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e-mail ^ | 17-april-2011 | ol hickory

Posted on 04/17/2011 12:02:26 PM PDT by OL Hickory

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I turned out fine...
1 posted on 04/17/2011 12:02:30 PM PDT by OL Hickory
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To: OL Hickory
I remember......

I remember....


2 posted on 04/17/2011 12:06:49 PM PDT by steveo (PETO-VT-IN-MARI-SVB-CRVCE-AVSTRALI-SEPELIAR)
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To: OL Hickory

My brothers and I used to take rolls of caps (remember them?) and hit the little exploding dots with a rock or hammer. Sometimes we’d fold them so we were striking several caps at a time. I can still remember that smell. We were warned over and over again we would lose a finger but we did it anyway. We all still have ten fingers.


3 posted on 04/17/2011 12:07:08 PM PDT by McLynnan
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To: OL Hickory
if you can remember others that the kids of today would cry and wine about post em.

I think it's less about the kids and more about hysterical and over-managing parents (and govt).

4 posted on 04/17/2011 12:08:52 PM PDT by jtal
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To: OL Hickory
The Good Days
5 posted on 04/17/2011 12:09:32 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: OL Hickory

I never did shoot my eye out.......

6 posted on 04/17/2011 12:09:54 PM PDT by massmike (DADT repeal: the Boy Scouts now have tougher membership requirements than the Army!)
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To: OL Hickory
Liberals....

They take lead out of paint but put mercury in your light bulbs.

7 posted on 04/17/2011 12:15:33 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: steveo

I remember when every boy had a chipped front tooth; I remember my mother letting me drink a little beer and lots of coffee (with rich milk and sugar) when I was a kid; I remember when the milk man would occasionally deliver wonderful, powdered doughnuts with a high fat content; I remember lighting fire crackers in my hand first and then throwing them and once digging out a tire from a disgusting pond and then hanging it on a tree and swinging from it...

How I miss those awful, dangerous old days.


8 posted on 04/17/2011 12:16:15 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (.)
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To: OL Hickory
In the summertime our town would spray for mosquitoes and we used to run along behind the DDT trucks in the fog spray...and I think I'm okay...but I do hang out on Free Republic a lot and there are those who say that shows I'm not. :^)
9 posted on 04/17/2011 12:16:28 PM PDT by pepperdog (Why are Democrats Afraid of a Voter ID Law?)
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To: McLynnan

We did the same thing. We also used a magnifying class to explode them. We would lay in the back window of the car when my mom was driving and roll out when she came to a stop. LOL She would be arrested for child abuse now. However, I am a big believer in seat belts. We had a fun childhood, though.


10 posted on 04/17/2011 12:18:49 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: OL Hickory
Mom's smoked

Mom's what smoked?

Regards,

11 posted on 04/17/2011 12:18:59 PM PDT by alexander_busek
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To: McLynnan
My brothers and I used to take rolls of caps (remember them?) and hit the little exploding dots with a rock or hammer. Sometimes we’d fold them so we were striking several caps at a time. I can still remember that smell. We were warned over and over again we would lose a finger but we did it anyway. We all still have ten fingers.

No imagination.

We used to use a pin to patiently rip open each little dot on rolls of caps to collect the gunpowder inside.

Then we'd use the powder we collected to make giant firecrackers or skyrockets.

And we still have almost all our fingers.

12 posted on 04/17/2011 12:21:13 PM PDT by Age of Reason
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To: OL Hickory; Lazamataz
[...] your crib was covered with Lead Base paint [...]

True for Laz, if you leave out the "Base paint" part...

13 posted on 04/17/2011 12:22:07 PM PDT by Erasmus (I love "The Raven," but then what do I know? I'm just a poetaster.)
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To: alexander_busek

Yep brings back memories of the simple joys of childhood in yesteryear.

I remember summer days going to friends houses, just dropping in, not having to make a play date the way so many parents insist on nowadays.

I remember going for bike rides and packing a lunch and being gone all day with friends.

I remember playing baseball, not in a league, but just for fun, at the baseball diamond in the park.

I remember playing with friends at the park, without adult supervision.

I guess times are just different now. Nowadays, there aren’t too many things that kids can do without adult supervision, whether it’s sports or just going to friends houses. No way that kids today go for long bike rides and are gone all day.

Heck I don’t see too many kids nowadays just outside and playing. I know there’s lot of kids who live in this neighborhood, but you just don’t see them outside the way you did in the old days.


14 posted on 04/17/2011 12:27:43 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: ilovesarah2012

“Remember when” is the lowest form of conversation.
Tony Suprano

I know, I know....


15 posted on 04/17/2011 12:30:25 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Sorry for typos: typed with IPhone)
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To: OL Hickory

Coke was that bottle you shook to spray at your friends rather than snort.


