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Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:21 pm

I have a smallpox vaccination scar on my upper left arm.
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Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:49 pm

I have never heard that tonsil removal was ever required before. That is interesting. I wonder why?
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Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:21 pm

Grin a friend had not a Pacer but Gremlin. He and his buddies had dropped in a bored out 8 into it he had a lot of fun with that one in street races... also cut that commute time from Houston to DFW quite a bit since he knew were all the cops were stationed and just flew most of the trip...
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Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:42 pm

I remember school nurses, shots being given at school so the parents didn't have to leave work... I actually have two small pox scars. My original small pox vaccine is a large circular scar but I have a smaller sorta ovoid scar on the other arm. They were trying out a "new cure for cold sores" I had one that covered my face from bottom of my nose to my chin and just past the corners of my mouth. It had been there for months shrinking and expanding but never going totally away. For 5 weeks I got a small pox vaccination in alternating arms... while that "cure" is considered to be ineffective now it or something took care of that 4 month old sore... I still have limited immunity to them and they were the bane of my life but after the "treatment" I never again had one that large or that lasted that long.
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Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:54 pm

wykvlvr wrote:
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I remember school nurses, shots being given at school so the parents didn't have to leave work.
I sure do remember that. You knew shots were coming sometime because you had turned in the permission slip the parents signed. It was when you walked into the school and smelled rubbing alcohol that you knew it was "shot day." :o

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Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:01 pm

I recall while at school being administered the polio vaccine on a sugar cube.
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Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:31 am

How about corporal punishment? Did any of you guys remember get “licks” at school? I don’t believe they gave the girls any, but they likely didn’t deserve any either. Getting paddled simply does not hapoen anymore in the US, but it was super common back then in 1960s and 1970s. Most every boy I knew got paddled at least once. I got it on three different occasions, twice for fighting, can’t remember why the other time. Boys were also expected to get into fist fights. Last time was in the 7th grade for fighting with Darren Wilson in 7th grade shop class. He was always such a smart *ss. Btw, do they have shop class anymore. That was also expected, at least for boys. Girls had home economics and no self respecting boy took home econ.

My first paddling was while in the 5th grade by the Principal of A.P. Beutel Elementary, Horace Driskill. Punched Robbie Doane in the stomach out in the hall, can’t remember why, but a teacher caught me. Horace Driskill ended up being my neighbor decades later. “Do you remember paddling me, Horace?” He just smiled. Mr. Murray in the 7th grade brought tears to your eyes he hit so hard, but you dared not cry as paddlings in shop were public with witnesses.
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Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:24 pm

It's been a long time since I've seen a metal box.

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Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:12 pm

My Mom had a few of those with pins, buttons and other sewing aids in them.
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Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:19 pm

We still have one :).
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Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:49 pm

I probably have one too.
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Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:50 pm

Those band-aid cans were used for saving all kinds of small stuff. Dad kept nails, screws, nuts and bolts in them.
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Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:32 pm

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Post: # 29463Unread post Nan6b
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:03 pm

worth1 wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:32 pm
Glass Clorox jugs.
Oh, glass and bleach- a good combination.
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Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:51 pm

Glass gallon milk jugs.
My father dropped one on his foot.
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Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:32 pm

What do you see?

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Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:33 pm

Fire insurance is all paid up.
A guy tried to get rid of his old xmas tree by burning it in the fireplace slowly, a little bit at a time.
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Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:50 pm

My grandfather came to America in 1931, through New York city Harbor. That roaring 20s era photo reminded me of him. He told me he went to speakeasies with the woman that was to become my grandmother. Must have been fun.

In a bit of symmetry, that same granddad burned down the barn as a child. Playing with matches, did parents not warn their children about that back then?
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Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:38 pm

My Dad made a nifty screw/bolt/nut/nail holder by screwing a bunch of baby food jar lids to a board then sorting all the hardware by type/size then screwing the jars onto the lids. Secure, and easy to see what to grab.
I dropped a half-gallon jar of milk once. I was never allowed to "help" bring milk in from the box again.
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Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:42 pm

EdieJ wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:38 pm
My Dad made a nifty screw/bolt/nut/nail holder by screwing a bunch of baby food jar lids to a board then sorting all the hardware by type/size then screwing the jars onto the lids. Secure, and easy to see what to grab.
So did mine!

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