Featured Bloggers for Forgotten
Since I don’t know all of your first names, I changed the format of Featured Bloggers somewhat to reflect your tagline or title. Your friendships mean so much. Thank you all for joining in.
- STPA FORESTWOOD
- CATH’S CAMERA
- LADY LEE MANILA
- LOVING LIFE
- LIFE AFTER 50 FOR WOMEN
- SECOND WIND LEISURE (SUNDAY STILLS)
IT’S EASY TO PLAY ALONG WITH #WQWWC
This weekly writing challenge runs from Wednesday through Tuesday. The only rule is to use a quote. If you want to participate, create a pingback to link your post. Not sure how to do that? See how to create pingbacks here. Be sure to link to the most recent post, not my page. I don’t see links to my page.
Miniature object for a child’s play, a trifle or unimportant object, a whim, small breed of dog, move or handle absent mindedly or nervously, consider casually or indecisively
If you are toying around with some ideas trying to decide what to post for #WQWWC this week, think about YOUR favorite toys – either now or when you were a child. As a child, you probably never gave the container crisis we have today a second thought. Even if there were not tons of toys in your closet already, you could make them.
The coolest toys don’t have to be bought; they can be built. In fact, sometimes the only way they’ll ever exist is if you make them yourself.Adam Savage
Yes, I played the piano at age 3 – “Three Blind Mice” by ear. No, I did not develop into a child prodigy. My neighbor and I built mud cities in the ditch for the worms. My brother, Randy made dolls out of aluminum foil. He and I had more fun with the box that my grandmother’s dryer came in than in all of our toys. We’d hop in and try to push it over.
Today, along with #WQWWC, I’m catching Photobyjohnbo‘s Cell Pic Sunday. Almost all my photos are taken with my cell phone. Sunday Stills – “Getting Cozy,” Jez’s Challenge, “Fan Of.“ Colleen Chesebro started me writing poetry again and her book and blog can help you climb your poetree. I used my own images rather than Colleen’s for this week’s Tanka Tuesday Writing Challenge – Specific form – Tanka Prose. Ju-Lyn’s post, The Changing Seasons also works well with Writer’s Quotes this week as we think about the upcoming holidays.
My Choices for This Week
The main point for me is that toys are incredibly more important than we realized.Brian Sutton-Smith
Some kids play with more advanced toys. I’m a fan of classical music and talented young children.
Most parents let you take their kids' pictures. Many times I ask them if they want to text or email themselves a copy and they do so. This little girl bit her fingers and acquiesced to the photo, but not enthusiastically. Clearly, I hadn't established enough trust to get her to smile let alone pose. You can't have my doll. She didn't smile at me. Dolls - serious work. "We're going to the market. She's hungry. We've got to go." a Tanka Prose © Marsha Ingrao 2021
Toy in the Tub
I knew I was an unwanted baby when I saw that my bath toys were a toaster and a radio.Joan Rivers
In a minute Manny felt much cozier and ready for a new adventure. His next adventure will be to go to Floride and see his friend Biasini. I’m a fan of Manny and Biasini.
Shopping for Toys
I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, toys not included.Bernard Manning
Shopping for Toys for Toys
Manny and I went shopping in the toy section at Target where we found the perfect outfit for his horseback riding trip. The outfit packaged in an open box, pictured on a girl doll. We stopped a little boy and his mom and asked them if they thought the outfit was too feminine for Manny, but they thought it would be perfect. What do you think? Vince thinks I’m nuts.
Glimpses of Christmas Present
Yoda and Jeep, Batman and trucks, None of them cheap Or run in the muck. Excited they leap, Even dogs are in luck Toys they will keep But none that go cluck. Not a buck or a duck A mouse fast asleep, Cat wonderstruck, From the mouse not a peep. Rhyming free verse © Marsha Ingrao 2021
Big Boys – Big Toys
Don’t take your toys inside just because it’s raining.Cher
Petite Pup – Pampered Pirate
“It’s tough to stay married. My wife kisses the dog on the lips, yet she won’t drink from my glass.”Rodney Dangerfield
The standard size for a toy dog is 4-7 pounds, so this dog is probably a miniature. Clearly, he is also his mama’s toy. Like the Velveteen Rabbit, he has been much loved.
Though not a toy sized dog, this dog stole the dog show at the handicapped art festival.
“To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.”–Aldous Huxley
Is this dog a toy? Wearing his pirate outfit He's missing a leg Successful dog show Voting with our hands we chose Doing tricks or not The pirate stole the show. Haiku © Marsha Ingrao
“Don’t Toy with Me, Cat.”
Classical Music Often Associated with Cartoons
Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves.Queen Victoria
So, I ask Queen Victoria, “What constitutes a trifle?”
Cartoons might be considered a trifle because they entertain kids, but the classical music that played in the background of cartoons when I was young, was no trifling matter. In this video, a young child entertained adults playing classical music along with an adult orchestra.
Akim performed at the age of three and drew an enormous audience. At four in this video, he had graduated to a better violin, and was playing better than most adults who can play the violin. I think Queen Victoria would have been thrilled to hear him.
Remembering and Mourning with Toys
When we think of toys, children and happy occasions come to mind. When something happens to a young person often, the memories are sometimes honored with toys.
Now it’s your turn.
Toys come in all shapes and sizes. Playing can be funny or serious. Toys and playing are important work for children and adults. What childhood toys do you remember? How did they influence you? What toys do you buy for your children or grandchildren?
As we approach Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day and any other holiday you celebrate this month. I hope this look at toys inspires you to think outside the box. (That was supposed to be funny.)