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Treasure Chest Thursday – Grandma Romaine’s Mexican Souvenir
February 23rd, 2012 by Jessica

In an effort to document my family treasures which cannot be scanned in, I am publishing this series of pictures as part of the Treasure Chest Thursday theme at Geneabloggers.  Someday in the future, I hope to shed some light on these treasures for my family who might inherit them.  What were they for?  Who did they come from? Why were they considered treasures?  Let’s find out.

Grandma's Toy from Mexico

Grandma's Toy from Mexico

This wooden ball and cup toy was a gift from my grandmother, Mary Rose (Stroik, Kasper, Karpuk, Dreffs) Romaine.  She took a trip to Mexico in the early 1980′s and brought this back for me.

It’s a simple concept, really,  The wooden ball is tied onto the handle by a piece of string.  The goal is to flip the ball into the cup with a flick of the wrist.  I used to play with this for hours on end, perfecting exactly the speed and angle at which to flick it to land the ball inside the cup.

I love this toy.  It’s simple, it’s fun, and it’s a tangible reminder of Grandma Romaine.

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