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  1. #2701
    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post
    LOL!!!!! I was addicted to Kool-Aid too! LOL!
    Did you have one of those households where somebody would drink eight of the last 10 ounces of Kool-Aid so they wouldn't have to make the next pitcher? A lot of people experienced that (including me).

  2. #2702
    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Oz View Post
    Did you have one of those households where somebody would drink eight of the last 10 ounces of Kool-Aid so they wouldn't have to make the next pitcher? A lot of people experienced that (including me).
    Heck yeah! My brother George. He's still like that today. LOL!

  3. #2703
    My uncle used to put grape kool-aid in the wine bottle so he wouldn't have to ante up when it was his turn to pay,hehehe!!

  4. #2704
    Quote Originally Posted by arr&bee View Post
    My uncle used to put grape kool-aid in the wine bottle so he wouldn't have to ante up when it was his turn to pay,hehehe!!
    Now that is a slick trick. LOL!!!!

  5. #2705
    Quote Originally Posted by lakeside View Post

    Speaking of things to drink. I remember Boone's Farm Strawberry Hill Wine
    when I was in college. It was cheap! I think that stuff did brain damage!
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    Boone's Farm Blueberry Wine doesn't hold a candle to Manischevitz Blueberry or Blackberry. But all the winos drank it. It was one of the biggest sellers at my father's store on The South Side of Chicago, and then also in his store in The Crenshaw area of L.A.

  6. #2706
    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post
    Now that is a slick trick. LOL!!!!
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    That trick wouldn't hold water. He'd have to spike it with a little ( a few drops of) Pine Sol!
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  7. #2707
    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post
    I loved "Thriller" and "Peter Gunn".
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    I grew up at the end of the 1940s and through the '50s. Most people in Winnipeg didn't have TV in their homes until 1955 or '56. There weren't a lot of great TV series back then. I watched "Science Fiction Theatre", "Hopalong Cassidy", "The Lone Ranger", "Sergeant Preston of The Yukon", "Tales of Adventure", "The Last of The Mohicans", "Hudson's Bay", but mainly, what was good was all the old films from the 1920s through 1940s (on CBC, not broken by commercials).
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    There was no Tang, Hi-C, or Kool Aid when I was a kid. We had real juice. We didn't even have plastic back then. All our toys were wood and/or metal. No air conditioning in people's houses back then. Not even in offices or department stores. The only place you could go for relief in summer was a movie theatre. You could stay there all day for a quarter if you were under 12. We had a lot more fresh food and drinks back then. My grandparents always had a giant backyard with a little farm (big vegetable garden and fruit trees). We had lots of fresh fruit juice in late spring, summer, and early fall. We ate almost no packaged food.

  9. #2709
    Right on robb, you were a kid during the classic days,i'm a bit younger[50's-60's]but i too could get into the movies for a quarter and stay all day..one cartoon and two movies and alot of fun.

  10. #2710
    Quote Originally Posted by arr&bee View Post
    Right on robb, you were a kid during the classic days,i'm a bit younger[50's-60's]but i too could get into the movies for a quarter and stay all day..one cartoon and two movies and alot of fun.
    I remember going downtown with my sister and brother. A quarter each for us to ride the bus for seven or eight miles and if I recall correctly, it was .75 for tickets to the cinema four double or triple features. It was always typical grindhouse fare: Hammer horror films, blaxploitation, biker movies, Godzilla flicks and b-movies of all make. One day we saw a movie called "The Gruesome Twosome" that no 8, 10 and 12 year olds should ever see. Scenes of people cut open with chain saws, bloody scalps on those foam heads you find in beauty shops, a guy eating someone's liver and straight pins being stuck in someone's eyeball are all indelible memories. We went home and Mom made sloppy Joes that night. I'm pretty sure I didn't sleep. I still wonder why the person at the ticket booth thought it was appropriate to let us in to see that.

  11. #2711
    They let you in because your money was green[hehe]remember as kids we would hang with our gang and think that it would never get better.

  12. #2712
    In 1964, I saw this movie at the now long gone Rivoli Theater in Downtown Toledo. It gave me nightmares for weeks afterwards it seems:

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  13. #2713
    As a kid in the early to mid 60s we go to the movies in the early afternoon on like a Saturday and stay for hours until my parents finished shopping or whatever they were doing LOL! We generally saw movies like Godzilla eating some city, Elvis in Hawaii or having a "clam bake", Frankie and Annette or some generic horror film. They showed cartoons between the films. Many times we would see the same movie twice in one day. I don't remember the cost but it was definitely under a dollar for kids our age (5-12 yrs.).

