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Title: "When I was your age..."
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 11, 2013, 06:00:06 PM
My toddler is not quite old enough to understand that concept. But I find that there are going to be just as many "when I was your age" explanations coming from me, as I heard from my parents and grandparents. One comes to mind right now. "When I was your age, you couldn't record TV, you had to wait for a show you wanted to watch to come on."

:taunt:
Title: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Bearhunter on June 11, 2013, 06:02:02 PM
When I was your age we had rotary phones :P

"What's a rotors phone Dad" ???
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: wsdstan on June 11, 2013, 06:03:25 PM
When I was your age I walked to school and it was uphill both ways.
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: hunter63 on June 11, 2013, 06:08:14 PM
I'm having a problem with the concept of having everything you do,... has to be "put out there" for all to see.
When I was your age, if you did something important, it ended up in the newspaper........mo st all other stuff only matter to your grand parents.....dad was at work, and Mom was busy in the kitchen.
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Yeoman on June 11, 2013, 06:11:26 PM
I'm having a problem with the concept of having everything you do,... has to be "put out there" for all to see.
When I was your age, if you did something important, it ended up in the newspaper........mo st all other stuff only matter to your grand parents.....dad was at work, and Mom was busy in the kitchen.
More accurately, we didn't want anyone to know what we were doing. LOL
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: woodsrunner on June 11, 2013, 06:21:22 PM
when i was your age we had to get off our duffs to turn the tv on and off, change the channel and adjust the volume...but then we only had CBS, NBC and ABC to choose from 8)
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: imnukensc on June 11, 2013, 06:27:20 PM
When I was your age, we listened to music on record players.

"What's a record player?"
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: wolfy on June 11, 2013, 06:29:36 PM
When I was your age I didn't sass my elders! :-X
Title: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Bearhunter on June 11, 2013, 06:35:29 PM
When I was your age I walked to school and it was uphill both ways.

You forgot to add... barefoot in 3 feet of snow :D
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Moe M. on June 11, 2013, 06:37:13 PM
When I was your age I didn't sass my elders! :-X

  Why is it that I find that that very hard to believe Wolfy,  I've known you for a while now and have never known you to keep your tongue in your pocket,  could it be your rememberer ain't working as well as it used to,  OP did mention that you was gettin' forgetful lately.   :stir:
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: wolfy on June 11, 2013, 07:17:33 PM
When I was your age I didn't sass my elders! :-X

  Why is it that I find that that very hard to believe Wolfy,  I've known you for a while now and have never known you to keep your tongue in your pocket,  could it be your rememberer ain't working as well as it used to,  OP did mention that you was gettin' forgetful lately.   :stir:
Since I truly do respect my elders and both of you old curmudgeons are even older than I am, I will refrain from laying waste to you both with my acerbic & rapier-like wit! :duel:
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 11, 2013, 07:18:53 PM
When I was your age I didn't sass my elders! :-X

:rofl:
Title: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Bearhunter on June 11, 2013, 07:29:09 PM
When I was your age I didn't sass my elders! :-X

I certainly didn't sass my elders, if I did I got backhanded outta my chair!

Those southerners thoroughly believe in the old adage...

"Spare the rod. Spoil the child"
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: MATT CHAOS on June 11, 2013, 07:34:23 PM
When I was your age we had rotary phones :P

"What's a rotors phone Dad" ???

+1
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: MATT CHAOS on June 11, 2013, 07:34:58 PM
When I was your age I didn't sass my elders! :-X

+1
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: wsdstan on June 11, 2013, 07:35:51 PM
When I was your age I walked to school and it was uphill both ways.

You forgot to add... barefoot in 3 feet of snow :D

Yikes!
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: WI_Woodsman on June 11, 2013, 07:41:24 PM
When I was your age we'd settle these matters out behind the wood shed...  Boy, I gotta agree with my grandpappy on this one, wish we could bring this one back...   ;)
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: MATT CHAOS on June 11, 2013, 07:42:55 PM
And when I was your age they didn't have cell phones.
and barely had video games.
and I was able to ride my bike anywhere with out my parents knowing my exact whereabouts and be safe.
and blow up my toys with fireworks with out being a terrorist.


I will try to come up with some more, too.
 
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: MATT CHAOS on June 11, 2013, 07:43:53 PM
When I was your age we'd settle these matters out behind the wood shed...  Boy, I gotta agree with my grandpappy on this one, wish we could bring this one back...   ;)

+1
If you do this now you get in big trouble and get kicked out of school even.  :(
Or if in public, the guns come out.
 :(
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: WI_Woodsman on June 11, 2013, 07:49:39 PM
And when I was your age they didn't have cell phones.
and barely had video games.
and I was able to ride my bike anywhere with out my parents knowing my exact whereabouts and be safe.
and blow up my toys with fireworks with out being a terrorist.


