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March 3, 2013 | Doc Savage

Posted on 03/03/2013 8:02:30 AM PST by Doc Savage

Waking up to the news these days can not only ruin your day, it can make you irritable, frustrated, and sad. That's when I like to spend a few moments remembering the things that made America such a great place to grow up when I was boy. Here are just a few golden memories:

1. How excited I was when I put on my new Cub Scout uniform for the very first time and my mom was so proud of me.

2. How my friends and I would spend the long hot summers fishing down at the North Side Park lagoon with bamboo poles, safety pins for hooks, and bread dough for bait. Caught some good sized Carp in those days!

3. The great feeling of putting on my Little League uniform, and fixing my socks just like the Big Leaguers, and getting ready to play the big game. The uniforms were wool and weighed about 100 pounds but I didn't care. I was walking two feet off the ground every time I took the field.

4. The excitement of opening my Christmas present and finding a Daisy BB gun. Wow! It was incredible.

5. The first time I was old enough to sit at my grandmother's Thanksgiving table with the grownups. I was so excited I could hardly eat!

6. My parents bought me an English Racer bike for Christmas and I put multi-colored streamers on the handle grips. Talk about flash!

7. First time my mother took me down to the Loop in Chicago on the streetcar and we went to see Santa Claus at Carson Pirie Scott. I want to tell you I was a little nervous and could only tell him what my younger brother wanted for Christmas. If you were never in a large department store at Christmas time you really missed something. It was beautiful!

8. Playing baseball every day in the summer at the Little League field. Everyone pretended they were a famous baseball player. I was always Ernie Banks. I used to dream about someday buying a Wilson A2000 glove. I used to rub neatsfoot oil into my old glove and go to bed each night pounding the pocket so I'd be able to make a great catch! I think I wore my knuckles out on that old glove.

9. I remember when they made me a crossing guard in 6th grade and I got leave class a few minutes early and get to my corner station wearing my white safety belt. Pretty neat.

10. I remember that late in August every year Dad would take us down to the Wheaton Sports Shop where all the gym teachers in town worked during the summer, and we'd get a new pair of gym shoes. I can't even describe how excited I was when Chuck Taylor introduced not only Low-Cuts, BUT WHITE!! I felt like a million dollars wearing them that first day in gym class.

Anyway, after spending a minutes down memory lane, I always feel better. Yet also a little sad. America has lost so much of it's wonderfulness. But I'm so glad I had a chance to experience it before it vanished.

Perhaps you'd like to reminisce with some of your favorite boyhood or girlhood memories. Have at it!


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1 posted on 03/03/2013 8:02:31 AM PST by Doc Savage
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To: Doc Savage

I pretty much ‘grew up’ during the 80s/90s, and even then, those were FAR better times. I miss those decades.(even the damn Clinton years for God’s sake)


2 posted on 03/03/2013 8:08:26 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Doc Savage

I was Navy JROTC. Color Guard and Drill Team. Showed up for school early because my partner and I raised the Flag every morning.


3 posted on 03/03/2013 8:10:34 AM PST by real saxophonist (You can't take the sky from me)
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To: Doc Savage
I sit reading your memories, smiling and nodding my head to each. They could be from my own childhood.

Good times. But...that world is forever gone. We have gone through the looking glass.

4 posted on 03/03/2013 8:10:52 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Here once the embattled farmers stood... And fired the shot heard round the world.)
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To: Doc Savage

You’re right, Doc, about it being nice to look back and also a little sad. I got a little misty-eyed just reading your list, and I’m a 45-year-old woman. :-)

I know the sadness is not for what we had back then, but for what we have watched our country become today, and the dread we feel for tomorrow.

Thank you for sharing this list with us.


5 posted on 03/03/2013 8:11:04 AM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: real saxophonist

It’s not completely gone. I just read last week that a local high school (which looks like a prison) is getting a Marine Corps JROTC.


