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What is the first Christmas present you remember getting?
« on: December 06, 2018, 01:33:26 pm »
Stole this idea from Starline Brass on FB,
The first Christmas present I remember was  the Mighty Mo toy cannon that shot plastic cannon balls.
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What is the first Christmas present you remember getting?
« on: December 06, 2018, 01:33:26 pm »

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Re: What is the first Christmas present you remember getting?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2018, 01:56:44 pm »
Mattel Fanner 50 Single Holster gun and belt.  Was in the 5th grade so that would have been in about 1957.
I used to watch the opening to the "Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp" and out draw him.  I kept it fair and did not start my draw till I saw him make his move.  I know my gun was lighter than the real ones...but who knows what TV Wyatt was using.

Kids in the neighborhood used to ask me to show my "fast draw".  One would say go and I'd do my thing.  They seemed impressed.

I did seem to see evidence I had a faster than normal reaction time as life went on.
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Re: What is the first Christmas present you remember getting?
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2018, 02:47:42 pm »
Stole this idea from Starline Brass on FB,
The first Christmas present I remember was  the Mighty Mo toy cannon that shot plastic cannon balls.


I got one of those too!

It was in the trash heap the next morning due to my brother and I targeting a milk bottle my sis was carrying!

POP was not happy but our range and trajectory were spot on!

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Re: What is the first Christmas present you remember getting?
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2018, 07:30:40 pm »
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Re: What is the first Christmas present you remember getting?
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2018, 08:55:20 pm »
A lump of coal.
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Re: What is the first Christmas present you remember getting?
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2018, 06:03:06 pm »
I don't have  any good memories  of Christmas as a child, lots of bad ones.  I honestly, don't remember anything from more then a few years ago.  To this day I hate Christmas.  Not humbug,  hate, but I would not miss it if it didn't  happen. I remember things I have people, but that's about it. 

When I was 12 I got a youth 1100 20 ga, but I don't remember opening it, or even remember it until the 1st duck hunt.   

Now if you want too hear bad things, how many hours do you have?


It kills me too see Christmas shit go in store before  Halloween
I always break all the clay pigeons,  some times its even with lead.

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Re: What is the first Christmas present you remember getting?
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2018, 07:15:58 am »
Lionel Super O train set.  Around 1960-62...can't remember perzactly.

I had forgotten the Mighty Mo even existed.  I checked on eBay...there was one...only $750 bucks.

Dang I hate to hear that for you Tab.  It should not be that way.
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Re: What is the first Christmas present you remember getting?
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2018, 01:05:20 pm »
A lump of coal.

...I guess my parents must have been more well-off than your folks because I always got a switch to go with my lump of coal.

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Re: What is the first Christmas present you remember getting?
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2018, 08:50:10 pm »
...I guess my parents must have been more well-off than your folks because I always got a switch to go with my lump of coal.

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Did you get to pick out your own switch, or did you get one they chose for you?

I just remembered something that must have been a Christmas gift. My younger brother and I got Uncle Henry LB7 Bear Paws when we were teens. I still have mine but can't carry it around here because the blade is over 3". Unlike all the pictures and videos I've seen, my sheath is black. Maybe I dyed it 40 years ago and don't remember doing it.

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Re: What is the first Christmas present you remember getting?
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2018, 01:27:44 pm »
I have one of those knives also, Jumbo...I bought mine from a friend's dad who was a MAC Tools distributor. It's the same Uncle Henry, but has the MAC logo on one side of the blade.


I guess the first toy I can remember for Christmas was a battery powered toy train engine that would run until it bumped something and then change directions until it ran into something again. It had an extremely loud whistle for a toy. That was probably around 1970.
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