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#258700 - 10/29/08 12:45 AM Life in the 60s
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#258702 - 10/29/08 12:56 AM Re: Life in the 60s [Re: pufferfish]
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My kids ask me about what Youtube was like when I was a kid.

Did Nickelodeon play the same shows?

Did I have X-Box or Playstation?

I just tell them that we had to fight dinosaurs for meat and had no time to play the video games cuz electricity was not yet invented in the late 60s.

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#258706 - 10/29/08 02:26 AM Re: Life in the 60s [Re: Still]
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Well, I remember "Leave it to Beaver", "Dennis the Menace", "My Favorite Martian", Timmy and Lassie and the kid and the dolphin, Rat Patrol, Time Tunnel, Star Trek, Lost in Space with Billy Mumy, and one of my favorite movies of all time with all of its tense little dramas playing their way out, was the 1970 movie Airport, with Dean Martin and Burt Lancaster.

And I still remember stories of my dad trudging his way through 3 feet of snow to get to school every morning before cars were invented too, even though my dad's first car was built when he was still in nursery school, and the last Model T had rolled-off of the assembly line 2 years before my dad was born.

Yes, I remember life in the 1960s. Though there were many other influences in my life in the 1960s, but some of the things I remember best about my life in the 1960s was my mother's 1968 Chrysler Town & Country station wagon, my dad's 1967 Firebird, and my grandfather's love affair with his Imperial and his Dodge pickup. Heck, I even remember my mom's Corvair.

Yes, the 1960s were a simpler time of life.

Mark

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#258716 - 10/29/08 06:18 AM Re: Life in the 60s [Re: Trucker51]
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#258730 - 10/29/08 07:52 AM Re: Life in the 60s [Re: Trucker51]
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#258739 - 10/29/08 08:18 AM Re: Life in the 60s [Re: ttoon]
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Not to throw off your thread, but I think a more appropriate question would be, "Can you imagine how much more you would have enjoyed this period had you not been abused and allowed to grow up normal"?

(Btw, I was born in March of 69, just before we landed on the moon, so my haydays were the 70's, which were MUCH cooler!) We had the clothes, the music, and STYLE, hehe.


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#258743 - 10/29/08 08:44 AM Re: Life in the 60s [Re: Hauser]
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are we playing the dating game? i can date myself too smile

i still remember the very first time on Captain Kangaroo that Moose learned to talk. And I'll bet most of you thought he could always speak . . .

(and that is dating me TOOOOOO much)

and the 70's? leisure suits ... were those clothes or style?


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#258764 - 10/29/08 10:08 AM Re: Life in the 60s [Re: MarkK]
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I feel compelled to Canadize this a bit...

Razzle Dazzle, Reach for the Top, The Friendly Giant (Rusty and Jerome!), Chez Helene (Suzy the mouse)! Forest Rangers (XNY554A for Apple) Take Thirty (With a former GG as the host)..Where does this stuff come from????

You'll wonder where the yellow went, when you use new whitening pepsodent!

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#258770 - 10/29/08 10:44 AM Re: Life in the 60s [Re: Geeders]
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Edited by ttoon (11/16/08 10:44 AM)
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#258798 - 10/29/08 01:20 PM Re: Life in the 60s [Re: ttoon]
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Bozo and Mr. Greenjeans were instrumental in my early development, along with Big Time Wrestling, with ole Haystack Calhoun, and the United Auto Workers too. And I remember the day that the dress code died in May of 1970 also. The parents hadn't approved the relaxation of the dress code on a rigged mail-in ballot, where no response was treated as a no vote by the school board. At precisely 10:30 AM, almost all of the students in the 5 junior high and high school buildings in my school district, dropped our pencils on the floor, followed 5 minutes later by walking out of class. That scared the adults so much that the dress code fell within 30 minutes and us kids were free to dress as we liked.

Just wanted you to know how it happened. Oh, how I sometimes wish for the good old days again.

