Category Archives: Toys

The Twa Dogs – and mogs (Object 69)

This scruffy and threadbare toy dog was a gift from my parents on my 6th birthday; it may well have been bought in the toyshop featured in my previous post. As you can see he has been well loved, being … Continue reading

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Fairy Grandmother (Object 65)

My Christmas Day exhibit is another object from the regional branch of the Usmeum (Brother 2’s house). This is the fairy who has graced the top of our family Christmas trees ever since 1957, when my maternal grandmother, Grannie Lane, … Continue reading

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Roo no more (Object 57)

The above exhibit has recently been donated to the Usmeum by one of my oldest friends, whose baby daughter received it as a gift from me. Just like the baby Roo that once lived in this Kanga’s pouch, that baby … Continue reading

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Brothers’ Bruin – the bear facts (object 52)

Posing here with Maisie the cat is Bruin, a lifelong companion, who is even older than me. He was originally bought for Brother 1 on the occasion of his birth in 1957, was passed on to Brother 2 the following … Continue reading

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