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Favorite childhood toys and youthful memories

By Mr68

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#6301 40 days ago

Tan lines are always a plus!

#6302 40 days ago

No one probably can forget her. When I was in third grade catholic school my friend had an older sister who was the spitting image of her.

A little later in life I had a girlfriend who was looked just like the late Dorothy Stratton.

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#6303 40 days ago

I remember watching “Star 80”, a movie about Dorothy Stratton’s life and death. Sad story.

#6304 39 days ago
Quoted from swampfire:

I remember watching “Star 80”, a movie about Dorothy Stratton’s life and death. Sad story.

Eric Roberts sure played a very convincing bad ass in that movie.

#6305 39 days ago

Acting is cool. I just now learned this actor is dead. I liked him.

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#6306 38 days ago
Quoted from Azmodeus:

Acting is cool. I just now learned this actor is dead. I liked him. [quoted image]

I didn't know he was dead, either.

Now, who is he? Or who was he? is probably a better way to ask the question?

#6307 38 days ago

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0620756/?ref_=tt_ov_st

Jack nance.

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#6308 38 days ago
Quoted from swampfire:

I remember watching “Star 80”, a movie about Dorothy Stratton’s life and death. Sad story.

I had the hots for Mariel Hemingway and badgered my 2 buddies into going to see it....my god, they ragged on me about that for YEARS. I was never able to choose another movie lol.

#6309 38 days ago
Quoted from Azmodeus:

Acting is cool. I just now learned this actor is dead. I liked him. [quoted image]

Oh man, that reminded me of my favorite Jack Nance scene. I need to watch this movie again tonight.

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#6310 38 days ago

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#6311 38 days ago
Quoted from EdisonArcade:

Fisher Price Toys

I had SIX of the toys on that list! It's missing the clock though

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#6312 38 days ago

We had several of those that are pictured including the car garage, record player, and barn.

#6313 38 days ago

Don't you know the battery people had to hate F-P.

#6314 38 days ago

I remember playing with this old version of the Fisher-Price cash register when I was in pre-school about 60 years ago. I also banged out some tunes on their xylophone.

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#6315 38 days ago
Quoted from mooch:

I remember playing with this old version of the Fisher-Price cash register when I was in pre-school about 60 years ago. I also banged out some tunes on their xylophone.
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One time when I was three I was on the back patio of our house and was hitting on the xylophone and also had the fisher-price record player going and a snake started coming towards me in the garden right next to the patio. I yelled snake and my mom and the neighbors who were in the backyard of the house behind us came running and they hacked the snake up. It is one of my most vivid earliest memories.
One of the neighbor kids took the snake to school for show and tell.

#6316 38 days ago
Quoted from DCFAN:

I was three and on our back patio hitting on the xylophone when a snake started coming towards me.

I was waiting for the part where you killed the snake with the xylophone mallet like a young Indiana Jones.

#6317 37 days ago
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#6318 37 days ago
Quoted from mooch:

That reminds me of the 2-cent “Swiss Warbler” bird whistles they used to sell at a penny candy shop near my school in the 60s. I never understood the instructions, so I would just blow on the tiny cellophane reed to make sounds, much like a grass blade.
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This one was pretty cool. The little red pill in the corner contained some powdered substance to give it friction. Maybe alum?
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#6319 37 days ago
Quoted from onemoresean:

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I have never seen these pigs. And I don't speak French. ????

#6320 37 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

I have never seen these pigs. And I don't speak French. ????

It’s called Pass the Pigs
Here’s one from eBay.

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#6321 37 days ago

When I was a kid, my friend's parents had a car with power seats and a TV with a remote control. I thought they were RICH. We would sit in his car and pretend to be astronauts, playing with the seat controls. Good times.

#6322 37 days ago
Quoted from onemoresean:

It’s a game called Pass the Pigs.

Quoted from cottonm4:

I have never seen those pigs.

I've never seen those pigs before either.
But I do remember one day back in July of 2007 when I did see pigs fly in Bloomington, Illinois.

#6323 37 days ago
Quoted from swampfire:

When I was a kid, my friend's parents had a car with power seats and a TV with a remote control. I thought they were RICH. We would sit in his car and pretend to be astronauts, playing with the seat controls. Good times.

Nice! My Dad got "company cars" for a while during my youth, and I'll never forget the best one: 1977 Lincoln Continental.
We were middle class, and the other car was a Pinto station wagon. We wore the Grease soundtrack out in that thing! Thought we were 'in the theater'.
White with red leather

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#6324 37 days ago
Quoted from EdisonArcade:

and the other car was a Pinto station wagon

My dad had that exact same Pinto, but with 1 blue door on the driver’s side. Lol.

#6325 37 days ago
Quoted from EdisonArcade:

Nice! My Dad got "company cars" for a while during my youth, and I'll never forget the best one: 1977 Lincoln Continental.
We were middle class, and the other car was a Pinto station wagon. We wore the Grease soundtrack out in that thing! Thought we were 'in the theater'.
White with red leather
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I had a dove gray ‘77 Mark V. Drove it for 10 years. Loved everything about it except for the 11 miles per gallon. A 700 mile round trip was $100.00 of gas.

Then I got a Honda and it was about $25.00 worth of gas for same trip.

But man, that Lincoln floated down the highway.

#6326 36 days ago

I see they have sanitized Pass the Pigs. There used to be a position called Makin' Bacon...

#6327 36 days ago
Quoted from DanQverymuch:

There used to be a position called Makin' Bacon...

