Whoever wrote this could have been my next door neighbor

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Whoever wrote this could have been my next door neighbor

Postby Suzuki Johnny » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:23 am

.. I think you'll enjoy this. Whoever wrote it could have been my next door neighbor because it totally described my childhood to a 'T.'

Black and White TV...

(Under age 45? You won't understand.)
You could hardly see for all the snow,
Spread the rabbit ears as far as they go.


'Good Night, David.
Good Night, Chet.'

My Mom used to cut chicken, chop eggs and spread mayo on the same cutting board with the same knife and no bleach, but we didn't seem to get food poisoning.

My Mom used to defrost hamburger on the counter and I used to eat it raw sometimes, too. Our school sandwiches were wrapped in wax paper in a brown paper bag, not in ice pack coolers, but I can't remember getting E.coli.

Almost all of us would
Have rather gone swimming in the lake instead of a pristine pool (talk about boring), no beach closures then.
The term cell phone would have conjured up a phone in a jail cell, and a pager was the school PA system.

We all took gym, not PE... and risked permanent injury with a pair of high top Ked's (only worn in gym) instead of having cross-training athletic shoes with air cushion soles and built in light reflectors. I can't recall any injuries but they must have happened because they tell us how much safer we are now.
Flunking gym was not an option... Even for stupid kids! I guess PE must be much harder than gym.

Speaking of school, we all said prayers and sang the national anthem, and staying in detention after school caught all sorts of negative attention.
We must have had horribly damaged psyches. What an archaic health system we had then. Remember school nurses? Ours wore a hat and everything.
I thought that I was supposed to accomplish something before I was allowed to be proud of myself.

I just can't recall how bored we were without computers, Play Station, Nintendo, X-box or 270 digital TV cable stations.
Oh yeah... And where was the Benadryl and sterilization kit when I got that bee sting? I could have been killed!

We played 'king of the hill' on piles of gravel left on vacant construction sites, and when we got hurt, Mom pulled out the 48-cent bottle of Mercurochrome (kids liked it better because it didn't sting like iodine did) and then we got our butt spanked.
Now it's a trip to the emergency room, followed by a 10-day dose of a $99 bottle of antibiotics, and then Mom calls the attorney to sue the contractor for leaving a horribly vicious pile of gravel where it was such a threat.

We didn't act up at the neighbor's house either; because if we did we got our butt spanked there and then we got our butt spanked again when we got home.
I recall Donny Reynolds from next door coming over and doing his tricks on the front stoop, just before he fell off.
Little did his Mom know that she could have owned our house.
Instead, she picked him up and swatted him for being such a jerk. It was a neighborhood run amuck.

To top it off, not a single person I knew had ever been told that they were from a dysfunctional family.
How could we possibly have known that?

We needed to get into group therapy and anger management classes.
We were obviously so duped by so many societal ills, that we didn't even
notice that the entire country wasn't taking Prozac!

How did we ever survive?
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Re: Whoever wrote this could have been my next door neighbor

Postby JFL Live » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:56 am

I wonder how many people remember these...

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Back in 70s, I remember when my Dad brought home the first electronic calculator I ever saw. We were in awe! :shock:

Looked something like this...

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Re: Whoever wrote this could have been my next door neighbor

Postby navigator » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:19 am

JFL, I'm still using a Monroe HSAC to reconcile my monthly credit card statement. :cheers:

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Re: Whoever wrote this could have been my next door neighbor

Postby BlacktopTravelr » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:09 am

oh, oh, oh, I drank water out of a garden hose once during the hot summers. Ok, it was more like once a day. :lolfall: :lolfall:
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Re: Whoever wrote this could have been my next door neighbor

Postby BlacktopTravelr » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:09 am

oh, oh, oh, I drank water from a garden hose once during a hot summer day. Ok, it was more like once a day and more than one summer. :lolfall:
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Re: Whoever wrote this could have been my next door neighbor

Postby JFL Live » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:26 am

I remember using one of these....

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You could also make the TV change channels by clinking a glass... I used to piss my brother off doing that.
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Re: Whoever wrote this could have been my next door neighbor

Postby BlacktopTravelr » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:30 am

JFL Live wrote:I remember using one of these....

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You could also make the TV change channels by clinking a glass... I used to piss my brother off doing that.


You have a brother? Does he claim you as a brother also? :bonk: [space] :XmasTree:
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Re: Whoever wrote this could have been my next door neighbor

Postby JFL Live » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:04 am

BlacktopTravelr wrote:
You have a brother? Does he claim you as a brother also? :bonk: [space] :XmasTree:



I have two brothers and a sister...

And they're not like me. [emoji41]
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Re: Whoever wrote this could have been my next door neighbor

Postby JFL Live » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:09 am

I still have my Dad's tape measure, cordless drill and cordless screw driver...


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Re: Whoever wrote this could have been my next door neighbor

Postby old time rider » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:34 pm

BT you know his baby brother Cuban! Just as smart but not so .......tall :cheers:

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Re: Whoever wrote this could have been my next door neighbor

Postby SuzyRidr2 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:39 am

JFL Live wrote:I still have my Dad's tape measure, cordless drill and cordless screw driver...


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I could walk out to my garage and shed and produce those first two right now.

I also have one of these in excellent shape and good working condition - still very precise. [space] [emoji106]
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Re: Whoever wrote this could have been my next door neighbor

Postby Herb » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:38 pm

I was installing baseboards today, used one of these for the joint and corner cuts.

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