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Favorite childhood toys and youthful memories

By Mr68

6 years ago


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#3351 1 year ago

Someone's '62 Chevy is missing its cigarette lighter.

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#3352 1 year ago

These were in my mom's silverware drawer since I can remember. I used to play with these a lot, but the connotations went way over my 5 year old brain. No big deal was ever made about my using them to crack nuts with.

I don't know how my parents wound up with these. They look home made, but they are made from a casting as you can see casting marks on her heels ( the cast marks do not photograph well).

The only thing I can think of is that my mom worked in an airplane parts factory during WW II and perhaps an aluminum/casting mechanic made them on the side.

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#3353 1 year ago
Quoted from Mr68:

Oh my god. Do you guys remember getting unwanted erections in class? We must of looked stupid carrying our books in the front as cover.

It sure peeked the girls curiosity.

LTG : )

#3354 1 year ago

A friend of mine had a jumbo box of those. He had it open and was staring at it.

I smacked the bottom of his hand as hard as I could. It looked like it was snowing in the class room.

LTG : )

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#3356 1 year ago
Quoted from LTG:

jumbo box of those

what are they?

#3357 1 year ago

In relation to LTG’s post : )

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#3358 1 year ago
Quoted from mof:

what are they?

The slang term is "paper assholes". They are reinforcement rings for 3-ring binder paper hole blow outs.

#3359 1 year ago
Quoted from Rezdog:

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In the 60's I worked at a fast food joint for 18 months. During that period of time, I worked for 9 or 10 different managers. One new boss came in and brought all of the ashtrays off the tables and started breaking off a corner each ash tray by hammering it against the terra cotta floor.

I asked him what he was doing. He said people will not steal a broken ash tray. And we never lost another ash tray after that.

#3360 1 year ago
Quoted from LTG:

A friend of mine had a jumbo box of those. He had it open and was staring at it.
I smacked the bottom of his hand as hard as I could. It looked like it was snowing in the class room.
LTG : )
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Lloyd, was this your version of pick up sticks.

#3361 1 year ago

Or 52 pick up times a dozen or so.

#3362 1 year ago
Quoted from LTG:

It sure peeked the girls curiosity.
LTG : )

Ah, that's "piqued" Lloyd. And if she asked for your shoe size you can figure she is interested

#3363 1 year ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Ah, that's "piqued" Lloyd.

I was sure they peeked.

LTG : )

#3364 1 year ago

When the shit was thick.

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#3365 1 year ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

When I was in third grade, we went on a school field trip. We came to the big city where I have been living for 50 years and toured the Borden milk plant where Elsie the Cow lived.

I remember that Elmer the Bull on Elmer’s Glue was the fictional cartoon boyfriend of Elsie the Cow on Borden milk cartons.

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#3366 1 year ago
Quoted from mooch:

I remember that Elmer the Bull on Elmer’s Glue was the fictional cartoon boyfriend of Elsie the Cow on Borden milk cartons.

I guess that's how they made those baby cartons.

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#3367 1 year ago
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#3368 1 year ago

RE

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#3369 1 year ago
Quoted from Mr68:

I guess that's how they made those baby cartons.
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I think they used Elmer’s Glue to seal the cartons because I always had a hell of a time opening those as a kid.

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#3370 1 year ago

"Hey Good Lookin! We'll be back to pick you up later!"

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#3371 1 year ago

I had a Krazy Kar in 1973.
Good times.

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#3372 1 year ago
Quoted from mooch:

I think they used Elmer’s Glue to seal the cartons because I always had a hell of a time opening those as a kid.
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Our grade school expected you to eat all of your lunch. To think of all the asparagus and other (to a kid) inedibles that I smuggled into the trash inside those little milk cartons...

#3373 1 year ago

I remember watching my dad build a Laramie Stage coach around 1971.
I was too young to help at 4 years old, but I thought the skeletons with rifles was the coolest thing.

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#3376 1 year ago
Quoted from bssbllr:

When the shit was thick.
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"It slices! It dices! It makes Julienne fries!"

#3377 1 year ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

"It slices! It dices! It makes Julienne fries!"

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#3378 1 year ago

I remember being wildly curious about a new toothpaste in the 60s called Stripe that had colored stripes in it, years before Aquafresh. I persuaded my loyal Crest-buying parents to buy me some Stripe just so I could figure out how the heck stripes came out of it.

