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post #41 of 44
My folks saved some things from our childhoods, mostly Fisher Price Little People stuff - and we got ours in 1969 thru 1972, so this stuff is OLD. Some of it hasn't survived, but a lot of the actual LP themselves + furniture are in great shape and my son loves them. Like a PP said, there's nothing like seeing your child play with your old toys. So I may save a few things here and there. But I will keep them at my own house, as my folks have with our old things. If they degrade over time, they will have to be thrown out.
post #42 of 44
We are saving SOME. Brio train track. Nice and tidy in a bin.

My daughter's American Girl doll and the crib that was MY baby doll crib. All of her Angelina Ballerina stuff. Again, all packed very nicely to keep it nice is key. I think it will be neat to see my grandchildren playing my kid's toys. Just some--not everything for sure.
post #43 of 44
I haven't read the entire thread yet, but here are my thoughts. I plan on keeping a few classic simple type toys for the grandchildren (hopefully we are blessed with some!). We normally are not big on keeping stuff, but this seems important to me.

My dad died when I was 13. Last Christmas my uncle (my dad's youngest brother) came out with a couple presents for my DS (really for both kids though). He gave him a wooden train set and a marble run that they had played with as kids. These are toys that my dad played with and now my kids can too. I cannot tell you how much that means to me. If I don't end up gifting them to one of my siblings down the road (they are all quite a bit younger than me and childless still), they will be kept for grandchildren.

I don't have a lot left of my dad besides memories and some photos, and this was one of the most thoughtful things someone has done for me and my kids. :
post #44 of 44
My inlaws saved a lot, and I am so grateful.

My partner's grandfather made a lot of wooden toys that my children now enjoy- a kitchen, high chair, table and chairs, cradle, rocking horse, etc.
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