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Old 05-16-2019, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
In the 50's ...my passion was playing marbles.

I still have some that I've kept all this time......


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Some quality slingshot ammo there!!
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Old 05-16-2019, 12:36 PM
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I sold fireworks out of my locker in 5th grade. A pack was the same price as lunch money. Got busted when an 8th grader got busted throwing them out the bus window and narked me out. They found over $300 in quarters and half brick of firecrackers. My dad told me later that he and the principle were laughing saying he's going to do fine in life.... I'm still in sales and still love fireworks.

BTW, bike jumps were awesome. I remember taking air and watching my front fork drop away with the front tire and me holding on to the handlebars saying oh sssshittttt
Skipping school and going fishing for the day was big too.
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Old 05-16-2019, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Jus Teasin View Post
Taking the suction cups off the dart gun's darts
Lighting fires
Selling seeds door to door
Boys Life Magazine
Lighting fires
Popular Mechanics
Erector sets
Metal Tonka toys
Lighting fires
Hot Wheels
Slingshot battles
Shooting arrows straight up in the air
Riding my bike everywhere
Breeding and selling mice
Lighting fires
.......All before the teen years!
This and wood burner thing and chemistry kits.
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Old 05-16-2019, 01:11 PM
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Thus and wood burner thing and chemistry kits.

How about the old steam engines 10 years old's use to get in the 20's........
be a quagmire of ineptitude today watching a kid fire up a mini steam engine
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Old 05-16-2019, 01:14 PM
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We used to sneak into the wreckers (Junk yard?) and steal the clear marbles out of dead batteries.
Mud running (Going for a run in the pissing down rain)
Building forts and tunnels
Proper organised bike races with teams and a predetermined track and number of laps
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Old 05-16-2019, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Minnow View Post
I sold fireworks out of my locker in 5th grade. A pack was the same price as lunch money. Got busted when an 8th grader got busted throwing them out the bus window and narked me out. They found over $300 in quarters and half brick of firecrackers. My dad told me later that he and the principle were laughing saying he's going to do fine in life.... I'm still in sales and still love fireworks.

BTW, bike jumps were awesome. I remember taking air and watching my front fork drop away with the front tire and me holding on to the handlebars saying oh sssshittttt
Skipping school and going fishing for the day was big too.
Just to be sure...........never, and I mean, never skip school to ride your new motorcycle, then do a wheelie past the band when you are the drum major of the band.

3 days suspension a dad pulled the keys to the bike for a month.
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Old 05-16-2019, 01:27 PM
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All of the above.

And being dropped off on Ship Island on Friday afternoon; then being picked up on Sunday afternoon. 48 hours of prowling the island - fishing, swimming, camping.

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When I was 17 I hitchhiked from Carolina to Cleveland Ohio, didn’t think anything about it.

Yesterday, I took an UBER driven by a semi recovering meth head.

Times change.......
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Originally Posted by Garett View Post
WOW.................................not for the bike, but that you got a ninth birthday. My last one was when I was seven

I don't have fond memories growing up, mine are filled with beatings, beatings and more beatings and then stuff worse then that.




But I've got'ta say, I've Never seen handlebars like that!
Yet here you are, and I think you turned out A-OK! I enjoy your posts and wit.
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I've read each and everyone, very cool things done by many...
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For me the most memorable are the times from the late 50's to mid 60's.....
Me and Dad driving down oilfield roads around Hobbs, NM. plinking Cottontails at Sunset with a .22 rifle.
Taking old metal wheel skates and making our own skate boards.
Kissing and making out with Lynn in the fort I made in the Second Grade.
Bottle Rocket Wars.
Sawing and splitting firewood with a bucksaw and a double bit axe.
Help my Dad at the Jaycee's Christmas Tree lot.
Jerking all the tubes out of the tv and test them at the 7-11.
Building my own own transistor radio.
Searching in the Desert for Mica, Apache Tears (obsidian) and broken Indian Pottery.
Fishing and seining our own minnows in the Pecos River South of Carlsbad, NM.
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Am I the only one that rode my bike through the mosquito truck cloud?
Nope!
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:02 PM
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Burning stuff with a magnifying glass and the sun (like ants).

