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Childhood collections

2010.10.02
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Two of my fellow Photobloggers, Jon and Ricky, have recently posted photos of things they collect and it got me thinking this might be a good subject for a rainy day such as today. When I was a child my grandmother lived in Norfolk so I didn't get to see her very often. Instead she used to send me lots of letters, which I’ve still got somewhere, and from time to time she would send me badges which I used to collect. I had particularly fond memories of these ones which, judging by their designs, were evidently distributed by her local library. Miraculously I still knew exactly where they were! I spent ages trying to line these up exactly so they formed a perfect square but I haven’t quite succeeded. However this shot, my best attempt, will have to do as I have a pile of apples awaiting my attention before we go out tonight!
13 Comments
Jarvo Great badges.
Yes the lining up problem - it's far more difficult than you'd think. Yesterday I spent ages - just when I thought I was getting there the cat walked across them and knocked them out of place. I gave up. You've done remarkably well with yours though.
Jarvo · 2010-10-02: 12:04
onlyricky waw!
thanks for referring my name on it!
Indeed the badges collection is a nice collection!
May I ask if you are still collecting it?
;)
I like the hedgehog one!
onlyricky · 2010-10-02: 12:54
cariad I remember these...I think it was a bit past my childhood, but my sister had them. Its a great shot and looking at the faint shadows (which add to the shot) they look pretty lined up to me.
Off to see if I can find a collection.... ooooh I have an idea
cariad · 2010-10-02: 12:54
josy63 Very beautiful set !
josy63 · 2010-10-02: 14:47
djnana Wonderful and bright post, Helen. I love your badges - and I love books! I love books as gifts. I'm not a collector of anything - now I wish I were!!
djnana · 2010-10-02: 20:17
miclaud Nice!
miclaud · 2010-10-02: 20:27
????? Cute!! :)
????? · 2010-10-02: 22:23
????? I like the one in the middle...and of course, who can forget Buzby :-) hahaha
????? · 2010-10-03: 07:17
Kay I can remember when your Grandmother used to send you untacking thread, for whoever to eat, as blue string pudding. Do you remember when she sent us a box full of raspberries. The postman asked what had died in the post? Just red juice when they reached us!
Kay · 2010-10-03: 09:39
MoMac My grandma used to save the points on the Robertson jam for us to receive a badge. I had a lot of them on my school blazer lapels.
Thanks for this nice memory of yours took me back too.
MoMac · 2010-10-03: 12:03
wildduck Very nice:)
wildduck · 2010-10-03: 13:21
SunflowerGirl Oh, wow. What an enjoyable post! I love to read. These badges are fantastic.
SunflowerGirl · 2010-10-04: 22:42
Contesina :)
Contesina · 2010-10-10: 02:33
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