Simultaneously, I was witnessing the race to space, the rumors of UFO’s and TV series like Star Trek. we played in a world of jumbled imagery. Super heroes, police, robbers, Native Americans, cowboys, astronauts and aliens might all appear in our make-believe playtime.We used what motley props we could assemble: homemade wooden swords and slingshots, secret decoder rings, ray guns, and x-ray eyeglasses. We wore whatever old clothing our parents would let us use: hats and aprons and old work gloves. A kitchen pot might become a helmet, a witch’s cauldron or a drum. An old towel might become a flying carpet, bandages or a cape!