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Old 09-09-2019, 08:24 PM   #281
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Science kits with uranium and chemistry sets with dangerous chemicals.
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Old 09-12-2019, 02:14 PM   #282
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Wasn't that the bubble gum with the comic strips in the package?
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Old 09-12-2019, 02:41 PM   #283
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boys hitting girls with snowballs while walking home from school (I hope they don't still do that...)
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Old 09-13-2019, 12:15 AM   #284
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Playgrounds that were full of metal and pavement...and danger.
Remember monkey bars? Ours were cemented in concrete at our neighborhood park. I don't recall anyone dying. Just the occasional broken bone and skinned knee. It made us all dare devils.
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Remember monkey bars? Ours were cemented in concrete at our neighborhood park. I don't recall anyone dying. Just the occasional broken bone and skinned knee. It made us all dare devils.
I remember monkey bars. I wasn't very good at them. I preferred the jungle gym.
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Saucers for sliding downhill during the winter. At first they were metal... later on plastic. (Where I lived as a child there was a hill we slid downhill on, on saucers. The "course", so to speak, ran down one hill, across a street that was closed during the winter, between 2 concrete posts & then down a second hill. One day when we showed up there to slide, there was blood in the snow by one of the pillars. Another kid said someone had tried to slide down the course on a toboggan.)
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days when stores had ceiling fans, not air conditioning. No ceiling fans in houses, but window fans and portable fans. I remember being in the crib watching a fan move back and forth. I was sort of scared of it because the grill reminded me of a spider's web.

When Tang came out and was very popular as a drink.
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Our table-top fan was all metal, not plastic. And the grill that enclosed the blades was not child-safe. The spaces between the bars were big enough for even an adult to put a hand through. And our central "AC" was an attic fan.
(But then, our windows opened, and had real hooked-down screens, and we had screen doors front and back.)
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Yeah, I remember mum going out twice a year to take the storm windows off and put on the screen Windows. I remember that the glass would get broken or loose and need to be replaced or re-caulked and how the old caulk dried up and cracked. They were heavy too. They needed painting touch up too. Lots of work they were.
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My Omron calculator. It would have been around 1966 (the year I graduated from high school) or 67 when I bought it. The guy who sold it to me (who was someone I had known growing up) told me I could take it out to the parking lot, run over it with my car, & if it no longer worked they'd replace it for free. I still have it...
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