Friday, September 3, 2010

Memory Lane Friday - A Collection

Memory Lane Friday is a time to preserve your memories for your family.  All are welcome.  This week's topic is "A Collection"

I had a hard time thinking of any particular collection.  I had a variety of smaller collections though.  Here, a guided picture tour (using google images, not my own) through 80s toys I collected:
My Little Pony

Strawberry Shortcake
Hmmm.  It's funny to me how some of these toys have made a comeback.

A butterfly collection (which I saved up for from my allowance and ordered from the Sear's catalog)

Garbage Pail Kids cards.  I remember laughing hilariously over these with my friends.

Baseball cards from the late 80s, which I still have.  However, my younger brother stole the goods ones after I left for college.

Horse toys (Playmobile, Breyer) and horse books, particularly those by C.W. Anderson.

I also had a decent sized collection of little glass animals.  My mom would buy me one each time I had to get an allergy shot.  Then I had an allergic reaction to the allergy shots.  So that put an end to that - but she'd still pick up a little glass animal for my collection now and then.

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Next week's topic is "A Time You Were Sick"


Jeremi said...

My girls now love anything Strawberry Shortcake and My LIttle Pony : ) I was boring and only collected SPOONS!!

The Princess said...

Because my mom was the stocking manager at our local Toys'R'Us, I had all of the Strawberry Shortcake dolls (in regular dolls and in miniatures with all of their houses). Well I had all of them with the exception of "Baby Without a Name". I had an obscene amount of Barbie dolls and accessories (I had Dallas and Midnight and all the other "need to haves" of the early/mid 80's). While I do not have any of them from when I was growing up, I do currently have 3 wardrobe boxes of NIB Barbies in storage. I also collected baseball cards until the 1994 strike; I lost interest in MLB after that and quit wasting my money on them.

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

Yeah, it's amazing how some things make comebacks! Livie is now into My Little Pony!

Somehow, I just KNEW you were going to say something about horse books. ;)

Chicken Wrangler said...

Collections are such fun - I had Breyer horses years back - they were either gifts, or some I purchased from time to time. Today I collect chickens!

My Mad World said...

I didn't join in this week, couldn't really think of anything... but now after your post I should have talked about all the strawberry shortcake stuff I had. I still have some and the strawberry carrying case, Maddie plays with it now!

Mere said...

would you like your baseball cards back? I can fish them out of his collection...;-) Although, I might get in trouble for that :-D

Myya said...

So funny about toys making a comeback... my girls love Strawberry Shortcake & My Little Pony, oh & Carebears too! Garbage Pail Kids, I totally forgot about these. They were a huge hit in my house when I was growing up. As a mom I wouldn't let my kids have them now though, they are awful! Well ok maybe I would. It's all in fun right :)

Andrea said...

I hate that I don't get to do these memes with you weekly. I just have none of the pictures from my memories around. At least not the old ones. I'll see if I can come up w/ a post for next week. Oh, well, I just had a cold, so does that count? Still working my way to healthy. Hmmn, now that I think about it I might have the perfect post, after all (one with a lot of griping in it, that OK?) ... :>