Play's The Thing
By Aaron S. Birk
Thursday, October 11, 2001
What toy do you have fond memories of?
Now why is that?
You know, it built that hand-eye coordination and gave you a good workout.
Does the memory of it comfort you?
Oh yes, I still remember the Christmas we got it.
What was the best thing about being a kid?
That I didn''t have any responsibilities.
What toy did you really like?
A toy I did like? How about one I still like--my EZ-Bake oven. No cleaning, and it''s simple.
So what kind of toys will you get your kid?
Absolutelyanything he wants, and maybe one of those little electric Jeeps--I never got one of those.
Whattoy did you love as a kid?
My Tonka Trucks and this Six-Million Dollar Man doll I had.
What memory sticks with you about being a kid?
That we lived in a house with a steep hill and that I loved to ride my Big Wheel up and down that.
Do fond memories like that comfort people?
Yes, definitely, because it takes you back to a time when things were simple, carefree, and fun.