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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Penny Lane is in my ears and in my eyes, there beneath the blue suburban skies...

Penny Lane there is a barber showing photographs
Of every head he's had the pleasure to have known
And all the people that come and go
Stop and say hello

On the corner is a banker with a motorcar
The little children laugh at him behind his back
And the banker never wears a mac
In the pouring rain...
Very strange

In Penny Lane there is a fireman with an hourglass
And in his pocket is a portrait of the Queen.
He likes to keep his fire engine clean
It's a clean machine

Behind the shelter in the middle of a roundabout
A pretty nurse is selling poppies from a tray
And though she feels as if she's in a play
She is anyway

Penny Lane the barber shaves another customer
We see the banker sitting waiting for a trim
Then the fireman rushes in
From the pouring rain...
Very strange


ChiTown Girl said...

That was one we didn't have. I don't remember any of my friends having it, either. But, we had other Fisher-Price things like that. My favorites were the school house (of course!) and the farm. =)

joe said...

I had the castle, the schoolhouse, and the barn. The castle was the best. Everyone did time in the dungeon. Even the king.

Caffeinated Joe said...

Not sure if I ever played with that. I remember Sesame Street and a plane.

Dr. Theda said...

We remember playing with this one for hours as a child ... I would have my little rubber Monsters attack the people who would run into the buildings and block the door with a chair before the Monsters wold break in and kill them...
ahh ... childhood memories...
Thank Joe... that one really "takes us back"... and helped to "brighten-up" our mood

joe said...

CJ: It was a fun one. I didn't have it but my friend Teddy did. We played with it for hours.

Dr. T: You're welcome sir ;^)

Mr.Brown said...

I loved the graphics on that toy. The movie theater, the living room. Definitely worth tracking one down on Ebay.

joe said...

This pic was actually taken from an ebay auction. I forgot to mark the auction so I'm not sure what it sold for. I'd feel kind of self-conscious if I played with it now