Tuesday, 11 March 2014
THAT'S A SLINKY LITTLE NUMBER...
SLINKY it was called - and it was (slinky, that is). It was 1969 and my family were holidaying in Largs for the second year running. If I recall correctly, we were in a shop with a display of this particular toy in action and, being impressed, my brother immediately bought one. I still remember, holiday over and back home ('cos our rented holiday residence was a single-storey), observing Slinky descending the hall stairs. It really seemed like a thing alive, so my delicate eardrums were grateful for the absence of COLIN CLIVE's histrionics as this amazing toy performed its perambulations for our entertainment and enjoyment.
Maybe one day Slinky will be able to make his way up the stairs as well as down. If that ever happens, I'll be sure to buy another one. In the meantime, here's the 'lad' himself. (A replacement for the one we had in the '60s.)
Posted by Kid at Tuesday, March 11, 2014