look what I found while packing


I was packing over the weekend and found this photo of me – not sure of my age, maybe four?  I was just talking to a co-worker the other day about Colonel Sanders!  We were talking about how we each had a Colonel Sanders piggy bank.  So to find this photo now just cracked me up.  The Colonel doesn’t look very cuddly to be taking to bed, but hey, the heart wants, what the heart wants.  Also – note the Holly Hobbie wallpaper.  My room was definitely on trend!

Did you have one of these piggy banks when you were a kid? How about Holly Hobbie? Or maybe Mrs Beasley was more your thing.  I know there are several photos of me with a Mrs Beasley somewhere.  And THAT’s the issue when you start going through old boxes…  sometimes you get caught up in old memories and it slows down the packing.

A little time for reminiscing is fine.  As long as I don’t get too sidetracked. If you don’t hear from me in a few days, check the basement.

8 thoughts on “look what I found while packing

  1. I loved my Mrs Beasley doll. I was sooo happy when I finally got one. Then the pull string stopped working and I was devastated. I also was a Holly Hobbie fan. I did not have the wallpaper though. I had the Holly doll plus some of her sisters. In fact, I still like Holly Hobbie, I can’t quite put my finger on it, but she just gives me that warm, happy, hug feeling. Thanks for sharing your post. I loved it!

  2. My favourite memory of Mrs Beasley is the picture we have of You and Christine Quinton on your first day of kindergarten! You were both all dressed up in your new school clothes and hugging your Mrs Beasleys with the sweetest smiles on your faces! Mrs Beasley went to kindergarten too!
    Sweet picture of you in your bed. You loved that purple trim on your bedspread and your curtains too! Little girls seem to love purple. Reading your post is a nice start to my day! Thank you! xoxo

  3. My brother destroyed Mrs. Beasley with a pocket knife. He wanted to see what made her talk. I still mention it to him every time we’re in N.S.. It has been over 40 years and I still have a little grudge.
    O.K., I really don’t want to use one of my teenagers terms. But OMG, Marlayne, you had the Holly Hobbie wallpaper. I am a little weepy right now. Another childhood dream trampled on by my mother ( the wallpaper and a Barbie camper = a blissful childhood for me). I kept the Sears catalogue in my room for years, hoping to one day find a way to buy my own Holly Hobbie wallpaper. Years later my mom let me put up pics of Sean Cassidy, Parker Stevens and The Bee Gees. So we’re good now.
    I love the name of your blog.

    1. Kelly the Holly Hobbie Wallpaper was pretty special ;-). Glad that Sean Cassidy helped smooth over the resentment lol. I was a HUGE Sean Cassidy fan too! Thanks for reading my blog! We are looking forward to your family visiting us in Newfoundland!

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