Throwback Thursday: Hand Clapping Games

When I was young I used to love those old school style games. One of my favorites I wrote about already was Skipping Games. But my most favorite of all was Hand Clapping Games.  I may not have had many friends growing up, but I was always able to find someone to play Hand Clapping Games with.

There are so many songs that go with them, I wouldn’t even be able to name all the songs so I went hunting online  and found this list of songs that go with them. Hand Clapping Song List. 

A clapping game (or hand game) is a type of usually cooperative (i.e., non-competitive) game which is generally played by two players and involves clapping as accompaniment to a singing game or reciting of a rhyme, often nursery rhymes. Clapping games are found throughout the world and similar games may be known throughout large areas with regional variation. WIKI Clapping Games

My Favorite Song I did was Say Say Playmate….

 

Say, Say, Oh Playmate

Say, say, oh playmate,
Come out and play with me.
Bring out your dollies three.
Climb up my apple tree.
Slide down my rainbow
Into my cellar door.
And we’ll be jolly friends
Forevermore, one two three four!

Instructions:

 

Say, Say, Oh Playmate

Say, say, oh playmate,
Come out and play with me.
Bring out your dollies three.
Climb up my apple tree.
Slide down my rainbow
Into my cellar door.
And we’ll be jolly friends
Forevermore, one two three four!

Instructions:

Start off with the action for most clapping games then clap your right hand with your partner’s right hand, next clap your hands, then clap your left hand with your partner’s left hand and then clap your hands twice. Now do it once more.

 

Here is a short video on a game called Slide

 

Throwback Thursday: Retro Travel

For Throwback Thursday today I will be a “Jet-Setter”. I am getting on a plane (or two) and heading off to New York City!

Fashion Week is this week and I was awarded the luxury of a Free Hotel stay at the W Hotels Union Square.  A I was planning my trip and packing of course some very vintage minded apparel and accessories for the trip, it made me ponder what travels used to be like?

In the 1950s, people travelled by air, train, by sea and by road. This is also the time when the demand for owning private cars rose in the UK. In fact, traditional forms of transport such as buses and trains were abandoned in favour of private cars. This is because cars enabled people to discover travel destinations that were previously unthinkable by bus or train.

In the 1950s, people got around basically the same way people do today.They went to work in cars, busses, or trains. More people rode busses and trains to work (percentage wise) than do today. Most middle class families only had one car. On vacation, people drove, took the train, or went by plane. Airlines were not as numerous as they are today and most people could not afford to take their entire family by plane. Kids rode to school on the same old school bus as kids today. A lot more kids rode their bikes (pedal type!) to school because many schools were in small towns or there were several close schools in districts in large cities. Many kids even walked to school. Major cities had taxi cabs but they were an expensive way to travel. In cities like New York, a large percent of the population used the subway (called the “EL” [elevated]) in some cities. There were more passenger trains in large cites than there are today. Just an example–I lived in New Jersey and was a NY Yankee fan. To go to a game at Yankee Stadium we would take the bus that picked us up on the corner of my street, take that bus to another city where we got a bus that took us into New York City. In the City we got on the Yankee Stadium exit.

I am excited about the trip today and in some ways am thankful our resources have changed but I still think it would be fun to travel 1950’s style so today while traveling I am going to dress teh part and play along a tad. I mean just cuz I can’t  GO RETRO doesn’t mean I can’t LOOK retro, right?

Sources:

http://www.ask.com/question/how-did-people-travel-in-the-1950-s

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_did_people_in_the_1950%27s_get_around

Throwback Thursday: Vintage Men Digi Stamps

Today will be short.

Because…

My man is taking the day off today to spend a day with me since we both have been so dern busy. He has been working so hard and hasn’t had a lot of time off.

So I thought I would find a few Digi Stamps for you…

This one is funny to me because my man was in the doghouse a bit.

I thought I would give you some Vintage Digit Stamps  to play around with for scrapbooking or just perusing

Hopefully you are lucky enough to have a good man in your life. If not, you can print these out and make yourself one I guess 🙂

For those who want the Muscle Man here is a funny one for ya!

Until Next Time,

XoXo Trisha Trixie

 

 

Throwback Thursday: Vintage ComicCon

This Upcoming Saturday Trisha Trixie will be at miniCon Comic Con here in Des Moines Iowa. This made me wonder if I could find any images to share with you today of some older ComicCons and what they were like. The ComicCon Planners are encouraging cosplay so I thought I would start there and see where it evolves.

