From toothpicks to dummies

I was in the 5th grade when I started building projects from toothpicks. Materials were inexpensive and opportunity for creativity was endless - a perfect combination. I built this 9 1/2 foot long toothpick suspension bridge in 1955. From the looks of the jacket, sideburns, lack of eyeglasses, and dummy in hand, I would guess this photo was taken about 1975, at the time the figure would have been newly built. The self-supporting bridge made from 5,000+ toothpicks no longer exists, but I thought I would share this photo with you while I enjoy the memories.

1 comment:

  1. Think of the thousands of diners who couldn't clean their teeth -- oh the humanity!