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Old 05-31-2008, 07:48 AM   #21
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Old 05-31-2008, 08:29 AM   #22
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Old 05-31-2008, 09:34 AM   #23
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  • Our 3 dogs - they went everywhere my brother and I went.
this doesn't sound right. lol

yes, i'm childish...


i loved my g.i. joe's. especially when they came out with life-like hair and beard. i had the best joe around because of an accident. i managed to scrape off some of his beard one day playing too rough, so i found one of my dad's safety razors and finished the job, leaving my g.i. joe with a funky fu-manchu moustache. this was around 1972, so weird facial hair meant that you were anti-establishment, and therefore cool. all of my friends wanted to know where i got the "special edition" joe.

i even taught myself to sew (really just cave-man stitching) with my g.i. joe.
i remember liking all of the neat uniforms and gear that was available for them, but i couldn't afford it. also, i was into spiderman. so i took some red and blue felt, and raided my mom's sewing box and found a permanent marker and got to work.
i then had the only g.i. joe with a (trademark infringement ) spiderman costume, complete with mask.

those were good days.

then i got a little older, and my friends and cousins and i built vietnamese looking villiages in the woods across the street from my house, put our g.i. joe's in their jeeps and helicopters and blew everything up or set it on fire.

it was our apocalypse now.
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Old 05-31-2008, 07:19 PM   #24
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then i got a little older, and my friends and cousins and i built vietnamese looking villiages in the woods across the street from my house, put our g.i. joe's in their jeeps and helicopters and blew everything up or set it on fire.

it was our apocalypse now.
A pond came into being with every springtime snow melt near the top of one the gravel pits (the one with the cliff that I used to jump off of). We'd dig a small trench from the pone to the cliff edge and create a waterfall. Then we'd dam it up and build a village down in the pit, about twenty feet from the waterfall. We'd then build a humongous (at least for an eleven year old boy) dam that would catch the water and hold it from spreading, creating a four foot deep by seven foot diameter pool. We then broke the dam at the top and let the pool fill until it eventually overflowed and collapsed, destroying the village. Then we'd start over. We'd come home so wet and coverd in sand that we'd have to change out in the cold garage before we were allowed in the house to clean up the rest of the way. And we did this in 35 to 45 degree weather, oblivious to the cold all day.

Now you know why I'm Goodweed of the North, and why I overheat in anything above 82 or so degrees.

Seeeeeeeya; Goodweed of the North
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Old 05-31-2008, 08:43 PM   #25
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sit-&-spin was awesome! so were kiddo strollers & playpens & stuff for my dolls. & pong!
sheesh, we'd be fine if it was okay to play with toys as adults! can't wait till i'm a Mom!
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Old 06-01-2008, 10:52 AM   #26
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My stuffed animals!! All of them! I would take turns every night on which ones slept with me in the bed, lol.
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Old 06-01-2008, 01:13 PM   #27
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favorite childhood toy.......if you consider books a distraction then that would be it......took me away from all the turmoil going on in my life....visited many lands and lived many cultures in my books.....please give your children lots of books......
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Old 06-01-2008, 01:18 PM   #28
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my daughter read just nearly every book on our shelves........I had everything from junk to classics.......kids will read.......
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Old 06-01-2008, 01:21 PM   #29
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i read myself into "smart" classes at school.
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Old 06-01-2008, 01:35 PM   #30
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what were those in your days, luvs??? We only had advanced clases in English and math........kids learned fast that it just meant more homework......nothing advanced at all........no killing each other to get into colleges......course it was easier to get into colleges then, too.......
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