  14. #2714
    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post
    As a kid in the early to mid 60s we go to the movies in the early afternoon on like a Saturday and stay for hours until my parents finished shopping or whatever they were doing LOL! We generally saw movies like Godzilla eating some city, Elvis in Hawaii or having a "clam bake", Frankie and Annette or some generic horror film. They showed cartoons between the films. Many times we would see the same movie twice in one day. I don't remember the cost but it was definitely under a dollar for kids our age (5-12 yrs.).
    I remember going downtown with my sister and two cousins to see "Let's Do It Again" in a double feature. I don't even remember the second flick. We decided to stick around and watch the main feature a second time (which you could do back in those days; now, they kick you out) and although we laughed the first time in a half-full theater, the movie seemed to be much funnier with a full house. It's my favorite movie to this day.

  15. #2715
    Quote Originally Posted by arr&bee View Post
    They let you in because your money was green[hehe]remember as kids we would hang with our gang and think that it would never get better.
    There was an old porn theater in my neighborhood that somebody bought and fixed up a little. They showed blaxploitation and kung fu movies. One of the very best times of my life was when, in 7th and 8th grade, me and my buddies would drop a dollar and go see something new every Friday night. We saw the best kung fu movies (which were also the worst kung fu movies, by the way). We saw Pam Grier's boobies on a large screen. We saw all sorts of everything and it was better because I was with my dudes having a great time.

    I'll never forget the time when they finally got a copy of Bruce Lee's "Return of the Dragon" (aka "Way of the Dragon") after advertising it to be coming "next week" for half a year. We all showed up, excited but found that they raised the price that night from $2 to $5 and none of us could afford to go in. We saw older cats dressed up in their best gear walking in with their dates like they were going to the Playa's Ball. I was so pissed off. Sometime in the summer before 9th grade, the city shut down the theater, having found rats and other creepy things crawling around. We didn't see anything with the lights turned off.

  16. #2716
    Quote Originally Posted by jerry oz View Post
    i remember going downtown with my sister and two cousins to see "let's do it again" in a double feature. I don't even remember the second flick. We decided to stick around and watch the main feature a second time (which you could do back in those days; now, they kick you out) and although we laughed the first time in a half-full theater, the movie seemed to be much funnier with a full house. It's my favorite movie to this day.
    "Would you tell this child to take this thing outta my face before I make her eat it?!???!!??!!?"

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    I saw this as a kid and it scared the bejesus out of me when the movie started
    they swung a skeleton over the audience suspended on a wire. One of those
    William Castle inventions. Started my lifelong fascinations with haunted houses
    and the paranormal.

  18. #2718
    Haaaaaaaaaaaa,hey jerry,i went into one of those old moldy movie palaces[hehe]in the late sixties and when something ran across my foot i thought it was a puppy til i looked down...it was no puppy-agghhhhh!!!!!

  19. #2719
    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Oz View Post
    I remember going downtown with my sister and brother. A quarter each for us to ride the bus for seven or eight miles and if I recall correctly, it was .75 for tickets to the cinema four double or triple features. It was always typical grindhouse fare: Hammer horror films, blaxploitation, biker movies, Godzilla flicks and b-movies of all make. One day we saw a movie called "The Gruesome Twosome" that no 8, 10 and 12 year olds should ever see. Scenes of people cut open with chain saws, bloody scalps on those foam heads you find in beauty shops, a guy eating someone's liver and straight pins being stuck in someone's eyeball are all indelible memories. We went home and Mom made sloppy Joes that night. I'm pretty sure I didn't sleep. I still wonder why the person at the ticket booth thought it was appropriate to let us in to see that.
    The grossiest horror movie we saw was when I was in high school. It was called "Rabid". Totally disgusting LOL!

  20. #2720
    Quote Originally Posted by lakeside View Post


    I saw this as a kid and it scared the bejesus out of me when the movie started
    they swung a skeleton over the audience suspended on a wire. One of those
    William Castle inventions. Started my lifelong fascinations with haunted houses
    and the paranormal.
    That was one of my favorites too. Never saw it in the theater, but watched it on TV growing up.

  21. #2721
    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post
    The grossiest horror movie we saw was when I was in high school. It was called "Rabid". Totally disgusting LOL!
    Wasn't that with Marilyn Chambers, the porn star? If so....yep, it was pretty low rent.