I will try to come up with some more, too.

+1
Title: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Bearhunter on June 11, 2013, 07:52:15 PM
When I was your age...
we couldn't even get cable!

Which is true. We didn't get cable in our area until I was in high school in the late 80's.
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Yankee on June 11, 2013, 08:00:11 PM
When I was your age I walked to school and it was uphill both ways.

You forgot to add... barefoot in 3 feet of snow :D

LOL! I used to tell my little girls: "when i was your age, me and my sister had to share..."

They'd interrupt me and say we know, we know, you only had one pair of shows and had to walk 20 miles in the snow...

And I'd stop them and say, "NO! We were so poor we only had one pair of feet! She'd get the feet one
day and bring my homework back and I'd get the feet the next day and bring her homework back!"

And they'd giggle their little hearts out.

:)
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: lgm on June 11, 2013, 08:27:27 PM
When I was your age I learned to swim up hill. I actually told my kids that. Some times I find myself telling them a story from my youth only to have to stop before the end because I am trying not to be a bad influence on them. >:D
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: crashdive123 on June 11, 2013, 08:30:50 PM
When I was your age......

We would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.

Riding in the back of a pickup truck on a warm day was always a special treat.

Our baby cribs were painted with bright colored lead based paint. We often chewed on the crib, ingesting the paint.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors, or cabinets, and when we rode our bikes we had no helmets.

We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle.

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

No one was able to reach us all day.

We played dodge ball and sometimes the ball would really hurt.

We played with toy guns, cowboys and indians, army, cops and robbers, and used our fingers to simulate guns when the toy ones or the BB gun was not available.

We ate cupcakes, bread and butter, and drank sugar soda, but we were never over weight; we were always outside playing.

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't, had to learn to deal with disappointment.

Some students weren't as smart as others or didn't work hard so they failed a grade and were held back to repeat the same grade.

We had the freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all.

Almost all of us would have rather gone swimming in the lake instead of a pristine pool (talk about boring).

The term cell phone would have conjured up a phone in a jail cell, and a pager was the school PA system.

We all took gym, not PE... and risked permanent injury with a pair of high top Ked's (only worn in gym) instead of having cross-training athletic shoes with air cushion soles and built in light reflectors.

We all said prayers and the pledge.

We didn't act up at the neighbor's house because if we did, we got butt-whooped ....... and then we got butt-whooped again when we got home.

Phones had dials.

There were 3 black and white TV stations (probably why we were outside so much).

Movies were a treat, but the Serials before the start were great.


How did we survive?
Title: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Bearhunter on June 11, 2013, 08:36:06 PM
It's a wonder how we all survived Crash...
Especially when we rode bikes without a helmet and pads :shrug: :P

And we're gone all day playing in the woods and no one knew where we were!

And we went hunting by ourselves with REAL guns at a young age.

Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: wolfy on June 11, 2013, 08:38:43 PM
You had THREE tv stations? :shocked:   Tak about the lap of luxury! :P
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: crashdive123 on June 11, 2013, 08:42:10 PM
You had THREE tv stations? :shocked:   Tak about the lap of luxury! :P

The advantages of growing up near a big city.  :P
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Yankee on June 11, 2013, 08:44:02 PM
It's a wonder how we all survived Crash...
Especially when we rode bikes without a helmet and pads :shrug: :P

And we're gone all day playing in the woods and no one knew where we were!

And we went hunting by ourselves with REAL guns at a young age.

And drank water out of streams with our bare (gasp!) hands!  :rolleyes:
Title: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Bearhunter on June 11, 2013, 08:47:55 PM
It's a wonder how we all survived Crash...
Especially when we rode bikes without a helmet and pads :shrug: :P

And we're gone all day playing in the woods and no one knew where we were!

And we went hunting by ourselves with REAL guns at a young age.

And drank water out of streams with our bare (gasp!) hands!  :rolleyes:

LOL, ain't that the truth.
I never even heard of using a water filter until I started camping out here with friends.
My friends always got a kick outta me because I would sometimes drink out of puddles :)
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: WI_Woodsman on June 11, 2013, 08:56:03 PM
It's a wonder how we all survived Crash...
Especially when we rode bikes without a helmet and pads :shrug: :P

And we're gone all day playing in the woods and no one knew where we were!

And we went hunting by ourselves with REAL guns at a young age.

