Pick Me!

A weblog by Laura Moncur



Filed under: Personal History — Laura Moncur @ 10:00 am

One of the good things about moving is that all your stuff is unearthed and moved around and old dusty boxes are opened and investigated. Take this for example:

Spirograph by LauraMoncur from Flickr

This was stuck on my filing cabinet in the basement with four magnets. Magnets so strong that it actually STAYED on the filing cabinet despite the moving and traveling in the moving truck.

What you are looking at is a relic from almost ten years ago. Mike bought me a Spirograph for my birthday many years ago. Not a brand new Spirograph, mind you. He found an old one on eBay that looked just like the one I had when I was a kid. It felt like Christmas all over again when I opened that present.

When I was a kid, I tried over and over again to recreate the patterns that were shown in the little idea book that came with the Spirograph, but I was never able to do it. Apparently, all I needed was twenty years of refining my fine motor skills, because as an adult, I was easily able to do all three of the patterns that had plagued me as a child.

When I completed all three of those patterns, making them look JUST like the ones in the idea book, I was so proud! I remember putting them on the filing cabinet when we lived in West Jordan. Suddenly, it’s ten years later and I find myself admiring my handiwork again.

Thank you, Michael for such a lovely gift so many years ago. Not only did it bring back all those memories of my childhood, I was finally able to check a “To Do” off my list.



  1. Oh my god! Spirograph for goodness sake; I used Spirograph more than 40 years ago in the 1960’s when I was 10 years old. How I would love to have my old depictions. Dang girl, rock on!

    Comment by ajd — 7/27/2009 @ 12:36 pm

  2. wow….a spirograph. #52 was a bitch.

    Comment by TaMara — 3/27/2010 @ 7:55 pm

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