  22. #2722
    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post
    That was one of my favorites too. Never saw it in the theater, but watched it on TV growing up.
    Seeing William Castle movies in the theater was a real treat as a kid. It brings to mind
    "The Tingler" where they wired the seats to give people a shock. Never saw that one
    in the theater, only on TV.
    http://www.latimes.com/entertainment...905-story.html

  23. #2723
    Quote Originally Posted by lakeside View Post
    Wasn't that with Marilyn Chambers, the porn star? If so....yep, it was pretty low rent.
    Yeah, I think so. I think she is the one that was infecting people with rabies.

  24. #2724
    Quote Originally Posted by lakeside View Post
    Seeing William Castle movies in the theater was a real treat as a kid. It brings to mind
    "The Tingler" where they wired the seats to give people a shock. Never saw that one
    in the theater, only on TV.
    http://www.latimes.com/entertainment...905-story.html
    I was going to mention The Tingler and the special effects they used in theaters. I only got to see it on TV though

  25. #2725
    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post
    I was going to mention The Tingler and the special effects they used in theaters. I only got to see it on TV though
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    Didn't they warn potential audiences that if you had a weak heart you shouldn't watch it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robb_k View Post
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    Didn't they warn potential audiences that if you had a weak heart you shouldn't watch it?
    They even offered 'insurance' and some theaters had a hearse sitting in front of the
    theater (presumably to cart off the poor soul that croaked from fear). William Castle
    was the master showman in a more innocent time.
    https://www.collectorsweekly.com/art...ill-shock-you/

  27. #2727
    Quote Originally Posted by sansradio View Post
    "Would you tell this child to take this thing outta my face before I make her eat it?!???!!??!!?"
    Man, I have been a Denise Nicholas fan since "Room 222". I think she and Karen Valentine were my first crushes when I was in the second or third grade.

    And to tell you how much I love that flick, about 10 years ago, I saw it for the first time after 20 years and I recited every line as if I was reading the script.

  28. #2728
    Quote Originally Posted by lakeside View Post
    They even offered 'insurance' and some theaters had a hearse sitting in front of the
    theater (presumably to cart off the poor soul that croaked from fear). William Castle
    was the master showman in a more innocent time.
    https://www.collectorsweekly.com/art...ill-shock-you/
    Someone remade "The House On Haunted Hill" and "13 Ghosts", but they are both pretty bad.

  29. #2729
    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Oz View Post
    Someone remade "The House On Haunted Hill" and "13 Ghosts", but they are both pretty bad.
    Yes, Jerry....they did remake them and they were horrid. The originals have a charm
    of a more innocent time. I own HOHH and 13 Ghosts by Wlliam Castle and pull them
    out on occasion for some nostalgia. I believe in the original 13 Ghosts, they handed
    out 3-D glasses. Fun stuff, indeed!

  30. #2730
    Quote Originally Posted by robb_k View Post
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    Didn't they warn potential audiences that if you had a weak heart you shouldn't watch it?
    Yes! I think they even shock some people in their seats to make them jump. LOL

  31. #2731
    There are some really good (and some really cheesy) 60s Horror movies on Youtube. Here is a very good one.....


  32. #2732
    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Oz View Post
    Man, I have been a Denise Nicholas fan since "Room 222". I think she and Karen Valentine were my first crushes when I was in the second or third grade.

    And to tell you how much I love that flick, about 10 years ago, I saw it for the first time after 20 years and I recited every line as if I was reading the script.
    Yep, Denise has always been a fave of mine, from Blacula to The Soul of Nigger Charley to A Piece of the Action to "Baby I'm Back." I wanna get my hands on her novel Freshwater Road; by all accounts, it's excellent.

  33. #2733
    Quote Originally Posted by sansradio View Post
    Yep, Denise has always been a fave of mine, from Blacula to The Soul of Nigger Charley to A Piece of the Action to "Baby I'm Back." I wanna get my hands on her novel Freshwater Road; by all accounts, it's excellent.
    The best part about her is that she is from Detroit! LOL!!!!

  34. #2734
    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post
    the grossiest horror movie we saw was when i was in high school. It was called "rabid". Totally disgusting lol!
    hey marv,i remember that one,haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

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  36. #2736
    Remember when we got that cute little puppy and we had to drag him down the street on his little lease,and one year later that big shaggy mutt was draging you?

  37. #2737
    Quote Originally Posted by lakeside View Post
    That's it! That was the one. I remember we saw it at the AMC Showcase Cinemas in Toledo. It was so gross that more than half of the audience got up and left the theater right in the middle of it.
    It was Winter and very cold, so we stand until the bitter end! LOL! BARF!