6 posted on 03/03/2013 8:19:20 AM PST by real saxophonist (You can't take the sky from me)
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To: Doc Savage
Ahhhhh. Fond memories of when I grew up too.
Wish my grandkids could experience that but I fear it's too late.
7 posted on 03/03/2013 8:19:30 AM PST by guardian_of_liberty (We must bind the Government with the Chains of the Constitution...)
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To: Doc Savage
A few things I can remember
8 posted on 03/03/2013 8:21:25 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Doc Savage

I would put on FNC in the morning for 3 hours. Limbaugh for most of 3 hours. And peruse FR on and off all day

Now I watch FOX in the AM for about an hour. Same for Limbaugh and peruse FR for much less

I need to keep my blood pressure down. The news is so bad lately I have to stay healthy so when the SHTF I am ready.
MOLON LABE.


9 posted on 03/03/2013 8:21:25 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Doc Savage

Great list doc!.. I grew up in the 50’s we would get up in the morning pick sides spend the whole day outside playing baseball using a tennis ball,water balloon fights, ride our bikes four blocks away to a gas station to buy a bag full of penny candy(if we were lucky enough to have a dime and a nickel).Run around until the street lights came on which was the signal to get home. We were told to lookout for strangers but never really had to worry about it, we didn’t even really know about some of the crap that goes on today.
Hate sounding like an old foggy but those were the greatest of times!


10 posted on 03/03/2013 8:22:08 AM PST by Daryl Dixson (7.62 x 51 Diplomacy)
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To: Doc Savage

Great list doc!.. I grew up in the 50’s we would get up in the morning pick sides spend the whole day outside playing baseball using a tennis ball,water balloon fights, ride our bikes four blocks away to a gas station to buy a bag full of penny candy(if we were lucky enough to have a dime and a nickel).Run around until the street lights came on which was the signal to get home. We were told to lookout for strangers but never really had to worry about it, we didn’t even really know about some of the crap that goes on today.
Hate sounding like an old foggy but those were the greatest of times!


11 posted on 03/03/2013 8:22:26 AM PST by Daryl Dixson (7.62 x 51 Diplomacy)
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To: Doc Savage

Doc, thanks for the post. I can relate to most of your memories growing up around the same time, same area. Those days I’m afraid are long, long gone. The demographic makeup of the country, along with the mindset of most of the American people has changed drastically for the worse and won’t return, especially the demographics. I won’t go there because I’ll be labeled the usual lie. Doesn’t matter, the memories were wonderful, what I only regret is what remains for our children and grandchildren. Hope, prayer and action are to be pursued for the return to some sense of balance/purpose under the Constitution and to reintroduce and promote the strengths and virtues of a Republic under the historical structure of Judeo-Christian Western Civilization before it’s permanent decline. Or die trying....wake up, America, before it’s too late.


12 posted on 03/03/2013 8:22:39 AM PST by john drake
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To: Doc Savage

Favorite Moments of growing up in the 1970’s Bronx:

1) Anytime a fire hydrant was opened during the summer

2) Watching Reggie hit three HR’s in game 6 of the 1977 world series

3) A good slice of pizza

4) Surviving Ed Koch ‘s idiocy

5) Not becoming on of Son of Sams victims

6) Sneaking off to CB-GB’s to watch the Ramones

7) Getting into fights with pansy Disco fans near Studio 54

8) NEVER getting mugged

9) The Bronx is Burning!

10) Being the only kid who supported Reagan and Loathed Carter.


13 posted on 03/03/2013 8:23:15 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Doc Savage
. . . after spending a minutes down memory lane, I always feel better. Yet also a little sad. America has lost so much of it's wonderfulness. But I'm so glad I had a chance to experience it before it vanished.

Thee and me, brother! It's a shame that younger folks, today, will never experience some of the great times WE had when we were young'uns!! I know that time marches on and our childhoods seem like ancient history, but I would LOVE to see the America of my youth! It was a proud, great country that was respected in the world and we were all proud to be Americans.

Today, Ireland is starting to look pretty good, but it's out of reach.

(sigh)

14 posted on 03/03/2013 8:24:30 AM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: Vaquero
Last year, I would listen to Glenn Beck in the early morning, then Rush or maybe Dennis Prager, then Sean Hannity, then Hugh Hewitt. While cooking dinner, I would watch Bill O'Reilly, then Sean, then Greta.

