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    Awesome thread...

    I remember smoking in the movie theater

    Jumping around in the back seat of the station wagon... it was no big deal

    Buying beer or a pack of cigs for my dad at 12

    Bringing a shotgun to school so I could hunt afterwards

    Most of my toys were metal

    The newspaper was delivered twice a day

    Honda's and Toyota's were little more than a novelty

    If I wanted to go to a friends house, I walked or biked... gas was expensive and mom wasn't going to drive me.

    Spending countless hours in the woods... those woods are now a shopping mall.

    I-71 and I-75 were new, and only two lanes.

    A Sony Walkman was a technological marvel.

    My first ambulance ride was in one of those converted station wagons
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    "Spending countless hours in the woods... those woods are now a shopping mall."


    +1. I remember hunting as a kid and if I brought home a rabbit we were happy. People would think your crazy to eat fried rabbit today. I loved it!
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    OK, now I have to show you how I keep up with this thread and DC.com:



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    Anything semi auto other than a 1911 was a "unreliable novelty"
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    I remember when I could walk in my local creek, or swim in my local lake and not think I was going to die from poison.

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    I remember the first time I fell in love I was six, and I saw Peggy Fleming ice skating in the olympics... ooh-la-la.... hubba hubba...

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    I remember glass coke bottles from the machines with the long vertical door, you could sneak a nice cool breeze just by opening the door and pressing your face against it.

    I also remember when Teachers and Principals could and, in my case, would paddle you; or even the tough coach would put gloves on the 2 of ya and leave you in the gym alone to work it out like men.

    I remember leaving home in the Summer to go play and not coming home until the street lights came on, no one got in to any real trouble or was in any real danger, we all knew each other and our parents all new each other and if we messed up the news was waiting for us when we got home, or they would grab an arm or an ear and "march you down to your Mom!"

    Ah, those were the days. I still have flashbacks thinking about my Dad;s spanking belt (the one he used with his Fireman's uniform, you know the one that could be used to pull a burning truck out of a ditch and would not break but stung like "all get out" when he missed an caught you just below the rear end).

    That reminds me of 1 more, I remember when parents could whoop (not paddle or spank) you up and down for messing up and CPS was never called, even if they were they would then ask you, "What did you do wrong?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paco View Post
    I remember glass coke bottles from the machines with the long vertical door
    With the city where it was made on the bottom!
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    Unrelible ?

    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Anything semi auto other than a 1911 was a "unreliable novelty"
    Hum!

    My first auto-loader was a WWII SS souvenir -- an early run Wather P38. It might have been a bit of novelty -- but anything but unreliable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paco View Post
    I remember glass coke bottles from the machines with the long vertical door,
    The first Coke that I saw was in a tub like cooler with circulating cold water -- no vending machine apparatus, just bottles in the water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paco View Post
    I also remember when Teachers and Principals could and, in my case, would paddle you; or even the tough coach would put gloves on the 2 of ya and leave you in the gym alone to work it out like men.

    Depending on where you were, that didn't have to be all that long ago.

    In the late '60s my wife moved to a mountain area school, which required each teacher to supply their own paddle, which met their standards.

    I didn't have many tools back then, but they let me use the "shop" to make it. The shop teacher would have made her one, but I wanted to meet him as I had knew his family owned the farm next to the place I was renting, had heard he was a hunter, and ....

    Bottom-line, we ended up working on guns in the shop and it was well known that he made custom stocks there after hours. No Problem.
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    So many great memories, I even remember when a heater or radio was optional on a new car.

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    Hey Y'all ... I seem to remember when old friends would sat around for hours and talk about the good ole days. Come to think about it, I think we are doing now. Thanks for the memories!!!

    Speaking of which, remember Bob Hope!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveH View Post
    Hum!

    My first auto-loader was a WWII SS souvenir -- an early run Wather P38. It might have been a bit of novelty -- but anything but unreliable.
    I'm not saying it was true, but it was a common belief.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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