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What Laura and James Found While Digging in their Garden

It’s gardening season finally.  Planting grass seed.  Thinking about what vegetables to plant.  James and Laura were preparing their garden and found this Old School original Fisher-Price Little People® girl.  Wooden head.  Wooden body.

I think she got transferred from my son and his wife’s  house to my daughter and her husband’s  house.  Not by a bird but a grandchild.  Will have to check and see if the same girl is living in two homes.

Awhile ago I did a post on the various generations of the Little People® I’d come across at the family’s house in Columbus.

No worries about choking hazard when these were manufactured.  And here’s the crazy part.  I discovered a site that identifies the Little People®.

From what I could determine she’s from late 60s early 70s.  On the site she is listed as Occupation: Girl.  

Old School Fisher-Price Little People




I think they are a match!


Here are the three generations from the October 2011 post



Retro Storefront- Men’s Shop

New views on the way to school.

Brownsville Road, Mt. Oliver (which is a “borough surrounded entirely by the city of Pittsburgh.”)

Technology in the Early Morning- Old School in the Afternoon

It’s fun to be a houseguest where you are one of the family and people don’t notice you and your camera. (Actually taken with my phone)

On Saturday in the  early morning I was sitting in the rocking chair and saw James reading the news on his tablet instead of the newspaper that had been delivered and Aunt Mary checking her email.

I was still in my nightgown and sipping coffee.  The scene just struck me.    Later in the day Mary told me that James had gotten the new push mower out of the shed and was going to be mowing the front lawn.  I ran and got my camera and documented the “old school” lawn mowing method preferred by my son-in-law to be.  It was his idea to use both photos to compare and contrast the new technology and the old fashioned lawnmower all in the same day!


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