Click the link to read about my grandmother and the toys she had for her grandchildren to play with, among other fantastic memories.
I have been meaning to write this post for quite some time. Every time I come close to doing so I pause, because I am just not sure I can. I think I am ready. My grandmother passed away four years ago this month. Her loss hit me hard. It still hits hard. My grandmother lived a block away from my parents' house so for as long as I can remember she was always closely in our lives.
A stylish Italian woman with bright red hair, Sarah was the quintessential lady. She loved leopard print and drinking Dr. Pepper. She loved everyone, but if you were messy in any way, she'd toss some sassy comment in the most elegant way. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Whenever any of us came by to visit she'd want to cook for us. Taking the time to sit and visit with a glass of Dr. Pepper was an event not to be missed. As kids, she'd have a bunch of toys for us to play with on our visits. She also always had the latest Sears catalog and I loved perusing those pages and looking at all of the toys imagining what type of wonderland would exist with each figure and play set. As adults the visits involved bringing lunch and playing dominoes at her kitchen table. My grandmother loved a good game, it was the perfect opportunity to have fun and learn what was new, how everyone was doing along with a dash of neighborhood gossip.
After she passed my immediate family and I had to go through her house and prepare to have it sold. We went through everything and either gave items to other family members, gathered items to be donated, or held onto things that really meant a lot to us. Since I have such a love for toys and the memories they contain, I held onto the toys she had for us to play with when we were kids.
So let's look at them!
Mattel's Mother Goose