01 February 2013
Let me know which is your favorite and why.
Most adults that I know would easily recognize the slinky: the toy that spikes children’s adrenalin and provides hours of entertainment. My treasure trove of memories usually rewinds to the original metal ones that formed bouncy and sometimes even chaotic movements, cascading down stairs or wherever. The game was to push its funky actions, which always brought laughter and smiles. When WordPress announced its Weekly Photo Challenge is unique, immediately I knew which images I would post.
Last week on a frigid winter’s day I was searching the house for an object to use on a photo shoot. When my grandchildren were small, I bought a few slinkys. I spied those toys on the edge of a shelf that houses mementos from their childhood. But these copies came in shapes of green, and are made from the so-called wonder material, plastic.
In the Lens section are four photographs. I post them as my entries, because I wanted to disassociate the image taken with the real object, giving unique perspective to this familiar everyday children’s toy. Click here to see an original 1960s advertisement for this invention that mesmerizes regardless of one’s age.
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