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Re: For Those of Us Who Were Around in 1961 [Re: 5sdad] #16002273 04/17/21
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In 1961, I was 12 and was living in a logging camp on the north fork of the Clearwater river, in Idaho ,in the summer. An idyllic time for a boy. The big choice, each day,was whether I was going to fish the river or the creek. To change things up, I might climb up and pick berries or swim in the log pond. No TV, no phones. Going to town meant a 35 mile drive, over a winding , rough toad, to Pierce. The Lucky Lager truck delivered on alternate Fridays. Times were different for sure. Hard to believe that was sixty years ago. GD

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Born in '58, every year before '63 is just a blur of memory. Seems to me that '63 was a sort of watershed year, both for me personally as I became somewhat aware of national events, and for the nation.


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Re: For Those of Us Who Were Around in 1961 [Re: greydog] #16002868 04/17/21
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Originally Posted by greydog
In 1961, I was 12 and was living in a logging camp on the north fork of the Clearwater river, in Idaho ,in the summer. An idyllic time for a boy. The big choice, each day,was whether I was going to fish the river or the creek. To change things up, I might climb up and pick berries or swim in the log pond. No TV, no phones. Going to town meant a 35 mile drive, over a winding , rough toad, to Pierce. The Lucky Lager truck delivered on alternate Fridays. Times were different for sure. Hard to believe that was sixty years ago. GD
As a kid, I would have loved that. Maybe even more as an old guy.


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1961 I was celebrating my 21st birthday on Guam, C-54 mechanic with the 79th Air Rescue Squadron at Anderson AFB. Have since been better places. grin


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I saw Bobby Vee at the Old Cobblestone sing this about that time.


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Originally Posted by jnyork
1961 I was celebrating my 21st birthday on Guam, C-54 mechanic with the 79th Air Rescue Squadron at Anderson AFB. Have since been better places. grin



i spent a year there one month in 88 or so. can't imagine it was any better in 61.


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Eight years old. Remember Micky Mantle, riding bikes, shooting .22s, being in a car wreck with Mom.

Those were simple times indeed. Not a care in the world.

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BTW I still have that single shot bolt .22. Remington model 514 Shoots shorts, longs and long rifles. Grandpa gave it to me for Christmas.

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Re: For Those of Us Who Were Around in 1961 [Re: 5sdad] #16003314 04/17/21
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this is a good topic for geezers. i am one. the 'good old days were ...when?


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