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#3379 1 year ago

Speaking of toothpaste, who remembers the girl licking her teeth in this mid-70s Pearl Drops commercial?

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#3381 1 year ago
Quoted from mooch:

I remember being wildly curious about a new toothpaste in the 60s called Stripe that had colored stripes in it, years before Aquafresh. I persuaded my loyal Crest-buying parents to buy me some Stripe just so I could figure out how the heck stripes came out of it.
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Beginning around age 10 or so, I'll bet I had 50 questions a day, every day, about everything in my world. Stripe toothpaste was also one of my curiosities. And because my questions were so obscure, and pre-internet, 99.9% of them went unanswered.
For decades now I've told friends how I wished I had grown up with Google. I'm still asking questions and I thank you for reminding me about that one.

Stripe toothpaste solved:

https://www.quora.com/Package-Design-How-does-striped-toothpaste-retain-its-stripes-after-being-bottled-and-squeezed
And if you want a more scientific explantion:
https://patch.com/california/pleasanthill/how-do-they-get-stripes-toothpaste

#3382 1 year ago

BTW. I was that pain in the ass kid that always had questions and adult answers only caused more questions. I hate those kids.

#3383 1 year ago
Quoted from Mr68:

BTW. I was that pain in the ass kid that always had questions and adult answers to them only caused more questions. I hate those kids.

They must have loved you at Sunday School!
I am like that, and still get kicked out!

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#3384 1 year ago
Quoted from Mr68:

BTW. I was that pain in the ass kid that always had questions and adult answers only caused more questions. I hate those kids.

Frankly I love those kids. The engineers, scientist and thinkers of the future. You can learn as much from them as they can from you. And it keeps you young.

///Rich

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#3386 1 year ago
Quoted from Mr68:

Beginning around age 10 or so, I'll bet I had 50 questions a day, every day, about everything in my world.

Here’s you and me the first day with a Rubik’s Cube.

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#3387 1 year ago
Quoted from mooch:

Here’s you and me the first day with a Rubik’s Cube.

Agreed and afterward I'd be saying, Hey Mooch, you still got those firecracker?

#3388 1 year ago

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Repackaged and renamed for the 21st Century.

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#3389 1 year ago
Quoted from Mr68:

BTW. I was that pain in the ass kid that always had questions and adult answers only caused more questions. I hate those kids.

Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

They must have loved you at Sunday School!
I am like that, and still get kicked out![quoted image]

This behavior is not appreciated by instructors and supervisors in the corporate world. But I didn't care

I had a super tell me that I should not be "doing that". I asked him why. He knew he got caught with his pants down. He pawed the floor like a bull looking at the matador. And then gave me some horse shit of an answer, left the hanger, and I got back to work.

#3390 1 year ago
Quoted from mooch:

Speaking of toothpaste, who remembers the girl licking her teeth in this mid-70s Pearl Drops commercial?

Ah, what was that, again?

I have not seen PD on the shelves for years. I got these off of Ebay and they shipped in from the UK.

You can now buy them from Amazon and Walmart.com. But Walmart does not stock it on the shelves.

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#3391 1 year ago

Didn’t everyone’s Mom have one of these?

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#3395 1 year ago

Did you ever mail away for some item you wanted from the back of a cereal box, or some similar offer? The first thing I ever got this way was a Dennis the Menace cereal spoon. I was so excited to get this in the mail! This offer was from the year 1961, so I was only 4 years old.

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#3396 1 year ago

The cool wood GI Joe foot locker..yup I forgot bout that too. Damn we had some cool stuff back then. I (we?) just didn’t know it at the time. Makes me wonder what the next generation of pinsiders will be posting in 20-30 years.
The pinbar?

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#3397 1 year ago
Quoted from mooch:

Didn’t everyone’s Mom have one of these?
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Was my mom the only one that had these creepy face mugs around.

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#3398 1 year ago

Anybody ever have those little animals that were held together by string? When you push the bottom of the base, the little figure collapses.

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#3399 1 year ago
Quoted from bssbllr:

Was my mom the only one that had these creepy face mugs around.
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My grandmother had a whole curio cabinet filled with that kind of stuff. But I guess they’re not any creepier than all my ugly-ass tiki mugs.

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#3400 1 year ago

This hung in every home I went into in the late 70s. Thought it was like some kinda parent cult thing going on.
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