Bacon’s Show and Tell
For Bacon’s Show and Tell for March we are focusing on another great toy you had from childhood. Mom and dad both had this toy. They played with it for hours – you could mess things up, redo the picture, write stuff and draw beautiful pictures… if you were talented – snorts. What was this awesome toy you are asking.
An Etch-A-Sketch. Do you remember them now? Oh my pigs. Mommy got a dreamy look on her face as she reminisced about her memories. One of her favorite things was going line by line only moving inches at a time to the left to make the entire screen blacked out. What a thrill that was when you couldn’t see any part of the screen – snorts – mom was so easily amused for sure. She said that hers got broken because one of her brothers stepped on the glass part. Another toy that had a brief life expectancy but was fun while she had it.
Dad remembers playing with his as well. He had more talent… I guess you could call it that… and he would draw on his. Now, I’m not saying that you would recognize the pictures – snorts – but he would attempt at it. And then write messages on it and erase them to keep them secret. He doesn’t remember what happened to his childhood inspiration. It’s probably a good thing.
Can’t wait to visit other blogs and see what they had as one of their cherished toys from childhood. Hope you had fun this month my friends!
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03/31/2015 at 1:40 am
Mom says she had one of those too!
03/31/2015 at 9:42 am
Were they as fun as mom remembers? XOXO – Bacon
03/31/2015 at 3:44 am
uhoh! the etch-a-sketch monster…. my momma was never able to draw something what looked like the pictures on the instruction sheet… till she used a felt pen to solve that problem….sadly in old days water resistant meant what it said :o)
03/31/2015 at 9:43 am
Snorts! Well that is definitely one way to ‘draw’ a picture. My mom should have thought about that. That might have been the only way she could have done something that someone might have recognized. XOXO – Bacon
03/31/2015 at 4:11 am
Oh I had this too…and loved it ..it and the spirograph….always fun for secret messages..like the magic slate that you would write on with a crappy plastic pen thing and then pull the page up…lasted about two sentences until it was a goner haaahah 🙂 loves Fozziemum xx
03/31/2015 at 9:44 am
YES! Mommy says she remembers those as well. Snorts – those were the days without all of the high end electronical gadgets. XOXO – Bacon
Molly The Wally
03/31/2015 at 4:15 am
We had one and we loved it. Happy days. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly
03/31/2015 at 9:44 am
Thanks sweet Molly. You have a great day as well 🙂 XOXO – Bacon
The Canadian Cats
03/31/2015 at 5:12 am
I’ve seen this before. Mom says she never had one…neither did her brother. It looked like fun though.
03/31/2015 at 9:45 am
It was fun and aggravating as all get out. Some people can really draw on these things with two dials. Others like my mom couldn’t draw a straight line – snorts and rolls with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon
Midwestern Plant Girl
03/31/2015 at 6:14 am
Hilarious! Thanks for the blast from the past! I had one and always did what mom did. OCD work’s for me 😉
03/31/2015 at 9:45 am
Snorts – two kindred spirits you and mom are! XOXO – Bacon
The Island Cats
03/31/2015 at 5:20 pm
The mom loved playing with this toy. And Spirograph (we think that’ s what it was called).
04/01/2015 at 9:02 am
Such fun toys. Mommy says she loved the Spirograph too. Hours of fun! XOXO – Bacon
03/31/2015 at 9:24 pm
What a great looking toy. My son had one for long trips and I thought of using it for math for my patterns but settles on a small blackboard instead. I guess I am still playing with toys! LOL!
04/01/2015 at 9:42 am
Playing with toys keeps us young at heart Auntie Sharon. Just ask dad. He acts 5 – snorts and rolls with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon