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msedano Donating Member (682 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 08:02 PM
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16. they say the memory is the second thing to go...
and now i can't remember the first.

i remember when harry s. truman was president and the stevenson v. eisenhower campaign. the hole in the shoe buttons for the egghead. my birth gave my dad enough points to come home from europe instead of shipping out to the pacific.

i learned to read from read dick and jane books in kindergarten.

i remember the milkman delivering milk with cream at the top. i remember the helms bakery man in his woody and the three-note whistle. i remember the union ice company delivering ice to our icebox. i remember using the montgomery ward or sears catalog for toilet paper in the outdoor toilet because we didn't have running water. i remember party lines where everyone on the street shared the same phone line, and you could always tell when someone was eavesdropping on your calls so you hurled insults at them. i remembe the okies down the street who arrived in the depression but i don't remember the depression cause that was my dad and mon's generation.

i remember when we stood on the playground and watched the orange air move toward redlands from fontana kaiser steel and that new word explaining it all: smog. and eric halsey coined the ditty UCLA when the smog goes away.

but i'm not the oldest vato here.
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