Saturday Night Live was funny.
Saturday Night Live was funny.
we lived in NJ next to the bay just south of the NYC but is was still a very heavily populated place but because of the bay and inlets there was a lot of marsh land that flooded at high tide. At low tide there were open spaces of mud were they can't build and we would get together and play football in the mud. My mom would make us take a shower outside with the water hose and wash out cloths out then come in through the cellar and strip before entering the house to take another shower. Sometimes it took longer to get clean the game; but that was fun
I never had any cavities, but I remember the dentist came in to inspect my teeth after cleaning and he was always smoking a cigarette. he later died of lung cancer.
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Saturday morning cartoons
Starwars on Beta
The smell of Chrismas wrapping paper and scotch tape on Christmas morning
My first homerun
My first crush
My grandma getting an inground pool
Camping with my family
The smell of paper caps from a cap gun
My uncle in the Marine Corps sending me a flare parachute that almost broke my tail bone jumping out of a tree
New Coke - yuk!
I could go on forever!
Drinking out of the hose when we were thristy while playing outside. Now it is all water bottles.
I grew up in the Pine Barrens of South Jersey. Woods for miles around...
Riding our bikes everywhere
Being scared of Bigfoot and the Jersey Devil
Seeing Star Wars in the theatre and it totally rocked our world
Woodworking with Grandpop in his workshop
someone mention color TV; I remember when before color TV they came out with a screen you put in front of the TV to add color
I hated the Kool AID ( but am still alive)
Now you got me started! The OP needs to be banished...
I remember John F. Kennedy driving right past our house in 1963 - 1964 when he visited St. Louis, in a convertible waving to everyone. I remember where I was the day he was assassinated, in the grade school gym during square dance appreciation, right next to the stage.
I remember watching the nightly news with Chet Huntley & David Brinkley, along with seeing Edward R. Murrow (sp) and his reporting. NOTE TO YOUNG WHIPPER SNAPPERS: This was back in the day when reporting the news was fact, not liberal spin. NOTE TO SELF: Calm down!
I remember finding by accident four Garter snakes in a field walking a short cut to my varsity baseball game. My girl friend I loved dearly had broken up with me a few days prior and I didn't take it well. I dumped my freshly laundered baseball uniform, socks, hat, cup, etc. and put the snakes in the paper bag. Loaded everything back on top and away I went. Knowing her North Hall locker combination number and, knowing she had a birthday in a few days, and knowing I was hurt and wanted retribution. I marked the bag, "Happy Birthday Norma", and placed it in her locker.
Next day right before lunch at school, my third period teacher tells me to report to the assistant principal immediately. Hummm... Wonder what this is all about.
Anyway, he proceeds to interrogate me that a seasoned homicide detective would be proud of, and accuses me of putting the snakes in Norma's locker. He went on to say that, when Norma picked up the bag and saw the snakes, she dropped it and they escaped into North Hall (There were snake sightings in North Hall for weeks :-)
Well, being in the position I was and facing suspension and/or possible expulsion, I had to tell the honest truth! No Principle Kirby, I don't know anything about it. Well, after about thirty minutes of intense interrogation and my constant denial, the ponderous of evidence was just not there and I was released.
In the house I grew up in, I remember the coal converted furnace and the coal room. As a youngster, I thought the coal storage room was haunted.
I remember getting up in the middle of the night the day before Thanks Giving, and emptying out the one and only can of whipped cream for the pumpkin pies for the next day into my whipped cream starved mouth, putting the empty whipped cream container back into the old refrigerator, and blaming my brother the next day!
I remember getting up in the middle of the night when my parents were sleeping (10:00 P.M. maybe), and turning on the black & white 1950's RCA TV. At 1:00 A.M. sharp, all the stations went off the air with the national anthem, followed by the Indian test pattern. Turned off the TV and a bright white dot appeared in the center of the TV, and lasted for what seemed 10 minutes. I swear I saw ghosts on the screen dancing around?