However, I can hardly stand listening to commentary shows today because the news is so bad--and what makes it bad is not the misdeeds of Obama, Pelosi, Reid et al, but the supineness of the Republican and conservative opposition.

15 posted on 03/03/2013 8:29:26 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Doc Savage

I'm oooooold! And I'm not happy! And I don't like things now compared to the way they used to be. All this progress -- phooey! In my day, we didn't have these cash machines that would give you money when you needed it. There was only one bank in each state -- it was open only one hour a year. And you'd get in line, seventeen miles long, and the line became an angry mob of people -- fornicators and thieves, mutant children and circus freaks -- and you waited for years and by the time you got to the teller, you were senile and arthritic and you couldn't remember your own name. You were born, got in line, and ya died! And that's the way it was and we liked it!

Life was simpler then. There wasn't all this concern about hy-giene! It my days, we didn't have Kleenex. When you turned seventeen, you were given the family handkerchief. ... It hadn't been washed in generations and it stood on its own ... filled with diseases and swarmin' with flies. ... If you tried to blow your nose, you'd get an infection and your head would swell up and turn green and children would burst into tears at the sight o' ya! And that's the way it was and we liked it!

Life was a carnival! We entertained ourselves! We didn't need moooovin' pitchurrrres. In my day, there was only one show in town -- it was called "Stare at the sun!" ... That's right! You'd sit in the middle of an open field and stare up at the sun till your eyeballs burst into flames! And you thought, "Oh, no! Maybe I shouldn't've stared directly into the burning sun with my eyes wide open." But it was too late! Your head was on fire and people were roastin' chickens over it. ... And that's the way it was and we liked it!

Progress?! Flobble-de-flee! In my day, when we were angry and frustrated, we just said, "Flobble-de-flee!" 'cause we were idiots and we didn't know what else to say! Just a bunch o' illiterate Cro-Magnons, blowin' on crusty handkerchiefs, waitin' in lines for our head to burst into flame and that's the way it was and we liked it!

16 posted on 03/03/2013 8:29:26 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Fiji Hill
When I was in elementary school, some kid fell off of something and broke his arm. The superintendent ordered that all playground equipment be removed, 'for the children'.

Three years later, we got a new superintendent, who ordered all that equipment replaced.

17 posted on 03/03/2013 8:34:09 AM PST by real saxophonist (You can't take the sky from me)
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To: Doc Savage
My parents bought me an English Racer bike

I bought my own for about $48 with money I had saved. Three days later my foot slipped off the pedal and went into the front wheel, breaking 3 spokes........

Yea, I remember! Just had to bring it up didn't ya?

18 posted on 03/03/2013 8:34:56 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (God bless you Tommy and thank you for your service: http://swiftboats.org/tribute/tribute.html)
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To: Doc Savage
I remember playing DR with Becky McMagnus behind the boiler shed. ☺
19 posted on 03/03/2013 8:38:54 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Doc Savage

Tose are wonderful memories of a world that is gone. Preserve them. Revisist them and share them.

Now, there is no future worth waiting around to see. Every day brings a world more decayed, more sick, more giddy with it embrace of evil.

If I had known had bad things would get, and how quickly, I would never had children. I hope they never have children.for to bring progeny into the clutches of the horror to come would be nothing other than cruel.

I don’t know if we are fortunate to have seen civilization’s peak before witnessing its collapse, or if we are cursed for it.


20 posted on 03/03/2013 8:39:55 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: real saxophonist

Don’t get sad, get mad!
I remember when I could get a box of .44 mag rounds for $18.
Why? Because it was just five years ago!!!!!


21 posted on 03/03/2013 8:40:51 AM PST by right way right (What's it gonna take? (guillotines?))
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To: Doc Savage

we grew up down the street from the Biden’s we allways had to worry about playing near there front yard, afraid we might get hit with a shotgun blast thru there front door!


