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David Green
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TerrySlekar
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Me too!

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Bob Jackman
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+2.


   
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Christopher Moroni
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HA!  In 1926, grown-ups said the same thing...

SO GLAD I GREW UP DOING THIS

Kid R1

NOT THIS

Kid R

 


   
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David Green
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@chris 

Excellent point Chris. I remember also a similar comment about TV.


   
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Me, Billy & Gary would pull the leaches off our feet/ankles 'n toss them at our sisters. 

Never heard girls scream so much 'n run so fast ! 

Ahh, what good memories !


   
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@100ford2003 

Leaches?!  Where did you grow up?  Raised in the suburbs of Los Angeles, the only things us boys had to throw at our sisters were snails, which elicited a similar response as your leaches.


   
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We didn't throw things at our sisters, dad made sure of that!  Maybe some name calling...which we paid dearly for.

I do remember a big radio radio console and listening to The Lone Ranger or The Shadow.

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 It was something like this...that was very early 1950's

 

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@pete-rovero 

Hi Pete, 

I lived till I was 14 in the Buffalo NY area. Little towns like Depew, Lancaster and Cheektowaga. 

Steve


   
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@100ford2003 

I made quite a few trips to that area since 1995 as the company I worked for was headquartered in Alma, next to East Aurora. Pretty country, but cold in the winter and humid in the summer. 


   
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@pete-rovero  

Wow !  What a coincidence Pete. My parents would take us there for ice cream if we'd behaved all week. That was kind of tough seeing as there were so many 'cricks' 'n streams full of little crayfish and ahem, ...leaches !

East Aurora had some great dairies located there.

My Uncle Chet and his partner had a well known bakery in the area named Vin-Chets Pastry Shop. 

Uncle Chet was very successful and had a small movie theater built in his basement. He was a huge John Wayne fan. 

When family would gather for Baptisms, Communions, Confirmations, Birthdays or just for fun, Uncle would treat us kids to a movie. 

This was in the '50s - '60s. I left Depew in summer '67 to move West Coast.

Uncle Chet was frugal with his finances..but thankfully not with his pies and pastries.. especially his strawberry rhubarb pies ! 

This meant that he only had one projector so when it was time to rewind and change reels he'd always announce ""Ok kids, time to go outside and play. Uncle will call you when the movie's ready".

He had old theater movie seats and my Dad, being an electrician, wired up the movie curtains for the screen. 

At 69yrs old today, I hope I'll remember those fun-filled times forever. 

Steve


   
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@pete-rovero  

Concerning the weather, yes, thanks, I remember !

Especially if schools were closed for a snowstorm or if the boilers went out so no heat ! 

Steve


   
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