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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Ornaments - "The Cornpopper"

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This little cornpopper was originally a key ring but, with the key ring holder removed, it makes a very nice Christmas ornament. DH and I discovered a whole wall of similar miniature toys at an Amish store when we visited a small town in Illinois. The cornpopper reminded us of the one we bought in the early years of our first child. She could hold on to the handle and feel she had enough support to take a few steps on her own. The machine sent the enclosed balls "popping up" in the small dome with a most satisfying noise. Well, it was satisfying to her, but very annoying to us. Nevertheless, it served the purpose and continued to serve our family for several years. We did learn to buy quieter toys.

1 comment:

  1. I had a set of Bongo Drums that the kids loved until they thought of using pencils to drum with, point first. Bye-bye drums!

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