What do you remember as a kid?

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Re: What do you remember as a kid?

Postby CjTX2 » 23 Apr 2014 01:52

Swamper wrote:Like other U.S. kids, I watched cartoons and others shows on TV Saturday mornings. I began listening to R&B and R&R music early on since my mother's two teenage sisters lived with us and that's what they listened to. It was a time when you could buy penny candy, $.05 cokes, and go to the movies on a Saturday aftermoon and watch a double feature, with previews and cartoons, for just $.25.
I remember the movies on Saturday were not only the best deal in town, but in Texas in the summer it was absolute luxury. (Our theater was the first place to get "refrigerated" air! 8-) )

I do not remember $.05 cokes, but I do remember even back then if you tried you could find a penny. Then we would tell Daddy that we had "one money" and could we please have the other one so we could get a soda. (We knew it took "two monies". ;) ) He would always say that seemed almost fair, but he always had to put in the nickle. We thought it was completely fair, because he was bigger, so he SHOULD put in the bigger money. :lol: That was $.06 cokes and it worked for the rest of his life. We could give him a penny and he would laugh, give us a hug, and buy us a soda! One of my BEST memories.

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Re: What do you remember as a kid?

Postby ajpat3 » 23 Apr 2014 02:39

First drive, 1948 Dodge 'Pilothouse' pickup. I was 9. Year 1960. Around and round the 'old man's' equipment yard.

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Re: What do you remember as a kid?

Postby patzy » 23 Apr 2014 05:59

hinto wrote:Alias Smith and Jones
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Now I know what this series was based on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe2N1XJXlAk :)

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Re: What do you remember as a kid?

Postby helmsdeeper » 23 Apr 2014 09:37

A couple of my earliest memories as a child is the end of the Vietnam war and the gasoline shortages here in the the US.
Collecting/cashing in returnable soda bottles
Watching The Three Stooges
Bugs Bunny, Wile E Coyote....
Riding my bicycle everywhere
Building my first club house by myself to play in
Working my uncles farm so I could play with my cousin
My first ride on a snowmobile! I was hooked!
While out of school during the summer spending the entire day fishing & not caring if I caught anything :lol:

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Re: What do you remember as a kid?

Postby Deleted User 2764 » 30 Apr 2014 01:00

I think it's easier to remember the good about my childhood than the bad (list is shorter, unfortunately).

TV Shows

Flintstones
Jetsons
Battlestar Galactica
Space 1999
Knight Rider
CHiPs
Rockford Files
Dukes of Hazard
Simon & Simon
In Search Of
Project Blue Book
Six Million Dollar Man
Bionic Woman
Wonder Woman
Batman & Robin
Logan's Run (it was a series too)
Star Trek (all of them)
Barney Miller
Adam 12
Emergency
Fish (Spinoff from Barney Miller)
Welcome Back Kotter
Sanford & Son
Paul Harvey's Opinion Piece on the news
Lawrence Welk
Hee Haw (Country Western Variety Show)
Donnie & Marie Ozmond
Captian & Tenille (sp?)
Sonny & Cher
The Price is Right
Hollywood Squares
Andy Griffith Show
Bewitched
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!)

Movies

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)

Trips

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.

Other Memories

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 of supper!
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).
Candy cigarettes!
Nico Wafers
Oreos
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!
Atari Games
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!
Turntables
8-Track Tapes!
Cassette Tapes and Walkmans
CB Radio!
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!
TRS-80 Computers
Holly Hobbie
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!
Dodgeball!
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? :)

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Re: What do you remember as a kid?

Postby fleabus » 30 Apr 2014 02:06

RavenLX wrote:Anyone see anything here that is familiar? :)
Wow Raven, you had me sitting there lost in nostalgiaville for about a half hour there... :D

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Re: What do you remember as a kid?

Postby ajpat3 » 30 Apr 2014 02:59

A trip through 'Memory Lane', thanks RavenLX.

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Re: What do you remember as a kid?

Postby Deleted User 2764 » 30 Apr 2014 04:08

Sorry guys, if my post was too long. :oops:

And in all that, I forgot to mention: VHS Tapes!!! :roll: :lol: Now HOW could I have forgot that!

Let's see... Music Scene (want some more nastalgia?)

BeeGees
Gregg Kihn(sp) Band
KISS (I now don't like them. Go figure - my room used to be plastered top to bottom in posters!)
Bay City Rollers
Leif Garrett
Johnny Mathis (my mother loved his music)
Tiger Beat Magazine
Donna Summer
5th Generation
KC and the Sunshine Band
Elton John
Helen Reddy (remember the hit "Delta Dawn"??)
Rod Steward
Led Zepplin
The Beatles (but I was never a big big fan like others)
Manfred Mann's Street Band ("Blinded by the Light")
Meatloaf
Culture Club
Pat Benatar
John Cougar Mellencamp
Whitesnake
Dokken
Supertramp
(oh I could take HOURS on the bands I would listen to!)

Other Shows:

The Muppet Show
Sesame Street
The Electric Company
Mr. Roger's Neighborhood
(They don't make them like they used to!)

Ok, I better stop now! :lol:

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Re: What do you remember as a kid?

