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  1. #1
    fred
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    A little house with three bedrooms and one car on the street,
    A mower that you had to push to make the grass look neat.
    In the kitchen on the wall we only had one phone,
    And no need for recording things, someone was always home.

    We only had a living room where we would congregate,
    Unless it was at mealtime in the kitchen where we ate.
    We had no need for family rooms or extra rooms to dine,
    When meeting as a family those two rooms would work out fine.

    We only had one TV set, and channels maybe two,
    But always there was one of them with something worth the view.
    For snacks we had potato chips that tasted like a chip,
    And if you wanted flavor there was Lipton's. onion dip.

    Store-bought snacks were rare because my mother liked to cook,
    And nothing can compare to snacks in Betty Crocker's. book.
    The snacks were even healthy with the best ingredients,
    No labels with a hundred things that make not a bit of sense.

    Weekends were for family trips or staying home to play,
    We all did things together -- even go to church to pray.
    When we did our weekend trips depending on the weather,
    No one stayed at home because we liked to be together.

    Sometimes we would separate to do things on our own,
    But we knew where the others were without our own cell phone.
    Then there were the movies with your favorite movie star,
    And nothing can compare to watching movies in your car.

    Then there were the picnics at the peak of summer season,
    Pack a lunch and find some trees and never need a reason.
    Get a baseball game together with the friends you know,
    Have real action playing ball -- and no game video.

    Remember when the doctor used to be the family friend,
    And didn't need insurance or a lawyer to defend?
    The way that he took care of you or what he had to do,
    Because he took an oath and strived to do the best for you.

    Remember going to the store and shopping casually,
    And when you went to pay for it you used your own money?
    Nothing that you had to swipe or punch in some amount,
    Remember when the cashier person had to really count?

    Remember when we breathed the air; it smelled so fresh and clean,
    And chemicals were not used on the grass to keep it green.
    The milkman and the bread man used to go from door to door,
    And it was just a few cents more than going to the store.

    There was a time when mailed letters came right to your door,
    Without a lot of junk mail ads sent out by every store.
    The mailman knew each house by name and knew where it was sent;
    There were not loads of mail addressed to "present occupant."

    Remember when the words "I do" meant that you really did,
    And not just temporarily 'til someone blows their lid.
    There was no such thing as "no one's fault; we just made a mistake,"
    There was a time when married life was built on give and take.

    There was a time when just one glance was all that it would take,
    And you would know the kind of car, the model and the make.
    They didn't look like turtles trying to squeeze out every mile;
    They were streamlined, white walls and fins, and really had some style.

    One time the music that you played whenever you would jive,
    Was from a vinyl, big-holed record called a forty-five.
    The record player had a post to keep them all in line,
    And then the records would drop down and play one at a time.

    Oh sure, we had our problems then, just like we do today,
    And always we were striving, trying for a better way.
    And every year that passed us by brought new and greater things,
    We now can even program phones with music or with rings.


    And why would boys put baseball cards between bicycle spokes,
    And for a nickel red machines had little bottled Cokes?



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  2. #2
    plaguebeast
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    Re: put baseball cards between bicycle spokes


    "fred" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > A little house with three bedrooms and one car on the street,
    > A mower that you had to push to make the grass look neat.
    > In the kitchen on the wall we only had one phone,


    <snip>

    >
    > And why would boys put baseball cards between bicycle spokes,
    > And for a nickel red machines had little bottled Cokes?



    memories....





  3. #3
    plaguebeast
    Guest

    Re: put baseball cards between bicycle spokes


    "fred" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > A little house with three bedrooms and one car on the street,
    > A mower that you had to push to make the grass look neat.
    > In the kitchen on the wall we only had one phone,


    <snip>

    >
    > And why would boys put baseball cards between bicycle spokes,
    > And for a nickel red machines had little bottled Cokes?



    memories....





  4. #4
    OCK913
    Guest

    Re: put baseball cards between bicycle spokes

    > And why would boys put baseball cards between bicycle spokes,
    > And for a nickel red machines had little bottled Cokes?


