Wow! I thoroughly enjoyed reading all of your comments. It warmed my heart to read about all of your precious childhood memories and cherished toys. What warmed my heart the most was that the majority of you shared a memory. It helps remind me as a mother that simple daily routines, interactions and time is what's remembered the most. And those of you that shared a special toy, that also seemed to have some sort of connection with who gave you the item and that it was hand crafted. Once again, it's the small meaningful things in life. We can get so caught up in everything but the little things and what a great reminder your comments were to me. It truly blessed me.
My favorite childhood toy was my baby doll Summer Lyn. I pretty much liked all babies and Barbies but she was my favorite. I carried her around EVERYWHERE I went... until I lost her. My mom tried to get me a replacement and she just wasn't the same.
My sisters and i used to catch frogs and lizards in our back yard. we'd get an aquarium and fix it up with dirt and rocks and then we'd go hunting. we eventually got very good at it and would end up with 15 frogs or so. Our neighbor (a boy) wanted to name every frog Peter and we'd get very upset with him, but we never named them so he'd always win. Susan Schilleci