Wednesday, November 28, 2012
— My Alphabe-Thursday (2nd), the letter "B" / Thursday Two Questions / MidWeek Blues —
The car is a blue toy 1940 Ford Pickup. I am sure that it has been restored and probably painted at that time to this very blue blue color.
1940 Fords did come in a blue but these were much darker.
It was a gift from my cousin, a gift forced by my Grandpa H. The cousin was being selfish in playing with his toys, he had two of these, so Grandpa said "Give it to Jimmy, to keep."
The toy cab was also special because it came from a great aunt who's children had grown up long before.
Now for my Thursday Two Questions.
I really enjoyed your responses to my "A" Angels post of last week.
I also remember my bicycle that I shared with my sister. Dad ordered it from Sears Roebuck and he went to the train station to pick it up. I had baseball stuff, a ball, bat, and glove. But there wasn't anyone for me to play with. I never did have an electric train but it was on my Santa list every year
In my adult years I have accumulated about forty-five (40) cast iron classic cars and tractors. I don't play with these much either, just look at them.
I am not feeling so BLUE now because I found my
If you want to post a MidWeek Blues picture or story, go get directions from Rebecca by clicking on the logo picture on the right. She has a Mr. Linky and good directions . Just do what I did. Or you can do less. All she requires is a BLUE PICTURE or a BLUE STORY.
1) My favourite toy, in childhood, was a pair of rubber dolls. I imagined they were brother and sister, and named them Ruthie and Butch.
2) Does a wagon in the shed count?
Hope you find your car keys.
Dominique @Dominique's Desk
I can only remember a soft bear toy from my childhood. My siblings and I had one each. Sorry, but I don't have any toys today. All the toys at home belong to my child now :)
But I do see a rather lot of (er, older!!) gentlemen driving small, sleek, shiny sports car! (Toys for, er, older boys?!)
A lovely weekend to you & yr family, Jim!
Lola & Nora:)
As far as toys I remember from childhood - I would have to say it will always be dolls. a little rubber doll name Jamie that I adored. Patty Play Pal, Barbie (the original with frizzy bangs and black/white striped bathing suit!), Chatty Baby and Chatty Cathy. Yes, I would have to say it would be my dolls. Where are they? Who knows. My mother is from the school of 'throw it away and no clutter', and I have an idea that many of my dolls met with that fate when I no longer played with dolls. (
My favorite playthings as a child were paper dolls and playing with my doll house. My neighbor friend and I would play for hours -- we would also make rooms with pencils, like a floor plan, and furnish the house with our doll house furniture!
I still have a couple of my dolls, and my special kitty who got dressed up in my dolls' clothes!
the first Cabbage Patch Doll and a Spiderman
Being the oldest my toys were all passed on to my sister and brothers so I don't have any of my own except I do think I have a Sound of Music doll packed away
I love the blue truck!!
I will think about continuing Mid Week Blues, I have to decided if I can make the comittment
hugs from me and Hope
2. I don't have any of my childhood toys. I do wish I had that original Barbie though.
3. Biblioklept will be my favorite B word for today.
Have a terrific day. :)
I didn't have toys as a child. Growing up in an orphanage you make do with nature, climb trees, chase cars etc :)
I don't have toys...maybe my computer? :)
Fave B would be biscuits :) Yum!
Happy Thursday Jim!
2) I actually have a lot of toys now. the toys I own are electronics, crafty tools, and garden tools.
The blue is very bright...it is a fitting color for that truck.
I don't remember too many toys. A Barbie now and then.
My best present ever, though, was a guitar when I was 11. It's been replaced many times over but it was still the best gift a girl could hope for!
Thanks for a fun link to the letter "B".
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