Life In The Good Old Days

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    Life In The Good Old Days

    This is for all you old geezers (yours truly included) who somehow survived growing up in the fifties.

    http://www.peteyandpetunia.com/50sKids/50sKids.htm


    When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

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    I remember

    Also remember making my own slingshots, digging worms to go fishing, frog gigging, getting my first BB gun, lots of other good things.

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    remember crackerjacks in a large box with a prize inside, for only 25 cents

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    Being a NYC kid growing up in the projects....my "good old days" didn't start I moved here to FL.....three years ago.

    ...oh yeah, I remember playing stoop ball and stick ball, pizza costing .35 cents and watching the NY Mets at Shea Stadium.
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    I remember when cokes went up in price to six cents. A Friday night date cost all of five dollars, a dollars worth of gas, a ticket to the drive in movies and a coke, fries and hamburger at the local fast food place after the movies.

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    That was a great site, and I do remember that stuff.....

    Quote Originally Posted by srfl
    Being a NYC kid growing up in the projects....my "good old days" didn't start I moved here to FL.....three years ago.

    ...oh yeah, I remember playing stoop ball and stick ball, pizza costing .35 cents and watching the NY Mets at Shea Stadium.
    You get there late!! I grew up in Washington Heights.

    I remember pizza costing .25 a slice, the subway (and bus) was .15 a trip, and it was the Dodgers, Giants, and Yankees.

    Oh, and the New York Daily News was 4 cents on weekdays!
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    Washington Heights???
    I grew up on Cabrini Blvd. 350 to be exact.
    P.S. 187
    Some of the best days of my life

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    Nostalgia - shucks, don't get me started
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    Nickel Hershey bars that tasted like chocolate, 10 cent comic books, N glass bottled pop, (with a 5 cent deposit), you went by the HS every day to pick up the discarded glass bottles then you would go to the corner store a few blocks away (usually with a friend) to buy some goodies, your mom didn’t care because becuse sugar was not a bad thing N she knew almost every one between home and the store and you were safe.

    Sundays were for church and picnics; you visited family and friends on this day and often shared a ride in the country and a meal. Most Stores were closed and your TV was limited to two hours it was Ted Mack’s original amateur hour, and Ed Sullivan, and you wanted to watch Disney on channel 8 because it was brand new, but Mom N Dad were in charge and it was channel 3 and Ed.

    Doctors made house calls when you were sick, and you got Coke syrup for an upset stomach. The school sent home made get well cards from class mates, and when you received a gift it was really appreciated.
    Toys were meant to last and were made from steel, plastic was considered as too cheap to put in good toys. Lights on the Christmas tree and the presents underneath were like magic sparkled and the tree smelled like a pine forest, and you found out the lights got very hot.

    Heck it was that way back in the early 60’s too, so who messed it up? Wait all those drugs in the late 60’s early 70’s trip’s, love in’s party until you puke, they became the politicians that made the laws and corporate execs that made all the bad decisions, yep Kennedy was one of them and still is, what a legacy to pass on, sigh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rstickle
    That was a great site, and I do remember that stuff.....



    You get there late!! I grew up in Washington Heights.

    I remember pizza costing .25 a slice, the subway (and bus) was .15 a trip, and it was the Dodgers, Giants, and Yankees.

    Oh, and the New York Daily News was 4 cents on weekdays!

    Jefferson projects here.

    I became a "Bums" fan due to my dad.

    I have only the vaguest of memories regarding NYC in the late 60's to early 70's....most of my NYC memories are from the second half of the 70's.
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    was raised in the 70's but can appreciate this....
    life just aint the same huh?
    I gotta think heaven will hearken to the "simple pleasures".....
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    Quote Originally Posted by AirForceShooter
    Washington Heights???
    I grew up on Cabrini Blvd. 350 to be exact.
    P.S. 187
    Some of the best days of my life

    AFS
    Wadsworth Avenue and 191st street! P.S. 189 (And they finally kicked me out of GW HS.)

    Wouldn't trade the NY upbringing for anything! (But I don't know if I'd want to do it over. )
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    Quote Originally Posted by srfl
    Jefferson projects here.

    I became a "Bums" fan due to my dad.

    I have only the vaguest of memories regarding NYC in the late 60's to early 70's....most of my NYC memories are from the second half of the 70's.
    I left the City in July of 1964. I'm one of those New Yorkers who doesn't miss the WTC since it wasn't on the skyline while I was there. (The Empire State Building was the "biggie")

    For the first few years of my life (most of which I admittedly don't remember) the World Series never left New York, it was the Yankees against either the Giants or the Dodgers. I know a whole bunch of people in the neighborhood thought the World was going to end when those National League teams left.
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    Thanks guys, ya made me feel MUCH younger.
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    I had a paper route and on the way home Saturday from paying for my papers I stopped at a little country store and bought a Choc-Ola and a Hostess fruit pie for a quarter, a BIG tube of BBs were a quarter and an 8 year old could ride his bike to the store a buy them. Saturday morning TV was Sky King, Rin-Tin-Tin, My Friend Flicka and a dash of the Stooges.

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