MIAGD: Tripping down memory lane

MIAGD: Make it a great day

We have a dull looking sky hanging over the Miami Valley with on and off drizzles but there’s enough puppy-energy inside The Haasienda as Erma coaxes the three lazy dogs into some active play.

Last night, while dining with my friend, Debbie McCutcheon, the topic veered to vintage days of some childhood favorites.

Debbie said she had always wanted a French Poodle Lunch Box.  I immediately remembered my Peter Pan lunch box and thermos that I took to Washington Elementary School filled with Mother’s prepared lunch.

downloadMy favorite meal was peanut butter and jelly.  I can still remember the delightful smell of PBJ wafting out of the box as I lifted the lid.  That PBJ aroma lingered in the box throughout the weekend and when Mother pulled down my lunchbox from the overhead cabinets in our kitchen, I eagerly opened the box to capture the sweet smell of former PBJs.

bd7ef0366566b053fc69c1e45c6ca3bcAnother favorite item I shared with Debbie was my Pluto record player.  This was my first real record player that succeeded my Close N Play (see the video, below).  The soft light blue plastic had tiny beaded texture that aided in it slipping from small hands. The arm was a bone.  My Grandpa Leroy made me a desk with two wide shelves hidden by four doors with brass nobs.  This is where I kept my Pluto record player.

I had all the Golden Books with accompanying records to assist with reading, plus many LP Disney music records.

Wonderful memories of school lunches and early listening devices!

Make it a great day!

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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