Saturday, January 11, 2014

The Book of Me, Written by You ~ Prompt 17 ~ Toys and Games


I am participating in Julie Goucher's activity:


This week’s prompt ~ Prompt 17 ~ Toys and Games

Can you remember your first toy, or game?
Do you still have it?
Who did you play with?
Did you play board games?
Have you inherited any of your family games & toys?
Share some pictures if you would like to!

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I do not remember my first toy, which makes me feel sad. Does this mean it wasn't important? Does it mean I was given to much as a child? Does it mean I do not have a good memory? Maybe it is a bit of all of this?

The reason it makes me sad is that I know for a fact my dad remembers his first toy. It was a special gift that meant a lot to him. Back in those days they didn't have a lot of toys like the kids do now. 

I can not think of a single photo of me when I was young holding a toy. Of course as I got older I remember games, books, hopscotch, jump rope, and tag. I am sure I had dolls, although I do not remember them. I do remember having a Barbie doll and making clothes for her, but then again, I was much older.


I wonder if one of these was my first toy? I remember my kids having one

My mother never saved much of anything. If it was not good, throw it out! That was her motto! I do not have anything saved from when I was a child, except my christening dress. I am grateful I have that! 

My mother did save a large stuffed lion she kept on her bed from the time my younger sister was born. It became decades old. I wonder why that was so important to her to save for so long? I have no idea what happened to it after she passed away.

Photos were taken of me when I was very young, but then my dad started using a movie camera. I have copies of all of the movies he has taken over the years, but photos are harder to come by. I have photos once again when I start using my own camera, when I was about twelve or thirteen. I haven't watched all of the movies in quite some time. If there is a film of me with toys I will add to this post. If I do add anything, I will post that I made an update. The only thing I remember playing with in the movies though…was my dog, Skippy. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts! 



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