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posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 11:08 AM
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Geeez Doc...that is intense ! I never really cared that much about sports, I did play Volleyball in High School and College and like watching the Olympics...but other then that I "tolerate" football and baseball seasons...well because....you Men seem to enjoy it and well....I enjoy them...


I do remeber seeing The Rolling Stones in concert and Prince was the opening act before he got popular.....people were booing him and throwing things on stage at him...not a very nice crowd......I ended up liking Prince...yup...I bought "Purple Rain"......




posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 11:13 AM
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Yes it certainly was an experience!. It was in the eighties when football violence in the uk was at its height. I never did go to another local derby match!. I like prince to and some of the stones stuff. I think they need to retire now though lol



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 11:21 AM
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That looks like an incredible childhood. I would have loved fishing for those and especially eating them! They look so tasty



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 11:23 AM
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I hate to put a downer on this thread. But I can't seem to see this topic as complete, unless we also never forget that many of us also suffered tragedies when we were young. I will share one of mine.

1979, I had gotten lucky and scored ticket's to the Who concert in Cincinnatti. Little did I know that it would end up as one of the biggest sorrows of my life. I know it's not really my fault but I can't help but feel regret when I think about it.

The concert sold out in hours, our family knew someone that worked at the ticket office. They ran some off for me. I got 4 tickets, a close friend of mine loved the Who too. We decided to take our girls and all go togther ( it was a ride of over a hour). For week's we planned the trip bought supplies, bragged to all the people who couldn't go. That we were going.

About week before the concert, I got in some bad trouble, my parents forbid me from going. They informed me that I had to now go on vacation with them ( i was 16).

So I turned my tickets over to my G.F. ( she went with her sis). Off to Florida I went. The night of the concert I was fishing and listening to the radio. A news flash came over the radio about the tragedy at the concert. I packed my gear up quick and hurried back to the room.

I entered the room, my parents were already watching the news. The very first thing I saw was a sheet with a pair of boots sticking out. The second I saw them I knew they were Dave's boot's. A cold feeling crept over me. I had lost a friend.
Was it my fault? Could I have done anything if I had been there? I felt lost. My parents saw this called the vacation short, and got me home.

There are still tears coming to my eyes as I write this now. I have mostly moved on, but I will never forget the pain.

The picture of Dave's boots I have never seen again, and I never want to.

But this picture always stands out in my mind and brings the tragety home to me. It was in the news paper days later.






There are many, many things from our childhood that turn us into adults.



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 11:25 AM
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They are good, times have changed now ( like everythig else) you can order them online.



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 11:28 AM
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Visiting my grandparents are some of my fondest childhood memories. They had a vcr, which my granddad had recorded star wars on for me, which i watched on repeat until i knew all the lines.They also had one of the first Atari console things. Proper old school in wooden casing. They had a dart board in the garage and my granddad would also make us bow and arrows. They lived up north and had funny sayings like "give over" and "bloody hell fire and general jackson" . Its a very warm and caring accent. My Grandad would give me and my brother "chinese burns", which we loved.

My gran would make us figures, from the plastic covering of her cigarette packets and she invented "Father New Year" who, if you left a slipper outside your door on NYE, it would be filled with Quality Street and a satsuma in the morning. Not as good as father Christmas, but better than nothing.

They always had those kellogs selection boxes of cereal when we visited. Going to Blackpool to see the illuminations was always a huge treat, my gran had me hooked on the 2p sliding game in the arcades. I think my grand parents put the "pleasure" into Blackpool "Pleasure beach.

Nice ro reminice.



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 11:36 AM
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I remember asking 2 friends
1 a West Ham supporter and the other Fulham we were all great mates "what would happen if you met in a fight at the football ?"

Answer " well I'd have to do him"

Never quite understood that




posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 11:41 AM
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Rocky as you know I've had a rough time of it recently
If it's any consolation my friend my heart goes out to you
You WILL get over it regardless of how long it takes


I was lucky enough to see The Who in 2006 in London

There was something surreal about watching Rodger Daltry come on stage with a cup of tea and break into My generation


Great gig though



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 11:43 AM
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There was something surreal about watching Rodger Daltry come on stage with a cup of tea and break into My generation


Thanks man, and I agree on your quote.

