Old Christmas Toys
Blog Posted:12/3/2013 2:28:00 PM
Now I'm soon to be 66 but you never forget some of the (I know, I know) toys and other gifts you were fortunate enough to get on Christmas. Carrie asked me which ones I got so I'll write the ones I remember. As far as toys--a top, YoYo, jacks, marbles, hula hoop, pick up sticks, green army men, fanner fifty, record player (just a cheap cardboard one)(not complaining), jack-in-the-box, lionel train set, barrel of monkeys, Roy Rogers lunch box (I think I broke the thermos on day one), tinker toys, kaleidoscope, etch-a-sketch, roller skates, silly putty, slinky, bicycle, tiddly winks (never lost to an adult), electric football game (the most frustrating toy ever invented!!), flexible flier sled, tin humming top (I know what you're thinking Frank lol), Mr. potato head, ice skates, hand puppet (Pinocchio-I used to sleep with it and talk to it till I was about 4 which explains much), view master, fort apache (I think my dad bought the display because I remember all the pieces were glued to the base!) Magic 8 ball (I broke it within a year to find out---you know), lincoln logs. Toys I did not get--sea monkeys, chemical set (they were afraid I'd blow up the house), lunar launcher gun (mom valued her lamps etc), Daisy BB gun (you know), erector set??(why not), bozo punching bag, chatty cathy or barbie!?, any kind of camera, whoopee cushion (didn't want to be victims), Games I remember--Yahtzee, Clue, Sorry. Monopoly, Dominoes, Chinese Checkers, Life, Checkers, Chess, Uncle Wiggly, Parcheesi, Battleship, Candyland, Snakes and Ladders. I think my three favorites were My Columbia 26" bike, my Fanner 50 (try buying a toy gun today but maybe we'd be better off--stuff didn't happen then like today), and my Flexible Flier sled. What were yours?