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    Quote Originally Posted by papajohnabi View Post
    They were called TinkerToys I think -- Dad and I made a lot of amazing machines with those!
    Tinker Toys is correct. The darn things are why I still tinker with cars, bikes, guns, you name it.


    Anyone recall Lincoln Logs?
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    My avatar is in Honor of my Great Grandfather , Corporal J.M. Johnston , who fought for the Confederate 36th Regiment , Company H , Heavy Artillery & who was captured by the Union at Fort Fisher, NC on Jan. 15 1865 at @ 10:00PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vooch View Post
    I had one of those.
    Forgot all about it!

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    it's worth a lot more bucks now than it cost then. if ya still got it, and it's like new condition, you'll likely get enough to buy a cheap rifle out of it.
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    My avatar is in Honor of my Great Grandfather , Corporal J.M. Johnston , who fought for the Confederate 36th Regiment , Company H , Heavy Artillery & who was captured by the Union at Fort Fisher, NC on Jan. 15 1865 at @ 10:00PM.

    God, Guns, and Guts Made America Free.

    At Any Cost Keep All Three !

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    Like Arky also I remember my 1st one that was a gun. I was 9 years old and Daddy had "Santa" leave me a 20 ga. Fox double barrel shotgun under the tree. I had no idea he was going to do that. I felt like the happiest kid in the world! A lot of great hunting memories with that gun!
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    Lincoln logs
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    Oh c'mon, that was 61 years ago! Probably got some new onesies.
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    First I remember was a bear fiberglass bow. I was in first grade, took 6 months to get a full draw on it. Killed bunnies and squirrels (on the ground) with it. That was 1961. Taught my daughter to shoot with it in the 80s and my grandson 2 years ago.

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    I was probably 3 or 4 when I received a cattle truck for Christmas. At that time we lived in the country next to my Dad's parents. I had watched Dad and Grandpa load some hogs to take to market and thought that was cool.
    I picked a cattle truck and trailer out of the Sears & Roebucks catalog and told Santa that was what I wanted. Wow it was under the tree Christmas morning!!!! I played with it all day. Hauled my cows and pigs of to market just like Dad and Grandpa.

    Fast forward about a month or two and one of the cats had kittens. Since it was cold out Mom let my sisters bring those kittens inside. I had hauled those cattle of mine to market 4 or 5 times a day for most of two months and the shine was starting to wear off my toy. Well compared to my cattle these kittens were overdue to go to market. Ever try to load kittens in somewhere they do not want to go? Well I got it done and was making my first run to the slaughter house when Mom informed me it was time for a nap. My afternoon naps always coincided with the soaps. When I told her I had a load to deliver she would not listen. I tried a couple of times to explain but Mom was having no part of it. Knowing I was going to take a nap with or without a sore butt I chose to go ahead and lay down. Well when my brothers and sisters came home from school the kittens were no where to be found. I got up and finished my run and let those kittens out.

    I still have that old truck. I will get it out and take some pictures.
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    That just reminded me the big companies sent out a special Christmas catalog. Not as big as the regular one but decent sized. The first thing I remember getting for Christmas was a tool set. I must have been about 4. My old man was WW2 Squib and had tattoos on calves. In my tool set I had pliers. Old man was reading paper and I decided to experiment in Tattoo removal with pliers. Can’t really tell you if it works, was short experiment.
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    The first Christmas I can remember I received a Davy Crockett coonskin cap and a Davy Crockett toy rifle, both made by Disney. There was also a red peddle tractor that said "Tractor Junior" on the side. I was probably 5 years old. I'm 68 now.

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    ...not my first, but the most remembered : a boy-size bazooka. plastic tube, plastic rockets, spring-loaded.
    not exactly a glass-rod trigger, therefore I visually controlled if the thing was loaded: it WAS.
    instant black eye
    ...next thing you know they'll want your pistol and your tobacco...


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