Saturday, March 12, 2011

Did I really just say “kids these days?!?”

There was a time when you could walk into a toy store and purchase a spiffy little vanity plate for your bike. And maybe you still can, but the last time I saw anything like it, I had to wonder what self-respecting child would spend his allowance on something that had so obviously given up even trying to look like the real thing. Maybe kids these days just expect all their toys to be plastic and gaudy and generic, but the only license plate I ever wanted was actually pressed out of metal and painted a dull New Jersey beige.


  1. I love these little plates, have a few in my name too they are California plates in the vintage black/yellow and Blue/yellow.
    When next you say: "kids these days" be sure to stand on a porch and wave a fist, mutter as you retreat indoors!

    1. Those are the CA plates I remember. I think things were generally more authentic back then, before the marketing people got their claws into things.

  2. Boy have you brought back some childhood memories.

  3. I was always happy to find my name on the plates; not always available.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  4. I haven't seen anything like this in ages. A REAL blast from the past!

  5. Such a charming write! My name was never easy to find especially with the spelling but I always looked to make sure


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