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What Year Would You Return to for a Vacation (or forever if you choose)
Self | July 9, 2012 | Madison10

Posted on 07/09/2012 7:04:08 AM PDT by madison10

This health care/tax and the upcoming election is depressing me and I'm longing for another time and place: I'm thinking 1997--I do not want to be a child again, nor do I want to relive other, rather awful, portions of life. Being 38 years old was good, I had a good job, my husband still had 20 years to work, we only had two dogs, there was still hope. See what I mean?

Where would you like to go and why? Doesn't have to be personal history, could be history in general.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: healthcare; hindsight; nostalgia; time
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1 posted on 07/09/2012 7:04:18 AM PDT by madison10
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To: madison10

I am retired so I do not get vacations.


2 posted on 07/09/2012 7:06:18 AM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: mountainlion

Also retired, no vacations—no money and a recluse dog.

This is imaginary anyway, about time travel. It was posted in chat after all.


3 posted on 07/09/2012 7:09:42 AM PDT by madison10
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To: madison10

1957. Just got my first car, 1951 Ford, in high school, belonged to a large car club, no worries. Life was good, clean and safe.


4 posted on 07/09/2012 7:10:56 AM PDT by RC2 (Buy American and support the Wounded Warrior Project whenever possible.)
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To: madison10
1972. For me, it was a wondrous time.
5 posted on 07/09/2012 7:12:26 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: madison10
I get plenty of chat with myself and the dogs. If I could really live in any time I chose I think 100 to l50 years ago would be good.
6 posted on 07/09/2012 7:14:10 AM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: madison10

1897, so I could read the newspaper/journal reports on the discovery of the electron.

1905, when Einstein published Annus Mirabilis papers, and the General Relativity papers.

Or, 1932, when the neutron was discovered, an event that had momentous effects.

Hmm, then there is June 12, 1954, when a simple “no” said to Lisa Carla Ponteveccio would have changed everything.


7 posted on 07/09/2012 7:17:02 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: madison10

The day before I met my ex-wife


8 posted on 07/09/2012 7:24:02 AM PDT by Mr. K (OBAMA MUST BE STOPPED ROMNEY/GINGRICH)
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To: madison10

1976!!!

Great Patriotic Year

Bicentennial Festivities

History Oozed all around

(Crappy economically... but I was 12:>)

Back then I thought 1992 (1492) would be even greater with remembrance and festivities but it never reached the pride of 1976 - ‘we’ were ‘learned’ that we should be ashamed of the past.


9 posted on 07/09/2012 7:25:44 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: libertarian27
1976!!! Great Patriotic Year Bicentennial Festivities History Oozed all around (Crappy economically... but I was 12:>) Back then I thought 1992 (1492) would be even greater with remembrance and festivities but it never reached the pride of 1976 - ‘we’ were ‘learned’ that we should be ashamed of the past.

And "Frampton Comes Alive" came out.

10 posted on 07/09/2012 7:27:40 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: madison10

1957..................


11 posted on 07/09/2012 7:30:07 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: madison10

I want to go back 2 days and avoid the food poisoning that kicked me to the curb this weekend.


12 posted on 07/09/2012 7:30:08 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Kirkwood

George Clooney?..IZZAT YOU????......................


13 posted on 07/09/2012 7:31:30 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: madison10

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/kill_hitler.png


14 posted on 07/09/2012 7:33:34 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: madison10

1962. I want to see the United States at the height of its civilization.


15 posted on 07/09/2012 7:33:51 AM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: madison10

Freeper Island.... Does anyone remember that ???


16 posted on 07/09/2012 7:34:15 AM PDT by Invictus (Get used to living in the USSA (ununited socialist states of america))
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To: madison10

1980, for a number of important reasons...


17 posted on 07/09/2012 7:35:10 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: madison10

2029 BC. I’d see if I could kick it with Abraham.


18 posted on 07/09/2012 7:41:30 AM PDT by numberonepal (First they came for Sarah, then they came for Herman.....)
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To: madison10

I would like to pack up everything I know now, and move back to the 50s.


