Monday, March 8, 2010

What About YOU? Favorite Toys

Every Monday I ask a question to get to know you better.

Ready for todays? What were your favorite toys as a child?

I played constantly with my Chatty Cathy doll, until I left her out in the rain and ruined her voicebox. I also loved my Easy Bake Oven, and my Barbie, Ken and Midge dolls. I had original Barbies, which (rats and double rats!) I gave to my younger cousin when I turned 13. Wish I had those now, I could retire in style!

YOUR turn...


  1. I had a favorite baby doll that grew very nasty...kinda like an worn security blanket. :) Then it was barbies. And then all my toys were replaced by favorite!!!

  2. I L-O-V-E the new look! Wow, it's great!

    My favorite toy was my miniture kitchen. It was plastic and had to be set on top of something in order for me to play with it. My grandmother would give me walnuts and pecans to "cook."

    Then, one summer day, I took it outside and decided to "cook" grass, dirt and rocks. I wasn't allowed to bring it back in the house after that.


  3. I know they aren't technically toys, but I'm going to go with mud pies.

    Loved making them. We also used to dig the green slime out of the creek, ridding it of its filth (which of course just returned the next day).

    ~ Wendy

  4. I had a Ginny doll which I loved. She was about 8" tall and could walk. They sold gorgeous clothes for her and accessories.

    My younger sister had an original Barbie. I was considered "too old" for a doll then. I wanted one and would have taken care of it and had an original Barbie, too. Hers, if she has it, is not in the gteatest shape. Didn't you love the dresses you could buy and the little black fashion folder that came with it? Sigh.

  5. Strawberry Shortcake doll. She smelled so good!

  6. Cute new background! Makes me think spring! And my favorite toy? My mother's wooden dolls from when she was a child and all of the beautiful clothes that went with them. I still have them!

  7. Oh, I forgot about my toy kitchen! I once made a nasty meal for a friend I was mad at, then invited her over to eat it. When she saw paprika sprinkled on banana slices, she declined my gracious offer.

    I'm so thankful the Lord saved me from my sorry self!

  8. My book: "The Five Little Peppers" Nana read it to me when I was little and I kept it close to my bed.
    My Holly Hobby Doll....I slept with her.

    Blessings, andrea

  9. Sigh. Really just my books. I am totally one-sided.


  10. My favorite toys were my baby dolls. My little children, they traveled with me everywhere.

  11. Hi, Jeannette~

    My favorite toy was my younger sister, Cathy! lol We made such wonderful childhood memories just being together!


  12. I didn't have any one favorite. I would play with barbies or little people or whatever for hours at a time as long as I could enlarge it with my imagination. :O)

  13. Hi Jen -

    I'm with Nancy. I had a Ginny doll, trunk, clothes, and furniture.

    My grandfather built shelves in my closet, and I made them into a bedroom, living room, nursery, and kitchen. I spent many fun hours with my Ginny family.

    Susan :)

  14. I too, liked my Barbie, Ken, and Midge dolls. My grandmother made a lot of clothes for them, so my sister and I had a lot of fun playing with them. And of course, I liked my books - Trixie Belden, Nancy Drew...
    Blessings for a happy week:)

  15. Oh, I had Barbie and Ken, and collected display horses of all kinds. Oh and books. :)

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  17. Johnny West and his horse! I always wanted to be a cowgirl!

  18. Not sure: 1) it's been too long. :)
    2) I went through moods.

    I do remember having a walking doll. My mother had me go to bed early every night for quite a spell. What I didn't know was she was making a bridal dress for this walking doll for me for Christmas. She also made other clothes for that doll those pre-Christmas nights.

  19. I'm behind in my blog reading this week, but am enjoying getting caught up and remembering my favourite toys... two of them. One was at Christmas when I was 12 and should have been too old for a doll, but wasn't. I adored the baby doll that my parents gave me, especially when we went to my grandparents' house later Christmas day and I found a suitcase of handmade clothes and blankets that my grandmother had sewn for her.

    I also treasured a large doll house that my father and uncle made for me another year, modelled after our own house and filled with handmade, hand decorated furniture. Both the doll and the dollhouse were around until I was grown up and had children of my own. Eventually the doll house moved on, but my grandchildren still have the doll and clothes.


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