Here’s a shot of the box from a 1980s release of Pass the Pigs. A buddy of mine used to have this game.

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#6328 36 days ago
Quoted from swampfire:

My dad had that exact same Pinto, but with 1 blue door on the driver’s side. Lol.

I always thought the Pinto was a nice looking body style. And I have always liked station wagons. I never drove one, but always thought they looked nice.

I never was a big fan of the Maverick, but bought one while in the car biz. It was a nice driving car. I was impressed.

#6329 36 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

I always thought the Pinto was a nice looking body style. And I have always liked station wagons. I never drove one, but always thought they looked nice.
I never was a big fan of the Maverick, but bought one while in the car biz. It was a nice driving car. I was impressed.

My mom had a Mercury Bobcat which was the same car as the Pinto, it really wasn't a bad car. My brother also had a Maverick but it was a rust bucket when he got it.

I am still a fan of the Mustang II and wouldn't mind finding a nice one some day.

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#6330 36 days ago
Quoted from HFK:

My mom had a Mercury Bobcat which was the same car as the Pinto, it really wasn't a bad car. My brother also had a Maverick but it was a rust bucket when he got it.
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I forgot about the Mercury Bobcat. My girlfriend at the time had a green Bobcat hatchback. It was a reliable car for her.

There is a yellow Mustang II sitting in a yard one half block from my GF's house. Several years ago, it was protected while sitting in a garage at another location and now it is covered with a tarp.

Is is just a base Mustang II. Florida is a long ways away. But it could probably be had easily enough.

If you get interested, I can do some asking.
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I have always admired this one from Chevrolet. I know. I know. Unsafe at any speed. But Corvairs are fun to drive ( as long as you can keep that 20 foot fan belt under control ). The Yenko Stingers were pretty snappy.

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#6331 36 days ago
Quoted from swampfire:

It’s a what?!

That could be why some people

Quoted from HFK:

My mom had a Mercury Bobcat which was the same car as the Pinto, it really wasn't a bad car. My brother also had a Maverick but it was a rust bucket when he got it.
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I have a buddy that has one with a boss 302 in it. He would sell it for the right price. It does need restoration but the body is in great shape.

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#6333 33 days ago

I miss seeing these everywhere as a kid. The rubber band ones were awesome. I had one of the big styrofoam planes but it lasted less than an hour after too many crashes.

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#6334 33 days ago
Quoted from dmacy:

I miss seeing these everywhere as a kid. The rubber band ones were awesome. I had one of the big styrofoam planes but it lasted less than an hour after too many crashes.
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Those were cheap when I was a kid.

#6335 33 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Those were cheap when I was a kid.

Actually still not too bad! https://www.guillow.com/BalsaToyAirplanes.aspx

Not 10¢ but not enough not to get them for the grandkids and one for "stock". <G>

///Rich

#6336 33 days ago

Yeah Rich, they’re not too bad.

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#6337 33 days ago

I found this tonight in a box of my old stuff. These caused quite a “stir” in the late 70’s because they could be used to take certain powdered drugs! The spoon end was replaced with a flat blade.

I just recall it did a really good job of stirring my coffee.
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#6338 33 days ago
Quoted from tullster:

I found this tonight in a box of my old stuff. These caused quite a “stir” in the late 70’s because they could be used to take certain powdered drugs! The spoon end was replaced with a flat blade.
I just recall it did a really good job of stirring my coffee.
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That little spoon reminded me of a big spoon. My parents had a giant wooden fork and spoon hanging on the wall for decoration in the 70s. I ate a piece of pizza with the fork once as a joke.

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#6339 33 days ago

My parents had this plaque on their wall, which I always thought was appropriate.

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#6340 32 days ago
Quoted from mooch:

I ate a piece of pizza with the fork once as a joke

Egads!
Who eats pizza with a fork.

(my wife)

#6341 32 days ago
Quoted from mooch:

That little spoon reminded me of a big spoon. My parents had a giant wooden fork and spoon hanging on the wall for decoration in the 70s. I ate a piece of pizza with the fork once as a joke.
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Did you ever see the episode of Everybody Loves Raymond about his parents and a set like that that they had had since the were first married?

#6342 32 days ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Egads!
Who eats pizza with a fork.

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#6343 32 days ago

Anybody else waste maybe a little too much time labeling your cassette tapes?

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#6344 32 days ago

Damn. Lots of quality there, Rezdog.

#6345 32 days ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

Did you ever see the episode of Everybody Loves Raymond about his parents and a set like that that they had had since the were first married?

Hate to admit it but mom and step dad were smokers and when we moved the pictures to paint the inside of the house it looked just like that. Lol

#6346 32 days ago
Quoted from mooch:

...I ate a piece of pizza with the fork once as a joke.
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Eating pizza even with a regular sized fork is a joke! At least it is here in NY and NJ.

///Rich

#6347 32 days ago

Mr. Pitt

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#6348 32 days ago

I can remember holding a spoon this way to eat my cereal when I was a little kid. Then one morning my Dad showed me how to hold it like a grownup.

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#6349 32 days ago

Remember these funny can-shaped Wizzzers? I think I found pics of all the different ones. Why is there a Kool-Aid one? Kool-Aid in a can?

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#6350 31 days ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Egads!
Who eats pizza with a fork.
(my wife)

I will if I have to. There is rarely shame in the way the magic pizza cheese enters my mouth.

Pizza!

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