Mark

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#258801 - 10/29/08 01:37 PM Re: Life in the 60s [Re: Trucker51]
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F#ck the 60s! Bono and Greenspan were instrumental in my early development.

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#258806 - 10/29/08 01:40 PM Re: Life in the 60s [Re: Trucker51]
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Hippie genes. That's what I've got, latent Hippie genes!

Hell, I haven't been to a protest, or occupied a building since, hmmm 1977 I think. We knew how to do it then. Peace, love, good food, good company, non-violent. The good old days!

Mark, your mention of Haystack Calhoun just sent waves of nostalgia over me. My oldest frined, Mike and I would head down to the Gardens, accompanied by his opera loving, red wine sipping father to watch the matches. Tiger Jeet Singh, Haystack, the Sheik, Whipper Watson, Lord Athol Layton. I think Haystack died not too long ago if I remember correctly. Maybe I'm thinking of Bobo Brazil! I feel grey hair sprouting all over!

Thanks for helping me recall some really good memories from my youth!
Jim

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#258814 - 10/29/08 02:10 PM Re: Life in the 60s [Re: Geeders]
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I went to the hash bash in Ann Arbor in 1976, and attended several big outdoor concerts in the mid-70s too, even CSN&Y, The Band, and Santana at University Stadium in Toronto, where we got soaking wet in the pouring rain, just 3 days after the same show at the old Cleveland Stadium. I can't remember if it was Labor Day weekend of 73, 74, or 75, but it was a mystical experience, as we had to hitchhike to Toronto and back all of the way from 14 Mile and Telegraph after my car had broken down the day before. It only took 4 rides to get to Toronto, and only one ride to get home from Younge and Bloor. Oh the humanity!

In Detroit Haystack and the gang were usually at Cobo Arena or the old Olympia Stadium, even sometimes at Masonic Auditorium. I saw lots of concerts at all three venues including Pink Floyd's Dark Side Tour and Clapton at Olympia, and lots of others at Cobo. One of the best at Cobo was Aerosmith's Toys in the Attic tour in May of 1975 or a couple of older Yes shows there. I remember both Zeppelin on their Houses tour, Humble Pie, and Elton John on his Yellow Brick tour there too. I saw Jeff Beck at Masonic in 1975 also.

Remember standing in line waiting for tickets in the days before Ticketron? The line was a half-mile long for the Pink Floyd Dark Side tickets. That was where I first learned to drink coffee black when WABX came around with black coffee in a van for all of us poor freezing hippie-types. The news crews were even there, and a couple of us got in trouble later for skipping school when we were on the 6:00 News. I remember when the story came on I stood between my dad and the TV and got away with it!!!

Crazy, those memories from so long ago,

Mark

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#258828 - 10/29/08 03:24 PM Re: Life in the 60s [Re: Trucker51]
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dang I wasn't born yet....seems i missed a lot


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#258834 - 10/29/08 03:35 PM Re: Life in the 60s [Re: sunwolf]
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Back in the late 1970s, there was a bar in South Euclid, OH, a Cleveland suburb, called Gandolph's. One of the weeknights every week was "Oldies Night". The oldies that they played back then were from the later 1950s and early 1960s. Do you realize that the music from my teenage years is in the neighborhood of twice as old now as the "oldies" at Gandolph's were back then?

I hear the gray hair thing. Keep the memories coming. We will need them in 30 years at the nursing home.

Sorry Jim,

Mark

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#258835 - 10/29/08 03:37 PM Re: Life in the 60s [Re: sunwolf]
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Great music. Gordon Lightfoot, CSN+Y, Richie Havens, Yes, Santana, The Guess Who (CanCon). I could go on and on, and on, and on for miles, and miles, and miles and miles.

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#258837 - 10/29/08 03:43 PM Re: Life in the 60s [Re: Geeders]
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Gordon Lightfoot? Good grief! Too bad no "Sundown" on him sooner.

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#258848 - 10/29/08 04:07 PM Re: Life in the 60s [Re: Stretch73]
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more like the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald...

