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  • #16
    Originally posted by JimD
    I recall a McDonalds commercial that ran on TV for some time, touting how you could "feed a family of four for five dollars - and get change."
    They had a "change back from you dollar" one too I think. (Referring to a meal for one obviously ....)

    And I was 6 when JFK was killed, living in MAss .... I don;t remember it at all. Not sure we had a tv at that point, so I suspect my parents sheltered us from the news? Or I just have a bad memory.
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    • #17
      Originally posted by betheny
      Thanks for calling me sharp and aware...I hope I didn't peak at age 3. It must have SUCKED to get injured in the '60's. I can't even bear to imagine the hospital. OMG how long were you in rehab? Did you have to use one of those Stryker frames, like in Born on the 4th of July? Ugghhhhhhhh!
      Don't worry Betheny. You definitely didn't peak at 3. From what I have read on your posts, you're still as sharp and aware as ever. I'm sure that between your political "junkie" upbringing and good genes is why you're one smart cookie.

      To answer your question. I got my sci in "68" one month shy of turning 13. If a stryker frame was one where they sandwiched you in and flipped you like a pancake every two hours then yup, I was on one. I never had the screws put in the side of my head just a strap around my chin with weights hanging off each side of my neck. Back then you were in rehab. for such a long time; 7 months. Towards the end I would go home on weekends just to see how we would manage. The rehab. was what you would expect from back then. Everytime I got more return I was never pushed to improve on it. They just kept saying that was all I was going to get. Whatever return I did get was a combination of being an incomplete and having a mother pushing me to do more with each improvement. Heck, who needed a p.t. and o.t. I had mom. It was between the both of us where I learned my adl's and other improvements. Mom was even told that I would't live very long and I was only a c 5-6-7. They were wrong on many counts.

      I remember JFK assasination, I was in 3rd grade. However, not being quite mature yet in the 60's, I most especially remember the Beatles debut on Ed Sullivan and the cult daytime drama Dark Shadows. I even remember being heart broken watching Gary Lewis, from Gary Lewis and the playboys on Ed S. He was drafted into the Army in "67" and there was a national contest where one lucky girl would appear on the Ed S. show and give him a kiss good bye before leaving for the Army. She kissed him while he sang his hit song "Sealed with a kiss" or was it "Save your heart for me." Of course I wasn't that lucky girl and I don't think I ever recovered from it.

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      • #18
        LOL, I thought of Dark Shadows earlier! At some point Mom started turning the TV on during the day, because Del and I would watch it. Must have been 66 or 67? We'd walk around holding hands and singing "I Wanna Hold Your Hand". (Lest I paint too gentle a picture, that was during the lulls when he wasn't blacking my eye!)

        I am very sorry you didn't get to kiss Gary Lewis. Paul Revere escaped me, AND David Cassidy. I NEEDED to kiss those boys!
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        • #19
          The horses pulling the coffin were gray, not white.
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          • #20
            Originally posted by betheny
            LOL, I thought of Dark Shadows earlier! At some point Mom started turning the TV on during the day, because Del and I would watch it. Must have been 66 or 67? We'd walk around holding hands and singing "I Wanna Hold Your Hand". (Lest I paint too gentle a picture, that was during the lulls when he wasn't blacking my eye!)

            I am very sorry you didn't get to kiss Gary Lewis. Paul Revere escaped me, AND David Cassidy. I NEEDED to kiss those boys!
            I used to see Paul Revere and the Raiders on Don Webster’s Upbeat Show in Cleveland. I thought their outfits were cool, and Fang and his guitar with “fang” written across the back was cool too.

            My younger sister liked Davy Jones, David Cassidy too (yuk!). She also like that guy from the TV show Here Come the Brides (Robert Brown). My brothers and I had to watch all those girl shows because of her. There were benefits to some of the shows. They were Barbara Eden in I Dream of Jeannie and Sally Field in Gidget and The Flying Nun. I hated that “Nun” show, but I still was hot for that little nun. Catholic school…geez!

