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post #31 of 47
if you had piano lessons and didn't have the appropriate arch to the palm of your hand there was a rubber ball you had to keep in place as you practiced scales.....or the knuckle rap......nuns again......you know none of the lay piano teachers rapped our hands.

ok....mystery meat, every school cafeteria had it......along with canned spinach (gag, cough, gag) and usually there was at least one school that made you eat what was on your plate or supervised trying everything.....stewed prunes....canonball peas.....yep canned spinach gotta be right up there under the heading of "don't miss".

Nuns' did not have the corner on physical behavior reminders.....1969 Mr Dolman at First Lutheran Elementary in Little Rock, AR. had a special 28" long, 1.5" thick paddle made especially for the 5th grade class.....and did mass class paddlings. What made it even more sadistic was he had 1/2" holes cut into the part that hit your hiney so that it would sting more....
Wow, had not remembered that in years.... in charge of young minds and spirits (oh and bodies).

cartridge fountain pens that leaked.

white out....remember prior to computers there were typewriters that did not have spell check....not that we use it but at least there's not white out all over the screen.

leaving meat out on the counter all day or overnight to thaw.....wonder how many bouts with "flu" were really food borne illness.

fruit perfume
black light posters
incense....cough, gag, cough......
wigs, hair pieces, falls.......60's and early 70's.....oh big hair....there are studies that correlate the height of the hair with loss of grey cells.
Hair spray may have contributed.

ok polyester pant suits when they first came out.....snags....pulls....ugh.

airline jeans that had two zippers that did not stay up but cut into your lower abdomin as throughout the day.

bell bottoms that tripped you and dragged through the mud.

HUGE belt buckles for hiphuggers that were outrageously painful when you sat down.

long handwoven belts with beads that whacked you as you walked.....if it was a brisk walk it could be painful.

Crocheted bikinis.....worn once.....

half finished needlepoint projects.....

Peasant blouses with sleeves that dragged through everything.

Hmmmmm late 60's early 70's were really not good clothing years.
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post #32 of 47
:lol::lol::lol:

Shroom, we must be close to the same age with this and most of your posts that come later. YIKES!

But speaking of wine-like products:
Manichevitz scarred me for years (nasty trick to play on children at Passover :eek:). So what did I drink when I was legally old enough? Spaniada (sp?) and Tyrolia. :p Mateus was only for romantic occasions.
Needless to say, I don't miss any of them.

So did you use those big, hairy, black mesh curlers with the silver loops through them? I probably still have dents in my head from those suckers.

Don't miss hairspray; playtex girdles with garters attached; gym class (where one had to struggle out of and then back into said garments); long, heavy chandelier-type earings that smacked me in the face every time I turned my head too quickly; micro minis that only looked good when I was standing absolutely still; floor-length "peasant" skirts and Afghani dresses that I tripped on and ripped constantly; dry shampoo that never worked; and I'm with you on all those wide belts.
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post #33 of 47
I don't miss the food at the boarding school I went to in India. I suffered for years, and maybe that's why I was determined to be a competent cook, in my own mind at least.
post #34 of 47
The decline of ozone in the upper atmosphere coincides with the Rap era. I don't call it Rap "music" because that's an oxymoron.
post #35 of 47
Phoebe, I was born in July 1958. Legal drinking age was 18 so subtract a few years from that..Boones Farm was just koolaid with a kick...babies, we were babies....talking philosophical trash and wondering why society was changing for the worse.

I had straight hair down past my waist throughout middle school and high school....steam rollers and electric rollers were primary, though there were plenty of bobby pins and combs for granny buns. Though I do remember having pink sponge rollers wtih the plastic clasps that left ridges along with the curl. Without a blow drier it took at least an hour for it to dry....that means if I washed it prior to going to school I either left with it wet or got up really early so it would dry.

The wood desks with the metal grommets would somehow wrap around my hair and every stupid time class would change my hair would be jerked out by the roots.

Ok got a good one, the lemon spray you put on your hair to sunbleach it and become a blond.....or iodine in baby oil to fry in at the pool....why iodine? and absolutely SPF was nowhere in our pool bags.

Oh this is a good one......disposable diapers in 1982 that leaked out the non-elastic leg holes, out the top, etc.....oh man, what a mess! and usually all over the bed, the baby, me, anything else in the near proximity.

White wicker baby furniture.....read the above.

How about the swings that had a turning handle and jerked the little ones almost to sleep then stopped 10 minutes later.....

