Memories & Nostalgia

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Posted Oct 1, 2009   

Here's to US!!!!
No matter what our kids and the new generation think about us,
  To Those of  Us  Born 1930 - 1979  
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, white bread, real butter and bacon. We drank Kool-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 piesmade 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.
We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all.
If YOU are one of them, CONGRATULATIONS! 

Posted: Sept 23. 2009. This video runs for 2 minutes 45 seconds and uses more than 6 Megabytes to download. Click on the youtube website Link below if you want to start download. Thanks to Dick Granville!

"A stroll down memory lane with Dean Martin"


September 16, 2009  Newsday

Nassau set to preserve Malverne farmland

 Suozzi to announce plans to buy, preserve farmland

Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi was scheduled to announce plans today for an organic farm on the former Grossmann's Farm in Malverne.

The Nassau Legislature was not expected to vote until next week to approve the payment of $6.5 million from the county's 2006 Environmental Bond Act to the Grossmann family to acquire the five acres where Hempstead and Ocean Avenues meet at the northern tip of the village.

The farm opened in 1895 and sold fresh produce before it closed in 2007.

The plan calls for the Nassau Land Trust to manage the farm and produce organically grown products for local use. A parcel of adjacent property with a private home will remain in the Grossmann family.


 Click For lots of 50's and 60's nostalgia!!!!!!!!!!


Remember  the Frank Buck "Bring ‘em back alive"  animal place in Amityville? My family used to go there when I was a child. I loved to watch the monkeys on the "monkey mountain". Used to ride the elephant (or was it a camel?). It wasn't a Disney World but it was the greatest thing at the time. HH

Remember the songs of the '40's that we listened to and danced to? Click on this address: http/

Remember the Local newspaper "The Malverne Herald" published by Sally Macreth? I was one of her paperboys during the years I was attending Lindner Place School. I couldn't wait to read her column "Don't Say I Told You, But..."

Remember some of the candy bars of the years?..


Introduced in 1920 by the Williamson Candy Company of Chicago. Williamson had a combination retail-wholesale candy store and every day a young fellow named Henry would come in and talk to the girls who worked there. The girls got into the habit of asking Henry to do odd jobs for them, so you could alway hear, "Oh, Henry, would you get me this or that?". When it was time to name the newly-developed confection, the salesmen commented that all they heard around the store was "Oh, Henry...!" so that's what they called it!

Necco Wafers Assorted

Necco Wafers Assorted 2oz

For over 150 years, Necco has been producing this movie theater favorite. Still the same eight great flavors - lemon, orange, lime, clove, cinnamon, wintergreen, licorice and chocolate. Used as "pretend" communion wafers by little girls everywhere!

Remember Hempstead Lake State Park? The carousel...The brass ring...The Picnics... The Southern State Parkway...The Horse riding ...

Remember the student desks with the hole for the ink bottle? And the pens that you had to load with ink...and the mess the leaky pens made in our pockets, etc?

Remember, all you car afficianados, wheel spinners, bermuda bells, fender skirts.  In fact do you remember running boards?