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Lets have a little fun, finish this sentence.

 

Back in my day....................

 

let us begin, and since school is about to start.

 

Back in my day we were happy to get the 64 count of Crayola Crayons with the sharpener, now its the latest smartphone.

 

your turn............

 

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Back in my day......

A young man came out and put the gas in my car and washed my windshield for less than a $1.00 a gallon.

 

 

Back in my day....

The first few times you saw a car with radial tires you speed up and flagged the driver down to tell them they had a flat.

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Back in my day....

Gas was .25/gallon and the service was free...clean the windshield, check the tires, check the oil....

 

Back in my day...

My 5th grade class had real ink wells with ink on the desk...upper right corner. The quill pens were only used for penmanship. Remember penmanship??? Thanks Miss Hickey!

 

Back in my day...

I have great memories of growing up...Dayton, Fairbanks, Guam, Portsmouth...I was a lucky kiddo.

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Back in my day.... we would function on a daily basis without the need for a f**%ing Cell-phone!

 

Back in my day..... we could do a simple math sum in our heads & not need a calculator

 

Back in my day.... we went outside to exercise & play with our friends & we actually TALKED to them

 

Back in my day.... if your were a brat at school (or at home) you were punished (not talked to gently (if at all) in case your feeling got hurt!)

 

Back in my day.... there was no such thing as "Political Correctness!"

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Back in my day... A male or a child would often give up their seat for a lady

 

Back in my day... we were taught to have respect for authority (teachers, police & etc) & more to the point they deserved it!

 

Back in my day.... No! meant No! (& not Oh! Ok go on then 'cause I want to be your friend)

 

Back in my day.... kids had friends at school & PARENTS (who taught you life values & discipline) at home.

 

Back in my day.... it wasn't always "someone else's" fault or responsibility

 

Back in my day... People used direction indicators BEFORE they turned!

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Back in my day.........You could poke fun and make jokes and you better be ready to get some back.

 

Back in my day.........You could complement a lady and not worry about getting sued. Now your "harassing them"

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Back in my day our school classes all began with prayer and the pledge of alligiance to The Flag of The United States of America. Schwinn bicycles had solid steel fork tubes that would perfectly slide inside of the cut off forks of a Huffy bicycle giving even the poorest of children of my day a chance at building and owning a chopper that not even the coolest 5 speed Lemon Peeler, Orange or Apple crate machine could compete with - CUSTOM'S RULED the planet in my day!!

The second half of The Wizard of Oz had not been adapted to color yet and The Lone Ranger could still be heard on the radio. Ben Cartright, Marshall Dillon and The Rifleman taught respect for self and for law and order on TV back in my day and taught us children that all lives matter. People young and old actually listened very carefully when our President, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, spoke to them about threats from within our country that were trying to change our way of life to that of Communism or Socialism and those same people, young and old actually cried when his life was taken for his stand for Freedom and our way of life. Those same people would shed more tears as his brother, Bobby, was also slain and another great lover of American Freedom, Dr. Martin Luther King was also assassinated.

Adults were always addressed by Mr. or Mrs. back in my day and even blood relatives were addressed with "Aunt" or "Uncle" before stating their 1st names. Even the rolling of the eyes at a School teacher would earn you a sampling of how much a Cedar Paddle could sting and, upon arrival at home,, that sample would be reinforced by a contest between your Dad and the Teacher of who could make that paddle sting the worstest.. Real soap was used for cleansing of the tongue if curse words were heard slipping from the lips of a kid back in my day. Sonic BOOMS were common place as the best of the best of our Armed Forces broke sound barriers to constantly assure those of us below that they were there for us. Back in my day everyone knew everyone and social events like Trick or Treat started when you walked out the door of your house in your neighborhood and didn't stop until the last paper sack was filled for the night. Older kids who picked on little kids, even during trick or treat, got beat up by kids bigger than them cause at that time picking on someone your own size meant something as did the signs on bathroom doors back in my day. Boys went to battle on the grid iron and girls stood on the side lines and cheered for their school mates of the opposite sex to win for their team. If needed, after becoming grown men, some of those same boys went to war to protect and defend their families at home and way of life while some of those same girls who were cheerleaders became Mom's and proudly stayed at home and continued the making sure that the families who their men were off fighting for continued to get the upbringings that their children deserved.

