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Old 07-24-2006, 09:08 AM   #11
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When I was 6 and my brother was 8 our parents got us a Honda Z50 minibike like the one in the link below. My dad built a racetrack on our property and we rode that thing day after day. When we got older we rode behind our property which was an indian reservation and had 2 square miles of undeveloped property (plus a ton of other undeveloped land as well). The minibike allowed us the freedom to explore much farther than we would have on foot. In the attached pic, the property where I grew up is circled in red. My playground was the woods behind the house. It was a blast!

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Old 07-24-2006, 07:40 PM   #12
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Barbie of course. And Hungry Hungry Hippos was my all time favorite "board" game. Then there was Intellivision (before atari). And then games like Hide and go Seek (in the dark was best), Simon Says etc...

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Old 07-24-2006, 07:55 PM   #13
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Barbie was my favorite, I had many versions of her, but my favorite was suntan Barbie and Ken. I also liked slinky, twister (remember that?), battle ship, monopoly, Lincoln logs (mine were actually wood, not the plastic ones), dolls of all sorts, chalk and a rock to play hopscotch, weigi board lol, and some paper game that you would write things on and fold up and each person would pick a piece of the paper (cant recall the name of that) but girls still play with that today lol. I have one stuffed animal left from my childhood and that was a monkey that I called cheeta because I was into Tarzan movies at the time. Other than that, I would have to say my bike with the purple banana seat was a favorite.
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Old 07-24-2006, 09:18 PM   #14
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Ok--I'm going to "date" myself here but we liked to play "Marathon Monopoly" games in the summer-----play, go home, play next day where you left off the day before. This went on for days. Barbies, of course, but my best friend's mom was a sewer, so we got all her fabric scraps and designed new outfits. Hairstyles were accomplished using straight pins--move over Donacelli. Also the usual games with the neighborhood kids. Great times.
Marathon Monopoly here too. My whole neighborhood would go outside and play baseball, basket ball, football, hide and seek...it was wonderful.

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Old 07-24-2006, 11:18 PM   #15
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Lincoln Logs were my favorite. But the kid across the street had Legos.. and those were cool.

Hot Wheels, race tracks or just playing with the cars outside... we would dig holes in the sand to make our car ports which could house over 50 cars. I always made sure I had the coolest cars!!!

I had Big Wheel 360 that was the bomb!

The best toy was my trampoline.... I had more fun on that thing than anything I can recall, also made me one of the most popular kids on the block!

I was not your typical girl!! Quite the tomboy!!!

Oh, I had Barbies too, but we ended up doing things with them that were not the typical Ken and Barbie stories..... taking the heads off to make a murder mystery or something like that, but they were there more for us to tear up than play with.

Ditto on the Monopoly... but all the kids on my block cheated and I was a very sore loser.... so when I was not winning, things were not very pretty to say the least.
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Old 07-25-2006, 01:20 AM   #16
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Wow, we are dating ourselves, aren't we??!
I loved my malibu Barbie & her friends and had many "Dawn" dolls too (they looked like mini-barbies) I had a Wonder Woman doll when I was 11 and thought she was all that and a bag of chips. My friend had the Cher doll at the same time (I didn't get Cher, as mom thought she was way too risque). We shared their clothes as they were from the same company and they fit the same outfits....them and also the Toni Tenille doll.
I loved all things girlie. I used to enjoy making doll pottery out of soil and water and making mosaics on the plates with irish spring soap shavings. Meanwhile, my sister and cousin (who lived next door) would just make a mess.
I loved to play Uncle Wiggly and trouble and sorry. I always had to be the yellow one on all counts. On Monopoly marathons, I always wanted to be the dog, but my cousin (yes, her again) was older and always chose it first. Sis wanted the iron, so I usually got the shoe. What kind of game makes you be a hat, a shoe or an iron???

I liked Pong too. Got that in the 8th grade. For those of you youngsters, it was the precursor to all things video and was by far boring as heck. For you oldies, how long did it take you to figure out that you could set the paddles on the exact same place, turn up the speed and make the ball go duh-duh-duh-duh-duh really fast?

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