22 posted on 03/03/2013 8:41:46 AM PST by Daryl Dixson (7.62 x 51 Diplomacy)
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To: Doc Savage

I remember changing the back tire on a hand me down bike to an older fat balloon tire because it tracked better in the snow. It worked great for weeks, until one day I was doing about 30mph down this long down hill path in Kearny Park and it blew,I lost control, hit the base of a lamp post so hard it split the front forks like a wishbone.....if you wore a helmet back then, people felt sorry for you...*smiles*


23 posted on 03/03/2013 8:45:47 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doc Savage

When I was playing little league baseball, there were so many kids there wasn’t enough ball fields for everyone. Now I see empty ones. It’s a sad sight on Saturdays in the summer.


24 posted on 03/03/2013 8:46:02 AM PST by logitech (Who's here so vile, that will not love his country? If any speak, for him I have offended)
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To: KoRn

One thing that has changed, is how casual and common cussing is in public, even in the written word, and even from conservatives.


25 posted on 03/03/2013 8:48:05 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: dfwgator

And you try to tell that to the kids today, and they won’t believe you.


26 posted on 03/03/2013 8:48:05 AM PST by Last of the Mohicans
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To: real saxophonist

Bill Cosby - Playground

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rqv38fP7cr0


27 posted on 03/03/2013 8:49:21 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Doc Savage
Remember taking a propane torch and a bar of your Mothers canning paraffin to the runners of you flexible flyer sled and buttering that paraffin into the steel runners? Me and my 52 year old brother did it just this Christmas. Took Mom and one of her 78 yr old friends to the park and they went down the hill too!

It was hilarious listening to all the kids commenting on each run...
"hey! I want a sled like that!"

LOL!


28 posted on 03/03/2013 8:59:29 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: real saxophonist
I remember how proud I was when it was my turn to raise the flag at ‘ol Prescott Memorial Elementary School. We even knew how to properly fold the flag.

Sixth grade.

29 posted on 03/03/2013 8:59:50 AM PST by warsaw44
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To: Doc Savage
Wonderful memories, I grew up in the 70s & 80s and have many similar memories. Remember going to see the parades & fireworks on the 4th of July. Bonfires on the beach , things like that we particularly we Americans remember so fondly. Now to put it into perspective, I was born in 1961, the same year as the occupier in the WH. I would be willing to bet, that despite all the MSM's claims about how he was born in the US (maybe , maybe not IMHO), he doesn't have any of these types of nostalgic memories of the USA. I mean, look at the picture of him throwing out the first pitch. It looked like a foreign concept to him. You never hear any love of country or of it's people seeping into his speeches. Contrast any 0bama speech with a Reagan (or even a Clinton) speech. There's no optimism, no spirit of "we're special because we're Americans." . I'm sure if you were able to see inside the mind of Mr Soetoro, you'd see no memories of Memorial day parades, or July 4th picnics.

I don't know why but your post just brought these thoughts to mind , and it's really depressing.

30 posted on 03/03/2013 9:00:17 AM PST by YankeeReb
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To: Doc Savage
Not to pop the bubble on your stroll down memory lane, but while you and I were blissfully enjoying those halcyon days, our grandfathers were cussing and fussing about the crooks and idiots up on Capitol Hill.

My paternal grandfather was a news junkie in my childhood, and could often be heard muttering, "damn country's going to hell in a hand basket."

31 posted on 03/03/2013 9:01:22 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Fiji Hill

“Riding my bicycle, at the age of nine, through all of the alleys of West Whittier, Calif., often traveling more than a mile from home, and sometimes shopping for groceries for my family. To do so in that neighborhood—or just about anywhere else in America nowadays would be unheard of.”

And doing it without a helmet.

I remember ice cold winter mornings and my father wrapping a heavy blanket around me and carrying me into the skating rink to play ice hockey.


32 posted on 03/03/2013 9:04:19 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Got a problem? Nothing a drone strike can't fix.)
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To: Doc Savage

I loved reading about your recollections. Here’s a few from my childhood.

I remember playing outside almost every day as a child, and used my imagination when I didn’t have store-bought toys. My sister & I took an old pot that was past it useful life, and pick leaves and pods off of plants, and pretended that we were cooking a meal for the family. We made forts with old rag towels and sheets that Mom was ready to discard. We went on treasure hunts when the mood struck, and sometimes found little treasures as a button or charm or broken piece of pottery.

