Monday, January 7, 2008

We had imagination!

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When I was a kid messing around in school, there was always fun to be had with glue. We would lay a thin puddle of it on the inside of our desks and when it was dry cut it into fake fingernails. All you had to do was lick them and stick them on!

The other thing we would do – or maybe it was just me, was to make a fist so the skin on the back of our hands was tight and smooth and cover it with a barely there layer of glue. When it dried you could barely see it on your skin except for a slight sheen you wouldn’t ordinarily have. And best of all, when you straightened your hand – the skin on the back that was so smooth and taut – would look like the skin on the hand of an 80 year old. Amazing stuff!

Even more amazing? I don’t have to use glue to make my hands look like that anymore. Sigh-h-h.

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7 Comments:

Honeysuckle Rose said...

I remember making old lady hands with Elmer's and yes, I also have no need anymore, I got my very own set now ...

Lost A Sock said...

I used to do that too!! How funny.

(Also, hi!!)

The Beading Gem said...

The fake fingernails with glue was such a clever thing to do, considering how much it is to buy the things today.

Gemheaven said...

Oh I used to love covering my hands in glue - we'd have competitions to see whose resembled a hand when we pulled it off!!

Stimey said...

I haven't thought about fake glue-fingernails for a looooong time. I did that too and then clicked them on a table. I loved doing that. I remember how badly I wanted long nails.

Jennifer said...

We used to do the same things with glue! I loved making fake fingernails with it. I even tried painting my fake nails with nail polish. It was a bit messy, but it worked. Ha!

nutmeg said...

I'd let the glue dry on my palms and then peel it off to see my fingerprints. Great memories!