Just for Fun: Childhood Memories

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  1. LadyEagle

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    Howdy Doody

    Bucky Beaver, Engineer & Ipana toothpaste

    Tom Terrific and Mighty Manfred the Wonder Dog

    Red wax lips from the candy counter & those little wax bottles filled with colored, flavored fluid to drink.

    Neccos

    Evening in Paris cologne

    Here's my Heart cologne

    Ben Casey shirts

    Poodle skirts & can-can slips

    Burma Shave signs

    Jade East

    Gillette and Saturday night boxing

    Doo-wap - Motown

    Transistor Radio

    Saddle Oxfords & Bobby Socks

    ...for starters.... ;)
     
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    Dogpatch USA

    Star Wars

    Drive In Theaters

    Getting up to turn the channel with the dial on the tv

    Jukeboxes

    Birthdays at Ferrel's Restaraunt

    Ronald Reagan (particularly the tear down this wall speech)

    Iran Hostage Crisis

    Billy Joel

    Neil Diamond

    Chicago

    Airshows

    Playing in the woods

    Visiting the Atlantic City Boardwalk

    Hee Haw

    Hogan's Heros

    Happy Days

    Harlem Globetrotters (with many of the originals: Geese, Curly, Nate, Meadowlark, etc...)

    Circus

    Ice Capades

    Space Shuttle Challenger explosion

    Jacksonville Christmas Parade

    Michael Jackson before he became a freak

    R. A. 's at church

    That's all I can really remember right now


    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    Now I know how old LadyEagle is, but I wont tell.

    The first moon landing

    UnderDog and Bullwinkle

    Billy Graham Christmas specials.

    Charlie Brown

    Star Trek

    Slim Jims and Spam

    Driving with the windows down in summer

    The Children's Bible

    Thinking there was more to life than there is.

    Rock em sock em robots and slinky

    Lost in space

    Benji and Willie Wonka

    Innocense.

    Movie stars NOT thinking they were philosophers that we should all learn from.

    The concept of Honor.

    Certain folks still being in the closet because I had never heard of them.

    No youth culture
     
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    Jelly shoes

    Rolled up jeans

    big hair

    Dolly Pops

    Different Strokes

    Dallas

    Da Plane!!

    Atari (course we didnt get one til it was obsolete!)

    Menudo -

    Boy George

    Fame!

    Weebles Wobble but they dont fall down! (I see they are coming back in!)

    The Dukes of HAzzard (the first time around)

    E.T. phone home!
     
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    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    New Edition

    Super Bowl Champs Chicago Bears with Mike Ditka and William the Refrigerator Perry

    Tom Landry

    Knight Rider

    Hong Kong Fuey

    Captain Caveman

    Mr. Rogers

    Captain Kangaroo
     
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    "There was a doggy, his name was Dinky, he was the cutest little doggy in the neighborhood..."

    Gary Coleman as a cute kid

    Solid Gold

    Funny Saturday Night Live shows

    Romper ROom

    The great Space Coaster

    Da da da da da In-spec-tor Gad-get

    underoos!!!

    bag phones

    wings as THE haircut
     
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    Fat Albert and the Gang (the original).

    Moonlighting

    The Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

    Getting swarmed and stung by bees while living in Guam

    Seeing the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia
     
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    Spoolies

    Chubby Checker and the Twist

    The Fabulous Four

    Edsels

    Red 1960 Chevy Impalas with white convertable tops

    Baby Moons & Spinners

    Fizzies

    The Lone Ranger & Tonto

    The original Superman (in black & white)
     
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    Superman staring George Reeves

    Batman & Robin(original of course) Robin never dies---because he has to be on for the next show!!

    I love Lucy!

    Bonanza!

    Lost in Space

    Combat

    Gunsmoke

    The Three Stooges

    Our Gang, The Little Rascals

    The Red Skelton Show

    Andy Griffith Show

    The Lucy Show

    Dragnet---I work here! I carry a badge! Just the facts, M'am!!

    Get Smart! Missed it by that much!!!

    Beverly Hillbillies

    The High Chapperal
     
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    Cadet Don and Seymor the Space Monster (brought to you by Jello - it wiggles!), Beanie and Cecil, King Leonardo and true blue Odie Colognie (plagued by Biggie Rat and Itchy Brother), Kitrick's Carousel (brought to you by Wonder Bread)

    playing in the woods

    Charlie Brown (when Snoopy was still a dog and the children were different sizes)

    Golden Book Encyclopedias

    Playing Red Rover at the bus stop

    New Math - and Alan Sherman's song about it or was that Tom Lehr?

    The Smother Brothers, Laugh-In

    The Eggplant That Ate Chicago

    Rin Tin Tin, Lassie, My Friend Flicka, Flipper

    Dark Shadows - Barnabus Collins, David & Sarah - I Dream of Jeanie, Bewitched

    Tennessee Ernie Ford and his Jordanaires, Peter, Paul & Mary, Joan Baez, Burl Ives, Mitch Miller, The Beatles, Bob Dylan

    West Side Story - Leonard Bernstein and his Young People's Concerts

    Nehru jackets, paisleys, hip-hugger jeans, bell-bottoms, go-go boots. Pantyhose, fishnet stockings, miniskirts - then granny dresses. Pink frosted lipstick and blue eyeshadow (not a good look for most). Evening in Paris Cologne, Yardley Lavendar soap, Shalimar!

