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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.
Walking into a ballpark and smelling fresh-cut grass before a baseball game.
Not having a Communist for a President.
whenever shite hit the fun the parents had to solve it. haha
any day i didn’t get beat while I was in an orphanage.
I remember having to clean big, burlap sacks full of pinto beans for my mother. Used to hate it, but now I think back fondly about all of us being together.
The worst was having to clean the chili every year!
shooting my first ‘wabbit’ with a 40 year old single shot .22LR and then skinning, gutting and bleading it out. Tasted real good.
Yeah, I was considered a ‘Meat Eater’ in the military.
are you serious?
Checking the gun belts in a chair by the door to kindergarten.
Not having aching joints.
When I was around 4 years old, my Father would take me on a “Walking to New Orleans”, walk. I am not sure why I thought just a walk around the neighborhood was the same thing as Fats Domino’s song.
Steve Keim. :)
Long afternoons contemplating the agony of life versus the horror of nonexistence.
Watching the filming of “Rebel Without a Cause” in the Baldwin Hills of Los Angeles.
Listening to the Cincinnati Reds on the radio in with Dad in his garage, while stealing nips of his beer while he pretended not to look.
Pete Rose was King, I was 7 & Mom was horrified - which made it even more enjoyable for Dad & me.
Good times, miss my old man.
At least you had an orphanage !
Eskimo Pies at Grandma’s house and making angels in the snow.
Street Hockey and making jump ramps for my bike.
Yes, I was a major tomboy. ;o)
HA!!! “Picking through dry beans”, yep!
And snapping green beans.
I hated it, but looking back, it was nice to sit on my front porch with my mom. Who knew?
Never having to lock the doors to the house. Fresh milk delivered to your door. Accidently walking in on Jenny Smith in the bathroom and seeing my 1st uncovered breast...and liking it! Even the kick to the groin was worth it!
playing in the creek behind the house and fried bread and eggs
Too funny you two. You’re killing me here. (that is if you are joking.) If you are not. Well hell I have huge respect for making it to where you are today growing up like that. That is a huge accomplishment. And if it is just ironical humor to bust on the request in the title—that is hilarious.
Blowing stuff up with M-80’s
M-80’s were the best!
Sledding down the curves of Republican Mountain and then having hot cocoa and cinnamon toast at the cabing in Georgetown, Colorado
I amso remember the Simo-Cast of WCCO Minneapolis on WHO Radio Des Moines of Herb Carneal and Frank Quilici brodcasting Twims games(DAMMIT WHY IS MY SCREEN GETTIN ALL FUZZY)!
Every day of hunting and fishing with my Dad.
How about those Dodgers?
The moment, after an embarrassing length of time, that I finally learned to ride my bike. Joy!
My mother spent time in an orphanage in Northern Kentucky.
She was also abused.
The look on my mom’s face when she kissed us goodnight.
Getting Mattel toy pistols and rifles that shot actual plastic bullets.
Being able to wear my Cub Scout uniform to school, with my official CSA pocket knife proudly dangling from my belt. (Try that today).
Playing mumblety-peg (pocket knife game), unsupervised for hours with my friends.
Coolest memory was a trip to Los Angeles when I was in 13, and having my dad manage to get me to Desilu studios where he finagled my visit to see a rehearsal of the Dick Van Dyke Show, and then got me a seat in the audience for the filming a few days later. During the rehearsal, I got to walk into the Petrie’s living room set, and got autographs from all of the cast members, including Mary Tyler Moore who signed hers “lotsa love.”
1st: That Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States.
2nd favorite childhood memory: That Jimmy Carter had to sit front and center and listen to this..One of, if not the greatest inaugural address ever given.
I was 16 at the time so legally I was still a child, but seriously, I cannot think of a better time. My father was crying when all this happened and I NEVER saw him cry before in my life he was so jazzed. He absolutely hated the Kennedys and Democrats with a passion, felt JFK deliberately let the Russkies take advantage of the USA and felt the Kennedys gave the Catholic Irish a bad name. Reagan he said vindicated us lol. There was a lot of celebrating I can tell you that. Best time EVER.
Yep. I also was the first girl on my little league football team (until age 9 and the uniforms didn’t fit anymore. puberty came early, heee) and riding on a BMX team. I LOVED football, playing it, watching it, whatever. Looking back, I wonder if the neighborhood was convinced I was a future lesbian, LOL! Little did they know I’d end up being a mom of four kids. HA!
Did you see the famous scene that got cut? Now available in a $30 set?
We didn’t have a car, but my Dad worked for the NY Central Railroad, and the family could ride the train for free. We’d take a day trip every now and then on the weekend. We’d first take the train to Buffalo, NY and go to the zoo. We’d eat the lunch my mother had packed for us, then get back on the train, and go to Niagara Falls. It was a full day, and we wouldn’t get back home until after dark.
My uncles coming home from the War!
I was about 7 and one of them was still single. He took me swimming at a public pool because none of his friends were back yet and he didn’t want to go alone.
I told him I could swim (I’d read about it in a book and had never actually tried it in real life.) He plopped me into 4 feet of water, and I went down like a piece of lead. He picked me out, shook the water out of me, and taught me the basics in the kiddie pool for the rest of the afternoon.
He allowed me to lie on a towel next to him in the sun while he talked to big girls. I felt like a
movie star on a date with a real sailor!
OMG! We totally could have hung out!!! lol.
Eddie? Is that you from St Joseph’s Home for Children?.
Childhood, for me at least, is too far in the distant past. The weather this morning, however, is terrific!
Going to Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm with my Grandmother. Taking the Santa Fe Train to San Diego from Los Angeles with my Grandmother. Those where great times!!
My cousins, brother and I roamed alleys and dropped them in 55 gallon steel drum trashcans, when people still burned their trash.
WHOOMPH! And then a big column of ash in the air.
Desilu/Dick Van Dyke...
That is AWESOME!!!!
Taking off on our bikes on a summer morning, disappearing for hours, and coming home when we were hungry. Following that up in the evening with a good game of hide-and-seek until the street lights came on. Simple pleasures and a feeling of safety.
REAGAN,THATCHER,POPE JOHN PAUL...JOHN WAYNE,RAT PACK,
THE BANDIT,DUKES OF HAZZARD, EVIL KNIEVEL, LYNARD SKYNYRD
QUADS, MOTORCYCLES,HUNTING,FISHING, AND “THE IGGLES”
Bet ya a 10 spot, ya wouldn’t know I grew up in Jersey huh?
Well, SOUTH Jersey that is...
Were we the only ones who rode big tires downhill until it plopped over on it’s side?