I was looking at some old photos a few weeks ago and was especially interested in noticing the many objects that appear in them by chance - things like lamps, clocks, cars, phones, furniture, etc... It's interesting to see these things that seemed so commonplace at the time, but now are so nostalgic.
There are a couple of my childhood pictures that include my old toys. I had tons of toys as a kid, but all that survived are a baton, a sled, and a rocketship bank.
This got me thinking about things I wish I could see once more, and the first things that came to my mind were: My mom's big brown tea mug; my record player and my collection of 45s; my pink Schwinn bicycle; and my turquoise transistor radio.
It occurred to me that it would be interesting to ask people what two items from their childhood or youth they'd like to see again and why. I asked BB and this is what she said: "My metal pedal car, because I loved it and because they don't make them anymore." And, "My bellbottom jeans with the peace symbol I sewed on in 6th grade."
What old objects would you like to see again?