    Elephant jokes, Knock-knock jokes, Aggie jokes.
     
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    Johnny Quest

    Star Trek (Original Series, of course)

    Laugh-In, Smothers Brothers, Love, American Style

    Variety Shows - especially Carol Burnett

    One TV with dad controlling what was watched

    Aong with the above - a total of four stations in Jacksonville, FL

    Movies that rely on good writing and an actor's skill and not special effects

    Hardy Boys and Tom Swift Jr. books

    Satr Wars, Raiders, 2001 - etc.

    Christmas TV shows (variety shows and Charlie Brown, Rudolph and The Grinch

    AM radio
     
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    Mickey Mouse Club

    Soupy Sales

    Sally Starr, Chief Halftown, Gene London. (You have to be from Philadelphia)

    Kennedy Assasination

    Richie Ashburn

    Lassie

    Sunday Dinner at my Nana and Pop-Pop's house on Greene st in Philly. Boy do I miss them [​IMG]

    Games of pick-up baseball and football with all the neighborhood gang in the field behind my house.

    Remember how everyone got all dressed up on Easter Sunday?

    The Hardy Boys books

    Singing Christmas Carols in public school. (you mean all that time we were misinterpreting the US Constitution?)
     
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    My mom being grateful the Korean war was over

    Mary Martin in Peter Pan

    "String of Pearls" by Glenn Miller was my first 45

    The shock of Elvis in the music world.

    playing jacks on the kitchen floor

    Pez shooters, old style

    Roy Rogers and Dale Evans

    Lassie

    The Mickey Mouse Club
    Annette
    Karen and Cubby
    Darlene
    Doreen
    Sharon
    Spin and Marty
    Jimmy and Roy

    "I like Ike, 'cause Ike is good on a mike..."

    the Kennedy-Nixon debates

    Sputnik

    "Brusha brusha brusha with the new Ipana; it's dandy for your teeeeeeeth..."

    Burma Shave

    guys using Vaseline in their hair

    56 Chevys

    Danny Kaye

    Red Skelton

    the D'Oily Carte Opera company's presentations of Gilbert and Sullivan shows in San Francisco

    Nancy Drew Mysteries -- the first ones

    getting lost in a walnut orchard behind our house

    days before Safeway existed -- and then when they were the intruders

    long before seatbelts, lying on a mattress in the back of the family station wagon on family trips at night and watching the colored lights of the big trucks as we passed them.

    holding wet towels up to the car windows to make our own air conditioning on family vacations during hot summertimes

    cutting my own hair so I could have bangs instead of always having it combed to the side and put in a barrette.

    curled up for hours in the big easy chair next to the piano and listening to my daddy play.

    being taken to nice restaurants to practice our good manners in public and sneaking the sugar cubes and hiding them in our socks (my two sisters and me) so we could eat them on the way home.

    I'm getting lost in the past...time to come home...
     
  14. Bunyon

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    "My mom being grateful the Korean war was over

    Mary Martin in Peter Pan

    "String of Pearls" by Glenn Miller was my first 45"

    You are not that old in your picture
    ;)
     
  15. Helen

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    I was born Leap Year Day, 1948.

    So, really, I'm only 14 and a little bit over...

    :D
     
  16. Bunyon

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    Ooooohhhhh, your husband is in trooooubleeeeeeeee!
     
  17. Pete

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    Pack of old codgers [​IMG] :D

    Battlestar Galactica
    Bewitched
    Dr Who
    Get Smart
    John Wayne movies
    Sesame Street
    Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em
    Space 1999
    Star Wars
    The Goodies
    The Muppet Show
    Thunderbirds
    Warner Bros & Hanna-Barbera cartoons

    Hey....how come all mine are TV/movie related? :eek: :D
     
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    red-hot block shaped suckers

    Tutti-frutti flavored popsicles

    marching around the school yard with my class singing the US Marine Corp anthem in second grade

    little girls coming to my birthday parties in pretty dresses and Mary Janes

    Captain Kangaroo, Romper Room, Captain Satellite

    Sky King, Gidget, Gilligan's Island (the originals), The Flying Nun, The Brady Bunch, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Family Affair, Please Don't Eat the Daisies, being afraid the Munsters were under my bed

    Andy Williams and Claudine Longet Chistmas specials

    coming back from summer vacation and finding out that a girl I really liked at school had died over the summer from a heart defect

    tasting paste that our teacher had made for our art projects

    the smell of the newly printed school sheets with purple ink hot off the presses of the ----- machine....HELP!!! I can't remember the name of it!!

    carrying home piles of books without a backpack
     
  19. Helen

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    the smell of the newly printed school sheets with purple ink hot off the presses of the ----- machine....HELP!!! I can't remember the name of it!!

    silk screening?

    Andy Williams and Claudine Longet Chistmas specials

    OH YES!
     
  20. Pete

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    HELEN!!! :rolleyes: :rolleyes: GESTETNER INK :D :D HOW COULD ANYONE FORGET THE BEST PART OF SCHOOL :confused: :rolleyes: [​IMG]


    Just found this on wiki "In our U.S. school we just called it a mimeograph or even shorter the "ditto" machine."

    Ah Wiki, is there anything it doesn't know... [​IMG]
     

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