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What item would you bring back I.E 8 track
What time would you want to bring back like the 60's
Cars , trucks , bands , juke joints , people and hangouts
Bottom line , what do you miss and what you like to see happen or go back the way it was ?

Me ? What I miss most ? My grand parents and moms old home place that the FD practiced burned , not a week goes by that I dont dream about being there with that tough old man and sweet old lady with the smell of turnips and collards cooking and matlock on tv with the old time screened window fans . Had the old wood stove on the old carport we all hung out at during the cold holidays and shooting the mistle toe out the big ol oak trees .
A million dollar home sits there now with some liberal yuppies with quaint lil accents to make it look and feel COUNTRY

Cant say Id wish for any of my loved ones back as they are in a much better place and would be a shame to bring them back here and deal with our society as it is now .
Miss my little nissan hardbodys
 

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Remember when people walked around without electronic b.s. everywhere they go? Why do people need a smartphone? Oh s%$#, um, that's what I'm doing now. Uh, nevermind.
 

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The 1960s was the begining of the end of a Free American Public. The acceptence of European socialism started its move into the American System. The past 50 years has seen the country drift without steerage beyond the point of no return.:(
 

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The freedom of being a kid. We used to ride our bikes all over, our parents didn't have to worry about us. Cops, firemen and neighbors were trusted friends. Now I cant send my teenagers out without cell phones with me and 911 on speed dial and I'm not sure who I can tell them they can trust!
 

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I second opawws and will add that I miss lawn darts and regret I never had the chance to really play with them.
 

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I second opawws and will add that I miss lawn darts and regret I never had the chance to really play with them.
I loved lawn darts. My Granny had them and we used to play them all the time. Kids were more responsible then. I couldn't see kids playing lawn darts now.
 

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What would I bring back?
I think back to my childhood. The memories of the years before electricity, when the light at night was from a kerosene
lamp and the only sounds in the summer night were the sounds of frogs, cicadas, and the occasional owl. In the winter,
after the cows were milked, Mother would sometimes warm up the leftover black-eyed peas in an iron pot in the fireplace
and cook "hoe cakes" in a black skillet on coals on the hearth. We would sit in a semi-circle in front of the fire and by
the light of the one oil lamp, do our homework until it was time for bed. On Saturday night, if the battery in the radio
was still good, Dad would listen to "The Grand Ole Opry" out of Nashville. I can still hear the signal fading in and out
as country songs of the 40's were being sung.

This is what I would bring back. The innocence of my childhood.
 

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I also liked when everyone didn't have a cell phone attached to their body. When I was outside playing and it was time to come in, my Dad would yell for me. My area of play had to be within a few blocks so I could hear him yelling for me.
 

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Conway Twitty and the old show Hee-Haw
 

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I'm young, but my family and childhood home were stuck in the past. My brother and I would hit the woods with .22 pistols and our horses, be gone for weeks, no one worried. Cutting a hay field with a scythe if the tractor was down. Meals from the cast iron stove. The radio shows that were still around (barely) in the nineties. There is still a hitching post in front of a local restaurant, and it STILL GETS USED.
 

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trip286 said:
I'm young, but my family and childhood home were stuck in the past. My brother and I would hit the woods with .22 pistols and our horses, be gone for weeks, no one worried. Cutting a hay field with a scythe if the tractor was down. Meals from the cast iron stove. The radio shows that were still around (barely) in the nineties. There is still a hitching post in front of a local restaurant, and it STILL GETS USED.
Still gets used... That's awesome!
 

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Conway Twitty and the old show Hee-Haw
Hee-Haw still comes on every week (re-runs). I think it's on RFDTV :D

I don't think I want to go back to the era when I was a child. It was the era of terrorist attacks, the destruction of the Constitution, and Bill Clinton.

The joys of being almost completely oblivious to it.
 

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I miss people knowing the difference between Authentic (blue jeans faded & worn from work) and Imitation (blue jeans 'faded & worn’ from the factory). I miss a society that knew what a ‘Main Street’ was, and thus had the knowledge that the ‘Main Street’ in Disneyland, and our manufactured communities, was a reproduction. I miss a society that could tell the difference; between what is real, and what is ‘window dressing’; between what is accurate reporting and what is spin; between what is true, and what is BS. Even if what is true, is not in accord with what you want to believe.

I miss people that knew their neighbors and had personal involvement in their communities, instead of ‘outsourcing’ their engagement to larger abstract institutions so that they could abdicate their responsibility and feel free from feeling accountable.

I miss a people that experienced, and were aware of, the consequences of their actions.

What I don’t miss is the Cold War and MAD.
 
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