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Old December 11th, 2006, 09:01 AM
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I went toy shopping yesterday, and saw so many things for kids nowadays it blew me away. I bought Aiden a Spiderman computer, that will teach him, letters, number and rhymes, at the punch of a key...He is, at 3, quite adept at his parents real computer, so this may be short lived..

It got me thinking about what I played with when I was a kid.....I rememeber once, when all the kids, had batons, I had a branch, I was not toounhappy, but..My Mother, looking out the window, decided I should get one too..

I had a hula hoop, red of course, a whirly whirler, remember those...like a pie plate you twirled on a stick..it was red too..


My bike, which I loved, was a Columbia, that my Father got through his company,with points he earned..this was turquoise!

And of course, nancy Drew mysteries which I devoured.Maybe I could become a detective too

The one thing I wanted most, and never got was a set of trains..I awoke
Christmas morning, ran down the stairs, saw the trains running around the track and was thrilled, only to find our they were cousin Stephens!! I got a Posey Doll instead

After seeing the 1000's of options in the toy store, I found myself thinking, with all that kids could have, we, with less, had more.

What were your favorites as a kid?
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When I was 5, I absolutely, positively wanted Santa to bring me a Chatty Cathy doll, the one where you pulled a string and she talked. That was pretty high tech for 1960! Apparently my parents searched high and low, but somehow managed to find one, and it was one of my most treasured gifts.

I also remember having the original Mr. Potato Head, when you had to use real potatoes! I remember having one of those plates on a stick too.

What I always wanted, but never got, were Legos or other building block toys. My sister and I never had those because they were considered "boys' toys". So we used to amuse ourselves when we visited family friends who had 4 boys, and play with their Legos, Lincoln Logs, train sets, etc....

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Old December 11th, 2006, 09:45 AM
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little toy figures, like army guys, farm people and animals, match box cars and fire crackers; (I grew up with 4 brothers, can you tell?) and we would build little scenarios and blow them up; it kept us outside for hours and hours. We would actually make little concrete houses and buildings, concrete roads and make these elaborate little towns etc (we grew up on a small farm so we had the space to do this)

Someone once bought me a doll and I cried because I liked my brothers' Tonka toys better.
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I don't know that it was a "treasured toy" , but one I certainly remember. I was about 5 years old and got a toy iron that actually plugged in and got HOT ! How crazy was that ??? (1950) I also must have had ready access to scissors as I consistantly cut the hair off every doll I ever had. One was a beautiful Madame Alexander doll, called "The Littlest Angel". This was VERY pre Barbie dolls ! I remember now, my most treasured toy was a life size baby doll that I would make baby clothes for. I think I was 10 or 11. BTW, THAT doll didn't have any hair to begin with !. MG
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I had a Chatty Cathy doll.....I didn't like it, cause my uncle used to call me that all the time.

Any sports equipment was my passion....thank goodness my parents let me persue that route.
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I had a Chatty Cathy doll too, but instead of having her hair all cut off, mine had dots drawn on her skin. I wanted to be a nurse. My mother sent me my childhood stuff before she died, and sure enough, there was those dots. I pulled her string, and she was now speaking a foreign language.

I had one of the original easy bake ovens. It was very hot, and I don't know what they were thinking. I also had one of the first Barbie dolls. My bike was red, and remember the skates we had, with the skate key you wore around your neck on a shoe string?
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I had a Tippy Toes Doll, a red dump truck that really dumped, a blue wagon. I had Licoln logs and Building Bricks. I also had an easy bake oven and a plug in iron. I also had a Tiny Tears doll, that cried and wet.
Later I had Barbies.

We played a lot of board games too.
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I had a Tippy Toes Doll, a red dump truck that really dumped, a blue wagon. I had Licoln logs and Building Bricks. I also had an easy bake oven and a plug in iron. I also had a Tiny Tears doll, that cried and wet.
Later I had Barbies.

We played a lot of board games too.
Lincoln Logs almost forgot about them; thoese were the best. I had four brothers and they each got a set and I would take them alll !!!
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