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    We really wanted one of those "color" TV's when they came out, but we weren't sure about those 'touch tone' phones when they came out. LOL. I won't say my age..... but I was born at the same time TV first came out. No channel surfing necessary, there was only one TV station in the area at the time... and it just got started.

    So, you 40 + yr olds and younger, have all had it easy.......


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    Some of the things we did with over the counter fireworks and gunpowder would have us in jail or on a watch list.
    I still think Yosemite Sam is my hero!LMAO
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdwolf View Post
    Some of the things we did with over the counter fireworks and gunpowder would have us in jail or on a watch list.
    I still think Yosemite Sam is my hero!LMAO
    Same here! That and BB gun wars. At least we had some rules.
    "My God David, We're a Civilized society."

    "Sure, As long as the machines are workin' and you can call 911. But you take those things away, you throw people in the dark, and you scare the crap out of them; no more rules...You'll see how primitive they can get."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paco View Post
    And the shows on Saturday that weren't cartoons were actually worth watching too, Land of the Lost anyone?

    This was greatness to read.
    Oh yes, me and my sister watching that show! That brought back some oldies but goodies.

    My kids have there own TV. I had to share with my parents. I remember dad making me go outside and turn the antenna so he could watch Sonny and Cher or Lawrence Welk show.(Ihated those shows but didn't want to go to bed)

    Life was so much simpler.

    I enjoyed this one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdwolf View Post
    LOL.. I have some scars from bottle rocket wars.
    When I was in the sixth grade I took my new butterfly to school to show my friends, I got suspended for one day, times have changed.

    What genius had the idea of a cartoon network?
    Never got any scars, but I could have lost an eye once. The rocket hit the earpiece of my glasses right where it joins the frame. It bent the earpiece. and bounced off. We would make steel tubing into launchers. Speaking of knives, when I was a junior in high school, my math teacher needed a knive for something, and 2/3 of the class had one in their pocket.
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    Great post...My 30+ friends crowd just discussed this same thing the other day, then to read it on here was just too funny! Thanks for sharing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GBS View Post
    If I wanted a copy of something there was no Xerox, only an Underwood.
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    TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 50's, 60's and 70's!

    First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or
    drank while they carried us.

    They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a
    can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.

    Then after that trauma, our baby cribs were covered with
    bright colored lead-based paints.

    We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or
    cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not
    to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.

    As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air
    bags.

    Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a
    special treat.

    We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.

    We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle
    and NO ONE actually died from this.

    We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank soda
    pop with sugar in it, but we weren't overweight because WE
    WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!

    We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long
    as we were back when the streetlights came on.

    No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.

    We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps
    and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot
    the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we
    learned to solve the problem.

    We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video
    games at all, no 99 channels on cable, no video tape movies,
    no surround sound, no cell phones, no personal computers, no
    Internet or Internet chat rooms...WE HAD FRIENDS and we went
    outside and found them!

    We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and
    there were no lawsuits from these accidents.

    We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did
    not live in us forever.

    We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games
    with sticks and tennis balls and although we were told it
    would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.

    We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on
    the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to
    them!

    Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team.
    Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment.
    Imagine that!

    The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was
    unheard of. They actually sided with the law!

    This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers,
    problem solvers and inventors ever! The past 50 years have
    been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.

    We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we
    learned HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL.

    And YOU are one of them! CONGRATULATIONS!

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    Very good... and you are right.

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    Evening entertainment was listening to The lone Ranger, Dragnet, Amos and Andy, and the Shadow. All on AM radio.

    When we wern't working at cutting wood, pulling weeds, doing laundry (hanging the clothes on an outside clothes line), Washing dishes, cleaning house (sweeping and dusting by hand), and any thing else my parents could think for us to do; we went hunting in the woods for small game to eat, or fished in the creek for whatever would bite. There was very little true play time, then we played with homemade toys or make believe toys. We carried water fo drinking and washing. Looking back, life was really great because we were never bored.

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