Just like family heirlooms.
And in this month's Shades of the Departed Magazine, I share both a Pointer family toy heirloom and a nickname of my husband's paternal grandfather, Forrest Pointer. The heirloom and nickname share the same family story. I also reveal in the article a toy once owned by Forrest's wife, Myrtle Haley, when she was young.
Below are additional photos of this Pointer family toy heirloom, Forrest's tractor, the toy Toy just had to have. And check out the article in Shades of the Departed. It just might give you some ideas about researching your toy family stories!