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Old 09-25-2011, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Looking back, my childhood was so innocent. Grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago - (remember the scenes and the homes from Ferris Bueller - like that) - I never remember "needing" anything at that time.

My father went to work, mom stayed home. Yes, we knew all the neighbors and all that. I don't recall worrying about anything.

We obeyed our parents. There were only so many shows we could watch.

Then, we moved just at the end of my elementary years - to Florida. I did not want to move. But, I grew in love with it. Totally different feeling but that was around the time I was learning that not all were created equal and all that. We had riots at school, stuff like that.

As an adult, I'd like to go back to the 1980's. I wish my mom was still here - I would love to ask her this question.

Well, actually, I did once - and she told she loved the WW II years and I asked her why. (She was in the Canadian army). She said something like - everyone was so united against the enemy but they didn't know how bad things were b/c news took so long to get.

Again, innocence.
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Old 09-25-2011, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Neither my father or grandfather lived to be as old as I am.
I'm satisfied with using my 62in HDTV to watch black and white reruns of Wagn Train and living 18 miles from TOMBSTONE
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Old 09-25-2011, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Yes, I would go back. I don't give 2 hoots for any of the modern technology. We functioned just fine with our one phone, which was a party line. Life was simple, children were cared for by their mothers at home and the rules of behavior had not blurred.
Kids are really messed up now by global unwholesome influences.
The 24/7 news exposes us to a constant barrage of horror, stress and worry that we cannot do anything about. Since we cannot do anything about it, we are, I believe, tainted as a society in a way we weren't in the 50s.
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:16 AM
 
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Boy, just don't think (no, actually couldn't) be without our GPS.......don't know how we did when we didn't have it! A GPS is so much easier (for us) than looking at a Rand McNally Map all the time.
Couldn't be without our Blu-Ray DVD Player, Big Screen TV or digital camera's either. And a microwave, COULDN'T live without that either!! Also, just think of how many times a vehicle back then needed new spark plugs/tune up during it's life? Many cars had chokes with no EFI (electric fuel injection). Had to set the choke before starting and then tap the old gas pedal to take off the choke after the engine warmed up some. What a pain in the old butt all of that was! Naw, even though the vehicles of today are more expensive to buy and maintain, I will take a computerized one anyday. Do remember and still like the old "Muscle Cars" though!!
With that being said, NOPE-NO WAY could we go back to those "good old days"!
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Well, OK, I will admit to liking my microwave and my GPS. Can you imagine Timmy's mother with a microwave, or Wagon Train with a GPS??
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:01 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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The 24/7 news exposes us to a constant barrage of horror, stress and worry that we cannot do anything about. Since we cannot do anything about it, we are, I believe, tainted as a society in a way we weren't in the 50s.
Oh, but you CAN do something about it! See that little red POWER button on your remote control? Click it...
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:31 AM
 
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BUT, if I did that, we wouldn't be watching any tv! Inbetween the sexual innuendos and some language on tv today, people wonder if the FCC is still alive and working!! Shoot, we thought when Clark Gable said "frankly my dear, I don't give a da*n!" was totally shocking to hear, but today movies have so many sex scene's, foul language and violence/"blood & guts" in them, it's no wonder our society is the way it is! And the computer games of today......don't EVEN get me started on that subject!

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Oh, but you CAN do something about it! See that little red POWER button on your remote control? Click it...
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Old 09-26-2011, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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BUT, if I did that, we wouldn't be watching any tv! Inbetween the sexual innuendos and some language on tv today, people wonder if the FCC is still alive and working!! Shoot, we thought when Clark Gable said "frankly my dear, I don't give a da*n!" was totally shocking to hear, but today movies have so many sex scene's, foul language and violence/"blood & guts" in them, it's no wonder our society is the way it is! And the computer games of today......don't EVEN get me started on that subject!
I am not suggesting that we return to the days when Lucy and Ricky had to have twin beds, we are grownups after all, but people seem to dwell so much in the sordid these days.
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Old 09-26-2011, 04:15 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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I am not suggesting that we return to the days when Lucy and Ricky had to have twin beds, we are grownups after all, but people seem to dwell so much in the sordid these days.
And don't forget that toilets were never in evidence in movies or TV until Archie Bunker came along. Guess they just had to hold it - for life!
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:57 PM
 
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You mean back to the time when I went to the theater, and got ringworm in my scalp? This was the time before medicine has any anti-fungals to take care of something like that, and I had to wear a sailor's cap pulled down over my head as a boy in third grade? Doctors couldn't do anything about it and I lost sections of hair on my scalp, until we put some stuff on it for cows and it caused a massive skin infection that they could treat and which eventually killed the ringworm?

No I don't think I wish to go back to those dark days... in third grade.
Or Xray therapy for it.
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