A while ago, I asked everyone here what was the worst thing you ever got in your ToT bag. This time, I thought I would ask what was the best thing you ever got. For me, there were two great presents I got for ToT.
I know I told this story before, but years ago, when I was a kid, and it was Halloween, there was an elderly gentleman who everyone thought was a "bum." (A "bum" according to Mt. Greenwood lor, was a wearwolf like creature who lurked in old garages, not the homless guy) Anyway, I was dared to ring his doorbell, and I did it, because I didn't believe in it. My ToT was a 1 pound hershey bar with an envelope taped to it. That envelope contained a 10 dollar bill, quite a bit of money for an 8 year old kid back in 1968.
The second really great ToT I got was a rather decent styrophome model glider. I was in one of the ritzier parts of our neighborhood, and this box was tossed into my bag. It contained the plane, which had a small battery operated electric motor and a wired controll unit shaped like a flashlight. It required two size D batteries. I put in the batteries, and to my amadement, that plane actualy flew in circles as I held it over my head. Longer wires from the power unit to the plane was also available. I picked up a 20 foot wire at Wolworths the following Spring, and I was the envy of the neighborhood.
Those two Halloweens were the best ones of my childhood. I don't remember what happened to that plane.
So what was the best ToT you ever got?