My Mom used to take us to the bookmobile every so often, and I developed a great love for reading. At one point we moved to a new town, and I loved going to the public library there. My older brother would take me whenever I requested a trip, at least once a week. So now I had adventures in books to go along with my adventures in the outdoors. (Little did I realize at the time that he was falling in love with the cute librarian there, who he later married, but I digress.)

I remember when we visited our grandparents or when they visited our home with special affection. Sitting in Grandma’s lap as she had conversation with other adults after dinner or when she needed to sit. I didn’t care what anyone was discussing. Sitting in her lap was Heaven to me. Grandpa always told the best stories, and drew great pictures (cartoons) for us.

I remember getting an Easy Bake Oven for Christmas from Santa and a doll called “Hi Heidi!”. You pressed a little button on her tummy and her arm raised up. I was fascinated! Two toys, a new outfit for school, a new outfit for playtime, and maybe a few other small things in my stocking. That was pretty much my favorite Christmas ever!

Going swimming in the lake that was located behind our home was wonderful. I loved the way the sand squished between my toes. We would jump off the dock into innertubes, and battle to see who could successfully jump the furthest. We would catch frogs and guppies in our hands. It was fun stuff to feel them wriggling in our palms, and then release them back to their homes.

Ahh, what great and simple times they were! Thanks for helping me remember!


33 posted on 03/03/2013 9:05:14 AM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: Doogle

Bicycle! I used to ride my Huffy ( they’re named after the effect they produce on the body just walking them, I’m pretty sure. They are heavy!) down our gravel road three or so miles to the blacktop. If you turn right, you go up a long, long hill. Once you get to the top of the hill, you turn around and coast at high speed down this hill, with a gentle curve at the bottom. I used to do probably 35 MPH or so, with no hands! Lean at the bottom to make the curve, and coast it out to the end of the blacktop. Oh, yeah!

Riding my bike to town about 4 miles the other way, collecting bottles from ditches for the $.02 deposit. 13 would get you enough for the biggest ice cream cone you could ever imagine. I’d spend all afternoon in town, and ride home into the sun before mom and dad got home.

We lived in the country, had hills all around, lots of climbing and exploring to do in all the woods around us. climbing a hill and following crest until it ended and finding ourselves a long way from home. We could hear mom yelling for us from a mile away. Sometimes we could not hear her!

Catching HUGE frogs out of the same creek we’d drink from, crawdads and all. I learned to swim in that creek. It would flood and we’d ride the flood water down, freaking mom out! Woohoo! Too much fun.


34 posted on 03/03/2013 9:07:02 AM PST by Big Giant Head
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To: Doc Savage

Remember spending hours on the roof tweaking the TV antenna to get that far off signal from Cleveland so you could watch Hoolihan and Big Chuck? or The Ghoul on Saturday nights?

Remember when Tim Conway and Ernie Anderson (Ghoulardi) worked for Channel 8 in Cleveland?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6k5nael9RA


35 posted on 03/03/2013 9:07:28 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Doc Savage
In the summer, my brothers and I along with a few other guys would grab our gloves, bats and balls and wander into different neighborhoods. When we saw some kids, we would ask them if they had a team. Most of the time in about a half hour we had a baseball game going on some impromtu field.

I don't see many kids out now days. They still make them don't they?

36 posted on 03/03/2013 9:08:58 AM PST by Starstruck (I need a 30 round magazine because liberal whine gives me a buzz.)
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To: Doc Savage

I remember riding our bikes without helmets and gasp...no hands. We lived across the street from a prune orchard (San Jose) and we’d shoot BB guns at the prunes, swing from the trees and have mud fights in the irrigation moats. We were outside running around until the streetlights went on then we headed home. Rarely did we watch TV, no computers, no cell phones...if we wanted to talk to our friends we just ran down the street.

Oh yeah, another source of entertainment you can’t do anymore without getting busted was the telephone pranks. Got Prince Albert in a can? Is your refrigerator running. Ah, the good old days. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.


