I spent the day with my lovely nephew & niece today. They are growing up so fast & they soon won't be interested in spending time with their old Aunty! So this post is in honour of my dear sister (who isn't a pack rat like me!). This was her school bag back in 1976. I love all the stickers & things she had on the little port, especially the ABBA name badge. My sister was a huge ABBA fan as a child & she had a fab little T-shirt that got worn to death. Pity we didn't keep that....but at least I didn't throw out this little piece of family history. We used to always fight over which ABBA singer we were, & being the oldest & the blondest, my sister always seemed to win that fight which meant I ended up being Frida while she was the glamorous Agnetha!
I've kept a few treasures from my childhood stored in this suitcase. The cards above are from my Nana & my Mum. Mum gave me the birdy card on my first sleepover at a friends place when I was about 5 or 6....so very sweet of her to make such an occasion of my first night away.
I found my old Snoopy & Peanuts view master films, but it is driving me nuts not knowing where I put the actual view master machine. I also kept the original Top Gun movie poster & brochure from 1986. I felt so cool going into the city to see that movie in Grade 7 without my parents! Those were the days :)