I have been noticing a lot of posts on Facebook, Pinterest, blogs, etc. about vintage toys from the 70's. I decided that I had to get in on this fad. I was a small child in the 70's. In fact, the 70's decade was MY decade. I was seven years old in 1970. Being the youngest of six children and a girl after three boys (plus, seven years after the last child!) I pretty much had free range on getting the latest toy. (sorry siblings, but, I was)
So, I've been searching the web for the last hour or so and have had many, many memories flood my soul as I relived my childhood through, of all things, toys! (thank you youtube!) So, here are a just THREE of the many toys I found and specifically remember...maybe some of you will remember them as well!
1. My Easy Bake Oven
This is the exact oven I have. And by "have" I mean that I still have it. In my garage. I just showed it to Terry and he told me "never get rid of it". I won't. Remember how it cooked delicious little cakes by the power of a 100 watt lightbulb?? It smelled so good. Oh, and those sprinkles I put on at the end were ultra-delicious! I remember feeling like a real-live-honest-to-goodness-chef. At least that's what my daddy called me! Bless you, Dad!
The sense of smell is one of the number one triggers of memory. Well, it's true. But I also believe that SOUND is also a huge trigger. When I watched this (and other) Youtube videos, the second I heard the noise of this toy, the memories came-a-calling. Painful memories, in particular! :) Those things could cause a concussion. Maybe that is why they were banned at school! I got super good at the tricks and could go for hours...just like this kid. Behold! I give you...CLACKERS!!
"Everyone knows that beautiful hair makes a girl look beautiful" REALLY?? I had no idea the marketing that went into Crissy! This ad is full of the word "beautiful". I counted the world "beautiful" 15 times in a 60 second commercial. No wonder I HAD to have this doll. What little girl didn't dream of being beautiful? I adored her and loved her so much. But, as usual, before it was even in my possession for one week, my brother Larry's dog, "Charlie" had chewed up her feet. (I could never keep anything nice with that dog around!) I can't believe my mother let him keep that dog!
Well, that was lots of fun. I found LOTS of other toys to blog about but will only "bore" you with three today. But, don't you worry...I will definitely do a Toys part two at some point. But, for now, I'll let you digest these three little gems. Do any of you remember these toys? I KNOW I can't be the only one!
Oh, and by the way, HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope that your 2012 will be the very best year of your life so far. I plan on having a fabulous year with lots and lots of changes...for the better.
I love you all...
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