Thursday, December 2, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday--Growing Up Hughes: The Dog House

When I was in high school, a little dog house similar to this one was prominently displayed on one kitchen wall...I think it was near the wall mounted telephones. Unfortunately, this is not the original. I found it during my e-bay procurement years.....when I was looking for items from my past

The date on this one is 1958. My guess is that Mom picked our up on one of our vacations....probably during one of our last family summer vacations in Stone Harbor, New Jersey.

I don't have a recollection of it when we lived on Washington Drive.....just on Bramble Lane. Of course each dog had a name.....Dad, Mom, Lin, Ken and Jeff. I can't remember if Mom would put one of us in the dog house when we were "bad". What I do remember is that the three of us kids would interchange our names into and out of the dog house.

It became a game. Someone would put Lin in the dog house at night....I would come down for breakfast and exchange my name for Ken and Ken would place Jeff in so he would find it when he came home from elementary school in the afternoon.

The game would go on for weeks, until we tired of would lay dormant until suddenly, one of us was back in the dog house again. And the game was on.

I wonder who is in the dog house now!

© 2010, copyright Linda Hughes Hiser


  1. I remember seeing these! We didn't have one but, like you, I have done my fair share of purchasing items like this on eBay that are memories from childhood. There is comfort in having those reminders around isn't there?

  2. That is so cute and looks like a ton of fun!