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3/21/10 9:38 P

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Life before remote controls and microwaves



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3/21/10 8:55 P

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Seeing the Beatles live....first U.S. tour!



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3/21/10 8:53 P

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Michael Jackson being black...



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3/21/10 8:50 P

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Nov 22nd 1963 The day John Kennedy died.

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.

Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.


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3/21/10 6:02 P

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.25 gas per gallon



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3/21/10 5:53 P

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Party lines, record players, 8 tracks, and the Beatles debut.



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3/21/10 5:47 P

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Man setting foot on the Moon

LIFE IS A WONDER-FUL JOURNEY


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3/21/10 5:10 P

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I remember black & white TV before cable.



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3/21/10 4:16 P

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Sitting at the counter in the soda shop having a thick malt and a burger after school. Kids danced to the juke box music and all seemed right with the world.

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3/21/10 10:16 A

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3 Speed English Racers

"Excellence is but for the few."


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3/21/10 10:07 A

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Cars that had manual chokes, and "three on a tree" gear shifts, and that you had to keep your knees closed at the gas station, or the man cleaning your windshield could look up your miniskirt.



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3/21/10 10:00 A

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Having to remember to bring the milk in first thing in the morning so it didn't freeze and burst the bottle.


Never, never, never, never give up..


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3/21/10 9:47 A

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TAB diet drink

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3/21/10 9:39 A

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When FDR died!



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3/21/10 9:38 A

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Ice boxes-when the iceman delivered ice depending if you has the card in the window. Kids would chase after him for chips of ice.
Also the paper/rex man. Horse drawn wagon collecting old rags and paper. This was in Cleveland Ohio

Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results.


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3/21/10 9:33 A

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When your 50 cents allowance bought a Saturday matinee (two movies and a cartoon), a bag of popcorn and a sweet treat, usually a roll of Necco Wafers.

Things do not change; we change.

Henry David Thoreau

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3/20/10 4:07 P

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When the AM radio band was used for MUSIC!

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3/20/10 2:50 P

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Poodle Skirts and Saddle Shoes.emoticonemoticon

Love is not finding someone to live with; It's about finding someone you can't live without.

Goal: Not to set my bar to high.



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3/20/10 2:36 P

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when you had to blow on video games to make them work



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3/20/10 12:24 P

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Uh... I forgot.



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3/20/10 12:24 P

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When the Beatles played on Ed Sullivan show, on a black and white TV.



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3/20/10 12:20 P

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when there was no cable tv



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3/20/10 12:17 P

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Oh wow, this brings back some cool memories for me: How about Tales from the Darkside, Saturday Night Shocker and The Three Stooges Every Saturday Night( in St. Louis). How about going to the "Candy Lady's" house, and actually getting 100 pieces of candy for $1!emoticon

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I just want to lose weight once and for all.


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3/20/10 11:09 A



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boys wearing flat tops with fenders
girls having duck tails


"'Enough' is a feast. Buddhist proverb


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3/20/10 10:55 A

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8 track tapes

-Paul
Blazing Blue Rocks!!


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3/20/10 10:41 A

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Manuel Typewriters!!



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3/20/10 10:33 A

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Milk in glass jugs (?) being delivered by a milkman!emoticon

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3/20/10 10:32 A

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I don't know how we got this far,but the world was a better and safer place I think to grow up in than what our kids have now.



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3/20/10 10:30 A

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The Latin Hustle



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3/20/10 10:24 A

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eating at the first McDonald's in Des Plaines, IL and meeting Ray Kroc, the founder. He wore a ring with diamonds in the shape of the McDonald's arches.

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3/18/10 5:32 P

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30 cebt gas
penny candy
black and white TV
Transistor radios
3.33 for a carton of cigarettes. Gave that up.
OK now I feel old.

Dianne


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3/18/10 5:32 P

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The Brady Bunch and Partridge Family and of course, Saturday morning cartoons. There was no cartoon channel back then.



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3/18/10 5:29 P

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When cars had mud flaps behind each tire.

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3/17/10 8:39 P

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my math homework.

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3/17/10 8:36 P

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i remember: popcorn that was popped in a pan on the stove. water from the faucet, not a plastic bottle. bottles of coke (small glass bottles) were a rare treat in my house, milk came by milkman in glass bottles, and fishsticks were the norm on friday nights.

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3/17/10 8:27 P

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Life before cable.
Fast food was a rare treat.
Grease.
Those skates you wore with your shoes on.
MTV debut - back when they showed videos.
Accountability for your own actions.
Saturday Night Live when Eddie Murphy, Gilda Radner,...were on.
Candy cigarettes.
Parachute pants and Members Only jackets.



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3/17/10 7:59 P

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Cha-Cha boots.

"Excellence is but for the few."


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3/17/10 7:56 P

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Sputnik, Telstar, Arthur Murray.

Once one dismisses the rest of all possible worlds,

One finds that this is the best of all possible worlds.


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3/17/10 7:37 P

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Star Wars
Atari
Roller skates
Record players
8 tracks
orange furnature
green shag carpet EVERYWHERE you went.
watching Grandma make everything from scratch.
home made bleached jeans with knees cut out
penny candy
candy cigs
The Nuns at school hitting you with rulers.
people respected one another.
good neighbors
Now I feel really old! emoticon



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3/17/10 5:59 P

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Not having running water or an inside toilet, yes we had an outhouse and pumped water from the well at our summer cottage.

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3/17/10 5:59 P

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playing with ball & jacks, marbles, hola hoops, and telephone booths! The ole time ferry boat for .75 cents to Canada! My betsy wetsy doll! Mrs. Beasley!
Howdy Doody, and Clarabel!

WE CAN DO IT....TOGETHER!!

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3/17/10 5:56 P

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when standard-sized candy and packs of gum were 5 cents each, as were popsicles, and pop was 10 cents!

“People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing -- that's why we recommend it daily.”

“Forget the past. No one becomes successful in the past.”


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3/17/10 5:54 P

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Who ever started this ROCKS! I remember the Sunny & Cher show!!! 8-tracks when I was little, vinyls when I was a bit older! The Bee Gee's, Xanadu, Grease (originally) and my favorite thing in the world, roller skating to the "Disco Duck"! Life didn't get much better than that for a young girl!



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3/17/10 5:26 P

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when kids actually played....outside!

when the teacher allowed us to watch the hostages being released and when reagan was shot on t.v. at school.

when u got a spanking at school, u got double at home.

walking down to the store to buy lots of coke trying to win $1,000 spelling 'coke the real thing' wasnt it? debbie

"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."
II Timothy 1:7 (KJV)


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3/17/10 4:11 P

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when kids respected their elders
When all girls wore dresses to school, except on special days when pants were ok ( pants not jeans).



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being rescued during the bombing of New Castle on Tyne in 1944

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3/17/10 3:59 P

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Wearing poodle skirts, saddle shoes, and having the only TV on the block. It was huge, but the screen was only about a 12 inch octogon!

From sunny Lakeland, Florida
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3/17/10 3:58 P

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Gasoline was 29 cents a gallon!!



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3/17/10 3:51 P

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Wait a second -- I still occasionally ask people what time it is. Does that make me an anachronism??!

Eating well and moving around feels great!
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3/17/10 3:51 P

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Captain Kangaroo
roller skating outside
walking to school (almost a mile - uphill on the way home in the heat)
walking to the corner store (where he gave us credit)
feeling safe playing outside for hours without checking in

Keep your feet firmly planted in the clouds!!

As God is my witness, I will never be fat again!!! (quote stolen from STACYLUE)


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