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Old 09-04-2013, 20:06   #151
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Back in my days we had to convince chicks with lies and cheap booze. Nowadays the youngsters just out and drug them with RoHypno.


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Old 09-04-2013, 20:42   #152
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Not only were the bears I had to fight considerably bigger than the ones today, the hill was at a much steeper incline.
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Old 09-04-2013, 22:01   #153
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Back in my days we had to convince chicks with lies and cheap booze. Nowadays the youngsters just out and drug them with RoHypno.


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Old 09-04-2013, 23:11   #154
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Back in my days we had to convince chicks with lies and cheap booze. ]
Really? I was always told cocaine works wonders on co-eds. Not that I would know first hand of course...
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Old 09-05-2013, 02:14   #155
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Really? I was always told cocaine works wonders on co-eds. Not that I would know first hand of course...
I couldn't afford nose candy back then.


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Old 09-05-2013, 02:22   #156
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My wife has made some play dates for our oldest, and it seems odd to me.....

I'm 44 and when I was a kid we had pick up baseball games that were 9 vs 9, and no phone calls were made to set these up.

We played full contact tackle football with no pads or helmets.

We played kickball before school and at recess, and basketball in the driveway after school.

Sometimes you would see a gang of kids with shovels descend on a vacant lot and a BMX track with jumps, berms, and whoop de dos would appear.

We built forts and tree houses in the woods, and never asked the owner of the woods if we could claim his property as our own.

My dad would hand me a $20 and I rode my bike to the gas station for a carton of smokes.

I never applied sunscreen before the age of 21, and was outside from sunrise to sunset.

Mom would say "you have a doctor/dentist/eye doctor appointment after school, walk there and then walk home" and you went to the doc's by yourself.

"Home" was where mom was, and that was a bad place to be; she would give you BS chores to do. Best to leave until your stomach said it was time to venture home. I do remember watching it rain from the garage on several occasions; my BMX bike seemed to get taken apart and greased when it rained.

My friends did get Atari in high school; the novelty wore off in less than a year, as girls became interesting at that point, and you had sports practice after school, then homework, then sleep. There was no time to play video games at a friend's house.

Parents did not let you watch "your show" if "their show" was on at the same time. I do remember being inside to see Gilligan's Island and Brady Bunch reruns after school, maybe the baseball field was flooded that day. My dad liked Black Sheep Squadron, and let me watch it.

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Old 09-05-2013, 05:55   #157
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"Come on, we need to get new school clothes for you" were the worst 11 words you could hear back in 2nd grade.
I can still picture being stuck in a department store with mom while she picked out school clothes for me. The time was moving backwards. Just wanted to get out in the fresh air. The horror!

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Old 09-05-2013, 09:58   #158
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:38   #159
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Pickup games? We played 9 on 9 baseball and 11 on 11 tackle football pickup games. All organized with no adults involved.

Play dates? If any parent in our neighborhood had ever tried that, "lead balloon" would not even have begun to describe the reception that would have gotten.


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Old 09-05-2013, 11:33   #160
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My dad would hand me a $20 and I rode my bike to the gas station for a carton of smokes.
Aaaaand, no. Smokes were $1 a pack in MA as late as the 80's. Maybe he handed you a Fiver.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:59   #161
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Heck I was still walking to school every day even in High School. I had jobs but never saved enough for car, insurance, etc. No way would my mother buy a car for one of us, we were poor as dirt anyway.
We spent most of our times outdoors as kids. No way would we stick around the house because Mom would find chores for us to do. We were all over town, either on foot or our bikes. Every day was an adventure and we never ran out of things to do. We would play baseball, football, catch snakes and all other kinds of creatures we could find. There was kick the can when it started getting dark. We worked forever on our three story tree house. There was never enough time in the day. We never had air conditioners. We had a water cooler and when it got really hot, instead of laying in our beds, all six of us were laying on the floor in front of the water cooler. In the winter we would build snow forts. When we got really bored, we would climb the buildings on Main street and throw snowballs from there. We would try and sneak in and try to watch some TV whenever we were allowed. Most times Mom would interrupt our viewing and have some kind of chore to do. We only had 2 or 3 channels.
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:39   #162
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Yes being a younger guy older people always tell me how my stuff is bad and what they used to do, and it seems like there looking back through a filter.

I always love the "we weren't playing video games we were outside every day all the time." Then i bring up what they did during downpours, blizzards, ice storms and other greatest hits of the northeast's bipolar weather, they say they still went out. Then I ask them their favorite T.V. shows were and they name a million, so obviously they were inside watching tv not playing outside.