    Although I am a technology follower and always gotta have the "newest" thing
    out, I can't help but read this and remember when life was cleaner, safer,
    and healthier for all. ........................... thanks for the memories.






  5. #5
    OCK913
    Guest

    Re: put baseball cards between bicycle spokes

    > And why would boys put baseball cards between bicycle spokes,
    > And for a nickel red machines had little bottled Cokes?


    Although I am a technology follower and always gotta have the "newest" thing
    out, I can't help but read this and remember when life was cleaner, safer,
    and healthier for all. ........................... thanks for the memories.






  6. #6
    Carl.
    Guest

    Re: put baseball cards between bicycle spokes

    [sarcastic "I'm sick of hearing how great things were" rhetoric begins in 3
    .. . . 2 . . . 1 . . .]

    "OCK913" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > > And why would boys put baseball cards between bicycle spokes,
    > > And for a nickel red machines had little bottled Cokes?

    >
    > Although I am a technology follower and always gotta have the "newest"

    thing
    > out, I can't help but read this and remember when life was cleaner, safer,
    > and healthier for all. ........................... thanks for the

    memories.

    Exactly when was that? The 1910's when we didn't have a world war, the
    1920's when we didn't have gangs, the 1930's when we didn't have people
    starving to death and still REALLY didn't have gang wars, the 1940's when we
    didn't have another world war particularly because we never had a first one,
    the 1950's when we didn't flood the air of our neighborhoods with deadly
    pesticides and didn't have to worry about prejudice, the 1960's when we
    never had any riots and didn't have to worry about getting drafted and
    killed when we graduated high school and DEFINITELY didn't have to worry
    about getting bombed in our own country, or 1970's when we had no crime and
    certainly didn't have a drug problem? Or maybe you mean safer for all
    during the entire first 2/3 of the 20th century when we didn't have
    lynchings or other random race-related murders? Or were you referring to
    "healthy" as how people never had to worry about smallpox or syphilis before
    whatever date still gets counted as "is" rather than "was?"

    It's too bad that we are so worried about these things today that we don't
    have the time to gripe about important things like what music people listen
    to or which type of grease is, technically, worse to eat.

    ["I'm sick of hearing how great things were" rhetoric has ended]


    ---
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    Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
    Version: 6.0.522 / Virus Database: 320 - Release Date: 9/30/2003





  7. #7
    Carl.
    Guest

    Re: put baseball cards between bicycle spokes

    [sarcastic "I'm sick of hearing how great things were" rhetoric begins in 3
    .. . . 2 . . . 1 . . .]

    "OCK913" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > > And why would boys put baseball cards between bicycle spokes,
    > > And for a nickel red machines had little bottled Cokes?

    >
    > Although I am a technology follower and always gotta have the "newest"

    thing
    > out, I can't help but read this and remember when life was cleaner, safer,
    > and healthier for all. ........................... thanks for the

    memories.

    Exactly when was that? The 1910's when we didn't have a world war, the
    1920's when we didn't have gangs, the 1930's when we didn't have people
    starving to death and still REALLY didn't have gang wars, the 1940's when we
    didn't have another world war particularly because we never had a first one,
    the 1950's when we didn't flood the air of our neighborhoods with deadly
    pesticides and didn't have to worry about prejudice, the 1960's when we
    never had any riots and didn't have to worry about getting drafted and
    killed when we graduated high school and DEFINITELY didn't have to worry
    about getting bombed in our own country, or 1970's when we had no crime and
    certainly didn't have a drug problem? Or maybe you mean safer for all
    during the entire first 2/3 of the 20th century when we didn't have
    lynchings or other random race-related murders? Or were you referring to
    "healthy" as how people never had to worry about smallpox or syphilis before
    whatever date still gets counted as "is" rather than "was?"

    It's too bad that we are so worried about these things today that we don't
    have the time to gripe about important things like what music people listen
    to or which type of grease is, technically, worse to eat.