But may I add



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 11:49 AM
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LOL.....Nat my daughter did the same thing at about the same age...she also had long blonde hair......I had just taken her to get her hair cut for school pictures....her 1st one's ever.......well...I guess that gave her the idea to cut her hair!

I walk in the bathroom and she is standing on her little stool, hacking her bangs off....
That was the first and only time I ever smacked her bottom....and really I feel bad about it to this day...I way overeacted, and hey, I was the "dumbass" that left scissors where she could get her hands on them.....she just looked at me like....WTF !?
Then after the shock wore off she started to cry...
I felt awful......

A little hair gel and a headband and her pictures were adorable...but you know, I wish now I would have just let them take the pictures as her hair was without trying to "fix" it.....but I was a new Mommy, and God knows made some mistakes ! I did allow her to wear all her "crazy" outfits and costumes....LOL...she wanted NO part of all the cute "girly" clothes I wanted her to wear !

She did talk me into spending over $100 when she wanted blue streaks in hair! Life is funny...I spend a small fortune to keep my hair it's "natural" color...and she takes her beautiful natural hair and turns it blue
She did look cute and it did match her eyes......My Mom always used to say " Just wait till you have Kids"...and until you do, you could never imagine how true that statement is.......



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 11:58 AM
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My favorite childhood memory is exploring a small wooded area just outside of the town where I lived. The trees followed a creek and an abandoned railroad track. I spent a lot of time there. This was in midwest USA, in an area that is predominantly farm land, so it was even more special to me. Anything outdoors really, I always enjoyed camping and fishing, but that little forest was magic to me.



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 11:59 AM
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Wow that all got very heavy very quickly
But memories are memories
Here's a little light music for the interval



Cody



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 12:07 PM
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I was brought up in Malta as a kid dad was in the RAF
I thought that 25 minutes was a mega chore of a journey, but the fun my sister and friends and I had running the rock pools. Then catching octopus and seeing who was brave enough to stick those arms to mum's back.

The anticipation ...................... exhilarating
The act.......... Bravery at it's highest order
The hiding ................ worth it.
The memories ................... priceless


Cody



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 12:32 PM
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I live near the coast in Alaska, and my boys love the beaches and the tide pools. We have spent days exploring all of the little critters. The star fish are my favorite so far, but the anemones are neat too.

I am glad my kids are too young to be reading this though or I would be finding myself chased with all sorts of goodies. We are working on their memories right now.



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 12:39 PM
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That's a Sad story Rocky ((( Hug ))) It's tragic when a young life ends so suddenly...


For most of my life I would say I have been an Agnostic...the way I saw it, if there was a God, he would know I had doubts, and you can't lie to God.....if that makes any sense?

I have now come to believe there is more to life then we understand, and I have come to call that "God" for lack of a better term.......

I don't know why your Friend was taken, and you were spared...we lost a few kids when I grew up too...mostly car and motorcycle accidents...all boys....Very Sad..........when you mentioned your Friends name was Dave...it gave me chills, our Friend Dave was accidently killed by his best Friend when they were out riding dirt bikes and he wiped out jumping over something, and Drew landed on top of him with his motorcycle.....My God, it was awful...Drew was devestated....he was never the same...last I heard he moved to Mexico.......

You'll see Dave again....I really believe that........



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 12:55 PM
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Thank you M.L.

I'm going to try to bring this thread back up. Like cody said " it's gotten heavy quickly" sorry Cody.

This song is almost a little morbid, but it states a fact of life, in a way.

To all my friends I have lost.



Hat's off Brothers and Sisters

After that salute to my friends and family I lost. Let's go back to the theme of Cody's thread and remember the good things.



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 01:03 PM
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No need to apologize to me my friend
If this thread ends up being a place to release ghosts of the past then so be it.
It wasn't the intention
But if 1 member feels better for getting it out, and goes to bed or to the shops or whatever feeling lighter and with a little smile on their face that wasn't there earlier
It was worth it

Cody



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 01:07 PM
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Now for the happy interval






Enjoy

Cody



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 01:16 PM
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That one did it. Smiling from ear to ear.



posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 01:24 PM
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I'll see your Wimpy's and raise you a WHITE CASTLE!!!






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