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Old 11-08-2002, 10:19 PM   #31
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I tried to quote you Dragonmage, but it said I couln't reply, too many characters. [img]tongue.gif[/img] Anyway, my reply: [img]smile.gif[/img]

That sounds so nice Brenbren! [img]smile.gif[/img] My parents doled out daily chores for me too, and I only got ten bucks a week, bla! [img]tongue.gif[/img] I mean I had to clean the entire house little by little, even cook dinner quite a lot! and the worst was traipsing across an acre of the back yard to dump the cat box in the woods (our collie Brandy was right behind me, not gonna say why LOL).

I also spent a lot of time blasting my dad's stereo and singing along to songs and dancing like a fool LOL! [img]smile.gif[/img] Until one day I turned the volume too high and blasted out one of the speakers [img]tongue.gif[/img] After that I wasn't allowed to use it anymore, and I *did* have my own, but it was a little thing, just one of those one-piece stereos with a turntable up top, a radio and cassette player in the middle and one big speaker at the bottom, not the same as my DAD'S hehe! My dad would unplug it, check the counter on the tape deck, etc. to keep me from using it, but I found ways to get around his tactics, and still used it where he couldn't tell LOL, but I had already learned my lesson with the speaker, and never cranked it up that much again, so his punishment was really moot

Oh and I know what you mean re sunbathing, none of us had even heard of skin cancer back then, I'd lay out all the time with NO lotion or anyting on. Luckily I'm not one to burn, I mostly tan, but I was pushing it some days! I remember every Saturday when my parents were gone I'd open my bedroom window, crank my stereo full blast so I could hear it outside, and just lay out on this sheet for hours!

When you are an only child you find all sorts of things to entertain you LOL. I even remember going outside in the winter after a big snow, and crouching nearby one of my mom's bird feeders, to catch a glimpse of a bird up close LOL. Never worked though, the birds never came to the feeder when I was around, and I mostly ended up freezing myself half to death LOL. [img]tongue.gif[/img]

And finally, yes, we never locked anything either, our house, our cars, nothing. There was no need [img]smile.gif[/img]
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Old 11-08-2002, 10:20 PM   #32
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Well, you are over thirty-five if you get this.

You lived as a child in the 60s or the 70s.

Looking back, it's hard to believe that we have lived as long as we have................

As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags. Riding in the back of a pickup truck on a warm day was always a special treat.

Our baby cribs were covered with bright colored lead-based paint.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors, or cabinets, and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets. (Not to mention hitchhiking to town as a young kid!)

We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle.
Horrors.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then rode 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 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. No cell phones.
Unthinkable.

We played dodgeball and sometimes the ball would really hurt.

We got cut and broke bones and broke teeth and there were no law suits from these accidents. They were accidents. No one was to blame but us. Remember accidents?

We had fights and punched each other and got black and blue and learned to get over it.

We ate cupcakes, bread and butter,and drank sugar soda but we were never overweight....we were always outside playing.

We shared one grape soda with four friends, from one bottle and no one died from this?

We did not have Playstations, Nintendo 64, X Boxes, video games at all, 99 channels on cable, video tape movies, surround sound, personal cellular phones, Personal Computers, Internet chat rooms, ...... we had friends.

We went outside and found them. We rode bikes or walked to a friend's home and knocked on the door, or rung the bell or just walked in and talked to them. Imagine such a thing. Without asking a parent! By ourselves! Out there in the cold cruel world! Without a guardian.
How did we do it?

We made up games with sticks and tennis balls and ate worms and although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes, nor did the worms live inside us forever.

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

Some students weren't as smart as others so they failed a grade and were held back to repeat the same grade.....
Horrors.
Tests were not adjusted for any reason.

Our actions were our own. Consequences were expected. No one to hide behind. The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke a law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law, imagine that!

This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers and problem solvers and inventors, ever. The past 50 years has 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're one of them.

Congratulations!

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Sounds very familiar, even though I'm a child of the 80's.
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Old 11-08-2002, 10:29 PM   #33
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No we never had any trees like that, so no fruit throwing LOL. I do remember though having a silk trees, which I miss, they are so pretty and smell so nice [img]smile.gif[/img]

