Posted by: Debra LaValley | July 6, 2012

July 6, 2012


It is a lazy Friday night.  I am sitting on my couch, and I am on my laptop.  I came across this photo of a Creepy Crawler spider that I have on my phone at work.  I had taken it off to snap a photo some time ago.  It is a spider that I made probably 20 years ago with my nephews “new” version of the Creepy Crawlers set.  The new set was made mostly of plastic and heated the Goop by a light bulb.  It was NOTHING like the set that I had growing up that I LOVED!  My set was made of sturdy metal and had a tiny electric “stove” that would cook the plastic Goop that I would place in metal molds.  I remember having a dish of water for cooling the very hot metal plates.  That was back in the day that we actually played with toys that years later were deemed too dangerous and had to be either yanked from the shelves or remodeled.  I don’t remember ever getting hurt with my “dangerous” Creepy Crawler set.  It was one of my most favorite toys, and I spent hours making plastic bugs.  I really like the Glow in the Dark Goop!  To this day – I like things that glow in the dark.  Which reminds me – fireflies are out now!  I love watching fireflies!

My entire apartment is vibrating from the fireworks being set off in the neighborhood tonight!  Remember back when sparklers were the only legal fireworks to have in NH?  Now, private citizens seem to be setting off major fireworks.  It sounds like a war zone out there.  Molly is not impressed.  She has been hiding under the bed the past few evenings. I better sign off and see if I can coax her out from under the bed.  🙂




  1. Hi Debbie,

    Thanks for the stroll down memory lane… my brother had the bug creep crawler set and I had one that made flowers. They were very fun and you are right, we did just fine in following directions and not getting hurt.

    Have a good one! Hazy Hot and Humid here! Love, Kathy

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