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Friday, January 27, 2012

Toys from the Past

This is a very ancient photograph. It is actually a black and white image that my mother colored with special, transparent oil paints.

Yes, there was a time when there was less color in the world. No color television and no color photographs, but we did without.

That's me on the right. I don't look very happy, but I do remember loving that toy. I remember the name of it--Golden Arrow. I do not remember my brother's little firetruck--probably because he never allowed me to sit in it. :^)

Toys were a lot simpler back in those days. I had dolls, a doll house, and a tea set. My brother had trains and guns, but I played with those, too. He was a cowboy, I was a cowgirl. I made boiled potatoes on my little play stove. He was Davy Crockett with his coonskin cap. He was Superman and broke his arm when he jumped off the porch. I was not as daring.

Do you remember what your favorite toys were when you were young?


Erin O'Riordan said...

Dolls were always my favorite - I had a lot of Barbie dolls, the female Thundercats and the few female G.I. Joes that they made in the '80s. I went through a pony phase, too, when I had a lot of colorful My Little Pony toys. I also had a lot of flocked plastic animals with little outfits and a doll house for them.

Penelope Marzec said...

I liked dolls, too--though Barbie wasn't invented until I was almost past the doll stage. My daughters enjoyed the My Little Pony stuff. We probably still have those in the attic. Only one daughter went on to actually like real horses. :^)