Recently, I got a bunch of old photos scanned. Mostly old, yellowing color photos of me and my younger brother taken in the late 1970s. I plan a full blog post of some of the best ones, but for now, I offer this sample:
That’s me at the top of a brand new Creative Playthings slide.
Not sure what my parents spent on ours, but I’m pretty sure it wasn’t $1700. Even adjusting for inflation, that would have been pretty steep. I’m thinking somewhere between $30 and $50 bucks. This page from the 1979 Sears Wishbook backs me up with a similar model priced at $29.95.
I can only afford the pictures.