Old things from the past
Mr. Bill came to life in 1974 when Walter Williams created a short film starring a Play-Doh doll named Mr. Bill. His homemade movie, a parody of bad animation, won a contest held by “Saturday Night Live” in its first season. Mr. Bill became so popular that he spent seven years on Saturday Night Live, and his appearances grew to 10 spots a season.
Oh No, Mr Bill!
Jacks were my favorite recess game as a child, only we usually played with a golf ball! How in the world did we fit all ten jacks and a big golf ball into our tiny hands? Babies, eggs in the basket, strike the match, pigs in the pen, halfsies, pigs over the fence, around the world, halfway around the world, ups, downs, crack the egg: we mastered them all. Sigh.
TRAINED HIGH NECK LACE on NET TEA GOWN, EARLY 20th C. Cream cotton net, the floral decorated bodice having lace neck insert and trim to three quarter sleeve, lappet front, back hook and eye closure, skirt embroidered with bands of clover alternating with ribbons, roses and lace insertion above scrolling border and deep hem flounce. Bust 32, waist 24, skirt length 45-57
TRAINED HIGH NECK LACE on NET TEA GOWN, EARLY 20th C.
Mourning fan used by Mary Lincoln, c. 1860s.
King George IV’s Ivory Cockade Fan, 1790 Cockade fans differ from standard hand fans in that they open to a full 360 degrees. Such fans were first recorded in use during early medieval times though they may have been employed much earlier in their country of origin--China.
The folding fan was invented in Japan around the 6th to 8th century. This Fan Date: late 1880s Culture: American or European Medium: feathers, plastic, metal Dimensions: Height: 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm) http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/80034839?rpp=20&pg=8&ft=*&what=Fans&pos=143
Fan Date: late 1880s Culture: American or European Medium: feathers, plastic, metal Dimensions: Height: 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm) www.metmuseum.org...
I can't "see" this without also hearing the song and ticking in my head--- anyone else? I believe the music was the song "The Grandfather Clock" that was also sung by Grampa Jones from HeeHaw (which opens a WHOLE nother can of worms for some of us!) If you're following me down this memory lane, leave a comment--I'd love to hear what you're thinking, too! :)
I remember my younger brother or sister had this
Chinese Checkers in a Tin with Regular Checkers on the other side