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Old 01-26-2008, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I got thinking, heres a toy that isn't around much any more, they used to be at gas stations, grocery stores, they were always just laying in the bottom of cigarette machines, at motels, laying on the ground and we were always told....Don't play with matches!
So anyway what was your experiance as a kid?
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Old 01-26-2008, 08:15 AM
 
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Acutally yea I did. We lived in an area back then where trash burning was necessary so I made sure to always take the trash out back and burn it, just because I like to watch the fire.
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Old 01-26-2008, 08:52 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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As a kid? Shoot, I'm 43 and still play with matches. LOL I love a good campfire, or a good fire in a wood stove. As a kid I used to always have matches and would build little campfires while out playing in the winter and got a bit chilled, just so I wouldn't have to go inside to warm up.
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Old 01-26-2008, 08:56 AM
 
Location: The #1 sunshine state, Arizona.
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OMG no, I was petrified of fire. I wouldn't even light the stove or a sparkler!
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Old 01-26-2008, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Falling Waters, WV
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Actually I set my backyard on fire playing with matches and had the fire department come to put it out. Even though my parents told me that I would pee the bed if I played with fire, so what did I do...grew up to be a smoker.
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Old 01-26-2008, 10:20 AM
 
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When I was 5 years old I set my sister's bed on fire .

My older sisters had started experimenting with cigarettes. And left a pack of matches on the edge of the bed.
Thankfully Mom came in and put it out.

I never saw another pack of matches laying around after that .
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Old 01-26-2008, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Falling Waters, WV
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You come to think about it, people really didn't use lighters back then it was only matches. They were multi-use also, when my dad got finished in the bathroom he would light a couple of matches and throw then in the toilet . My mom would light one and swish it out in the air when she tooted . Or with our gas stove if the pilot went out they light it with a little match .

Now you can't find a pack of matches to save your life. I miss them .
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Old 01-26-2008, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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As a little kid I was playing in the garage one day and threw a match in a box of oil soaked rags and kerosene and I got so scared I ran and got my mom and a neighbor that was visiting, lucky we got it put out fast because it was an old building that would have burnt quick.

I wonder why fire doesn't thrill kids today like it did back then, give me a box of matches, a bag of busted glass or some caps and I was set for the day, video games have ruined our children....lol
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Old 01-26-2008, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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We had the fire dept at our house twice summer for a few years. Grass fires, chicken coops, even our tree house. We had a fire place in our tree house. With a wood chimney. A tree house fire is sight to behold.
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Old 01-26-2008, 12:04 PM
 
Location: UK
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Yes. Love fire. Used to always go make fires in the woods. (always put them out properly though - no big forest fires )
Stil love fire. I duno. Its just fasinating.
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