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8/28/14 12:13 A

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Pong the first video game. It came out in a home version in 1974. We, of course had one because my father always had to have the latest thing the minute they came on the market. I remember getting a microwave before any of my friends parents had one too.



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8/27/14 11:57 P

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Good Humor Ice Cream Truck....Attendant wore a white uniform and cap

Sharing a 2 stick ice popsicle







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8/27/14 10:44 P

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Chatty Cathy doll, who talked when you pulled a string.

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8/27/14 10:29 P

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They used to sell little dyed chicks for Easter. One year I got 3 and they were all roosters that my grandpa took back to West Virginia with him in a box riding the train. I think my grandma made soup out of them when the got big enough! That was over 60 years ago!

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I remember when it was "liver" 3 times a week, and I used to broil it, so it would taste something like steak...........actually, it was pretty good, and I did lose weight on that plan. It's the staying on ANY plan that is the bummer! The plans are ok.

Does anyone remember Metrecal, that powder you mixed with water?

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8/27/14 9:02 P

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When Jean Nidetch was head of Weight Watchers...*and* you had to have liver once a week. But that old exchange program was pretty good!

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8/27/14 8:32 P

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Having overly protective parents. My older brother always had to escort me to a school or church dance.

Forgot...Moon. What were colored chickens for Easter? Did you mean marshmallow "peeps"?

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going out into the country, riding our bikes, 12 yr. old girls could stop at a farm house and ask if we could drink water from their hose out front, and no one came out with a shotgun and ordered us off of their property. Could ride around the town with no one bothering us.

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8/27/14 2:21 P

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colored chickens for Easter

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8/27/14 2:11 P

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silly putty

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8/27/14 1:13 P

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wringer washing machines

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too much

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8/27/14 12:00 P

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only having one car in a household

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8/27/14 10:34 A

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when there was only 2 kinds of jeans: Husky and boot cut emoticon emoticon

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8/27/14 10:31 A

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Sock Monkey Dolls

Ladies wore nylon full slips

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8/26/14 10:57 P

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I loved my Tiny Tears doll.
Also remember Ginnie dolls, Ginger dolls, and Madame Alexander dolls.



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8/26/14 8:51 P

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When penny candy was really a penny

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8/26/14 4:53 P

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Tiny Tears

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Betsy wetsy doll!

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8/26/14 9:39 A

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when gasoline cost 27 cents a gallon

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The norm was having large families. There were 8 siblings in mom's family. My grandmother was a widow at 30. Times were really tough, since their only income was a small army pension.




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8/26/14 9:20 A

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the challenger exploding

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8/26/14 8:39 A

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When VCR's didn't exist

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8/26/14 6:55 A

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Full service gas stations.

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when treadmill were done on steps(3steps)

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8/26/14 6:26 A

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bell bottoms and 8-track



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8/26/14 6:23 A

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When the remote for the VCR had a cable!

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8/25/14 11:19 P

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I remember "I Remember Mama," the TV series with a very young Dick Van Patten among the regular cast members.

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I remember the vaccinations, the school nurse pinned a note to your shirt, naming the shots you needed, and we all marched to another school, stood in line and took our turn getting our shots. But for the Salk vaccine, and the drops on the sugar cube polio vaccine, the parents also got those, and did sign for them. I remember everyone took the shots or mouth vaccine, because we knew people who had polio, for pete's sakes!!!

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8/25/14 8:10 P

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"Ding-Dong School"

I learned the word "hassock" from Miss Frances, the teacher and only person on the show. Miss Frances spent lots of time rolling tables in and off-stage for each project she was going to demonstrate. It seems she spent so much time sitting on her very own, personal "hassock," that I came to hate the show.

S.H. Kirk, you mention vaccines in school. When I was in first grade, the Salk vaccine was tested for the first time. Some kids were vaccinated with the real thing, others with water. No one ever knew. What I wonder about now is whether parents had to give permission for us to take part in the test. Things were so different then. No one would do a thing without parental consent now.

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8/25/14 4:27 P

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Getting vaccines at school !! The one where they combined them all !! Got the mark to prove it . emoticon



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Kodak Instant Cameras, and mailing the film to be developed


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8/25/14 12:15 P

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our first black and white TV

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8/25/14 10:40 A

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Colorforms...paper doll type stickers








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8/25/14 12:40 A

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Betsy McCall paper doll and clothing cut outs on Mccalls magazine.



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8/24/14 11:59 P

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man landing on the moon

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8/24/14 10:04 P

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our first color tv.

Why is one day off diet so bad on your program????


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8/24/14 9:09 P

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I have her in my paper doll collection, also Cubby and Karen. lol
I guess paper dolls are old fashioned now, too.

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8/24/14 9:03 P

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When Annette Funicello was just a little girl on the Mousketeers!

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Sure I remember Frankie, lol. A few years ago, Frankie, Fabian, and Paul Anka did a tour, my friends here and there saw them but I never did, lived way up in the boonies then. I've seen photos of Fabian recently, he did have hair, but no tellin' if it was all his or not. Oh well, time marches on. Used to see all of them on American Bandstand, after school.

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Hi Ethel, I recently saw Frankie Avalon in concert, Remember him in those horrid Beach Blanket movies with Annette Funicello? Fabian was supposed to appear with Frankie,
but cancelled due to surgery. Fabian's big hit was "Tiger". Wondering if he still has that gorgeous hair!

The Rolling Stones song "Get no Satisfaction" was risqué. The line "Trying to get some girl pregnant" was censored on the radio.



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When I saw Elvis several times, I was embarrassed to watch him, lol. I liked Rick Nelson better, to be honest............and Fabian....................appreciated Elvis more as I got older. ;)

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Elvis...On the Ed Sullivan TV show, only views of him from the waist up

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Elvis appearing on the Dorsey Brother's tv show, black & white tv, I think I was in 5th grade.

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8/24/14 2:16 P

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Howdy Doody

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Going on a class trip and getting lunch from a food automat. I thought it was amazing to watch all the food going around and opening the little doors and picking what you wanted to eat. Then you lined up to pay. To a 10 year old me, it was pretty awesome. emoticon

"NOTHING changes if nothing changes" Remember, while looking forward to reaching your destination you need to enjoy the journey.

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Not being allowed to wear pants to school in Minnesota - except on Ice Skating day when we could change into them. We also had milk machines that delivered warm milk into paper cones.. ick.

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8/24/14 12:40 P

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milk machines in school cafeteria that dispensed a glass bottle of milk for three cents!

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Captain Kangaroo & Mr Green Jeans



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Sputnik passing overhead...!!

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