I remember very well childhood and teenage toys and games that bring back many memories. One I still play but only the digital version. Here are a list of five. How many of you played with any of them?
#1 ViewMaster: The original Viewmaster came out in 1939 and evolved through the 50’s when the “stereoscopic sightseeing” evolved in to more of a toy like the one you see here. It’s was the kind of thing that would really got your imagination going!
#2 Lock & Key Skates: I loved mine and once you got the hang of them, you could really move especially on the Bronx streets where I grew up. And how fun was it after you did? Enough that they made a song about it! Here’s how the first line went:
"I got a brand new pair of roller skates, You got a brand new key"....etc..
#3 Original Yahtzee: This classic, family-friendly dice game came out in the late 40’s, but didn’t see much action until 1956 when game developer Edwin Lowe began marketing it across the U.S. Milton Bradley purchased the game and rights to market it in 1973, which brought it in to modern times. I still play it today but on my laptop under the name of "Maxi Dice".
#4 Hula Hoop: Would you believe the Hula Hoop didn’t actually come out until 1958? Like most toys, this one went through different times in waves. It’s one of those things you can come back to again and again and still enjoy.
#5 Slinky: Genius! Slinkys were always cool, and a quintessential childhood toy and an icon of classic fun. With a theme song that sticks with you for life, Slinky has captivated kids with its ability to walk down stairs. Still being enjoyed today by kids and grownups alike.
Not much going on right now here with me and so I'll leave you with this quote, "Childhood is the most beautiful of all life's seasons". Have a day of blessings dear friends.