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10/6/11 10:11 P

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the ice cream truck with music playing to attact attention



But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up as wings of eagles; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint...Isaiah 40:31


Fear knocked at the door.
Faith answered..No one was there.
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10/6/11 7:00 P

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Having to wax your wood floors - my mom then let all the kids (there were 12 of us) to slide on the floor to buff the floors. We all thought it was a great game.



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10/6/11 6:49 P

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Gosh, I rememer it all!
How about Noxema? We were talking about that at work today and I found out they still make it. Remember how when you put it on a sunburn it felt so cold, yowsa!



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10/6/11 4:29 P

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Automats in NYC

Be kind and considerate to all persons, even those who are rude to you. Remember, we show compassion to others not because of who they are, but because of who we are.


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10/6/11 3:57 P

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Only three channels on TV and I was my dad's remote control.



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10/6/11 3:55 P

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Scrounging the neighborhood for bottles to return to the store for 2 cents each. Six of them got me a comic book -- mostly Archies.



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10/6/11 3:50 P

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Sleds with runners, wool snow suits, 10 cent comic books, test pattern on the TV at night, short hand, wooden skate boards, oil checks at the gas station, smelling our test papers for the smell of the mimeograph fluid (sp?) , diners with jukeboxes at the tables, English 3 speed bikes, My Friend Flicka and Fury, Red Skelton (Freddie the Freeloader), Jack Parr, Don Ho, Twilight Zone, Chiller, Lost in Space, Bean Bag Chairs, Frances the Talking Mule, Barrettes for hair. Much more....



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10/6/11 11:03 A

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When Kennedy was president, no remotes, dial telephones



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10/6/11 11:01 A

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When we didn't have remote controls for our TV's



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10/6/11 10:49 A

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when radio was the medium of communication by all prior to television way back in the1940's.

Edited by: DWROBERGE at: 10/6/2011 (10:49)

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10/6/11 10:28 A

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10 cent pay phone calls and 15 cent candy bars.

"Never take no cutoffs and hurry along as fast as you can." - Virginia Reed, Donner Party survivor


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10/6/11 10:27 A

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Captain Kangaroo



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10/6/11 10:27 A

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1st and 2nd Chechen Wars, my letter to Bill Clinton that I got a response to (though I knew it wasn't really written by him, haha), and when I won the best slammer (pogs) at an ice cream social back in like ... 1993. xD



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10/6/11 9:14 A

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...when Kennedy was president.



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10/6/11 8:23 A

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Fearless Fly cartoons

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10/6/11 8:21 A

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When a man asked the lady out and paid for the date.



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10/6/11 8:00 A

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the one and only time the '1984' Apple commercial aired during the Super Bowl. RIP Steve Jobs.

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10/6/11 6:17 A

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I can remember when a call was made through an operator and incuded a name and then I believe 4 numbers like Alpine 6890.



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10/6/11 4:58 A

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Atari



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10/6/11 4:34 A

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In the early 50's with black white tv rabbit ears and you had to get up and turn the channel or bang on the side of the tv when it went haywire and you walked home in the rain snow or whatever from a country school house because your parents were working or farming and could not pick you up, no one was a sissy then.

Sputnik

Animals were first sent into space, and you got up early to see the liftoffs of humans going up in space, you got up early!

Rubiks Cube

Fallout shelters, and you hid under your desk at school for air raid sirens test, or if there was a test for tornaodes you got under your desk and hoped it was not real.

The inside sandbox as it was either snowing or rainy or both outside, so they made a table and put sand in it and you played indoors with the sand.

No indoor restrooms, you had to use the outhouse at school and boy is that cold in the winter, and at home you used a pot indoors as you had no indoor toilet and you had to dump the contents in all weather down the hill in the outhouse.

Or in some places all you had was an outhouse. no running water, it was a pump and you took baths in a big tin tub you had to share water with your brother, so you hoped you got in first, and mom and dad had to use a bigger tub and do the same.
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10/6/11 2:31 A

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the 1940's before tv



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10/5/11 10:08 P

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When nurses wore white knee-length dresses, white hose and shoes and a nurses cap.



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10/5/11 9:42 P

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Nickel Cokes going up to a dime!

McDonalds commercial telling me I could get a burger, fries, and a Coke, and change back from my DOLLAR!

29.9 cents a gallon for gas.

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi

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10/5/11 9:41 P

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rationing gasoline



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10/5/11 9:39 P

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Party lines. (Three rings, That's Mrs Murgatroyd.)

