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Old 05-22-2013, 09:12 AM   #1
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Default Cool stuff we had as kids

Cleaning out the house I grew in for the last time go me nostalgic.

I had all of these Aurora classic monster models, but Godzilla







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Also had a really cool bellows powered rocket launcher that launched hard rubber rockets though a plastic tube a long long ways up---or horizontally with proper positioning and help.....it was apparently taken off the market almost immediately. Have not ever been able to find a picture or any other info on the internet about it.
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I was given an empty major appliance box to play with.

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the creature from the black lagoon was my favorite!
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Old 12-24-2014, 03:33 PM   #4
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I grew up in a religious household, not much in the way of gifting.... But it was a. the depression, then b.the second world war, and we were European...

Which didn't stop us from every physical activity.Sleds, skate, roller skates, boys bikes, all hand me downs. Rollers on a board, pre what they do now on skateboards, srollers under wooden boxes, stilts, and plenty of imagination. Ropes for jumping, chalk for sidewalk games, marbles, jacks, coloring books, paper dolls. (no baby dolls in my case, I'm not all that maternal) libraries for books, the radio. I guess I was a tom boy. Swimming and diving in the summer months at the public school. scholerships, ballet... We woke up and were active all day long except in school. softball, handball, sand sculpting. Art, art and more art. Museum going, N.Y Times reading. Magazines were boring then.

No one ever was bored. If anyone ever mentioned such a thing they were put to work.
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Best gift ever was an exquisitely well crafted and detailed deerskin change purse in the form of a rather cartoonish mouse. It was orange, yellow, red, and brown. Something like this nowadays made for kids would be sloppily put together. I just marveled at the craftsmanship and ran my hands forever over the meltingly soft leather.
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