I think it's easier to remember the good about my childhood than the bad (list is shorter, unfortunately).
Dukes of Hazard
Simon & Simon
In Search Of
Project Blue Book
Six Million Dollar Man
Batman & Robin
Logan's Run (it was a series too)
Star Trek (all of them)
Fish (Spinoff from Barney Miller)
Welcome Back Kotter
Sanford & Son
Paul Harvey's Opinion Piece on the news
Hee Haw (Country Western Variety Show)
Donnie & Marie Ozmond
Captian & Tenille (sp?)
Sonny & Cher
The Price is Right
Andy Griffith Show
Peanuts specials for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas (wouldn't be the holidays with them!)
(I guess you can say I watches a lot of TV!)
Charlotte's Web (first movie I ever saw in a theatre - was 5 and it was a Kindergarten Field Trip)
Star Wars (original - didn't like it much)
Empire Strikes Back (didn't like that one either)
Herbie the Love Bug
Herbie Rides Again
(We really didn't have a lot of money to go to the movies)
When I was younger I was still able to travel, which I can't do anymore due to illness, but we would every other year make a trip out to the southwest to visit family. Also some years we would visit family in Pennsylvania. Never been in a plane and never out of the country.
Also visited some sites and parks, miniature golfing and amusement parks in my area, and swimming in public pools from time to time.
Huge winter storms leaving literally 6' of snow banks to clear away!
My parents were Catholic so we would go to church on Christmas and Easter.
Family Reunions: There was one each year or two. Plus Thanksgivings and other holidays and events where me and my cousins (I was raised an only child) would have a blast!
My uncle's farm
Riding bikes on our street with the other neighbor kids.
Riding bikes with the very old guy at the end of the street. Really a wonderful guy! Bless him!
Fixing up and making bikes out of old, discarded bikes.
Fireflies in the yard on a summer night.
The GoodYear Blimp having me fooled that it was a real UFO! (I was only 7.)
The fireworks at the end of June that the local high school set off and we could see it from our back yard. They still do this every end of June and where I live now I can see it from the end of our complex! Glad old traditions still are around!
The noon whistle. Sounds odd but the fire house no longer sets it off at noon Mon - Sat. It's just a fire call siren now. Same old siren though! Then never changed it!
The Victory Garden and Fruit Trees! We had a good crop each year.
Mom's Canning in September! I loved the smell of her canning the foods from the garden, especially the tomato sauce! Like my dad though, I have grown intollerant of tomato sauce (causes severe stomach pain).
Friday Fish Fries (Because as Catholics, my parents didn't eat meat on Fridays).
Saturday Speghetti and Meatball dinner. My parents had no Italian in them. But my dad loved his speghetti dinner!
Sunday special dinner: Every Sunday the table was set with the "good" dishes (not the "everyday" dishes) and silverware even if nobody was visiting. We usually had chicken or cornish hen. Sometimes a ham or turkey if it was a holiday.
The times Mom decided that her "Strawberry cake-pie" with strawberry syrup was all we would have for supper! Talk about lucking out and having dessert instead
Mom's Blueberry Pie! Some years I requested (and got) it instead of a cake for my Birthday. Mom usually baked a cake for my birthday.
Gooseberry Pie! We used to grow those out front and Mom would make it into a pie.
Guitar Lessons (I sucked but it was fun).
Our beloved cat and dog, which provided a lot of companionship and comic relief!
Christmas Chiors (I was performing in).
Trick or Treating with my friend and her cousins (her aunt would drive us around but other years my dad took me). One year the fire dept. came by and threw candy out to us.
Reading books. I never get to doing that much anymore. Just tired I guess. Books were: Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer, Aesop's Fables, Black Beauty, Peanuts (my favorite cartoon), A Raisin in the Sun (never will forget that book! - we had to read it for school).
Coloring books! I loved to color.
Talking View Master!
Swimming at the school pool in the summer - one school I went to in elementary school they had an outdoor pool!
Sledding in winter (same school - they had sleds and a hill).
My small tricycle which I had until I got a bike.
My small tractor (petal tractor).
My small electric car (for some reason I wasn't too crazy about the sound of the motor).
My blackboard/magnetic board with magnet letters.
Lincoln Logs and Giant Tinker Toys (we had those at school).
Those Cheese Square things. Forgot what they were called!
Teaberry gum (we only got that when we visited the southwest to visit family. It wasn't in the Northeast).
The original Pepsi! The white can with the red/blue circle logo!
A & W Root Beer
Mom's "pop" which was ginger ale and Kool-Aid!
Mom creating grape jello (before there was such a thing) from Knox geletin and grape Kool-Aid! She only did that when I was ill and only on fluids.
Vick's Inhaler and Vick's Cough Drops and Vick's Vapor Rub.
Venison (my dad's friend would get a deer some years and give us some. Mom had a way to make it so it tasted really good!)
Bullhead - We would go fishing and catch lots of them. Again, Mom knew how to cook it! YUM!
Telstar Ranger Video Game System (it had a gun to point at the TV. Was our first Video game system!)
RCA Video Game System (we had I think 3 cartridges: Bowling and some other two).
Black and White TV! That we had before color was available for the homes!
Color TV with Tubes!
Cassette Tapes and Walkmans
Party Line Telephones! It was amazing when they went to "private line" phones. Before you would hear someone and if you had an emergency you had to tell them and they had to get off the phone so you could dail the phone # for the fire, police or ambulance! There was no 911!
Rotary Dial Phones!
Fire Drills at School.
Bomb Drills at School. (I could never figure that one out but I was very young back then).
"Assemblies" where they had a band play some popular music.
Apple ][e computers
DEC Rainbow Telewriter Computer with acoustic coupler modem tied into some mainframe in the city. My first time at a computer!
Barbie Dolls (I would crochet clothes for them).
GI Joe (I had toy plastic soldiers, not GI Joes though)
Paint By Number kits.
Radio Shack (ArcherKit) Kits: AM Radio, VOM. My first kit was an AM Radio and I did that one successfully when I was only 7 years old. Used a real soldering iron and solder! That radio lasted a few years.
300-in-one electronic lab kit.
My electronics lab in the basement (Dad cleared off the workbench for me and we kinda shared the space).
Squirt Gun fights with neighborhood kids!
Capture the Flag!
We lived my entire childhood in the suburbs but my parents both were raised on farms so the utilized as much of the small property as they could to gardening for food and flowers. Some of the other neighbors also did the same.
I guess I remember a lot about my childhood. I probably could remember more if I thought about it.
Anyone see anything here that is familiar?