What items do you still have from your childhood?
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I have a pretty good bit of stuff, Barbies and clothes my grandmother made for them, stuffed animals, two of those 3' tall little girl dolls that each wear one of my old dresses. I'm not a hoarder, but have always held onto things. Thank goodness my parents didn't toss my stuff as I got older!
All my Star Wars action figures, my Atari 2600 and tons of games, Pong, Speak and Spell, plush Ewoks, my lab microscope… 🙂
I do have a tickle trunk for my daughter, full of 'firsts' & momentos. We drag it out every now & then & it's so heartwarming to remember all the little things that flavor your life. I'm proud she has no intententions of throwing out her shit 🙂
Absolutly nothing. I must have known I wouldn't want any reminders.
Tons of books, these birthday/age dolls my gma gave me, little knick knacks/souvenirs that I have on a shelf in my office. I am pretty sure I still have Hooter, the elephant from Michael Jackson's Captain EO. I had a huge bear named Humphrey an ex gave me, that was with me until a few years ago when I finally passed him on to Goodwill.
OMG, this caused a 'clutch the pearls' moment because it's so indicative of my past. My porringer, milk cup and various juice cups [all smaller than the milk cup and each one was only used for a specific juice; my mother had my initials put on the bottoms since .925 silver is easily monogrammed so she could distinguish my sister's and my stuff. I use them to hold things on my desk now.
No dolls, clothes, books, or blankies just some nice old cold [relatively soft] silver. And like MDB, a number of unresolved childhood issues. 😉
A tiny diamond ring I wore as a baby. A few pieces of fine jewelry left to me by my maternal grandmother. Some photographs.
Awesome dollhouse that my dad built me. It got mangled in a move, but I started fixing it this summer for my daughter. My dad just passed away, but I am so grateful that he was alive long enough to share it with him.
I still have my baby blanket and it's still on my bed. Several years ago when I was in the hospital (I was 28 at the time) a friend asked me if I had any stuffed animals she could bring me from home to have while hospitalized. I asked for my baby blanket instead. 🙂
My Cabbage Patch Dolls ( 1984 and 85). My little ponies, Barbie and Jem dolls. My mother got rid of all my HeMan and SheRa dolls. Grrrr
My father chased a Cessna down the runway in Santa Monica when he heard they were flying back east. He gave them an Indian blanket to give me for my 13th birthday…I still take naps under it.
A family friend accidentally slammed the piano key cover on my fingers when I was about 4. They bought me a bunny wearing a polka dot outfit, which I still have. I don't think I'll ever be able to get rid of it.
A voodoo doll and I'm using it now.
A rug made from the first bear I slew with my bare hands.
Some books, two or three teddy bears, a couple of dolls, a chest of drawers I now use as a bed table, a tea set. I might be just a bit of a hoarder.
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My teddy bear, and two Opus dolls (opi?). I also have a blanket my sister knitted for me. That blanket has followed me through my entire life – 2 cities internationally and 8 US cities
Every Cher album from the first Sonny & Cher album to her album in the nineties. Including a lot of magazines and newspaper articles that I clipped. Oh, and the book that J. Randy Taraborelli wrote about her.
My Roy Rogers mug.
I still have my baby blanket, which has since been passed on to my son, as well as a sweater that my Nan knitted for me 🙂
The Princess and the Goblin by George McDonald, a rock kind of like lava but smoother and rounded, a two headed troll but my dog chewed the lower body off, a stamp collection.
I don't think I have anything. I've moved way too many times.
I have the scrapbook my mom made and a clay owl I made in school. I also have a ceramic ram that I made when my mom had a ceramic shop, and it's always in my living room.
I still sleep with a stuffed animal that I stole from my brothers crib when I was 3. I am now 23 and still sleeping with that stuffed animal.
Baby blanket, some clothing, jewelry my grandmother gave me, a clock my grandpa gave me before he passed.
Trukish Taffy, that made me cry.
My condolences Turkish Taffy, that must have been so painful.
