When Kendall and I went into town on Saturday in Eagle River, we came upon an estate sale, so we happily picked up a bunch of stuff we "needed," including two beach blankets, an old volleyball, a camping rug, two nights worth of firewood, and a box of games, all for the amazing low price of $24. Inside the box was a vintage toy that thrilled me! Remember "clackers?"
As you can see from this video, clackers are a challenging toy to get the hang of. (Try to ignore the empathetic laughter on my part; it's just that I remember those bruise-inducing blows well.)
My kids are covered in bruises from playing with these all weekend, but they think the bruises are cool.
Sadly, clackers were discontinued in the 1970's, due to injuries sustained by children trying to play with them. Shocking!