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Friday, October 1, 2010

Flashback Friday

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What toys do you remember from your childhood? What did you like to do to entertain yourself? Did you mostly play inside or outside? Did you ride a bike all over the neighborhood? Play baseball in the backyard? Basketball in the driveway? Did you have to "get permission" to play at a friend's house, or were you and your friends back and forth between houses all the time? If you had siblings, was there a distinction between your toys and theirs? Did you "inherit" any toys from older siblings? What were the "fad" or "must-have" toys of your generation? Did you parents buy them? Was there a toy you always wanted and never got to have?

Yes, I had a Chatty Cathy doll and yes, that was also one of my nicknames.  I guess I talked all the time.  I guess I still do. hahaha  I loved this doll, until I left it laying on the garage floor and my dad ran over it. 

I loved playing jacks.

And I remember having this style of skate and skating around and around in circles in our garage singing.

I know I had lots of other dolls and toys, but these are the specific things I remember.  I know we spent hours and hours outside playing on the swingset and in the sandbox and riding bikes, etc.  We spent most of the time outside in the summer.  I also remember from time to time we'd get a big appliance box of some type and we'd spend days and weeks playing in that box.  We'd make submarines and all kinds of stuff with a box.    I also spent lots of time playing with my dolls and pretending I was the mommy.  And we used to play church too.  We'd use the staircase as the pews and someone would preach and someone would take up the offering.  We had a blast!  I really don't remember ever being bored as a child.  May have been.  Guess I'd have to ask my mom that question.  But with 5 kids, there was almost always someone to play with.

9 comments:

  1. I wouldn't dare put on a pair of skates now, but I'll play you in jacks!

    Enjoyed your memories, as always!

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  2. Oh I loved the skates. With a key. Somehow having that key made you feel important and grown up : )

    Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. Cathy, I forgot--I loved those skates too! Hard to believe, because I NEVER skate now!

    Did you see my comment about my aversion to Chatty Cathy? LOL!

    Loved your post & your pretty blog! Thanks for commenting on mine.

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  4. Oh yeah...we would occasionally play church, but we played school quite a bit...had our own chalkboard, etc.

    Thanks for stirring up more memories!

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  5. Isn't it funny how when you read someone else's post you think of something else. You will never believe what I ran on to a couple months ago. My key for my skates. And then of course that made me think of Melanie's song "Brand New Key". lolol Enjoyed your memories!
    until next time... nel

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  6. I wanted a Chatty Cathy doll, too. My name is spelled with a K rather than a C (Kathy vs Cathy), and I, too, was nicknamed Chatty Cathy (I guess that should be Chatty Kathy LOL).

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  7. Hi Cathy
    I had skates like that and I played outside all the time too. Your poor doll!
    Have a good weekend.
    Lindsay
    x

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  8. What a way for Chatty Cathy to meet her demise! :)

    My favorite toy was my Mrs. Beasley doll. My mom gave me the collectible anniversary edition several years ago. I have no idea what happened to my original Mrs. Beasley but the newer one is in my curio!

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  9. I love that you played "church." That's one game I don't remember us kids ever playing--probably because we had plenty of experience doing "real" church. When I was little, we belonged to a very small congregation and my family did a lot. We kids helped with the sound system, taking up offering, whatever. And we could always share a testimony during the little time set apart for "open-mic" style testimonies.

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