Toys From our Past!!!

@slickcut (8141)
United States
February 11, 2008 1:10pm CST
I often think of toys that i use to have when i was a kid that meant so much to me..I remember back then girls played with dolls a lot longer than they do now days..We still had dolls at age 10 and 11 years old,some even older..I remember that i wanted a doll one year,i think i must have been around 10 years old it was called " The Saucey Walker Doll" she walked when you held her hand,she had the pasted hair and i wanted it so bad..My mom baby sit children and she took her money and bought me that doll..I believe it cost $15.00 which was a lot back then,my mom got her at Sears and Robuck..That doll stands out in my memory because i loved her so much..Another doll that i feel in love with was "Little Lou Lou" we had stopped at a dime store and that doll was there,and i wanted it so bad,daddy said i did not need it,but i remember i cried so hard and being a daddy's girl, I got it after a lot of crying..Oh how i loved that doll..I was not a kid that got a toy and then threw it down..When i did get a toy I loved it with all my heart,i can sometimes remember how that love for that toy felt...Did you have favorite toys that you loved? Did any of you keep your dolls from your childhood?Guys did you keep your toy,your favorite toy...Please share with us your favorite toys and your feeling toward your toys from your past....
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@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
12 Feb 08
I had a Baby Tears and loved her. My sister had a Chatty Cathy. But those were the only "name brand" dolls. But Candyland board game - it was the best! They have just changed it so much now, that they feeling is gone for me! I play it still with my GD's but like the original monopoly - just isn't the same! I went to an exhibit at a local muesum and they had a toy event and showed all the "old" toys...some still today but differnet of course, but they had so many for "back in the day". It was so much fun to see all the old friends again! My GD thought I was nuts when I saw an original CandyLand board game on display..and squealed! I had one for my daughter which was the same as mine, but now for GD, it is differnet (that was about 5 years ago) and the board has changed again since then!
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
12 Feb 08
Oh yes i remember baby tears, then they had tiny tears before that one..Chatty cathy was great...They had the Miss Beasley doll but you may not remember that one..Candyland was the game back then, we had so much fun with that one,and monopoly...I hgave still seen some of these old toys in antique shops but they were so cheap then and now everthing is differebt....I played pick up sticks, and jacks.....Everything is different now--- so sad! ps: they had a Betsy Wetsy doll to,you fed her a bottle and she tee teed.
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@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
12 Feb 08
I loved pick up sticks! Mom loved them tooa s they were the perfect thing to declog the little drain hole in the freezers on defrost day - back before, long before frost free freezers!
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
12 Feb 08
well the little pick up sticks way back were little thin wood,now i noticed they make them from plastic..
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@dragon54u (31651)
• United States
12 Feb 08
What a great topic! I've enjoyed the responses so far. My favorite toys were the red and yellow wooden bricks that my Grandma had at her house. My brother and I would spend hours building cities and pyramids, and in the summer we'd populate the city with locust shells that they left on the trees. We'd take the blocks out to the slate slab just outside the cellar door and make mud mounds to plant "trees" (sticks, etc) in so that our city would look nice and use more sticks and string to make cars and people. Tinkertoys were great, too, and bingo and tiddlywinks. I didn't play much with dolls, it was too sedate an activity for me! I rode my bike and played baseball with the boys but I did have a couple of dolls. I just didn't know what to do with them! I liked best the hollyhock dolls my grandpa taught me to make with hollyhock blossoms, buds and toothpicks. One thing that was almost as good as the wooden bricks was a puzzle Mom got us. All the states were individual pieces of the puzzle--we'd mix them up, get out the plastic soldiers and battle for states! That's how I learned my U.S. map, the state names and capitols, by having fun and not knowing I was learning.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
12 Feb 08
I loved your comments...Remember when we made mud pies????????? that was so much fun..I also liked to play house and dress up in my moms cloths and act like a grown up lady..I remember having skates, and a skate key,they don't have skate keys now..i remember my first bike,i was so excited..It was a "western flyer" from western auto", i rode that thing up and down the side walks back then we had sidewalks..we did not ride in the streets...like they do now....My Mom had a collection of dolls for me.They were in square packages with a clear front where you could see the doll.She would buy one and we hung them on the wall,they were dolls from all around the world...they were dressed in the type clothing that fit their nation...I cannot remember what happened to all those dolls....
