Monday, June 8, 2009


Hello AGAIN ladies...

I feel quite guilty doing YET another post soo soon after yesterdays & the day before..!!

I have literally gone overboard re posting..

BUT whilst still cleaning up my "ebay" room .. per yesterdays post..

LOOK what I found hidden in the back of my hutch!!

THREE of my OLD school PROJECT books dating back to when i was in grade 2...(i skipped i would have been about 6 yo...soo 1963)..

PLUS there is one from 1968..BIG girl then!!

fascinating reading...the "whispering T jet"...Japanese olympic games (byron would love that one)..the australian way of life!!

PLUS my one & only swimming certificate...THE HERALD..I swam 25 yards in 1968!!! and guess which stroke that was???
SOOTY would be PROUD of me...YES and I kid you was DOG PADDLE!!!
these were very SIMPLISTIC yet lovely days as a child...OBVIOUSLY!!!
the old school folder...covered in brown paper...with a cut out of something or other glued to the front..
MY dad wrote my NAME in lovely clear print..with my grade next to it..AND OF course UNDERLINED...
we would cut out pictures from mags/newspapers relevant to what we were writing about...and then "CLAG" them fast...
quite primitive in todays technology...(back mobile white tv with 4 channels which turned off at midnight...etc etc..)..
SIMPLE BUT JUST SOOO MEMORABLE as a little girl growing up..

Just thought you YOUNGER lovely blogging ladies would laugh at "THE OLD" times...

AND you other lovely ladies..."MORE MY AGE" .. cough cough...would reminisce. more blogs for a few days..OR until I unearth another treasure!!

xx andrea
ps...OMG...just went to edit this post & guess what??? it is my 100th!!! the way things are going i shall have 200 up in no time...
(better get onto the giveaway thingey re 100 posts)...


My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Hey sweet Andrea... how well I remember the covering of school books except mine were lovingly covered in wallpaper by my Mum. As I got older it was still the wallpaper but favourite actors/bands were *clagged* all over them! Hey girl keep the posts coming yah know I love to read them....
I have my 100th & something giveaway on so pop over & leave me a comment to go into the draw oh & you get a mention in my post tomorrow so make sure you read it.

Hope your enjoying the long weekend

Lyn xxx

Kerryanne English said...

Great memories Andrea. I remember the good old days. They were pretty good.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Gail McCormack said...

No not cough... coughing - just saying a few "Awhhhh's" to myself - the fact we kept our certificates - I still have mine too - My kids wouldn't bother keeping anything - unless of course it's on a CD or Memory Stick - "What Keep something on Paper" Nah!!
Congratulations on your 100th Post!!!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Gee you are like my Hubby!
He has old report cards,assignments and certificates.
I love that kind of memorabillia.
I even make clag type scrapbooks now of my kids paintings!
You must have one big house for all the goodies you keep!
And why worry how often you post!
Blogs are about the person writing them,Those who read ,do so because they want to!
Some blogs on my sidebar post upto three times a day!
I have trouble thinking up what to post about!

Feedsack Fantasy said...

I just delivered to my son 30 years worth of letters, writings, documents & so on ... that I had saved for him ... he seemed pleased.

Our Joshua has an absolute FIT if I save anything ... 'I have memories', he firmly states. I say 'your children would love to share the things that we have given to you, or that you have created/written'! He also has this notion that cards/flowers are a waste of money ... I say 'when you get married your wife will show you quite differently'. Chuckle! Hope I live long enough to see this day. TTFN ~ Marydon

Alison Gibbs said...

Andrea - I hope you are not becoming a 'clean freak'!!LOL
What treasures you have discovered. Such fabulous memories on your discovery tour - I mean clean up!!

our shabby cottage said...

Wow, what a trip down memory lane Andrea! It's great finding things like that. I bet you are glad you have kept a few things from your school days.

Shiree said...

Hi Andrea,
it is really fun finding stuff like that huh! takes you back a bit, memories are great!
have fun, Shiree

vicki archer said...

So cute Andrea...xv

Jorry said...

Awesome post, my son creates things like all the time.