37 posted on 03/03/2013 9:18:30 AM PST by ChowChowFace
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Local TV was a hoot when I was a kid.
Local radio rocked when I was a kid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7TcPI-vCDI


38 posted on 03/03/2013 9:18:41 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: KoRn

playing army for all daylight hours while picking honey suckles n blackberries. building forts. catching pet salamanders. riding my neighbors shetland awnry pony. building jewlry boxes from shells. beating up the neighborhood bully. riding my purple banana handle bar bike. playing kickball til dark. teaching myself to play piano. taking in orphaned cats. cleaning stalls. riding down snowy hills on the top of a car hood. days long gone


39 posted on 03/03/2013 9:18:49 AM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Starstruck
I don't see many kids out now days. They still make them don't they?

Yeah, they do. At least in my family. My wife and I have four, but sadly, they've never enjoyed the freedom of movement that I took for granted when I was a kid.

My childhood was from the early 50s through the late 60s. What a time to be a kid in America. I could talk for hours about all the fun and adventures I experienced. Kids today don't have the slightest clue what that life was like. It saddens me that they've been robbed so badly because of what our nation has become.

40 posted on 03/03/2013 9:20:04 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Doc Savage

Thank you for this thread;)

I had been inclined to write a similar theme. My family had asked me to write down my childhood memories for the grandchildren - but it was becoming so depressing to realize how much ‘wonder’ has been removed from today’s and future generations.

I came to the US from England - married Irish and raised my super hybrid kids....all great Americans.

Now - despairing of politics, daily crises I also limit TV, rightwing radio and even FR....too wrenching.

There isn’t any decent music to soothe the savage stress of daily living. Sinatra, Bennett, Elvis, Willie Nelson, et al - could at least provide a temporary escape.

God help us.


41 posted on 03/03/2013 9:20:27 AM PST by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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To: Doc Savage

Remember when the local TV station signed on the air and signed off the air to the National Anthem?


42 posted on 03/03/2013 9:23:41 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: All

Remember when the family used to watch TV together?
Ed Sullivan? Ted Mack? Jackie Gleason? Carol Burnett?


43 posted on 03/03/2013 9:27:45 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Doc Savage
I remember when public parks had retired steam locomotives, army tanks, or artillery pieces for kids to play on. The neighborhood store sold firecrackers year round. Bugs Bunny and Tom and Jerry ruled the TV on Saturday morning. We only got three TV channels, but I was outside playing till dark. I played little league in the 1960’s. The park where I played is now an illicit drug market.
44 posted on 03/03/2013 9:36:09 AM PST by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: Fiji Hill

Wow! I’m a widow with a terminal illness, so I spend a lot of my time reliving the memories from a long lifetime. I was really enjoying all the post, then I get to yours, it was like a ghost had just slapped me in the face. My late husband grew up in West Whittier, loved to ride his bicycle in the Whittier hills, spend Saturday afternoons at the Wardman theater, Pattie Melts at Nixon’s and when old enough the Sundown Drive in. Tears! These are things that I had forgotten that he loved so much as a kid. Thanks for reminding me.


45 posted on 03/03/2013 9:36:43 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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Remember Isaley's Klondike bars? Isaley's BBQ Chip Chopped Ham sangwichs?

Remember Kresge's?

Remember how cool it was when you got to go downtown with Grandpa for business and he took you to lunch at the Woolworth's Lunch counter?

46 posted on 03/03/2013 9:40:14 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: logitech

Sadder than that, all the baseball fields around here are now used for soccer games.


47 posted on 03/03/2013 9:40:32 AM PST by real saxophonist (You can't take the sky from me)
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As a kid who failed at baseball but would have loved running all over like crazy in soccer (at least that’s what my grandchildren do) I say hurray!


48 posted on 03/03/2013 9:42:42 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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Music:

Every Friday and Saturday you may want to find the Freeper Canteen music threads. They play a wide range of music. Here is this week’s thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2992705/posts


49 posted on 03/03/2013 9:43:45 AM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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Remember when YOU as an 11 yer old kid could get a job putting together the double Ferris wheel at the fair?!!

Remember trusting yourself enough to ride that double Ferris wheel???

LOL


50 posted on 03/03/2013 9:43:45 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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