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My favorite childhood toys were my jump rope and my hula hoop. I loved to be outside and doing that all day until it got dark with my friends. It was so much fun and good exercise as well. I was a real outdoorsy girl when I was younger and now I prefer the indoors.

Sweetheartxoxo Sweetheartxoxo 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 19, 2008

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Jump rope was the best. Waaaaay back in the 60's, all the Mom's were very young and they were home all day. I remember summer days in the city, hardly anyone had air conditioning, so the Mom's hung outside on the stoops, and they often turned the jump rope for us and took their turns jumping hot pepper or double dutch. Bright hot golden days, block after block of switching rope and skipping girls and women, exerting themselves to the absolute limit, chanting street rhymes.

I loved my hula hoop too! I was a good hula hooper also! :)