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Stealing all my brother's toys. That sure was a sign of things to come.
By: LL Cool Joe on December 12, 2014
I remember my first pair of skis. I was just 3 at the time and it's my earliest memory.
By: Daniel LaFrance on December 12, 2014
too cute! :)
By: TexWisGirl on December 12, 2014
i loved my etchasketch.
By: TexWisGirl on December 12, 2014
Cowboys and ...? Sometimes it was other cowboys, sometimes we played soldier instead, but it was always some kind of game of aggression.
By: Uncle Skip on December 12, 2014
My memory's not what it used to be, but I DO remember my favorite game!! It was...who's calling, please?
By: fishducky on December 12, 2014
Don't feel too badly about it, i can't really grow anything to save my life, either. As for toys, i preferred, once i learned to read, books. Not too many toys could pry me from them.
By: mimi on December 12, 2014
I liked tag, and I liked Cowboys and Indians. I also liked dodgeball, but we only played that when teachers organized it. What I hated was team sports.
By: Snowbrush on December 12, 2014
We weren't allowed to have TV--Mom said we would quit communicating--so kick the can was the favorite outside, poker inside.
By: Akansas Patti on December 12, 2014
Board games! I really liked monopoly.
By: red on December 12, 2014
Hide and seek, I think. I was a great tree climber and could disappear high among the branches and leaves.
By: Catalyst on December 12, 2014
A tie, between Operation! and Feeley Meeley.
By: Val on December 12, 2014
My favorite toys - if you can call them toys - were books. My mother used to yell at me for always having my nose in a book. I'd yell back at her that I was probably the only kid in the world who got yelled at for reading. LOL.
By: Pixel Peeper on December 12, 2014
I never knew the origins of Mr Potato head until I read this .Potatoes smell HORRIBLE when they rot---can you imagine the stench the poor parents had to deal with? Another GREAT post, Stephen!!
By: marcia @ Menopausal Mother on December 12, 2014
I would've guessed the Slinky. I had no idea the first Mr. Potato Heads were actual potatoes! I remember hula hoops, Play-doh, Klackers (the sound designed to drive parents insane), Barrel of Monkeys, Candyland, and Shoots & Ladders. Thanks for bringing back good memories!
By: Lexa Cain on December 13, 2014
Oh, I loved my original Mr. Potato Head. Was so disappointed when the new one came out and included that plastic potato. And now I have the song looping in my head: "You put it in the eyes, you put in the nose, you put in the mouth and away it goes." And I can't find the commercial that used that song!
By: Mitchell is Moving on December 13, 2014
I beg to differ about the taste of Play-Doh!
By: Jerry E. Beuterbaugh on December 13, 2014
My favorite game? I remember playing Parcheesi with my parents, loved Clue as a teenager, thought Monopoly should have been called Monotony- but favorite? Loved playing with blocks- could do that for hours- but that's not a game. I guess my favorite would be the card game Hearts! I loved playing that game- especially when I would "shoot the moon" and beat all the adults playing. Cheers!
By: Kathe W. on December 13, 2014
Oh, don't sell Play-Doh short. A nice salad, a little ketchup, some fava beans, and a bottle of chianti... Voila! You're throwing up. On the other hand, I'll have a potato.
By: Al Penwasser on December 14, 2014
I still love Mr. Potato Head and the jingle: "I made you, you know it's true. Mr. Potato Head, I made you!" Loved the Lite bright even more, though.
By: Robyn Engel on December 14, 2014
I was more of a book/comic type. Although I did like potatoes in all their guises for their tasty, filling ways............
By: John on December 15, 2014
Aside from baseball, I'd have to say "Flashlight". Our version of hide and seek as kids. You had to scour the neighborhood, turn a light on some kid and shout his name. Then he joined you as a team member to find the others!
By: Michael Manning on December 18, 2014
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