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    The last time we got Yellow Pages, we were informed it was made out of a type of paper that couldn't be recycled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakeside View Post
    And those early cell phones. Yikes! Remember when everyone had one
    'strapped' to their belts?
    Consolation prize! The flip phone is officially back. I even think I saw a tv ad for The Razr.

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    Haaaaaaaaaaaa...too many phones...i'm flipping out over here!!!

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    Did we talk about house and basement parties? The red or blue light in the basement? The Sliw Drag? Jamming to GQ, Heatwave, Parliament Funkadelic. Block parties?

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    Oh yeah,always a fun topic, for my crowd those parties always ended on a slow note with a smokey song...ooo baby baby- folk in the rqad...the golden days!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativeNY63 View Post
    Did we talk about house and basement parties? The red or blue light in the basement? The Sliw Drag? Jamming to GQ, Heatwave, Parliament Funkadelic. Block parties?
    Yeah, we hit those way back at the beginning. I'll never forget sneaking into the basement as a kid when my folks were dancing with all of my uncles, aunts and their friends. A lot of the stuff on the new version of ABC's The Wonder Years reminds me of my experiences in the '60s and '70s. Anybody else watching it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Oz View Post
    Yeah, we hit those way back at the beginning. I'll never forget sneaking into the basement as a kid when my folks were dancing with all of my uncles, aunts and their friends. A lot of the stuff on the new version of ABC's The Wonder Years reminds me of my experiences in the '60s and '70s. Anybody else watching it?
    Have to check it out, Jer. I believed it just got renewed for another season.

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    Remember when people didn't mind taking a joke against themselves?

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    We've forgotten how to laugh at ourselves, as the joker would say....why so serious??

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    I remember my grandparents gave me some to try once when I was about 5 years old and I thought it was poison!!

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    Remember when being in elementary school was fun...and safe?

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    Man, I never had an active shooter drill. The level of stress kids carry into classrooms is horrifying. I'm glad I'm not the parent of a schoolkid.

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    Jerry, i told my daughter who has two little ones to homeschool em,i know we can't protect em from everything, but I'll be damned if I'm sending them into a fire zone just by them going to a school house!!

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    We had air raid drills in the Fifties and had to wear dog tags with our blood types.
    Somehow, I was never frightened by it. Just seemed like a precaution.

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    I remember we used to get tuberculosis tests in school. I got them almost every year in elementary school ['60s] but don't remember having one in junior high or later.

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    For the UK section - remember when you walked to school. From the age of 5, I walked to school and back 1 mile each way in all weathers. Admittedly, I did have my 7 year old brother to help me cross the road - when he could be bothered.

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    Remember when[white wall tires]was a thing?

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    Ed H: I walked five blocks to elementary school with my big sister and brother; the last two years by myself. I'd never let a kid do that in 2022. I lived a mile and a half from my junior high school and we walked there, as well. Then, we lived two miles from high school and guess what? We were two blocks short of the distance necessary to catch the bus. I walked in blizzards and thunderstorms before thankfully getting my license in my junior year.

    I'll never forget the day [as a sophomore] when we were called to assemble in the afternoon. They told us we were under a tornado warning [not a watch; a warning meant that a funnel had been seen in the area] and sent us all home two periods early. I was walking two miles home in a storm while checking the skies for a twister when, for no good reason, my sister saw me and gave me a ride home. I'm not even sure why she was looking, she had no clue that we'd been let go. Others don't have to be religious, but little things like that lead me to believe there's something out there that's outside of human understanding that doesn't control our lives, but influences them.

    When I ask my sister why she came for me, she still can't answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arr&bee View Post
    Remember when[white wall tires]was a thing?
    I remember those, Jai. Also diamonds in the back and sunroof tops. I was too young to dig in the scene with a gangster lean, though.

    Nowadays, whitewalls have been replaced with $500 spinner rims and ridiculously big tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Oz View Post
    Ed H: I walked five blocks to elementary school with my big sister and brother; the last two years by myself. I'd never let a kid do that in 2022. I lived a mile and a half from my junior high school and we walked there, as well. Then, we lived two miles from high school and guess what? We were two blocks short of the distance necessary to catch the bus. I walked in blizzards and thunderstorms before thankfully getting my license in my junior year.

    I'll never forget the day [as a sophomore] when we were called to assemble in the afternoon. They told us we were under a tornado warning [not a watch; a warning meant that a funnel had been seen in the area] and sent us all home two periods early. I was walking two miles home in a storm while checking the skies for a twister when, for no good reason, my sister saw me and gave me a ride home. I'm not even sure why she was looking, she had no clue that we'd been let go. Others don't have to be religious, but little things like that lead me to believe there's something out there that's outside of human understanding that doesn't control our lives, but influences them.

    When I ask my sister why she came for me, she still can't answer.
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    In Winnipeg, back during the 1940s and 1950s, they almost NEVER cancelled school days for too much snow. We used to ski to school [[on cross-country skis). We didn't even bring them into the classroom. We just stood them against the outside walls of the classrooms. No one would steal them back in those days. Nowadays, they'd likely be stolen.

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    We didn't have skis, but we had to walk in the streets for much of the road because people didn't always shovel their walks after heavy snow. It kills me when my local school district cancels classes the night before 2 or 3 inches of snow are predicted to fall. In my 13 years [including kindergarten], I'm sure we had no more than 5 total calamity days. Other than the '77 blizzard, where schools were closed for a week. Now, schools usually cancel 5-7 days a year and sometimes, it doesn't even snow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry oz View Post
    i remember those, jai. Also diamonds in the back and sunroof tops. I was too young to dig in the scene with a gangster lean, though.

    Nowadays, whitewalls have been replaced with $500 spinner rims and ridiculously big tires.
    haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...jerry, you still...da man!!!

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