            Remember the toy spy attaché cases. They came with a built-in camera and a gun that could be converted in to several different weapons. So cool!

            How about Greenie Stickum Caps, Fizzies, Chatty Cathy, Tinker Toys, Lincoln Logs, and Erector Sets. Ha! Don’t even get me started.

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            • #21
              Now I remember what TV show had Paul Revere & the Raiders on as regulars it was Where The Action Is. (I was in bed when I remembered LOL).

              The title song lyrics:

              Oh, baby come on, let me take you where the action is. (3X)
              It's so neat to meet ya baby where the action is.

              In every little town cross the U.S.A.
              There's a spot where the people tangle everyday
              Just leave your problems and get away
              Come down and listen to the guitars play.

              Dance, dance dance when you hear that beat
              Dance, dance dance get up off of your seat
              Dance, dance dance let your back bone slip
              Let's go to the place on the Sunset Strip

              Oh, baby come on, let me take you where the action is. (3X)
              It's so neat to meet ya baby where the action is.

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              • #22
                That guy from Here Come The Brides was Bobby Sherman, unless she went for the off-brands.
                Remember?

                Julie Julie Julie
                Do ya love me?

                Ala-At the International Spy Museum in DC, there is a whole room of spy toys from the 60's. Mt bro and I had the 007 attache case, but it was red, not blue. I loved looking at that stuff. The one you posted is super groovy. Bond, James Bond. My 007 case totally had that decoder, I bet it was the same one, can't remember the rest of it though.

                Oddly, we weren't allowed to watch Bond movies. Mom nixed them.

                Does anyone remember Honey West? I became her, the summer of 65. I wore a turtleneck sweater with a belt spray-painted gold over the sweater. Turquoise stretch pants underneath. In AUGUST! Mom made me go back to regular clothes for school. That year I think Batman and Robin came out, we played it every recess.
                Last edited by betheny; 02-23-2008, 12:33 PM.
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by betheny
                  That guy from Here Come The Brides was Bobby Sherman, unless she went for the off-brands.
                  Remember?

                  Julie Julie Julie
                  Do ya love me?

                  Ala-At the International Spy Museum in DC, there is a whole room of spy toys from the 60's. Mt bro and I had the 007 attache case, but it was red, not blue. I loved looking at that stuff. The one you posted is super groovy. Bond, James Bond. My 007 case totally had that decoder, I bet it was the same one, can't remember the rest of it though.

                  Oddly, we weren't allowed to watch Bond movies. Mom nixed them.

                  Does anyone remember Honey West? I became her, the summer of 65. I wore a turtleneck sweater with a belt spray-painted gold over the sweater. Turquoise stretch pants underneath. In AUGUST! Mom made me go back to regular clothes for school. That year I think Batman and Robin came out, we played it every recess.

                  Betheny,

                  yea I remember Honey West, I wanted to be her too, she was cool....how bout her cat, wasn't it an ocelot?..and what about that beauty mark. I fancied myself as a private detective like her, Ann Francis was a beauty with brains, sass and looks too.

                  I had the hots for Bobby Shermam, my bedroom door was covered with his pictures. I saw him in the late 90's in a reunion tour, he was still cute as ever. Yea I am a geek. I also was in love with David Cassidy.

                  Who recalls the show Now Explosion? It was sort the MTV of the late 60's, we'd watch on Saturdays. We also watched American Bandstand(had a friends sister who danced on the show a few times)

                  I wished I had saved all my hip hugger bells and aviators sun glasses, I'd be a groovy, out of sight and far out chic.....yea baby... cuz now they back in style.

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                  • #24
                    Honey West? OH YEAH, I remember. Anne Francis. Another show my sister insisted on watching. No objections from me. Then of course there was The Man from UNCLE and The Girl from UNCLE. We used to watch those UNCLE shows until one episode showed a girl dancing in a skimpy bikini (I think she had something written across her mid-section). My dad put the kibosh on those shows after that, LOL.

