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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

The 60th Circle Time: The Show and Tell Weekly Thread

Show and Tell is wasted on elementary schoolers. Join several dozen bloggers weekly to show off an item, tell a story, and get the attention of the class. In other words, this is Show and Tell 2.0. Everyone is welcome to join, even if you have never posted before and just found out about Show and Tell for the first time today. So yank out a photo of the worst bridesmaid's dress you ever wore and tell us the story; show off the homemade soup you cooked last night; or tell us all about the scarf you made for your first knitting project. Details on how to participate are located at the bottom of this post.

Let's begin.

A while back, we heard about a life-sized dollhouse on the Shepherd University campus in West Virginia. According to this Shepherdstown website, "This magnified dollhouse was built as part of a student project in 1929. The two-story house has 10 rooms that measure 10 by nine and a half feet. The little house was built so that Shepherd teachers could observe children playing in a controlled, laboratory environment."

I can't find the picture I took of Josh standing next to the house to give you perspective, but he is tall enough to look into those top windows if he strains and with his feet firmly planted on the ground, his head comes up past the start of the roof.

You would think that it would stick out a bit in the neighbourhood, wouldn't you. Except the first time we drove around the campus, we couldn't find it. And the next time we went to Shepherdstown, we couldn't find it and it's not a large campus. Then we forgot about it. On our last trip to the town, we were walking down the street, talking about how much I wanted an eggroll, and I looked up and there it was.

Looking in the windows made me wish I were Alice and could squeeze myself inside.

What are you showing today?

Click here or scroll down to the bottom of this post if this is your first time joining along (Important: link to the permalink for the post, not the main url for your blog and use your blog's name, not your name. Links not going to a Show and Tell post will be deleted). The list is open from now until late Friday night and a new one is posted every week.

Other People Standing at the Head of the Class:

1. On The Road to Baby
2. Becoming Whole
3. Infertility Podcast & Blog
4. Our Journey through the Infertility Jungle
5. Delenn
6. Semi- Fertile
7. Weebles Wobblog
8. The Road Less Travelled
9. Building Heavenly Bridges
10. Bear and Comedian
11. MLOKnitting
12. Destined to be an old woman with no regrets
13. Single Mom by Choice or Circumstance-- Twin View
14. Dragondreamer's Lair
15. Hobbit- ish Thoughts & Ramblings
16. Wise Guy
17. The Infertile Sushi- loving Princess
18. Vintage Mommy
19. JJ @ Reproductive Jeans
20. Suzy @ not a fertile myrtle
21. Minta

Want to bring something to Show and Tell?
  • If you would like to join circle time and show something to the class, simply post each Wednesday night (or any time between Wednesday morning and Friday night), hopefully including a picture if possible, and telling us about your item. It can be anything--a photo from a trip, a picture of the dress you bought this week, a random image from an old yearbook showing a person you miss. It doesn't need to contain a picture if you can't get a picture--you can simply tell a story about a single item. The list opens every Wednesday night and closes on Friday night.
  • You must mention Show and Tell and include a link back to this post in your post so people can find the rest of the class. This spreads new readership around through the list. This is now required.
  • Label your post "Show and Tell" each week and then come back here and add the permalink for the post via the Mr. Linky feature (not your blog's main url--use the permalink for your specific Show and Tell post).
  • Oh, and then the point is that you click through all of your classmates and see what they are showing this week. And everyone loves a good "ooooh" and "aaaah" and to be queen (or king) of the playground for five minutes so leave them a comment if you can.
  • Did you post a link and now it's missing?: I reserve the right to delete any links that are not leading to a Show and Tell post or are the blogging equivalent of a spitball.


Mrs. Gamgee said...

What a cool little house! I would have given anything for a little house like that when I was a kid...

Carrie27 said...

That house is amazing! It still looks brand new considering how long ago it was built.

I would take that house blown up!

becomingwhole said...

Love the little house! I always loved the little playhouses and such when I was a kid, but as a "tall kid" I was kind of big for them long before I truly grew out of them. Too bad they didn't make tall-kid size playhouses. Sigh.

Malky B. said...

Cute house!

Rebekah said...

can they make one my size??

Io said...

Why did you have to say the word eggroll? Suddenly I am starving...
and I totally want to go play in that dollhouse - how freaking cool!
We have one of the world's largest childrens museums here in Indy and one of the things they have is this big dollhouse display. I always thought it was so neat.

Lavender Luz said...

Fascinating. I wonder how it would feel to be a child and find a house built for your size.

Where did it come up to on you?

Cara said...

What a perfectly odd idea...but a cute little house. I would LOVE to see Josh standing next to it!

loribeth said...

I always wanted a playhouse when I was growing up. Quite a few of my friends had them. You don't see them as often these days.

You know that Shirley Temple & her first husband lived in her playhouse in her parents' back yard? (No wonder the marriage didn't last...!)

Word verification is "referred" -- cool!

MLO said...

Love the house...

Uh, Mel, can you delete the first link as it is from 2 weeks ago. I had a PBKC moment...

The Steadfast Warrior said...

That's quite the creation they built. The observation in a "controlled, labratory environment" has me wondering what, if anything, they discovered? Hmmm, interesting.(I'm a psyc fan)

wifey said...

That house is too cute! It reminds me of the house just down from ours, which was built as a show house for a magazine. Everything in it is 3/4 sized, including the doors. I always wonder if the full sized adults who live there have to duck often.

MamaMiaMelissa said...

thanks for fixing my title... wasn't sure how much to put, thought that might be too long! :)

love the show and tells so far! will definitely keep up with them this week!!


Kristin said...

How cool!

Lorza said...

MEL!!! You made as number 6 out of 50 of top ten infertility/pregnancy/adoption blogs!!!!! Did you know?!?! You so 'umble you might not have tooted your own horn.

Check it out!

(I don't know how to do the whole hyperlink code. Sorry. Copy and paste it!

Lorza said...

Oh yeah, and TOTALLY cool playhouse. ;)

JamieD said...

How cool! With its size, standing next to it would make me feel like a kid again. Take me straight back to five years old with my Barbie Dream house!!

Minta said...

Thar house is too cute!