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Ok everyone let's get away from all of the DEPRESSING STUFF...
20 April2012 | US Navy Vet

Posted on 04/20/2012 12:46:56 PM PDT by US Navy Vet

...what was the most POSITIVE Nostalgic memory all of you have from your Childhood.


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To: US Navy Vet

Going to the drive-in with the families big old Buick. The grown-ups would put us kids in our PJs before we left the house. There was a small playground under the screen where we would play before the movie started.

When we got home, they’d put us to bed with runny noses and dirty PJs.


151 posted on 04/20/2012 3:38:42 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: US Navy Vet

Going to drive-in movies with my parents. I remember seeing Paint your Wagon, The Sound of Music, Count Yorga Vampire and a few other gems from the ‘60s.


152 posted on 04/20/2012 3:51:15 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: SMARTY
I used to love Golden Books. One of the best was The Train to Timbuctoo. My dad would read this to me at bedtime and I would make sure he didn't skimp on the sound effects which occurred throughout the story. It had lines like "Throw in the clutch and pull out the throttle" and I would ask where these were in the illustration of the train cab. Then I would ask what was this lever? and so on. He tried to explain that he really couldn't say because it was just an illustration.


153 posted on 04/20/2012 4:04:38 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: afraidfortherepublic
He had a homemade wooden tool box....

My dad had several of those. One for drills, one for screwdrivers, one for sockets, one for wrenches, one for knives .. the list could go on for a while. I remember having to clean the wood and metal shavings out of those with compressed air, and take the nozzle and make shrill whistles when placed between my fingers.

154 posted on 04/20/2012 4:41:30 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: US Navy Vet

My grandpa taking me and my sister on walks every couple days, we’d stop by candy stores on the way to a park (candy stores on just about every block). We’d swing and slide at the park for a while, then we’d walk another mile to a bar and he would get drunk on beer. After a while, me and my sister would go in the bar and drag grandpa away and walk him home. Nowadays, would not be allowed but things were more innocent 60 years ago.

Going to my friend’s cousin’s farm in the countryside. We would play at a pond catching frogs, and run from goats chasing us. At the farmhouse, filling a glass of water from the tap and watching a tadpole fall in the glass - and drinking the water. Then finding out the tap water was pumped from the pond where the frogs were found. And laughing about it.


155 posted on 04/20/2012 4:57:15 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: US Navy Vet

Fishing in the Auburn Ravine. I would make a path through the blackberries just to get to a deep hole that had fish that had never seen a human. I would be gone from dawn to dusk.

Bringing home my catch and having it cooked by mom!

Awesome fishing for a preteen!


156 posted on 04/20/2012 5:05:03 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (I hate Rinos and Romney is one of the worse Rinos ever!)
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To: autumnraine

Nope. We did that too. Kinda crazy when you think about it.


157 posted on 04/20/2012 5:25:27 PM PDT by Wicket (God bless and protect our troops and God bless America)
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To: US Navy Vet

Chilly Easter in the small E Oregon town where I grew up, getting up for Sunrise service up on the hillside near the airport. I was small enough that my Mom put the lower part of her coat around me, trumpets playing across the draw as the sun rose, and then we sang “Up from the Grave He Arose”.


158 posted on 04/20/2012 5:38:00 PM PDT by Wicket (God bless and protect our troops and God bless America)
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To: Arrowhead1952
Yes. I was saddened when my mom gave that toolbox to my uncle after my dad died. My uncle sold the whole kit and kaboodle at an auction yard because he didn't really want it. I would have loved to have had that toolbox, but mom didn't even think of me. She gave me many other things that I couldn't use, but the tool box would have had greater meaning. I never told her how I felt, however.

It was something like this, but much nicer.


159 posted on 04/20/2012 7:45:38 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: US Navy Vet

One of the best memories I have is eating Tastykakes! If you grew up in the Philly area these were as much a staple as cheesesteaks.

160 posted on 04/20/2012 8:07:01 PM PDT by azishot
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To: US Navy Vet

My most vivid memory was of an old Archie comic where Archie is complaining about having to do homework and how tough his life is. His dad says that someday he’ll look back on all that as the happiest time of his life. Archie retorts (and I’ll never forget this), “Gee, dad, I had no idea my future was going to be so miserable.” Story of my life.


161 posted on 04/20/2012 8:29:23 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (Newt's not a perfect candidate but Jesus isn't running this year. - shoff)
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To: RC2

LOL. Well, Natalie and Jimmy go at it the uncensored black-and-white version. Very advanced for that time period.


162 posted on 04/20/2012 9:00:13 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: US Navy Vet

My buddys RV park has a set of tracks accross the river from it. AT night it sounds like the trains are right in front of you.
My favorite thing from childhood is the last day of school. The relaxed feeling,the excitement, the fact the nuns were out of your life for a couple of months.


163 posted on 04/21/2012 1:13:19 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

My dad had one similar to that one. He used it to transport his carpenter tools. I remember he added a slot on the end for his folding ruler.


164 posted on 04/21/2012 5:12:37 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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