Thursday, December 25, 2014

Thursday Thirteen #375

Merry Christmas! I hope your Christmas Day is proving to be a splendid one.

Here are 13 presents I remember receiving over the last 51 years:

1. A blue bicycle with a Batgirl doll sitting on the seat (I was 5 years old).

2. Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots. I think that was my brother's game, but it takes two to play. He generally got the better toys as far as I was concerned. I wasn't much on dolls. He received the cool things like Legos and Erector sets.

3. An Easy Bake Oven.

4. A pair of cowboy boots (from my future husband; his first Christmas present to me).

5. A string of pearls (last year from my husband).

6. An RCA stereo (from my mother the year she died).

7. A food processor (from my father, 1989).

8. A set of luggage (from my parents, when I was 16).

9. A rocking chair (when I was 11).

10. An electric Epiphone guitar (when I was 14 or so).

11. Nancy Drew books. At one time I wanted to grow up to write Nancy Drew books, or something similar. That's still really all I want to do, I think. Who wants to be burdened with writing The Great American Novel, anyway?

12. A Nikon FG-20 film camera (in 1985). This was my first good camera, and I used it for newspaper photography up until the paper started using digital photos. I still have the camera. It was a great little piece.

13. My house. While not really a Christmas present, we moved in just after Thanksgiving in 1987, so I think it counts as a Christmas present. It was the best gift of all.

Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here. I've been playing for a while and this is my 375th time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday.


  1. Those Easy Bake Ovens were the bomb! I remember a wooden runner sled and a pink poodle skirt.

  2. I think we are close in age. I remember the rock 'em, sock 'em robots! I always wanted an easy bake oven, but I never had one.Luckily, my friend across the street did, and her mother made wedding cakes, so there was always extra batter. Hope you had a merry Christmas!

  3. Number 2 . . . Funny you should mention this one, as my niece's cousins received the "modern" remote control version this year for Christmas. And number 9 -- one of my sister's and I each got one one year. I think I was 5, and I still have mine. Best gift so far this year: a Nook GlowLight.

  4. Easy Bake oven.............. Ooey, Gooey, Chewy.....BLOOPER COOKIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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