As for the crawdads, we caught them in a creek with no bait at all, they were everywhere LOL, and didn't seem afraid of us at all, so never swam/crawled away (which is odd cause they can really be fast! I saw so many swim backwards and just shoot out of the fishtank like rockets!
Yeah we never needed any bait, just had to scoop them up, but had to be a bit careful or get pinched. Lol the image of a flying crawdad is just too funny [/QUOTE]LOL, yeah I learned a lot about crawdads that year! Didn't know they swam backwards (tail first) nor how fast they could do it. The tank was in the living room, and you'd hear this "thwack" and then see a crawdad on the floor. So you'd pick it up and put it back, just for it to do it again. Finally I stuck a good lid on the tank, then you'd hear the "thwack" against the lid LOL, but they weren't dumb, they changed tactics and would crawl up the heater tube to exit (the lid provided a hole for the heater, but it was a bit too big and provide a half inch crack). Again, when you find one in your bed, it finally dawns on you why these things are not in pet stores sold as fish tank pets LOL. Not to mention they stink up a tank too, blech. I ended up rounding them up and dumping them back into the creek in Arlington LOL. Happy Trails! [img]tongue.gif[/img]
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Old 11-08-2002, 10:56 PM   #34
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Yeah, I had to carry hot potatos in my pockets durring the winter to keep my hands warm, then eat the potatos for lunch at school.
Does anybody else remember creepy crawlers? Plastic bugs and such that you cooked on a hot burner in metal molds.
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Old 11-08-2002, 11:06 PM   #35
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Miss Ladyzeeke Ma'am a whole $10 bucks a week I got $1.50 (later raised to $2.00 after Nixon's wage & price freeze ended) it would buy me 3 matchbox trucks, I still got them around somewhere Movies cost $.75 under 12 & $1.25 for adults, They showed cartoons and had intermissions. [img]smile.gif[/img] Standing in front of the TV at the begining of Star Trek dogging the Enterprise as it whizzed by. Early moring paper routes, Banana seats, cloth pining cards to your bike, so it made a cool sound when you peddled.
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Old 11-08-2002, 11:08 PM   #36
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Does anybody else remember creepy crawlers? Plastic bugs and such that you cooked on a hot burner in metal molds.
They aren't that old. My fingers can still remember them

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Old 11-08-2002, 11:14 PM   #37
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Does anybody else remember creepy crawlers? Plastic bugs and such that you cooked on a hot burner in metal molds.
They aren't that old. My fingers can still remember them [/QUOTE]They still sell creepy crawlers? I touhgt Ralph Nadder and his bunch got them outlawed. You could cook a grill cheese sandwich on the open burner.
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Old 11-08-2002, 11:18 PM   #38
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Miss Ladyzeeke Ma'am a whole $10 bucks a week I got $1.50 (later raised to $2.00 after Nixon's wage & price freeze ended) it would buy me 3 matchbox trucks, I still got them around somewhere Movies cost $.75 under 12 & $1.25 for adults, They showed cartoons and had intermissions. [img]smile.gif[/img] Standing in front of the TV at the begining of Star Trek dogging the Enterprise as it whizzed by. Early moring paper routes, Banana seats, cloth pining cards to your bike, so it made a cool sound when you peddled.
Well Mr. Harris I graduated up to the ten bucks LOL, that was when I was 15, before that I didn't get as much, but still the same amount of chores. And I really got ripped on the tooth fairy deal, fifty cents if I was lucky, a cat poster if I wasn't [img]tongue.gif[/img]

Banana seats? You mean on bicycles? All I know is I HATE the seats on bikes now, they are so small, and hard as rocks! I remember a few years ago I got a gel cover for mine, and it worked lamely OK, but then our roommate borrowed my bike for his girlfriend, and somehow she managed to warp the gel, it was all messed up and lumped out! And she then proceeded to bitch about how she got a black stain from it, which I never got before, which told me she must have had a sweaty A$$, which made me toss that gel seat cover in the garbage even quicker! [img]tongue.gif[/img]
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Old 11-08-2002, 11:31 PM   #39
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Miss Ladyzeeke Ma'am a whole $10 bucks a week I got $1.50 (later raised to $2.00 after Nixon's wage & price freeze ended) it would buy me 3 matchbox trucks, I still got them around somewhere Movies cost $.75 under 12 & $1.25 for adults, They showed cartoons and had intermissions. [img]smile.gif[/img] Standing in front of the TV at the begining of Star Trek dogging the Enterprise as it whizzed by. Early moring paper routes, Banana seats, cloth pining cards to your bike, so it made a cool sound when you peddled.
Well Mr. Harris I graduated up to the ten bucks LOL, that was when I was 15, before that I didn't get as much, but still the same amount of chores. And I really got ripped on the tooth fairy deal, fifty cents if I was lucky, a cat poster if I wasn't [img]tongue.gif[/img]

Banana seats? You mean on bicycles? All I know is I HATE the seats on bikes now, they are so small, and hard as rocks! I remember a few years ago I got a gel cover for mine, and it worked lamely OK, but then our roommate borrowed my bike for his girlfriend, and somehow she managed to warp the gel, it was all messed up and lumped out! And she then proceeded to bitch about how she got a black stain from it, which I never got before, which told me she must have had a sweaty A$$, which made me toss that gel seat cover in the garbage even quicker! [img]tongue.gif[/img]
[/QUOTE]Banana seat on a bike, oh yea, you could easily fit the girl down the street on your banana seat, and cruse around with a biker babe We'd cut the front forks off an old bike an cram the front forks of our bike into them and make a chopper just like Easy Rider
The gel cover I don't want to go there, I hope when you threw it away you used heavy platex golves
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Does anybody else remember creepy crawlers? Plastic bugs and such that you cooked on a hot burner in metal molds.
They aren't that old. My fingers can still remember them [/QUOTE]They still sell creepy crawlers? I touhgt Ralph Nadder and his bunch got them outlawed. You could cook a grill cheese sandwich on the open burner. [/QUOTE]I never said they still sold them..
It was probably ten years back when I got the thing
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