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Old 03-16-2008, 08:55 AM   #1
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Default What Will Your Kid(s) Not Know?

OK this one is just for fun. This will be age dependent, but may be interesting to see.

What did you experience growing up that your children will not?
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Cans that have pull tabs

Waiting at the airport gate with someone when you don't have a ticket

Leaded gas

Rotary phones

Dialing "0" for the police and not "911"

The news only comes on between 6 and 7 pm

LPs, cassette tapes, and the 8 track tape

Cars without air bags

If you want to talk to someone on the phone they had to be at home

The Sears Christmas catalog

Full service gas stations

Tinsel on Christmas trees

Shooting waterfowl with lead shot

The country store (the real ones)

Analog gas pumps

The smell of the blue copies at school

Cars without air conditioning (oh those summer family vacations)

Gun racks in trucks (that actually had guns)

Taking a gun to school and leaving it in your truck because it was hunting season

Having to wait until the store was open to order or buy something

Lawn Darts, three wheelers and good chemistry sets

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Old 03-16-2008, 09:45 AM   #2
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Cartoons are only on on Saturday between 7 and 10 am

Getting up to "turn the antenna" so the TV comes in

McDonalds used to be fairly cheap

What the Dewey Decimal System is, and using it

Mechanics actually know how to FIX cars, not plug them into a computer

Shooting rats at the dump

Going to the "mall" means serious travel time

Only movies are rated. And there's only three ratings (okay, maybe four)

Movies used to be fairly cheap

Hitch hiking is not dangerous

In the United States, English is the primary language

Waiting a week to watch your favorite TV show, because it's only on once a week

Space shuttle launches are a big deal and don't happen all the time

Fireworks only happen on the 4th of July

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sex without worry lol

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Safely walking home from a friends, by herself, when the street lights come on.

Eating candy WHILE trick or treating, because mom and dad didn't have to check it first.

and probably

Saying the pledge of allegiance at school.

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Getting up on a Saturday morning as a kid and running off to play with friends 'til the streetlights came on in the evening, and your parents didn't worry at all.

Typing essays and other papers on a typewriter -- no spell-check, no delete key, no automatic centering, and you had to remember to hit the carriage return arm.

Kids respected and even feared their teachers and they cared about doing well in school (God help you if your parents got a call from the Principal).

The check-out lady at the grocery store had to pick up each item, find the price tag and enter it in on the cash register.

Scars. Lots and lots of scars. These came from playing outside and doing crazy things. Playing outside and being active was our entertainment; there were no game consoles. (Very few kids were fat back then, too.)

Cars without seatbelts.

People could and did smoke anywhere, including the grocery store and restaurants.

Guns could be bought just about anywhere, including gas stations, Sears, and mail order from the back of magazines.

Cars with carbeurators. Starting them on some days could be a real pain in the arse.

Paper grocery bags.

Styrofoam containers at fast food restaurants.

You could bring a knife to school to show off and people admired it, not feared it.

Having a paper route.

Patience was a common virtue: instant gratification was usually impossible because people had to save to get what they wanted. Credit debt was rare.

Moms stayed home with young kids and families ate together and discussed their lives with one another.

Saving S&H green stamps from the grocery store.

There was no ADD. If you were disruptive in class, you got a smack on the arse and the humiliation was usually enough for you to overcome your "ADD" issue. Parents were grateful to teachers who disciplined kids.

Ashtrays and cigarette lighters in cars came standard.

Walking to school or at least walking a good ways to the bus stop.

Taking pride in our country and hating the enemies of our country.

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>>>>>>Full service gas stations

Sorry, I have to disagree with you on this one.
There is no SELF Service in New Jersey, it's FULL Service ONLY.
N.J. dosen't trust that any of its residents are smart enough to pump their own gas, and it protects the jobs of thousands of non-English speaking illegal aliens.

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>>>>>>Full service gas stations

Sorry, I have to disagree with you on this one.
There is no SELF Service in New Jersey, it's FULL Service ONLY.
N.J. dosen't trust that any of its residents are smart enough to pump their own gas, and it protects the jobs of thousands of non-English speaking illegal aliens.
Oregon is the same way, altho I wouldn't call it "full service" by any stretch....
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>>>>>>Full service gas stations

Sorry, I have to disagree with you on this one.
There is no SELF Service in New Jersey, it's FULL Service ONLY.
N.J. dosen't trust that any of its residents are smart enough to pump their own gas, and it protects the jobs of thousands of non-English speaking illegal aliens.
Do they check your oil, top off your washer fluid, check your tire pressure, clean your windows AND pump the gas?

Didn't think so.
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Commadore 64 and Apple IIE were your only computer choices

Green monochrome screens

Atari was the only video game we played

You had to pay a quarter to play pacman at the gas station

You could buy a whopper combo for $2.99

Gas was less then $1.00 a gallon

Cell phone, Ipods, pagers, and email didn't exist

Whitewall tires were cool

AM radio only came standard in vehicles

Talking on a CB radio was common

You had to cut your own wood to build a fire to keep your house warm

People actually had conversations in cars, not talk on phones, or listen to Ipods

The county fair was actually fun and safe to go to by yourself

Getting in a fight meant you had to fight fair and you shook hands when done

You had supper with your family, not in front of the TV or in a car

Ordering pizza and watching a movie on VHS was a friday night tradition

Your mom was the barber of the family, cutting your's and your dad's hair.

Saturday was the only day people had to work overtime

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Shopping at the A&P supermarket,Blowing stumps from the fields with dynamite, Getting something

really good from the Dairy Queen, Getting your moneys worth of anything, Ability to go hunting on a

neighbors land without written permission, The smell of the kitchen when Mom was canning veggies,

Having real neighbors(not people who happen to live next door),Killing a hog(all day event),Going

on a date and not expecting to get laid. Going to a tent revival in the summer(how much hotter can it get), Going for a ride in a '67 Z28

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