poetry and prose about place

going for a walk

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Among my prized possessions is a set of old fashioned walking toys.  Made in Hong Kong of hard, painted plastic, these three charmers walk without the benefit of batteries or electricity. Put them on an inclined surface and just watch! Their little legs swing in synchrony and carry them along.

As they walk, they make a tiny clicking noise. Sometimes they fall over before they reach the end of their path, but usually they forge on to the end.

The Mother Goose and Three Little Pigs were a gift from Santa about fifty years ago. The clever black cat with his red ball was added to my collection later.

This year I am going to include these fellows among my Christmas decorations, a small celebration of Christmas Past!

Do you have any of the toys from your childhood Christmases?


Copyright 2014 Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

November 28, 2014 at 7:00 am

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  1. You’ve jogged my memory. I had a toy that walked like that many years ago, but sadly I have no idea what happened to it.



    November 28, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    • Hi. Once in a while I’ll see something in an antique store that jogs my memory – some vague memory of a toy once loved. Last year I saw my childhood dollhouse ( and purchased it!!! ) Jane

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      jane tims

      November 29, 2014 at 7:01 am

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