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The Duncan Yo-Yo

The yo yo was one of my favorite toys that I played with and used to help pass the time away with as a youngster. It’s too bad that today’s kids aren’t into yo yos as we were back in the day. It has been a long time since I haven’t even seen a yo yo in a store, on TV, in a toy box nor being played with by anyone, which is sad because I know that they are still being made and used in competitions.

I only know this because I stumbled onto the Duncan Yo Yo website earlier today and saw that they are still being manufactured and used by some folks out there. Now I want to go out and buy a couple and see if I can still manage to do the tricks that I used to do so many years ago.

blast from the past

Duncan Yo Yo

Backyard Playgrounds

If you ever want to purchase what is considered now a days to be backyard playgrounds then I would encourage you to see the swing sets richmond va has to offer these days. They have professionals ready to build and install whatever you come up with in order to make the kids in your family and neighborhood some pretty happy campers.

Right now they are featuring this delightful play set that I have taken the liberty of cutting and pasting onto my blog so that you can really see what I am talking about. I hope that you can see the quality wood and the quality work involved with this wonderful piece of work.

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Delightful Backyard Play-Set


Busy Hands Are Happy Hands!

I have found that it really pays off to have an emergency bag of items packed away for your kid(s). Just a few things to keep the wee ones occupied while all the adults in the adult world are busy. I would always have a few story books, travel size games, puzzle books, crayons, markers, paper, deck of cards, coloring books and a few small toys like the kind you get in the kids meals from so many of the fast food chains offer us.

This emergency bag was used in courtrooms, doctor’s waiting rooms, hospital trips and visits, road trips and a variety of other places that would have been a real challenge to deal with kids that had nothing to do to keep them busy. My mother used to always say “Busy hands are happy hands” and boy didn’t she hit the nail on the head with that one. Thanks Mom!


Can You Solve This Puzzle?

You are riding on a beautiful white horse.

On your left side is a drop off..

On your right side are several ostriches being chased by a lion.

In front of you are four large gazelles that won’t get out of your way and you can’t seem to overtake them.

Behind you is a stampede of horses.

What must you do to get out of this highly dangerous situation?

* Get your drunk ass off the merry-go-round. *

Radioshack Rechargeable Batteries

The need for rechargeable batteries has become great these days, with the price of regular batteries rising and rising each time I go out and try and buy some and that just irks me something awful. There are so many things that I rely on that take batteries and then I have to throw them away and they end up in the landfill, which isn’t “green” at all. So I’ve decided to go ahead and make the switch over to the rechargeable ones that I have found for a good price at radioshack online.

I can really feel for today’s parents that must go through batteries so quickly because most of today’s toys require them.