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    By crikey I'd swap 94 for 49 any day

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    Who remember this commercial from the US? My sister has been singing this jingle (me too) for over 40 years!

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm4xH9unqzU
    Last edited by greatcyber; Jun-15-2010 at 01:56.
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    I was thinking about the toys that even my generation
    used to play with. Remember the Say it Play it tape
    recorders from Mattel? There was also some kind of
    crazy toy that looked like pluming that sounded like
    a kazoo. I also remember a barbie doll that talked
    with a pull string. You won't find toys like that any
    more. Everything now I consider just junk for kids
    to play with. Not too many things had plastic on
    them when I was a kid except dolls. I also remember
    the Duncan yoyo that was popular back in the late
    60s up to the 70s. Trolls got a nice comeback in
    the late 80s. I remember playing with them during
    the 60s too. I also had one of those little record
    players that were no bigger than a show box.
    Did anyone have one of those?
    judy tooley

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    I had one of those little record players, you wound it up and it played "Early One Morning" and some other English folksy style song. I loved it.

    Still remember Early one morning just as the sun was rising I heard a maiden ... etc etc etc.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    The only wind up one I had took 78 rpm records and had triangular wooden needles

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    We had a radiogram with a triangular fibre stylus, when it started to wear after a few records dad would sharpen it with a small tool. I also recall one which played both 78s and LPs, the stylus cartridge could be turned over, having a 78 stylus one side and an LP one on the other.

    I still have one of my parent's 78RPM 12", Glasgow Orpheus choir singing "All on an April Evening".
    Cheers MIKE.

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    I had one of those little record players made by General
    Electric from the 60s. I was also thinking about different
    perfumes during the span of 1960s to the 80s. I was
    thinking about this particular one that was a blue liquid
    in a very small bottle. When you put it on, it left some
    kind of shine to it. I don't remember the name of it
    but it was out during the 60s. There was another one
    that was out when I was in high school that I can't
    find now. Even today the design on the bottle would
    be called modern with blue and turquois stripes going
    around the bottle. I don't know if it was an Estee'
    Lauter perfume or another brand. Too bad I can't
    find anymore.
    judy tooley

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    OMG!!! We ARE old!
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    Most of the toys I had required you to use your imagination to some extent in order to maximise the pleasure in useing them. Model soldiers model trains etc. Wonderful books like the Arthur Ramsome novels which gave you ideas for adventures which could realistically be had by a child (none of this capturing international bicycle thieves nonsense) Games which required you to follow rules and learn to interact. Construction of dens on the hillside or soapbox carts, often potentially lethal on the Welsh mountain roads. Good job I am still only twelve. Last one to jump the stream is a turnip.

    teddy

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddy View Post
    Last one to jump the stream is a turnip.

    teddy
    Or a sheep

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    I've seen your sheep and it looks to me like it has been stuffed!

    teddy

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    That was a baamy answer.


    Margaret

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    Do ewe think so

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    Haha teddy, no need to ram that answer home. I went to buy a sheep once, it cost me too much, I think I had been fleeced. Still it was very good, so good in fact it was in mint sauce condition.


    Margaret

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    Did people flock to see what was (t)up when you rang the bell wether it was need or not? (What shear nonsense)
    Cheers MIKE.

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