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Old 06-06-2008, 11:31 PM   #61
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I remember when I was a kid they had cap guns and you could buy the rolls of caps. We would carefully cut out the caps until we had several hundred and stuff them into the empty barrel of an old pen. We would make a fuse out of paper towel by tightly rolling a thin strip and dipping it into cooking oil.

Oh what fun...

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Old 06-06-2008, 11:43 PM   #62
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Omigosh, Baja. I'd forgotten about cap guns. Even though I'm a girl, I grew up in a neighborhood where I was one of the only two girls where there were lots of boys.

One of our favorite things to do was to separate the cap "circles" as you did and pound the thunder out of them on a piece of cinder block with a hammer.

I can't tell you how many times my daddy yelled at me for not being able to find his hammer. I still remember the smell of those escapades.
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:47 PM   #63
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MMMmmmmmmm Loved the smell of the caps...
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:47 PM   #64
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Today parents would be horrified if their 7 or 8 year olds could walk into a store and buy cap guns, model glue or spray paint. All things that we cuold and did buy as kids.

Amazing

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Holy cow, I can almost SMELL the cap gun! Sad thing was I never could get more caps (no $$). That one brought back memories. I'm not sure all parents would freak about cap guns. Afterall, paintball guns are very popular, so are those foam pellet guns.

Boy things sure are different, aren't they? I never thought I'd hear myself say that.
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Leaves work the best.....
So I've heard.
Oh my ... another flashback! I remember doing this with Dentyne wrappers (wierd!)
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Old 06-07-2008, 09:43 AM   #67
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MMMmmmmmmm Loved the smell of the caps...
We used to say they smelled like "dinner"

I remember popping them by scraping our thumb nails across them. Good times!
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Mom used to joke that I wore my dolls out. I just loved them, from baby dolls of my early years to the earliest Barbies.

I hated games, but loved color crayons and pencils and paints.

My all time favorite doll was what I called my "hair permanent doll"; a large doll with long hair who came with a beauty parlor chair, hair curlers, etc.

I have a history of bad luck with toys, especially dolls. All of my Christmas presents were stollen from me at a refueling stop in the Azores when I was 3. Then my two old dolls were stollen from my storage area when I was in my twenties.

BOoo Hooo.
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We used to say they smelled like "dinner"

I remember popping them by scraping our thumb nails across them. Good times!
We did that too. Occasionally though, if you did it wrong, the powder could get trapped under a thumbnail and give you a good burn.

I used to tape a strip accross my bb-catcher bullseye and shoot them with my bb gun from about 20 yards away. Maybe that's how I got to be a pretty good shot with rifles.

You don't want to know what we did with firecrackers. I never told my kids about those adventures and shenanigans. Think of dark summer nights, with arrows flying staight up, fircrackers with lit fuses tied to the arrow shafts, and not knowing where that arrow would land. Hey, we were kids, indistructable and immortal.

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kinda like life size leggos, but they were tubes and slates that fit together. I liked to make a house out of it and make the roof into a slide.
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