My Dad got us up in the middle of the night for the space launches and landings. Remember splash downs?
FIRECOM: It's cool that you were a part of the Gemini program. I think there was a sense in the country at that time, despite its problems, that America's ability to open new frontiers was just about limitless.
Our entire office stopped to watch the first space shuttle landing on a tv especially brought in.
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6/24/12 1:47 P
black and white TV no remote controls rotary telephones candy cigarettes Coke in glass bottles (stronger and yummier) Sigmund and the Seamonsters no cellphones (the good old days before these obnoxious things existed) Arby's restaurants shaped like hats The Electric Company TV show The original Care Bears Apple II computers in computer labs at school big floppy disks book fairs in schools ...when people actually read books... ...when privacy actually existed...
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11,639 6/24/12 8:03 A
Party phone lines Captain Kangaroo Riding in the back of a pickup Rubber boots you wore over your shoes in the winter No talking in the classroom Saying the "Pledge of Allegiance" in school, and then a silent prayer Penny candy Going into town was a BIG event Saturday square dances at the grange Holding hands and going steady Being able to play outside without fear Marx playsets ( Fort Apache & Farmset ) Army Surplus commodities No Department stores or malls Order catalogs for school clothes Montgomery Wards, Five & Dime Store and Woolworths
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6/23/12 6:04 P
Blondie and Dagwood (the tv show) George Burns and Gracie Alan To Tell the Truth What's My Line Password The original Dark Shadows daytime soap When Ronald Reagan was the host on Wagon Train The Midnight Special
Edited by: CHOOWY at: 6/23/2012 (16:39)
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6/23/12 3:01 P
Saturday morning TV with Sky King, Roy Rogers, Hopalong Casity. Cartoons were The Road Runners, Bugs Bunny,
We had the black and white tv and to change stations one had to also go outside and turn the tv antenna--team work. Someone inside would yell when the reception on the tv was just right.
Mom had an electric stove, refrigerator--no electrical appliances. Grandma still had the black iron stove sitting besides her electric stove.
185 on my fourth anniversary of July 7, 2010 Joined weight watchers on 10/18/10 @ 188.0/after multiple 17 week passes took a break on 2/11/12 Weight Loss in 2011--24 lbs. 01/01/12--162.0 02/08/12--159 Plan to lose 12 lbs in 2012 4/19--157 5/18--150 7/07/12=6th anniversary 2012--lost 12 lbs this year!!! 1/04/13--149 :-) 4/11/13--147 5/28/13--145 9/29/13--138 50 lbs 1/13/14--131.5 3/26/14--diagnosed with diabetes 7/26/14--a1c 7.1
Back in the day, when you went on vacation you didn't stay in hotels/motels, you stayed with family.
My grandmother had 6 children who all moved North for better paying jobs. So when summer vacation came around they would all go 'home' for a week. Most worked in the plant/factory therefore they were all there at the same time, with all of their kids. One year I counted 21 kids!! Each bed had 2-3 people. Couch and recliner were turned into beds around midnight, and there's no telling how many sleeping bags there were. It was the best year ever. Well, maybe not so much for the boys who slept on the fold out lawn chairs. I wouldn't trade those vacation days for anything!
Edited by: CHUBETTE at: 6/21/2012 (15:06)
If you choose the behavior, you accept the consequences...Dr. Phil
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6/21/12 2:21 P
* The milkman delivering milk in bottles to our front door. * The AVON lady would come to the house and sell makeup. Loved those lipstick samples! * The family had 1 13" TV in the front room, black & white, of course. * Watching the astronauts landing on the moon on said TV. * The house had 1 telephone. * At school, we were able to exchange penpal letters with service members fighting for our country in Vietnam. * Buying candy "cigarettes". * Walking down to the local 5&Dime and buying 45" records.
Did anyone go to Yellowstone Park when they used to let the bears go right up to cars and people could feed them food scraps? Although through my five year old eyes it was fun, times have changed and our thinking is so much better for people AND bears now.
When life was simple and trusting and we all loved America and the Freedom it brought to us and stood for. When my children could play out in the back yard and I would watch them from the kitchen window - 1963! When TV was good hold-some entertainment that didn't contain Autopsies! In those day all we saw was the battles between Cowboys and Indians and no one thought anything about that!!!
