What's It Wednesday #66
It has been a raining off and on the last couple of days. When it's raining out, my mind starts to wonder. I was watching my kids play with their toys and I began to think about the toys I use to play with. Then I started to wonder about how much fun my mom and her brother, Uncle Freddie, use to have when they were kids with their toys.
So off I went into the storage room and started to pull out bins of toys. I went through the toys my brother and I use to play with and then I went through the bin with the toys my mom and her brother use to play with. Mom says that Uncle Freddie played with this Wyandotte Posse Model Mechanical Shooting Gallery for hours.
This tin litho shooting gallery has a wind up key and two dart guns. My uncle use to play with this in the late 40s and early 50s.
My mother said she enjoyed playing with it as well. She got a kick out of watching the ducks go around and around.
Uncle Freddie said he and my mother would play checkers on the front porch for hours on end.
I could not believe my luck when found this bottle cap in the checkers bag. What was more unusual was the fact that all the checkers were accounted for.
I dug further down in the bin and came across this Poosh-M-Up Jr. 4-in-1 table top game.
Mom and her brother couldn't wait to get home from school to play with this tabletop pinball toy. The four games included Baseball, Bagatelle, Put-N-Take, and Colors.
The tabletop game looks like a lot of fun with all the brightly colored clowns playing baseball. There is even a keystone cop that officiates the game.
I had to ask my mom who did this western toy gun holster belong to because of the many pictures I have of her and her brother, they both owned toy pistols and holsters. She told me that this belonged to my uncle. I asked her how did she remember that, and she said that she preferred single holsters.
This was one of many that he owned. He loved playing cowboys and indians.
This is all that remains from the box that housed Mom's roller skates.
These very heavy, metal skates have metal ball bearing wheels and leather straps. Mom said she wore her skate key around her neck at all times to ensure that she was able to tighten her skates at the ready. These skates were one of her all time favorite toys from childhood. Mine was my Easy Back Oven, which I still have.
What was your favorite toy when you were a kid?
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