It's time again for the Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge hosted by Long and Short Reviews.…
It’s time again for the Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge hosted by Long and Short Reviews.
Today’s topic is: Something I Collected as a Child
This is easy… I was horse crazy as a kid. My father bought me riding lessons when I was five and I never got over it. So, aside from books about horses (Walter Farley and Marguerite Henry were my best friends back then), I collected model horses, usually Breyer but also Lefton (these were ceramic) and some custom made ones. Most of which I still have (though they are packed away so I can’t get pix).
The first one I got was Breyer’s Grazing Mare in bay.
I received it for my birthday (probably my sixth) an it ignited a passion in me. By the time I graduated high school, I had 100+. All through high school, I showed them–photo shows and live shows. I was so hooked. Waaaaaaaaay back when, JC Penney used to release their Christmas catalog that always had a limited edition Breyer collectible horse, available ONLY via catalog. I lived for that. I saved for that. I dreamed of owning them all.
Once I turned 18 and moved out, I simply didn’t have the time or money for this. I kept them all, but stopped buying more and stopped showing them.
I miss it.