April 6th, 2012 12:30 PM
A look back
A friend sent me this, how many Ofs such as myself can remember all these things?
closeyoureyes1.wmv - YouTube
When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
"Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way."
April 6th, 2012 01:03 PM
Your right, You are an O.F...
Don"t let stupid be your skill set....
Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means, that you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you......
April 6th, 2012 01:05 PM
Liberty, Property, or Death - Jonathan Gardner's powder horn inscription 1776
Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito.
("Do not give in to evil but proceed ever more boldly against it.")
-Virgil, Aeneid, vi, 95
April 6th, 2012 03:10 PM
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
Asked by a CNN reporter "What do you feel when you shoot a terrorist"?, the Marine sniper simply shrugged & replied "recoil".
Now more than ever, we are at war on our home soil ... WAKE UP & arm our troops when they are on home soil!
April 6th, 2012 04:25 PM
Wow! I remember ALL of that...good memories!
Thanks for the post!
The last Blood Moon Tetrad for this millennium starts in April 2014 and ends in September 2015...according to NASA.
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April 6th, 2012 05:11 PM
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.
Originally Posted by Harryball
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April 6th, 2012 05:23 PM
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.
April 6th, 2012 06:51 PM
It would be nice to go back! Didn't really think about how good I had it when I had it!
You can educate ignorance, you can't fix stupid
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April 6th, 2012 07:28 PM
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
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;
If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.
Washington didn't use his freedom of speech to defeat the British, He shot them!
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy." -- Ernest Benn
April 6th, 2012 07:46 PM
Great thread and yeah remember those days well!
How about "Do You Remember These"
I posted this a few years back... remember lol
“Put your pain in a box. Lock it down. No man is stronger than one who can harness his emotions.” -Act of Valor
April 6th, 2012 08:59 PM
Fantastic, I just realized that I'm an OF.
Well, I'm headed outside to play with my Lawn Darts.
April 6th, 2012 09:43 PM
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.
April 6th, 2012 11:15 PM
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.
'Clinging to my guns and religion
April 6th, 2012 11:34 PM
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:
April 7th, 2012 03:06 PM
I remember those. Ours were called "Jarts".
Originally Posted by Nick62
This whole post made me kinda misty-eyed. Don't like being old...
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