Remember when you were a kid and...

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    Sep 04, 2013 2:11 AM GMT
    Finish that sentence for yourself, this is a nostalgic thread reminiscing all the little things you have probably forgotten from your childhood, Ill go first.

    Remember when you were a kid and whenever you were watching grown up televison with your parents and you would torture them to explain what every sentence meant on your level icon_razz.gif
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    Sep 04, 2013 2:17 AM GMT
    I know I'll be made fun of for this. As a little kid, whenever I saw people French kissing on TV I'd say "spit in his mouth"!!

    Another time there was a movie where a man and a woman were screwing in a hot tub, and someone killed them both with one gunshot. The detective remarked that the victims will have to be pried apart, and I asked my father why. I couldn't understand why he got angry at me!
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    Sep 04, 2013 2:22 AM GMT
    .. When this was the only porn you had access to. icon_lol.gif



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    Sep 04, 2013 2:58 AM GMT
    Remember when you were a kid and got out of school just after noon? You would get home and watch Scooby Doo and think you had a rough day.
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    Sep 04, 2013 3:04 AM GMT
    I'd reach home and dinner would be waiting for me...
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    Sep 04, 2013 3:09 AM GMT
    gta5iscomingin15days said
    Aristoshark saidI remember having to hide under our desks and cover our heads with our hands when we had an 'air raid drill'. Because for sure that was the way to survive a Soviet nuclear attack.


    so you came up during the armed race, cold war period?
    Nah. I think he meant to say Germans, not Russians. icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 04, 2013 3:27 AM GMT
    Remember when you were a kid.... Pepperidge farm remembers
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    Sep 04, 2013 3:29 AM GMT
    ...milk came to your door in glass bottles, air conditioning felt too cold, TV was in black & white and you were singing the latest Beatles song?
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    Sep 04, 2013 3:30 AM GMT
    TheBizMan saidRemember when you were a kid.... Pepperidge farm remembers


    *scratches head* well if that isn't just on the tip of my tongue.
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    Sep 04, 2013 3:33 AM GMT
    i2ci2i said
    TheBizMan saidRemember when you were a kid.... Pepperidge farm remembers


    *scratches head* well if that isn't just on the tip of my tongue.

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    Sep 04, 2013 3:35 AM GMT
    Remember when you were a kid and... Christmas was an exciting holiday?
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    Sep 04, 2013 3:35 AM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    gta5iscomingin14days said
    Aristoshark saidI remember having to hide under our desks and cover our heads with our hands when we had an 'air raid drill'. Because for sure that was the way to survive a Soviet nuclear attack.


    so you came up during the armed race, cold war period?

    Yes indeedy.

    Damn, you must be OLD! You probably remember those yellow Civil Defense signs identifying the shelters! I've heard about them icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 04, 2013 3:54 AM GMT
    Our air raid shelter was supposed to be inside the big hydroelectric dam (It supplies about half the power to Los Angeles).
    Hmm... within this whole podunk area, what is the one structure that the soviets might aim a nuke at...?

    Oh, but to continue the thread... "Cars had fins."
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    Sep 04, 2013 3:59 AM GMT
    ...and I would have a hard time waking up in the mornings for school but woke up early on Saturdays so I can watch cartoons for 5 hours straight.
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    Sep 04, 2013 4:13 AM GMT
    I fell asleep in the couch and woke up on my bed. Sweetest magic ever!
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    Sep 04, 2013 5:06 AM GMT
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    Aristoshark said
    gta5iscomingin14days said
    Aristoshark saidI remember having to hide under our desks and cover our heads with our hands when we had an 'air raid drill'. Because for sure that was the way to survive a Soviet nuclear attack.


    so you came up during the armed race, cold war period?

    Yes indeedy.

    Damn, you must be OLD! You probably remember those yellow Civil Defense signs identifying the shelters! I've heard about them icon_smile.gif


    That was called duck and cover. Here's the wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duck_and_cover

    I fought to save what shortly would have become an historic fallout shelter in Wilton of all places. But I lost that battle. People had them built in their backyards in the 50s and with the Cuban missile crisis of the early 60s. The city wanted to expand their library and I tried to get them to go a story up instead of spreading out.

    They wanted instead to buy the house behind it, a nice house, and tear it down to expand horizontally so they wouldn't have the expense of building up, and, well, because the librarian at the time was a greedy short sighted bitch who wouldn't listen to reason.

    In the backyard of that house then behind the old library, was one of the very few remaining cold war nuclear bomb shelters in Broward County. I couldn't even get the county hysterical historical society on my side because the structure was a few years younger than their required 50, idiots. They refused to speak for it.

