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    I owned a '57 Chevy. It was 6 yrs old when I got it. I sold it for $350 in about 1967 or 8. The guy who bought it used it for driving around his fields to change the irrigation pipes. I bought it back in 1973 for $60. My husband fixed the transmission, redid the whole inside and painted it. Sold it for $50. Wish I had it back. It was pinkish grey with a white top.

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    OOPS! ! ! Sold that 57 for $500. haha

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    ahhh thanks for the walk down memory lane.....I think lol...suddenly feeling old now lol as I remember just about everything mentioned. :-)

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    I also remember all of these. Times were simpler then. You could walk to school and not be afraid of being kidnapped. You got a spanking if you did wrong and your parents weren't carted off to jail. Those were the days. Don't forget prized in the cracker jack boxes. Thanks for the memories

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    What a walk down memory lane - Thank you

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    Aahhh, the good old days when life was so much simpler.

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    I remember, thanks for posting.

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    What beautiful memories. Yes, I feel I lived in the good days. Thanks for sharing this with us. Recalling the life of long ago. "Happy Days".

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    OMG I remember all those things! When did I get old :?: :?: It sorta snuck up on me when I wasn't looking :lol: :lol:

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    TO... TNUTNO..and CJOMOMMA

    Well, I did grow up during that time. Yes ,the memories are something else .

    Only difference for me is that I ALMOST did get kidnapped . I can remember it like it was 2 seconds ago .

    I had to walk 2 1/2 blocks to school . Half way down the last 1/2 a block my would be kidnapper stopped his car next to me...btw...I was in the 4th grade....as he was pulling me thru the window of his car the crossing guard heard me screaming and came running , blowing her whistle. Well I got pushed out onto the ground and he took off.

    I was left with a bruised bum , a very frightened mind and a wonderful story to tell grandchildren . Now, all I need is the grandchildren . lol

    Believe me ....I gave You the short version

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    remember buying cereal for the toy inside, and cracker jax had great toys, not plastic junk. cerealwas 50C a box, that was the expensive one, and boys had paper routs after school

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    Quote Originally Posted by lnikkers52
    i can add to these memory's How about spoolie curlers, orpetticoats you had to pin up because the elastic broke or sprinkleing your laundry wiht a pop bottle and a cap wiht holes in it. and we walked to school no mater how far it was. That's just what ya did back then.and you could get a nice size bag of penny cany for mere penny's. i could go on and on.nice memories
    Please do go on. I had forgotten about the spoolies. How about the pop-beads. Anyone remember them?

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    How awful! There have always been bad people in the world. I'm so sorry that happened to you. Big Hugs.

    Quote Originally Posted by ICU_FOSTERMOM
    TO... TNUTNO..and CJOMOMMA

    Well, I did grow up during that time. Yes ,the memories are something else .

    Only difference for me is that I ALMOST did get kidnapped . I can remember it like it was 2 seconds ago .

    I had to walk 2 1/2 blocks to school . Half way down the last 1/2 a block my would be kidnapper stopped his car next to me...btw...I was in the 4th grade....as he was pulling me thru the window of his car the crossing guard heard me screaming and came running , blowing her whistle. Well I got pushed out onto the ground and he took off.

    I was left with a bruised bum , a very frightened mind and a wonderful story to tell grandchildren . Now, all I need is the grandchildren . lol

    Believe me ....I gave You the short version

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    And summer vacation seemed to go on forever! Now it seems years fly by faster than a summer vacation did back then. Guess money wasn't the only thing that went further back then. And when you saw a group of kids, it wasn't cause for worry.

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    Yes I remember-Getting the neighbor ladies old high heels,stomping on coke or beer cans and walking on them.Skating with skates that took a key as fast as I could down a steep hill in san franciso.Falling and crying all the way home and Mom was their with a band aid and cookies.(she wasn't at work Dad made enough to support all 6 of us.),Walking in the neighborhood in the summer and hearing the ball game playing on lots of radios. Hearing Dad say he was going to go watch the radio show-fibber magee and molly. You always watched the radio then.Going to the saturday movie with mom and getting free dishes,watching 2 movies and cartoons and even a news real for 10 cents.candy was 5 cents.There was lots of penny candy at the 5 and 10 cent stores.Sunday supper, afternoon flying kites.It was a better time because families were closer and neighbors were friends.Like Carol Burnette and Bob Hope used to sing thanks for the memories.Mary
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    OMGoodness that brought back most wonderful memories !! The dishes in the laundry detergent and Trading stamps .. OMGoodness .. wow!!
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    Yes, I remember well. I especially remember having to lick those stupid green stamps in the books and never getting anything for me. I had a boyfriend with a '57 Chevy. Was so upset because he had to sell it when he went to Viet Nam.
    Thanks for the memories.

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    I had forgotten those things. Skates. I loved them and wore the key on a string around my neck like a gold medal. And the cans. I was so upset that Dad took one of my skates to make a scooter for my little brother. So I got back at him and ripped his scooter apart and had a skate board. (Not like those of today) A "real" skate board. Amazing what you can do with a 2x4 and a can of spray paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrendaB View Post
    Please do go on. I had forgotten about the spoolies. How about the pop-beads. Anyone remember them?
    I don't remember the spoolies but yes to the pop beads. They were so cool.
    Last edited by snicktrain; 11-05-2011 at 10:01 PM. Reason: misspelled word

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