It's week 18 of the photography challenge over at A Step in the Journey, and I am so late with this one!
The theme this time around was A Childhood Memory
Everyone has so many childhood memories, don't they? So choosing a subject matter, I thought, would be difficult.
In fact the only choosing that was difficult was choosing one picture. I couldn't. So here are three:
As you can see, this toy dog (he never did have a name other than 'doggy') has been very well-loved!
I played with it, both my sisters played with it--and before then, it was my Dad's childhood toy! My Grandma gave it to my parents when I was a toddler and was apparently overjoyed when she visited to find me whizzing up and down the living room with it!
Here is a photo of Dad as a toddler, with the toy dog as it was originally (circa 1955, at a guess):
As you can see, the dog originally had a collar and an upright little tail, and was much fluffier!
When we started to clear things from the loft, my parents called an antiques dealer around to look at a bunch of things (mostly originally from my Grandma's flat). This dog was among it...needless to say I whipped him out of the selection and ferreted him away! (...back in the loft...)
Right now I have no space to put him. Whilst his days as a child's toy are over, this beloved doggy will, in time, make an excellent display piece!
Want to see more childhood memories? Head on over to A Step in the Journey to see the photographs that others have submitted!