The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Flea Market - Toys

Wow, a Slinky in it's original box.  I think the original price tag in the corner showed 99 cents.  My inflation calculator shows that 99 cents in 1955 equals $8.37 in 2012 (it doesn't go up to 2013).

Yes I had one, at my grandmother's house.  I didn't care for it that much.  My fingertips would get sore from the sharp corners of the nuts.  I liked my Lincoln Logs better.

A collection of some really nice old bicycles. I prefer mine left unpainted, 
with it's natural patina of scuffs, scrapes, dirt and rust and most of these were that way.

And what about these model airplane engines.  They are so cool. I never had one.

Finally, I just don't understand the fascination with Hot Wheels cars.


  1. It looks like a wonderful market to wander around... so much to see.

  2. Ha would love to walk there. So much to see from memory lane.

  3. There is always something to see for everyone at these markets.

  4. i like the little cars. :) never collected them, though.

  5. Oh, wow!
    The Slinky, Erector set and the model airplane engines really took «Louis» back to his childhood!

    Like you, he has never particularly liked the Hot Wheels, though he even to this day has a large collection of model cars - mostly Packards and Studebakers in 1/43, 1/24 scale.

  6. The fascination with Hot Wheels cars for me was in large part sending them zooming along on their tracks. It was all about seeing what gravity could do.

  7. I would love to have just one Hot Wheel of my first car.

  8. This looks like a great flea market! I remember those erector sets. And the rest too!


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