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A couple of weeks ago I posted a story about the origins of Legos. Of course this took my mind to other toys, such as Tinker Toys. I never owned a set but enjoyed playing with them with friends who did. Interesting to note, the idea of the round can was meant to be a mailing tube for easy posting. 😀 The following scene takes place in Evanston Illinois in 1914.
Word Count: 100
STICKS AND STONES
After a long day of carving tombstones, Robert hurried down his basement stairs. He had to strike while the iron was hot.
“Robert, you’ve been home an hour and haven’t greeted me or little Grace.”
He flashed a sheepish grin at his wife. “Come see my invention.”
“It looks like a pile of wooden sticks and spools to me.”
“So it is! For children to build and create with. Whatcha think?”
“I think your supper’s getting cold.”
Robert Pajeau, Tinker Toy creator, left his estate to underprivileged children, stating that kids had built his empire and should share in it.