When Yo-Yos Were The Thing

Do you remember a year or two back when it was impossible to escape the marketing web for fidget spinners. They were everywhere, everyone gave them away.  Looking back, at just about the time I got interested in girls, the hula hoop was king.  Well, even before that there was a time when the fad was yo-yos:

Image: Vancouver Sun, 1933/4/19, p.12

Good to see our local shops were keeping up with the trends!

2 Responses to When Yo-Yos Were The Thing

  1. Ferry Seagull says:

    Vancouver’s Harvey Lowe was one of the original thirteen yo – yo demonstrators for Cheerio, the 1932 World Yo – Yo Champion and a 2005 inductee into the AYYA Hall of Fame. Harvey started yo-yoing in 1931 at the age of 12 with a Duncan 77.
    Lowe bought his first yo-yo in 1931 for 35 cents.
    Lowe held a variety of positions throughout his lifetime, including doorman at a gambling club, owner of the Smilin’ Buddha Cabaret, stage manager at the Marco Polo and a restaurateur involved with Chinatown restaurants like the Bamboo Terrace, the Kingsland and the Asia Gardens.

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