Friday, August 29, 2008

Pink Child's Iron~ Pink Saturday





When I was a little girl, I received a little iron and ironing board for Christmas one year. I was so excited because the iron had to be plugged into the wall and it actually got warm to the touch. Now that may not sound exciting to the kids now-a-days. What with Easy Bake Ovens etc. however, it was a BIG thing to me. I didn't really realize why, until a couple of weeks ago while watching my granddaughter play. Rebekah is 15 months old and so much like her dad and probably me as a child. She already knows right from wrong, thanks to her mom and dad, however she is so tempted to do the opposite of right! She was running through the house playing chase with her aunt Melody when all of a sudden she noticed an unprotected electrical wall outlet. Rebekah knew all of their outlets at home had covers and she KNEW not to touch it. That was the revealing moment to me. Her curiosity got the best of her. She started towards the outlet with those big eyes sparkling. I said "NO, NO." Next her dad said "No," also. She stopped walking towards the outlet then started running and playing again. However, each time she went past that outlet, she looked at it then looked at me. I'm thinking that I was told "No, No," not to touch a hot iron. But on that Christmas Day, back in 1953, I could finally touch an iron as well as the outlet you plugged it in to! These little pink toy irons still heat up, just as a reminder of Christmas 1953. Happy Pink Saturday thanks to Beverly at How Sweet The Sound.

32 comments:

Sue said...

Rebekkah looks just like her daddy. I remember having a little iron like that...wish I still had it. You have some treasures to fill up that house you're gonna fix up!

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

What a PINK cutie!

~ Gabriela ~

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

What a cutie patootie! Happy Pink Saturday!

ellen b. said...

Wow you really kept that in great shape! Your granddaughter is a cutie. Happy Pink Saturday...

Dawn said...

What a fun memorie. I remember my Suzy Homemaker oven! That was fun. I have a vague memory of an iron to play with as well. Now, I'm stuck using the real thing all the time.

Happy Pink Saturday!

take care,
Dawn

Smilingsal said...

What a nice story. Rebekkah is getting a good foundation.

Thru Pink Curtains said...

i remember an iron like that. i lived in oshawa and our neighbour girl had one we used to walk way thru the bush to visit her and use her iron. nice post and memories!!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Tricia
Thanks for visiting me and your pink iron is so sweet as well as your Granddaughter :) Have a good weekend.
Deb :)

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Tricia,
I see that you are a retired teacher too! I retired, but took a job this semester!

I love your story about the iron and your little granddaughter. She is adorable.
Diane

Shelia said...

Hi Rebekkah, it's so nice to meet you! Thanks for popping in to see me on this Pink Saturday! Oh, what a cute little story to go along with your little irons! Precious little darling there!
Hope you have a wonderful holiday!
Shelia ;)

Joy said...

I had no idea they used to make kids' irons that actually warmed up. Your granddaughter is precious.

Jessica said...

She is an absolute doll! I love the little pink iron, great story, too. Thank you for coming by & visiting my pink teapots. Please come by anytime. :)

Take care~ J.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Rebekkah is gorgeous. I love these little irons, they remind me of when I was a little girl too. Happy Pink Saturday. Karen

melissa said...

Oh...how cute!! Both Rebekkah and those little irons :)

Melissa

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

I sure do remember those days...I didn't get an iron my was the easy bake oven...I remember making a cake...the light bulb was the heat and it took forever for the cake to cook.....I remember being so proud of myself serving the cake to my brothers. (it was a very small cake as I remember)
Great post...
Hugs,
Mo:-)
PS...Anytime you are in California I would love to have Tea with you !!!!

Shannon said...

How fun! I've never seen these before but I bet that was a BIG deal to you! :)

Artfulife said...

Thank you for the congrats!

Your little grandaughter is too cute for words. Those irons are a hoot! I never knew such a thing existed. Do you know where to find them? I would love to get one for my girls (I have 3 girls, 2 of them love to play house) So nice to meet you hope to drop by again soon.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Tricia.

What a wonderful memory. I had my own little iron and ironing board, too.

What a little cutie she is.

Katie said...

Wow! What a sweet child! I don't recall an iron as a child but my Easy Bake Oven is forever etched in my memory! I still love to bake, the fancier the cakes the better! Happy Pink Saturday!

Anne Fannie said...

Hello Tricia, love the pink iron, I had one of those too when I was a little girl!

Patricia said...

I have really enjoyed reading your post. Those irons are adorable.Have a wonderful day.
Patricia
http://theunfinishedflower.typepad.com/

Margie said...

I love your little *pink* irons! And Rebekkah is a sweet little doll with those big eyes and mischievous look about her! What a cutie!

thestonerabbit said...

I just love those little irons and the wonderful story you shared. Your g. girl looks like she is soooo full of fun! Dana

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Rebekkah is a cutie! Love her eyes! :) Great post with the neat little PINK iron!

Happy Labor Day! ~Rhonda :)

Nanna said...

what a sweet post & the grandaughter is sweet as can be, thanks for stopping by over at Nanna's Place

Susan Hickam said...

Love your banner, your post and your little pink cheeked granddaughter! Great story with the irons and boy doesn't that just remind you of human nature in general?

Lynne Laura said...

Very cute pink irons...too bad I don't like ironing as I did as a kid...

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

kristiane said...

Such cute little irons! Not as cute as your granddaughter. :)

DaNella Auten said...

wow those are neat.

Satsuki Rebel said...

I've never seen an iron like that. Then again irons in general are unfamiliar territory for me. For some reason I've always been afraid of them.

Rue said...

Hi Tricia :)

Those irons are so cute and your grandaughter is precious!! How sweet that you still have your toys :)

rue

She'sSewPretty said...

That is a cute story. I'll bet she will play with that iron some day too! Why in the world are kids drawn to those outlets?! They're like a kid magnet or something. LOL