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Captain Kangaroo was THE MAN! Mr. Moose, Bunny Rabbit, Mr. Greenjeans, Dancing Bear, Grandfather Clock and the great Tom Terrific and Lariat Sam cartoons..!
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I remember an afternoon show getting interrupted on August 16, 1977 with the news that Elvis Presley died. I was 10 years old.
I was in bed at night listening to the pirate radio station Radio Luxemburg under the covers when the news came through. I remember the DJ crying and they played Elvis records all night.

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I was born at the end of the 60&#180;s...
Remember the Sesame Street, with "Big Bird" and "Little Bird"..
We just had 3 TV Stations.
We have had 2 German Countries.
And still think about Jimmy Carter when I eat Peanuts.
Germany had be big Terror Time when the RAF kidnapped and killed some Men.. And I remember when my Parents told me that my Grandfather was an US Soldier..
I remember when in our Apartment they changed from Coal-Oven to Central Heater
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I was born at the end of the 60īs...
Remember the Sesame Street, with "Big Bird" and "Little Bird"..
We just had 3 TV Stations.
We have had 2 German Countries.
And still think about Jimmy Carter when I eat Peanuts.
Germany had be big Terror Time when the RAF kidnapped and killed some Men.. And I remember when my Parents told me that my Grandfather was an US Soldier..
I remember when in our Apartment they changed from Coal-Oven to Central Heater
Oh ya, I remember having limited tv stations in the 70's. I think we only had 7 and television stations use to actually sign off at midnight! The national anthem would play before it did. Only on Saturday nights, one tv station would play movies all night.
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Old 09-05-2009, 07:08 AM
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Remember having to actually have to go to the theatre to see a movie. And if you didn't it, was like a 2 or 4 year wait before it would be shown on TV. No VCRs or DVD players.
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Remember having to actually have to go to the theatre to see a movie. And if you didn't it, was like a 2 or 4 year wait before it would be shown on TV. No VCRs or DVD players.
This was the biggest drag of not having a VCR or DVD players in those days. We were only able to see, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and more only ONCE A YEAR! My kids freaked out when I told them that. They would ask, "you had no way at all to watch those shows more than once"? Oh no, we had to make sure we were in front of the tv on time to watch it and you didn't get another chance.

That is probably why, as an adult, I play them so much and watch them over and over. We didn't have that privilege when we were kids.
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Old 09-05-2009, 03:10 PM
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When my daughter was young, I was telling her one of those "in my day..." stories about not having VCR's in the 60's and 70's and her eyes got wide and she asked "then, what did you watch your tapes on..?"

Ah, youth..!
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When my daughter was young, I was telling her one of those "in my day..." stories about not having VCR's in the 60's and 70's and her eyes got wide and she asked "then, what did you watch your tapes on..?"

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For those of us just a bit more "ripened", here's a thread NOT dedicated to childhood/adolescence in the 80's (we do exist, you know)... if you spent your childhood or teenage years in either of these fine decades, let's talk it up..!

I grew up in the 60's and spent most of my teenage years in the early 70's (class of '75)... here are a few of the things I remember firsthand:

Sitting in class in First Grade when out teacher came in and told us President Kennedy had been shot. I was a little too young to understand it all, but I knew all the adults were sad and I suddenly had three days off school... but there was nothing on TV but one parade that had only one horse drawn cart and no balloons or floats.

The James Bond/Man From U.N.C.L.E. craze

Batmania in the summer of '66

Seeing Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (62), Rudolph (64), Frosty (69), A Charlie Brown Christmas (64) and The Grinch (66) when they premiered for the first time

Watching The Elvis Comeback Special in 1968

Watching the first moon landing at Summer Camp in 1969

Being afraid of race riots in 1968 when Martin Luther King was shot (thankfully, those didn't happen... apparently lots of people actually listened to what the man said)

So, all you pre-1980's Boomers... what do you remember..?
Ok, this is just like, well everything I remember....scary thing is, I am also from the class of 75'.
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