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How about a "remember when" blog? I remember when it was shameful to get a divorce.

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...early 70's playing kickball and hopscotch in the street yelling "car" when one needed to pass by people driving by waved some stopping briefly asking who was winning ......every neighbor knew every kid ...all Mom's could take turns to run errands during day while we played outside because everyone's Mom was home keeping an eye on kids outside who walked long semi-inhabited roads to visit friends when concern then was reminder to listen for cars and walk on shoulder of road
---Rhonda on 5/10/08

Susie: I am glad that it is no longer shameful for divorce. When my husband left me, I felt such a sense of failure as a Christian woman. We tried to have a Christian marriage, and raise our kids in a Christian home, but he gave up on our relationship. Why should I be ashamed that he left me and filed for divorce?
---Madison1101 on 5/9/08

I don't care to much for clown dolls. They creep me out. I don't care too much for dolls. They also creep me out. My daughter got a my size doll for a present. I would put the doll face down, at night. I didn't like it.
---Rebecca_D on 3/30/07

Under what conditions do you beleive that you are going to Heaven? The Bible says without HOLINESS no man will see God. Are you Holy?
---Cynthia_1 on 3/30/07

Raine, you reminded me of a funny story. My m-i-l also has a baby doll which she keeps in an old fashioned baby carriage. I have four sons and no daughters so my kids were never too familiar with dolls and such. When one of my sons first saw the doll laying in the carriage, he whispered into my ear, "Why does Grandma have a fake baby?"
---DoryLory on 3/29/07

Dory, I have to confess, dolls give me the creeps. They always have, especially all sitting around on shelves with their eyes wide open. When you visit someone's house, and get up in the middle of the night with all those creepy dolls, they creep me out. I don't like big baby dolls. Whew, I feel better now.
---Raine on 3/29/07

My mother-in-law still has a bride doll. In fact, she has lots of dolls. They all wear elaborate gowns and hats. They are beautiful but I couldn't be bothered. Can you imagine trying to clean those things?!!
---DoryLory on 3/29/07

Yes NVBarbra,I remember bride dolls, and 45 records that cost 49 cents, skates with keys, tag, jump rope, hop scotch, hide and go seek, hand clapping games,(who made those up?), those hard plastic head bands, and spoolies:) I remember when White Castle hamburgers were seven cents, and you could get three sour red cherries for a penny as well as all kinds of other good stuff. As kids we used to take soda bottles back to the store and have parties and not spend over a quarter.
---lynet on 3/27/07

My VERY first car was a Corvair! Turn that heater on and smell gas. TY Ralph Nader!
My 2nd was a brand new Dodge, slant 6, I loved that car, it could haul!
---NVBarbara on 3/27/07

Does anyone remember having 'Bride Dolls?'
I had one and my sister once threw it down the stairs, she still has the scars to show it! Bride dolls, what a concept, no wonder so many baby boomers married young!
---NVBarbara on 3/27/07

I remember my first Corvette Sting Ray. It was a 1965. I sold that car dirt cheap and now it's worth a least 20 times more then I sold it for. Same with my 68. It would be nice to have another one, but the prices!
---John on 3/27/07

I remember as a little girl, I had bunches of barbies, cars, beds, etc. I wished I would have kept all of those things, to give to my little girl. Because they don't make them anymore. They still make barbies but the beds, cars, resterants, things like that, are no longer around. I found out I have a barbie doll that was worth $8,000 back in 1998. I don't know what she is worth now. but I'll never sell her, my mom bought it for me, and she passed away 6 yrs ago.
---Rebecca_D on 3/25/07

Betty, my first car was a shiny, bright orange Bobcat. It was 1974.

