Saturday, February 26, 2011

Toys: 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History

Geneabloggers is hosting 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2011) that invite genealogists and others to record memories and insights about their own lives for future descendants.

I am four weeks behind on these posts but I am hoping to catch up.  I am making my own schedule here.  I decided to do Toys first.

 I am going to start with the last toy I received.  It was a Ginny doll it came out a couple of years before the Barbie doll and I really wanted a Barbie doll.  My Mom told me I could not have one, as I was getting to old for dolls.  We were moving to Florida so I was 11 1/2 years old.  Of course she was right.  Ginny had her own little traveling case for her and her cloths.   

Some of the other toys I enjoyed included a bike, red rubber balls, jacks, Lego's, and roller skates with a key
The game we played with the red rubber ball was called 7 up.  You bounced it against a wall and as you counted up the ball had to bounce that many times.  We might have clapped for each bounce under our legs or something, not sure on that part. 

My Mom and I used to play jacks together sometimes.  We would sit on the kitchen floor or basement to play.  I learned how to roller skate in our finished basement in Whitestone, New York and the next day I went to a Brownie skating party and did the Hokie Pokie on roller skates.
 One unusual toy I had was a toy typewriter very much like this one pictured here.  I am not sure if this one made it to Florida.

I also liked clay and Playdough, I remember when that came out.  It was fun and I still liked the smell of it. 

1 comment:

  1. Mary, making your own schedule is just fine. I say so! Thank you for participating in the 52-week series.