Monday, March 22, 2010
I’m taking the bold move of assigning numbers to the first couple of hundred of my penguin ornaments. Much of this will be from memory and a few records like airline tickets and credit card receipts, but mostly I’ll be guessing. I feel fairly confident that today’s post features my second set of penguin ornaments, but I don’t remember who gave them to me or whether I bought them somewhere. All I know is that I’ve had them almost since the beginning when I would pack the ornaments away in egg cartons. All of the early ornaments were small and most would fit easily in each egg compartment. I thought I really had something by the time I was up to about six egg cartons. Now, I need six or seven big plastic storage tubs of various sizes to store them all. These four are holding various Christmas items: a wreath, a candy cane, a bag of something (maybe gold) and what looks like a rocket, but it may be a bird house.
Four wooden penguins with wreath, candy cane, felt sack and rocket or bird house
Acquired: late 1970s or early 80s
Number: 0005 through 0008
Size: about 3.75 inches tall