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This is my all time favorite book, because it holds a dear memory for me.♥

I remember being sick when I was about 8 years old. My mom and dad were going shopping for our toiletries at Longs Drug store. This was something they did every 2 weeks and I always went with them. This time, because of the flu I had to stay home.

My mom asked me,” Quieres que te compre algo?” I answered, “Si, mommy, quiero un libro, por favor.” She looked at me with annoyance, saying that she had no idea what book I wanted. You see, my parents could not speak English,  much less read in English, so, I simply told her to buy one with a pretty cover.

I was so anxious for them to get home so I could see the book my mom had chosen for me.

Well, I was the happiest, most delighted, and felt extremely  privileged to own my very first store bought book chosen by my mother. My love of books survives to this very day. And I still like books with pretty covers.♥♥♥

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My mission for today is simple; I just want to make you smile. So please enjoy my pictures of my little pets.

My little spaghetti poodles have been with me for a while, but I no longer display them because I don’t have room for them.

These were popular in the 50’s and they come in different colors, pink, blue, white, and even black.

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The next one is blue, but my picture did not capture the color.

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My last one, I caught outside enjoying the sun with her little puppies.

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Enjoy your cup of love and share with those that you can’t be without! ♥♥♥


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Before I get to Back to the Past, I want to mention that the San Joaquin Valley of California finally had some wonderful rain. And we’re expecting more tonight.

I love the old blue mason jars.  They’re good to store buttons, or anything that you want to keep in order.  These were invented and patented in 1858 by a John Landis Mason. You can always find these at flea markets or antique shops.

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Does anybody remember reading the Mary Engelbreit’s magazine, Home Companion? This was one of my favorites and I especially enjoyed looking at the paper dolls they published in the magazine, but unfortunately they stopped publication in 2009, when the economy started to effect all of us.  The pages were full of colorful design ideas and great ideas for decorating.

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And who doesn’t remember Annette Funicello, of the Mickey Mouse Club of the 50’s?  I’m really dating myself with this one, but those were sweet innocent times. It’s my opinion that the 50’s was one of the greatest decades ever!

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“I like vintage a lot.”–Kesha♥♥♥♥


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The little doll above is known as the Buddy Lee doll and this one belongs to my hubby. At one time it did have arms and a complete outfit. He doesn’t remember what happened to these items.  This doll is probably from the early 50’s and many people still collect them. Someday we hope to have it restored. This little man must be at least 58 years old.

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Buddy Lee dolls were made by the Lee Co., jeans maker, starting in the 1920’s and used as a promotional item.

Of course everyone is familiar with Barbie. These are, I think, like trading cards. Our youngest daughter collected these in the early 90’s.

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And yes, I still have an original Mary Wells record of My Guy, which I used to play over and over again. I loved that song!  This is what we listened to on our record players.

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“I am more vintage than I am high fashion.”—Katerina Graham


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I’ve decided to make Friday my day to visit the past.

In 1977 the movie Star Wars came out and to this day is still very popular. My son had many of the Star War figures and I still have some  left over that the grandkids have played with so much  that their limbs  are  loose and ready to fall off.

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How many of you remember these little people? Back in 1983  crazy people (like me) were standing in line to purchase the dolls? Yes, it was a wild time trying to get these little dolls. People fighting and arguing about their place in line. These dolls are still around today with much less hoopla.

And here’s the little pony ride that looks a little dangerous , but all my three kids used it and enjoyed it.  Now a days you would probably have to put a helmet on the babies. Back in the day it was a popular item.

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And please don’t ask me why I still have these items, I just do.  Sometimes it hard for moms to let go!

“I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, toys not included.”—Bernard Manning



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