Postby Deleted User 2763 » 30 Apr 2014 13:04

Captain Kangaroo
Zoom
Electric Company (with Morgan Freeman as SpiderMan/Easy Reader)
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Re: What do you remember as a kid?

Postby duped » 30 Apr 2014 16:51

The things that would mostly notably date me and place me would be:

my dad's 72 dodger charger 440 magnum, blue, white vinyl top

The last days of the make-and-break engine in small inshore commerical fishing boats and hearing them head out from several kilometres over the bay on summer mornings

Fishing pollock, flounder and sculpins off the government wharf in summer

Seeing the "Dark Side of the Moon" album in the record store and being kind of scared of it. The fear was greater after my older sister got it and played "On The Run"

So from this, guess my age and where I grew up?


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Re: What do you remember as a kid?

Postby Deleted User 2763 » 30 Apr 2014 17:34

patzy wrote:
hinto wrote:Alias Smith and Jones
-Hinto
Now I know what this series was based on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe2N1XJXlAk :)
lol

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Re: What do you remember as a kid?

Postby Deleted User 2763 » 30 Apr 2014 17:36

Iframe is not allowed anymore. Click here to watch the movie.
-Hinto

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Re: What do you remember as a kid?

Postby sobe » 30 Apr 2014 17:49

Wow, reading through this thread brought back things I had forgotten. One tv show I didn't see mentioned unless I missed it... "Big Valley". I can remember watching that show a lot as a kid. Drive in theatres were all over the place as well, now I they are all gone. :(
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Re: What do you remember as a kid?

Postby Deleted User 2763 » 30 Apr 2014 17:55

"Big Valley"- Lee Majors _before_ 6 Million Dollar Man ;)


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Re: What do you remember as a kid?

Postby sobe » 30 Apr 2014 18:01

@hinto yep, Lee majors was one of the main stars of the show. I use to have the biggest crush on Linda Evans who when younger was smokin hot. She was named Audra Barkley on the show. I believe she was married to John Derek and he eventually divorced her and married the younger Bo Derek who looked a lot like Linda Evans (his first wife) but even hotter :D

My crushes as a kid... Daisy Duke, Bo derek and all the Charlies Angels. :P
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Re: What do you remember as a kid?

Postby Orbmiser » 30 Apr 2014 18:20

What I remember mostly traumatic happenings for a kid.

1959 - Catholic school rapping my knuckles with a ruler from a nun for not remembering my little blue prayer book lessons. And 2 giant pretzel sticks for a nickel at catholic school in Cleveland,OH where we lived across from a cemetery. Where I was 5 at the time.

1960 - Riding a train for 3 days to Portland,Or. where we came to live with our Grandpa & Ma.
1962 - Columbus Day storm where I was up in a tree in the front yard loving the wind storm. Ma coming out and telling me to get down and come back in. 5 mins later a big crash and that tree I was up in was blown down across the yard and took out part of the porch.

T.V. wise remember watching John Glenn and Friendship 7 first american as most memorable.
Thru the 60's in no particular order just memories.

Sky King
Twilight Zone
Outer Limits
Have Gun will Travel
Rifleman
Combat!
The Rat patrol
Superman
Bonanza
The Munsters
The Addams Family
Get Smart!
That Girl
The Flying Nun
I Dream of Jeannie
Bewitched
My 3 Sons
Thunderbirds
Sea Hunt
Road Runner cartoons
Mickey Mouse
Popeye
Bugs Bunny
Johnny Quest
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
The Time Tunnel
Lost in Space - Ohhh that Whiny Dr. Zachery Smith
Star Trek
And all the Nasa and Moon landings through the decade.

Just a few off the top of my head thru the 60's.
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Re: What do you remember as a kid?

Postby ajpat3 » 30 Apr 2014 20:54

Outer Limits. Oh yah!!!


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Re: What do you remember as a kid?

Postby Orbmiser » 30 Apr 2014 21:22

ajpat3 wrote:Outer Limits. Oh yah!!!


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Re: What do you remember as a kid?

Postby eselma » 03 May 2014 16:30

Well, another old fart here:

Taxi cars (cabs) with gasogene in the boot (fuel shortage, but quite warm during winter)
Old and noisy trams along my street. Really not very aerodynamic...
Of course, AM radio. But you could hear also light and classic music instead of only pop/rock/rap.
Shortwave listening at evening. The Queen coronation...
Some time later the funeral of Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill.
The first bunch of US Navy sailors rambling along...the Rambla (Barcelona).
Steam locomotives. Sort of magic.
Motorcycles wih sidecars.
The first scooters, from Italy (Vespa, later Lambrettas)
Salesmen promoting the vice at the School doors (you know, some Coke or Pepsi for free)...
Skates made with used ball bearings, made by ourselves.
Crystal set radios (earphones) homebrewed too, from parts.
Telephones with dial discs... and the subscriber numbers only 5 figures long! (no IP).
"Telephones" with two empty cans and a single wire, to chat with the neighbor.
Being slapped by a policeman in the tram, for speaking in Catalan (not funny).

And a lot of memories from those times, when we felt a bit (only a bit) younger.

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Re: What do you remember as a kid?

Postby Raoldkel » 03 May 2014 18:07

'The Mysterious Cities of Gold (1982–1983)' cartoon. Absolutely loved it.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0122356/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Myster ... es_of_Gold

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