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  posted on 11/29/2007 at 12:48 PM
With Christmas approaching I'm sure we have all recieved presents that will always stand out as favorites , whether it was years ago or recent .
My favorite was my Bobby Orr table hockey game which my parents bought for my brother and I , not sure the year but it was likely very early seventies ( I should look on the box ) , still have it with the box , I get real nostalgic whenever I see it in the garage .

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  posted on 11/29/2007 at 01:10 PM
1970 when I was 7 years old.




 

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  posted on 11/29/2007 at 01:21 PM
Me and my sister got a dog for Christmas in 1970, a black toy poodle that mom named Princess Babette Gisele, or Baby, as she was nicknamed. One of the smartest dogs I have ever known. We had to give her up in 1978 when we moved to a rental town home, but we gave her to some family friends who loved and cared for her for another 9 years.

 

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  posted on 11/29/2007 at 01:30 PM
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With Christmas approaching I'm sure we have all recieved presents that will always stand out as favorites , whether it was years ago or recent .
My favorite was my Bobby Orr table hockey game which my parents bought for my brother and I , not sure the year but it was likely very early seventies ( I should look on the box ) , still have it with the box , I get real nostalgic whenever I see it in the garage .

Seasons Greetings Everyone .





Wow, I loved that game!

Once I worked out a few basic strategies I was undefeated (or at least that's how I remember it).

I wonder if it's still in my mom's basement?

Thanks for the memories.

 

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  posted on 11/29/2007 at 01:59 PM
In 1985, I got a portable version of the game, Donkey Kong, made by Coleco. I used to want that so bad, and I asked for it a few years in a row, and then I finally got it in 1985. I think I had one of the last ones ever made.

 

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  posted on 11/29/2007 at 02:04 PM
Beacon tickets last year for March 30 and 31. No one would buy them for me, thought it was a waste of money. So I bought them myself.

 

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  posted on 11/29/2007 at 02:04 PM
a Favorite Christmas present would be..... Peace on Earth.... haven't gotten that one yet....

 

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  posted on 11/29/2007 at 02:08 PM
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a Favorite Christmas present would be..... Peace on Earth.... haven't gotten that one yet....
I'll have what rainy's having!

 

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  posted on 11/29/2007 at 02:24 PM
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I remember the year I got my very own stereo for MY room. And a set of headphones....
This was probably one of my very favorite presents, too. My sis and I are close in age and shared a room growing up. One year we received a portable stereo for Christmas and believe me - that thing had the sh** played out of it. In fact, when I moved out at 17 I talked my sister into letting me bring the old stereo along so that my roomies and I would have tunes in our house. (It wasn't Bang and Olufsen but when you're eating grilled sandwiches every night trying to scrape by anything beats nothing.) I still have all the vinyl that was originally played on this machine.

Another favorite gift would be the fringed suede jacket I received when I was 16 or so. This was 1971 and 'styling' for a little hippie chick (looked great with my patched jeans and braids). Not sure what happened to this - lost somehow in all of the moves since then and now.

 

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  posted on 11/29/2007 at 02:27 PM
Got this when I turned 12 years old.........I have many old memories hunting with my older brother.

 

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  posted on 11/29/2007 at 03:21 PM
When I was a little kid in the 60's.......


None of the photo's below are the actual sets I got, most of my stuff was destroyed by the time the next Christmas came around...due to so many kids and cousins playing with them.


I usually wanted and got a slot car track every year. You know back then it was hard to keep the cars on the track..LOL ! They would say "You got one of those last year"...but I always wanted another..of course a different one.


I also loved Plastic Army men...one year I got a deluxe set..with American, German and British soldiers. Bunkers, Tanks and planes.




One year I got one of these...you could take him apart and put him back together. I was real good at the taking apart...not so good at the putting back together...he was called Mr.Machine:



One time I got the Hot Wheels set where you plugged in the little charger that looked like a gas pump...and the cars would run around the track a few times...then time for a recharge. I got extra cars with this set.



another thing I liked were Toy filling stations:


I got a killer train set one year....with 2 engines..a big track and one of the locomotives would blow smoke out the stack...you had to put some kind of drops in the stack.


Anyone remember Photo Electric Football ?




and Lord knows how many of these I had over the years. Remember they would always be some players who just ran around in circles.



I always loved Strat o Matic Football and Baseball, where you had a card for each player and they would perform close to their real life stats. I still have 2 of them..one from 1971.






I always got Cowboy outfits with Cap guns and stuff like that.

I guess I would say my first real stereo Record Player would have been my fave also. You know the kind...everything in one plastic fold out case and speakers that you could detach and set to the side.


As I said, none of the photo's from above are my actual toys....just something to give you an idea what I was taking about and maybe bring back some memories for yourself

 

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  posted on 11/29/2007 at 03:24 PM
Most of my gift buying budget goes to family and close friends but for neighbors, co-workers, acquaintances, etc. it's hard to find gifts that are affordable, yet will not be seen as cheap or tacky. This is what I do.
Every Christmas I pick up a case or two of champagne and a bag of "peel and stick" gift wrap bows. Discount beverage dealers or price clubs are usually good for really low prices on consumer grade champagne by the case.
A number of bottles go to pre-designated recipients and the rest go in the trunk of my car to cover any person or persons whom I have either forgotten or normally wouldn't be able to afford.
Going to a party or visiting someone you've forgotten? No problem. Grab a bottle out of the trunk, stick a bow on it, and "voila" a gift that is classy as well as affordable.

Marion

 

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  posted on 11/29/2007 at 03:29 PM
I remember receiving one of these when they first came out in 1960 (blonde hair/blue eyes)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jodwjYdhhHQ

 

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  posted on 11/29/2007 at 03:33 PM
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I remember receiving one of these when they first came out in 1960 (blonde hair/blue eyes)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jodwjYdhhHQ





LOL I remember those...little girls went crazy over them in the 60's.

 

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  posted on 11/29/2007 at 03:35 PM
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1970 when I was 7 years old.







I never got one of those...wanted one...but instead got Hot Wheels. Remember Al Unser would do the Johnny Lighning commercial. My buddy had one...so at least I got to try it out some. It was a good set.

 

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  posted on 11/29/2007 at 03:49 PM


Big Wheel think I was 5. That baby roared down a sidewalk. Skid brake made for fun as well. My daughters will be the right size for one of their own soon. Happy Ho Ho!

 

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  posted on 11/29/2007 at 04:28 PM
You know . . . I can't really remember any great gifts received for Christmas as a child . . . is that weird, or what?

For the last three years my oldest son has got me three kick-a** gifts. 2004, moderately-priced mp3 player, still got it, still use it. 2005, a cappuccino machine. 2006, a starter-grade mandolin.

Cool, huh.

I do remember one tremendously cool Easter present as a child. We didn't normally have Easter presents, just baskets with candy and maybe a few bucks or trinket or two, but on this occasion, I think I was 9, so that would have been 1977, I got my own record player and three kiss albums . . . don't remember which ones, to tell you the truth, gradually I would have them all (up to Love Gun), but I sure did play the **** out of them.

 

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  posted on 11/29/2007 at 06:16 PM
My fav Christmas present was an electronics kit I got for Christmas 1977!
 
 


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