    ["I'm sick of hearing how great things were" rhetoric has ended]


    ---
    Update your PC at http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
    Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
    Version: 6.0.522 / Virus Database: 320 - Release Date: 9/30/2003





  8. #8
    Mike Painter
    Guest

    Re: put baseball cards between bicycle spokes


    "Carl." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > [sarcastic "I'm sick of hearing how great things were" rhetoric begins in

    3
    > . . . 2 . . . 1 . . .]
    >
    > "OCK913" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > > And why would boys put baseball cards between bicycle spokes,
    > > > And for a nickel red machines had little bottled Cokes?

    > >
    > > Although I am a technology follower and always gotta have the "newest"

    > thing
    > > out, I can't help but read this and remember when life was cleaner,

    safer,
    > > and healthier for all. ........................... thanks for the

    > memories.
    >
    > Exactly when was that? The 1910's when we didn't have a world war, the
    > 1920's when we didn't have gangs, the 1930's when we didn't have people
    > starving to death and still REALLY didn't have gang wars, the 1940's when

    we
    > didn't have another world war particularly because we never had a first

    one,
    > the 1950's when we didn't flood the air of our neighborhoods with deadly
    > pesticides and didn't have to worry about prejudice, the 1960's when we
    > never had any riots and didn't have to worry about getting drafted and
    > killed when we graduated high school and DEFINITELY didn't have to worry
    > about getting bombed in our own country, or 1970's when we had no crime

    and
    > certainly didn't have a drug problem? Or maybe you mean safer for all
    > during the entire first 2/3 of the 20th century when we didn't have
    > lynchings or other random race-related murders? Or were you referring to
    > "healthy" as how people never had to worry about smallpox or syphilis

    before
    > whatever date still gets counted as "is" rather than "was?"
    >
    > It's too bad that we are so worried about these things today that we don't
    > have the time to gripe about important things like what music people

    listen
    > to or which type of grease is, technically, worse to eat.
    >
    > ["I'm sick of hearing how great things were" rhetoric has ended]
    >

    You left out a bit. Prior to about 1934 and still true into the 40's about
    1/3 of the first time pneumonia victims died. Infections and any number of
    "mild" diseases could easily prove fatal. Child mortality was very high. In
    the late 30's British women did not bond closely with newborns for some time
    because of the likelihood of death.
    Then there were the dental drills - foot pedaled and slow. NASA gave us tiny
    ball bearings and high speed drills.

    I remember the early days of TV. IF there was another channel it was likely
    to have a test pattern and only the novelty kept us watching.
    I also have a collection of old time radio shows and they pretty much mimic
    today's TV, some good, some bad, most mediocre. But today it sounds much
    better.

    Oh and that nickel coke was expensive back then.










  9. #9
    Mike Painter
    Guest

    Re: put baseball cards between bicycle spokes


    "Carl." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > [sarcastic "I'm sick of hearing how great things were" rhetoric begins in

    3
    > . . . 2 . . . 1 . . .]
    >
    > "OCK913" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > > And why would boys put baseball cards between bicycle spokes,
    > > > And for a nickel red machines had little bottled Cokes?

    > >
    > > Although I am a technology follower and always gotta have the "newest"

    > thing
    > > out, I can't help but read this and remember when life was cleaner,

    safer,
    > > and healthier for all. ........................... thanks for the

    > memories.
    >
    > Exactly when was that? The 1910's when we didn't have a world war, the
    > 1920's when we didn't have gangs, the 1930's when we didn't have people
    > starving to death and still REALLY didn't have gang wars, the 1940's when

    we
    > didn't have another world war particularly because we never had a first

    one,
    > the 1950's when we didn't flood the air of our neighborhoods with deadly
    > pesticides and didn't have to worry about prejudice, the 1960's when we
    > never had any riots and didn't have to worry about getting drafted and
    > killed when we graduated high school and DEFINITELY didn't have to worry
    > about getting bombed in our own country, or 1970's when we had no crime

    and
    > certainly didn't have a drug problem? Or maybe you mean safer for all
    > during the entire first 2/3 of the 20th century when we didn't have
    > lynchings or other random race-related murders? Or were you referring to
    > "healthy" as how people never had to worry about smallpox or syphilis

    before
    > whatever date still gets counted as "is" rather than "was?"
    >
    > It's too bad that we are so worried about these things today that we don't
    > have the time to gripe about important things like what music people

    listen
    > to or which type of grease is, technically, worse to eat.
    >
    > ["I'm sick of hearing how great things were" rhetoric has ended]
    >

    You left out a bit. Prior to about 1934 and still true into the 40's about
    1/3 of the first time pneumonia victims died. Infections and any number of
    "mild" diseases could easily prove fatal. Child mortality was very high. In
    the late 30's British women did not bond closely with newborns for some time
    because of the likelihood of death.
    Then there were the dental drills - foot pedaled and slow. NASA gave us tiny
    ball bearings and high speed drills.

