Saturday, February 27, 2016

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- What Did You Collect as a Youth?

Your mission this week, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible music!), is to:

1) Most of us collect dead ancestors and relatives now - what did you collect when you were a child or teenager, or adult?

2) Tell us about your collections in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this blog post, or in a Facebook or Google+ post.

I was a big collector as a kid.

I started stamp collecting in the 5th grade. GeorgeAnn Olander collected stamps and got me started. In those days, one could buy a bag of cancelled stamps for less than a dollar. It was a great way to start. I later settled on collecting only United States Stamps.

Troll Dolls.
My first Troll Doll was also in the 5th grade. I paid 79 cents for it and it took two weeks of saving my allowance to buy it. It had pink hair. My Mom made clothes for it from felt fabric and a pattern she found at J.C. Penney. The next one purchased fit on top of a pencil. You could also get miniature ones in the gumball machines. They were completely made of plastic and the hair stuck straight up! Now I have dozens of them, but I still have the first one I bought.

Postcards were easy to collect as a kid. Family and friends mailed postcards to our family and I got to keep them. It was fun seeing scenes from all around the world and the United States. One grandmother visited Hawaii and the other toured Italy and Spain. Then when I started traveling, I would buy postcards to have memories of my trips. My first trip was with my Nana to Southern California town of Pomona and later to San Diego. Unfortunately those early postcards were lost. Here are some pictures of ones I've collected recently.

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