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Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:17 am

My grandfather had one of those too!
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Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:26 am

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I have never heard that tonsil removal was ever required before. That is interesting. I wonder why?
It was commmon to have this done when I was a kid. When my tonsils got bad (age 4-5) both my sister and I went to hospital to have them removed. Sis had nothing wrong with hers, it was just done. We must have been some of the last. Later on, I thought it strange as a teen when a friend who still had her tonsils got to keep them after they were infected.
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Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:28 am

Nan6b wrote:
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Glass Clorox jugs.
Oh, glass and bleach- a good combination.

"Bleach will always go where it is not wanted." Not many people know that this is one of Newton's Laws of Motion.
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Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:28 am

Sandwiches wrapped in wax paper for lunch.
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Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:48 am

I had a Charlie Brown lunch box.
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Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:51 am

Metal lunch boxes.
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Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:49 am

Milk delivered by the Milkman and in glass bottles.
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Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:37 am

Do they still do eye testing in the elementary schools? I remember sitting on a wooden chair and having to to point with a fisted thumb as to which way the big E was facing while in the early grades. The nurse and the big board went around to the classrooms, so all the kids got to watch even though they were supposed to be working on something else. It was a good thing, because my parents were notified that I needed glasses by the time I was in 5th.
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Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:40 am

@worth1 I had a metal lunchbox too. I think I used it at least 2 years. Mine was Bugs Bunny. When I started Middle School and no longer used it, my Mom took it up to our summer camp place and turned it into a first-aid kit.
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Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:43 am

I remember the blizzard of 1967 while growing up in northern Illinois. The blizzard took out the City of Chicago and all the surrounding towns. Traffic was frozen in the streets. The cars in their lanes but all of them empty. No electricity. We had to go to the neighbors because they had a gas stove so that we could cook. We got a new German Short-haired Pointer puppy the day before the storm so I was busy playing with him. The Milk Man was phenomenal. He delivered the milk only to the families with children and since the cars could not move, that special man delivered it pulling a toboggan. Now there is a dedication you don't see much of these days.
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Post: # 29835Unread post EdieJ
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:44 am

@ddsack I couldn't see the letters but I thought it was like a regular school test so I listened very carefully to the kids in front of me and parrotted what I heard them say. It wasn't until my Mom came into the living room one day holding something up and asked me if it was mine and I asked "What is it?" that she realized how badly I needed glasses.
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Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:45 am

ddsack wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:37 am
Do they still do eye testing in the elementary schools? I remember sitting on a wooden chair and having to to point with a fisted thumb as to which way the big E was facing while in the early grades. The nurse and the big board went around to the classrooms, so all the kids got to watch even though they were supposed to be working on something else. It was a good thing, because my parents were notified that I needed glasses by the time I was in 5th.
Yes they do still check your vision every year in the elementary schools. They do head lice checks too which I never had as a kid.
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Post: # 29837Unread post EdieJ
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:47 am

@MissS We got hit in Michigan with that big blizzard too. Neighbors who had snowmobiles went house to house checking on everyone and even did grocery store runs. No, sadly, in today's world, that wouldn't happen.
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Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:18 am

worth1 wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:28 am
Sandwiches wrapped in wax paper for lunch.
Same here...
Favorite was blue cheese mashed with cream cheese on white bread with mayo...Yum...Daddy made 'em...
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Post: # 29844Unread post worth1
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:45 am

The 67 storm was probably the one that hit Missouri too.
I was around 9 years old.
We had just moved there from Texas.
Told my dad I wanted a sled.
He said it didn't snow enough but I got a western flyer sled anyway.
School was closed for a very long time.
I had the mumps.
The farmers all took turns driving the tractors to town to get stuff fir everyone.
Staples like coffee and tobacco.
No one had cabs back then just old school open tractors.
I rode next to my dad for 10 miles to town and ten miles back.
Freezing cold.
We carried all the goods on a trailer.
No need for milk or eggs.
Or any other food because we were all pretty much self sufficient.
Coffee and tobacco was really the only thing that sent people to town.
But wee all looked after eachother.
Family come down with the flu people were there to help.
They cooked and looked after the livestock for the sick.
Those really were the good old days and proud to have lived them.
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Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:48 pm

I remember the excuse that I couldn't find a phone box or I didn't have the change to ring home. But then parents didn't worry too much. Yes my tea was cremated and I went to bed early but I learnt some good life lessons.
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Post: # 29865Unread post Amateurinawe
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:53 pm

And whilst on the subject, we all made things. Games, stuff, our own entertainment, friendships of all ages. I saw a kid wearing a t-shirt the other day "I'm an more of an indoor kinda kid". :-( . Lucky if you caught me in any kind of clean t-shirt for more than an hour.
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Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:32 am

Amateurinawe wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:53 pm
And whilst on the subject, we all made things. Games, stuff, our own entertainment, friendships of all ages. I saw a kid wearing a t-shirt the other day "I'm an more of an indoor kinda kid". :-( . Lucky if you caught me in any kind of clean t-shirt for more than an hour.
My parents had friends that wouldn't let their kids out after dark.
It was the dreaded night air they were afraid of.
We would be on the farm and they would holler at the boy and girl to come in and get out of the "night air".
It seems as though that old idea that the night air had something in it that would make you sick went on for years after all reason said not so.
My parents didn't give a hoot how long we stayed out, the longer the better.
Probably spent a total of around 8 or 10 hours, 'including sleep, in the house growing up.
Winter or summer.
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Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:42 am

I grew up in a small town. Everyone would rake the fall leaves into big piles on the curb of the street. We kids would have so much fun riding our bicycles through them and then our parents would start them on fire. Every one burned their leaves on the streets.

Then we had the trucks coming through spraying for mosquitoes. The kids loved to ride their bikes and/or run behind the trucks into that thick DDT fog. It was GREAT!

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Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:53 am

I remember the leaf burning piles along the curbs, and everyone had their trash burning barrel behind the garage in the alley. Most were made of woven wire, so the sparks and bits of paper floated away in the wind!
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