Skip to comments.If you grew up in the 50's, 60's, 70's, or 80's, then be grateful! (video)
Posted on 06/10/2013 12:17:31 PM PDT by lowbridge
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Well, the 80’s is pushing it.
Most people who grew up in the 80’s would rather have grown up in the 50’s!.. or maybe they’re too stupid to realize their misfortune.
Hell, the strength of our currency back in those decades was enough reason to want to live in them. I’d be even more wealthy than I am if I’d been in my twenties during the fifties.
Of course, the hippie generation and Vietnam probably would’ve put a crimp on my life.
***Most people who grew up in the 80s would rather have grown up in the 50s!.. or maybe theyre too stupid to realize their misfortune.****
I remember the 1950s as a child. Those years were GREAT for me!
Then it all came to an end in 1956. Then ten years of hell that has “marked” for life all us kids.
I’ll bite, what happened in 1956 that scarred an entire generation?
House blew up, burned my mom horribly, then my dad got a wild hair and moved us from the intermountain region to the tick and chigger infested Ozarks.
He had personal demons following him so we never stayed very long in one place.
In the 1980’s I was living a Van Halen video for a life.
Got it. Sorry, I thought you meant on a bigger scale. Not something personal.
We used to pick up some serious injuries in the old days, besides our guns, rocks, sling shots, and BB guns, and pipe bombs, and hardcore explosive “firecrackers” like cherry bombs, we also had to deal with nails in our feet and broken glass everywhere, people would just throw an empty bottle when they were finished with it, to hear it break, and of course kids were often, even usually, barefoot.
Growing up in the 70’s was tough because so many adults around you were pushing the Obama vision of America.
America is evil. America is corrupt. Our best days are behind us because Saigon has fallen. America is just another of many countries on the globe now. So put on your sweater, turn down the thermostat and shut up!
The amazing thing to me about Obama is that HE STILL BELIEVES ALL THAT CRAP!
“Well, the 80s is pushing it.”
ROFL! GMTA! I was just thinking that.
Things STRARTED to REALLY go to Feces January 1989.
The more astounding thing to me is that a narrow voting majority of Americans voted to keep this sh*t sandwich in office for another four years.
Got one of these Christmas of ‘65. I was nine. next year it was Hasbro’s “Horrible Hamilton. Those were the days.
Once I fix this glitch in my time machine I’m going back to the 50’s.
I grew up in the late 70s-80s in rural America. It was actually ok. Stark difference from how kids are growing up today in rural areas. Scared by social services, etc.
Christmas 1956 I got a Mattel Thunderburp tommy gun. BRAAAAP!
Fall 1970 they issued me an M-16.
Not where I lived in the 80s. Then again western Michigan was more conservative than Utah back then.
That was a perfect representation of what life was for me as a kid from 1978-1990.
Remember the “Thingmaker” in the sixties? It was a hot plate that cured smelly liquid plastic in molds that made bugs and such. I wonder how many houses burned down from those. I remember leaving mine on and accidentally stepping on it in the dark and burning the $h!+ out of my foot.
I’ll bet you brought this to school for “show and tell” and the teacher was impressed.
I grew up in the 60’s. Yesterday I saw a little boy playing with a Tonka truck...it was all plastic.
In my day they were made of hard metal.
My buddy had a Johnny Seven and still has many happy memories firing projectiles at the family cats. :-)
I didn't quite make 20 in the 1950s but I was so lucky as to become a teenager in that decade (born in 1940). Believe me, it was a great time to be an American in that decade. OldPossum
We used to ride our Tonka trucks down the driveway.
We came in when my Dad whistled REALLY LOUDLY!
Playing in a boatyard, I stepped on a giant nail once, they had to dig sneaker out of my foot.
Had a treehouse with electricity. We slept in it too.
Slept in the yard in a tent. How many parents will allow that now?
I had one of those also! First time I’ve thought of that toy in a long time.
Also had a chemistry set from sears. Do they still make those?
Yes, but it's only to test baby daddy's DNA and urine tox screens....
I remember a thing Mattel had called “The Strange Change Machine’’ that did just what you said. I think it was Christmas ‘69.
Mattel had the coolest looking Thompson .45 sub-machine gun. You flipped up the front of the magazine and loaded in those red rolls of caps. (remember those things?) My folks never got me one no matter how many times I begged them. One of my stingy cousins had one and would never let me play with it.Dang thing was a ringer for the real thing.