Kids of the fifties had games and toys quite different from those of today. Some of the old ones may still be played today, but so many new things come out every year it's hard to keep up with them all. Here are a few that I recall.
Now I'm not going to say how to play the games. You probably know how to better than I.
Card Games like Old Maid and others.
One of the most popular shows on TV was "Howdy Doody."
Outside, we rode our bicycles, played baseball in the neighbor's backyard, and wandered up and down the street, visiting with all our friends.
Then there were the trips we took when every five miles we said, "Are we there yet?' Our parents would say, "Read the road signs or play I Spy." So we did. Did you ever read a Burma Shave Sign?
Burma-shave signs first appeared on U. S. Highwasy 65 near Lakesville, Minnesota in 1926 and remained a major road advertisement for the Burma-Shave brand of brushless shaving until 1963.
I remember one that my sister and I always read on the way to visit our grandparents in Bowie.
"A man who passes on hills and curves is not a man of iron nerves, he's crazy."
I don't know why I remember that one. Weird, huh?
Anyhow, flashback to the games of the 1950s.