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Old 10-15-2011, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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We were all at home on Sunday night and my parents came upstairs to get us b/c there was going to be a musical group on the Ed Sullivan Show!!

(I guess they regretted that!!)

No, seriously, we were all dancing around. My brother was 2 or 3. I think I was 7 maybe.

Around the same time, I got caught on a Saturday night watching Hawaiian Eye. I thought one of the guys was really cute, I guess. Well, my mom came in and shut it off and told me that was trash. (After that, I always wondered what was so wrong).
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Sixty Years later and we still love Lucy

Sixty years later, we still love Lucy - CNN.com
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Old 10-16-2011, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Smile Very true!

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Sixty Years later and we still love Lucy

Sixty years later, we still love Lucy - CNN.com
Back in 1990's, my kids used to watch the Lucy reruns. There were a bunch of other ones but Lucy was my daughter's favorite. She always used to say - why didn't I grow up then?

So, in a sense, I caught the reruns a 2nd time - this time, I actually understood them!!
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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We were all at home on Sunday night and my parents came upstairs to get us b/c there was going to be a musical group on the Ed Sullivan Show!!

(I guess they regretted that!!)

No, seriously, we were all dancing around. My brother was 2 or 3. I think I was 7 maybe.

Around the same time, I got caught on a Saturday night watching Hawaiian Eye. I thought one of the guys was really cute, I guess. Well, my mom came in and shut it off and told me that was trash. (After that, I always wondered what was so wrong).

Ed Sullivan was a must-see at our house. He had some great guests. I miss variety shows.
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Texas
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I would, without a doubt, go back for sure.
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:52 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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Ed Sullivan was a must-see at our house. He had some great guests. I miss variety shows.
Ours as well. The several/many variety shows certainly beat today's fare all hollow. All this amateur junk is just that. How about some real talent? And how about entertainment without sometimes caustic competition and huge cash prizes? In fact, how about some good old-fashioned, wholesome entertainment?
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Appropriate to the season, on the Portland forum people are discussing Halloween Trick or Treating. There is hardly any of that any longer.

Back in the day, we kids would start out two days before Halloween and get a real haul. People would invite us into their homes for homemade popcorn balls, candy apples, cider and baked goods. No razor-in-the-apple scares.

It was the best fun ever! Now I guess people feel it's too dangerous to let their kids go Trick-or-Treating. I haven't had a Trick-or-Treater at my door in years and my neighborhood has lots of kids.
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Smile Halloween ---

Well, we usually get around 100 kids, used to be around 200 or so. It's still alive and well where I live.

I'd say we used to have around 1000 kids in our neighborhood, now I think it's more around 500 or so.

Years ago, when my parents still had their family home, my mom dressed up as The Devil and handed out the treats on a pitchfork. She went inside one year to get the phone and someone stole it. The kids used to all remember.

My kids used to take pillowcases and as they got older - middle and high - they would go on roller blades - faster, more homes, more candy!
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:57 AM
 
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We have some Halloween decor (lights, etc) outside and inside and I asked our apt manager the other day if any of the other apts in the complex were decorated for Halloween. She told me that she was surprised to see there wasn't. She said, "I wonder what happened to the old tradition of Halloween decorating?"
I remember when wife and I went to Las Vegas during Dec of 2000 and the Rio was all decorated up for Christmas........actually there were Christmas lights and trees all up and down the Strip. When we went back to Vegas in Dec 2001, most of the Christmas decor was gone from the Rio and from the Strip. We were quite shocked, but thought it was possibly due to the 9/11 attack.
Actually, I don't think there was that much house Christmas decorating done as there is today. We've seen some very elaborate outside decor! In our apt. we put up a live 7' Christmas tree, decorate around our fireplace and put up lights on bushes, etc outside our front door. We see very little outside or inside Christmas decorating done in our complex.
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:10 PM
 
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Jokingly, but also seriously I tell people all the time "yes, as long as I can take my cell phone and lap top!"
Your thoughts?
Yes if I could stay there, but if I have to move foward and do this over again, you couldn't make me.
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