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In the 60s ...........that channel was my baby sitter ..........
 

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honeymooners every nite @11 and abbott and costello every sunday afternoon, forever
 

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What was it called back in the 60"s millionaire theatre that show movies such as the crawling eye
 

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Yankee baseball
Yule log burning
 
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What was it called back in the 60"s millionaire theatre that show movies such as the crawling eye

WOR had the Million Dollar Movie. Every Saturday Night PIX had Chiller Theater with the hand coming up from the ground. Crawling eye was on of my faves. I think Forest Tucker was in that movie -pre F-Troop.
 

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Those of Us Born 1930-1969

At the
End of this email is a quote of the month
by Jay Leno. If you don't read
Anything else, please

Read what he said.



Very well stated, Mr. Leno..



TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE
1930's,
40's, 50's,
60's
and 70's!!



First, we survived being born to mothers who
smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant.



They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing,
tuna from a can and didn't get tested for diabetes.



Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on
our tummies in baby cribs covered
with
bright colored lead-base paints.



We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles,
locks on doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes,
we
had baseball caps
not
helmets on our heads.



As infants & children, we would ride in
cars with no car seats, no booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald
tires and sometimes no brakes.



Riding in the back of a pick- up truck on a warm
day was always a special treat.



We drank water from the garden hose and not
from a bottle.




We shared one soft drink with four friends, from
one bottle and no one actually died from this.



We ate cupcakes made with Lard, white
bread, real butter and bacon. We drank FLAV- OR- AID
made with real white sugar. And, we
weren't overweight. WHY?



Because we were always outside
playing....that's why!



We would leave home in the morning and play all
day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on..
No
one was able to reach us all day. And, we were OKAY.



We would spend hours building our
go-carts out of scraps
and
then ride them down the hill,
only
to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes
a few times,
we learned to solve the problem



We did not have Play stations,
Nintendo's and X-boxes. There were no video games, no 150 channels on cable,
no video movies or DVD's,
no
surround-sound or CD's,
no
cell phones,
no
personal computers,
no
Internet and no chat rooms.




WE
HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!




We
fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth
and there were no lawsuits
from these accidents.


We
would get spankings with wooden spoons, switches,
ping pong paddles, or just
a bare hand and no one would call child services to report abuse.



We ate worms and mud pies
made
from dirt, and
the
worms did not live in us forever.





We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays,
made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although
we were told it
would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.



We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house
and knocked on the door or rang the bell,
or just walked in and talked to
them.



Little League had tryouts and not everyone made
the team.
Those
who didn't had to learn
to deal
with disappointment.



Imagine that!!






The idea of a parent bailing us out
if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!




These generations have produced some of the
best
risk-takers,
problem solvers and inventors ever.



The past 50 years have been an explosion of
innovation and new ideas. What can kids today do besides push buttons..



We had freedom, failure, success and
responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all.




If YOU are one of them, CONGRATULATIONS!



You might want to share this with others who
have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers
and the government
regulated so much of our lives for
our own good.




While you are at it, forward
it to your kids so they will know how brave
and lucky their parents were.



Kind of makes you want to
run through the house with scissors, doesn't it ?



~
The quote of the month is by
Jay Leno:



'With hurricanes, tornados,
fires out of control, mud slides, flooding,
severe thunderstorms tearing up
the country from one end to another,
and with the threat of bird flu and
terrorist attacks, are we sure this is a good time
to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?'





For those that prefer to think
that God is not watching over us...go ahead and delete this.



For the rest of us...pass this on
 

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How about Elvira Mistress of the Dark. She was beautiful yet scary at the same time.
 

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WOR had the Million Dollar Movie. Every Saturday Night PIX had Chiller Theater with the hand coming up from the ground. Crawling eye was on of my faves. I think Forest Tucker was in that movie -pre F-Troop.
Thanks for the correction
 

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What about "playing" primitive video games like Space Invaders, and shooting by saying "Pix, Pix, Pix."
 

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Not from NY, but when cable first came out they offered the 3 "superstations from Chicago WGN, Atl WTBS and NY WWOR. One of my favorite shows was the Morton Downey Jr. Show on WOR. Lot's of interesting guest unlike the Phil Donahue and other talk shows. Mort would every now and then have a Wayne Root on, or a group from the KKK or Curtis Sliwa and his Guardian Angels. Something we never saw on out local market. Good stuff.
 

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