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Old 05-28-2017, 11:46 AM   #181
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i rode a bike with no helmet, didn't have seatbelts in the car, and i drank out of a water hose on a hot summer day,
i can't believe i am alive today
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Old 05-28-2017, 12:02 PM   #182
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i rode a bike with no helmet, didn't have seatbelts in the car, and i drank out of a water hose on a hot summer day,
i can't believe i am alive today
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Old 05-28-2017, 01:13 PM   #183
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i rode a bike with no helmet, didn't have seatbelts in the car, and i drank out of a water hose on a hot summer day,
i can't believe i am alive today
Have you pinched yourself lately?

Didn't have elbow or knee pads in case you fell off bike. Didn't have chain guards, I remember the piece of car tire innertube, string, cord, or the store bought spring steel band to keep your pant leg out of the chain.
Seven kids in a 2 door sedan. 1 in the middle of front seat, rest piled in back seat, 2 sitting on others laps, sometimes at least 1 standing.
Water from the water hose that laid out in the dirt and sun all day tasted better than from a faucet.
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Old 05-28-2017, 01:42 PM   #184
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Have you pinched yourself lately?

Didn't have elbow or knee pads in case you fell off bike. Didn't have chain guards, I remember the piece of car tire innertube, string, cord, or the store bought spring steel band to keep your pant leg out of the chain.
Seven kids in a 2 door sedan. 1 in the middle of front seat, rest piled in back seat, 2 sitting on others laps, sometimes at least 1 standing.
Water from the water hose that laid out in the dirt and sun all day tasted better than from a faucet.
what's knee pads
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And the car keys were left in the ignition and the big search for the skeleton key to lock the house when we went on vacation, which was a rare occasion.
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And the car keys were left in the ignition and the big search for the skeleton key to lock the house when we went on vacation, which was a rare occasion.
And Mom always kept the outdoor light on when you were going to be home late.
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Old 05-28-2017, 04:38 PM   #187
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The knife, scissors, and other blade sharpening man. Pushed a cart around the neighborhood and would sharpen anything.
Living in the country,we had a man,Mr.Russell, come around with his truck,a late 1940's to early 1950' red Chevy truck with a woooden box body that had many compartments filled with groceries for sale. We also had a man from a bread company from Rochester come around with breads and pastries. And of course,we had a milkman,Mr.Kalsbeck,deliver our milk in glass jugs with paper caps left our our steps in an iron delivery crate.
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Old 05-28-2017, 04:59 PM   #188
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what's knee pads
Same as elbow pads but worn on the knees just like they do for skateboarding. I see young ones wearing them a lot at the CG.
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We had a 40' silo on the farm where I grew up. It had an enclosed ladder to climb to the top, but it also had steel bands around it every 4 feet or so to hold it together when it was filled with silage (the silo, itself, was concrete sections stacked on top of one another.)

We discovered as kids that it was more fun to climb up the OUTSIDE on those steel reinforcing bands, so we would go all the way to the top, swing one leg over the edge, and sit up there, whether the silo was full, half full, or completely empty.
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Old 05-28-2017, 05:06 PM   #190
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Speaking of that remember the gas powered COX airplanes that you flew in circles on tow cords in the field........
My 28 year old son still has his I bought for him 16 or so years ago.
As a teenager, I built my own plane out of balsa and rice paper. My mother wondered why I always had my bedroom door shut while building it. Wonder if she ever figured it out. I'll have to ask her.
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My 28 year old son still has his I bought for him 16 or so years ago.
As a teenager, I built my own plane out of balsa and rice paper. My mother wondered why I always had my bedroom door shut while building it. Wonder if she ever figured it out. I'll have to ask her.
Sniff sniff. No Mom, I'm not crying.
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