Saturday, December 27, 2008

Round Robin Challenge: Favorite Toys

"It is never too late to have a happy childhood."

-Tom Robbins

Karen's choice for this RR is "Favorite Toys." We don't really collect toys per se, and I was never really a part of any of the uber Toy sensations in toys, such as Beanie Babies, but we do like good old fashioned board and card games. We had some classic games that Alan had as a child, but they were lost to the hands of a thief some years back. Now we mostly have the card games and a few board games like Monopoly and Balderdash. Skip-Bo is Alan's favorite of the card games, my favorite is Quiddler. Fun. I wish I could find Masterpiece, or Stock Market at a toy store again. I should probably take a look around eBay, I know Alan would love to get one of those old games some birthday or Christmas. For now we have Skip-Bo, which we play so often, that I just got a brand new set for this Christmas, to replace the set I got last year! We play it a lot!

I love stuffed animals, as a little girl that would probably be considered my favorite toy. I had a small stuffed skunk named Stinky, and a stuffed turtle my brother brought back from Vietnam. I still have the turtle, but he is packed safe away in our storage room outside. I still love that turtle after all these years. I have a multitude of bears scattered around the house, which for some weird reason the cats have shown no particular interest in. LOL. I guess the stuffed Christmas bear was something special in their eyes. My very favorite stuffed animals is a Boyd's moose, I named him Ross, after Ross Perot. LOL. He is always on my bed or on my desk. When I have a good pout on, I have been known to drag him from room to room. LOL. He just makes me smile, so it's nice to have him around. Moose are such beautiful animals. I wish it was practical to own one. Yep, I am one of those crazy old ladies who still loves stuffed animals at the advanced age of 46!

Be sure to visit all the participating Round Robins, by clicking on the links below!

Linking List

Karen... Outpost Mavarin
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Carly... Ellipsis
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Connie... Far Side Of Fifty Photos
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Marina... Milepebbles
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Em Dy... Captured Beat


Jama... Sweet Memories
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Suzanne R... SuzyQ421's Photo Blog
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Marie... Photographs & Memories
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Linda... Mommy's Treasure
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Sherrie... Sherrie's Stuff
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Molly... Return of the White Robin


Gattina... Keyhole Pictures
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Terri... Ways I See The World
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Valerie... Rosemary's Other Baby


**Don't forget to find out what our next challenge will be! Drop by the official Round Robin blog later this weekend to find out all the details! See ye next year!

-Carly
"Skip-Bo"
Berkeley, California
December 2008

9 comments:

Marina said...

I wish I could see that Ross moose....I agree with you: moose are beautiful animals. Thanks for sharing!

Suzanne R said...

I enjoyed your insights and comments about your game playing and other toy-enjoyment! I'm not much of a game player but I like to watch family members play -- they have so much fun! (My luck is always abysmal! LOL!)

splummer said...

Hi!
I like to play skip-bo myself, but can never remember how to set it up! Thanks for stopping by my place.

Sherrie

Molly said...

I do not remember playing Skip-bo, but Mastermind and Stock Market are games that our family enjoyed in years past. But my all-time favorite games is the trivia game,"Facts in Five."

Far Side of Fifty said...

Skip- bo is a wonderful game we play it with the Grandkids! I like you have toy treasures packed up and put away so far it takes a ladder to get them down. Wonderful photo..perfect!:)

Gattina said...

It's a pity that I can't see your stuffed skunk, hahaha ! What a cute and special toy ! Never saw something like that ! I still love very much stuffed animals and have a few cats sitting on my bed ! (besides the real once of course)

miss alaineus said...

i got here via tressa at storms whisper.

when i hang out with my friends we play board games. we drink and have a good time and it's just fun.

you can get the stock market game. it's called 'pit!' now. i just played it.

i myself am a racko fanatic.

miss alaineus

Jama said...

I'm not a big fan of board games, or any kind games, I guess I'm the bored one. Give me a book anytime! lol

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Interesting - I've never heard of that game at all. I like the photo, though!