going to the movie theater to watch "star wars"...also standing in a long theater line to watch..."raiders of the lost ark"...tireswings....skateboards, sleigh riding at night with a bonfire nearby...when rock hudson died and aids became known...when the spaceshuttle exploded...when elvis died...when prince charles and diana married, i got up at six am to watch...riding in the back of the pickup truck with all my cousins...my granny fixing homemade apple butter and getting up at six am to cook breakfast...my poppa putting coal in the coalstove and waking us all up....going to watch the local kids play baseball with my poppa, he always carried his folding lawn chair and wore suspenders and long sleeve shirts even when it was 90 degrees out...
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I remember getting my first blow dryer, colored tv, air conditioner (we slept under attic fans), listening to 3 dog night on 8 track. Life was a lot slower then, we played outside, came in only to eat. At night we chased lightning bugs and put them in mason jars.
I think I am older than you. I remember those things, but I remember things further back as well--like seeing Elvis on the Ed Sullivan show, Kennedy's assignation. The bad part about the old skinny jeans is that they didn't stretch!
Hope is the high; dread is the low; life is the stuff in between! -- Medium
"There is no such thing as destiny, only different choices. Some choices are easy. Some aren't. Those are the important one; the ones that define us as people." Quote from the movie 23. Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ï¿½What! You, too? Thought I was the only one.ï¿½ï¿½ (C.S. Lewis) Inspire others by your example.
The smurfs, snorks, jetsons, babar the barbarian, romper room, 321-contact, care bears, cabbage patch kids (when they first came out), mr. rodgers, rainbow bright, pippi longstocking, SEGA genesis, ATARI, "crimping your hair", jelly sandals, jelly bracelets, chinese jumprope, cats in the cradle, pop rocks, watching ET in the movie theater when it first came out, being able to walk down the block as a kid in complete safety....good times!! Miss those days =)
Anyone else remember these things? I'm looking for more SparkBuddies that are my age, so please feel free to stop by my page!
2/6/2011 - Kaiser Permanente San Francisco HM and 5k (I'll be doing the 5k) - very first one and long overdue...The day after my BDAY! CAN NOT WAIT!
4/11/10 - Rhodes Race 5k - Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA MY VERY FIRST! **CANCELLED DUE TO INJURY =(** Race to cure Leukemia & Lymphona
Having to get up off the couch to change a TV channel, bucket seats in cars being a luxury, the sound of dial up internet (still out there), car phones, vinyl albums and record players, jeans being too casual to wear outside of the house on a regular basis, a can of soda costing $0.20, bell bottoms, and obese children being a a rarity.
I remember choosing to stay with my parent's friends so I could watch Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in color for the first time ever rather than going out to get the family Christmas tree; laying on the floor in front of our black and white TV with my sister watching the Mickey Mouse Club; going to the downtown variety store where they had a whole counter full of penny candy choices; going to the movie and it cost $.35 for kids to get in; when gasoline cost less than forty cents a gallon; when Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon; seeing "grown-ups" drop and smash their cigarette butts on the grocery store floor; when cigarette commercials were on TV; singing along with the screen at a Shakey's Pizza Parlor; the original trolls; when "These Boots are Made for Walking" was first popular.......
"Rather train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come" (1Timothyï¿½4:7-8)
"Jesus answered, 'The most important [commandment] is, 'Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength'" (Mark 12:29-30).
I still have my metal roller skates. I remember you could get a side order of mashed potatoes and gravy for 50 cents at the local restaurant. Sure tasted good when it was cold outside. It was our go to meal at lunch break when I was in high school. The other was a little place we called Grams where you could get for $1.25 a sloppy joe,chips and a pop.
Keep the faith.
If at first you don't succeed...try try try again
Never say never
Never give up
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also when I was young, I had metal roller skates you could hook to your tennis shoes and turn the key thingie to tighten them. If you hit a big bump, the scates would come off and you would go flying and crash. I still have scars from those things.
Pounds lost: 119.8
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Dark Shadows, Night Stalker, tinkerbell on the Wide World of Disney on Sunday nights...Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom...Brady Bunch, Partridge Family, Family Afair with Mr. French, Cissy, Jodi, Buffy and Mrs Beasley