|Eye on the|
Horse back riding lessons - I was probably somewhere between 8-11 y.o.
"Trust, but verify."
Moved to Cape Cod and all the kids had mini bikes. I had to have one. Dad said if I could raise half the money for a mini bike he'd cover the other half. I was 10 (1970), had no money. Few months later after working 2 paper routes I had the $150. My parents were shocked, they really didn't want me to have a mini bike and I'm sure they figured there was no way I could save up that kind of money. Went and bought a Honda Z-50A mini bike. Ended up paying off the other $150 as well and then moved up to an XR-75 about a year later, again with my paper route money.
A baseball glove, Reggie Jackson model Rawlings
A Bear Polar II compound bow. Detassled corn that summer, saved enough for the bow, a quiver, sights, and a dozen matched arrows.
Fueled a 45 year addiction to archery.
----------The weather is here I wish you were beautiful----------
|Jazz Hands Ninja|
A new rack and pinion for a 1988 Chrysler New yorker. Used a hansens manuel and installed it myself.
NRA Certified instructor,
and Range Safety officer
Upper Hand Defense LLC
For me it was a slot car, 1/24
" Black Widow" had two engines and a picture of a black widow on the box.
Never happened though, instead I got a pocket knife and firecrackers.
|Husband, Father, Aggie,|
all around good guy!
GI Joe action figure
Hulk action figure
Fred Bear mini magnum bow
1956. Was it this one: TR-63
Or this one?
The top one for sure. Where did you find those pics? That's great.
.....never marry a woman who is mean to your waitress.
|SIG's 'n Surefires|
Box tops and $1 for an AR-7 Survival Rifle, just like issued to the USAF pilots!
"Common sense is wisdom with its sleeves rolled up." -Kyle Farnsworth
"Freedom of Speech does not guarantee freedom from consequences." Mike Rowe
NRA Life Member
A large version of the Swiss Army knife.
I worked baseball card shows with my dad on weekends. I would see this large an awesome Swiss Army knife at a travel/luggage store in Hollywood mall and drool...
I finally worked enough shows to save up the cash. $50 at the time (1987) was quite a bit of money, especially for an 9 year old.
A few days later while playing at a friends house, I managed to slice my thumb pretty good with it!
Still have the scar.
|thin skin can't win|
First car, starting with a paper route at age 10 in Florida.
Found out when I was 17 and asked what account my folks had transferred the $1,200 or so to when we moved to AL that they had apparently dumped it in with so much other on their failing auto parts store venture. How about that for a kick in the nuts?
My mom did make me whole on that, and I understood, but that was unexpected! Luckily I had saved up more since then, but wowza.
You only have integrity once. - imprezaguy02
My best recollection other than $.25-$1.00 toys is a used mini bike for $15.00. It was a used Sears mini bike around 1963-65 and for a young kid in the country it sure shortened up the distance to friends houses.
|Equal Opportunity Mocker|
Crossman 760 pellet rifle with 4x scope.
"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving."
-Dr. Adrian Rogers
|Web Clavin Extraordinaire|
This BAMF Transformer when I was 9ish:
Chuck Norris put the laughter in "manslaughter"
Educating the youth of America, one declension at a time.
|Edge seeking |
My mom's dad bought my dad a 550 in the 1950s. I shot it a lot and it was no problem for a 12 year old to keep it in his room. I was finalizing a deal on one at gun show when my cell phone rings, my dad says he still has it and he'd give it to me next time he saw me. It shoots little bitty groups.
|Edge seeking |
Possibly more iconic electronics store in Kansas City at the time was McGee Radio. Their catalogs were amazing and so were the prices.
A cowboy revolver from the Western Auto catalogue! It came in the mail, but Granma got the mail. And the gun. And a switch.
|Dances With |
Slight thread drift, if I may.
My Mother bought and gave me my very first gun that was mine, all mine, no borrowing brother's anymore.
Mom owned a small business and it turned out she decided to buy me the gun for my 16th birthday. She told me she funded it by saving all the 50 cent pieces that she received through her cash register.
It was a Marlin Glenfield Model 60 22cal rifle with a scope. I think it was about $70 or so. She purchased it from Otasco, (Oklahoma Tire and Supply), if you are regional to Oklahoma and the surrounding area back in the day it was a great store chain, but now long gone.
That was really my first observation about saving up to buy something.
I still have it, thanks Mom. I will never forget.
There was an OTASCO store just 2 stores down from our family store. I loved that place, and the people that ran it.
|Stuck on |
Metroid on NES.
One night, lightning struck the oak tree.
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