Here are some fun images I think you might fall off your seat in laughter about. The first one is truly funny!

These are some I found from Vintage Everyday from a 1980 ComicCon…

(Totally love the wallpaper btw)

Chad Spilkers dad perhaps? LOL

and of course, gotta have the sexy on

Some dress in Vintage Looking costumes

Vintage Trekkies

This Con looks more like an Old persons con to me, but hey at least they are there to support

Types of retro things you used to find at cons (these are all hoarded by the collectors now I think) 🙂

Retro or Vintage comics nowadays are RARE and very hard to find. If you do find any they are worth a pretty penny but as I was talking to a friend she said the Comic shop wanted her to go have them certified before he would buy them.

If you are looking for that special comic though, ComicCons are the pace to go because lots of vendors bring those specialty items to the shows.

and…

Here is Dale Messick from Brenda Starr at a Comic Con I thought you all might like

Dale Messick

I hope you enjoyed this walk down memory lane with me on the ComicCon side of things. Remember if you dress Cosplay this weekend you get in FREE!

Stop by my booth, say hi, get a free signed MEME card from me

Hope to see you there! Can’t wait!

Until next time,

Xoxo Trisha Trixie

Throwback Thursday: Pantyhose Peeps

I remember going to my aunt’s house when I was younger and watching her sew together balls of pantyhose.  I used to think she was crazy and always wondered what she was doing. Then all of a sudden they emerged into these pantyhose people.

This one isn’t hers, but I don’t have any images of hers. These are a rendiotion of what hers looked like though. She mostly did them for christmas and with the heat bursting outside, I thought this might cool you all down a bit and get your mind off it as well.

I saw this book online for how to make them and I think if you looked around you could find it.

Here is a how to link I foundonline

http://www.ehow.com/how_8741259_make-pantyhose-make-peoples-faces.html

I am sure you could find others…enjoy bringing back this past time and as I was reminded, Waste not want not! 🙂

Until Next Time,

XoXo~Trisha Trixie

Throwback Thursday: Interesting Nature Facts

Dragonflies

Dragonflies fly up to 20 miles per hour!  They also hover and fly backwards.  They are great for gardening, as they devour insects.

Shade Trees

Planting two to three shade trees in your yard can save you $100 to $250 a year in energy costs.

Onion

Ancient Egyptian laborers ate onions to give them strength while building the pyramids.  Onions were used, in the past, to treat infertility, impotence, headaches, hair loss and muscle aches.  Perhaps, we should be eating more onions?

 

Crickets

onions

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you know that you can tell the temperature outside based on the sound of the cricket?  Really!  I learned this from my grandmother.  Count the number of chirps in 15 seconds and add that number to 37.  This will be the approximate temperature in degrees Fahrenheit.

 

Night Blooming Plants

My grandmother bought a night blooming plant this year.  I wondered what the real purpose of these plants was.  Not only are they beautiful, but the attract night flying pollinators.  This helps your plants to grow stronger!

What are some fun nature facts that you know?  Please comment on the site, we’d love to hear them.

Throwback Thursday: My Birthdays

I thought I would share some throwback birthdays with you from me.

Last year I had a Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Party because I turned 42. It was such a blast. I dressed up as SteamPunk Trillian and a load of my friends came out and we went to Billy Joes’ and sang! So much fun.

The year before that I was volunteering at The Center and a few people bought me a cake and we celebrated there

A few years earlier when I live in Omaha I joined my friend Tami for a SMILE party. We looked at things JUST FOR LADIES if you know what I mean… then we went out to the casino and went dancing and met some kewl people…like Elvis!

For my 40th birthday I was at SpringCon then and that is when I bought my Birthday Diva sash. I walked all around SpringCon and got a sketch from nearly every vendor. It took me all day but it was worth it!

And then this was me this year!

2013 bday tt

Crazy and silly as ever!

Looking back I see many people who have come and gone in my life, many who are still here, and love from many. I feel very blessed to have people in my life that enjoy being with me and enjoy sharing in my excitement and love for life!

Thank you to all who have and are wishing me Happy Birthday on Facebook, Twitter, email etc!

It means a lot to me that you care!

Until next time,

XOXO~Trisha Trixie