HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Video & Multimedia (Forum) » I can't believe we made i...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:47 PM

I can't believe we made it!

This is the way I remember life growing up.

3 replies, 1038 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 3 replies Author Time Post
Reply I can't believe we made it! (Original post)
Playinghardball Nov 2012 OP
zeemike Nov 2012 #1
Ineeda Nov 2012 #2
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #3

Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 07:55 PM

1. Me too.

But that was before we had a TV on from sunup to bedtime telling us to be afraid of things.
Parents were not afraid to let there kids go out and play

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 07:57 PM

2. Exactly as I remember it, too.

And it was said we'd eat a pound of dirt before we were grown (an exaggeration, I think.) And our cuts and skinned knees and elbows might get a swipe of Mercurochrome, maybe a band-aid or a kiss, but not much more. We girls had awful home perms (Toni) and even worse haircuts, done by our moms or a friend's mom at the kitchen table. The boys mostly had buzz cuts, also done at home. We didn't have a lot of clothes, and many were hand-me-downs if they lasted long enough, because we were pretty hard on them, and horror of horrors, they weren't washed every day. Actually we weren't washed every day either! We survived just fine, and I sometimes lament the march of "progress."

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:07 PM

3. K&R for all us oldtimers...

thanks!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread