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2/11/11 9:43 P

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Civil defense drills in school. My favorite: diving under your desk 'for safety' in case of nuclear attack. After the drill kids walked home in groups in the middle of the school day. No problem because all the moms were at home.



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2/11/11 9:37 P

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... When TV's (or anything else) didn't have a remote. You had to GET UP and turn the dial to a different channel.



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when paddling was allowed and used in public schools



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1/21/11 11:38 P

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phone numbers when the 3 digit prefix was a word:
i.e. lycoming so when the 411 operator gave you a number in Pamona, Ca she (then always 'She') would say,
"The number you requested is lycoming 2822."




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Wow, guys! I'm not a baby boomer, but I've thoroughly enjoyed reading some of your stuff. Thanks for posting!



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when 7/11's opened at 7am and closed at 11pm and those hours where outrageous long hours to be open emoticon



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1/21/11 7:48 P

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Walt Disney's Magical World of Color and the first color tv on our street.



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1/21/11 7:36 P

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When candy used to be penny and cookies 2 for a penny.

"The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible."



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Get Smart and
Agent 99 on tv.

Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance!


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Slim is where I wanted to be in 201 & 2011! Never happened, plateaued for a long time and gave up... got off track, but never left, so am back on track again!!! Make 2012 my year! So far, did finally lose 25 lbs. over the summer, but have found about 11 of it so far, it didn't hide g


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The Chevy pick up had the light dimmer switch on the floor. emoticon



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1/21/11 6:16 P

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The Flintstones



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The Brooklyn Dodgers and the NY (bnaseball) Giants



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right, the street lights coming on! My mom had a 30 minute rule. I had 30 min. from the time the street lights came on to get home or call. I'd get home then be just allowed to stay in my front yard/porch and play with my neighbor friends (or stay on thier front porch/yard).

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Jack & Jill roller skates, the one with the key and you usually wore saddle shoes.

Public phone booths were 10 cents, same with bus fare.

Going to and from school with the door unlocked and not worrying about being broken into.

Chatty Cathy doll.

Getting the strap at school.

Neighbours knowing your parents and if you got out of line they would tell.

Going to the park with a "Soupy" Supervisor all day long and playing. Yes, playing outside, except when raining.

Hide & seek and in by 9:00 when the street lights came on.



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1/20/11 9:02 P

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Everyone had black rotary phones. The phone numbers only had 5 digets. A milk man came to the house. You had an insulated box for him to put it in if you were gone. Women only wore dresses-and aprons when they cooked.

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1/20/11 9:00 P

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New Kids on the Block lunch boxes!



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I remember when I was a young kid around 6 or so staying up late on the weekends to watch 'Creature Features' and going to the drive in to watch scary movies such as, "it's alive," "carrie," "halloween."

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Rotary phones with party lines



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phones were connected to the wall and there was one per family. There was one stereo for the family. There were 4 channels on TV or you could watch a movie on beta:)



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neon shirts, worn two at a time :)



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I remember when nylons had a seam up the back ~~~

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Vietnam



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1/18/11 9:04 P

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45 RPM records and 8-track tapes

"Persistence not perfection is what counts."

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I'm old, I don't remember anything

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You can keep going long after you think you can't.


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VCR's



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getting dressed up for Sunday school or to go shopping downtown



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swimming in the local "crick" --creek

riding my bike all over the countryside

doctor coming to the house

saddle shoes---and white bucks

no stores or banks open after 5:00 pm or on weekends

just "naturally" doing things like reusing everything

George burns gracie allen earliest shows

Original candid camera

Lone ranger and lots of westerns

Original slinky

Original mcdonalds golden arches

my husband remembers adding yellow food coloring to margarine

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1/13/11 8:32 P

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My first Barbie house, it was made of cardboard with cardboard furniture.

When Mr. Potato Head was actually a real one.

Dobie Gillis on TV
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"I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday"
— Eleanor Roosevelt




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When there were no personal computers.

When Pong was the only video game.

Learning to type on a manual typewriter.

Party lines.

When antibiotics cured all common STDs and fornication couldn't kill you.

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Moses crossing the red sea. hohoho

I remember typewriters...manual
crank adding machines
ditto paper and stencils
no TV
hair dryers....the plastic hoods
the edsel car

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1/13/11 6:26 P

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I remember Pogs :) and collecting them. Ha... how much fun.

"There are two things to aim at in life; first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second."
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When $5 filled my gas tank for the week, bought 3 packs of cigarettes (for the week) and 3 QUALITY Saunders candy bars (chocolate covered fudge).

When a Big Boy hamburger and a coke was 78 cents.

When we had a party line for the phone.

When people said "hurry up, IT'S LONG DISTANCE"

When people wrote letters.

When people went off to war and weren't heard from for months.

Being healthy = eating right + moving more



"That which does not kill me serves to make me stronger" Nietzsche


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When MTV actually played Music emoticon



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1/13/11 6:14 P

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Cigarette commercials emoticon

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Walking to school in -30 weather with a couple feet of snow. No school closures!

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when the Bible was read everyday in the public schools

having to wear a dress and real shoes to public school

memory verse contests at Sunday School, before competition was taboo

swimming in the river at Bible Camp, (now it's only used for canoeing)

taking a bath in the river at camp, (they have showers now)

being afraid of the daddy long legs in the outhouse

as teens, each putting 25 cents worth of gas in the VW to go riding.






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The LORD is my Shepherd;
I shall not want. Psalm 23:1


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The original Cabbage Patch Kids and the craze that went with them!



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the first hurricane i went through: Andrew, when it hit south florida on august 24, 1992. I was 3 years old. Now hurricanes are the norm...just another storm. lol

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home milk delivery

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LOL Love these!
My aunt had a terrible odor in the closet. My cousing had put Mr. Potato Head there and he had started to rot!
Running boards on cars!



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when global warming was a problem

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Michael Jackson putting MTV on the map with "Thriller"



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My grandmother's outhouse!

If you choose the behavior, you accept the consequences...Dr. Phil


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HOWDY DOODY, the original MICKEY MOUSE CLUB, the LONE RANGER. And how about the original Mr Potatohead--which required a real potato, or some other vegetable.emoticon

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I remember staying up late nights playing Atari, our first microwave oven and talking on a phone that had a cord. When we moved to the country, we had a party line in 1986 with 4 families on the same line each with a different ring!

There is a difference between interest and commitment. When you are interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you are committed to something you accept no excuses, only results.


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Driving through San Francisco and seeing "real" hippys.

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Paying one price for a movie and watching it over and over.



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Candy bars being a nickel



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Gas $.25/gallon (and free checks of the oil under the hood), Alan Shepard on Mercury 1, Kennedy shot, Elvis live Aloha from Hawaii, Nixon talking to Neil Armstrong on the moon, AMC Pacers, Kent State, World Trade Centers opening to the public


Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right! Henry Ford

You won�t always be the strongest or the fastest, but you can be the toughest.


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My first & only hurricane in Boston...Hurricane Donna
September 12, 1960



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