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buzzpaff
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July 3rd, 2012 at 8:48:52 PM permalink
Bob, I got my GED in the USAF in 1962.

But I went to Catholic grade school. I can remember 2 17 years olds in my 6th grade class. Both their last names end in " SKI "

Sister would keep several of us for detention. But if she left the room they would go out the window, down the fire escape, and
ride off on their Harley's.

But just like Blues Brothers, they would never try anything like that in front of " The Penguin. LOL

Seems unfair, pregnant girls had to drops out, I got detention when one of the Xaverian Brothers caught me with a pack of rubbers in my wallet. NO FAIR
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July 3rd, 2012 at 8:52:53 PM permalink
BOB did kids in your neighborhood, farm, whatever, spend all day outside?

Also, like me, was the only reason you did not do much real bad stuff, is because jail was one thing, but Dad waiting till I got out. NO WAY !

Plus now everybody has tattoos. When i was growng up the rule was never get a tattoo where the judge can see it. LLOL
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July 3rd, 2012 at 9:03:01 PM permalink
When my parents built their second house in 1959, there was a bomb shelter in it. And when the neighboring house was built, they put a bomb shelter in that one.

I remember there was a NIKE site in Finleyville, and during the Cuban missile crisis sonic booms were common in southwest Allegheny County, south of Pittsburgh. We had fire drills and air raid drills, where we got under the desks. Like that would have helped!

Panic in the Year Zero is actually pretty good. Ray Milland is awesome in it.
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July 3rd, 2012 at 9:03:22 PM permalink
Quote: buzzpaff

Bob, I got my GED in the USAF in 1962.



It was available to service members since the 40's. It
was gradually made available to the public in the 60's.
I didn't hear of it till 1974 when my cousin took it.
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July 3rd, 2012 at 9:05:17 PM permalink
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BOB did kids in your neighborhood, farm, whatever, spend all day outside?



We had to, my mother wouldn't let us in the house unless
it was raining. Who wanted to be at home, it was boring.
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July 3rd, 2012 at 9:14:28 PM permalink
" We had fire drills and air raid drills, where we got under the desks. Like that would have helped!"

But it seemed to make sense when we were kids. LOL
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July 3rd, 2012 at 9:21:41 PM permalink
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" We had fire drills and air raid drills, where we got under the desks. Like that would have helped!"

But it seemed to make sense when we were kids. LOL




We went out into the hallways and put our heads between our knees. The actual concept of what a city would be like right after a nuclear bomb was not even close in my consciousness in elementry school though. (your parents are probably gone and nothing outside looks the same, assuming you yourself survived)
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July 3rd, 2012 at 9:29:06 PM permalink
Hell, Buster Brown shoe store had a fluoroscope xray machine. You could see your toe bones inside the shoes. Like radiation can't hurt LOL

Remember running down to the drug store to use the tube tester when the B&W TV went on the blitz LOL

Or Winky Dink and YOU where you put a clear piece of plastic on TV screen to draw a bridge so Winky could cross the river.
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July 3rd, 2012 at 9:36:25 PM permalink
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Remember running down to the drug store to use the tube tester when the B&W TV went on the blitz LOL



My dad hated when the TV repairman had to come to the house.
My dad thought he could fix everything, but the TV baffled him.
Playing with the rabbit ears to get good reception was the hobby
of all of us. Tin foil on the top worked real good.
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July 3rd, 2012 at 9:59:01 PM permalink
The tube tester usually only tested the filaments. In 1969 I worked with a guy at AT&t who's sideline was fixing TV's .

AT&T had a real tube tested, checked everything. If that did not fix the TV he would tell them it was not worth fixing.

Another guy bought a Quasar TV, had 4 printed circuit boards. First time it broke he was told he would have to bring it into the shop, 35 miles away, cause they never let the spare boardsgo anywhere LOL

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