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Memory Lane

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My grandparents are slowly cleaning out their house. There were lots of practical items they encouraged us to take—roughly twenty years’ worth of hotel soaps, and I am now the proud owner of a pizza stone and a Pyrex baking set (yay!)—but other things were sentimental.

 

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It was a bit of a head trip, reading this postcard thirty years later—especially since I just went to San Francisco! (Notice the politically-incorrect caption at bottom left.)

 

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Vintage Sesame Street.

 

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There’s something off about this picture, but I can’t quite put my finger on it…

 

(For more old-school Sesame Street, check out my Viewmaster.)

 

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A kindergarten Valentine’s Day project?

 

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There was a whole stack of worksheets and drawings, but this is the only thing I’m going to hold onto. I can always use a reminder to be more loving.

 

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Self portrait, 1993.

 

We also found some board games from the late ’60s, which were good for a laugh:

 

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(Back to your regularly-scheduled craft post next week!)

 

3 Comments to Memory Lane

  1. October 17, 2013 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    What a fun trip down memory lane Camille! Those board games look to be in really good condition still. And here’s the part where I sound like an old grandma, but it is so different from the entertainment kids have nowadays.

    • October 18, 2013 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

      You and me both, Ketty–There must be something lost in playing all your games on a screen. The ’80s were the best decade for toys!

  2. Kate's Gravatar Kate
    October 17, 2013 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

    I love the Sesame Street toy!

    The postcard is so sweet 🙂

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Hi! I'm Camille. I only write stories that could never ever happen in real life, though I do believe in real-life magic. If we were in the same room I'd fix you a cup of tea, but for now we'll have to settle for a virtual connection. I'm really glad you're here.