I was born in 1935 and I have seen a lot of changes, some of them bad. For example.
The overall moral tenor of the country has gone to pot. The TV today is full of sex and trash. There is a thread open here right now that asks if it was apprpriate for a female tacher to read from "50 Shades of Gray" to the only student in the class who is a boy. Accent is on BOY. BN says that this book is for those over 18 and their target market is women. In my opinion, she only had purient intentions,
I have seen patriotism fall to a real low in the 60's (returning vets from Viernam were spat upon and called baby killers). Now it is in a return and I feel good about that.I will admit that when I see our flag on parade, or watching an airshow, I get misty eyed and proud.
I have seen that a single voice can override the majority. Take for example how a very small minority of athiests can cause the entire attitude toward religion.
I have seen how travelers who were always dressed to the nines be replaced with a plethora of dressing down. I also remember when flyers were not "felt up" by the TSA at the airports.
On the good side, our technology has increased immensely and this is good -- until they take over our lives and the family unit is sometimes degraded. How many people in SP have family dinner together on most evenings?
I have seen a government move away from the constitution and march headlong into socialism and that makes me sad, very, very sad. I remember the time when everone trusted the government. It is my observation that this is no longer the case and this is not a "party" problem. Both have been complicit in this dangerous direct. Our national debt is now OVER $53,000 PER CITIZEN OF THIS COUNTRY. You and I could not live this way.
OK, that is my rant. I could go on and on but this is probably going to result in a cacophony of arguments, which I welcome.
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6/20/12 3:17 P
my mother reminded me , watching ANDY PANDY..my kids would have loved that. BILL AND BEN. bugs bunny you only ever see these now on youtube. I'D love to hear stories from people born from the 30's up to the present. and what changes they have noticed.
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6/20/12 3:03 P
when a little girl in a circle appeared after every program ended as there were no adverts on then.[cant remember what that is called] 1976 i was 10 and every year on bonfire night the whole village would carry candles up to the top of the hill where the fire would be lit. there would be 200 or more people.[grandpas and mas, mums dads,kids] it was great fun.when you reached the hill you could still see the people and lit candles walking in the dark. that was a good sight to see.. when policemen used to walk the streets. making sure it is safe, do they still do that anywhere.
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6/20/12 2:04 P
Coke came in 8 oz bottles and was considered a "treat". No supersizing, burgers and fries came in only one size-regular, again considered a "treat" and not consumed daily.. Walking to visit a friend, movies, shopping, school,etc-never considered it as "excersise". TV signed off at midnight. Stay-at home-moms, no daycare! Homemade meals, chores, looking forward to my dad comming home from work, My orginal Barbie doll, My brothers Red Rider, Captian Kangaroo, running home from school to watch Dark Shadows on tv. Watching John Glenn rocketed into space, Moon landing, JFK shot, and the list cold go on and on.
Enjoyed reading through many of these posts. No such thing as handheld calculators, no bar codes but cashiers could check you out just as fast; manual type writers, stencil paper and blue out; no copy machines, no a/c in homes or cars; children didn't call other adults by their first name; no allowances, you were expected to do your share, movies were 15 cents; a gas station attendant filled your car, washed your windows and checked your oil.....
Edited by: RRBSKI at: 6/20/2012 (11:18)
Bob Buckeye Lake, Ohio
Don't be upset by the results you didn't get with the work you didn't do
postage was 3 cents, girls wore only dresses or skirts to school (pants were not allowed), we had a short devotional & prayer over the intercom before classes started, gas was 36 cents a gallon, TV was only black & white & on only a few hours, kids played outside every day, girls in PE had to wear hideous one piece outfits to play basketball & played on 1/2 the court, you never left the dinner table without asking to be excused. a coke in a bottle from a machine was 6 cents etc.
Ask yourself if what you're doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.
ï¿½You are always only one choice away from changing your life.ï¿½ ~ Mary Blochowiak
When men and women married before they moved in together When all children had a mother and a father (unless of an untimely, early death of parent) - single parenting was rare, instead of the norm as it is today When I would collect coke bottles on the street and sell them for $0.15 and think I was getting wealthy When the farmer's market was driving out into the country to go to farms to buy eggs, milk, and produce. We had to go to at least three farms to get the food each week. When nearly all families went to church together on Sunday mornings When a postage stamp cost $0.05.