Monday, April 30, 2007

A Memory Meme

Nan at life is like a lunchbox has tagged me. She's started a Mr. Linky about your favorite toys as a child. Click on over there to check it out and join us in our walk down memory lane. Because Nan tagged me, I had to think real hard and dust the cobwebs off certain portions of my brain to remember what toys I enjoyed as a child. I had fun going through some old pics for this post, too.

One of the first things I remember are the books that were read to me or that I read a lot myself. One was The Poky Little Puppy. I don't have the book anymore, but I found this picture on ebay.
Another book I remember is The Three Little Kittens. I still have the actual book I read as a child and my children enjoy it as much as I did. They especially love it when our friend, Mr. Larry recites it to them from memory.

I remember that I loved to play with dolls. I especially remember a doll given to me by my paternal grandparents for Christmas. It had dark brown hair and a pretty yellow dress. I don't think this is the actual Christmas and doll, but obviously I asked for a new doll more than one Christmas.
I had and enjoyed one of these. And I bought one not long after my oldest was born so they could enjoy it too. Tupperware still sells these.
And in the fischer-price department, I have very fond memories of the castle....
and the house....
I know my mother still has the castle and I think the house too. I grin just looking at these pics, because I remember how much fun my siblings and I had with these.

Last, but not least, I have lots of memories of our swing set and pool. When my dad got the swing set, he thought it would be easy to assemble. Somehow, it took a lot more time and frustration than he expected. That's why, on the day he assembled it and this picture was taken, it was dark by the time he was finished, he has a stressed look on his face and the instructions in his hands.
We did a lot of playing on this swing set including sliding down the slide into our little pool. Here's my dad again. Apparently the day's work (yard work, painting?) had made him hot and sweaty (not surprising since we were living in the humid south at the time) and he jumped in clothes (and socks) and all!
I hope reading this post has sent you on a fond trip down memory lane. If so, sign Nan's Mr. Linky and take her up on her challenge to
"find and share some pictures of your favorite childhood toys, places to visit or games. You can post just the pictures or you can post a story (or two or three) with the picture(s). ..this will prove to be a really fun meme, especially if (you)... go scouring (your) memory boxes or the internet for pictures.


Nan said...

Thanks for joining in Leah! This was fun to read. :^D

JennaG said...

Oh, I love the toys you have listed. I loved Poky Puppy, the tupperware ball-(we have one), but that house--Oh, how I loved playing with that--don't think I had one though. I don't have a scanner, so I don't know if I'll play--I could probably find some toys online. Great post.

Kenj said...

You and I must be the same age! I had those toys, too!

DeAnn said...

Hey Leah! Loved the toys. Especially the Fisher p house. I played with that a lot. And loved the pic with your dad in the dark with the instructions. That's a classic! My kids go right to the castle at mom's house. She got all "new" horses because we wore their legs off.
DeAnn (yes, the very one.)