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Old 06-01-2008, 07:14 PM   #41
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Omg I forgot about my own house I made from a fridge box lol.
I remember I cried cause it rained and ruined my home !
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Old 06-01-2008, 08:11 PM   #42
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Paperdolls. I would sit for hours and cut them out. What a fun memory.
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Old 06-01-2008, 08:18 PM   #43
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Paper Dolls. I would sit for hours and cut them out. What a fun memory.
Thanks for bringing up another cherished memory, JoAnn. I, too, loved paperdolls. I had suit boxes (Anyone remember those?) full of paperdolls. Even had a collection of the Dionne quintuplets paperdolls.

By the time I was about 10-years-old, I began to design my own. I went the whole 9 yards. Clothing, dishes, furniture, everything. I drew, colored, pasted, cut-out for hours and hours. Had a ball!!!!
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Old 06-01-2008, 08:39 PM   #44
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I, too, was a fan of boxes... but we didn't get big boxes often enough to have them consistently available. We did, however, have a barn with hay and straw bales with which we made miles of tunnels and great forts. I don't know if hay/straw qualifies as a childhood "toy", but I know we sure had fun with it.
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Old 06-01-2008, 08:54 PM   #45
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My dad's office was around the corner from a warehouse for a large appliance store in Long Beach back then. He would have lunch at the corner diner and became good friends with many that worked there. I was very lucky and would get them (large boxes) quite often!

God, life was so simple back then!
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Old 06-01-2008, 09:08 PM   #46
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My dad's office was around the corner from a warehouse for a large appliance store in Long Beach back then. He would have lunch at the corner diner and became good friends with many that worked there. I was very lucky and would get them (large boxes) quite often!

God, life was so simple back then!
Oh, you were golden back then. What a treat!

We lived in a very small town (500 people) but were friends with the folks who owned a furniture/appliance store. Yep! We got freebie boxes often, too. My mother always rolled her eyes when she saw me or one of my 4 brothers or sisters dragging a box up the street. Still, the box was a cheap babysitter.

I'm now longing for those days.
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Old 06-01-2008, 09:19 PM   #47
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OK, that's it! I am going down to the local appliance store, bringing home a refrigerator box with a new set of magic markers in every color. Who's coming over to help???
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Old 06-01-2008, 09:34 PM   #48
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i'm on my way! mine was a dresser box. i loved that box!
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OK, I'll make the Cadillac Margaritas...

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i'll bring steaks!
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