Tell Me Something Tuesday was hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings, but she has (temporarily?) stopped blogging. So a group of us that had been doing posts (Linda from Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell, Karen from For What It’s Worth, Roberta from Offbeat YA, Jen from That’s What I’m Talking About and me) decided to get together, come up with some more topics and keep the meme going.Michelle made us a logo and we’re off and running. For more details, check out this post where I reintroduced the meme.
I can be sporadic, but when I do join in I will always share next week’s topic at the end of the post. So, today is about…
Do you still own any books/comics/toys/memorabilia from when you were a kid?
No. Nothing. I’m wracking my brain and I can’t think of a single thing I own from childhood. As a kid, I only had The Babysitter’s Club books and I really have no idea what happened to them. My parents may have gotten rid of them when we moved to Texas, maybe? I was still reading them before the move so I’m not sure. As a teen I owned a few more books that I purchased with my own money — but I’m pretty sure I also exchanged them at Half Price Books so I could afford to buy more books lol.
Other memorabilia…. well, honestly, I grew up pretty poor and didn’t have a lot as a kid. One of the coolest things I had was a doll house my mom made out of a couple built in bookshelves, using scraps of wallpaper and carpet from houses she cleaned. I didn’t care that my three dolls – 1 Barbie, 1 Skipper, and 1 Ken – were actually taller than the floors of their home, it was still a really cool dollhouse. And we made them clothes out of scraps of fabric from the clothes she made for us (out of old drapes and blankets and such from the houses she cleaned). The dolls/clothes I kept until I outgrew Barbies. The house I couldn’t bring with me, for obvious reasons. I wish I had a picture of it though.
But even if we had a lot of stuff, I’ve never been a sentimental person where “stuff” is concerned. I like order and space more than I like nick nacks. So I probably wouldn’t have kept much even if I had it. If we had some family heirlooms to pass down, that would be cool.