19 posted on 07/09/2012 7:54:10 AM PDT by pallis
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To: numberonepal

1964. Beatles had just broke big in America. Lot’s of great British Invasion music coming from England.

Great television, young so no bills to pay, Lakewood, Ohio (suburb of Cleveland), sandbox in back, summers of breakfast to dinner — having the run of the city, open screen doors in our home day and night, sandlot baseball, M80s and Ladyfingers, plastic army pen, summer camp, fishing, lightning bugs. Mom and Dad happy with 5 kids. Lot’s of friends on our street due to large catholic families. No drugs apparent anywhere.


20 posted on 07/09/2012 7:59:29 AM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: Chuzzlewit

plastic army pen = plastic green army men (used in the sandbox)


21 posted on 07/09/2012 8:01:03 AM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: Chuzzlewit

All that was true for me too, except that my Dad died in December ‘63.

Half of those neighbor kids are dead now. It’s amazing, they just seem to be dropping like flies. If what I see happening to the kids that I grew up with, no one is going to have worry about sustaining SS, the baby boom generation that I grew up with are not living to collect it.

Another friend and neighbor from my childhood died on the the 4th of July at 62.


22 posted on 07/09/2012 8:03:50 AM PDT by Eva
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To: madison10

Anytime before Lyndon Johnson was President and the Feds began handing out welfare money at warp speed.


23 posted on 07/09/2012 8:05:18 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: madison10

1984 or 90 AD in Asia Minor or one of Danial’s Magoi in or around 900 BC in Babelyn(sp?).


24 posted on 07/09/2012 8:06:49 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: pallis
I agree about the time period of the 50’s. I'm thinking 1957. Back to our house on Puget Sound. Green trees, blue water, and civility.
25 posted on 07/09/2012 8:07:41 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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To: madison10

Can I bring any souvenirs back from my vacation?


26 posted on 07/09/2012 8:10:20 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: GenXteacher

In 1962 we had to deal with the Soviet Union who was installing SS-4 IRBMs in Cuba. It was a dangerous time.

Now the Soviet Union is on the ash heap of history.


27 posted on 07/09/2012 8:11:26 AM PDT by moonshot925
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To: Eva

sorry to hear about 1963 in terms of your father dying.

in terms of people dropping like flies, I guess it doesn’t get any better, so we’ll have to get used to it.

they’ve been running the Andy Griffith show non stop since he died.. that reminds me of my childhood, and I guess that is why the show resonates with our generation.

and Aunt Bea was an amazing, underrated actor and an amazing american role model in terms of that part.. her kindness and goodness was truly wonderful to watch.


28 posted on 07/09/2012 8:13:28 AM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: Red Badger
Wildwood NJ 1957 to be exact.
29 posted on 07/09/2012 8:15:42 AM PDT by SgtSki
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To: SgtSki

Anywhere, USA 1957 would be good.....................even New Jersey................


30 posted on 07/09/2012 8:17:40 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: madison10

Pre Roe vs. Wade and ten years prior to that when I could walk into any Catholic Mass and hear Latin spoken and sin mentioned in the Homily.


31 posted on 07/09/2012 8:20:10 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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1989 - Brisbane, Australia....

Made the mistake of scheduling too much time in Sydney and too little in Brisbane.

Cairnes was pretty nice too!


32 posted on 07/09/2012 8:22:01 AM PDT by G Larry (I'm under no obligation to be a passive victim!)
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To: madison10

"Willoughby. Next stop Willoughby."

33 posted on 07/09/2012 8:24:24 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: madison10

I would not want to go back before indoor plumbing, but anywhere 1950-1970 would do.


34 posted on 07/09/2012 8:26:20 AM PDT by MrKatykelly
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To: madison10
1944 - Niagara Falls

Slowly I turned, step by step, inch by inch...

35 posted on 07/09/2012 8:26:48 AM PDT by eCSMaster ('Nancy Pelosi is a DINGBAT.' - Gov. Sarah Palin)
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To: madison10

I would go back to 1984 When it was “Morning in America” and one of my favorite songs came out that always made me swell with pride “God Bless the USA!”

Hell, I was hot, the chicks were hot and life was hot.

Today? Life’s great, the women are beautiful but the mood and tone of America is muted and it seems every damn person I know is getting a tattoo(why?).

