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Old 07-08-2016, 10:39 AM   #81
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Growing old is not so terrible. It sure beats the alternative.
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Old 07-08-2016, 12:30 PM   #82
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The kid at the grocery store asked me how I was doing, just this morning. I looked at him and said " Vertical" he didn't get it so I explained. When I managed cemeteries someone asked me if I was able to keep up with the mowing with a short crew. I told them everything must look pretty good, people were dying to get in. Rimshot.
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Old 07-08-2016, 01:32 PM   #83
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and for trashmen, "business is picking up".....
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Old 07-08-2016, 01:53 PM   #84
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and for trashmen, "business is picking up".....
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You learned trash-talkin' in the 60's? 50's?
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Old 07-08-2016, 01:55 PM   #85
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I guess late 50's, early 60's....M&M was not candy, but Maris vs Mantle, playing stickball in the alley or step ball on the street. Pinky was not your finger but a pink hollow rubber ball for these games.
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Old 07-08-2016, 01:59 PM   #86
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I remember building a crystal radio, and, a few years later, a 5 tube superheterodyne radio...
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Old 07-08-2016, 02:14 PM   #87
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Yes, the crystal radio with copper rolled around a toilet tissue insert, some head phones, an antenna out on the roof and a ground wire to the radiators, no electricity or battery power required just a pin and a piece of crystal.
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I remember spending a month's allowance on a single 9V battery for my transistor radio, it would only last a few hours.
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Old 07-08-2016, 07:22 PM   #89
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I remember building a crystal radio, and, a few years later, a 5 tube superheterodyne radio...
I had a Rocket Radio and a wire stretching out my bedroom window to the garage roof. http://www.crystalradio.net/misc/rocket/

Then in my teens, I took a bus down town, met a date, to watch EASY RIDER which in my young mind was the absolutely coolest movie ever. There was a Harley Davidson motorcycle parked in the movie lobby. The movies closing scene was impactful and I thought I'd live hard and never reach 30 years old. And now here I am 62, still in jeans and retired. Who would have know .

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I had a JC Higgins, we went on many adventures from Easton PA to Nazareth PA all along the bushkill creek stopping along the way to skip stones in the creek. Slipped on somes leaves on a sharp curve one fall day and bent the fork, that was before there were many highways. Shoveled snow all winter to earn the nine bucks for the new fork at the bike shop, Got JC fixed and off I went, what a great time I had. Carl
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