Show and Tell

This is a Show and Tell that is linked to Bacon’s Piglove.

The object we want for today is the, “toy that I hated the most.” I sure hated one toy that my mom and dad gave me but would love to have it now.

We’ll set the scene first. Here I am a 5 year old blonde active as hell child. Walking down the narrow streets of Soest Germany, gnawing on a big slab of Cervelat salami. Talking my mothers ear off. One summer day mom and dad decided to go to Paris and left us kids home with a babysitter for 3 days. Mom and dad came home with toys for us…us, being my bro and me. I don’t know what bro got but I received a Mecki doll. This was in the 1950’s when Mecki was at his climax of popularity, at least with German children. I was an army brat, living on the base or as mom called it….”Married Quarters.” Being a Canadian army brat….I didn’t associate with those off the base so had no idea of Mecki. There was no TV then…it was pretty well the dark ages and word of mouth seemed to be the best way to publicize toys. Mecki was very famous but I didn’t know. I just knew he looked ugly and didn’t do anything. Mecki was a hedgehog….I’d never heard of a hedgehog let alone one made to play with. Every time I touched him, his spikes would stick into me and mom said he would be valuable one day. So? By the time this ugly hedgehog was valuable I’d be dead….she said 30 more years…..that’s old!!

Mecki

I don’t know what ever happened to Mecki but after I got married, I looked for him but he was gone. Perhaps he went to a young child my mom thought could benefit from a hedgehog.

22 thoughts on “Show and Tell

  1. onespoiledcat

    Oh wowzers! I’ve never heard of a Mecki doll and I hate to tell you this but Mom and I both think he’s adorable! He looks like a punk rocker….HAHAHA…..My Mom lived in Germany as a little girl as her Dad was in the Air Force, and if someone had given her one of these things I think she would have loved it! Mom was in Weisbaden in 1952.

    Hugs, Sammy

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      I know you were in Germany Pam but that early. You must have been one of the first US air force families over in Germany after the war. We were one of the first Canadian army families in Germany after WW11. I would love to get a Mecki doll now but as a kid I didn’t appreciate it.

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      Now that I’m a tad older…I understand why my parents did it but it was definitely not s toy. I don’t think I would’ve been wowed if they told me he was a keepsake either…I wouldn’t know what that was.

      Jean

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      I wondered too so I looked it up on ebay. The Mecki doll closest to mine goes for $59.99. I guess it was really cheap when mom and dad got it. I was a little girl but still remember saying how little Dreysden china cost.

      Jean

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  2. easyweimaraner

    I have to admit that I loved Mecki. I had my Mecki doll for many years till our fox terrier ate his nose and scalped that poor guy. I also collected the Mecki comics and the Mecki cards :o) (from Easy: don’t hiss at my momma, I told ya she is weird hahahaha).

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      I would love Mecki NOW but then…I didn’t know what I had. I’d heard there was comics. Didn’t know about the cards though. He must have been popular. I could be wrong but I thought he had a kind of gypsy life style. I remember the pipe stuck in his pants. I’d love to get one now but I don’t know if I trust ebay to be original.
      Imagine your dog eating parts of Mecki…oh heck he didn’t know….maybe?…hehehe

      (Shoko)))

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