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Old 02-15-2019, 06:46 PM #221
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I remember fixing either a balloon or a playing card to the back frame of your bike so that they hit the spokes of the rear wheel as you rode. They made it sound vaguely like a motorcycle (or so we imagined.) Vroom... Vroom...!
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Oh, yeah. Bicycles with long curved handle bars and banana seats. Toy bazooka guns and lots of other toy guns, candy that looked like cigarettes, gas station bathrooms on the side of the station--some not that well taken care of, so some stations advertised "clean restrooms"
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I remember playing kick the can ,run red rover, Cowboys and Indians saying a un-PC version of Ernie meanie moe. I remember catching grasshoppers and watching them chew blades of grass. I remember pedal cars, tractors and tricycles.......cap guns and BB guns....I remember the smell of ozone after thunderstorms and fresh mowed grass on a hot summer day
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I remember making mud pies and racing paper boats in the driveway after rainstorms.
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I remember mum get dressed to go to the grocery store. I remember mum putting roast beef in the oven before we kids and her went to church and dad sitting in his chair with the thick Sunday paper. I remember the folks getting dressed every Saturday for the card games the rotated between houses. I remember mum having the church ladies over and serving home made mints, roasted peanuts and assorted hors d'oeuvres on tiny crystal plates with matching cups for the punch. I remember riding up front in the bench seat of the car. I remember mums red lipstick and pointy dress heels and nylons. I remember that there was a very wide line between adults and kids, we were to obey our elders no back talk.
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Yes, children were to be seen & not heard!

I grew up in an elderly extended family. The next youngest person to me was my mother. All of the relatives I grew up with (except my mother & father) had been born in the late 19th century. And so I spent a not insignificant amount of time, during my growing up years, going to funerals as each one of them died off. I can still recall standing at the gravesides. There's a song by Judy Collins I'm fond of titled "Secret Gardens" that always takes me back to those times. Here's a link to a YouTube video of it:

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My Barbie doll had red hair and bangs and stood on her tippy-toes. She had a friend named Midge and a little sister named Skipper. My friend had the Ken doll. I remember that his arms disarticulated so you could get him into his tight, broadcloth button down shirt. My grandmother's friend like to make doll hats so I had a whole collection of very unusual hats for Barbie.
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gas station bathrooms on the side of the station--some not that well taken care of, so some stations advertised "clean restrooms"
I'm not a baby boomer, but I still see some gas station bathrooms like this. Sometimes you have to ask them for the key.
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Yes, some of the older gas station still have that set up. I avoid those!
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I remember lassie and the Mickey Mouse club being on after school. Dark shadows was on too but I didn't watch that.
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