This is a discussion on I Remember When................... within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Sixto mentioned newpapers delivered twice a day. How many remember the mail delivered twice a day?...
Sixto mentioned newpapers delivered twice a day. How many remember the mail delivered twice a day?
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. Albert Einstein
I remember when...wait, that wasn't me. I think I might have that alz...wait, what were we talking about.
Seriously, one of my earliest memories is buying cigs for my grandfather and barely being tall enough to put the coins in the vending machine at the restaurant.
Law without force is impotent.
Copies teachers handed out of the worksheets for school were in purple ink
"Just blame Sixto"
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Metal dashboards in cars, with no padding.
Christmas trees and a manger scene on the courthouse lawn.
When lying was considered wrong.
When everyone stood as the flag passed by.
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
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Well I remember when postage stamps were a quarter.
A dollar could buy me a can of coke and a candy bar.
The local swimming pool was the pond at the neighboring farm, swim suits were usually cutoff jeans, and swim suits were not mandatory.
An afternoon of boys not getting into trouble usually involved cold soda in a glass bottle, a .22 rifle, a box of shells, and a pile of digger squirrels.
Pest control usually involved a .22 or a shotgun.
When you needed night crawlers to go fishing, you either remembered to go out in the yard the night before with a flashlight or you grabbed a shovel and dug some up the next day.
When you had a stray animal or predator, you took care of them with the cheap ammunition. When you had a sick animal that was a good friend, you used the good ammo to make it quick.
When dynamite and detcord were easily obtained.
When my father celebrated New Years with some friends, a couple of cases of beer, a stick of dynamite, and a bucket full of ammonium nitrate and diesel mix.
I will support gun control when you can guarantee all guns are removed from this planet. That includes military and law enforcement. When you can accomplish that, then I will be the last person to lay down my gun. Then I will carry the weapon that replaces the gun.
I remember having only 3 tv stations and everytime the President would make a speech all the networks would cover it. I remember "The Wizard of Oz" would come on once a year and everyone would make plans weeks ahead to watch it. One bad memory is watching the Nixon trials, I had some health problems as a child so I was inside a lot, and watching those trials had to be the most boring thing ever.
I remember seeing Lee Harvey Oswald shot to death on live TV!
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch; Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote."
-- Benjamin Franklin
At the farm, we had to go get the mail. I was so proud when I was allowed to ride a mule down the RR tracks to the bridge over the creek and then walk to the PO. (Roads were a lot longer around.)
Before my time, my grandmother was the School-mom, the RR Station clerk, and the Post-mistress. The one-room school was right along the tracks across the dirt road from the RR Station/PO.
By my childhood the one-room school was closed, but when the mail-train came through the Post-mistress had the out-going mail in a bag hanging on the crane. The hook on the mail car caught it (usually) and the mail car attendant tossed the in-coming bag onto the platform. The Post-mistress would sort the mail into open slots (not boxes with doors) and you could walk in anytime during daylight to pick it up. The only time the "window" was open to buy stamps, etc was when the train was due and until she finished sorting the mail. Speaking of stamps, if you had something local, you just stuck it in that persons slot -- no stamp.
Speaking of schools, when did the schools start busing students? I never rode one. Always walked or road a bicycle. I remember them being at the HS in the '50s. But not in the country schools in the '40s.
Speaking of School buses, anyone remember when many were driven by HS students? (or better yet anyone a HS student who drove one?)
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I also remember when you could actually eat the haloween candy you got, and those nasty ones in the orange or black wax paper.
I remember my "Green Machine", I miss that thing.
I also remember fist fights, that is an out dated term these days, where you would most likely end up best of friends afterwards.
"Don't hit a man if you can possibly avoid it; but if you do hit him, put him to sleep." - Theodore Roosevelt