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Couldn't even afford used tarnished armor.

by tcrog1020 on January 9, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

On the Mickey Mouse Club, saw a report about some boy somewhere who had a suit of armor and a pony, and was in a jousting contest, trying to spear rings while riding past them. I wanted such a get up, including the horse, but Santa was not forthcoming. Another childhood wish not realized. Perhaps for the best.


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