And drank water out of streams with our bare (gasp!) hands!  :rolleyes:

My friends always got a kick outta me because I would sometimes drink out of puddles :)

...Uhhh BH, that's not normal by any standards... :P
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: wolfy on June 11, 2013, 09:11:37 PM
It is for BH.....he's an animal! 8)
Title: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Bearhunter on June 11, 2013, 10:03:08 PM
It is for BH.....he's an animal! 8)

:lol:

What can I say, us 'redneck' southern boys just didn't know any better :P
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: wsdstan on June 11, 2013, 10:37:42 PM
Well, thinking back on my early days.... or when I was your age...........
We got our first TV in 1953, I was 8.
We had one car most of the time I lived at home with my parents.
I never wore a bicycle helmet growing up.
My first motorcycle was a Honda 50 when I was 14 and it would go fifty miles an hour downhill and 35 miles an hour uphill.  I never had a helmet.
There were no seat belts in our cars until we got a 1961 Corvair
I rode the bus to school and if football practice ran late I walked home.
I had two pair of jeans, a weeks worth of T shirts, two pair of shoes, and a couple of shirts.  At Easter we got a good pair of pants and grew out of them in a few months.
My first portable radio was a Sony in 1959.
I carried my .22 up the street to the vacant lot and shot cans and no one thought anything of it.

Where I live now if I didn't have the satellite TV we would get two stations over the air.  So some things never change.
We don't know how to text, Skype, or do anything but use a cell phone, which doesn't get reception at our farm.
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Stormstaff on June 12, 2013, 08:17:40 AM
When I was your age......

We would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.

Riding in the back of a pickup truck on a warm day was always a special treat.

Our baby cribs were painted with bright colored lead based paint. We often chewed on the crib, ingesting the paint.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors, or cabinets, and when we rode our bikes we had no helmets.

We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle.

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

No one was able to reach us all day.

We played dodge ball and sometimes the ball would really hurt.

We played with toy guns, cowboys and indians, army, cops and robbers, and used our fingers to simulate guns when the toy ones or the BB gun was not available.

We ate cupcakes, bread and butter, and drank sugar soda, but we were never over weight; we were always outside playing.

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't, had to learn to deal with disappointment.

Some students weren't as smart as others or didn't work hard so they failed a grade and were held back to repeat the same grade.

We had the freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all.

Almost all of us would have rather gone swimming in the lake instead of a pristine pool (talk about boring).

The term cell phone would have conjured up a phone in a jail cell, and a pager was the school PA system.

We all took gym, not PE... and risked permanent injury with a pair of high top Ked's (only worn in gym) instead of having cross-training athletic shoes with air cushion soles and built in light reflectors.

We all said prayers and the pledge.

We didn't act up at the neighbor's house because if we did, we got butt-whooped ....... and then we got butt-whooped again when we got home.

Phones had dials.

There were 3 black and white TV stations (probably why we were outside so much).

Movies were a treat, but the Serials before the start were great.


How did we survive?

Amen!

When I was your age, we didn't know what antibacterial soap was.........heck, we didn't know what soap was half the time

When I was your age, we'd go fishing, handle the worms & fish, wipe our hands on our pants to "clean" them and then eat a sammich'................... and it didn't kill us
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: wolfy on June 12, 2013, 08:42:19 AM
Not only that, but those guys from Florida are now eatin' the WORMS!  :rolleyes: :doh:
Title: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Bearhunter on June 12, 2013, 08:54:19 AM
When I was your age......

We would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.

Riding in the back of a pickup truck on a warm day was always a special treat.

Our baby cribs were painted with bright colored lead based paint. We often chewed on the crib, ingesting the paint.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors, or cabinets, and when we rode our bikes we had no helmets.

We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle.

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

No one was able to reach us all day.

We played dodge ball and sometimes the ball would really hurt.

We played with toy guns, cowboys and indians, army, cops and robbers, and used our fingers to simulate guns when the toy ones or the BB gun was not available.

We ate cupcakes, bread and butter, and drank sugar soda, but we were never over weight; we were always outside playing.

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't, had to learn to deal with disappointment.

Some students weren't as smart as others or didn't work hard so they failed a grade and were held back to repeat the same grade.

We had the freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all.

Almost all of us would have rather gone swimming in the lake instead of a pristine pool (talk about boring).

The term cell phone would have conjured up a phone in a jail cell, and a pager was the school PA system.

We all took gym, not PE... and risked permanent injury with a pair of high top Ked's (only worn in gym) instead of having cross-training athletic shoes with air cushion soles and built in light reflectors.

We all said prayers and the pledge.

We didn't act up at the neighbor's house because if we did, we got butt-whooped ....... and then we got butt-whooped again when we got home.

Phones had dials.

There were 3 black and white TV stations (probably why we were outside so much).

Movies were a treat, but the Serials before the start were great.


How did we survive?

Amen!

When I was your age, we didn't know what antibacterial soap was.........heck, we didn't know what soap was half the time

When I was your age, we'd go fishing, handle the worms & fish, wipe our hands on our pants to "clean" them and then eat a sammich'................... and it didn't kill us

Lol...

