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Old 03-29-2019, 01:54 AM
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Originally Posted by pkbites View Post
Tonka Trucks! I had about 20 of them, the good ones made out of steel! I even had the firetruck that hooked up to the garden hose and squirted real water via a hydrant and cherry picker. They were awesome!
Not quite as fancy, but I had a Tonka Jeep that was great fun in the sand pit of the local playground.

Here's a blast from the past: when I was a child, we often had to go to Grandma's for dinner. It was kind of dull when the adults were enjoying cocktail hour, so Grandma would pull out some of my Mom's old toys for us kids; one of which was a mechanical tin merry-go-round. You wound it up, and it would spin and play music, until the spring ran out. Then you did it again.

It was a fascinating toy, and I loved it as a child. Just for sentimental reasons, I took it when we cleaned out Grandma's house. It's at least 80 years old, but I still have it to this day, and it still works.