Wednesday, December 02, 2020

The Way We Were Wednesday - Before My Time


 This is my oldest brother, probably 6 or 7 years before I was born.  The first house my parents had, in the Detroit suburbs.  I have at least one of the ornaments on that tree.  Can you imagine that rocking horse passing toy safety standards today? 

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  1. nope! your bro would be wearing a helmet, and the springs would be covered so no fingers would be caught, and red paint, and and and...

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  2. I remember those rocking horses with springs. Oh so dangerous really.

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  3. Great photo. And you're not kidding about that rocking horse!

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    1. behind him is a glass tree shaped ornament, it is on the tree in our living room

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  4. I had one like that, b it it wasn't red.

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    1. matched his hair - when he had hair

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    1. I can't remember if it was still around when I was tiny,

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  6. Those ornaments look very familiar to me. My grandparents had those striped ones and for many, many years I had two of them on my tree every year.

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    1. I have probably a dozen from my parents, some dating to the late 1940's.

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  7. That a great picture!!!!! When I was home we went to Hummelstown where they had a toy store, which was a shock in to itself. You hardly even see toys stores anymore. Town Toys sells all those wonderful old toys...not this new stuff that I think looks like toys. Apparently they do very well my aunt tells me.

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    1. Not sure there this came from, but, The difference between the men and the boys, is the price of the toys.

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  8. I remember having one too and falling off it without lasting damage

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