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June 06 2013 @ 10:28 pm
Do you remember?  
Do you remember these Fisher Price roller skates? I just stumbled upon them online for some strange reason and it took me back to when I was a kid and I wanted to learn to roller skate (I never did mind you) but I remember these things and I always loved that they expanded to fit bigger children or just growing feet.

Now, while these helped many a child learn to roller skate, I was not one such child but that had more to do with fear and lack of support rather than a wonderful childhood "toy" that could have really been useful. I have no children but I'd want any kids of mine to have these too.

It is strange. Some of the best things from our childhood were labelled "Fisher Price."
nostalgic
nostalgic
 
 
 
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Jill aka Jo: Movie: Alice Wonder wonderlandsireesanwar on June 7th, 2013 09:56 pm (UTC)
LOL Yeah I talked about the record player here http://sireesanwar.livejournal.com/707021.html

I remember loving that record player but I never really remained enthralled with them.

See I remember playing with the skates but I never really learned.
daxcat79: Avengers:  Golden Hornsdaxcat79 on June 7th, 2013 03:05 pm (UTC)
I can rollerblade, but not skate. I tried once and felt very awkward....

Always wanted to learn.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on June 7th, 2013 09:57 pm (UTC)
Hey me too and I had these skates.
aliasx_nothing_here on June 7th, 2013 03:24 pm (UTC)
I had those. Gosh we are old :)
Jill aka Jo: ST: DS9 Cheerssireesanwar on June 7th, 2013 09:58 pm (UTC)
LOL Shh don't tell anyone.
aliasx_nothing_here on June 7th, 2013 10:28 pm (UTC)
You're older than me though, so I feel a bit better :D
Jill aka Josireesanwar on June 8th, 2013 07:32 am (UTC)
HEY! :-P
Angelserenitysangel on June 10th, 2013 04:53 pm (UTC)
Never had these as a kid, but did have an old pair of metal ones. Never was very good at them lol
Jill aka Jo: Fringe: I Promise Walter and Petersireesanwar on June 13th, 2013 11:21 pm (UTC)
Me either. Never learned to skate so... but they did help other children.
tracyj23: Assorted - dog flyingtracyj23 on June 10th, 2013 06:03 pm (UTC)
I didn't have those but I remember my neighbour having them. :) I had a whole bunch of other Fisher Price toys - have you checked out Chapters lately? I've found they're re-releasing some of those toys like the barn and school and record player. Pretty pricey but they're for people like us to buy for our kids since we have good memories of those days. I bought one of the little record players at a garage sale for Tim when he was little, for all of 25 cents. Well worth it! Of course he always called the records CD's. *lol* Now even CD's are out of date - he just gets stuff straight from iTunes. What a world we live in!
Jill aka Jo: Spartacus: yellowsireesanwar on June 13th, 2013 11:24 pm (UTC)
Yep. I would have bought my kids a FP record player but I haven't had any yet... still it would be fun. I love seeing some of those old toys.

Seriously, I feel like the more modern conveniences leave little for memories of good times.