Not counting love, friendship, and the always MUCH appreciated cash, I'm thinking about a toy I got for Christmas from my folks in the early 70's.

It was called "The Air Blaster". You just cocked it once and it shot a big puff of air at whatever you aimed it at. It was handy for annoying my little sister and blowing tinsel right off of our Christmas tree.

I think I got that toy the same year that dad "flocked" mom. Those were the days when you didn't buy a tree already flocked. You bought a kit that hooked up to your vacuum and sprayed it yourself.

Good memories.