Wooden clogs that trashed your knees.

tripping over long skirts was not fun.....

self piercing earrings....springs on the back with sharp points that gradually went through your ear, mine probably took a week to get through. Cheap posts that infected pierced ears. Nobody really pierced anything else back then.....at least that we knew of.....though some friends in high school got mickey tatoos on their hips. Gotta be in 1975-6 so I'm kinda wondering if they are still society ladies with cartoons etched on their thighs. :)


Humongous hoop earrings that got tangled in hair.
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post #36 of 47
I don't miss smoking (been 5 years)
I don't miss been single (wife and I are great together)
I don't miss hair parted in the middle with brush in pants, mullets or very long hair.

I don't miss ABBA and Celine Dion signing in French on a Québec radio, her native tongue (although she's still around in English)....
(I may offend some here...)
I don't miss Elvis, the Rolling Stones nor the Beatles (the WERE great but times have changed)
Luc
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post #37 of 47
  • Being single
  • Driving 35,000 miles a year as a sales rep for Colorado Prime Foods!
  • 10,000 Lemon Meringue pies in a shift
  • drugs in the 70's :(
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My latest musical venture!
http://myspace.com/nikandtheniceguys
 
Also
http://www.myspace.com/popshowband "I'm at the age when food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table." Rodney Dangerfield RIP
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post #38 of 47

Don't Miss.....

fluorescent anything
80s hair (aquanet anyone?)
Tang (that horrible orange juice)
beanie babies
not being able to buy any ethnic food supplies
not being able to find any ethnic restaurants
the days before internet
my ex
hand washing ALL the dishes
tv dinners
when I couldn't cook
crimping irons
zippers on the backs of jeans
butt bows
my old crappy electric stove
post #39 of 47
Hi Nicko awesome thread. Smiling hugely over here.

I don't miss:

My mind, I lost it somewhere between going bananas and crazy.
My school days, vicious bitches.
My 30's

:D

Next please! ;)
post #40 of 47
I don't miss "non-stick" pans that gain a lot of stick after a few uses (but there are still some around).

I don't miss my old 35 mm camera--my digital one is much better.

I don't miss Hewlett-Packard at all.

I don't miss my mother-in-law (now 130 miles between us).

I don't miss having no fridge in India, though daily fresh food was great.

I don't miss my minimum-wage line cook job (they didn't pay us enough especially if the A/C was not working).

I don't miss "curry powder" that has no taste--now I know where to get curry blends fresh.
post #41 of 47
wow, I forgot about those "KILLER NUNS" with eyes on the back of their heads and the deadliest aim this side of the Rocky Mountains.

Being set up with a "nice" boy by good meaning family members

When being intelligent meant you were an outcast nerd

oh and my least favorite, having my MOM go bra shopping for me. She would try to fit me into those Rosalind Russel Torpedo things!! ( that Madona brought back!).. and this was in the 70's!
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post #42 of 47
Agggh!!!! Are you crazy?!! Elvis, you don't miss Elvis??!!

Ooooh be still my breaking heart!!! :cry:
post #43 of 47
Ok got a good one, the lemon spray you put on your hair to sunbleach it and become a blond.....or iodine in baby oil to fry in at the pool....why iodine? and absolutely SPF was nowhere in our pool bags.

lol, these are good...

The iodine was to give yourself a little color while you lay out in the sun for hours, the preliminary self tanner...lol

ahhhhhhhhhh the good ole days of TAR BEACHES!
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post #44 of 47
Crispy critters.....went to the pool this past week 4x and got burned using 30 SPF it now itches and hurts, it is not a good combo.

I don't miss feeling like I have to dress up and be nice to my husband's partners, who were general jerks.

Television is not missed around here, have not had one in the house since 2000. It is absolutely hilarious to see peoples' reaction when they hear that....I cannot tell you how many want to give/buy me a set.
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post #45 of 47
The company I work for puts ads on TV--I've never seen them since I don't have a TV here, so when my customers bring the ads up I have to admit I don't have a tv:suprise:
post #46 of 47

Things I don't miss

:chef:I don't miss:

Making bisquits, bacon, creamed beef, powdered eggs, and homefries for 350 by lantern light at 2 a.m. in the dead of a Korean winter
Sleeping on the ground in the winter
Cleaning the greasetraps in the old WWII mess halls

And like you Nikko, I definitely don't miss cleaning the line at night or any other time for that matter...:lol:
post #47 of 47
Same here. Anneke simply beat me to it :smoking:
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Ladybug all dressed in red,
Strolling through the flower bed.
If I were tiny just like you
I'd creep among the flowers too!
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