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Old 12-19-2018, 09:58 AM
 
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When I was three, I got a large, plastic rocking horse. When you pulled the string, it neighed, whinnied, said, "How 'bout some hay", or "I'm Mr. Ed". It was black with white legs...it looked nothing like "Mr. Ed". I'd put on my red cowboy hat and ride it, pretending I was "Sally Starr". Those of you who grew up in the Philadelphia area in the early 1960's know who Sally Starr was.

I also got a Skipper doll (Barbie's little sister). She had on a red and white party dress, red velveteen coat and hat, little white gloves, white ankle socks, a purse, and red flats. I still have her.
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Old 12-19-2018, 10:24 AM
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Hey! I had that same metal service station, or a nearly identical one, when I was a kid. Yours also had an 'elevator' that raised the cars from the lower level to the roof, right?
That was my brother's toy so I really don't recall. I had a vague memory of that but can't be certain.

Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-19-2018, 11:10 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I don't remember any Christmas without looking at photos. I remember my dolls but not when I got them. A bride doll, giggles, dancerina, velvet and barbies. Loved my dolls. Still do and have velvet and dancerina.

I do remember wanting a buffy doll and Mrs. Beasley but my mother didn't like them so refused to get them.
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Old 12-19-2018, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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A green bicycle with training wheels around age 4. That is what comes to mind. The rest I don't remember.
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Old 12-26-2018, 01:51 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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I don’t recall those very early Christmas gifts but sometime around age 6 or 7, Santa brought me a pogo stick. I never asked for one or really knew what it was until it showed up. I’m sure I looked puzzled or even disappointed at the time. I’m never really mastered the skill and often I bought it was the dumbest Christmas gift ever.
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Old 12-26-2018, 02:49 AM
 
Location: R.I.
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I absolutely loved the puppet mouse Topo Gigio from the Ed Sullivan show and was elated the year when Santa brought me my own Topo Gigio puppet.
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Old 12-26-2018, 03:42 AM
 
Location: new delhi
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I got lot of chocolates, toffees, cakes as my first christmas gifts from santa on my 5th christmas celebration.
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Old 12-26-2018, 03:52 AM
 
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around age 5, My Mom got me a Huge Raggedy Ann and Andy Doll. I adored it ! The fact that on their chest was embroidered "I Love you", made it all the more sentimental. I kept that doll for five years....Then during a family transistion.....It was left behind.

So around the age of 47....My Dear Mother sought out the collector dolls and found the original that she had acquired sooo very long ago. That christmas she wrapped it up and when I opened it....again I felt the sentimental love .... My Mom would pass three years later....and I keep those dolls on display now. No longer will I hide that side of joy that it brings every time I look upon it. No one is too old to be told..They are loved....
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Old 12-26-2018, 04:50 AM
 
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I cant remember a specific "first toy", but tyere were LOTS of memorable ones.

Legos, a red flyer wagon ( my father still has it though its been "rebuilt" several times), my own cassette recorder, my revolver cassette tape holder, a ride on tractor, a tricycle, my own transistor radio, my own am/fm radio, erector sets, matchbox cars ad nauseam, hot wheels racing tracks and "service garage", etc etc.

My father fortunately worked for a fortune top 10 company ( still in existence today and y'all know its name), so i was fortunate.

I guess the MOST memorable "toy" was a marx 027 guage steam train. That was followed by a diesel train set the following Easter!

Thank you for this stroll down amnesia lane....

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Old 12-26-2018, 06:53 AM
 
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What was the first Christmas present you remember?

Unfortunately, because of another thread....what I remember is finding that Santa had "padded" my stocking with an orange and kumquats.
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