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@dragon54u (31651)
• United States
12 Feb 08
lol! Those were the days..yep, mud pies and playing king of the hill on dirt mounds, bikes on sidewalks and skate keys. It was so much fun! Our moms would send us out to play, call us for lunch then we'd be out till supper--in the summer, that is--then hide and seek after dark in the yard! I wish it was as simple now. I raised my two boys in the country--if you could call the desert "country"--and they didn't know anything about nintendo or hostess snack cakes or other junk till they were in pre-school. I taught them to make mud pies! It's so much fun having children! :-)
• India
12 Feb 08
When I was small, soft toys were unheard of in India. We mostly had the Barbie-type hard dolls and accessories or rag-dolls. Most of my toys are of course gone now but somehow one survived. It is a dog, standing on both legs, short arms outstretched, with a cap and matching pants and with the tongue sticking out and huge eyes. It is a soft toy and a gift from Dad. I loved it, I used to take to bed with me every night. Its sides have become frayed but it now occupies pride of place in my drawing room and even my son knows never to play with it. Its after all, one of the few childhood mementoes I have.
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
12 Feb 08
Oh yes those old toys make a great mememto..i do wish i had some of mine back.....Hubby has a teddy bear that his dad bought him the day he was born.It is a little beaten up but we keep it in a special place as well, no one is allowed to play with it....
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• United States
11 Feb 08
I am much like you Slickcut, I really enjoyed my dolls very much. I made up whole fantasy world with them, as I was often a lonely child. One toy I got for Christmas really sticks out and that was a Barbie fashion show, and of course who could forget their easy bake oven!
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
11 Feb 08
I wasn't the only child but when i was born all my siblings were grown so i was raised alone,and it is lonely for such a child.I to build a wholw world around my dolls and toys...Easy bake ovens were not out when i was a child yet...
@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
12 Feb 08
I still play some old school toys even today. I can't particularly find my really old ones since they got lost out of misplacement. I really love playing my Yoyos as well as the old school tops since I somehow know their histories which originated here in our country ^_^ Now, whenever I get to buy a toy, even though I'm already big, I always keep their boxes and set them aside whenever I'm done using them. I intend for them to last long enough for younger kids around our family could still see ^_^
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
12 Feb 08
That is so awesome that you still have some of your toys..I wish i had mine, you know we really are not sentimental until we get older then there are many things we wish we had kelp...i remember yo yo's , my dad use to buy those and he was still playing with them in his 60's...What about polo,you know the little paddle and ball you would paddle the ball in the air and see how long you could keep it there?Oh i think it is great that you are big and still buy toys.i like that...
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
12 Feb 08
I think I played that game before that you mentioned but, called differently. Another similar game like that we use to play would be "sipa" in which without using our hands, we should juggle the sipa for as long as the decided count is required. If the "it" gets to juggle the sipa after a player's turn, that player would become the "it" of the game..
@ajithlal (14605)
• India
12 Feb 08
I also loved toys and used to think about the toys. I had a cute doll, which I got when I was one year old till I was around 25 years old. I kept most of my toys with me until I grow up and finally gave it to other small kids. Sometimes I think it is really fun to be a child. I love toys especially dolls very much.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
12 Feb 08
oh yes and we always treasured our toys, unlike kids of today, they have so much,we use to have so much fun with so little...
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@nyumix (1661)
• Belgium
12 Feb 08
I don't really have lots of toys from the past that I like so much. But I do have a pillow which I always need to bring everywhere I go, even until I was in college.
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
12 Feb 08
oh a pillow is great, you can keep something like that forever...that is a great past memento,,,,
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