Saturday, March 14, 2009

Lovely Lemon

Over at Dino's blog, she wrote about the spirograph and it took me back. Way back. And so I thought it would be a little fun to do some pieces on the cool toys of the 70's! So many and so many stories that accomodate each one.

This is one that immediately came to mind. The Lemon Twist.

I loved, loved, loved it. We took them to school even though we weren't supposed to and at recess had contests to see who could twist the longest. It was much easier for me than jump rope because it only required leg-work. I'm not very coordinated so sometimes, moving more than one limb at a time throws me. Literally, throws me...down.

My brothers, however, saw the immediate weapon potential. They could slide their arms through the hole and grip the cord, ensuring that it never went flying out of their hot, sweaty little hands when they used them like medieval weapons, mostly towards each other.


Ideas anyone?


Diahn said...

Oh my goodness, yes - I loved the Lemon Twist, too...I could go all the way down to the end of the street and back with it swinging around my leg in perfect little circles.

Ahhh...nostalgia...all we needed was some rubber tubing and a plastic lemon...and we were happy...we LOVED it.

Lisa said...

The Lemon Twist was the one toy that made me feel like athleticism came naturally to me--I wished it were an olympic sport.