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.