I remember a world where innocence prevailed and evil was shocking. I remember black and white TV with only two channels. I remember buying penny candy from the corner store, riding bikes and playing badminton for hours on end.
---DoryLory on 3/23/07

I remember my "banana" bike. It was the best! I remember my first bought myself car, a Mercury Bobcat. Bright orange with a white vinyl roof. I remember the Tehran takeover. A friend I went thru Security Guard School with was one of the hostages.
---Betty on 3/22/07

I remember that saturday nights "The Grand Ole Opry" was a must!(WSM radio) with Minnie Pearl from Grinder's Twich,Roy Acuff and the Smokey Mountain Boys and little Jimmy Dickens. Depending on radio reception,somtimes we had WWVA Wheeling WV. Blue Grass still thrills me!(Earl Scrugs & Lester Flats)
---1st_cliff on 3/22/07

I remember when you got a new pair of shoes when school started and you were expected to wear them until school ended.
---Susie on 3/22/07

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Ahhh! this is a cool one.I remember Love songs,and Connie Franciswas a Sweetheart. Love meant real Sincerity,Faithfulness, and Truth. You never heard of Rap artists,all singers were intelligent and Talented.Sinatra was "Old Blues Eyes" and Mel Torme was the "Velvet Fog"."Good old Rock and Roll" singers were Elvis Presley,Jerry Lee Lewis and the originator, Chuck Berry!
---rosem4839 on 3/22/07

I remember when transistor radios were big in the 60's.Cutting out a record on the back of a cereal box........Mostly....I remember when you could play outside and not have to worry about anything happening except wiping out on your bicycle.
---JIM on 3/22/07

I'll go you one better Maddy! I remember when my parents had a collection of 78's! The records were so thick! My brother got in a heap of trouble when he and a buddy were using them as frisbies, sailing them into an open field behind our house! (I wish I had those records now! Original Caruso's and tons more!)
---NVBarbara on 3/21/07

Remember when you could buy a 45 RPM record for less than a dollar and get two songs on it? I remember saving my allowance and buying a Partridge Family record, along with a Jackson 5 record. I also remember buying 33 RPM albums and putting on a stack of records and listening to them all afternoon.
---Madison1101 on 3/21/07

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I remember when my uncle made my brother and I cut our hand-made bows 'n arrows into little pieces because we had tacked a target on his favorite tree...we were both very good shots ... we always hit the tree even if we missed the target.
---NV_Steve on 3/21/07

I remember when whites and blacks were not able to attend the same schools. I lived in a black neighborhood and thought that I was the one who couldn't go to their schools. My mother had to explain that one to me. I've never understood it.
---Susie on 3/21/07

You are right. If everyone lived their lives as an example of Jesus Christ, we would not have many of the problems we have in life now around us. People would respect others. They would be honest and have integrity. Gee remember when that was the norm. and not the exception. If everyone followed Jesus Christ and His teachings, many of the problems now plaguing families would not exist.
---Dave on 3/20/07

I remember when we didnt have many cars but bi-cycles, if your biking by and see someone walking, you would offer a they just look the other way like they dont want to know ... we use give to the neighbors freely: "my mommy says she wants to borrow a cuppa sugar for her baking." it usually never gets paid back cos we shared too.. today they tell you to go buy your own even if your poor..Christ seems to be fast rejected in many homes today..
---jana on 3/21/07

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I remember getting a swat on the bum from a friend's Mom when we got into some trouble, then sent home. My Mom & her Mom were friends, NOBODY sued anybody, and I was put on restriction when I got home!
---NVBarbara on 3/20/07

Amen Dave, But mabe we can make it better through a Christ like example.
---John on 3/20/07

Remember when music was played to be enjoyed by all and the singers had talent. The lyrics were clean, the beat made people move their feet. It didn't matter if you were 6 of 86, you could enjoy it. Comedians told jokes that were funny. Now lyrics and jokes are vulgar, violent and degrading to many people. Music should uplift our spirits, not fill our minds with evil thoughts, as is the case with Satans' rap. Being a radio disc jockey, I have seen music go from good to evil.
---Dave on 3/20/07

I remember when God was the head of society. Crimes against others were few and far between. We did not have to lock our doors because many respected their neighbors and property. Children played outside, families prayed together, read the bible together as a unit, not separately. Family outings were the high point of the week. Children were disciplined and taught respect for others. Oh, how the world has changed for the worse.
---Dave on 3/20/07