16 posted on 04/17/2011 12:31:13 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: Dogbert41

Maybe Tony Suprano didn’t have a “when” to remember...


17 posted on 04/17/2011 12:34:11 PM PDT by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: alexander_busek
Mom's smoked...and craved pickles...
18 posted on 04/17/2011 12:34:43 PM PDT by bigheadfred (Beat me, Bite me...Make Me Write Bad Checks)
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To: OL Hickory
I watched my skeleton move on the foot x-ray machine at the Buster Brown Shoe Store.

I rode my bike through the mosquito spray cloud for fun.

If I got in trouble at school it was going to be twice as bad when I got home.

19 posted on 04/17/2011 12:35:17 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: OL Hickory

Remember the days when Americans could, without the help of computer software, write well and use standard grammar and punctuation?

And today, many Americans even with such technologies could not write a simple paragraph that would earn a passing grade in a 7th grade English Composition class.


20 posted on 04/17/2011 12:37:28 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: OL Hickory
Mine was blue with a slick on the back.


21 posted on 04/17/2011 12:38:23 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Make your choice ! There are NO civilians.)
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To: chuckee

My grandfather told me of a time when drinking a 6 pack of coke got you just as high as snorting it would....


22 posted on 04/17/2011 12:38:51 PM PDT by TaxPayer2000 (The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government,)
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To: OL Hickory

School started with the pledge AND the Lord’s Prayer. I remember that, 55 years ago.


23 posted on 04/17/2011 12:44:41 PM PDT by libbylu ( Sarah Palin has more intestinal fortitude than 535 congress critters)
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To: OL Hickory

Sounds like the lyrics to one of my favorite songs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJWEvP9gtww


24 posted on 04/17/2011 12:45:34 PM PDT by neal1960 (D m cr ts S ck. Would you like to buy a vowel?)
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To: OL Hickory
I remember when I was around 6 years old, my dad would strike a match, then let me light his cigarette and take the first puff, the whole family thought it was adorable. I'm pretty sure there are still some Polaroids floating around of my 6 year old self puffing on a cigarette.

I also remember wandering the hills all day with my friends and we would drink any water we could find, creek water, dirty cow troughs out in fields, anything. We would also swim in any waterhole we could find, even if it was covered in scum and god knows what else. We never seemed to get sick though.

25 posted on 04/17/2011 12:48:32 PM PDT by apillar
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To: McLynnan

We would squish the roll of caps down as flat as we could, between our thumb and forefinger, then put it on the sidewalk and hit it with a hammer. If we were lucky every cap on the roll would go off.

As I think back on it now we were never at a loss for finding something ‘to do’. Those of us from that age certainly understand our parents’ admonition “Idle hands are the devil’s workshop!”


26 posted on 04/17/2011 12:49:14 PM PDT by jwparkerjr (I would rather lose with Sarah than win with a RINO!)
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To: alexander_busek

“Mom’s what smoked?”

Where do you think we all came from?


27 posted on 04/17/2011 12:49:32 PM PDT by Tigerized (pursuingliberty.com)
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To: OL Hickory

Tackle football with no pads, sometimes in the snow. Entertaining yourself. Settling your own disputes with other kids.


28 posted on 04/17/2011 12:53:07 PM PDT by dinoparty
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To: McLynnan

Boys brought cap pistols to school


29 posted on 04/17/2011 12:54:12 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: miss marmelstein

I had my first cup of undiluted real tea at age 10

Meaning it wasnt flooded with milk

:)


30 posted on 04/17/2011 12:56:13 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: OL Hickory
I remember when the Sears catalog had guns it it, and they would ship them to your house.
31 posted on 04/17/2011 12:58:39 PM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: OL Hickory

I’m too young to remember the good old days.

When I was growing up, something called “diversity” was all the rage, and the promotion of this “diversity” was considered what made America so great. Al Sharpton was considered a respected political commentator.

Japan, for example, built consumer electronics. America is great because we have a “black president.”

American culture is a moral and aesthetic sewer. The government is unresponsive to our concerns. It seems to be controlled by millionaires who want to dismantle this country, but who say whatever they need to say to get elected, and then do whatever they please.

I can’t remember a time (having entered adulthood around the time of the Monica Lewinsky scandal) when I was satisfied with either the government or the economy. This whole setup never seemed right to me.

Something went seriously wrong with America before I was born. It seems to have happened in the 1960s and 1970s. You can see it in pictures: how nice people dressed and looked back then compared to how they look today.

I identify with America as it existed before the Baby Boomers went to college. You can look back at previous generations and marvel at their accomplishments. They “won the West” and built the Panama Canal and put a man on the moon.

The last two generations have utterly squandered their inheritance. They drove America off the cliff.

