Day 11: Wheels
I thought long and hard for what I could do for the "Wheels" theme...."Think think think, Mariann" I told myself -- "put those wheels into motion." So, I took photos of an old wagon wheel outside...and some other antique wheels just tossed on the side of the house to rot (apparently - because they are doing it pretty well)...but it was the tin of cars stuck in the back of my mind which kept calling my name -- but I never thought I'd be able to locate it (locating anything in this house is pretty much harder than advanced calculus). But, there it was on the shelf in the room no one dares go into as we might find Jimmy Hoffa...and honestly, if he was in there, he's going to remain unfound for years to come.
From a 1930s "Hubley" race car (in the very front) to a 1960s "Corgi Toys" Lotus Mark II LeMans (center of first actual row)...to the highly coveted (still boxed, unfortunately) "Hot Wheels" (most of the rest). These toy cars and trucks originally rolled into the lives of kids across the globe and later into the lives of collectors everywhere.
I proceeded to line them all up (a lot seem to be missing) on the dining room table (by year...because I'm anal like that...oldest toward the front) and took a few photos. A couple, which probably had been played with the most, only had three wheels left. The ones in the photo which seem to be leaning a lot are the guilty ones there...but most still roll like a dream. Not just any dream, mind you, but the most cherished of dreams: that of a pre-video game era child.
So, while I know everyone else out there is probably going to have some really phenomenal wheel photos...mine is probably the only one out there that will elicit a "vroom vroom" noise once you see it...unless, of course, some smart-ass posted a photo of a Big Wheel. ;)