I wish I still had the Holly Hobbie purse that had a doll in the front pocket. I kept the doll, don't know what happened to the purse and it is in good condition, considering the fact that I'm over 39 now~LOL!
I had a purse doll, I'm not sure it was the same one, being a decade younger than you. Why don't they have cool toys like that anymore? I get frustrated so often with the modern toy philosophy. I have a 7 year old step-daughter. I want one doll with lots of clothes, not 20 dolls with 1 outfit each. I want building thing that don't just make a handful of designs. I want toys that don't require batteries. I could complain more, but those are the big three.
I actually have an "adult" doll that I collect clothes for. He's a plush Cthulu. Here he is at Loch Ness in Scottish garb. He was our mascot on our two UK trips.
I wish I had kept my baby doll and all my Little Golden Books from the late 40's and early 50's. I have been able to purchase many of the books from antique dealers, and some wonderful people online have found some for me. The baby doll I had, had a real rubber body. Not many of those around anymore.
White House menu from the Lyndon Johnson Administration. My cousin was at the dinner celebration the Apollo astronauts. He gave me the menu signed on the back by Chas. Lindburgh, Alan Shepard, Werner Von Braun, Betty Grissom, Clark and Mary Clifford, and my cousin, Stark Draper.
My complete collection of all of the Wizard of OZ series by Frank Baum.
My autograph book from 1960-1965.
Log Cabin maple syrup can that was shaped like a log cabin.
The shards and the yew I picked up in the last 4 years, I picked them up on my trips to the UK. The Gone with the Wind I inherited from my Great Grand Mother in 1989. It's not actually worth much, but it's cool.
Well, I guess I count myself lucky, because my Mom kept everything in her attic. I did lose a few old game boards when their house developed a leak :( I have my 1960 Barbies, and a box full of Golden Books. If I was good, Mom would buy me one when we went to the grocery once a week. I even have my LITTLE BLACK SAMBO.
Teresa in KY
When my grandmother died and her sister, my great aunt, died they left me some things that were from the late 1800's - knick knacks, collectibles such as painted china iced tea set, French creamers and sugar bowls, etc. One of the most treasured things that my aunt left me were from when her husband was in FDR's( first term as president) cabinet. There were handwritten notes from Mrs. Roosevelt, place cards from luncheons and dinners all hand-written on special cards that were decorated w/tiny feathers to resemble birds - all sorts of stuff like that. Also my year book from my senior year in high school in Houston, 1949. All those things got tossed as my husband was doing the tossing and I wasn't able to be in the attic because I was pregnant (again) and to him old stuff was old stuff and "you don't keep old stuff". I could be independently wealthy right now if I still had some of the "old stuff" and besides it's "neat".
bluegrassmom - Your edition of Little Black Sambo is probably quite valuable. Can you post a pic of the cover ? I'd love to see it ! I had it when I was a child too. It has been revised, re-illustrated, and even the wording has been changed over the years. The last edition of it was not well received.
Here is a link that tells the history of the book. When I was a child, I only thought of it as a cute story about a little boy and a tiger.
Me too, just a cute story about a little boy and his tiger.
Back in the early 50's mom bought me the Cinderella storybook that came along with two yellow 45 rpm records. The recording would speak the words and when it was time to turn the page a "doot, doot" sound would speak. I loved that book and played the records to death.
My 'Little Miss No-Name' doll. I remember seeing that doll in the store and I cried and cried because she looked so sad. Santa brought her to me for Christmas that year. I had just turned 5. I've often wished I still had her. http://www.whitless.com/littlemissnoname2.htm
JoanJ - Wow, I've seen things like 'Little Miss No-Name' in the modern day, like Hot Topic type stores, but that's pretty far from the standard for that time.
Aguane - I could use a few less candles on my cake, but I'd prefer a few more bucks in my wallet or a few more degrees on my wall. As long as we're talking about things we can't have right now ;o) Though if I was going to your birthday party I'd try to convince everyone to put only 16 candles on you cake after that comment.
I wish I have my doll Crissy where it has pull on top of hair to make long red hair and wind up back in short hair it had orange dress so disappoitned my neice cutting up hair and ruin that... I wish my mom to watch this doll away from not ruin that was my father bought me this doll when I were 9 years old after a year he kill himself now I don't have any to remember from my dad wish I could find this doll who has Cissy prefer to have my hand to remember from my dad bought for me. I wanted to have this so badly... =( It never stop me thinking of this doll Crissy.
Do anyone have one Crissy so please take picture so I can see it how much I miss that doll. Thanks!!
Oh yes yes yes thank u thank u that one what my dad bought me this Crissy doll make me tear in my eyes love that doll wish to know where I can buy who has it like this one. Thank u for tell me that u found it, I appreciate so much.
My metal colonial style doll house with all of its furniture and jointed little family people. I spent many hours playing with it and took very good care of it, even washing the floors in it with a miniature mop and bucket. Came the day when I decided I was getting too old for it, I took it all apart and carefully packed it away to save. Perhaps a year later, my brother who was stationed in VA in the navy came to visit a few days and when he left it was before I got home from school that day. My heart broke when my mother said that he took my beloved doll house and all of the furniture and family to take back down south to give to some of his wife's "poor" relatives because the kids had nothing to play with. NOBODY even asked me first and I resent him to this day for taking it behind my back. Sorry, I'm not an uncharitable person but that one episode of my life really did hurt.
Redrose, you can find lots of the Crissy dolls on eBay for reasonable prices.
There are lots of things I wish I still had. But there are some things which got saved, like the stuffed toys from my first Christmas in 1944. I also have a polar bear which I got when I was quite small. I distinctly remember seeing it in the store, and was elated when my parents bought it for me.
Interesting thread. I wish I still had a 45 record of "Tortoise and the Hare" My cousin would die if I could find that or at least a digital copy of the story. The Tortoise would say "I may be slow, but I'm sure" in a long drawn out way.
I do still have the metal battery powered train set my Aunt and her boyfriend at the time gave to me for Christmas in 1960. I can still remember that like it was yesterday, but can't remember yesterday for some reason...
Wish I had my original issue of Jimmy Dean's "Big Bad John." It had a different ending than the one almost everyone has. The original ending said, "one h**l of a man." That wasn't acceptable in 1961, so they recalled all the records and changed the ending to "a big, big man." I bought mine as soon as they came in, and I think the store returned them that night. There's one on eBay right now for $30!