Friday, November 10, 2006

Ride 'em cowgirl

Alipurr riding Pokey Dennis, 1977

Susan of Patchwork Reflections had an interesting post here about nostalgic toys. I had mentioned that darling daughter had a pony her dad made for her when she was in the first grade (back in 1977) and she named it Pokey Dennis (in honor of her dad). This pony still resides in our closet waiting for the granddaughters to come claim him. He doesn't eat much and doesn't make too much of a mess, so we have let him stay here.

This photograph was printed in our local paper and almost made it big time in the Louisville, KY, newspaper. But, because it had already been printed for publication, they refused to reprint it. Oh, well.

Isn't it amazing what will amuse a child? You take an old broom handle, an old work sock and draw a face on it, stuff it, add some hair, give it a name, and it comes alive.


At November 10, 2006 5:01 PM, Blogger susan said...

Go KittenYarn! That is so cute, and to be in the newspaper! I can't believe you still have all those old toys from your kids, no wonder you had to buy a storage building!

At November 10, 2006 8:03 PM, Blogger MrsGreenThumb said...

Ah, the world knows the truth,we can't bear to throw away all the nostalgic things from our past. I was figuring out where everything goes when we remodel the kitchen. I have a ton of Grandma and Mother's baking stuff. I hardly ever bake but I can't throw it away. It's a family heirloom. Like Grandma's sponge cake pan. I can count the times I've used it in 47 years on my fingers. Whatta ya gonna do with us?

At November 11, 2006 3:40 AM, Blogger jellyhead said...

Hey Alipurr, you're famous! That is a beautiful photo.

It sounds like the old sock and broom handle provided hours of fun. Thanks for sharing this sweet memory with us, Motherkitty.

At November 11, 2006 4:04 AM, Blogger Smalltown RN said...

What a lovely photo...I can see why the papers would have enjoyed posting it. Yes it is amazing how simple things would amuse our children. Remember how they would get more pleasure out of the wrapping paper than the gift inside?

Thank you for sharing!
Have a fabulous day.

Oh BTW, I made the pumpkin loaf...Douglas loved it as did everyone else.

At November 11, 2006 8:01 AM, Blogger Alissa said...

What a great picture! You know, the Courier Journal may publish is now, if you write them with the story of why is wasn't published before. Wouldn't that be neat?

I put up old pictures last night, too.

At November 12, 2006 12:43 AM, Blogger TUFFENUF said...

Yes! if I had it to do over I would just let them play in cardboard boxes! They always loved that! If we think back, the simplest toys were always our favorites too!

At November 12, 2006 5:30 AM, Blogger Alipurr said...

Very sweet, Mom. It is one of my favorite pictures, that and the one where I have that poor little kitten by the neck. You should scan that one in, too.

At November 12, 2006 7:16 AM, Blogger Kerri said...

A beautiful photo and wonderful memories! How neat to have it printed in the newspaper.
Yes, the kids love the wrapping paper and cardboard boxes...anything simple.
Thanks for sharing this very sweet picture of your darlin' daughter :)
Hope you do scan the picture of Alipurr with the kitten!

At November 12, 2006 8:00 AM, Blogger Abandoned in Pasadena said...

That's a really cute picture of Alipurr with her stick horse, "pokey dennis." If we'd just use our heads instead of our pocketbooks we'd come out better because kids really do enjoy the simpler things like stick horses, cardboard boxes and old pots n pans.

At November 12, 2006 9:04 AM, Blogger Jo said...

I just love looking at old photo's they have so much character, just thought I'd pass by your blog.

At November 13, 2006 11:48 AM, Blogger Sue said...

I love seeing the old photos! Precious memories of simple pleasures!
Thanks for sharing this...


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