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Old 10-08-2012, 09:26 AM   #1
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:35 AM   #2
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What we need to do is to teach our grandkids about these simple things that we remember so well. When did you last see kids playing marbles, spinning tops or heaven forbid...mumbly-peg. Remember how much fun it was to get a new Yo-Yo and take it to school to show off at recess. Now they use the marbles to shoot at people and when the knife comes out...you had better have your pistol.

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I remember every last one of those and so many more....


Now ya made me feel really old!
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I remember most of them, life was les stressful, 3 channels on TV in Black &White, no remote, thanks Wayne
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Ah Rick. The B&W 3 channel days. Test pattern all day long until about 4 p.m., then Kate Smith, then news, then a comedy, then news and then test patter again until 4 p.m. the next day.

During the test pattern, lying down in front of the radio, listening to "The Shadow," "Green Lantern," "The Lone Ranger," and many more.

Isn't it amazing that when outside playing "Cowboys and Indians" how many sticks could be made to look like a pistol or rifle, or bow and arrow?
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Yes i remember all of those and a few more. I kept my favorite sticks in the garage ready and waiting for the next attack from the next street over.
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Kids today will never know what they are missing. It wasn't just a different time, it was a different world. Thanks Wayne for bringing a tear to my eyes and fond memories back.
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I remember making and flying my own kites. I would use the clear plastic from the cleaners when my mother had her clothes cleaned. The sticks for the kite usually came from climbing a tree to retrieve an old kite that other kids got hung up in the tree limbs.

I would also use the plastic from the cleaner bags to make my own GI Joe parachutes.

Then there were the balsam wood rubber band airplanes we purchased for 25 cents at the local convenience store. The ones with the plastic wheels were the best!

I also had my spin tops and yo-yo. The brand to have was “Duncan”. Does anyone remember the top that split in half when you threw it? It became 2 separate spinning tops.

I collected and played marbles too! Some of their names were: crystals, cat eyes, rainbows and steely.

And don’t forget the steel roller skates that made our concrete driveways a roller rink.

Yep, those were the days!!!
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Wow, you had plastic bags to make kites. We used sticks we split from crates, newspaper and home made flour and sugar glue. The kite tail was string with pieces of rag tied to it.

Remember taking your skated and making a "go-cart" or a scooter from scrap wood.

Remember looking for the percfect stick to make a sling-shot and cutting up old bicycle tubes for the rubber.

I think, I am going to make sling shot for my grandson and see how much trouble he can get into.

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Wow, What memories this has brought back. As I was watching I found myself turning up the volume louder and louder. A great flashback in my youth. I could relate to every bit of it. My mind was going faster than I thought it could. I feel sorry for those who have missed what we had back then. I miss it now. I'll have a great day now. More than likely play it several more times today. Thanks Wayne
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Wow, you had plastic bags to make kites. We used sticks we split from crates, newspaper and home made flour and sugar glue. The kite tail was string with pieces of rag tied to it.

Remember taking your skated and making a "go-cart" or a scooter from scrap wood.

Remember looking for the percfect stick to make a sling-shot and cutting up old bicycle tubes for the rubber.

I think, I am going to make sling shot for my grandson and see how much trouble he can get into.

Ken
Ken do you remember when the rubber was red? not black. It made great sling shots. I guess I am old. Thanks to Wayne feel younger.
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