Etch a Sketch
GI Joe with the Kung Fu Grip
Barbie and Ken Dolls
Easy Bake Oven
Chinese Jump Rope
Wow, remember when these toys and games kept our attention for hours on end? We learned how to cook with a light bulb; steady our grips pretending to operate on a strange little man; kept in shape jumping rope and hula hooping and played house all day long with Ken and Barbie.
Watching a Slinky descend the stairs and pressing Silly Putty against cartoon comics newsprint to stretch their images or playing Rock em Sock em Robots with fists flying, boxing until one of their heads popped up, those were the good old days!
Mr. Potato Head was cool with his black mustache and Raggedy Ann was fly in her multi-colored dress, and Twister had you in knots; butts in faces and funky feet in holey socks – wow what a great way to spend a Saturday with your family and friends!
However, there was one game that I never played and that was marbles. It was a game of skill played mostly by boys who didn’t let us learn and only recently read about the Marble State Champion who was from Delaware in 1950 – did you know about Tilton Holt?
If not, click here to read more about Tilton who passed away on August 18th at the age of 79.
What was your favorite childhood toy or game?
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