Back in my day dentist offices had really small porcelin toilet shaped bowls with water swirling around in them to spit blood into but only kids who didn't tell their parents that their tooth hurt knew about this and T.B. tests at school didn't really hurt that much but some kids would yell as loud as they could when they got tested just to draw attention to themselves. If you got hungry before lunch time during your stint in elementary school back in my day, you could always get by on eating class room paste, it was very plentiful and none of us boys believed it was made from dead horses like we were told back in my day but we always reassured the girls that it was.

Speaking of girls back in my day, they wore saddle shoes and boys went bare footed during the summer.. Girls also wore dresses during the summer and boys wore cut off blue jeans and old tee shirts if they wore shirts at all. Later in life those same girls wore these things called "Mini-Skirts" (I really like those Mini Skirts) and the boys still wore jeans and tee shirts but by then it was no longer cool to cut the legs off em so we all wore em long legged - another thing that changed was our haircuts,, all of us boys started wearing our hair like "The Beatles" from a far off place called England and stopped wearing Princeton Haircuts.. I am not sure if I wrote this already but I like REALLY liked girls in Mini Skirts and was saddened when that phase of girls dresses stopped later in my day..

The FM radio had not been invented yet back in my day but AM radio's were everywhere. My favorite local disc jockey had a really low bass voice and I always imagined him as 6' 5''inches tall with great big muscles but, when our high school sponsored a Donkey Basketball game between the faculty and local prominent people - I found out that my favorite disc jockey radio hero was actually only 5' 3'' inches tall and had a HUGE Adams apple. This taught me a life lesson that just because you think something is so does not mean it is so - a very valuable life lesson from back in my day.. I also learned, at a very young age,, that Donkeys or "Jack Asses" of my day really couldn't play basket ball - they weren't that smart. I am not sure if the Jack Asses of today could do any better but,, considering how much things have changed comparing my day to today's day,, I have a hunch that modern day Jack Asses could not do any better.. The End

 

 

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Back in my day wood was used to heat the oven in the kitchen

 

Back in my day bathrooms were outdoors and you prayed that the Sears Catalogue still had pages left in it.

 

Back in my day light came from and oil lamp

 

Back in my day rode bicycles with hard solid rubber tires

 

Back in my day water came from a hand pump and the bath tub was a cow tank on the back porch

 

Back in my day parents were not afraid to let children play outside

 

Back in my day we had card parties at the neighbour's house

 

Back in my day, we were happy:63::bagpipes-emoticon::7_6_3[1]:

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Back in my day

The second half of The Wizard of Oz had not been adapted to color yet

 

 

Sorry PUC the second half of the wizard of OZ was filmed in TECNICOLOR and the first part of the movie wasn't black and white it was SEPIA. Neither of which showed up on TV till the mid to late 60's depending on who your richest neighbor was

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Back in my day....

13 boy scouts sat on the EDGE of the pick up bed with all our gear in the middle and sang songs for 2 hours driving to a "wilderness camp"

 

Sleep overs meant sleeping outside....

 

Every boy and most girls carried a folding "jack knife" even to school and church

 

Some schools had target ranges and KIDS carried rifles to school

 

Mom dressed in a skirt but wore the "pants"

 

Popcorn came from a pan not the microwave (ask a kid about jiffy pop)

 

Taking a girl out meant you were taking her home

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Back in the Day. My 1st full time jobpaid $1. 25 per hr

 

Back in the Day. At 10 yrs old I could take a hoe to the cornfield at dawn and put in 10 hrs.

 

Back in the Day. I also got my 1st gun at 10 and we had a large supply of Tree Rats to eat that fall.

 

Back in the Day. I made my 1st bike with a old Indian frame and a Lawn Mower Engine.

 

Back in the Day. I waded snow knee deep to go to school.

 

Back in the Day. I busted up rock in a road for 10 cents a hr.

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Back in the Day. My 1st full time jobpaid $1. 25 per hr

 

 

Back in the Day. I also got my 1st gun at 10 and we had a large supply of Tree Rats to eat that fall.

 

 

Hey Yammer, I got my first gun at age 10 also, a 20 gauge Iver Johnson single barrel. Back then shotguns were referred to as single barrel or double barrel. We ate lots of squirrels too.

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Hey Yammer, I got my first gun at age 10 also, a 20 gauge Iver Johnson single barrel. Back then shotguns were referred to as single barrel or double barrel. We ate lots of squirrels too.

 

Mine was 20 guage H&R. Still got it!! Little gun with 3 inch mags will outshoot most 12s.

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