Re: TOYS FROM THE 1950's
Date: March 22, 2015 12:58AM
Don't remember the bazooka, but we always had a Whamo slingshot back then. Balsa gliders were a dime and even now you can get one for under $2.00. Don't recall what it was called but how about the thing made from pot metal that you put caps in and tossed it in the air. It came down with a bang. I don't think you can even buy caps anymore. Rubber balls were pretty cheap too and always good for a game of "stoop ball". Best thing was hitting the sweet spot on the second stair, man that ball would fly! Simple pleasures for cheap money.
You guys ever take a bike apart, strip off the fenders and chain guard, the horn box if it had one, repaint it and oh yeah, turn the handle bars over because it looked cool? I did. That bike would likely be worth $600-700 today if I hadn't ruined it.