Being the youngest, I received many hand-me-downs--ratty sweaters, a Godzilla action figure with an off-shooting hand, and of course, the Barbie dolls with all the hair cut off.
One day, out of the clouds (or garage), came the Lite-Brite. At first, I remember thinking, "Great, a glowing dotty box...way to splurge, Mom." I soon discovered that first impressions could be deceiving.
My mom showed me how to place the translucent plastic pegs in the designated holes on the opaque black paper, and voila, there it was: a giant glowing clown head. I was overjoyed.
Seeing an illuminated … Read more