Boy, all these responses are really making the memories come flooding back … I’m gonna have a lot of ear worms today lmao THANKS!!
1. What was your favorite, or one of your favorite, toys as a kid?
You know, it’s hard to say or know if I even had one in particular. I loved my toys. But, I was never attached to any of them I don’t think. I had a pretty good mix of a few toys and an outdoor life where I made my own toys. I loved being outside and building houses (My type of forts) I would make living rooms and kitchens from rocks and wood stumps, old sheets and scrap lumber my Dad had around. So if anything that was my favorite thing to do as a kid. Other than that I loved my little record player that looked like a suitcase. I also loved my miniature doll house that my Dad made for me.
2. Was there a toy you wanted but never got?
Lots! LOL I too am from the Sears Wish Book days. I would check the mail every day just waiting for it and then pour over it for hours. So “Wish” is very appropriate. That’s all it ever was I never had Barbies (My Mother hated them), I always wanted an Easy Bake oven and a rock tumbler to make Jewelry and Barbies Dream House. I was lamenting of never having the oven several years ago and a dear friend actually sent me one. I about fainted LOL … needless to say it wasn’t the same, but it certainly healed an old, childhood wound
3. Are there any “kid’s toys” that you still play with?
There are lots of kids in my life … so yes. I play with plenty of kids toys When there are no kids around though … no I don’t.
4. What’s your current favorite board game?
I don’t really have one anymore. I like to play Yahtzee and play card games. I love Monopoly and always will … but I am far too competitive. I’m like Rose on the Golden Girls. Mild mannered, sweet and a little dumb at times … but when it comes to winning a game … I’ll cut you!
I’ve said it many times … after the great Monopoly incident of '85 no one will play with me anymore
5. Are there any toys from your childhood that you wish they’d bring back?
Not really … but I’m from the era of banned toys I had Jarts, Clackers, Creepy Crawlers … hey they toughened you up. Nothing says fun like the threat of impaling, broken wrists, a chipped tooth or 3rd degree burns!
I really enjoyed the fun little games of my youth though. Kerplunk, Pick up Sticks, Jacks, Dominoes, Etch-a-Sketch and my Yo-Yo etc.
BONUS: Share a YouTube link to a toy commercial from your youth.