    So the city came in, bought the place and tore it down with me kicking and screaming the whole way. That I recall, I was the only one there with a camera when the city's bulldozer destroyed that history without notice or fan fair. I did try to get the newspapers involved. I don't recall if they did an article. I probably still have the pictures but I'd have to look for them.

    That was a tough demolition. And totally stupid. They could have easily designed around it. It wasn't architecturally pretty, just a concrete box, but it did speak to some of the fear & stupidity of our past. History shushed for a library.

    What I remember from when I was a kid was a slice of pizza at Guido's going up to a quarter from 15 cents. Boy was I mad.

    EDIT: I do now recall the librarian at the demol and I think with a camera. I certainly remember shooting her a dirty look.
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    Sep 04, 2013 5:34 AM GMT
    TheBizMan saidRemember when you were a kid.... Pepperidge farm remembers


    Hahahah Family guy!
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    Sep 04, 2013 6:02 AM GMT
    SWilliams saidI fell asleep in the couch and woke up on my bed. Sweetest magic ever!


    Aw!

    Used to tell stories with my siblings, playing with toys in the long grass, and in the forest.
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    Sep 04, 2013 6:18 AM GMT
    ... And you thought it would last forever?
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    Sep 04, 2013 6:41 AM GMT
    ... and you hated phone numbers that had the digits 8,9 or 0, because it took so long for the dial to spin back
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    Sep 04, 2013 10:34 AM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    gta5iscomingin14days said
    Aristoshark saidI remember having to hide under our desks and cover our heads with our hands when we had an 'air raid drill'. Because for sure that was the way to survive a Soviet nuclear attack.


    so you came up during the armed race, cold war period?

    Yes indeedy.



    He grew up during the ice age.
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    Sep 04, 2013 11:04 AM GMT
    Falling asleep on the couch or in the car then waking up in my bed.. that was pretty cool...

    If that happened these days I would be scared shitless. lol
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    Sep 04, 2013 11:09 AM GMT
    I remember when I was a kid and we played with toys outdoors, and not on electronics and glass screens.
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    Sep 04, 2013 11:47 AM GMT
    Aristoshark saidI remember having to hide under our desks and cover our heads with our hands when we had an 'air raid drill'. Because for sure that was the way to survive a Soviet nuclear attack.

    I remember coast-to-coast national air raid drills, with mobile siren trucks. All cars & buses had to pull over and everyone exit to seek shelter, and many buildings had signs for that purpose. Film companies would record these scenes of abandoned vehicles on vacant streets, for later use in 1950s sci-fi & horror movies. As a little kid the experience could be scary, and I remember children crying as we all huddled packed in store back rooms & basements.

    BTW, duck & cover did make sense, assuming the blast wasn't close enough to vaporize you. But at a greater survivable distance you wanted to avoid the initial radiation flash, and being under a desk could do that. Plus when the shock wave hit there'd be flying glass and falling debris.
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    Sep 04, 2013 12:46 PM GMT
    1950s memories, from toddler to 10:

    - Coming home from school and waiting for TV programming to start, just having snow or a test pattern on the screen until around 4 PM.
    - Waiting for the TV & radio vacuum tubes to "warm-up" before the set worked.
    - Having to adjust the TV horizontal & vertical controls.
    - Playing 78rpm records
    - Accompanying my Father to Elks meetings held at a tavern, at the bar drinking root beer by myself next to the adults, sneaking sips of real beer and playing shuffle board.
    - Staying up late Friday waiting for Dad the one night his supermarkets were open past 6, when he'd carry in 5 or 6 brown paper bags of groceries for the week, and sternly tell me he'd spent "nearly $20" on food for us.
    - The annual Christmas show at Radio City Music Hall, beginning in 1954. One of the reasons I love Art Deco.
    - Saturday morning kiddie matinees at the local theatre.
    - Going with Dad to his box at Yankee stadium, meeting the players.
    - Sunday family rides through northern New Jersey dairy country, stopping at roadside creameries for fresh ice cream, watching it made.
    - Sunday Blue Laws, when nothing was open except restaurants and drug stores.
    - Cars before seat belts or child seats, always sitting in the back seat where I'd bounce around more safely in a crash.
    - Indoor snapshots using big flashbulbs and huge reflectors.
    - Summer camps, skinny dipping with campmates & counselors, beginning to sense my orientation but still naive, also learning to love living outdoors.
    - Our Vermont vacation cabin, living in the hilltop pines, discovering the Milky Way at night.