My American Girl dolls, their clothes/beds, my books, a couple of stuffed animals maybe. Stuff that I don't have anywhere else to put so it's all in my Mom's basement.
Pinky, my pink stuffed dog since birth.my Michael Jackson DollMy Donny Osmond dollCabbage Patch kids ( they just turned 28 on Sept 3!)most of my barbies and ALL my 105 smurfs.
My brother lost a battle with cancer when he was 6 and I was 5. Fifty years ago and I still miss him. I kept his cowboy blanket all these years.
Car54 we are the same age. Except my Mom threw out my treasure of Barbie AND ORIGINAL Superman and Batman comics. Feh.
The only thing I still have is my 45 collection from the early 60s.
All my Osmond albums including when they sang on an Andy Williams album long before they put out their own LP.
My rainbow brite sheets. I don't know why that was something my mom decided to keep, as I don't have a twin size bed anymore, but I figure I could figure something to do with them if I ever have kids
My first t-ball trophy.
Goosebumps, the amazing RL Stine books. Other than that, nothing. My mom saved some of my brothers things (TMNT action figures mostly) but she tossed most of mine.
A Raggedy Anne doll I got for Xmas when I was 5. I also have a jeans purse I made when I was about 9. Embroidered with flowers on it. It looks like a 9 year old made it.
I was given a teddy bear by a woman in the Hospice home where I spent a great deal of my childhood. (Not as a patient, she was the patient). She was amazing, and was in a wheelchair, had a gold tooth, and she never stopped laughing. When she gave it to me, it was a huge deal because my childhood was bullshit and it's one of the few gifts I ever received. I never played with it, and I still keep it with me.
tl;dr, it's a bear.
I have my stuff Monkey. I got it at Children's Hospital the day I was born. I had to be medi-flighted there and my twin wasn't. Its probably the only thing I have from when I was a baby that she doesn't have one of too. Its been through a lot with me.
My Strawberry Shortcake doll(the original, not the one they have now),a few other random dolls (wish I still had my Barbies, don't know if my mother still has them, haven't talked to her in a few years), a few pictures, high school yearbooks, not much really.
A leather jacket I wore when showing horses and a small maple table with 2 kid size chairs.
My 2yo plays with my sesame street playhouse and we use a lamp from my bedroom for his nursery. I still have my stuffy from when I was a baby and all my books, as well as a couple more toys.
My dad, on the other hand, has all my starwars figures in boxes, those mcDonald's martians and spaceship and the my little ponies in mint condition. Because they're worth something? who knows.
photos, school work (art, awards, etc.), my baby blanket, Madame Alexander dolls and a big stuffed Monkey (named George) my mom made for me to dance with in my dance recital when I was 9. My daughters always loved George and I have pictures of my older daughter wearing her Bride Halloween costume pretend marrying George in the back yard (when she was 6).
Too many to list here, but my favorites include my Cabbage Patch dolls (since given to my little one), a ceramic Holly Hobbie tea set, and countless stuffed animals. My daughter is going to keep coming into "vintage" toys over the next several years.
The original Megatron (the one that turned into a pistol without the orange safety plug on the barrel) along with most of my Transformers I had. All of my video games from the Sears Pong system I had when I was 3 through the newest ones, my comic book collection (that numbers in the 10's of thousands now) and the complete Secret Wars and Super Powers super hero figure collections.
Honestly, I have most of my figures I bought or were given from the age of 5/6 and up.
I have a stuffed dog named Bowser (after the Sha-Na-Na guy…had a crush!) and a one-eared teddy bear named Sarge that belonged to my grandfather. Lots of my favorite kids books and a quilt.
I wish I still had the action figures and My Little Ponies that I played with growing up because I could sell 'em for a mint on Ebay now. 🙂
Car54, that sounds amazing, and luckily I had little sisters, cause it gave me an excuse to play barbies into middle school!
My rag doll Lucy. Most of my report cards, some pictures, etc.
Most of my toys and teddies went to my nieces and nephew, so they can be loved again 🙂 how very Toy Story 3 of me!