Why being a Child in the 60's was the best

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Chief Longwind Of The North

Aug 26, 2004
Why being a child in he 60's was the best:

  • Balsa wood gliders for 15 cents
  • Fizzies
  • 12 0z. pop for a dime. Smaller bottles for a nickel
  • Big C 3/4 lb. burger 40 99 cents.
  • All you could eat fries, plus gravy, at KFC for a dime.
  • KFC original was the Colonel's original recipe
  • DQ cones were a dime per scoop, with coating
  • PDQ chocolate or eggnog milk flavoring
  • A&W root beer floats made from A&W draft root beer, in frosted mug
  • baseball bubblegum balls in long strings
  • Hunting with bow, or shotgun allowed with adult tat age 12
  • Hunting with rifle at age 14, with an adult
  • No fishing license required until age 16
  • Rode bike 5, 10 miles from home without parents worrying about crazy people
  • West Pier Drive In cold cut subs
  • Hard ice cream at 5 cents a scoop, any flavor they had
  • Paul Bunyan 1/2 lb. burger at Antler's bar & grill
  • Rosni's Pizza
  • Fishing off of the front yard for pike, salmon, perch, and walleye
  • Swimming off of the East side of the front yard.
  • Playing baseball in an empty area of the cemetery
  • Repairing and owning my own snowmobile by age 12
  • My first motorcycle by age12
  • My first bow with real arrows by age 7
  • First bb gun by age 7
  • Lots of boys in the neighborhood, 17 in the subdivision where my Dad lived.
  • No parental chaperone needed when trick or treating
  • No video games.
  • Tree forts built wat too high in very tall trees
  • Boy Scouts was very popular, and we had both an amazing scoutmaster, and assistant scoutmaster.
  • Wilderness campouts, crossing a river every bit as big as the Mississippi River, in a canoe, making a makeshift camp out of tarps, stones for a fire ring, a hand dug latrine, and fishing off of the shore that would have made Huck Finn proud.
  • Amazing, trustworthy friends
  • I still believed in heroes, and was un-jaded, and innocent.

Oh, and I almost forgot, climbing to the top of a tall red pine, at age 7, and swaying with the tree in the wind.

To quote a lyric from a Julie Andrews song, "These are a few of my favorite things"

And so, which were/are your best childhood years, and what made them special?

Seeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North
LOL Chief! Your 1960s recollections are very different from mine!

"If you remember the 60s, you werren't really there." - Comedian Charlie Fleischer

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