    I remember the early days of TV. IF there was another channel it was likely
    to have a test pattern and only the novelty kept us watching.
    I also have a collection of old time radio shows and they pretty much mimic
    today's TV, some good, some bad, most mediocre. But today it sounds much
    better.

    Oh and that nickel coke was expensive back then.










  10. #10
    John R. Copeland
    Guest

    Re: put baseball cards between bicycle spokes

    Before TV, we had an early Bendix front-loading clothes washer.
    We used to sit in front of it, watching the clothes tumble behind the =
    glass door.
    ---JRC---

    "Mike Painter" <[email protected]> wrote in message =
    news:[email protected]
    >=20
    > "Carl." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > [sarcastic "I'm sick of hearing how great things were" rhetoric =

    begins in
    > 3
    > > . . . 2 . . . 1 . . .]
    > >
    > > "OCK913" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > > > And why would boys put baseball cards between bicycle =

    spokes,
    > > > > And for a nickel red machines had little bottled Cokes?
    > > >
    > > > Although I am a technology follower and always gotta have the =

    "newest"
    > > thing
    > > > out, I can't help but read this and remember when life was =

    cleaner,
    > safer,
    > > > and healthier for all. ........................... thanks for the

    > > memories.
    > >
    > > Exactly when was that? The 1910's when we didn't have a world war, =

    the
    > > 1920's when we didn't have gangs, the 1930's when we didn't have =

    people
    > > starving to death and still REALLY didn't have gang wars, the 1940's =

    when
    > we
    > > didn't have another world war particularly because we never had a =

    first
    > one,
    > > the 1950's when we didn't flood the air of our neighborhoods with =

    deadly
    > > pesticides and didn't have to worry about prejudice, the 1960's when =

    we
    > > never had any riots and didn't have to worry about getting drafted =

    and
    > > killed when we graduated high school and DEFINITELY didn't have to =

    worry
    > > about getting bombed in our own country, or 1970's when we had no =

    crime
    > and
    > > certainly didn't have a drug problem? Or maybe you mean safer for =

    all
    > > during the entire first 2/3 of the 20th century when we didn't have
    > > lynchings or other random race-related murders? Or were you =

    referring to
    > > "healthy" as how people never had to worry about smallpox or =

    syphilis
    > before
    > > whatever date still gets counted as "is" rather than "was?"
    > >
    > > It's too bad that we are so worried about these things today that we =

    don't
    > > have the time to gripe about important things like what music people

    > listen
    > > to or which type of grease is, technically, worse to eat.
    > >
    > > ["I'm sick of hearing how great things were" rhetoric has ended]
    > >

    > You left out a bit. Prior to about 1934 and still true into the 40's =

    about
    > 1/3 of the first time pneumonia victims died. Infections and any =

    number of
    > "mild" diseases could easily prove fatal. Child mortality was very =

    high. In
    > the late 30's British women did not bond closely with newborns for =

    some time
    > because of the likelihood of death.
    > Then there were the dental drills - foot pedaled and slow. NASA gave =

    us tiny
    > ball bearings and high speed drills.
    >=20
    > I remember the early days of TV. IF there was another channel it was =

    likely
    > to have a test pattern and only the novelty kept us watching.
    > I also have a collection of old time radio shows and they pretty much =

    mimic
    > today's TV, some good, some bad, most mediocre. But today it sounds =

    much
    > better.
    >=20
    > Oh and that nickel coke was expensive back then.
    >




  11. #11
    John R. Copeland
    Guest

    Re: put baseball cards between bicycle spokes

    Before TV, we had an early Bendix front-loading clothes washer.
    We used to sit in front of it, watching the clothes tumble behind the =
    glass door.
    ---JRC---

