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Oh I loved it!!! I remember all of that. We had that same kitchen set.... except in yellow!
And that same TV.... and I remember all of the wonderful music.... Oh, those were sweet, simple times......
 

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You know K/C even though I grew up in Australia, we had all the same music and a lot of the same things too but there are some differences, but I can relate to most of them there. I did enjoy the nostalgia, it took me back years.
 

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I remember it too well, what a great time, oh to be that young again. Coming home after school and immediately watching American Bandstand, and thinking that those teenagers were so old. The age of innocense and energy. Thanks for sharing the blast from the past. Do you remember the tubes in the television, when ours would stop working, my father had a box behind the TV and would just exchange the glass tubes. I also remember saying that there was nothing to watch on TV because there were times that only a test pattern was on during the day.
 

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Originally posted by Bijousmom@Jun 23 2005, 10:51 PM
I remember it too well, what a great time, oh to be that young again.  Coming home after school and immediately watching American Bandstand, and thinking that those teenagers were so old.  The age of innocense and energy.  Thanks for sharing the blast from the past.  Do you remember the tubes in the television, when ours would stop working, my father had a box behind the TV and would just exchange the glass tubes.  I also remember saying that there was nothing to watch on TV because there were times that only a test pattern was on during the day.
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Oh, I was a HUGE fan of American Bandstand .... the "good" version.... from Philadelphia... I thought those "regulars" on there were just the coolest!! I would almost give up all the technology of today for the safe, sweet era of the 50s.
 

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Gee I have to go along with all of that Bren and more, just think if we were all travelling on push bikes and horse and buggies etc. we wouldn't need the wretched nuclear power and oil and such and the world would be such a wonderful peaceful place to live in. No ozone layer worries either, no more worrying about what the world would be like for our future generations.
Progress is a wonderful thing in many ways but look at the price we will eventually pay, IS IT WORTH IT?

Our children probably would never appreciate what we had back then because they know no different, but what lies ahead is not a pretty picture either.
 

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Originally posted by Scoobydoo@Jun 24 2005, 11:15 AM
Gee I have to go along with all of that Bren and more, just think if we were all travelling on push bikes and horse and buggies etc. we wouldn't need the wretched nuclear power and oil and such and the world would be such a wonderful peaceful place to live in. No ozone layer worries either, no more worrying about what the world would be like for our future generations.
Progress is a wonderful thing in many ways but look at the price we will eventually pay, IS IT WORTH IT? 

Our children probably would never appreciate what we had back then because they know no different, but what lies ahead is not a pretty picture either.

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Yes, I remember those safe times and young people today have never known them. Life was just so simple and even though I love and embrace technology, I'm not sure it has really improved the quality of our lives at all levels.
 

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You are right K/C we may have a lot of modern technology and better health care etc. so we can live longer, but what for? I for one don't like the way the world is going, I hate to think where it is going to end up. I could go on here for ages but it is depressing to say the least, I would much rather just remember the good things and try to put the bad where it belongs because it just gets worse when I think of the price we are all paying just to keep the freedom we are so lucky to have.
 

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Originally posted by Scoobydoo@Jun 24 2005, 11:59 AM
You are right K/C we may have a lot of modern technology and better health care etc. so we can live longer, but what for? I for one don't like the way the world is going, I hate to think where it is going to end up. I could go on here for ages but it is depressing to say the least, I would much rather just remember the good things and try to put the bad where it belongs because it just gets worse when I think of the price we are all paying just to keep the freedom we are so lucky to have.
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I know... it is sort of getting me depressed thinking about the good ole days! I'm expecting two dear friends that I've known since 7th grade to arrive from Knoxville in a couple hours. I haven't seen them in about 10 years. They were part of the good ole days. I guess thinking about their visit and how times have changed, and not necessarily for the better, is making me very nostalgic.
 

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Thanks for the 'trip down memory lane'. That was a really neat site.
When I think of how much I pay a month for my 'dish' and the 'crummy' television programs we have today compared to the programs we had back in the '50's ; I was getting BETTER TV back then for FREE!

People today don't have any idea what they have missed.
And didn't you just love listening to the radio; using your imagination?
Thanks again
 

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My husband tells me all the time that we are so very blessed to have lived in such magical times. Our generation is truly unique in many ways. As children, we joked about the moon being made of green cheese and talked of the man in the moon.......and only a few years later, we were watching a real man step onto the moon........ON TV!! In our own livingrooms!!!!!! Pretty incredible when you stop and think about it.


My own father died at age 46.....a massive heart attack. (and yes, I guess he did eat too much beef, and cheese) BUT...........both my brother and I have been spared by technology. I had a bypass X6 because I was born with extremely small ateries that clogged prematurely (according to my CV surgeon), and My brother has lived thru a stroke because of good medical care. My father was not as lucky. No 911 then.....the police took him by ambulance to a local hosiptal. Had there been EMTS......who knows.....perhaps.......he might have lived.

There are so very many things that technology has improved for us.......I'm just not sure that fighting a war for oil is in our best interests as a country. I truly appreciate the sacrifice that our soldiers do for us when we are truly in danger. I just don't know about our fights over OIL>

We have technology in place NOW that we could use to commute. Hydrogen cell technology that former presidents have tried to make available to us.......without success! We are told we are not ready for new technology..........I don't know about you........but I wasn't ready for the $2 per gallon price tag for oil that depletes the earth, causes war, greed and illness either. I sure would like a technology thats byproduct is WATER!!!!!!

Texaco even has a plan that could convert their present pumps to pump the hydrogen..............so someone tell me quick................why are we driving vehicles that take from the earth??????...........hummmmmmmm...........seems greed has been around longer than all of us......


I am 55.........won't see many of the changes I would like to......but I bet that many of us have grandchildren we would like to see in a peaceful, healthful world.

It is my true belief, that there is enough to go around for everyone......everyone on this earth...........if only the powers that be were not so greedy.
 

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WOW truly impressive!!! I enjoyed the websites. As I listened and read it brought back so many memories of things I hadn't thought about in years. As I read I went from misty eyes to smiles and felt ever emotion there is.

I can remember once while watching American Bandstand my Grandfather walking into the living room and saying, "What is this world coming too?, all these kids shaking, and dipping will only lead to bad things," Umm my how times have changed.

Our children have missed so much and yet we have grown and learned so much over the years. You know it makes me wonder if...................................our parents did walk miles barefoot in the snow to go to school
 
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