Happy 50th, Crayola 64 Pack!

Remember these? The ubiquitous 64 pack. Crayola is now celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 64 pack. Most American children have used them at some point in their lives. They felt the joy of opening the top of a new pack very carefully without ripping the lid. The color names are the stuff of memories - I remember as a child wondering what "burnt sienna" was. The idea that it was burnt was a interesting to me. I loved using the silver and gold crayons when drawing decorations on Christmas trees or crowns on princesses. Choosing between "green-blue" and "blue-green" was a very important decision! The 64 was different from other boxes of crayons because it had a built-in sharpener in the back.

I bought a box of 64 colors to remind me of the choice and wonder in God's world. It's easy to keep going back to black, brown, red, yellow, green blue. They're the mainstays. But sometimes life calls for goldenrod or wisteria y'know, and not just yellow or purple.

Indigo, anyone?

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden


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