For some reason I am feeling nostalgic today. I’m writing this while listening to the new Depeche Mode Album. Ok I know there really is no such things as albums anymore, heck cds are almost extinct. I loved Depeche Mode back in the day. I was the only one in my circle of friends who enjoyed the new wave sound. My friends where only into what was played on KSHE 95 (radio station in St Louis). Me, my taste went a little further than the classic rock. Depeche Mode, The Cure, The Smiths, I enjoyed them all and more, I still do.
I came across these two construction vehicles tonight while walking the dog. It reminded me of when I was a young scribbler and playing with my Tonka Toys. I had the big yellow dump truck and the grader. Those Tonka Toys you couldn’t destroy. Mine got so much abuse, and of course when I got older the abuse seemed to intensify. Fire crackers were used as dynamite, bottle rocks were used to torpedo the truck. We would smash the trucks head on into each other. You know the destructive stuff boys will do. It’s amazing how a simple toy like that provided hours of entertainment. There were no Playstations or Xboxs. The only video games were the ones we created in our heads.
How I miss the days of my youth.