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Betsy Wetsy doll ad from the The Ideal Toy Co. started manufacturing her in named after the head of the company, A. She was one the first of the popular dolls to also be offered in ethnic versions. I loved my Betsy!

See Dick. See Jane. Run, Spot, run. I LOVED these books...they were so...riveting. :)

Dick Jane Sally Spot Puff Tim - learned to read with them. I loved reading these books as a kid!

I couldn't wait until we got the new Christmas catalog.... I would go through and mark everything I wanted and then said Santa could take his pick!  lol!

Remember the BIG catalogs? I especially loved the Sears 'Christmas' catalog. many a night, circling things that I wanted Santa to bring! Of course it helped that my family had a Sears Catalog Store!

TV variety show...so funny!

The funniest tv variety show! comedians, Carol Burnett, Tim Conway, Harvey Korman, and Vicki Lawrence!

Old gum...yum!!

Chiclets - with the see through window.I luved this gum when I was little!

Sally, Dick, Jane, Puff, Tim and Spot, Mother and Father. We remember the adorable children and pets well, they are still wonderful book and readers for today's children to learn from.

Sally, Dick and Jane Reader

old library book thingies! wish they still did this...

Library book check-out cards. I remember signing a lot of these when I was young because a trip to the library and selecting the exact right book to read was a real adventure back in my day.

Good memories of 1st grade & Mrs. Friedman, my favorite teacher..{GM}

Dick and Jane books. I remember mom reading these until I could read them on my own

We had a lot of these Disney Read-Alongs...."when you hear Tinker Bell's chimes, turn the page" :)

We had a lot of these Disney Read-Alongs."when you hear Tinker Bell's chimes, turn the page" :) I played them on my Mickey Mouse record player.

My mom has this book!

My mom has this book!