Uncle Tom's Toys "Amusements that may cause injury or death"
(Don't try this at home!)
A Message From Uncle Tom "If he's not in action, he's probably in traction"
Yes, toys may cause injury or death. So does eating, drinking, breathing, driving, etc... Why not live your life with fun and excitement with dangerous toys. I was "amused" as a child and was privileged enough to experience these crazy activities first hand! When we got bored with the toys we had, we would make up our own. Running around the house in opposite directions with sharp pointed sticks. A pointed stick could poke an eye out but it could also fling a crab apple 50 yards! Your dads ax or hatchet could stick in a tree at twenty paces. What ever happened to climbing trees? Miles above the forest floor with a sack lunch and a couple of packs of fireworks kept us entertained all summer. This web site is for the kid with the nick name "Jart" (guess how he got it). It's for every kid that jumped off the roof with an umbrella, garbage bag and even a pogo stick. It's for the kid who was going to jump 14 garbage cans and only made 8. His new nick name was scab! If someone got hurt we would evolve in a split second. "Lets not do it that way again". There are 100s of "don't try this at home" shows on TV and the interweb. Nothing compares to the everyday life of a kid growing up in the 50s, 60s and 70s. With all the scrapes, brakes and lacerations we never sued and always, always kept trying new things. If you thought we had it rough, here is a brief list of the things kids have to worry about today: carpel tunnel, diabetes, obesity, re-called toys from China, the WORLD WIDE WEB of predators and millions of hours of time wasted in front of a tv gaming screen. While going to some garage sales a few years ago, I realized something. Here were big beautiful yards, sunshine and no kids. Maybe they were at a practice or game (I hope so, but doubt it).
To sum up, have a ball, just don't swallow it!
Thanks for stopping by! uncletom
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