Thanks to everyone who commented on my post about the strange experience I had. I guess the world isn't what it was when I was a kid.
Then again, maybe it never was what it was, LOL!
Still, there are some nice things that are still around. Remember the game "Cat's Cradle"? Did you play it as a little girl? I know I did! And I was very pleased and surprised to see two young girls, of about 8 and 10, playing it while waiting to see the doctor last night. Even better, I was happy with myself because I remembered how to do it, too! I'm sure it's been 40 years since I played--and I still remember the pinky-crossing step, LOL! I guess it's like riding a bike--you never really forget.
Did you play Chinese checkers? Jacks? How about "Miss Mary Mack?" In this day of video games, it was nice to see something so non-tech as that loop of string around little fingers. I think it's a shame that such things are becoming a lost art. If you have daughters...heck, if you have sons...teach them what you remember from your own childhood.
I have a Jacob's Ladder I brought to work (yes, the almost-52-year-old loves toys) and one of the sisters just couldn't get enough of it. Simple pleasures!