Monday, September 08, 2008


Remember how much fun it was to pick out all your new school supplies in preparation for the first day of school. I always liked getting a new box of crayons and my choice like most kids was the big 64 count box of Crayola Crayons with the built-in sharpener.

Here’s an old unused box with all the original crayons before they started changing the color names.

Just for fun I found an old A-B-C book that I made in first or second grade. My “under the sea” cover has nothing to do with the pages inside.

I’ll spare you with only a few scanned alphabet pages.

Looking at these makes me want to buy some crayons and start coloring with them.


Major Pepperidge said...

They changed color names? Did they used to be politically incorrect? Oh wait, I do know that they used to have a "flesh" (a peachy beige), maybe that is now some other name? Indian Red, is that a no-no? Any others?

Kevin Kidney said...

I relish the memory of the wonderful smell of fresh crayons in a new box. Our family's modest income rarely allowed for us to get the big 64 box (with sharpener!), but I know I've owned at least one in my childhood.