Friday, November 18, 2011


Wow, today is my husbands 60th birthday. I wonder if he ever had one of these? You know that this toy was released in 1938. Gee I wonder if my parents had one! I just love this ornament even though I don't ever remember having one. The legs also move on this ornament. I love seeing some of these retro toys back in the stores today.

Isn't Jiminy Cricket adorable? There is a button on the base that lights up the star in his hand! Actually Jiminy is pretty old too. Look at what I found out about him:

"Jiminy Cricket!" – sometimes rendered as "Jiminy Christmas!" – was originally a minced oath for Jesus Christ. The name of the character is a play on the exclamation – which itself was uttered in Pinocchio's immediate Disney predecessor, 1937's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Another example occurs in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, where Dorothy (Judy Garland) cries, "Oh! Oh! Jiminy Crickets!" when she is startled by the Wizard's pyrotechnics. Garland also used the expression in her 1938 film Listen, Darling. It was also used several times in the 1930 movie Anna Christie, and in the 1938 cartoon The Brave Little Tailor, starring Mickey Mouse .

Bet you were not expecting a history lesson today!


Trennia said...

Love it!

Caroline said...

Love these

xinex said...

Very cute Christmas tree ornament, Debby....Christine

Ron aka TheOldGeezer said...

I like history. Thanks for the lesson :-)

Take care and thanks for your recent comment on *My Blog :-)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

We collect Jiminy Cricket memorabilia, and I didn't know all of that about him. Very interesting. I'll have to get this ornament for sure. I can't believe that dog toy was made that long ago! One of my children had one of those. What a cute ornament. I'm going to have to get myself to Hallmark. laurie

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Ok that snoop & sniff is so my fav!!!

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