I used to be a Spaceman

As a kid, I used to have a light blue jacket with a detachable hood that had the shape of a helmet .. One of my friends had the same jacket, in dark blue .. we used the hoods while playing Spacecraft ..


We had a staircase with open steps, so we could sit with our face towards the steps, our legs dangling down, from between the steps ..


On the higher steps in front of us, we then placed wooden toy building blocks, which we turned into panels with controls, buttons, sliders and gauges by drawing on them with markers ..


The building blocks still have the drawn spacecraft interfaces on them and my mother still has them .. My nieces and nephews play with them - they serve as regular building blocks again ..

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Taken on February 22, 2008