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    A look back

    A friend sent me this, how many Ofs such as myself can remember all these things?

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    Your right, You are an O.F...

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    I resemble that.
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    I remember when chewing gum in school was not allowed, & boys had to keep their shirt tail tucked in, but yet you could also take your toy guns to school for show-n-tell to display what you got for birthday / Christmas.

    Remember the Johnny Seven OMA (one man army)? My favorite childhood toy gun of all time until my first BB gun. When drawing a picture of a gun, or turning your hand into the shape of a gun these days gets you sent home or suspended, imagine what would happen to today's 5th. grader if he took one of these to school to show off.

    1964 JOHNNY SEVEN OMA TOY GUN COMMERCIAL - YouTube
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    Wow! I remember ALL of that...good memories!

    Thanks for the post!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harryball View Post
    Your right, You are an O.F...
    You're right, those of us that remember them all are old farts. Guess what? If we could go back and relive those days we would.
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    I am so into technology. My first computer I had was when i was a freshman in HS (1978). Everything in my house is networked except the coffee maker and I am wroking on that . The other night my wife wanted me for something. i was in my man cave and she was on the third floor so we Skyped LOL. But when it comes to the pleasurable things that I really enjoy as a kid and adult it wass then and is now outdoor activities. I remember that if you were board all yoou had to do was grab your hickey stick or baseball glove and wander over to a park and a game would be going on and you would join in.

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    It would be nice to go back! Didn't really think about how good I had it when I had it!
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    I was born in 1960

    I came across this years ago, and gave it to my former boss, who was born around 1930, as he and my dad were former classmates @ St. Anthony's in Detroit.
    He got a good chuckle out of it,
    What a great era.

    TO: ALL THOSE BORN AFTER 1945
    FROM: ALL THOSE BORN BEFORE 1945
    WE ARE SURVIVORS!!!!...CONSIDER THE CHANGES WE HAVE WITNESSED!
    WE were born before television, before penicillin, before polio shots, frozen foods,
    Xerox, plastic, contact lenses, Frisbees and the PILL.
    We were before radar, credit cards, split atoms, laser beams and ballpoint pens.
    Before pantyhose, dishwashers, cloth dryers, electric blankets, air conditioners,
    drip-dry cloth….and before man walked on the moon.
    We got married first and THEN lived together. How quaint can you be? In our
    time, closets were for clothes, not for "coming out of." Bunnies were small
    rabbits, and rabbits were not Volkswagens. Designer Jeans were scheming girls
    named Jean, and having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with our
    cousins.
    We thought fast food was what you ate during lent, and Outer Space was the
    back of the Riviera Theater. We were before house husbands, gay rights,
    computer dating, dual careers and commuter marriages. We were before daycare
    centers, group therapy and nursing homes. We never heard of FM radio,
    tape decks, electronic typewriters, artificial hearts, word processors, yogurt and
    guys wearing earrings. For us, time-sharing meant togetherness…not computers
    or condominiums. A chip meant a piece of wood. Hardware meant hardware, and
    software wasn't even a word.
    Back then, "Made in Japan," meant JUNK and the term "making out” referred to
    how you did on your exam. Pizzas, McDonalds and instant coffee were unheard
    of. We hit the scene where there were 5 and 10 cent stores, where you bought
    things for 5 and 10 cents. Sanders or Wilson sold ice cream cones for a nickel or
    a dime. For one nickel you could ride a street car, make a phone call, buy a Pepsi
    or enough stamps to mail one letter AND two postcards. You could buy a new
    Chevy coupe for $600…but who could afford one? A pity too, because gas was 11
    cents a gallon!
    In our day, grass was mowed, COKE was a cold drink and POT was something
    you cooked in. ROCK MUSIC was a Grandma's lullaby and AIDS were helpers in
    the Principal's office. We were certainly not before the difference between the
    sexes was discovered, but we were surly before the sex change. We made do
    with what we had. And we were the last generation that was so dumb as to think
    you needed a husband to have a baby.
    No wonder we are so confused and there is such a generation gap today.
    But, WE SURVIVED!!! What better reason to celebrate?


    Thanks for the link;

    Cool video!!!
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    Great thread and yeah remember those days well!

    How about "Do You Remember These"

    I posted this a few years back... remember lol

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    Fantastic, I just realized that I'm an OF.

    Well, I'm headed outside to play with my Lawn Darts.

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    I am in my mid 20's. I remember 90% of the things mentioned in the op's video.

    Are modern children really not playing outside? That's what most of the video was about.

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    Those times are still here if you want them.

    After dinner, we still play in the back yard with the dog until the sun goes down. I still walk in the woods in the early morning and drink in the smells of the dawn...

    I view computers, cell phones and other media devices as luxuries that I use at my pleasure, and nothing more.
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    Great memories.

    If any of you old geezers (I fall into that category) are interested in listening to some of the old radio shows from way back when here's a great link:

    RadioMickDanger.com

    Enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick62 View Post
    Fantastic, I just realized that I'm an OF.

    Well, I'm headed outside to play with my Lawn Darts.
    I remember those. Ours were called "Jarts".

    This whole post made me kinda misty-eyed. Don't like being old...
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