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WASHOO2
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July 4th, 2012 at 2:15:40 PM permalink
In the 50 `s one could take a test for a High School Equivilancy Diploma certified by the State of New York. A path for further studies at a college or university.
rxwine
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July 4th, 2012 at 2:29:35 PM permalink
I remember when you could still find some "steel" pennies once in awhile, Wheat pennies were plentiful, Mercury was still on a lot of dimes.

I guess I'm not quite old enough, though I remember seeing a couple Indian head nickels, I don't remember them being too common.
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EvenBob
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July 4th, 2012 at 2:46:37 PM permalink
I have a friend who graduated from engineering school
in NYC in 1957. His last name was Weinstein. He could
not find a job with any of the big firms, so he changed
his name to something that has no ethnic ties and got
a job almost immediately. I knew him for over 10 years
before he told me he was Jewish. Hid dad was a hot
shot Manhattan lawyer and he still couldn't find a job.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
Hunterhill
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July 4th, 2012 at 3:15:25 PM permalink
I used to drive a tractor on the road when I was only 12 years old,the local cops would drive by and wave.
The mountain is tall but the grass grows on top of the mountain.
EvenBob
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July 4th, 2012 at 3:20:34 PM permalink
Quote: Hunterhill

I used to drive a tractor on the road when I was only 12 years old,the local cops would drive by and wave.



In some rural areas you can still do that. Has to be
in the middle of nowhere. Ever been thru Nebraska?
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buzzpaff
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July 4th, 2012 at 3:26:04 PM permalink
Can I assume no farmer would put farm gas into his car ?
Hunterhill
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July 4th, 2012 at 3:27:00 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

In some rural areas you can still do that. Has to be
in the middle of nowhere. Ever been thru Nebraska?


Ya ive been thru every state except alaska,hawaii,This was in New England in the late 60`s
The mountain is tall but the grass grows on top of the mountain.
Hunterhill
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July 4th, 2012 at 3:28:58 PM permalink
Quote: buzzpaff

Can I assume no farmer would put farm gas into his car ?


We always used the same gas for our cars as for our tractors.
The mountain is tall but the grass grows on top of the mountain.
odiousgambit
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July 4th, 2012 at 5:23:40 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

In 1958 I got 50 cents a week allowance



we knew some of you rich guys.

most of us had to do some kind of chores to earn half as much at about that time [we must be close to the same age]. I got a dime a week and remember it going up to 15 cents somewhere around that time. At a high school football game I got an extra 15 cents or so to spend at the concession stand and would always ask for another dime later in the game. Sometimes I wast told 'no' .

I find even people who lived at that time don't always remember now what a dime was worth then.
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EvenBob
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July 4th, 2012 at 5:41:01 PM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

we knew some of you rich guys.

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Rich, yeah. My dad worked in a factory and my mom
worked for Ma Bell as a phone operator. We never
went anywhere, I don't remember ever eating out.
I had to babysit my little 2 yr old brother a lot and
I was 9. That wasn't unusual for a kid my age.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal

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