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Re: For Those of Us Who Were Around in 1961 [Re: Dale K] #15991522 04/14/21
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Originally Posted by Dale K
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I just showed up in 1961, August to be more specific.

I beat you by 6 months - Feb '61 for me.


I arrived in the early part of Jan. '61 But I don't remember much...

Dale


September for me. I was always one of the youngest in my class at school.


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I was six years away from the draft watching Vietnam on TV news every night.

The world was very different then. The old neighborhoods in Chicago were pretty much segregated by nationalities. Germans, Poles, Italians. Being a first generation American it was great to hear stories of the old countries and why they came to America. The love of America and their fierce patriotism was remarkable. My folks came from Germany and my father and both of his brothers all fought against the Germans in WWII. There was no German-Americans in my family. Calling them a hyphenated American would get you, at the least, verbally abused.

Boy, did we eat good back then! Everyone had a mother or grandmother from the "old country" who made everything from scratch.

Most everyone went to church back then and that is where I see a huge difference in America today. Morality seems to be a forgotten idea and the country is reaping what has been sown.


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I was 12 in 1961 and every single adult male I knew had served in the Second World War. A couple had been in Korea also. I remember them talking about where they had been—what they had done—with lots of funny stories about $hit that happens in the military. Nobody talked about Korea—I remember I thought that strange.
I remember one old neighbor pulled out his wallet and showed a group of guys a 3-day pass from Fort Riley, Kansas issued in 1917. Sittin around a fire listening to the foxhounds that ole guy got first pull on the jug—outta respect.

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Born in 36, I'ts hell out there. ROADTRIP

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I was 2 years old and we lived in a small 2 family house. I remember the owner worked nights and we weren’t allowed to make any noise during the day.

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Originally Posted by 5sdad

The world today is as far removed from 1961 as it was removed from 1901 in 1961. I know that in 1961 I considered 1901 to be almost B.C.
Same here... The 60s, IMHO, were good times (except for high school)... smile


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Late 60's sucked. This country starting changing about that time.


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I was 3, running around barefoot at the base of table mountain in Golden, Colorado. Red ants and clover were not my friend back then!

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Originally Posted by 5sdad

The world today is as far removed from 1961 as it was removed from 1901 in 1961. I know that in 1961 I considered 1901 to be almost B.C.

Yep. Scary. I was alive for the second half of '61.


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I was nine, better time back then.

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I was 3 years old, I remember when President Kennedy was shot in 63.

Re: For Those of Us Who Were Around in 1961 [Re: Stan V] #15991827 04/14/21
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Originally Posted by Stan V
Mantle/Maris chasing the Babe

AND hurricane Carla



I remember both. I was a huge Mickey Mantle fan.

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I was 6. Mother was sick alot with cancer about that time. She did make it. Brothers and sister were a lot older than me so hung out with the friend across the road. It was good on the farm in Iowa.


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I was 4, times sure changed. And Not for the better.


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I graduated high school in 1961. I took a job in a greenhouse /tree nursery for $20/week.Dawn to Dusk,6 days a week.Bought a 49 Plymouth coup for $50. Not the best of times. Later ,I started as an apprentice wiring houses for $1 an hour. I thought I was rich. That didn't last long as business slowed so I volunteered for the Air Force figuring I would serve in Vietnam. Damn government wouldn't take me, I flunked the physical. Things got tougher yet. They definitely were not the good old days

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I had a sears roebuck portable transister radio. I was the coolist kid in the whole school.


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Graduated grade school in '61, then won the Grand American Handicap (Sub Junior) that summer. Besides trap shooting, I was deeply fascinated with rockets and space. And flying. And writing. Those three kinda stuck.

It wasn't all 19-cent gasoline and '57 Chevys, though. Childhood friends had died of polio or scarlet fever. Mumps was rampant, and every kid I knew had contracted both measles and chicken pox. Nuclear war was very much on everyone's mind.


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In 1960 they built I 80 through the heart of Idaho.

The state has been rapidly going down the toilet and only accelerating ever since.


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Whole world has been accelerating downward sent then.

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I was three years into the US Army and shooting with the AMU at Ft. Benning!


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