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I remember when common allergies were called "Hay Fever". Remember that? You forgot, didn't you? Seems like a long time ago. Now my kids say "What's that, a heenky hay ride?" So I say to them.."All right, I'll bite, what's heenky"? The circle continues.
---John on 3/20/07

I remember when (short term is gone) when Custer sat.
---Jerry_Atrick on 3/20/07

Tanks Vinnie..I totly unduhstand, no hawrm done...Fa-geta-bout-it!
---NVBarbara on 3/20/07

As I read through all these posts, I remembered a lot of things from my past that were very similar.

Now that I'm trying to comment...I can't remember what I wanted to say!
---NV_Steve on 3/19/07

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I remember when there was no TV in most houses in America. I also remember when the "F" word (and lots of others) was gutter language which was used by only the most vile of people. Now people use it like it is a a normal word and they seem to use it everywhere.
---Susie on 3/19/07

I think that was me at the supermarket. Don't worry Barbara, your cool. I lost at the tables that day, but you know what I say, Fa-geta-bout-it!
---Vinnie_the_mook on 3/19/07

I remember when the street lights coming on meant you'd better be coming in, a hot lunch at school was 35 cents, a sack of marbles, some army men, a board game or two, a doll, and a tea set was a wonderful Christmas for any boy and girl.
---lynet on 3/19/07

I remember when we used to eat in the house and go to the toilet outside-- now they eat outside and go to the toilet in the house!
---1st_cliff on 3/19/07

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I remember attending a boarding school in France where the rules kept guys and gals from sitting on the same park benches on campus. (50's) P.
---Pierr5358 on 3/19/07

I remember when as children the elderly would take you in their home if you hurt your knee, put a Plaster on it(band aid) give you some sweets/drink and ask you loads of questions about your hair or where your parents came from etc and see you out safely. When we went to visit a relative long distance if we needed the toilet, mum would knock the door of (any) house, most people would allow you to use their toilet, tell you where it was and leave you to let yourself out...(how trusting was that!)
---Carla5754 on 3/19/07

Knothead, show some appreciation. You have wonderful parents whom take good care of you, they keep a roof over your head, food in your stomach, and straighten out your alien tail.
---Eloy on 3/18/07

I remember when the doctor would come to you when you were sick. I remember when you could leave your door open and go away for the day, and when you came back nothing was touched. I remember when cussing in public was very rare. I remember when most people use to say, Merry CHRISTmas! I remember when King James Version HOLY Bibles were in the churches. I remember when men used to be respected, and fathers were allowed to raise their children.
---Eloy on 3/18/07

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I remember when you could actually read and know the ingredients on the food labels. I remember when parking used to be free, and so was using the restrooms in the airports and the bus stations and train stations. I remember when a dishwasher was a person. I remember when there was only 3 taxes: federal, state, and local. I remember when you were not allowed to say "pregnant" on television, now they say four-letter cuss words, even on children's cartoons.
---Eloy on 3/18/07

Pharisee said, "I remember when you could walk down any street and people would say hello/good morning......
---Pharisee on 3/18/07
Hey they still do that where I live. They just leave off the three o letters....
---Elder on 3/18/07

I remember when families ate together,when tv consisted of uncle milty,and news.when people prayed over their meals,when men feared God,when people knew their neighbors,alot more things which I would need 10 posts to cover.gas was 18 cents a gallon,milk a 25 a gallon , and tbone steak 69 centa a pound.
---tom2 on 3/18/07

Knothead: I remember when cats brought home prizes as offerings to me. Now, they just lay around, lounging, moving from one chair to another to nap on. I remember when they hunted for their food, now they demand it be from a can, in a bowl.
---Madison1101 on 3/18/07

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I remember when kids respected teachers, and didn't defy them. Now, not only do they defy them, they curse them out and assault them. In my school district, three teachers were assaulted in two weeks, one with a broken neck. It made the national news.
---Madison1101 on 3/18/07

