Sunday, January 17, 2016
Then and Now
Our Christmas gift to JJ was a table top hockey game.
I have pleasant memories of playing these sorts of games when I was of a similar age although I expect that I was a little older.
In my early thirties, my BIL and I often played on the floor when we visited them. We would get up stiff and sore and then do it all over again. Notice that I am not on the floor in this photo.
We didn't have computers and tablets, so these toys were a blast for us. I'm not sure the same will be true for JJ.
In addition, our devices were built well. His had a flaw from the getgo when one of the players kept losing his stick. Besides that. the men don't slide as fluidly as they could or should.
They really don't make things like they used to. This includes toasters. I am positive that toasters from the 50s worked better than those of today. Of course, they didn't have wide slots for bagels, which I think is what results in uneven toasting of regular bread. I wish we had the option of bagel-less toasters, but they don't seem to exist, which is too bad because I can't remember the last time that we toasted a bagel, and even then, they can be cut to fit into narrower slots.
Oh well ... first world problems.