Thursday, December 23, 2010


A rocking horse evokes memories of Christmas past : Basel, CH

The rocking horse in this shop window in Basel caught my eye and reminded me of the year my parents made a rocking horse for my younger sister. They'd seen a picture in a magazine ad for Lysol disinfecting spray featuring a child on a rocking horse. My father took the picture and made a negative, then produced an enlargement, figured out all the dimensions, and crafted a rocking horse that became legendary in our family. Over the course of the next 30 years, I think my parents made a few more horses for various friends as gifts. This little horse made me think of that and of the many happy Christmases I enjoyed as a child. May your Christmas season be filled with equally happy remembrances and the creation of new memories.

Photo copyright: Janet M Kincaid, 11/10


Oakland Daily Photo said...

A sweet scene reminiscent of earlier times. Happy Holidays.

Naturedigital said...

Old memories coming back....
Merry Christmas.

Hellmut said...

See, a European dad wouldn't have been able to do that. Unless he was a professional carpenter, of course.

America is a great country because dads there can make rocking horses, which also happens to be the reason why people can create incr...edible innovations in their garages and then obtain funding on capital markets.