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#256260 - 11/11/07 06:48 PM Christmas Past
lil'red Offline
Yup, that special time of the year is fast approaching. I know this because the adverts have started on tv.

So. I have no offspring, so I don't really know what they are into these days. But I was recalling the things I got for Christmas as a kid and got to wondering if they are still on the market, have they been updated or forgotten?

1)View master...........still around?
2)Shaker Maker.......Pour the special liquid into a mold and "you shake it up" You would remove the mold after a short time and you could add hair for a troll doll or a purse or such for a girl. It hardened and then you could paint after it. I have not seen one since my childhood.
3)Creepy Crawlies.......I saw it advertised the other day. You make your own jelly like insects by pouring colored liquid into a mold.

What are some of the things you had as a child that your child will not see? What are some of the things that have come back after decades?

#256282 - 11/11/07 10:15 PM Re: Christmas Past [Re: lil'red]
Rykat Offline
here's a couple of "pithy" recollections of yesteryears.
in-school: 4th or 5th(or 12th) grade sitting in the back of the classroom with a box of rubber bands.
home: rolling the play-doh into golf ball size blobs dip em in mom's gravy and place in dogs bowl.
I'm sure I could come up with more poignant memories but....
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#256294 - 11/11/07 11:56 PM Re: Christmas Past [Re: Rykat]
Nova Offline
Hmmmm... Newborn Baby Tenderlove, Hang On Harvey, Super Slider Sno Skates, Barrel of Monkeys, that blonde haired doll whose pony tail could go long or short by pushing a button or turning a knob....

And Christmas candy... big purple boxes of Ganong chocolates, ribbon candy, chicken bones, satin mix, turkish delight...geeze, my teeth ache just thinking about it! smirk
It's never too late to have a happy childhood!

#256296 - 11/12/07 12:00 AM Re: Christmas Past [Re: Nova]
elbert Offline
Merrymobile ( a circular ice cream truck)
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#256309 - 11/12/07 02:54 AM Re: Christmas Past [Re: elbert]
Rykat Offline
Merrymobile? hahahahaahahahahahaahahahaahahahaha laugh laugh laugh laugh !
GOP - The Party of Lincoln.

#256312 - 11/12/07 03:19 AM Re: Christmas Past [Re: Rykat]
TIMO Offline
lionel trains...
tonka trucks....
erector set......
g.i. joe....
g.i.joe w/kung fu grip...
easy bake oven...
monkeys in-a-barrel???

for rykat, paper airplanes w/dress pin in the nose.
way better than rubber bands.

creepy crawlers??? we made them into fishing lures... just inserted a hook into the mold.

#256314 - 11/12/07 03:38 AM Re: Christmas Past [Re: TIMO]
lil'red Offline
Cut out dolls that you could create a static when you rubbed her clothes on her and they would stick without the folding tabs.
The Slinky
Charm bracelets
That pink dough like stuff that came in an egg........what was it called?

#256317 - 11/12/07 03:54 AM Re: Christmas Past [Re: lil'red]
DitchDocDiver Offline
silly puddy
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#256319 - 11/12/07 04:26 AM Re: Christmas Past [Re: DitchDocDiver]
Nova Offline
Silly Putty - the smell!!!!!! smile
It's never too late to have a happy childhood!

#256320 - 11/12/07 04:38 AM Re: Christmas Past [Re: Nova]
Islenutt Offline
Chatty Kathy doll. Blonde for me. Brunette for my sister.

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