"Behind my elementary school we would put pennies on the R/R tracks for kicks. Mom didn't know this but the old guy next door would have my brother and I hop a train with him over to a lake so we could pick golden rods for worms so he could…"
"Goodness, the times have changed but not the issue..In North Mpls where my buddy lived and I ran around while being in my teens I noticed that we didn't make an issue of the segregation stuff. The local churches and schools and businesses were…"
"We have a new tv station up here called "ME TV" and it is totally old tv shows from our past. Like, Rifleman, Dick VanDyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Twilight Zone, Bananza, Big Valley, and many others with my all time favorite…"
"Personally, I don't recall a Saturday evening when my parents did NOT play cards and drink some beer, etc. with my grandparents and some aunts and uncles whether at our house or theirs. It was fun! We lived in suburbia but according to my wife,…"
"I'll bet anyone who attended elementary school in the 50's can remember those darn polio shots and mantox tests annually until the Saulk polio vacination sipping stuff.. My wife is allergic to the mantox test and has a reaction everytime…"
"Most likely they had intertubes as I recall.. And Chains,, Well,,, not that often because they would wreck the roadway surface. My grandfather always talked about the chains on the semi's back in the 1930's and 40's when he drove over…"
"I agree with your comment.. My dad drove a semi in the cities up here and I don't remember ever seeing any.. But I do remember the smell of the deisel exaust fumes on his clothes which is how he died at age 59. He got black lung which is listed…"
"Jodie,, Detroit Lakes,, WOW.. Beautiful country up there. Believe it or not,, the whole town of Rothsay Mn was my mothers side of the family. They were Nordmarken's, Freng's, Haugtvedt's, Olsen's, Torstensen's,…"
"Even I recall no seatbelts.. there were nine of us kids plus mom and dad plus my gr-grandma many times in the old Ford Woody station wagon with the holes in the floors. LOL! I remember lots of tears from both my parents trying to figure out how to…"
"You gotta love the past...Our transistor radios were all am, not fm yet..we lived by one of the oldest radio towers in the state owned by CBS-WCCO which we could get even on our 8 party phone line until NW Bell fixed the lines.. LOL! I don't…"
"Yes MASH is a gift! We would watch it every night before bed,, especially in my 20's and 30's. A real treat of laughs and tears I truly enjoyed. Potter, BJ and Alan Alda as well as many other stars.. Now all we have up here in the…"
"Was there a Barnaby Jones? Marcus Welby MD..Dr Killdeer? Wow? I didn't watch them much so I'm guessing..Wasn't there a Vincent Edwards who was a Dr Casey? and who was doctor who lived in the motorhome in the parking lot of some…"
"Well Gallllleeeee! Funny. 70's.. Taxi, All in the Family, oh so many good memories... Red Fox..Laugh In.. X gets the Square.. What's My Line was my grandmas favorite.. Funny how much we can recall of our youth.."