This is my childhood/adulthood teddy bear, Rumphus. Here he sits, in the chair of a United States Senator, taking care of some very important business. When your friends who work on the Hill or for the government talk about how busy they are, please remember this photo. I spent more time than you would care to know wasting your tax dollars staging this elaborate photo shoot.
Most of the material things from my childhood have been long forgotten, but I am glad to still have Rumphus, with his hard, plastic, basketball hooped nose, semi-detached tail and matted “fur”, around.
A whole slew of memories was jostled forth today when I stumbled across a new obsession, Hometown Favorites. This site contains discontinued and hard to find food products from yesteryear. Some things that sent of drool inducing nostalgia: Betty Crocker Cherry Chip Cake mix (so synthetic, so yummy), Quaker “Dips” (chocolate covered peanut butter granola bars, which I am sure were just as bad as those candy bars mom didn’t want us to eat), Booberry cereal (which I know you can buy around Halloween, but I love it so and knowing I can get it any time I want is like a loving, tender embrace), and Moxie (a regional soda that kinda tastes like ass with a screwed up after taste, but I find it inexplicably delicious.)
So, tell me…what do you miss from your childhood?