I remember when cat-food tasted better.
I remember when I could run faster and jump farther.
I remember when naps didn't take as long.
---Knothead on 3/18/07

I remember when I was little we never locked our doors and us kids could sleep in an old army tent in the back yard, or on the fronch porch in the summer. Neighbors watched out for all the kids and were actually 'neighborly'. Now a days, same neighborhood, but you wont catch me even walking down that street without a gun or some kind of protection! Now the house where I grew up is a crack house! well. now I'm depressed.
---sue on 3/18/07

I remember when you could get two loaves of bread for a quarter, a large, delicious "real chocolate" candy bar for a nickel, a bag of chips, a soda, and 3 cents change from a quarter, into a movie for a quarter, and a real fruit popsicle for a nickel. A pair of leather shoes from Sears and Robuck for ten dollars, and I gota prom dress there for $24.00. My senior HIgh School pictures cost $35.00, and included an oil portrait. (1970)
My young adult children don't understand what happened :)
---lynet on 3/18/07

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I think she's still dead Rup. QE is still on the pun intended!
---NVBarbara on 3/18/07

I'm old enough to remember when we didn't have panty hose! All that trouble getting dressed for school with stretchy straps to hold up stockings. The 'good old days?' NAH!
Vinnie, you're so bad! :-)

Pharisee dear, can you believe that people here in this small town still have those manners! In LV I got used to getting fussed at in Spanish when someone would run into MY cart at a store! If you said hello or excuse me to a stranger, you'd just get a look as if you were a mass murderer!
---NVBarbara on 3/18/07

I remember when you could get away with murder, but now they got them DNA tests. Fa-geta-bout-it!
---Vinnie_the_mook on 3/18/07

How is the Queen Mum?
---Rup on 3/18/07

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I remember when we women couldn't even wear pants to church.
---Susie on 3/18/07

2. What should be shameful is to leave one's wife/husband and family to conduct an affair with another partner. There used to be a saying 'there is no innocent person in a divorce' but that is rubbish. A former work colleague of mine was abandoned for another woman and the first comment at work from some was "Well she must be offering him something that you were not." How disgusting - blame and no sympathy. They are the ones who should feel shame.
---m.p.a. on 3/18/07

My parents split when I was 11 and entering the 7th grade. I was the only child in my class that this had happened to, and for years I felt second class because of it.

To my--and all of our--sorrow, this was not the last. One thing I did while teaching was to assure children suffering the same thing that THEY were not bad and THEY did not cause this, and while their parents may not want to be married any more, it has nothing to do with their feelings for their children.
---Jack on 3/18/07

I remember when you could walk down any street and people would say hello/good morning/evening when they saw you.
---Pharisee on 3/18/07

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Yes, I too remember when it was a slur on one's character to be divorced. Unfortunately everyone seemed to tar the innocent, abandoned partner with the same brush as the one who left. In the U.K. our Queen was, at one time, not allowed to be in the presence of a divorced person, even when her cousin was divorced. Now she has 3 divorced children (as was her sister) and all seemed to manage to blame the 'other half'.
---m.p.a. on 3/18/07

Lets not go into divorce. It just leads to arguements. I remember back in 1999, gasoline was .98cents a gallon in WV. Now it is $2.69 a gallon. I remember leg warmers, 45 & 33 records, typewriters, 8-tracks, a hand shake from trust, now it has to be in writing, sitting on the porch with my grandma, kids can play outside and wouldn't have to worry so much about drugs. I may be 31 but alot sure has changed.
---Rebecca_D on 3/17/07

I remember when parents who didn't get along would stay together for the sake of their children.
---john on 3/18/07

Open mouth and change feet.

I remember when it was shameful for victims of incest/rape/abuse to come forward for help.
I remember when it was shameful to tell on good old Mr. Wilson, for touching the kiddies in the neighborhood. After all, he's just old.
I remember when it was shameful to tell on a drunk driver, picking up all the kids after school (carpool).
I remember...
---MarshmellowBunny on 3/18/07

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