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Once a Geek

Husband and I were talking recently about things we wanted as children but never got.  Husband said he always wanted a rowboat to travel up and down the Thames.  My wants were of a different ilk.  I never liked dolls.  I wasn't into clothes.  What I did want was a Visible Man and a Visible Woman model.  I also wanted a set of World Book Encyclopedia because it had the human anatomy section where each turn of the plastic pages adds a layer of the human system: circulatory, musculoskeletal, endocrine.  Do you remember those?

My mother got me gifts like a Campbell Chuck Wagon Cooking set.  I had an Easy Bake Oven.  I had lots of paint by number oil paint sets.  One of my favorite stocking stuffers that I can still see in my mind's eye today was a black plastic base that held upright, point end down, a set of four desk pens.  The pens were plastic and old fashioned shaped, long and tapered at the top end like the old bank pens.   Each pen held a different color ink, red, blue, black and green.  I did love those pens.  I just never got a few of the things I really wanted.  Well, I did get the horse, but not the visible people models. 

 What gift did you want as a child but never got?


Reader Comments (3)

Oh, I wanted those visible humans too, but I had forgotten them until you posted. Me, I wanted a pony. Goodness only knows why!

April 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterClasina

Had a phone call from my brother today, wanted to visit and bring his daughter with him. She is working in New Zealand at present but home for a month's holiday. Amazed at how different he looked as he has gone from a very short haircut to a head of hair, and no receding hairline, although there is quite a bit of silver in it. We all went out to lunch, to my amazement Pete agreed to go, but the main point of my writing was the veg served with my meal. I think there is a la dente and what I call chew greens. Just cant munch greens which are only slightly cooked, would have said something if I hadn't noticed my brother ate all of his with no comment. What as a person who takes a pride in her cooking would you describe as a la dente? I did try a couple of mouthfuls but brocolli with only slightly softened stalks, cabbage and peas just not my style. It was described on the menu by the way as green vegetables so one cant complain about the colouring of the meal. Suppose if there was carrots they would have suited a rabbit more than me. lol

April 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJill

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December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBurberry jewellery

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