I Can Remember

Discussion in 'Other Reminiscences' started by Ken Anderson, Sep 4, 2015.

  1. Ina I. Wonder

    Ina I. Wonder Very Well-Known Member
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    I remember pot luck dinners after Sunday morning church services. All the women would bring their most sought after dish every week. I remember trying to decide what I would have, and there was always so much good food that I don't think I ever ate the same thing twice. :)

    I remember being a "watcher" for the "little" kids when I was six. :p
     
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    Like the dreamsicyle, you mentioned @Babs Hunt
    My favorite was the Push-Up.

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    But, I never met an Ice Cream from the truck I didn't like.
    Sometimes it wasn't taste, just how much money I had left from
    my allowance...
     
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  3. Ken Anderson

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    I lived in the country, so we didn't have ice cream trucks.
     
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    same here so we did it the old fashion way

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    I remember catching lightning bugs and plucking their lights out to make earrings that glowed in the dark. lol
     
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    And boy was it fun!
     
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    I remember whenever there was homemade ice cream, generally their would be two or three families getting together, and all of us kids would argue about who got to turn the crank. :D

    Now that I think on the matter, we seemed to make our ice cream around berry picking time, or when the trees hung heavy with fruit.
     
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    seems to me it took hours to make it. maybe not. and it was a family affair
     
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  9. Ken Anderson

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    Yeah, we never made homemade ice cream just for our family. We didn't have an ice cream maker. When I had it, it was made for various church get-togethers during the summer. We made our own butter, but we made that in jars rather than in a butter churn.
     
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    I was a Cub Scout den mother in the mid '70's, and that was one of the things we did as a craft. We had a few broken quart glass jars, (no injuries), but every one of those boys got to proudly take his lump of butter home. :)

    Another thing we did in the Cub Scouts was build a go-cart. Just as my brother did when we were kids, only that time I wasn't allow to even touch it. Girl cooties you know. :eek:

    I kept my boys busy doing all the things I wasn't allowed to do because I was a girl. :confused:
     
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    Growing up in Chicago-land, a clanging of handle-bars mounted tinkling bells brought awareness that the Good Humor cart was approaching, usually ridden by a high school boy, rarely an older man. Many were the Fudgesicles, Popsicles, and especially Ice Cream Sandwiches I had, always begging my Mother to allow it. Frank
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    We did that also but we made rings. :)

    I don't even see lightning bugs anymore but then again I'm not outside playing when it's dark.
     
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    That reminds me: when I was a little kid, one of my brothers made a little deal with me- said if I gave him my tricycle so he could take the wheels off to make a go-kart, he'd give me a ride in the kart. I don't know if he ever managed to make it or not, but if so, I never saw it. So I never got a go-kart ride, and no longer had a tricycle. :(
    :rolleyes:
     
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  14. Ken Anderson

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    We used discarded gasoline-powered washing machine motors for our go-karts, since everyone was replacing their gas washers with electric ones, and just leaving the old ones at the dump.
     
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    I remember the Ice Cream socials my folks use to take us to. Everyone made or brought ice cream, cakes and cookies. It was probably the begining of the Fat Gene revenge :(
     
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    I remember my many years of attendance to State Fair of Texas. My dad was the head electrician for all the buildings on the grounds,
    and he had a special parking place behind the Aquarium building. My brother and I ( rarely together, once there) would meet back at that building just in time for when my dad got off from work.There was never any fears, or thoughts of danger. Well other than talking to lengthy to strangers.
    Roaming all the buildings, especially those like the Aquarium , where I could go in back of all the fish tanks, and other exhibits.
    Main enjoyment was the midway with all the rides, and vendors selling delicious smelling foods. Fletcher's corny dogs, funnel cakes, and other odd sounding but tasty treats. The odd sites like the bearded woman, snake man, weird looking something or others.
    Sunburns I would get from being outside, a few trivial, things I would win at the games. Awe, yes I remember those days :)
     
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    I remember when a two wheeler could be fitted with a motor and the first youth that did it charged 10c a ride.
    I remember when we got a new movie house in town WITH a balcony.
    I remember when our dusty road was sprayed with some kind of oily tar stuff to keep down the dust.
    I remember when a magnifying glass was a toy.
    I remember when dogs ran loose,doors weren't locked,strangers were not feared, cops were friends, neighbors were our 'parents' too.
    We made our B.B. diamonds.
    We flew hand made kites and rubber band guns. :rolleyes:
     
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    @Kalvin Mitnic
    Don't forget slingshots and the Big Bang carbide cannons, Kal!
    Frank
     
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    I can remember when the dimmer switch was on the floor of the car, and I think that was a more practical place for it.

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  20. Ken Anderson

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    I can remember when Saturday Night Live was funny.
     
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    I can remember Daddy making "Tanks" out of wooden spools that thread came on.
     
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    I can remember when we took bottle caps, pieces of a branch, crayons, restraightened nail, and a heavy rock to put it all together, and poof we had a car or truck. Shoe boxes were made into houses and hotels, and a few brick became the school and courthouse.

    My father didn’t believe children needed store bought toys, or any presents on any occasion for that matter. Since I didn’t know any difference, I did quite well with just my imagination.

    I remember running out the door with nothing in my hands, but I could play for hours all by myself.

    Today’s child, not so much.
     
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    Right. If we ever said we were bored, someone would put us to work.
     
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    That was a LONG time ago. :)
     
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    Over here we had Mr. Whippy vans in the 1950's.
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