Some toys from our time just never really seem to go out of style. Some of them will probably outlast many of us, if you know what I mean.
1920s — Yo-Yo
All hail the Yo-Yo! This classic is actually an ancient invention, going back to China circa 1000 B.C. Or was it ancient Greece? The Philippines? Historians may be divided as to its exact origins, but variations of the spinning-disk-on-a-string toy had certainly been around for centuries before 1928, when Pedro Flores began manufacturing the yo-yo in the United States, calling it by its Filipino name. Flores soon sold his toy company to a competitor, Don Duncan, a marketing whiz whose promotional Yo-Yo trick contests would launch the toy’s popularity into the stratosphere.
I sometimes think that some of the earlier toys were the most fun to play with...and may still be. Thing about the older stuff, you could play with them even in a power outage, ya know?
By the way, sorry about missing the post from yesterday. Medical problems got in the way and I forgot.Sometimes life happens, ya know?
Coffee in the kitchen this morning.