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Subject: Re: looking for 1980's black Tonka Pick-up


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Jim
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Date Posted: 15:48:14 08/18/10 Wed
In reply to: NYMegan 's message, "looking for 1980's black Tonka Pick-up" on 20:58:49 01/07/08 Mon

You are welcome to look through my tonka pictures to see If I have the one you are looking for. Just email and will send you the pictures.

jim


>My son is 28 years old (born 1979). when he was very
>young, before kindergarten probably in 1983 or 1984,
>he traveled with us to India while we did business.
>Since we were there for a few weeks, he had a few fav
>toys to amuse him. His black Tonka pick-up truck was
>one. It was not tiny or huge, but "average" in size.
>If you pulled it back and then pushed a small yellow
>button on the hood it sprang forward.
>
>We did business with a nice family in Bombay. They
>had a lovely son whom my son played with for a few
>days.
>
>Before we left India, I suggested we give this Indian
>boy the black Tonka truck and I promised to replace it
>when we got home to NYC. (in those days India had
>virtually NO imports and a toy like that would have
>been something no one would ever had laid eyes on
>there). Nico reluctantly agreed. When we returned
>home 2 weeks later, I was unable to find another of
>the same model truck again. My son was crushed, it
>had been his favorite.
>He's grown up now, of course, and a very good and kind
>man, an officer in the Merchant Marine and a
>scientist, BUT one day soon I'd LOVE to present him
>with THAT truck again.
>
>ANY SUGGESTIONS???

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Re: looking for 1980's black Tonka Pick-upRoger Otto05:31:06 01/03/12 Tue


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