Friday, October 1, 2010

Treasure Chest

We were looking for furnishings for the eldest to take back to school for her new house.  I missed out on a great buy at a yard sale, but it did make me think about coffee tables.  At one time in our early married life we used a foot locker made by Mr. H's dad many, many years ago.  

Yes, we still have it, and yes, our eldest wants to use it.

So we found it out in the storage shed and brought it in.

And it was full of treasure!

There is a copy of The Reflector dated November 3, 1980, just after MSU defeated Alabama.  The little football on top is from Homecoming that same year.  Right there together, you have the Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat.  USM beat us at homecoming 42 - 14 that year.  (The Maroon Band, however, was AWESOME at halftime!)  That was the last game MSU lost that season.  We went on to beat the Bear 6 - 3 in one of the most amazing football games I have ever witnessed.

The other 2 objects are evidence of how the world has changed in the past 30 years.  When we registered for classes, we looked through the catalog, picked our classes and signed up accordingly.  I'm not sure that there is such a publication any longer.

And the real prize is the Radio Shack pong game!  You could play tennis, hockey, or squash.  The angle, ball speed and bat size each had 2 options.  The 2 sliders  moved the paddles up and down.  That was it:  no sideways, no diagonal.  But ground-breaking for its time.

Definitely a treasure box.

1 comment:

  1. Cartoon images that you have been accumulating over several days.