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veganlush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-09 09:49 AM
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15. Great post ! I was just telling my kids about that a few weeks ago..
..when it popped into my head for some reason. They looked at me with a mixture of surprise and pity! It was as though the doorbell and telephone were almost strickly the domains of the adults back then, although I remember my mother calling us home, when we were a block away and on the next street, by cupping her hands to her mouth and yelling our names at the top of her lungs from the back porch. I grew up in Harper Woods, one street away from Detroit. :hi:
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  -Detroit old-timers: Do you remember "calling" your friends? shugah  Jan-11-09 12:56 AM   #0 
  - Of course. "Mrs. Spafford, can Jimmy come out to play???"  TahitiNut   Jan-11-09 01:36 AM   #1 
  - yep, and  shugah   Jan-12-09 10:45 PM   #4 
  - Used it all the time in GR. Not specific to Detroit.  MichiganVote   Jan-11-09 09:21 AM   #2 
  - there was no calling friends up north  shugah   Jan-12-09 10:46 PM   #5 
  - I grew up in Warren ...  daggahead   Jan-12-09 01:51 PM   #3 
  - we used to play in the street  shugah   Jan-12-09 10:51 PM   #6 
  - My parents and cousins did that  1gobluedem   Jan-13-09 09:49 AM   #7 
  - My brother and cousins and I joke about this all the time  sufrommich   Jan-13-09 05:37 PM   #8 
  - OMG, I sure do remember this!!!  spartan61   Jan-17-09 09:03 AM   #9 
  - Yes, the Halloween begging  1gobluedem   Jan-17-09 10:39 AM   #10 
  - Last Halloween, I tried to get some kids to say "Help the poor!" ...  TahitiNut   Jan-17-09 10:48 AM   #11 
  - I sure do remember that!  JNelson6563   Jan-19-09 02:59 PM   #12 
  - Yep!  Dyedinthewoolliberal   Jan-27-09 09:38 AM   #13 
  - I asked my friend who grew up on the west side and she remembers doing it  LisaM   Jan-29-09 12:32 PM   #14 
  - Great post ! I was just telling my kids about that a few weeks ago..  veganlush   Feb-14-09 09:49 AM   #15 
     - yep! i remember my mom calling us in too.  shugah   Feb-14-09 09:29 PM   #16 
     - My mom would call us the same way, and every other Mom  sufrommich   Feb-16-09 02:48 PM   #17 

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