I saw a kid buy a fossil tooth in a shop recently. Talk about excited, she could hardly contain herself! It came in a small plastic box with a white snap-on base just like the ones I got back in the Triassic!
It reminded me just how much I loved Dinosaurs and fossils as a junior Paleontologist. I told everyone I wanted to be one back in the Sixties. I didn't though. Become one that is.
[anyone out there one readers?]
With the passion only a child geek can give, I adored those thunder lizards and got hold of anything I could, short of an Anklyosaurus living at home.
I had fossils in cases, ancient shark teeth, ammonites, Pyro and Revel models and posters. But above all I had books. Books and dinosaurs went together like sherbert and liquorice. I loved 'em!
I had loads of book on Dinosaurs, some fossil tomes and a brace of Early Man volumes. I shall have to dig them out.
I also had a fossil hunting set, which I got one Christmas. It came in a box with a T. Rex skeleton on the cover. Inside was a small hammer, a magnifying glass and a black and white booklet on collecting fossils and recognising dinosaurs. For the life of me I can't remember what the set was called, who it was by and have never seen it again.
Were you a dinosaur nut readers?