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Looky!!! Vintage Kitsch [Nov. 15th, 2005|06:31 pm]
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I have something SOOO special (to ME anyway!) to show you!!!!

take a peek....  warning, it's picture heavy... 

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From: (Anonymous)
2005-11-17 11:47 pm (UTC)


thank you for sharing that special toy. i know many an hour had gone by sitting in front of that screen fighting off all the world evils. after all these years i cant believe it works. to say the least your father was a gifted man.
because i to called him ...DAD.
your brother
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[User Picture]From: alien_anomaly
2005-11-18 12:31 am (UTC)

Re: thanks

Oh wow!!!! Surprise-surprise!!! Thank you for checking in here :-) Isn't it just sooooo cool how it's brought smiles to so many people now all these years later?!?!
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-11-19 11:04 pm (UTC)
I'd like to share a personal experience.

My father had come back from WWII with a deep distaste of any kind of weapon. So, when his male son was born, he had this resolve about not letting toy guns enter the house.

Then one day - I think I was three years old - I walked straight to him, pointed out my index finger, clicked my thumb and said 'bang'.

And then, my father went and *built* me a toy gun. Out of a wooden plank, he cut the shape of a tommy gun, then he carefully smoothed all the edges to make it reasonably child-proof. Finally, he wrapped the wood in colorful plastic tape - yellow, red, and green.

I couldn't tell how many battles the tommy gun has been through... In the end, I outgrew the toy; I am grateful to my mother who set it apart, it is a cherished memory to me.

I wonder how many kids are as lucky as we were, nowadays.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-05-08 01:05 am (UTC)

Daddy: Toymaker

Found your site
at the Yahoogroup:
"Assemblage Artists" -
With my dad, brother and me well into the early fifties' TV series,
"NAVY LOG", and having played the grooves out of a Mono LP of Richard Rodger's "Victory at Sea" (goosebumps just typing this...), we thought it well to have a sub and a subchaser, made of pine and dowelling, painted by the boys, finishing touches by Daddy. Nothing says 'love' like a home-made toy! Thanks for sharing yours!
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