Born in 1971, I was plum perfect age in the late 70's early 80's to start nonsensical collections of colourful excess. Here's one I STILL have!
Occasionally I'll go through that old massive trunk in my garage that contains even my primary school books, dolls, retreat journals from highschool, blah blah.... Thats where I found my eraser collection!
All that rubber. And you know, none of them were very good at all as erasers. Manufactured purely to suck tweenies into buying them to build collections. So here's some of mine.
As I get older my mind often wanders back, way back, to how things were when I was a kid. We had more freedom, we definitely had more street smarts but we didn't have the tech saviness of today. Yeah ok, so there wasn't much technology around. Ever spend an hour coding on a Commodore 64 'computer' to make a little pixelated creature move across the screen? Exciting back then though wasn't it? Not quite as exciting as when my dad brought home one of the first Apple Mac's back into Australia from the USA I might add, but that's another post I can't wait to share! We've come a lonnnnnnngggggg way.
So as much I am trying to streamline & reduce the number of categories here on my blog, ultimately its about my life as much as my family & art & health. I always always try to keep in mind that when I'm long gone, my kids might like to read this space. It occurred to me they might like to have a giggle at my childhood stories too. So, Gen X Memoirs is born. And as a fleeting memory collides with a few minutes of spare time, the occasional post will be shared.
Fellow Gen X'ers, did you have an eraser collection?