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« 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."

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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2013, 06:02:02 PM »
When I was your age we had rotary phones :P

"What's a rotors phone Dad" ???
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2013, 06:03:25 PM »
When I was your age I walked to school and it was uphill both ways.
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« Reply #3 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.
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« Reply #4 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
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« Reply #5 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)
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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2013, 06:27:20 PM »
When I was your age, we listened to music on record players.

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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2013, 06:29:36 PM »
When I was your age I didn't sass my elders! :-X
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« Reply #8 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
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« Reply #9 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:
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« Reply #10 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:
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« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2013, 07:18:53 PM »
When I was your age I didn't sass my elders! :-X

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« Reply #12 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...

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« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2013, 07:34:23 PM »
When I was your age we had rotary phones :P

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

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« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2013, 07:34:58 PM »
When I was your age I didn't sass my elders! :-X

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Re: "When I was your age..."
« Reply #15 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

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« Reply #16 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...   ;)

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« Reply #17 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.
 
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« Reply #18 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...   ;)

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Re: "When I was your age..."
« Reply #19 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.

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« Reply #20 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.
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Re: "When I was your age..."
« Reply #21 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.

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« Reply #22 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
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« Reply #23 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?

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« Reply #24 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.

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« Reply #25 on: June 11, 2013, 08:38:43 PM »
You had THREE tv stations? :shocked:   Tak about the lap of luxury! :P
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« Reply #26 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

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« Reply #27 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:
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« Reply #28 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 :)
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Re: "When I was your age..."
« Reply #29 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

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« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2013, 09:11:37 PM »
It is for BH.....he's an animal! 8)
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« Reply #31 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
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« Reply #32 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.
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« Reply #33 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
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« Reply #34 on: June 12, 2013, 08:42:19 AM »
Not only that, but those guys from Florida are now eatin' the WORMS!  :rolleyes: :doh:
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« Reply #35 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 ;)
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« Reply #36 on: June 12, 2013, 03:43:07 PM »
When I was your age, we ate rocks.  And we liked it.
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« Reply #37 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 :)

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« Reply #38 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).
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« Reply #39 on: June 13, 2013, 12:58:16 AM »
Can't believe noones posted these yet... :D



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« Reply #40 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. ;) 
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« Reply #41 on: June 13, 2013, 03:26:40 AM »
Can't believe noones posted these yet... :D





:shrug: Must be the TROLLS :shrug:
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« Reply #42 on: June 13, 2013, 03:54:09 AM »
When I was your age...
I raised HELL 8) :P
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Re: "When I was your age..."
« Reply #43 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.

see you on the trails...

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Re: "When I was your age..."
« Reply #44 on: June 13, 2013, 02:02:30 PM »
Can't believe noones posted these yet... :D





:shrug: Must be the TROLLS :shrug:
One's a sketch and the other's a song about the topic. :)
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"When I was your age..."
« Reply #45 on: June 13, 2013, 03:08:58 PM »
Can't believe noones posted these yet... :D





: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
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Re: "When I was your age..."
« Reply #46 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... 

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On particularly rough days when I'm sure I can't possibly endure, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days so far is 100% and that's pretty good.

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Re: "When I was your age..."
« Reply #47 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

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« Reply #48 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.   

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On particularly rough days when I'm sure I can't possibly endure, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days so far is 100% and that's pretty good.

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Re: "When I was your age..."
« Reply #49 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

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