EvenBob
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November 22nd, 2022 at 2:59:50 PM permalink
The Thanksgivings we had in the 50s weren't far from this Norman Rockwell version. Except we had 4 families all celebrating in one house probably a dozen adults and 15 kids. Everybody seemed happier in those days, there was never any arguments or any kind of bad feelings. I think it was because most of the adults were brought up during the Depression. A couple WWII vets and we even had a WWI vet at the table. The women did all the work in the kitchen and the men did absolutely nothing except watch football and drink beer and go deer hunting in the morning. It seems like as time went on and the more media we were exposed to the unhappier people got. People in the 1950s and into 60's just didn't know enough to be unhappy

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darkoz
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November 22nd, 2022 at 3:31:40 PM permalink
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The Thanksgivings we had in the 50s weren't far from this Norman Rockwell version. Except we had 4 families all celebrating in one house probably a dozen adults and 15 kids. Everybody seemed happier in those days, there was never any arguments or any kind of bad feelings. I think it was because most of the adults were brought up during the Depression. A couple WWII vets and we even had a WWI vet at the table. The women did all the work in the kitchen and the men did absolutely nothing except watch football and drink beer and go deer hunting in the morning. It seems like as time went on and the more media we were exposed to the unhappier people got. People in the 1950s and into 60's just didn't know enough to be unhappy


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Yeah that's why they were all smoking in movie theaters and doctors offices

The good old days of killing each other softly.
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EvenBob
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November 22nd, 2022 at 3:37:16 PM permalink
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The Thanksgivings we had in the 50s weren't far from this Norman Rockwell version. Except we had 4 families all celebrating in one house probably a dozen adults and 15 kids. Everybody seemed happier in those days, there was never any arguments or any kind of bad feelings. I think it was because most of the adults were brought up during the Depression. A couple WWII vets and we even had a WWI vet at the table. The women did all the work in the kitchen and the men did absolutely nothing except watch football and drink beer and go deer hunting in the morning. It seems like as time went on and the more media we were exposed to the unhappier people got. People in the 1950s and into 60's just didn't know enough to be unhappy


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Yeah that's why they were all smoking in movie theaters and doctors offices

The good old days of killing each other softly.
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My dad smoked four packs of cigarettes a day for 50 years and lived to be almost 90. I had a friend who smoked two packs a day and didn't make it past 40. Making blanket statements like you did is meaningless.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
darkoz
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November 22nd, 2022 at 6:47:05 PM permalink
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The Thanksgivings we had in the 50s weren't far from this Norman Rockwell version. Except we had 4 families all celebrating in one house probably a dozen adults and 15 kids. Everybody seemed happier in those days, there was never any arguments or any kind of bad feelings. I think it was because most of the adults were brought up during the Depression. A couple WWII vets and we even had a WWI vet at the table. The women did all the work in the kitchen and the men did absolutely nothing except watch football and drink beer and go deer hunting in the morning. It seems like as time went on and the more media we were exposed to the unhappier people got. People in the 1950s and into 60's just didn't know enough to be unhappy


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Yeah that's why they were all smoking in movie theaters and doctors offices

The good old days of killing each other softly.
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My dad smoked four packs of cigarettes a day for 50 years and lived to be almost 90. I had a friend who smoked two packs a day and didn't make it past 40. Making blanket statements like you did is meaningless.
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Your comment about anecdotal evidence is meaningless.

It's scientifically proven that smoking is hazardous to your health.

It sounds like you don't believe smoking is hazardous?
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linksjunkie
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November 22nd, 2022 at 7:14:09 PM permalink
Címon dude really? Canít we all get along on some threads.

Happy Thanksgiving all!!
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linksjunkie
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November 22nd, 2022 at 7:16:40 PM permalink
Have to agree with Bob here. Had the big family get together in small grandparents house. All was great. No one on cells phones. People interacting. A lot of fond memories.
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November 22nd, 2022 at 10:54:06 PM permalink
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The Thanksgivings we had in the 50s weren't far from this Norman Rockwell version. Except we had 4 families all celebrating in one house probably a dozen adults and 15 kids. Everybody seemed happier in those days, there was never any arguments or any kind of bad feelings. I think it was because most of the adults were brought up during the Depression. A couple WWII vets and we even had a WWI vet at the table. The women did all the work in the kitchen and the men did absolutely nothing except watch football and drink beer and go deer hunting in the morning. It seems like as time went on and the more media we were exposed to the unhappier people got. People in the 1950s and into 60's just didn't know enough to be unhappy


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Yeah that's why they were all smoking in movie theaters and doctors offices

The good old days of killing each other softly.
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That young girl in the bottom left looks like sheís plotting a murder. Happy thanksgiving.
EvenBob
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November 24th, 2022 at 8:33:01 AM permalink
The running joke every Thanksgiving in the 50s into the sixties was that my uncle Orville who was born in 1900 and was in World War 1 for one year and deer hunted all his life never got a deer. He'd gone deer hunting every year since he was 12 years old and at that time never shot one deer. And I think I heard he never did for the rest of his life. So everybody gave him a hard time on Thanksgiving cuz that's what everybody did was go deer hunting before dinner. That would be impossible today to not get a deer because the deer herd in Michigan and in the United States is many many times larger than it was then. I just read that it's 100 times larger, if that's possible. I know I see deer all the time because I live in a rural area.
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NicksGamingStuff
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November 24th, 2022 at 8:50:42 AM permalink
Last year I went to Carrot Top on Thanksgiving, was really surprised how busy it was at the Luxor. Not sure what I will do this year, maybe something good will be on House Seats tonight.

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