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#258856 - 10/29/08 04:19 PM Re: Life in the 60s [Re: Geeders]
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Just like the wreck of the Carl D. Bradley many years earlier. Did I ever tell you that I smoked hash on board the Canadian grain freighter Lake Nipigon when it was docked in Cleveland back in my early days too? But that is another story.

Those were the days, my friend.

Mark

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#259038 - 10/30/08 02:10 PM Re: Life in the 60s [Re: Trucker51]
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60's
I remember Channel surfing on the t.v. with a pair of pryers and your choices were-ABC,NBC,or CBS unless you counted the channels on UHF.
When gas stations had people who would pump your gas for you-I think they called it Full service and if you filled the tank they would give you a six pack of coke too. Gas cost a quarter a gallon.
Speaking of quarters that's what a Big Mac cost. You could get a big mac, fries and a soda with a dollar and still have change.
I remember watching Neil Armstrong walking on the moon and the taste of tang.
And the images of the war in Vietnam.
I first fell in love with the NFL and especially the Rams and their fearsome foursome defense- Deacon Jones, Merlin Olson,and Rosey Geer- quarterback Roman Grabiel. Loved that yellow and blue helmet. wish they still wore it.
When I first started school the white kids rode in the front and the blacks kids in the back.

70's

I remember wearing three inch high stack shoes and flower pattern shirt and super bell-bottom pants. man I loved those pants.
Disco still sucks.
eight track tapes.
Drive-in movies in the summer.
In elemetary school they spanks us with a wooden paddle if we misbehaved.
My high school had a smoking area where we would smoke pot during lunch and breaks.
Riding in the back of my uncles pickup truck down on the farm where my grandfather had been born.
Having keg parties in the tobacco barn in the winter when the weather was cold.
Having hair that went down to the middle of my back.(Today i just wish I had hair).
My first car a 72 Ford Vega that used more oil then gas.
The oil embargo when there was no gas and long lines.
Summers on the outer banks of North Carolina when the huge sand dunes still existed.
Man those were the days no work or mortages and when everyday was a party. no such thing as a drug test.

Mike





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#259049 - 10/30/08 03:05 PM Re: Life in the 60s [Re: michael banks]
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Yep I remember the 50's, abuse and all, plus some good stuff, like being accepted into an orphanage/home, where I was given, a family, love, security, religon and an education, we got to watch TV on Tuesday nights for about 2 hours (if we had behaved ourselfs), the only TV programs we could see was Tom Corbett space cadet (no relation), and then Uncle Milte, yep Milton Berle, and that was it. On Saturdays we had movies, The Men That Went Down to Sea In Ships, about the whale ships out of Gloster, Mass. And I got to hear the sound track from the back of the screen, as I was a bad boy.I was safe from my perpertraters for atleast 9 months of the school year. But Summer break time I was fresh bait all over again. I was there from Sep. '49 - May '53. Then on my 17th Birthday, I went into the Air Force, (1956) and I was free at last from my perpertrators male & female. But I consider the years in the orphanage/Home 49-53 the best years of my young life, (excluding the abuse of course) My Air Force career then in the '50's took me to South Carolina & on to Germany. The '60's took me from Germany-Utah till '68 then to Vietnam (I voulintered) Jul 68-Jul69 then back to Germany and that ended the '60's. My various cars were a 50 Chevy & 50 Buick Roadmaster hard top convert. and another 50 Buick 4 door (it used to be an Air Force staff car) is was owned by the NCOIC of the motorpool at Wiesbaden, Germany. Then back to the USA & South Carolina, I had a 56 Ford Fairlane hard top convertable & a 53 Chevy that got better gas mileage than oil mileage. Then back to Germany and a 65 VW bug convertable then a 66 Rambler American 440 convertable and took it to Utah, Sold it when I shipped out for Vietnam. After Vietnam back to Germany with a 69 VW fastback 2 dr. That was my 50's & 60's. I had no girl friends during those years. But those web pages sure brought back a lot of very good memories. Thanks for sharing them. Heal well my friends.
Pete (Irishmoose)



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