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A Stroll Down Memory Lane!
« on: July 18, 2005, 12:30:40 AM »
Quote from: Easter
WoW My brain is refreshing some long dormant memory cycles from reading some of this.

Easter's comment in the "favorite cartoon" thread got me thinking about childhood memories.

I remember setting up a tent (an old blanket thrown over the clothesline) on hot summer days and whiling away the hours with a favorite book or comic.  Now why didn't I mind the heat then?  :D.


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Re: A Stroll Down Memory Lane!
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2005, 12:58:04 AM »
we were stationed in tampa florida and remember in the summertime


my brother and i and a friend would ride our bikes to the bay and go fishing all day long. mom was mean and made us come home before dark  :(  it was about a 5 mile trip


now i wonder if any parent would allow their kids to go out and be gone that long when the oldest was 12
i know i wouldn't . think maybe different people back then???
i remember my brother got hit by a car, and then next car stopped and took me home so i could get my mom then off to the hospital... doubt if i would have gotten in the car now, kinda sad!

but being a kid in florida in the summertime wearing just cut off blue jeans for the whole summer was so great

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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2005, 03:21:46 PM »
You've got that right, Mitch!  Doors weren't locked, let alone safety tabs on windows.  There was no concern that your kids would be mugged for their fancy sneakers because everyone wore the same style canvas sneaker (PF Flyers and the like).

We didn't have a watch or cell phone, but were told to be home by 5 PM for dinner.  Funny, how we always made it on time too. 

   


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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2005, 08:48:14 PM »
In my neighborhood if i was at a friend's house or in thier yard playing and wasn't home when my mom felt it was time you could hear her voice calling me from outside and i knew i would hear about that. You all remember being called by name by your parents"out loud" now right?  :?

Ah those were the days indeed MITCH: Summers in Kentucky when i was a child were always 100 degrees daily during the summer, extremely steamy and HOT! We had safe city pools to go to or else we took turns in each others pools to swim in awhile, then after supper DING RING A LING! THE ICE CREAM TRUCK!!! :gwave:

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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2005, 09:31:16 PM »
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then after supper DING RING A LING! THE ICE CREAM TRUCK!!!
S K I P P Y ! ! !  Indeed it was a treat when we were allowed to get an ice cream.

Did anyone else have a "corner store"?  The one in my area wasn't exactly "on the corner" -- it was a bit of a bike ride down the street.  Nonetheless, it was agonizing with a pocket full of pennies, nickles, or dimes, trying to decide between the "Sugar Daddy" and an array of penny candy, including Bazooka bubble gum, fireballs, tootsie rolls and the like.


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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2005, 10:12:47 PM »
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Did anyone else have a "corner store"?

Yes!  Fountain cokes were a nickel.  And remember the candy necklaces and the wax coke bottles that had that nasty sugary liquid in them and then you chewed the wax.  Ugh! 

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« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2005, 10:51:37 PM »
wow a flashback easter

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We had safe city pools to go to or else we took turns in each others pools to swim in

that was the one thing i really loved about orlando florida..all the lakes

we would could not go to the public pools as i am of the pre-polio vaccine era

as that was one of the ways is did spread
my one fishing buddy had got rid of his braces (for his legs) about a year before we moved there and he had a 3 speed bike for riding around, and i thought those were super until we would get to the shore (sand) ;-)

but i do remember the farmers would load up their trucks with watermelons and drive through the neighborhood, and you could always find a adult to buy one and eat it right there in the driveway !!!!! and the next year there would be all the baby watermelon  plants from us spitting the seeds heheheh

and remember the roller skate we had as a kid? it is amazing we don't all walk with a limp!!! no matter how tight you got them with the skate key if you were going fast they would always come off and you would get a good chance to kiss the pavement

hummm maybe there are some things that are safer now ;-)

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« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2005, 11:38:21 PM »
Ah, Mamabear -- indeed, as well as the wax lips and teeth, and not just for Halloween either. 

Quote from: Mitch
i am of the pre-polio vaccine era
I was a polio-pioneer and just like some of the stories posted at the link below, recall lining up in the hall at school waiting my turn for the shot.  (In those days, a physical wasn't required before entering school.  Instead, you received a physical at school.  Of course then, doctors made house calls too.):
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The polio epidemic affected “only” 1 out of every 5,000 people. But when the one it affects is you, your child, or a loved one, numbers don’t seem to matter.

Do you remember those days in the ’40s and ’50s where public swimming pools would close because of a polio scare…the days of iron lungs, hydrotherapy baths, and children in leg braces?

Maybe you were a “Polio Pioneer”—one of the 1.8 million school children who participated in the polio vaccine field trials, led by Dr. Thomas Francis, Jr. Maybe you were a volunteer who helped in the trials. Or maybe you just remember adding your dime to the "March of Dimes" effort instituted by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a polio survivor himself.
http://www.polio.umich.edu/history/memories.html

A classmate of mine had polio and I recall the braces he wore through the lower grades.  By the time we graduated from high school, he was able to walk with just a slight limp.

As to those roller skates -- I doubt you had basements in FLorida, Mitch.  When we couldn't skate outside, we would skate in the basement -- round and round and round, until losing our balance and smashing into the support beam.  (Yup, I saw a few 's in my time!) 


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Re: A Stroll Down Memory Lane!
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« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2005, 04:28:28 PM »
One of my favorite things was making swords out of wood and playing Swamp Fox in the woods near my house. There was a TV show based on the real Swamp Fox back in the late 50's.  :D My mother kept taking my sword away from me though because I loved to pick on my little brother with it.  :twak:
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« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2005, 10:16:16 PM »
My family lived about 200 yards from the beach, and that is where most of my childhood summers were spent, as a child it was building sandcastles on the beach and chasing multilegged creatures in the rockpools. As a youth it was chasing two legged creatures that were a lot more appealing!  8)

Days spent with good friends and Radio Luxembourg, 208 metres LW (which used to drift in and out of reception on the transistor radio).
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« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2005, 11:59:54 PM »
Roddy's comment in the Jokes forum about two tin cans with string between them as "phones" reminded me that its been a while since we've taken a strol down Memory Lane so I decided to bump this thread.  Would you look at that -- it has been a month since the last post so let's dig out those memories, share and savor them.

Wow!  Rereading Easter's thread reminded me of something -- when my stomach didn't tell me it was dinner time, the old cow bell did.  I had forgotten about that.  Living on a farm (ok, it was a poultry farm), but we had a cow bell.  That was what was used to call anyone in from outside. 



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« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2005, 12:11:23 AM »
We didn't need a cowbell for that. I could hear my mother's voice yelling from about 3 miles away.
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Re: A Stroll Down Memory Lane!
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2005, 02:05:08 AM »
..........Catching fireflies at night in glass bottles...........loved that!

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« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2005, 02:12:22 AM »
..........Catching fireflies at night in glass bottles...........loved that!

I had forgotten about doing that. LOL The only place I could do that was at grandma's house cause we didn't have too many fireflies where I lived.  :)
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