I still don't know what antibacterial soap is and barely know what regular soap is.
If you don't believe me, you can ask my wife :lol:

And I STILL go fishing with worms or maggots, wide my hands on my jeans and then eat a sandwich :P
And... Handle slimy fish and do the same ;)
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Quinn on June 12, 2013, 03:43:07 PM
When I was your age, we ate rocks.  And we liked it.
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Yankee on June 12, 2013, 04:50:06 PM
It's a wonder how we all survived Crash...
Especially when we rode bikes without a helmet and pads :shrug: :P

And we're gone all day playing in the woods and no one knew where we were!

And we went hunting by ourselves with REAL guns at a young age.

And drank water out of streams with our bare (gasp!) hands!  :rolleyes:

LOL, ain't that the truth.
I never even heard of using a water filter until I started camping out here with friends.
My friends always got a kick outta me because I would sometimes drink out of puddles :)

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a66/sleepless89/Smilies/smilie_happy_332.gif)
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Nature Boy on June 13, 2013, 12:37:08 AM
When I was your age, we always started a school day with the Pledge of Allegiance and the Lord's Prayer. During the holiday season we proudly said Merry Christmas to everyone (still do), and TV shows (pre 1970) was a lot better than the junk on today, even on 2-3 stations (we got better reception in the evening).
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: jontok on June 13, 2013, 12:58:16 AM
Can't believe noones posted these yet... :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe1a1wHxTyo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDcbO2bRxhg
Title: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Bearhunter on June 13, 2013, 03:22:56 AM
When I was your age, we always started a school day with the Pledge of Allegiance and the Lord's Prayer. During the holiday season we proudly said Merry Christmas to everyone (still do), and TV shows (pre 1970) was a lot better than the junk on today, even on 2-3 stations (we got better reception in the evening).

Didn't watch much TV...
Us kids weren't allowed inside too much.
Unless we were called for supper... Which really didn't work either ,  'cause we weren't around. ;) 
Title: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Bearhunter on June 13, 2013, 03:26:40 AM
Can't believe noones posted these yet... :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe1a1wHxTyo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDcbO2bRxhg

:shrug: Must be the TROLLS :shrug:
Title: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Bearhunter on June 13, 2013, 03:54:09 AM
When I was your age...
I raised HELL 8) :P
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: mac on June 13, 2013, 04:15:14 AM
before cellular phones, there were pagers. before that there was nothing.
my first cel phone was a HUGE Motorola brick.

or "what's a typewriter?". "whats a cassette?". "whats and 8 track?"

in high school, we never had computers available til my senior year, and even then we didn't have hard drives. I remember the excitement when 'floppy drives' became available...
I also remember how excited it was to get my first 20Mb hard drive for my 8 bit IBM XT computer. lol.
anyone remember "monochrome graphics", or a "hercules graphics card"? lol.
I remember my first color vga monitor!
and i'll never forget my first text based internet experience before windows, or using a modem to connect by telephone to a local BBS.

I think over the years, computer advancements and the internet has probably had the most impact on my life.
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: jontok on June 13, 2013, 02:02:30 PM
Can't believe noones posted these yet... :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe1a1wHxTyo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDcbO2bRxhg

:shrug: Must be the TROLLS :shrug:
One's a sketch and the other's a song about the topic. :)
Title: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Bearhunter on June 13, 2013, 03:08:58 PM
Can't believe noones posted these yet... :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe1a1wHxTyo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDcbO2bRxhg

:shrug: Must be the TROLLS :shrug:
One's a sketch and the other's a song about the topic. :)

Oh heck Jontok I wasn't calling you a TROLL!
I was just using an opportunity to bring up TROLLS... You have to remember that I watched TROLL HUNTERS so I know all about then now :rofl: :stir: :P
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: WoodsWoman on June 13, 2013, 07:55:03 PM
" When I was your age us kids had to stay in the car when mom was grocery shopping in a small mom and pop store. "

" when I was your age if I ( to use Wolfy's term.) sassed the driver (albeit mom or dad) I was put out on the side of the road and had to walk home."

Speaking of stores " when I was your age there was penny candy and you stuck your hand in the jar to grab handfuls out to put in your own bag " 

"""""  .. my rollerskates came with a key.

"""""  we'd get our mouth washed out  for, again using Wolfy's term..sassing.. with soap.   And for gosh sakes DONT have fun making bubbles by pressing your lips closed and opening slowly while blowing outwards.  This will get you another dang 15 mins of corner time.   And DONT draw cartoons on the wallpaper while your in the corner.... things go down hill fast... 

WW.


Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Trekster on June 13, 2013, 10:56:43 PM
When I was your age, we lived in a key caddy, floating on a log in the middle of the most godforsaken swamp you could ever imagine. We'd work 23 and a half hours a day as scullions at a town twenty miles away and have to walk home, only to be greeted by dear old Dad who'd whip us with the buckle end of his belt if we ever so happened to lose our six pence an hour wages. We ate mice and gruel and he locked us in the lowest cell and we thanked him for the grimy blankets we slept on, cause we knew it could always be worse!"

How's that? :D

PMZ
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: WoodsWoman on June 14, 2013, 12:16:10 AM
You win.  :)   

True story:    Our upstairs had only one small outlet for the wood stove/furnace.  It was in between all three of our bedrooms.   I had the north bedroom and during the night my blankets would freeze to the paneled wall in the winter time.    I had no less than four quilts on my bed.   I really hated that morning wake up yell up the steps.  I wanted to hibernate until May.  LOL      My dad had simular conditions and as the youngest of 9 kids he usually got the floor mattress.    He used to tell us kids that they'd all find a good sized rock and lay it on the kitchen stove (wood burning) let it get hot and then wrap in a towel and run for the stairs to the bedrooms.   They'd put it at the bottom of the bed and keep their feet close to it.   Why tell you about the floor mattress, because his story was that he would get 'rocked' when the big brothers finally kicked the rocks out in their sleep.   

WW.
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: jontok on June 14, 2013, 08:07:33 AM
When I was your age, we lived in a key caddy, floating on a log in the middle of the most godforsaken swamp you could ever imagine. We'd work 23 and a half hours a day as scullions at a town twenty miles away and have to walk home, only to be greeted by dear old Dad who'd whip us with the buckle end of his belt if we ever so happened to lose our six pence an hour wages. We ate mice and gruel and he locked us in the lowest cell and we thanked him for the grimy blankets we slept on, cause we knew it could always be worse!"

How's that? :D

PMZ
We used to fantasize about having that kind of luxury...   8)
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Wilderbeast on June 14, 2013, 09:24:36 AM
When I was your age, we lived in a key caddy, floating on a log in the middle of the most godforsaken swamp you could ever imagine. We'd work 23 and a half hours a day as scullions at a town twenty miles away and have to walk home, only to be greeted by dear old Dad who'd whip us with the buckle end of his belt if we ever so happened to lose our six pence an hour wages. We ate mice and gruel and he locked us in the lowest cell and we thanked him for the grimy blankets we slept on, cause we knew it could always be worse!"

How's that? :D

PMZ
We used to fantasize about having that kind of luxury...   8)

I would have loved to fantasize, but we weren't allowed to use our imaginations except on Sundays, which only happened once a month back then.

But we were happy.
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 17, 2013, 07:29:03 PM
LOL! Just found this thread. Learning a lot from it.

1. I didn't think Trekster was such a good BS'er
2. After trying to hide his age all this time, I now know Wdstan is older than Wolfy.
3. After reading some of these, I see "the good ol' days" actually included Television. We didn't get even a B/W TV until I was 8!

When I was yur age, we used to laugh at the idea that anyone would ever actually PAY to watch TV
Somebody mentioned computers. I paid $450 for a 1050 Kb floppy drive for my Atari. I wrote my own terminal emulation program to access a pay information site. Then I found the world of BBS, and when I was actually able to buy a PC, started my own.

As for the playing all day, and riding bikes everywhere, when I was 10 years old I was allowed to take the 10 foot rowboat with the 7.5 hp outboard across Possession Sound to an uninhabited island. It was 2 miles by water. If the weather came up and the sound got too rough to make it home, I spent the night...alone.
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Moe M. on June 17, 2013, 08:04:27 PM
When I was your age, we lived in a key caddy, floating on a log in the middle of the most godforsaken swamp you could ever imagine. We'd work 23 and a half hours a day as scullions at a town twenty miles away and have to walk home, only to be greeted by dear old Dad who'd whip us with the buckle end of his belt if we ever so happened to lose our six pence an hour wages. We ate mice and gruel and he locked us in the lowest cell and we thanked him for the grimy blankets we slept on, cause we knew it could always be worse!"

How's that? :D

PMZ

  Sounds like you were raised somewhere in Britian.   :-\
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Gryphon on June 17, 2013, 10:23:37 PM
I went to a one-room schoolhouse.  Honestly.  Then we moved to town and we lived in a real house, not a cabin Dad built.

In high school, one of my teachers needed a knife.  He asked if anyone had one.  just about every guy and half the girls had one.

Kid I knew brought his .30-06 in for an English oral report on how to bore-sight a rifle.  Hunting season, about every pickup in the parking lot had a rifle in the back window and you knew who got their deer by the blood on the tailgate.

