This blog post is part of my participation in a weekly writing meme called, "The Book of Me, Written By You" You too can be part of this experiment/experience, there is more information here, and at this Facebook page.
I may or may not publicly share what I write each week. This week I share.
Week 17, the prompt is Toys and Games
Can you remember your first toy, or game?
Do you still have it?
Who did you play with?
Did you play board games?
Have you inherited any of your family games & toys?
Share some pictures if you would like to!
Week 18, the prompt is, First Present or Gift
Can you remember it?
Who bought it for you?
Do you still have it?
Pictures or a description
Other special gifts?
Who did you play with, mostly my brother, who was younger. Board games, I have no memory of playing board games. I have faint memories of playing Monopoly, maybe as a teen or young adult. Our children played board games and sometimes convinced me to join in. I am not a "game" type of person, I rarely play cards and rarely board games.
I still have my baby doll, she drank from a bottle and then, well, wet herself. She has a few partial digits missing, her little fingers have quite the case of dry rot. I believe I must have played hard with her, her painted hair is worn. The clothes, by the way, are a remake of a prior, and well worn, outfit. I made this rendition, it is blue because our master bedroom was shades of blue for many years.
I also still have my Toni doll, again, well played with and loved. I even, oh, dear, hold your breath, sit down,
CUT HER HAIR!
Toni made a previous appearance on Reflections, you can read about her here. The dress in this photo was also sewed by me, about the same time as I did the one for the baby doll.
When I was a child, my mother sewed Toni a fairly extensive wardrobe, I wrote about it back in 2010.
This doll and wardrobe were heavily played with. My mother told me that she always hoped I enjoyed the clothes as much as she did sewing them. I believe I did.
Prompt 18, First Present or Gift.
I was about 5 years old when I received many outfits for Tony for Christmas, and a photo even survived.
(And, I was wearing a dress! Gracious!)
My dolls, my favorite childhood toy loaded with great memories.