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Re: Did you have View Masters as a kid?

Oh yes, mine was filled with pix of movie stars.

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Re: Did you have View Masters as a kid?

Yes, I had a View Master and enjoyed it for years!  They are still available on the View Master and Amazon websites.

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Re: Did you have View Masters as a kid?

@hckynut, here's a pic of one. A slide show machine, had one in he 50s, they're still available today.

 

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Re: Did you have View Masters as a kid?


@qualitygal wrote:

And, was there a child's book, that you shared with your kids, or grandkids growing up? I wonder too, from today's teachers, what are some of the favorite stories kids of today like? I mean books, even though you can read them on line now.

 

We had View Masters as kids and now, that's one thing I wish we'd have kept.

 

Been checking on books I liked as a child. There's still Little Golden Books out there and I love the illustrations. I have found the names now of some of my favorites.

 

Care to add to this?


Loved my view master! As a teacher, I would love to have some of this "retro" stuff back!

 

Also had "The Little Professor" and...

 

"Pot People".  I was an only child and made dozens of friends every summer on vacation with these!  Cat Very Happy  Happy summers!

 

Image result for pot people pots and pans with faces

 

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Re: Did you have View Masters as a kid?

Thanks for explaining what they are. Interesting.

No, I didn't have one.
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@Pandalady, Pot People! How cute! I've never seen those . . .

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Re: Did you have View Masters as a kid?

Those were so much fun.  You could stare as long as you wanted.  I had a lot of scenic slides.  I loved seeing the mountains actually "behind" the forest or the grasslands.

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Re: Did you have View Masters as a kid?

I never had one but my cousin did.  I would look at it but got bored with it rather quickly!

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@MaggieMack wrote:

@hckynut, here's a pic of one. A slide show machine, had one in he 50s, they're still available today.

 

 

 

@Thank you @MaggieMack.

 

Never have seen one of these before. 

 

 

hckynut(john)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Did you have View Masters as a kid?


@MaggieMack wrote:

@Pandalady, Pot People! How cute! I've never seen those . . .




I know!Cat Very Happy  Hubby and I were talking about them the other day after watching "reel to reel" movies with my parents that showed me and several of my "new best friends" in the hotel pool!

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