Using my blog to try and make the world a better place. If I can help someone forget their troubles for a few minutes a day, it's all worth it.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Hasbro Gumball Machines

Although the above pictured Popeye gumball machine is copyrighted 1968, it was sold well into the early 70's. I had a few of these (not the Popeye version). I used to take out the bottom panel and retrieve the coin, I never let it fill up with change. And usually the gum would be gone in 2 days. Although millions of these things were made, they're not so easy to find these days.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

I don't remember the teachers ever using flashcards when I was a kid. I'm sort of glad they didn't. I always found them rather intimidating, actually....
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Monday, February 05, 2007

My last Marcia pics. I "promise".

"My real name is Maureen Denise McCormick and I was born on August 5, 1956, in Encino, California. I’m 5’2 ¾” and weigh 94 pounds. I have blonde hair and blue eyes, and my favorite interests are singing, dancing, tennis, swimming and needlepoint."
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Sunday, February 04, 2007

Back when I was 5 or 6 (1973/'74), dad bought a small rowboat and took me and mom fishing. I hate fishing, and I hate fish. The boat drifted into a small group of rocks near a tree, so dad stood up - in a rowboat - to push against the tree to get us free from the rocks. He fell overboard and mom laughed. He got really mad. We went home. Dad sold the boat. Except for the fishing aspect, I have no idea why the above cartoon brought that memory to mind, really....
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