Saturday, February 16, 2013

Boy's Toys



Last week was Doll Week, and this week we will look at Boy's Toys. We start with this picture of young men playing with a model airplane. I can remember growing up, the great thing about our toys is that they almost always involved building something, making something, growing something, fixing something, or doing something outside. Today, sadly, most young men sit in their rooms and twiddle their thumbs as they pretend to kill massive amounts of people on their Xbox's and playstations. I hope you all will share memories of your favorite toys growing up.

9 comments:

  1. Boy's Toys but no picture. Something seems to have gone wrong.

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  2. I used to love to roller skate, play hopscotch and jacks. I used to make villages out of sticks and stones and other stuff I found outside.

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  3. I liked to make things and play cowboys and indians. I made balsa wood airplanes all the way through high school. Made crafts at church camp. Do you remember boondaggle keychains? Whittled tie slides for my brother. In Jr. High me and my friends put together a neighborhood olympics with high jump, broad jump, etc. Put together several science fair projects. Mostly I did everything to make something with my hands. Great years! The secret to having fun is to engage your imagination. I think this is still true as an adult.

    Will from Lafayette

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  4. Mom would send us out to play after breakfast (on non-school days) with the admonition that we stay out of trouble and be safe.Finally, she closed with the instruction that I must be home by dark or dinner. This left us with considerable range in our location and behavior. We lived in a large neighborhood and there was around 5 or 6 of us together all day. We played about every game you could imagine, "fell" in te creek or built a spaceship, et.c.. Thinking back on it I can see that these days developed leadership that came into full bloom when some of these guys grew up. Others took the support position and the few I tracked tended to be supporters for their careers. This is alright because a good organization becomes a great one with the proper balance of leadership and support.

    Those youthful years turned out to be the best I remember until I got marries and had kids to watch develop.

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  5. I built and painted plastic models starting around 6 yrs old. I got college credit for some of my work and it was a factor in my getting into dental school.

    John

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  6. Man, I loved my Studebaker. http://i.imgur.com/BGKLca0.jpg

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  7. Ahhhh... model airplanes! I have a model airplane from the era of your picture. My dad made it during the war, but sadly, there were no motors available at the time to make it fly. That is probably why I have it now... I now have a motor in it, and it is basically ready to go, but to now risk a treasure like that, I think it is best hung up to admire. However, my dad did enstil in me the interest to build and fix things (like his airplane)... which I treasure. It was his greatest gift to me. I do wish the kids today had interests like these... even my own kids don't know how to change a bicycle tire, which I find totally amazing. We really are in a different era.

    Graham

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  8. My bicycle. I rode the tires off that thing !
    I almost feel sorry for the kids today.

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