    "Mike Painter" <[email protected]> wrote in message =
    news:[email protected]
    >=20
    > "Carl." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > [sarcastic "I'm sick of hearing how great things were" rhetoric =

    begins in
    > 3
    > > . . . 2 . . . 1 . . .]
    > >
    > > "OCK913" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > > > And why would boys put baseball cards between bicycle =

    spokes,
    > > > > And for a nickel red machines had little bottled Cokes?
    > > >
    > > > Although I am a technology follower and always gotta have the =

    "newest"
    > > thing
    > > > out, I can't help but read this and remember when life was =

    cleaner,
    > safer,
    > > > and healthier for all. ........................... thanks for the

    > > memories.
    > >
    > > Exactly when was that? The 1910's when we didn't have a world war, =

    the
    > > 1920's when we didn't have gangs, the 1930's when we didn't have =

    people
    > > starving to death and still REALLY didn't have gang wars, the 1940's =

    when
    > we
    > > didn't have another world war particularly because we never had a =

    first
    > one,
    > > the 1950's when we didn't flood the air of our neighborhoods with =

    deadly
    > > pesticides and didn't have to worry about prejudice, the 1960's when =

    we
    > > never had any riots and didn't have to worry about getting drafted =

    and
    > > killed when we graduated high school and DEFINITELY didn't have to =

    worry
    > > about getting bombed in our own country, or 1970's when we had no =

    crime
    > and
    > > certainly didn't have a drug problem? Or maybe you mean safer for =

    all
    > > during the entire first 2/3 of the 20th century when we didn't have
    > > lynchings or other random race-related murders? Or were you =

    referring to
    > > "healthy" as how people never had to worry about smallpox or =

    syphilis
    > before
    > > whatever date still gets counted as "is" rather than "was?"
    > >
    > > It's too bad that we are so worried about these things today that we =

    don't
    > > have the time to gripe about important things like what music people

    > listen
    > > to or which type of grease is, technically, worse to eat.
    > >
    > > ["I'm sick of hearing how great things were" rhetoric has ended]
    > >

    > You left out a bit. Prior to about 1934 and still true into the 40's =

    about
    > 1/3 of the first time pneumonia victims died. Infections and any =

    number of
    > "mild" diseases could easily prove fatal. Child mortality was very =

    high. In
    > the late 30's British women did not bond closely with newborns for =

    some time
    > because of the likelihood of death.
    > Then there were the dental drills - foot pedaled and slow. NASA gave =

    us tiny
    > ball bearings and high speed drills.
    >=20
    > I remember the early days of TV. IF there was another channel it was =

    likely
    > to have a test pattern and only the novelty kept us watching.
    > I also have a collection of old time radio shows and they pretty much =

    mimic
    > today's TV, some good, some bad, most mediocre. But today it sounds =

    much
    > better.
    >=20
    > Oh and that nickel coke was expensive back then.
    >




  12. #12
    plaguebeast
    Guest

    Re: put baseball cards between bicycle spokes


    "John R. Copeland" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    Before TV, we had an early Bendix front-loading clothes washer.
    We used to sit in front of it, watching the clothes tumble behind the glass
    door.
    ---JRC---

    <snip>

    Hell, we used to beg our parents to let us to to John's house to watch their
    clothes spin.





  13. #13
    plaguebeast
    Guest

    Re: put baseball cards between bicycle spokes


    "John R. Copeland" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    Before TV, we had an early Bendix front-loading clothes washer.
    We used to sit in front of it, watching the clothes tumble behind the glass
    door.
    ---JRC---

    <snip>

    Hell, we used to beg our parents to let us to to John's house to watch their
    clothes spin.





  14. #14
    OCK913
    Guest

    Re: put baseball cards between bicycle spokes

    > Exactly when was that?

    Thanks for proving my point. It is a much angrier world today.





  15. #15
    OCK913
    Guest

    Re: put baseball cards between bicycle spokes

    > Exactly when was that?

    Thanks for proving my point. It is a much angrier world today.





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