Things our kids will never do...

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Re: Things our kids will never do...

PostBy: mr1precision On: Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:04 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:When I was a kid I had to walk 10 miles to school, in the snow, uphill both ways, using old inner tubes for snow boots.

You had boots!?
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Re: Things our kids will never do...

PostBy: mike On: Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:59 pm

I wasn't a kid that long ago ( some will argue I still am :P ) but it seems like it might as well be decades ago with the way things changed! I can honestly say I bought penny candy on my home from school from the corner store, bought cigaretts and the newspaper for the old man every morning from the same store, cut grass,took out garbage painted porches, raked leaves, dug out stumps, etc to have enough money to buy my first old wreck, than had to rebuild carbs, replace POINTS, use old stove pipe and flashing to make it inspectable. I remember going to the Higgens Pigeon shoot amongst others as a tot, picked coal from rock banks, and rode in cars that only had lap belts!
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Re: Things our kids will never do...

PostBy: mr1precision On: Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:50 pm

When we were around 15-16 yrs old we bought $50 cars. We called them "Dent Racers". One day we had a demolition derby in the field behind my parents house. It wasnt really planned it kind of ecalated. You know how it goes. :( There parts all over the place! Man, was my old man *censored* house! I'll bet my kids wont be doing that. I hope...

One other thing... you dont see anyone standing up in the back of a p/u truck anymore. Too bad it was always fun. :D
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Re: Things our kids will never do...

PostBy: tsb On: Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:09 pm

Before anyone in the neighborhood was old enough to drive, we used
to pool our money and peddle to the sporting goods store in the nearest town.
We would buy a box of 45 Auto amo and shoot up the local farm dump with
Dad's service automatic. No safety glasses, no ear protection, no shoes.
Mom's only warning was " Watch were you point that thing "

She repeated this warning later in life too.
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Re: Things our kids will never do...

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:02 am

Heck a $50 car was my winter & going back & forth to work car. Even better if you could find one for scrap price $35 back then.
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Re: Things our kids will never do...

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:30 am

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THE YEAR 1909

This will boggle your mind, I know it did mine!
The year is 1909.
One hundred years ago.
What a difference a century makes!
Here are some statistics for the Year 1909 :************ ********* ********* ******
The average life expectancy was 47 years.
Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.
Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 milesof paved roads.
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!
The average wage in 1909 was 22 cents per hour.
The average worker made between $200 and $400 per year .
A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year,
A dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.
More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME .
Ninety percent of all doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of whichwere condemned in the press AND the government as 'substandard. '
Sugar cost four cents a pound.
Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.
Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.
Most women only washed their hair once a month, and usedborax or egg yolks for shampoo.
Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people fromentering into their country for any reason.
Five leading causes of death were:1. Pneumonia and influenza
2. Tuberculosis
3. Diarrhea
4. Heart disease
5. Stroke
The American flag had 45 stars.
The population of Las Vegas , Nevada, was only 30.
Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced teahadn't been invented yet.
There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.
Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write.Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.
Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores. Back then pharmacists said, 'Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health.'


Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.
There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A. !

I am now going to forward this to someone else without typing it myself.
From there, it will be sent to others all over the WORLD - all in a matter of seconds!
Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.IT STAGGERS THE MIND
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Re: Things our kids will never do...

PostBy: dtzackus On: Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:56 am

Geez, I feel old now....and I am only 35.

I remember when :

you can buy just 1 cigarette for a penny.

taking a note from my grandmother to buy her alcohol at the beer store when I was only 10

leaving home after breakfest and not returning until supper time, with no plastic bottle of water, how did I survive???

my 1st bike had all rubber tires, no air, just rubber. That was a treat riding up a big hill, but man going down was fun!

being scared of my father coming home when my mom told me that he was going to beat me if I didn't listen to her. (and it worked)

Ahh, the memories.... Dan
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Re: Things our kids will never do...

PostBy: Dann757 On: Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:22 pm

Another thing,

They will never have to actually get up and physically change the three TV channels by turning a dial! Or ever adjust the vertical hold with a little knob.
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Re: Things our kids will never do...

PostBy: mr1precision On: Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:33 pm

Dann757 wrote:Another thing,

They will never have to actually get up and physically change the three TV channels by turning a dial! Or ever adjust the vertical hold with a little knob.


That reminded me of another big difference from then and now, microwave ovens. How did we survive without them anyhow?
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Re: Things our kids will never do...

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:41 pm

How about playing around with mercury in the palm of your hand & coating a penny with it. We should all be dead.
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Re: Things our kids will never do...

PostBy: acesover On: Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:15 pm

Collect a bounty from the state for killing a hawk or owl.
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Re: Things our kids will never do...

PostBy: 4tees On: Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:50 pm

Hanging out at the Pool Room (pool hall) at 10 years old and playing pinball (3 games for a quarter). If you had high score for the week you won a buck!!

Heading over to Pados' market for some chocolate "soda" , some bubble gum, and a whiffle ball because our last one got stuck in a roof gutter.

Tic-tacking and running and diving in the neighbor's bushes to hide.

Going to the ballpark to watch the big guys play(legion).

Riding our bikes 2 miles down to the "crick" to try for some trout

Going to the bar room with my dad and playing quoits in the back room

Riding along with my dad on his beer truck and helping him on his route. (someone woulg get fired today for this)
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Re: Things our kids will never do...

PostBy: jpete On: Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:11 pm

4tees wrote:Tic-tacking and running and diving in the neighbor's bushes to hide.


Tic-Tacs are small mint candies. What were you doing?

Sounds like what we used to call "Ding Dong Ditch" :D

Ring a bell and run like hell! :)
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Re: Things our kids will never do...

PostBy: acesover On: Sat Oct 10, 2009 5:42 am

Pinball was 5 games for a quarter when I was a kid. How about those red quarters.
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Re: Things our kids will never do...

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:13 am

Doesn't look like they will ever do the dishes either. :roll:
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