My Childhood Falls Out of the Couch (updated)

Our study is being painted so we had to move the furniture out. This particular couch is a millions years old chesterfield that used to belong to my parents. I grew up with this couch. Curled up on it to read, tormented my sister on it, watched tellie from it, and apparently played jacks on it.

Here’s what fell out when we moved it:


I’d forgotten I ever played jacks. Now I’m remembering being a wee bit obsessed with the game. But a Marlon Brando in The Wild One badge? Really?

Update: The hair bobble was my sister’s. Sorry, Niki for forgetting to mention that.


  1. Miss Tammy on #

    I remember those little hair-piggy things from back in the day. They were so complicated to my 5 year old brain. Actually, I’m still not 100% clear on the concept.

  2. niki on #

    yes that Marlon Brando is yours!! but I own the hair bobble – probably fell off during one of your tormenting games

  3. Gina Black on #

    I’m sensing some sibling rivalry here . . . or is it one-ups-womanship.

  4. Justine on #

    Gina: Nah, the hair bobble’s definitely Niki’s. I didn’t start to grow my hair long till later.

  5. Tashiana Hudson on #

    Haha I know when I’m an adult I’ll look back and find all my Bow Wow and Twilight paraphernalia

  6. Justine on #

    Tashiana: Just so you know Marlon Brando was already an old man when I was a kid.

  7. Baby Power Dyke on #

    This is quite possibly the best buried treasure ever!

  8. Justine on #

    Baby Power Dyke: Ha! My favourite is the bit of couch stuffing. It looks like it’s not that far off re-animating . . .

  9. Rachel on #

    I feel that the button isn’t getting enough attention. Any idea what it came from?

  10. niki on #

    the button was probably ripped from one of my wee tiny little dresses as justine hung me upside down …

  11. Justine on #

    Niki: If you’d just obeyed me in all things, I wouldn’t have had to hold you upside down. Why do little sisters never understand that?

  12. Julie Polk on #

    Diana: That’s my question also! I’m thinking it’s the blue thing? And so… an Australian version of a jack? Very curious. I think, Justine, that whenever you return to NYC there must be a demo/game night activity thing.

  13. Rachel on #

    Diana and Julie: Thanks for not making me the first one to say that!

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