Friday, September 12, 2008
An Old Toy
I'd just come downhill and paused under a rubber tree to pick up a couple of seed shells. As I was straightening up, a fellow hiker and his wife came by and he said, "Aaah, you've just reminded me of those days. It's been a long time since we played with that..."
My thoughts sent me back through the years gone by when we used to clip the 2 shells together to form an object like a propellor. Then we'd hold the propellor by the sharp ends between thumb and a finger and blow into the hollow of one of the shells. The thing would spin around like a real propellor. That was fun.
I grabbed a few more of those shells before I walked away. There's still a 'little girl' back home who hasn't seen nor played with one of our olden-day toys.