                    Anne Francis starred in the 1956 Sci-Fi classic Forbidden Planet.

                    I think I would dig that crazy Betheny West.

                    My sister liked Bobby Sherman too as well as his brother on Brides. Oddly enough, my sister married a guy that looked a lot like Robert Brown.

                    My sister also liked Illya Kuryakin (David Keith McCallum). Damn, she liked every young guy in movies or TV. I thought Illya was the coolest one on the show.

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                    • #25
                      All these memories of the 60s and no mention of the civil rights movement? Interesting.

                      C.

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                      • #26
                        That was so great! My teens relived. I remember those and so much more as if they were yesterday > > >

                        ... I remember working to cover shifts the weekend of Woodstock for one of several people from the city swimming pool where I worked as a Lifeguard ... they only got to within 25 miles of Wooodstock but the world was talking about that weekend, then and now!

                        ... I remember being on a canoe trip through Algonquin Park with 8 year olds. I was a counsellor at Taylor Statten Camps in the Park and the night they landed on the moon we all sat on the shore of a remote lake and looked at the clearest night sky, amazing set of stars like none I had ever seen and a magnificent moon ... and we all talked about the fact that somebody was walking on the moon!

                        ... and so many more good and bad things ... the War in Vietnam, geography class was where I was when they annouced President Kennedy had been killed, Yorkville in Toronto (our Haight-Ashbury in Canada for the 60's) .. there are so many thoughts going through my head!

                        "Thanks for the memories!" as Bob Hope always said!

                        William

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Tiger Racing
                          All these memories of the 60s and no mention of the civil rights movement? Interesting.

                          C.
                          Well.....talk about it. Wasnt a big deal to me. 1st grade, I had 2 black kids in my class. So what...they lived right down the road from me. Played sports with them, and shared bikes with each other(whoever had air in their tires that day)...lots of flats from the "off-road" trails.....

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Tiger Racing
                            All these memories of the 60s and no mention of the civil rights movement? Interesting.

                            C.
                            TR in defense of the posters, most of us were only between the ages 1-13. Not something you would think about at that age, or pay attention, at least not moi. We're talking about memories not what was learned after the fact. I do have a vague memory of seeing riots on tv and the protest at Kent state. But shucks, I was only 12 in 68 and boys and music were on my mind, along with hoola-hooping, roller skating and wanting to be a cheerleader, which I never made to try-outs. 12 might seem more mature today but there was no cable tv back then. There was no 24/7 news to remind you of world affairs, only what you caught on the world news at 6:00 and 6:30. I remember getting upset with my dad because I wanted to watch popeye and he wanted the news. I guess we were priveledge, we had 2 tv's.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by ala
                              Now I remember what TV show had Paul Revere & the Raiders on as regulars it was Where The Action Is. (I was in bed when I remembered LOL).

                              The title song lyrics:

                              Oh, baby come on, let me take you where the action is. (3X)
                              It's so neat to meet ya baby where the action is.

                              In every little town cross the U.S.A.
                              There's a spot where the people tangle everyday
                              Just leave your problems and get away
                              Come down and listen to the guitars play.

                              Dance, dance dance when you hear that beat
                              Dance, dance dance get up off of your seat
                              Dance, dance dance let your back bone slip
                              Let's go to the place on the Sunset Strip

                              Oh, baby come on, let me take you where the action is. (3X)
                              It's so neat to meet ya baby where the action is.
                              Thanks alot Ala. Now I have that song stuck in my head for the rest of the day.

                              Oh, baby come on, let me take you where the action is. It's so neat to meet ya baby where the action is. Yikes I can't get it out of my head.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by cara_m
                                Thanks alot Ala. Now I have that song stuck in my head for the rest of the day.

                                Oh, baby come on, let me take you where the action is. It's so neat to meet ya baby where the action is. Yikes I can't get it out of my head.
                                He, he, he! I do that to my wife all the time.

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