Friday, October 21, 2005

Old Toys

Toys of the past, and or how to
drive your parents nuts.

Lincoln logs, Erector sets…
tinker toys, trains….wood craving
set…wood burning sets, paper dolls,
Raggedy Ann and Andy, teddy bears,
wind up toys, banks that had actions
to put the coin in the slot…and sail
boats, tug boats… Popeye, and
Olive Oly dolls. Dick Tracy, toys that
came in cereals. Magic rings and
secret words in the shredded wheat…
Kewpie dolls And Betty Boop dolls.
And lunch boxes with Hopalong
Cassidy, Roy Rogers, and Gene Autry.
Sky King, Red Ryder. Ovaltine…

I remember a lot of the toys... I had
a doll called Sparkle Plenty after
Dick Tracy's daughter. Or was it
B.O.’s daughter.. I cut off all of her
long blonde hair...I was in big trouble......
had a farm set, metal barn with
little tabs that you bend over to put it
together.... twice I took it apart...
never saw it again. Guess Mom got
tired to putting it together... no wonder
she didn't like kids. lol....

After writing this, I decided to
Google Sparkle Plenty. There were
a couple. One was down right ugly…
but there was another on E-Bay,
seems these dolls are hard to come
by, but I had to laugh when I read
the description of this one… It said,
"She has hardly any hair on the
back of her head" … I know it isn’t
mine, as I cut it off all the way around.

But I guess I wasn’t the only one
to cut Sparkle's hair.

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3 comments:

Bay Views said...

Sparkle Plenty was BO's daughter. Gawd, this takes me back. My fav was Terry and the Pirates...

Herb

maureen said...

CIS
I SEEM TO REMEMBER YOU WERE A "CISCO KID" FAN ALSO.
LOVE YA
MAUREEN

stebbijo said...

I always wanted a Shirley Temple doll when I was a kid. All my dolls were off of the back of cereal boxes. Boo hoo! :-(