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buzzpaff
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July 4th, 2012 at 5:51:01 PM permalink
Eating out was big thing in the 1950's. I can remeber Saturday night and Dad would load mee and my sisters in the car.
Drive to the Varsity and buy milkshakes. Rich kids were those that always got something from the Good Humor truck every day. LOL
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July 4th, 2012 at 6:06:23 PM permalink
Quote: buzzpaff

Eating out was big thing in the 1950's. I can remeber Saturday night and Dad would load mee and my sisters in the car.
Drive to the Varsity and buy milkshakes. Rich kids were those that always got something from the Good Humor truck every day. LOL


Wait a sec .... The Varsity? Are you talking about Frank Gordy's place on North Avenue?
buzzpaff
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July 4th, 2012 at 6:22:14 PM permalink
Doubt it, this was in Catonsville, Maryland
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July 4th, 2012 at 7:02:25 PM permalink
OK, duplicate name. The Varsity in Atlanta was the world's largest drive-in restaurant until I-75 was constructed in the 50s and took the bulk of the lot. Shortly after, it became the world's only double-decker drive-in restaurant. It's still there and a bit of an institution in the city. Guess there could be a number of places operated under that same name.
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July 4th, 2012 at 7:11:13 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

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.


Evidently your parents didn't have a problem eating out without you. lol
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July 4th, 2012 at 7:39:09 PM permalink
Quote: zippyboy

Evidently your parents didn't have a problem eating out without you. lol



They never ate out either. My mother worked 3-11pm and
when I was in 4th grade I had permission to leave school
at 2:40 and walk home to babysit my brother so my mom
could go to work. I watched him till 4pm when my dad got
home. Would they let a 9 year old do that today?
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July 4th, 2012 at 7:43:39 PM permalink
I'm not quite as old as some of you (49), but a few of my friends & I were reminiscing about this topic last week. We decided that an entire summer's day was spent outside doing some combination of these activities:

playing basketball
riding bikes
setting up army men & then shooting them with BB guns
playing wiffle ball or indian ball
going into the woods & building a fort/treehouse
shooting off fireworks
team bottle rocket fights in the woods
fishing in the pond at the end of the street
play soccer
Playing 4 Square
playing Jarts (remember them?)
swimming in the richer family's 4' above ground pool
walking up to the 7-11 for candy
walking to the nearby elementary school to hang out at the playground (and maybe smoke a cigarette or two!)

The only time we were ever indoors was for lunch, to do chores, or if it was ungodly hot and one of the mom's let us play pool in their basement. After dinner, it was back outside for more of the same, catching fireflies, or playing capture the flag until it was bath/bed time.
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July 4th, 2012 at 7:51:21 PM permalink
Quote: Toes14

I'm not quite as old as some of you (49), but a few of my friends & I were reminiscing about this topic last week. We decided that an entire summer's day was spent outside doing some combination of these activities:

playing basketball
riding bikes
setting up army men & then shooting them with BB guns
playing wiffle ball or indian ball
going into the woods & building a fort/treehouse
shooting off fireworks
team bottle rocket fights in the woods
fishing in the pond at the end of the street
play soccer
Playing 4 Square
playing Jarts (remember them?)
swimming in the richer family's 4' above ground pool
walking up to the 7-11 for candy
walking to the nearby elementary school to hang out at the playground (and maybe smoke a cigarettes



The only time we were ever indoors was for lunch, to do chores, or if it was ungodly hot and one of the mom's let us play pool in their basement. After dinner, it was back outside for more of the same, catching fireflies, or playing capture the flag until it was bath/bed time.



You reminded me we used to play kick the can until it was to dark to see,the bats would be flying around.

Were Jarts those lawn darts they outlawed because they would hit people in the head?
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July 4th, 2012 at 8:00:27 PM permalink
Quote: Hunterhill

You reminded me we used to play kick the can until it was to dark to see,the bats would be flying around.

Were Jarts those lawn darts they outlawed because they would hit people in the head?



Yes! My brother actually just bought a set of them at a garage sale this year. I told him if he hangs on to them, they'll be worth some money one day.
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July 4th, 2012 at 8:11:09 PM permalink
Quote: Hunterhill

You reminded me we used to play kick the can until it was to dark to see,



Played kick the can till we were sick from the heat,
and soaked with sweat. Then some kind of tag
game till it was too dark.
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