w/ A. I have my Bobbsey Twins books from when I was young. I loved seeing my kids read through them too. what a treasure!!

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  20. Too cool! We had that Fisher-Price house and schoolhouse. We also had the camper. My dad was cleaning out the garage one day, after we were all teenagers or older and just got rid of it all! :( My mom was heartbroken when she realized they didn't have it all for the grandkids. My dad felt pretty bad about it too! The new Fisher-Price stuff just isn't the same. Although J does have the house and Noah's ark.

    I saved all my Happy Hollister and Bobbsey Twins books, but the boys aren't really interested. E has discovered the Little House books and Boxcar Children and that thrills me, because I loved those too. I gave away all my Nancy Drew books to my girlfriend's daughter, 'cause I'm not getting a girl. But, she was thrilled with them so it was fun to do.

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  21. What a great bonding moment for the two of you!

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  22. There is nothing so great as sitting down with a good, old book and the only thing making it better is the two of you did it together...Great Something Old!

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  23. Those books are all classics. I wish my mom kept something (anything) for me to have and share with my children.

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  24. I am loving this post! I never tire of reading the same books I loved as a child. We still have Harry and the Lady Next Door. It always makes me laugh. Those old books are treasures!

    I'm also loving the Little People toys! Those were my faves!! We had the A-Frame and the Sesame Street set-up. We still have some of the people and furniture, but the bigger pieces are gone....

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  25. I kept all of my old books from when I was little and my kids love them. However having gone through so many sets of hands, many of them are looking very worse for wear. But we all still love them.

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