Talk on the Playground…NYC Grand Central Terminal and Etch-A-Sketch
Posted by lindamartinandersen on February 10, 2013
“Talk on the Playground…NYC Grand Central Terminal and Etch-A-Sketch” by Linda Martin Andersen
“A Writer’s Playground”–A place to find wordplay, writing, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart.
Did you hear that New York
City’s Grand Central
Terminal is celebrating its 100th
Do you know this
expression? “Busy as Grand Central Station.”
Happy 100th birthday on February 1, 2013, Grand Central Terminal! Celebrations will continue throughout 2013. For details go to www.grandcentralterminal.com/centennial.
At one time, the Grand Central Terminal was in danger of the wrecking ball. Now it is protected by a 1978 Supreme Court ruling that gave cities the right to protect historic buildings.
Today, Grand Central Terminal is one of the world’s most popular tourist sites. It has served as a movie backdrop numerous times. Have you ever visited Grand Central Terminal? I have not, but I have heard the expression about Grand Central Station all my life.
Please leave a comment about a time you heard the expression, “Busy as Grand Central Station?” Or tell of a time you visited the famous terminal.
Did you hear that Andre Cassagnes, the inventor of the
A recent article in the newspaper, told of the death of Andre Cassagnes, the inventor of the Etch-A-Sketch. The toy was launched in 1960 and since then over 100 million have sold. Etch-A-Sketch was also featured in the first two “Toy Story” movies.
Did you ever own an Etch-A-Sketch? What did you like to draw on its surface? What is a favorite memory of playing with this toy? Why do you think it was so popular? Please share a comment or a favorite memory.
Thank you for visiting “A Writer’s Playground.” Please come again soon. Bring a friend.
Copyright © 2013 Linda Martin Andersen
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