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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:33 PM

On this day in 1961 I had bacon, eggs, and toast for breakfast. I stayed home from school cause I

had a cold. When my mother went to the market I snuck out to ride my bike and fell and scraped my right knee. When my mom got home and saw my knee she sent me to bed with no dinner.

Iím telling you this now cause we didnít have social media then!

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Reply On this day in 1961 I had bacon, eggs, and toast for breakfast. I stayed home from school cause I (Original post)
Floyd R. Turbo Jan 11 OP
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Lochloosa Jan 11 #17
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Mr. Quackers Jan 11 #22
rurallib Jan 11 #23
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Floyd R. Turbo Jan 11 #8
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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:38 PM

1. You now the rules, if you don't post a Polaroid of your breakfast, you didn't eat it!

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Response to unblock (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:47 PM

3. Polaroid would have soared

if only some marketing genius at the time suggested people take polaroids of their food.

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Response to unblock (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:54 PM

5. Whoops!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:57 PM

7. Sugar cubes! You didn't mention the best part!

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Response to unblock (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:00 PM

11. Ants loved em!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:27 PM

17. Is that real butter?

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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #17)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:29 PM

18. I'm guessing it is! 😋

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 03:17 PM

20. The coffee is brew-ti-ful! n/t

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:40 PM

22. Where's the cigarette?

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Response to Mr. Quackers (Reply #22)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 09:17 PM

23. right you are. No 1960s breakfast is complete without a smoke

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:40 PM

2. No Dinner for You!

I wonder if nowadays that would end up with a visit from CPS if the kid happened to mention it to a teacher or other mandated reporter?

It did happen to me a few times over the course of my '50s/'60s childhood

I think my favorite part of growing up in that era (town was population 10k or so) was being able to play outside til the street lamps came on

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Response to Kittycow (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:58 PM

8. Yep! No dinner was tame. Getting your mouth washed out with soap, assault and battery!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:07 PM

12. My mom used Ivory!

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Response to Kittycow (Reply #12)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:16 PM

14. Mine used

😢

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #14)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 03:12 PM

19. At least your teeth got a complimentary cleaning by all the grit.

Boy, your mom didn't fool around.

But, tell me, did you still say naughty words and backtalk after that?

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:50 PM

4. I remember scraping my knee

All the way down to the bone.

Tackled by my cousin's boxer onto the sidewalk.

As I was playing fetch with the dog using a 2' long half-inch steel pipe.

The same day I accidentally left the turkey coop door open and the turkeys got out.

And one of the boxers grabbed a turkey and wouldn't let go.

Even beating him with a belt didn't convince him to let go of the turkey.

Finally had to cut the leg off the dead bird and let the dog keep the leg.

We had roast turkey for dinner that day.

Minus the leg.

I could go on about all the things that happened that day.

Like falling through the ceiling tiles into my cousin's bedroom while playing hide-and-seek.

Or breaking the lid off the piano trying to open it the wrong way.

Or breaking some imported curtain rods trying to hit the maid.

Because she wouldn't serve me coffee with my breakfast (apparently, she thought 7 was too young for coffee).

Yea, that all happened in one day.

Good times.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:58 PM

9. You shame me!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:22 PM

16. To be fair, I was never invited to spend Summer with my cousins again

Didn't see them again until we were all in our 50's.

My siblings and I were called the Cannons (a play on our last name).

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:55 PM

6. Captain Kangaroo came on at 7 am I think, when I would pretend to be sick or

actually be sick, I would start my day off with him, then reruns of I Love Lucy probably, 3 Stooges, god those were the days!

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:59 PM

10. Three channels. Four if you had a uhf antennae! 📺

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Response to Ohiya (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:17 PM

15. Ha!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 04:59 PM

21. Hilarious!

So glad you shared this priceless information!

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