I got pulled over for speeding.  Highway patrol saw a pipe under the back seat.  Yessir, that is what it looks like.  We've been out blasting stumps.  No sir, you gotta be 18 to buy dynamite.  Only gotta be 16 to buy pipe and black powder.
He sent us on our way and told us to slow down.

Oh yeah...and cops would look you in the eye when you got pulled over, not hide behind you and to the side of your car.

I do not jest.  What was "kid stuff" back then, I can't even tell stories about now.
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 18, 2013, 01:16:42 AM
Fortunately my kids will be able to tell similar "when I was your age" stories to their kids.
One of my sons built a fixed blade hunting knife in high school metal shop.
My other son's buddy gave him one of the two tactical 'hawks he made in shop this year.
Where else but in Montana?! 
 :banana:
Title: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Bearhunter on June 18, 2013, 09:45:46 AM
I went to a one-room schoolhouse.  Honestly.  Then we moved to town and we lived in a real house, not a cabin Dad built.

In high school, one of my teachers needed a knife.  He asked if anyone had one.  just about every guy and half the girls had one.

Kid I knew brought his .30-06 in for an English oral report on how to bore-sight a rifle.  Hunting season, about every pickup in the parking lot had a rifle in the back window and you knew who got their deer by the blood on the tailgate.

I got pulled over for speeding.  Highway patrol saw a pipe under the back seat.  Yessir, that is what it looks like.  We've been out blasting stumps.  No sir, you gotta be 18 to buy dynamite.  Only gotta be 16 to buy pipe and black powder.
He sent us on our way and told us to slow down.

Oh yeah...and cops would look you in the eye when you got pulled over, not hide behind you and to the side of your car.

I do not jest.  What was "kid stuff" back then, I can't even tell stories about now.

That kinda stuff was the same where I grew up.
Heck, and I'm not but 41!
It's so very sad today the way things are :(

I know I've told this before, but some may have not seen it...
The rural HS that I went to had and STILL has a shooting range 8)
It's mainly for the JROTC kids.
It's in the woods right behind the football field. My mom told me that they recently renovated it.
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: WoodsWoman on June 18, 2013, 10:39:03 AM
I wish it were possible to go back to those small schools again.   I think there'd be a lot less troubled kids in our world. 

I graduated with 21 kids.   And yes.. show and tell or having the assignment of doing a report would have the guys bringing in guns and crossbows.    Now I wish I would have been paying attention.   :)  The Teacher we had then for those reports turned out to be our states Representative.   

The only thing I can remember about being the age of three is my potty chair had three little bears on it.  Ha ha ha...   dang that was a long time ago.

WW.
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 18, 2013, 10:49:53 AM
Referring back to a previous post.....

I blame 90% of today's social ills, and disrespectful youth on Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and Public Utilities. For good measure, the Gillette company shares the blame.
Why?
Public Utilities lead to the demise of the family woodshed.
The 'safety razor' lead to the demise of the razor strop.
It's pretty hard to discipline your kid behind a power pole with a Bic Disposable razor.
 ??? :-\
Title: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Bearhunter on June 18, 2013, 10:59:40 AM
Referring back to a previous post.....

I blame 90% of today's social ills, and disrespectful youth on Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and Public Utilities. For good measure, the Gillette company shares the blame.
Why?
Public Utilities lead to the demise of the family woodshed.
The 'safety razor' lead to the demise of the razor strop.
It's pretty hard to discipline your kid behind a power pole with a Bic Disposable razor.
 ??? :-

Ha... I call BS on that one OP!

Ya ever heard of a belt...

Or a 'hickory switch' ???

I/we got the s&$t beat out of us with those things on a regular bases.
It's just that the mom or mamaw didn't wear a belt :P

We even had to cut our own hickory sticks so they could be used to beat on us with. If they weren't good and strong enough we had to get a better one.

Cut stick/switch, pull britches down, bend over and don't cry or you get more!!!
That was just my Mamaw :eek:

We also got the crap beat out of us by our teachers.
I kinda thought of it as a 'badge of honor' to get lots of paddling's my ALL teachers. To us it just meant that you weren't a wimp 8)
And believe me, some would lift you off the floor and leave bruises!
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 18, 2013, 11:18:34 AM
Okay, Gillette's off the hook.
I only mentioned the razor strop because I still have the one my Grandfather used on my mom and her siblings.  ???

The ol' "Board of Education" was used liberally in my grade school. That is, until our gym/history teacher turned out to be a sadist who used the paddle on kids he just didn't like. He ended up with assault charges, fired, and our school rules changed. After that we had to go to the Principle's office for our 'swats'.  It was POS like that teacher that got the school discipline rules changed everywhere.
Title: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Bearhunter on June 18, 2013, 12:07:35 PM
Speaking of leather strops...