  38. #2738
    Quote Originally Posted by arr&bee View Post
    Remember when we got that cute little puppy and we had to drag him down the street on his little lease,and one year later that big shaggy mutt was draging you?
    Yep! I had this German Shepard puppy my father got in 1969. By the summer of 1970 we couldn't control him for going after the garbage man. The dog was super strong and super big!

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    We had a Samoyed puppy who grew to be quite large. I used to take him for runs in the snow. After he got big, when I took him for runs in the snow, and he'd see an animal to chase, and the hunting instinct took over, he was so strong, I couldn't keep up. He'd forget I had him on a leash. He'd sometimes drag me through the snow for a long way. Lucky those few times the snow was deep, and he didn't pull me into a hidden fallen tree. I might have been gored to death.

  40. #2740
    My last Rottie was about 10 lb. at birth! LOL! Not quite. He did reach 135 lbs. at
    2 years. All muscle. We went through 12 weeks of confirmation training...which was
    a godsend. Only a couple of times I got drug down the street...literally. Actually,
    the sweetest dog I ever owned.

  41. #2741
    Today they are called-homeless,but back in the day they were-bums,winos.

  42. #2742
    Quote Originally Posted by arr&bee View Post
    Today they are called-homeless,but back in the day they were-bums,winos.
    ... wineheads, drunks, baseheads, bag ladies, street people...

  43. #2743
    Remember when there were not as many car crashes,and nobody wore seatbelts back then.

  44. #2744
    Yeah. One of my oldest memories is when my dad told me three times to sit down in the front seat. I was between him and my Mom in our '65 Impala (that I wish I had right now). I stood up a fourth time just as he hit the brakes and discovered (a) why you shouldn't stand up in the front seat between Mom and Dad, (b) why seat belts are a godsend, and (c) my lower lip was no competition for the dashboard of old Chevys.

    My lip stayed busted back in those days and that one was a gusher. Suffice it to say, I never stood up in the front seat again.

    Remember when there was a bench-style front seat in cars? You could make out in the front seat back in those days without being uncomfortable.

  45. #2745
    Quote Originally Posted by jerry oz View Post
    yeah. One of my oldest memories is when my dad told me three times to sit down in the front seat. I was between him and my mom in our '65 impala (that i wish i had right now). I stood up a fourth time just as he hit the brakes and discovered (a) why you shouldn't stand up in the front seat between mom and dad, (b) why seat belts are a godsend, and (c) my lower lip was no competition for the dashboard of old chevys.

    My lip stayed busted back in those days and that one was a gusher. Suffice it to say, i never stood up in the front seat again.

    Remember when there was a bench-style front seat in cars? You could make out in the front seat back in those days without being uncomfortable.
    haaaaaaaaaaaaaa..those things were like sofas!

  46. #2746
    Remember in third grade,the homely girl in glasses who liked you,and by the time she got to the sixth grade she took off the glasses and you couldn't get near her because she was...hot?

  47. #2747
    Quote Originally Posted by arr&bee View Post
    Remember in third grade,the homely girl in glasses who liked you,and by the time she got to the sixth grade she took off the glasses and you couldn't get near her because she was...hot?
    Yep and her name was Valencia A. She was ruff, ruff in Jr. High ,but by the time we were Seniors in H.S. it was like "baby can I get your number" or "can I walk you home" and she said No! LOL!

  48. #2748
    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Oz View Post
    Yeah. One of my oldest memories is when my dad told me three times to sit down in the front seat. I was between him and my Mom in our '65 Impala (that I wish I had right now). I stood up a fourth time just as he hit the brakes and discovered (a) why you shouldn't stand up in the front seat between Mom and Dad, (b) why seat belts are a godsend, and (c) my lower lip was no competition for the dashboard of old Chevys.

    My lip stayed busted back in those days and that one was a gusher. Suffice it to say, I never stood up in the front seat again.

    Remember when there was a bench-style front seat in cars? You could make out in the front seat back in those days without being uncomfortable.
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    Not if you had a Nash Metropolitan. We had a 1948 Studebaker. That long front seat wasn't very long.

  49. #2749
    Quote Originally Posted by robb_k View Post
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    Not if you had a Nash Metropolitan. We had a 1948 Studebaker. That long front seat wasn't very long.
    LOL. It doesn't look like it was.

  50. #2750
    This is the first car I remember as a very young boy. It's also the one that taught me that valuable lesson. I'm going to buy one some day.

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