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  •  So many toys, so many memories (1+ / 0-)
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    Some toys I remember from childhood were a nurse's uniform complete with cap and cape, a Barbie that went expeditions and wore strapless dresses made of glass cozies, a Cootie game where we stuck the parts in every hole but the intended one,  Lincoln logs and Tinker toys, a Wham-o Magic Window and  toy iron that really heated up.  We also had tons of toy cars.  Sometimes we'd pile quilts on the bed to make a mountain to drive the cars on.  One particular car we liked was the Crashmobile.  We'd also make corrals for marble "horses" out of belts.  Yes, I know that sounds dumb.

    When we were going through things at my parent's house after our mom died, I found something I had loved playing with even though it came out of a cereal box. It was a little plastic Pluto that originally had a very small ball attached to his nose so he'd walk across your desk at school. We also found my dad's old Flash Gordon ray gun.  It's not in great shape, but would be valuable if it was.

    One of the toys I always wanted, but never had was a panel and girder set so you could make skyscrapers and bridges.  A company makes them now and I'd like to get one one o f these days

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