My 'Granny' (great grandmother) DID keep a strop on the kitchen door frame.
She used it for knives and us grandkids if we 'needed' it.

Speaking of paddling's...

They are still used in the county schools where I went to school. Now it has to be with parental consent though.
The parents have to sign a form saying that their kids can be paddled.

It wasn't like that when I grew up... It was a 'free for all' :P
But knowing where I grew up, I'm sure most parents give permission!
Heck, if our parents found out about us getting paddled in school, that generally meant that we got it again when we got home :pissed:

I tell ya, some of those 'old lady teachers' were mean!
I don't really think that they were mean, it's just that they had spent decades dealing with us little smart aleck country boys and knew how to 'speak our language' if ya know what I mean ;)

Sending us to the corner just didn't work :lol: :P
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: WoodsWoman on June 18, 2013, 05:40:02 PM
I only remember getting a spanking once...   

I was mad at our neighbor for pinching me (which I know now should have gotten him in trouble more then I did)  so I took a tennis racket and swung at all his tulips in his tulip bed. OH..about 100 flowers.  I massacred them!!    My dad to hold face had to swat my behind with neighbor watching...  **sigh**   I got extra ice cream after supper so I know dad was more upset than I was.

WW.
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 18, 2013, 06:14:34 PM
Okay, since we got on the discipline subject, there is one with which I've never agreed. The whole "Just wait until your father gets home! You're gonna get it!"

Wait a minnit!  Mom's got 2-3 rugrats screaming half the day, housework to do, and dinner to prepare. One of the little gomers crosses the line and Momma comes unraveled.

So Dad walks into the house after a loooong day at his work (good day, or bad, doesn't matter), and gets told his first duty is to beat the crap out of the offending child. Now never mind that the horrendous crime may have been committed that morning, 6-7 hours ago, and that a kid has the attention span of a puppy. They can't even remember what they did wrong half the time. It's still up to him to muster up the emotion felt by the mother to dole out punishment.

Yeah, he's been at work all day, wrestling corporate alligators, thinking about nothing more than finally coming home to his loving family and a quiet dinner. Now, he's gonna be on momma's crap list if he doesn't walk in the door and smack the kid.

Never made a lick o' sense to me.....
Title: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Bearhunter on June 18, 2013, 06:21:01 PM
Lol OP :D

My mom just took care of it herself... She knew how to use a belt and a hickory stick :P

Actually, when we were younger, my Mamaw (moms mom) usually did it because she kept us while mom worked.

Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: wolfy on June 18, 2013, 07:03:28 PM
Yeah, Mom was no stranger to doling out the corporal punishment in my youth! :P.    I never remember my Dad laying a hand on us at all, but Mom kept a bamboo carnival cane that had split and separated into a cato'nine-tails.   It hung on a pair of coat hooks behind the kitchen door where she had ready access to it when she felt the situation was escalating beyond what she felt was acceptable behavior!    As I recall, our behavior warranted its use at least several times a week, but we only got whacked with it enough to keep us toeing the line. O:-) O:-)
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: WoodsWoman on June 18, 2013, 07:12:05 PM
LOL..   man, you guys musta been horrible brats...  sheesh....   

My mom was an ear puller..     and thats all I gotta say about that.

I'm glad my dad wasnt a belter...  his pants woulda fallen down and I'da busted out laughin.... 

Back to our 'that age' topics... anyone remember that horrible oil stuff we had to take if we didnt feel good?  Or being slathered in Vicks for a cough?   

WW
Title: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Bearhunter on June 18, 2013, 07:16:04 PM
Yes that was Castor oil.

And I also remember the Vicks Rub ;)
Title: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Bearhunter on June 18, 2013, 07:17:14 PM
We weren't bad kids WW...

Just a little 'misunderstood' ;)
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 18, 2013, 07:47:24 PM
...

Back to our 'that age' topics... anyone remember that horrible oil stuff we had to take if we didnt feel good?  Or being slathered in Vicks for a cough?   

WW

Yes that was Castor oil.

And I also remember the Vicks Rub ;)

Vick's Vapo Rub for a stuffy nose, Castor Oil to cure you, and Cod Liver Oil to keep you cured.
Funny....now the big push is for Omega Oils in pill form, cereal, and every other conceivable medium.
Cod Liver Oil had/has it all, and our Grandparents knew it very well. 
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: WoodsWoman on June 18, 2013, 09:29:18 PM
Oh my Gawd.. I would go puke behind the garage so the parents wouldnt know I was sickly..   just the thought of that crap makes me gag all over again.    And then 7-up came into our household... it was treated like a medicine for upset tummy's.  MUCH better.  :) 

I would get horrible allergies when visiting grandparents..and have this tickle that would make me cough all night.   Gramps got fed up with it and told me to get up and meet him in the kitchen.  He made a HUGE ball of real butter and rolled it in sugar.   Told me to put it in my mouth and let it dissolve.   Gosh it was awful..but by golly it worked.  :)     HE drank the hot toddy...   LOL 

WW.
Title: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Bearhunter on June 18, 2013, 09:40:20 PM
Oh yes... 'The Hot Toddy'.