Or the we walked everywhere uphill both ways nosnsense. Busses existed if you lived in a city.

Whats your favorite things you were told.?
Things were better back in the old days..like the 80's before cell phones. Can you even imagine life without a cell phone.. I wonder how people made it. The 80's were awesome...hot women...cool cars and cool hair..now everyone looks the same and political correctness has destroyed America. But what age group are you talking? I remember the slender females that were awesome.

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Old 09-05-2013, 13:40   #163
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Ditto what Rabbi said. Sure we watched TV but there really wasn't a big choice. All I remember was the A-Team and Dukes of Hazzard on Friday nights during the middle 80's. And, of course, Dallas. (Early teens for me).

We were always outside, and had to be home when the street light came on.
I had to be within ear shot when the street lights came on, but didn't have to come in for the night until mom yelled it was time. We stayed out playing hide and seek, kick the can, just chattin with the neighbor kids...rarely inside but a few hours a day. During bad weather we either played in it or waited for it to be over usually standing under a car port or a tree. Snow was ALWAYS an exciting thing for me because I would go shovel for my neighbors and make over a hundred dollars a day!
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Old 09-05-2013, 13:42   #164
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Aaaaand, no. Smokes were $1 a pack in MA as late as the 80's. Maybe he handed you a Fiver.
Cigs were 30-40 cents a pack through the 70's and I routinely bought them as a 11-13 year old for adults. Couldn't stand them myself.

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Old 09-05-2013, 13:59   #165
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Back in the day, we didn't wake up every morning wondering what the POtuS was gonna wreck next.
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Back in the day, we didn't wake up every morning wondering what the POtuS was gonna wreck next.
You obviously did not grow up during the Carter years.
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Old 09-05-2013, 17:00   #167
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Aaaaand, no. Smokes were $1 a pack in MA as late as the 80's. Maybe he handed you a Fiver.
Yup. I remember those days. A note, some money, and orders to get a 12 pack and 2 packs of smokes.
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Old 09-05-2013, 17:12   #168
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Yup. I remember those days. A note, some money, and orders to get a 12 pack and 2 packs of smokes.
Ah....the note!

In the 80's I would ride to the store on my bike at 8-11 years old, armed with a note to buy Grandma (OBM) a carton of smokes.

Yep. It worked that way.
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It is true though, as a kid (and I am under 40) we played outside all day most everyday. If it rained, we waited for it to stop (often in the garage) or played in the rain. (no winter storms where I grew up)

Sure we watched TV, all 5 channels...the Bozo show before school and whatever our parents had on at night along with Saturday morning cartoons.
So you too still hear "Go play outside" in your sleep? I swear Mom used to say that before we were outta bed in the morning....of course that was when we didn't have work in the field to do.
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But no no, I never played video games, I wrestled saber tooth tigers and fought in Civil War, unlike these dang kids today, dagnabit.
So many, many memories. And yes, I fought the Civil War and skinned a few saber tooths while walking to school three miles one way (uphill both ways) muhself.

I can show you part of the old oil well road I traveled during my 6th grade year. Three miles to Rocky Grove Ele. from my home along Rt 8, between Franklin and Oil City, Venango Co. Pa.

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Back in the day an average American who worked hard and was reliable got a good job and could raise a family easily.

Today, not so much... Takes a lot more education or a lot less ethics.

With education and less ethics can land one into Wall Street and elsewhere, more money than ever while joe Lunchbucket is going south.

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The kids disappearing from polio.....

And so many of us thought we had a tough childhood.

But I too remember Sky King and The Lone Ranger. Thriller. Tarzan movies at 7am. Twilight Zone, and Howdy Doody.

But then there was glorious summertime...grandma's house, 18 cousins, playing army, and grandpa's handkerchef parachutes...

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It is true though, as a kid (and I am under 40) we played outside all day most everyday. If it rained, we waited for it to stop (often in the garage) or played in the rain. (no winter storms where I grew up)
Do you realize that we are the last generation that played outside?
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Your bike. Sled riding. Fishing for crawdads. BB guns. (stories too various to mention) The sawdust pile. Snow forts. How girls suddenly became so very interesting. How one felt in your arms that first dance. The old Playboy mag you found. Comic books. Boy Scout camp in a midnight thunderstorm.

Then there are the terrific toys from the 50's and 60's.
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Cigs were 30-40 cents a pack through the 70's and I routinely bought them as a 11-13 year old for adults. Couldn't stand them myself.

In 1957 I bought cigs for $1 a carton in the Navy. My choice of brand.

In Europe, a carton of Marlboros bought a full week end at a "fun girls apartment".
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