Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Worlds in Conflict!

Boy there's something about being in command of opposing forces.
Whether it was the Civil War, or ships at sea, or the reaches of outer space, the American Way was to take that territory and MILITARIZE it!

While Tommy Hefner (my best friend) and I DID play Civil war, that was because somewhere I had acquired a Union Forces cap (blue not gray). Tommy just wore his cowboy hat and we were just fine.
However, in our youthful excitement we would say that we were playing SILVER War, not "Civil War."

When I was growing up in the 1960s I had lots of Army Men and Cowboys and Indians, but they were all bought at TG&Y or Kresge's. Very few items came in the mail to the Alfred house, except for bills.
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