I had a Ginny Doll and remember she came with her own case. That case had hangers for hanging up her clothes and drawers for other stuff. Funny, I was just talking to a bunch of Bronxites about dolls the other day. I also had a Tiny Tears, and a Betsy Wetsy.
See my posting about my scooter in the “handmade’ area,,, just like Ed Gold… I grew up in East New York, on the border with Brownsville, in the l950s. Suzie Kusnetz
A wooden crate, from the pushcart man, on Blake Ave. (Brooklyn)… two sticks to hold onto… the metal skates on a large, wide board on the bottom and bottle caps that you nailed on…Voila! a scooter.And remember the wooden rubber band guns? You’d make them and use linoleum to shoot at the one or two cars that went down your street.I was a tomboy, and loved hammering, and sanding and nailing…
Remember making stilts out of big juice-cans and string? You’d hold the loop of string at about hip height and clomp around… very cool. And those great whirring pull-toys made out of nothing but a big button and a piece of string… get it going fast, pulling your hands in and out… anybody remember any other great homemade stuff?
does anybody know where I can get the old metal roller skates.
Nok Hockey is back! The games are pretty widelyt available. Search the web and put the name in “”. I bought one a couple of years ago. Addictive! (again!)
Man, these used to be the thing. Loved getting them and using them till they broke or got lost. You were popular for a while when you got one of these.
Hey Dave, Be careful with that Stunt Pogo-ing, your mom might want to have grandchildren one day. Ha, ha. Ripping pogo sticks in two, were you listening to hardcore on your portable dvd while riding? sounds like an repressed agression issue…aka a guy thing. My young son exhibits this fuhrer too,in sports. I do remember needing to do any sport I was into until I felt like I would nearly burst a lung… laps in an olympic pool, skating, laps on the track… inexhaustible energy. But seriously, enjoy your youth! I know I sure did.
Howdy. I teach kids fitness classes as well as adults. What I have found is that adults love the kids classes more than the kids do!! I use hoola hoops, moon shoes and am thinking of incorporating hippity hops and pogo sticks. I also use agility ladders and use bands as a form of “chinese jump ropes” remember them? Thanks for the tip on how to make my own hoola hoops…heading for the hardware store tomorrow…do you put beads or anything in them? ellen (43 and still playing)