I don’t necessarily remember my first toy when I got it but I do remember two of my early toys. I had a stuffed brown and white bear and a stuffed monkey that I kept all through my childhood. They were battered and full of holes and leaking their stuffing. I had them until I was in high school and they got destroyed during one of our moves. Mom told me that Dad had picked those out for me when I was a baby.
I also remember that when I was a young teenager, perhaps 13 or 14, I really wanted one of the new state-of-the -art video games: An Atari 2600. They were over a $100 and I didn’t think my parents would be able to afford it but that year at Christmas we got one of them to share for our Christmas present. We played that thing for hours on end. I remember one night I played for 8 hours straight one game of pacman when I kept getting new lives! I set the family high score that was unbeaten forever on Pacman. However, the game that came with the game system Pitfall was a game that I absolutely couldn’t play. You had to coordinate jumping and grabbing a rope to get over this pit – I never made it – I only know what the rest of the game looks like because my brother and sister could play the game!!
This week’s prompt is – Toys & Games
- Can you remember your first toy, or game?
- Do you still have it?
- Who did you play with?
- Did you play board games?
- Have you inherited any of your family games & toys?
- Share some pictures if you would like to!
The Book of Me, Written by YouBy Julie Goucher 2012 – Anglers Rest Blog – http://www.anglersrest.net
The Book of Me is a themed event enabling you to build a “Book of Me” over at least the coming year to share with your descendants, in reality this project can be as long
or as short as you want it to be.
So much of our time is researching our ancestors, but how much of the incidentals of our lives do we share, or know about our parents, grandparents, siblings and the
people that matter to us?
It is these incidental snippets that enable us to “flesh out” our ancestors and what more of a legacy could we present to our descendants or future researchers?
Over the coming weeks there will be a weekly prompt enabling you to share those details and perhaps include details of things that you know of your parents, Grandparents, siblings etc
This is not just about genealogy or family history. It is about a personal journey; a journey of rediscovery of yourself and perhaps your loved ones through your eyes.