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ImageBirdieBlue
Jun 24, 2010 10:40 AM CST
Name: BirdieBlue
Piedmont N.C.
Today is a gift from God, Use it we
This is where we of the "baby boomer" era, born between 1946 and 1964 can share memories and discuss some of the challenges of todays high tech world.
BirdieBlue

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ImageBirdieBlue
Jun 24, 2010 10:49 AM CST
Name: BirdieBlue
Piedmont N.C.
Today is a gift from God, Use it we
I was born in 1951. Some of my earlier memories include my cat, Cocoa who slept with me in my crib and a stuffed homemade sock monkey named Jimmy.
Captain Kangaroo and The Lone Ranger were 2 of my favorite TV shows. TV was black & white of course.
My first airplane ride was from Seattle,Washington to Ithaca, NY in January of my 6th year. It was cold like I had never known before when we got out of that plane!
I hope that some of you will enjoy sharing memories here.
There are many topics that we could explore. Family friendly, of course.
Come and join in, please.

Sheri
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ImageCandyce
Jun 25, 2010 11:52 AM CST
Name: Candyce Fulford
N of MA, E of VT, W of ME, S o
Grandmother Extraordinaire
Hi, Sheri! We share the same birth year.

Some of my earliest memories are playing with the sand in the sandbox at the church nursery, riding in a station wagon to 1st grade in a one-room schoolhouse, having a chamber pot under my bed at my grandparents' house when I visited them in the summer. And the smell of my great-aunt's dairy farm in the summer. They had no running water and no electricity, yet ran a dairy farm that provided milk and milk products for the whole region.

I wish that I had been as interested in family ancestry then as I am now. I would have asked them for stories, taken pictures, and done all that cool stuff.
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ImageBirdieBlue
Jun 25, 2010 3:53 PM CST
Name: BirdieBlue
Piedmont N.C.
Today is a gift from God, Use it we
My Grampa on Mama's side always told the best stories. He kept a little spiral notebook in his shirt pocket and could answer just about any question about family history. somewhere in there I vaguely remember Benedict Arnold...now I can't remember if we were related (hope not) or if some ancestor had some dealings with him.
I remember singing many songs in front of my mirror into a perfume bottle or hairbrush. Also practicing dancing with my closet door, the knob of course being the boys hand!
Thank you for sharing some memories. I didn't know if I had filled things out correctly or if anyone would find this spot.

Sheri Smiling
BirdieBlue

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ImageCandyce
Jun 25, 2010 5:16 PM CST
Name: Candyce Fulford
N of MA, E of VT, W of ME, S o
Grandmother Extraordinaire
Sheri! You done great!
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Imagestormyla
Jun 27, 2010 1:35 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Hi Birdie! This is a great idea for a Cubit. I was born in 55 and my brother in 52. What I remember playing the most was Cowboys & Indians. I never got to be the Cowboy, rarely ever even the Cowgirl. I think my brother just liked tying me to the bannister. LOL Hilarious! Good luck with your Cubit.
ImageCandyce
Jun 28, 2010 7:20 AM CST
Name: Candyce Fulford
N of MA, E of VT, W of ME, S o
Grandmother Extraordinaire
Hi, Stormy! This is going to be a fun Cubit, huh?
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ImageBirdieBlue
Jun 28, 2010 10:07 AM CST
Name: BirdieBlue
Piedmont N.C.
Today is a gift from God, Use it we
Oh, I'm so glad you all have joined me. I didn't know how to set all of the setings (still don't) but hoped people might show up.
I remember having a grey felt poodle skirt when I was about 6. They only show them on teens now when ya see pictures of the 50's so I guess I was really in style!
We lived in SanDiego my first 6 1/2 years and I learned to watersky at age 5.....well actually I learned that when you fall you do let go of the ropes. One of my earliest memories is of water and bubbles rushing past my head as I tightly hold on to the ropes. Ih my head I kept hearing my Daddy say "now don't let go of the ropes" over & over. Fortunately I came out alive and none the worse for that esperience as I still love the water. (I'm pretty sure my Mom would have had a fit if she'd been there!)

Hope everyone has a great day1
Sheri Group hug
BirdieBlue

Remember; Each day is a gift from God. Use it wisely!
Imagestormyla
Jun 28, 2010 10:49 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Hi Candyce! Yes, it should be fun. You country girls have lots of different fun experiences. I miss riding the street cars and subways downtown in search of the perfect Easter outfit, complete with coat, hat & gloves.
ImageCandyce
Jun 28, 2010 1:01 PM CST
Name: Candyce Fulford
N of MA, E of VT, W of ME, S o
Grandmother Extraordinaire
One activity that I am very 'into' right now is creating a family history for my grandchildren. How wonderful it would be to write down these memories, and the other memories they spark, and put them into a notebook for our descendants to read!
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ImageBirdieBlue
Jun 28, 2010 3:10 PM CST
Name: BirdieBlue
Piedmont N.C.
Today is a gift from God, Use it we
Anybody out there remember the Watussi?
BirdieBlue

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ImageCandyce
Jun 28, 2010 4:11 PM CST
Name: Candyce Fulford
N of MA, E of VT, W of ME, S o
Grandmother Extraordinaire
Oh yeah!
Couldn't do it, but I remember it!
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Imagestormyla
Jun 28, 2010 5:07 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Candyce, you can start by copying your posts from here. My mother and grandmother were very big on oral histories, but you are right, some of them I don't remember now and they are since gone.

Birdie, I think it was spelled Watusi, wasn't it? I remember the dance and the song. I also remember my mother and her sisters teaching each other "The Continental".
ImageBirdieBlue
Jun 28, 2010 6:36 PM CST
Name: BirdieBlue
Piedmont N.C.
Today is a gift from God, Use it we
Your spelling may be right. I just remember trying to do it along with the Swim, the Jerk, Twist and other such strange looking dances. Whenever I see the type of dancing that was in style when I was in...say 6th grade on...they really do look strange. Funny how we thought they were so cool then.
I was just talking to my Mom on the phone and she reminded me that I could barely contain my squeals of delight over the Beatles (George was the one I liked best). I do remember going to the 1st Beatle movie and the girls were screaming in the theater (me too, probably). Whistling
BirdieBlue

Remember; Each day is a gift from God. Use it wisely!
Imagestormyla
Jun 28, 2010 6:43 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
What about the Mashed Potato? That was big around that time. The Sloopy came a little later. I don't think they give dances names now. Do they?
ImageBirdieBlue
Jun 28, 2010 8:15 PM CST
Name: BirdieBlue
Piedmont N.C.
Today is a gift from God, Use it we
Nope don't think they do. I just typed a fairly long entry and dadburnit if it didn't dissapear right out from under me. hate it when that happens! Grumbling
BirdieBlue

Remember; Each day is a gift from God. Use it wisely!
ImageCandyce
Jun 28, 2010 8:31 PM CST
Name: Candyce Fulford
N of MA, E of VT, W of ME, S o
Grandmother Extraordinaire
Me, too.
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ImageTwinLakesChef
Jun 29, 2010 8:06 PM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
Yup . . I'm one. Born in 1947. I am currently working on an article that is surprising me. It is how WWII affected the role of women in the kitchen.

I have been researching this for over 10 years just for myself. Once I started writing the article I was astounded on some of the things I found. A lot of it has to do with the influence baby boomers have on everything in our country.
Yum Yum Divas ~ ~ "Most recipes are not invention . . . but evolutions"
ImageBirdieBlue
Jun 30, 2010 8:43 AM CST
Name: BirdieBlue
Piedmont N.C.
Today is a gift from God, Use it we
Oh Wow, Yum Yum! that sounds very interesting and exciting.
We really have had a huge influence in our world. I believe that we have always been the largest number of people a certain age group, be it teens or now Seniors or nearly so.
Perhaps you can share some of your exciting discoveries with us.

Yesterday I suddenly remembered needing my roller-skates adjusted and the skate key was no where to be found. LOL kids today would give a strange perplexed look and wonder what in the world is a skate key? Loved my hula-hoop too!
Oh and yep, I had to walk about 3 miles to grade school, rain, sun or snow!! Rolling on the floor laughing
BirdieBlue

Remember; Each day is a gift from God. Use it wisely!
Imagenap
Jun 30, 2010 8:47 AM CST
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
This is where Candyce directed us to come from the other Cubit, if we want to share our earliest memories. So here's mine:

My parents were from Buffalo but moved with my sister (who was a toddler) and my grandparents and my aunt to California in 1940. They were there for 10 years, but I was only there for 4 because I was born in 1946. We all moved back to Buffalo in 1950.

~I have a few glimpses in my memory of California. The playground near my house.
~Climbing over the chair barrier at my sister's bedroom door, which was put there to keep me out because she had the chickenpox.
~The lemon trees and chicken coop in my backyard and the spider which scared me to death and made me afraid to go out there the rest of the day.
~My grandfather chopping the head off a chicken and it didn't die right away.
~Our first TV set, with a round convex screen and a magnifying device over it to make the picture larger.
~The western singer on TV dressed all in white, whose name was Spade Cooley. (No one else seems to remember this guy. I must have been in love.)
~Apparently my mother gave me a raw potato to eat. I was walking on the sidewalk, took a bite of the potato and saw blood on it. I lost my first tooth. I can't believe my mother gave me a raw potato.
~Whatever kind of car it was, it was big and black and I used to ride spread out on the back ledge. We got an Oldsmobile just before coming back to NY, probably because of the move, and the family took a vote (probably a fake one) as to which car we should take. I was the only one who voted for Sprinkle. I forgot to mention that my Dad used to name all our cars. The Olds was Betsy. In fact, after Sprinkle, all of his cars were named Betsy.
~My parents bed was HUGE, but of course I was a very little girl so maybe it really wasn't. I used to have pacifiers which I called doodies. I would lie on their bed for a nap with several doodies and as soon as the one in my mouth got slobbery, I would exchange it for a dry one. I guess I hated slobbery doodies.

I think that's it for my memories of being four and under.

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