‘Memory Lane: Golden Stamp Books’ (2016)

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These were some of my all-time favorite toys–the Golden stamp books.

Memory Lane: Golden Stamp Books

Of course, you had to have an attention span, and an imagination, to enjoy these. On each page was a short article to read, a line drawing to color with your crayons, and a full-color stamp to paste in.

I don’t know how old I was when my Grammie got me In Days of Old: The Story of the Middle Ages–ten, tops, no older than that–but I remember it as if I’d read it yesterday. The pictures and the text ignited my imagination, and to this day I’m still interested in the Middle Ages. Still learning.

I am so glad I didn’t have to settle for “Zombie Apocalypse” on some kind of electronic gizmo.

5 comments on “‘Memory Lane: Golden Stamp Books’ (2016)

  1. I remember those as well. I had zero attention span in those days, except for my interest in mechanical things, so I didn’t do much with them. I regret that, to this day. This was a well thought out approach to educational recreation.

  2. I have a vague recollection of these, but I think I was too old to own any of them myself. I probably just saw them at someone’s house or in a store and wished I could justify getting one for myself.

    But yes, in my youth (over a hundred years ago, it sometimes seems) we had much more interesting toys and entertainments, things that kept us not just engaged but actively engaged. Things that we could invent, create, modify, control — rather than things programmed to control us. And we also had face-to-face contact with friends, rather than Facebook sideswipes with “friends.”

    Okay, so I’m an old fogey. it’s better than being a young fogey.

  3. I’m with you, Lee. Those computer X-Box games are robbing people of their lives. Don’t they know time is our most precious possession? Another character building truth no longer taught in public schools. I see where many parents are considering home-schooling because of their guarantee experience.

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