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I did these things as a kid (but my kids won't)

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posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 01:39 PM
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Originally posted by freedomSlave
Another thing kids today will never experience is being a remote control for the old tube t.v. And they will never experience the freedoms that we had and roam farrrrrrrrrrrrr away from the house.

Yeah it's weird kids don't do that anymore.
I remember not being allowed to hang around inside during the summer. Eventually our parents
would start yelling for us at sunset.




posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 01:39 PM
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None of the playgrounds here have them. So it may depend on local. They are all the climbing centers. Which again, I think they are actually better. Swings? yea kids still jump off.

Sledding, that woman needs to live here. We have some major hills and on a night after a snowstorm, its a huge gathering.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 01:39 PM
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Haha, I was the remote control in our house because I was the youngest, I remember my brothers use to trick by getting me to fast forward the video player when the ad break came on, even though we wasn't watching it on video...I fell for it every time.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 01:41 PM
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Originally posted by alfa1

Originally posted by DAZ21
I remember them cigarette candy things





These were the ones I knew.
They'd never be allowed in these modern times.

I am sorry I always get a kick out the UKers call a cigarette a fag, Going out back to suck on a fag wtf why would your country men call it a fag can someone please explain



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 01:41 PM
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Somewhere in my storage building, I have an old hand-cranked wall-mount phone. A guy offered to sell me another one the other day, and I might just hook them up between the house and the shop for old times sake.

TheRedneck



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 01:42 PM
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Originally posted by Hellas
I want my Walkman back!


I had a cool one.
With two headphone jacks



OP

S & F

I couldn't agree more. Too much indoor [Eye & Hand Coordination] AKA Gaming console/Computer time and not enough of Parental instrumented recreational requirements. I walked everywhere when I was a Kid. Often quite a distance that now when I drive the route I am amazed at just how far I'd wander during my childhood explorations of my surroundings.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 01:46 PM
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That would be fun. Video record people trying to figure it out. lol

Some things are still leftovers for me. I still assume a long distance call is going to sound horrible and I would have to yell in the phone over static to hear someone.

And to call someone in another country would cost you 100 bucks.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 01:46 PM
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I remember the days of riding my skateboard or bike everywhere. No cell phones. No credit cards. Just a pocket full of change and the house key.

Now that I think about it... I can still do that right now


Remember the days where you could get into a fight and not get sued? Ahh... the good old days
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posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 01:47 PM
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Though I don't miss losing cassette tapes over soda spills or melting in the car. No more riding around in friends cars who have a melted casset on the dash.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 01:54 PM
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This seems like a good place to leave this.....

freerangekids.wordpress.com...



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 01:56 PM
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I remember the dreaded bell. You had to be home withing 5 minutes of hearing the bell, but you could hear the darn thing from so far away, much of the time I never made it. Just being outside, all day long, in the country, and yet not being bored. Try that with most kids today.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 02:06 PM
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My Sony AM/FM Cassette Stereo Walkman cost my parents a fair penny. As a matter of fact that was the only gift I received from them that Xmas.

AND...

I was so happy and grateful for it.



Gratitude and appreciation.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 02:07 PM
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Originally posted by TheRedneck
reply to post by nixie_nox

Somewhere in my storage building, I have an old hand-cranked wall-mount phone. A guy offered to sell me another one the other day, and I might just hook them up between the house and the shop for old times sake.

TheRedneck

I shave with a straight razor on weekends & a Gillette DE razor circa 1957 during the week.
Some things just stay the same.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 02:09 PM
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Some really good comments here, brings good memories


About an hr ago I was trying to explain SOPA, Anon and everything that has happened this week to my daughter and talking about piracy, the conversation turned to cassette tapes, how that was the ONLY way to get music for free, off your radio, and the agony of the disc jockey interrupting a good song. Her 10 year old face was priceless! She had no clue what a cassette tape was or what in the world I was referring to, but she knew what a 45 was!

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posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 02:16 PM
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How about their car breaking down on the highway and being at the whim of whoever happened to stop to help? How about not having the whole of human knowledge at your finger tips? Or just getting mesothelioma from asbestos exposure.


Everyone here realizes that their parents said the exact same things, right? That the "Good ol' Days" that never really happened were so much better. And that our kids will say the same things about their own children? And that this has always happened and will always continue to happen until we nuke ourselves in to oblivion?



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 02:22 PM
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Originally posted by Hawking
Everyone here realizes that their parents said the exact same things, right? That the "Good ol' Days" that never really happened were so much better. And that our kids will say the same things about their own children? And that this has always happened and will always continue to happen until we nuke ourselves in to oblivion?


True to an extent IMO.

While we and our parents can take a lovely walk or drive to visit our childhood locations which hold the dearest of memories This younger/present Generation will have to load level 16 and get passed the Orc with the Sword of invincibility to reach theirs.

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posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 03:05 PM
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Originally posted by freedomSlave

Originally posted by alfa1

Originally posted by DAZ21
I remember them cigarette candy things





These were the ones I knew.
They'd never be allowed in these modern times.

I am sorry I always get a kick out the UKers call a cigarette a fag, Going out back to suck on a fag wtf why would your country men call it a fag can someone please explain


it's short for faggot

a faggot is a pile of sticks



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 03:27 PM
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i still prank called my wife when we were still dating. she'd be in college, i'd call her cell phone and say things like "hey baby uh huh huh huh... i'm like pretty tall" which brings me back to the good old days of watching beavis and butthead, hostess truck piracy, parental abuse



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 03:27 PM
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Some things I remember...


Using a quarter to wedge under the cable box dial to unscramble Skinimax...

Being able to hop on my bike as a kid and go pretty much wherever I wanted, as long as we were back by supper time.

Using CB radios (before cell phones, it was a good way for teens to talk between cars)

Going tubing down a long river (floating in an inner tube...mostly an excuse to be with the girls while they were in bikinis)

Playing Search (hide and seek outdoors basically)

Playing Truth or Dare with neighborhood girls


Hunting at the age of 10, with either a bow or shotgun (of course, the bow was more for symbolism as I had no draw weight on it) I was still a good shot with it though, mostly only good for rabbit at that age.

Fishing with my dad (especially in Alaska)

Getting our first video game console (an Atari 2600)

Going to an arcade and sitting in a video game

etc



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 03:52 PM
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-Popeye cigarettes
-Going to grade school on you bike everyday
-Playing hide and seak outside at night.
-Waiting for the school bus by them selves.
-Shooting the 410

In 5th grade, durring recess my teacher used to send me to the corner stone to buy some smokes.

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