Did you have a lot of toys?
My parents weren’t rich, so any toys I got I appreciated. My favourite toy had to be the Barbies, Cindy’s I played with. I had a big, blue bag with dolls, clothes, and an assorted range of accessories. Most of my stuff was second hand, but I didn’t really care. My toys were mostly for girls, however I did have an Evel Knievel, a stunt man of the time who used to ride his bike over cars.
if I couldn’t buy an accessory for my dolls, I would make it, including the clothes. It helped my sister-in-law was a seamstress, so could make them for me. I was the youngest of three and both my sister and brother left home before I had the need to share.
I mostly got what I asked for, but there was one toy, well not a toy but a record player I wanted. My parents saved up to buy me it, and I located it behind a wardrobe. I was so excited, but couldn’t tell them I was looking for it.
I loved playing monopoly with my nephew – Hours of fun, arguments and him owning most of the board. There was also operation, kerplunk, and frustration. I was lucky and never felt like I went without.
I don’t have any of my old toys, between my art for losing things, and breaking them. Also this was a time when you gave your old things to jumble sales when you didn’t need them.