Picking up the phone and telling the operator who you wanted to call.

The introduction of ZIP Codes.

Mass in Latin. In fact I trained as an altar boy for the Latin Mass then for my first Mass, they told me to use the new English card. I cried. (I was only 10.)

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi

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10/5/11 9:36 P

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How about Soupy Sales?

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10/5/11 9:24 P

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rotary phones



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9/26/11 10:28 A

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those big cars everywhere

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9/26/11 6:53 A

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Pac Man, Mario Brothers

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9/26/11 5:24 A

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the first nintendo and sega genesis
cartoons were only on Saturday mornings
he man and she ra

I'm no model lady. A model's just an imitation of the real thing. ~ Mae West

“And will you succeed? Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed!” ~ Dr. Seuss

"I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best." ~ Marilyn Monroe


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9/26/11 3:31 A

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1940's



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9/26/11 1:13 A

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I'm old enough to remember "Rawhide". I love looking at it today.

If you go by the way side on an eating bing, just get up and start again. I always say I will be on a diet for the rest of my life because I love food. But since Spark People I can eat the right foods and not get out of control. Keep up the good work no matter what people say about you. Love yourself. Do it for yourself and no one else. This keep me going.


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9/25/11 10:23 P

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when computer games meant Commodore 64 or Atari. My brother began his programming career on one of those.

The first step is always the hardest.
Stop thinking about it and just do it.
H.W.-254; S.W.-232.6; G.W.- 130


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9/25/11 7:36 P

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black and white tv too

Peace is to be found only within, and unless one finds it there he will never find it at all. Peace lies not in the external world. It lies within one's own soul.”


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9/25/11 7:27 P

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black & white tv
big black phone on wall & letters as part of phone #

"We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible."
~C. Malesherbes~

"Your mind will be like its habitual thoughts; for the soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts."
Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD)

"In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps." Proverbs 16:9




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9/25/11 7:08 P

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NO TELEVISION, SAYING PRAYERS WITH THE RADIO EACH NIGHT AT 7:00



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9/25/11 7:05 P

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a few life lessons

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9/25/11 6:58 P

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The Flying Nun, Beverly Hillbillies, Donna Reed Show, Dobie Gillis, Gilligans Island, and before there was a computer

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9/25/11 11:41 A

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Jack LaLanne exercising on TV with his dog ;)

"If you're going through hell, keep going."

- Winston Churchill



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9/25/11 11:40 A

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In California, when I was a kid, we had to wait in line for gas (and the lines went on for blocks). You could only get gas on the corresponding day of the last number in your license plate, odd or even.



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9/25/11 11:05 A

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Five cent Hershey bars. Wonderama with Sonny Fox. No-Cal brand Sodas. Ice Cream trucks withour bullet-proof windows (I live in the Bronx). Fountain pens for everyday use. The soda counter at Woolworth's with balloons you broke to tell you how much you had to pay for an ice cream soda (there was a little piece of paper with a price inside each balloon).

"Keep smiling, it makes people wonder what you're up to."
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9/25/11 10:55 A

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the 1940's before commercial television!



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9/25/11 10:01 A

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For those in eastern Pa.... Do you remember Sally Star?

Loved Wonderama! Kids are People Too Wakado, wakado.

Ok I'm done.



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9/25/11 9:06 A

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It's often said, "If you remember Woodstock...you weren't there."

Well I was there. It's where I met my college lover. Soon after we had our first daughter. Which I wanted to name "Faithful," since MaryAnn Faithful was a no show. My love said, "No way!"

"I may not agree with what you have to say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."


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9/25/11 8:55 A

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I lived in So CA so weather wasn't an issue.Pants were not allowed until I was in the 4th grade-or we went on a field trip they would let it pass.

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9/25/11 8:47 A

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Im dating myself but here it is:

Hobo Kelly (kids show on tv) and Bozo the Clown
Wonderama
Big Wheels
The original Charlies Angels
The first computer class in HS was in my sophmore/junior year. It was a big deal then.
Actually going outside to play in the park. Alone without a parent. *nods*

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9/25/11 3:26 A

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when sega genesis came out! I love sonic = )



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9/24/11 11:47 P

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I bought Nirvana's Nervermind 20 years ago today, the first day it came out...on cassette.

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9/24/11 11:41 P

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...before the Internet and cell phones took over...and I'm only 27!



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isn't that the truth


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