I actually wouldn’t go back to anytime as I am generally looking forward and I really believe we’ll get past a Romney Presidency and find a real leader who can lead with conviction and lift our American spirit.


36 posted on 07/09/2012 8:29:54 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: Vendome

I consider a persons’ Stupidity Index directly proportional to the number of tattoos they have. Number of body piercings is an index multiplier.


37 posted on 07/09/2012 8:50:55 AM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: madison10

6 years ago when I was 20 to kick myself in the a**..ruined 2 lives forever being stooopid.


38 posted on 07/09/2012 8:57:28 AM PDT by trailhkr1 (That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence - Christopher Hitchen)
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To: madison10

1927- I’d buy as much stock as I could, then sell it off at the end of 1928. Then short-sell stocks like Sears and Roebuck, Montgomery-Ward, United Aircraft, and Canada Dry Ginger Ale for November, 1929.


39 posted on 07/09/2012 8:58:33 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama doesn’t have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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Then I would’ve taken the money and invested in Canadian banks until 1932, when I would’ve pulled it out and invested into Coca-Cola. Then in 1980, I would take a good share of that and invest in Apple. In 1983, I’d put some money in World Com and then pull it out in 1999.


40 posted on 07/09/2012 9:07:46 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama doesn’t have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: 98ZJ USMC

LOL

True...


41 posted on 07/09/2012 9:14:38 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: moonshot925

“In 1962 we had to deal with the Soviet Union who was installing SS-4 IRBMs in Cuba. It was a dangerous time.”

Precisely. I want to see the US when it was a strong country capable and willing to meet any threat, all the way to nuclear war. I also want to see the US when people could leave their doors unlocked, etc. Like I said, I want to see the US at its height- not in decline as it has been in my lifetime.


42 posted on 07/09/2012 9:18:23 AM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: madison10

1957 ,,,, post Korea ,, economy looking good ,, rock and roll a big hit , 57 chevy , pre-Kennedy/Johnson , America is #1 producer in the world .


43 posted on 07/09/2012 9:21:34 AM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: Chuzzlewit

Is it normal to have so many childhood friends die before they reach retirement age? We had four kids from our church die before they reached 21. This last death hit me pretty hard because we knew her so well for so many years and last year when I was home, we were talking about the fact that so many of the kids had died and another one had just been diagnosed with breast cancer.


44 posted on 07/09/2012 9:27:54 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Chuzzlewit

Is it normal to have so many childhood friends die before they reach retirement age? We had four kids from our church die before they reached 21. This last death hit me pretty hard because we knew her so well for so many years and last year when I was home, we were talking about the fact that so many of the kids had died and another one had just been diagnosed with breast cancer.


45 posted on 07/09/2012 9:28:07 AM PDT by Eva
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To: libertarian27

I agree with you. 1976 was a great time, especially the summer for the 20 year-old kid I was.


46 posted on 07/09/2012 10:31:07 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Eva

‘’Is it normal to have so many childhood friends die before the reach retirement age’’.< Ordinarily no but it depends on the circumstances. I’ve given up on the number of old classmates and childhood friends I’ve lost in the last twenty years, most were barley in their fifties. A lot were from stupid choices like drugs and booze. Sad to think of the lives wasted and the potential lost.


47 posted on 07/09/2012 10:37:53 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Eva

my generation passing in late 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. Grandparents late 80’s, uncles and aunts—some hit 90 and 95.
I think it strange that those who fried food in lard and ate tons of butter far outlived those who didn’t.


48 posted on 07/09/2012 12:32:55 PM PDT by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve and neither do I)
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To: madison10

1905. Vienna.

I would act out the cliche and stalk and kill Hitler then return to see what difference it made.

(Despite the fact that my parents probably never would have met, I believe I would still survive as an “orphaned artifact of a now non-existent time-line”. And despite the fact that no other human but me would know whether or not I had made a difference in world history, I would still like to give this a try.)


49 posted on 07/09/2012 12:39:47 PM PDT by samtheman (The Trillion Dollar ObamaCareTax definitely is a tax; just ask the US Supreme Court.)
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I would act out the cliche and stalk and kill Hitler then return to see what difference it made.

Probably a Soviet-dominated Europe.

50 posted on 07/09/2012 12:40:27 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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