Spending hours making Testors models, then blowing them up with firecrackers.

Melting stuff in the Creepy-Crawler maker - like crayons and plastic army men...or anything else that would melt.

"Experimenting" with a chemistry set, but never reading the instructions.
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:17 PM
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Making polish cannons by taping 3 beer cans together (2 with both top and bottom removed). Holes in the top of the bottom can with an ignition hole on the side at the bottom. Squirt in some ronsol lighter fluid in the ignition hole and stuff a tennis ball down the top and light her up. Then try to catch the smoking tennis ball with bare hands before it hit the ground. Actually had my dad and two other fathers *show* us how to make them - gave them another reason to empty a few more beers. . .
My cousin and I used to make these. My uncle *showed* us too. lol Except we used coffee cans. Scared the hell out of just about every dog in the neighborhood. Surprised the cops were never called.
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Riding my bike Friday afternoon laden with rods and choice selections from my dads tackle box to Dania pier to fish all night. Hunting snakes to sell to the pet store. Palm beaner wars, kick the can, bare foot football from telephone pole to telephone pole (tackle on the grass and touch on the road). Selling lemonade from my wagon in the gas lines on Hollywood blvd.
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:37 PM
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I remember when the phone would ring or a knock at the door would send all us kids running and yelling, I'll get it, as we tried to beat our siblings to answer the call. Kids don't do that today.
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:06 PM
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The forts bring it back. We would make one and use it as home base while making the next one bigger and better. By the time we were 12 we had dug down basements with rock foundations, logs cut down by hand with axes for the walls and roof and floor joists, plywood for a floor/ceiling allowing for a second level and a fireplace with metal chimney. There was a small coal vein nearby we would grab nice chunks from to use in the fireplace. Great for warmth as well as cooking hot dogs on a stick. Once 13 rolled around it was time for girls and beers. The same woods now were the location for bonfires and drinking beers with the girls. Not that any of us ever got lucky, but it was still fun.
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We built plenty of forts and tree houses. "Borrowed" lumber from nearby construction sites. One tree house was over 30 feet up - took forever getting the wood hauled up.

By 16, forts weren't cool enough to hang out and drink or smoke, so one summer my friend and I built a 12' x 18' log cabin on an unused part of his dad's property. One and a half stories with a loft for sleeping. Cut out a 55 gallon drum for a fireplace. We cut down and notched most of the trees (cherry) with an ax. His dad had a small chain saw but the blade wasn't long enough for most of the trunks. I was in fantastic shape that summer from all the lifting, sawing and chopping.

We taught ourselves how to angle the direction we wanted the trees to fall, but it didnt always go according to plan. One tree we cut down landed on high tension power lines and cut the power to a huge chunk of neighborhoods. We freaked out, since both my dad and my friend's uncle worked for the power company. The guys that responded were pretty cool, though once they saw why we cut the tree down - they even gave us their limb saw to make the notching faster and cleaner. I think today our parents would have been sued and we would have been sent to juvenile detention.
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Left my bb gun in the driveway and my dad backed over it the next morning. Had to aim 10ft to the right of my target! I guess that explains why I am a bad shot!! Dad's fault.
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Playing with GASOLINE, or as we called it at the time “G”. We were doing “waterfire” before Buddy Cianci ever dreamed of doing it in Providence with flames seemingly 50’ high rising off a pond that had been coated with “G” . Incredibly STUPID and absolutely deserving of a good ass kicking but I find myself laughing just thinking about it now almost 50 years later.

Amazingly no one died or spent months in a burn ward......
Hell yeah. We built “beer can cannons” by stacking steel beer cans on top of each other, used an old fashioned can opener to punch triangular holes in the bottoms, and duct taped them together with old antennas on the sides for side support. Cut the top can lid off and drop in a tennis ball. Load the bottom can with gas and gasoline vapor and light it off. The attempts that weren’t duds absolutely exploded and sent the tennis ball flying over the barn. Fun ... and stupid. Survived and matured to potato guns with hair spray as fuel. Love to go back and do it again.
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