I'm sure it was just for 'medicinal purposes only' :P

Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: WoodsWoman on June 18, 2013, 10:05:42 PM
Well of course.. a sleep aid I'm sure.  :)

WW.
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 18, 2013, 11:45:46 PM
I had classic flu symptoms once over at my girlfriend's house. Her older brother mixed up a 10 oz glass of Scotch, hot water and honey, and made me drink the whole thing. I don't remember how I got into bed, but my fever broke and I felt like new in the morning.  :P
Title: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Bearhunter on June 18, 2013, 11:52:25 PM
I had classic flu symptoms once over at my girlfriend's house. Her older brother mixed up a 10 oz glass of Scotch, hot water and honey, and made me drink the whole thing. I don't remember how I got into bed, but my fever broke and I felt like new in the morning.  :P

"and MADE me drink the whole thing"

Yeah I bet he "MADE" you ;D
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 18, 2013, 11:58:55 PM
I had classic flu symptoms once over at my girlfriend's house. Her older brother mixed up a 10 oz glass of Scotch, hot water and honey, and made me drink the whole thing. I don't remember how I got into bed, but my fever broke and I felt like new in the morning.  :P

"and MADE me drink the whole thing"

Yeah I bet he "MADE" you ;D

Yeah, pretty much! At that time in my life Scotch was pretty close to kerosene, IMO. I gagged about 4 times trying to get it down.
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Trekster on June 20, 2013, 12:41:20 PM
:D
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Trekster on June 20, 2013, 12:50:32 PM
I've become a better BSer after the last three years on the job :D

PMZ
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Creb on June 20, 2013, 01:22:54 PM
After unsuccessfully attempting a bicycle ramp jump that ol' Evil would be proud of, while not wearing anything except cutoffs, and sneakers, mom would get out the little bottle of liquid fire and treat the wounds. I know it was liquid fire, cause it would stain you red. Tincture of Merthiolate, I think it was.
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: PetrifiedWood on June 20, 2013, 01:34:37 PM
After unsuccessfully attempting a bicycle ramp jump that ol' Evil would be proud of, while not wearing anything except cutoffs, and sneakers, mom would get out the little bottle of liquid fire and treat the wounds. I know it was liquid fire, cause it would stain you red. Tincture of Merthiolate, I think it was.

I remember merthiolate, and mercurochrome. Stung like crazy from the alcohol in it. Bactine was the gentle stuff. They still make Bactine, and I just bought a bottle at Walmart last week for my daughter, who is skinning her knees now that it's shorts weather. The smell brings back memories.
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 20, 2013, 01:38:59 PM
...Tincture of Merthiolate, I think it was.

Merthiolate was for wimps!  :lol: Less painful than mercurochrome. You're lucky she didn't use straight iodine!
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: wolfy on June 20, 2013, 02:50:34 PM
...Tincture of Merthiolate, I think it was.

Merthiolate was for wimps!  :lol: Less painful than mercurochrome. You're lucky she didn't use straight iodine!

That's what the folks slathered on us, tincture of iodine! :P.   The dang stuff worked, though.....stings for a minute, but prevents infection and takes away the soreness that would come the next day without it.   Next came a gob of what Dad & Grampa used on the horses for galling from horse collars and cuts, then a BandAid on top, which usually stayed on for about 15 minutes.   We called it "horse-salve", but the real product is still around......Watkins Petro-Carbo salve.  Good stuff! 8)
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Old Philosopher on June 20, 2013, 02:55:45 PM
..   We called it "horse-salve", but the real product is still around......Watkins Petro-Carbo salve.  Good stuff! 8)

That's my wife's go-to salve for bites and burns. We have a tin in each medicine cabinet.
Title: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Bearhunter on June 20, 2013, 02:55:58 PM
Us kids got the iodine treatment too :)

We also got the 'tobacco treatment' for bee stings.
When we would get stung dad or one of us would chew some tobacco and then place it on the sting.
It actually worked ;)

Most of us chewed when we were kids so we generally had some around.
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: Trekster on June 20, 2013, 03:05:15 PM
I still use iodine (lol!)

PMZ
Title: Re: "When I was your age..."
Post by: wolfy on June 20, 2013, 04:40:03 PM
I still use iodine (lol!)

PMZ

So do I! 8)