2007-07-28

1097. Huge

Milk bottle
rings...I win a bear
bigger than me.

10 comments:

Masago said...

1097. Huge

Milk bottle
rings...I win a bear
bigger than me.

Link with 1096: Fair Grounds.

[That day that Mom took us to the summer fair I won a huge stuffed panda bear. It was literally bigger than I was. I won it at a ring-the-bottle game. They'd give you three rings for a quarter. You would then drop them down onto rows of empty milk bottles. The goal was to get a ring to fall onto the neck of one of the bottles. I recall the rings were made of wood and must been weighted on one side as they seemed to flip vertically before slipping between the bottles. On my third try, the ring somehow bounced off a bottle and perfectly landed over another bottle for a ringer. My eyes got huge as the man reluctantly handed me a teddy bear. I recall bringing it home on the bus and then dragging it all over the neigbourhood showing it to all my friends.]

floots said...

nice story
(isn't this called panda-ing to your kids) :)
cheers

John McDonald said...

nice memory
john

Borut said...

When a story becomes greater than life!:)

haiku-shelf said...

i liked it very much to read your memories!

long ago...(i suppose more than 45 years ago...) i won a doll with black hair, a yellow dress..., a real beauty... -- but you couldn`t brush her hair because she came from Taiwan and..., i`m sure you all know what happened...


best wishes,
Angelika

Masago said...

Floots: True, very clever! Thanks.

John: Thank you.

Borut: Right. Today I dug out that old panda teddy bear. It is huge but not quite as huge as it seemed back then. :-)

Angelica: Thank you. I think I know what happened to your doll. P.S. Do you still have it?

Alok said...

enjoyed it masago ..... u keep on taking me back to the fun days where there were no excels

alok

polona said...

what a memory! things like that can't be forgotten, eh?

haiku-shelf said...

"...I think I know what happened to your doll. P.S. Do you still have it?..." (masago)

this doll is alive in my memory

and isn`t it funny...
all these bears and dolls and...are so full of life (wether they still exist or not...)


best wishes,
Angelika

Masago said...

Alok: Thank you. I'm pleased you are enjoying these journeys. :-)

Polona: For sure!

Angelika: I understand. When I was really little I had a yellow rabbit that I had called "Doggy". When it got lost through the car window I was devastated.