Certainly, I will live to see the inevitable bankruptcy of this whole rotten society, after it finally collapses under its own weight when the people who live here realize they nothing in common with each other, and get fed up with paying the annual tribute to Washington which can’t do a single thing right.


32 posted on 04/17/2011 12:58:44 PM PDT by WilliamHouston
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To: OL Hickory

yeah, my mom smoked and drank...
And I was born 6 lbs 6 ozs and with a club-foot...


33 posted on 04/17/2011 12:58:52 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: McLynnan

We would throw a whole box of caps into a campfire. Same with aerosol cans. The latter, I would not recommend, though.


34 posted on 04/17/2011 12:58:52 PM PDT by dinoparty
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To: McLynnan

Whole roll at a time was the only way baby.


35 posted on 04/17/2011 12:59:08 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: OL Hickory

you went outside till the street lights came on,
___________________________________________

During the summer hols we were gone from breakfast until teatime (dinner)

Unless we had called from someones house and got permission to stay there for dinner, we had to be home in time to our own house

We would be miles away on our bicycles, or swimming at the town pool or the “Rocks” or the swinging bridge...

I dont recalled my mother ever asking where I had been...

However that all changed when I turned 16 and the neighbor complained to Mum that I was walking down the road with BARE FEET

She wasnt upset that I was in shorts...just that my feet were uncovered..

Suddenly I was a young lady and had to act that way...

LOL


36 posted on 04/17/2011 1:04:42 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Redbob

I smoked when I was expecting my kids. The doctor said it was perfectly ok but warned me about gaining too much weight. Twenty pounds back then was a no-no. All of my kids were over 9 1/2 lbs. and healthy.


37 posted on 04/17/2011 1:06:37 PM PDT by surrey
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To: OL Hickory

I remember playing in the woods all day and going to the creek to swim. We would build a dam across the creek to make the swimming hole deeper. We ate wild blackberries and mulberries without washing them. I remember being 5 and waking to the store a block away with my 6 year old sister.


38 posted on 04/17/2011 1:07:59 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: traderrob6

Whole box at a time if you could find a big enough hammer.


39 posted on 04/17/2011 1:08:39 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Delta 21

I had the same bike, except mine was blue. Coolest bike in the school bike rack.


40 posted on 04/17/2011 1:14:02 PM PDT by mirkwood (Palin-Bachmann 2012)
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To: Rebelbase

“Whole box at a time if you could find a big enough hammer.”

Dam%, you were tough!


41 posted on 04/17/2011 1:14:33 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: neal1960

I was thinking that’s where it came from

I also like this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jaTgO24xIk


42 posted on 04/17/2011 1:16:30 PM PDT by stylin19a
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To: Dogbert41

I am not averse to a low form of conversation. LOL


43 posted on 04/17/2011 1:16:45 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: OL Hickory

Ah, yes. Fetal alcohol syndrome and asthma. How sweet the memory.


44 posted on 04/17/2011 1:19:16 PM PDT by Excellence (Buy Progresso, take off the label, write "not halal," mail to Campbell's soup company.)
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To: McLynnan

I would take a roll and set it upright, get a baseball bat and hold it vertically, then draw back and bring the damn thing down on the whole roll.

It made a very nice noise. :-)

I also remember my friend, Rusty, and I unrolling firecrackers and harvesting the gunpowder. We’d get a used kite-string tube, wax a penny in one end, and fill the rest with the GP, finishing the other end with a penny and wax. Then we’d drill a small hole in the middle and stick in a fuse.

We’d go out to the wood pile in his back yard, stick it done a few rows, and light it. Big noise and wood everywhere.


45 posted on 04/17/2011 1:20:07 PM PDT by nesnah
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To: mirkwood

Wish I wouldn’t have destroyed my Mickey Mantle rookie cards on the spokes of my bike, but it sure sounded cool.


46 posted on 04/17/2011 1:22:14 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Rebelbase
I remember:
Five baby Ruth's candy bars for five cents.
10 cents for Saturday double feature at the movies.
A pound of baloney for 10 cents and loaf of bread 10 cents.
Black electrical tape for baseballs repair and also for cracked bats.
Fighting over which is best a western flyer or a liberty bike.
Shoes, meat and gasoline rationed. there was a war going on you know.
47 posted on 04/17/2011 1:24:19 PM PDT by drdemars (Each moment new)
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To: OL Hickory
My song Baseball Apple Pie And Mom say's it all about how I feel about the subject.


48 posted on 04/17/2011 1:24:43 PM PDT by GloriaJane (Pro Choice = Pro Death - Pro Life = Pro LIFE!)
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To: jtal

and LAWYERS!!


49 posted on 04/17/2011 1:24:46 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: FatherofFive

I’m stealing this for my Facebook page :)


50 posted on 04/17/2011 1:25:50 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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