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   StormCnter  Every year I am astonished at the money spent on high school proms. Apparently the event requires a hired venue, a real band, hundred-dollar tickets, attendees arriving in limos, boys in rented tuxedos, girls in expensive dresses and a date-supplied matching corsage. A friend says her grandson spent more than 450 dollars just to get himself and his date inside the door. Eons ago when I was the age for the high school proms, they were held in the high school gym, the music was a record-player manned by a teacher,the decorations had been done by the PTA, the tickets were a dollar, the refreshments were Cokes and cookies, we arrived in my date's dad's car, the corsage was a reasonably-priced pair of carnations and the memories are just as sweet as will be the kids' of today.
June 10 at 10:38 EST .

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   Gram77  I had no idea that amount of money was needed to go to the prom. My grandson will be looking at that next year. He best get a job and start saving! My experience was pretty much the same as Storm's. The big thing was all the class (a very small class ) went to a once famous place in Cleveland, Ohio to eat (The Alpine Village ) and we all had our parents permission to stay there and drive to Lake Erie and watch sun come up. I'm sure this would be pooh poohed by today young people. We thought it was a big thing.
June 10 at 18:32 EST .

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   MeiDei  Remember 1976?
   April 24 at 16:55 EST .

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   Surfhut  Yesterday, I drove on slippery streets to attend the funeral of my sister's mother-in-law. It was a powerful service for a humble yet powerful child of God. So many of us in the family re-connected. Memories were remembered and celebrated. God works in His wonderful ways.
   December 31 at 08:42 EST .

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   StormCnter  It's both sad and uplifting that most of see old friends and scattered family too often at funerals. I'm happy that your family's services had some rewarding benefits.
January 4 at 17:39 EST .

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   Linder  Enjoyed the thoughts of your posts. My childhood best friend was in town for one day this week for a family funeral and I was unable to go because my gr-daughter needed a last minute sitter for her sick baby girl. She sent me a message thro another friend and today I'm going to take the time today to write a letter to email, no facebook....a real letter.
January 6 at 07:20 EST .

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   MeiDei  Having posted a year or so ago about our tree getting; today I'm missing going to Rockefeller Center for the Christmas Show - my favorite part was the nativity and the gal singing O Holy Night way up high on the right side of the stage, sometimes seen with a replica of a star. Every year we went... I can't duplicate it exactly but going through many choices this version is closest to sound and depth. Enjoy my dear friends and have a truly holy night.

December 24 at 17:32 EST .

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   Surfhut  This time of year, while decorating my tree, I remember my dearly departed Father and our annual outing to find the perfect Christmas tree. He was a great big, little kid! We would bundle up, bring the perfect tree home (always on Saturday ). He made us wait a day while the tree relaxed in a bucket of water in the garage. He brought us inside, made hot chocolate and cinnamon toast. He brought the tree inside after church on Sunday, put on the lights, and we kids had a field day putting up the ornaments. Lawrence Welk, then wholesome Disney show, and Mom's fabulous Sunday dinner all going on. My childhood wasn't perfect, but it was very very wonderful. Merry Christmas!
December 3 at 08:03 EST .

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   Gram77  You sure stirred some memories. Getting the tree was me and my dad........just our day. I always made the choice and back then trees were 1, 2, and 3 dollars. One Christmas I picked a tree that was $6.00 and we were still at the very end of the Depression and my mother cried because of what we spent. Of course everything settled down but that Christmas sticks with me. Thanks for the memory Surfie.
December 3 at 13:16 EST .

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   StormCnter  Memories, memories. When my brothers and I were little, Santa miraculously brought in a tree (a cedar cut down in the pasture ) and decorated it on Christmas Eve while our daddy had taken us to visit a neighbor or to give gifts to the ranchhands or to see the new litter of baby pigs in the barn. The tree was lit with birthday candles and the whole experience was glorious when we returned to the house to see what Santa had brought.
December 17 at 08:41 EST .

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   StormCnter  PS - I'm sure that was a frantic hurry-up for our mother who had been left behind while we killed time with our father.
December 17 at 08:43 EST .

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FOOTBALL - The way is was 2006
November 14 at 23:09 EST .

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   Surfhut  Awesome.
November 19 at 08:39 EST .

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   MeiDei  All this PC business has me yearning for the good old days of Arvhie Bunker -

November 14 at 14:11 EST .

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   MeiDei  Remembering Reagan ........

November 7 at 12:51 EST .

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   StormCnter  Ok, lady friends of a certain age. Who remembers the dolls based on comic strip characters? I had a Sparkle Plenty and a Bonnie Braids. Also an Amosandra based on the Amos and Andy radio show.
September 13 at 13:09 EST .

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   MeiDei  I still have a Madam Alexandra Little Women doll - IIRC it's Amy.
We also had a Howdy Doody puppet but no dolls for comic strip characters.
September 17 at 21:54 EST .

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   Gram77  I had a Kewpie Doll. Does that count?
September 24 at 13:48 EST .

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   MeiDei  My goodness the Sparkle Plenty ukulele guide book is $$$$$
September 30 at 18:19 EST .

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   StormCnter  Both my Sparkle Plenty and my Bonnie Braids dolls were made of that thin rubber that deteriorated fairly quickly. It was called "live skin". Sparkle was the product of a liaison between Gravel Gertie and B.O. Plenty. Bonnie Braids was the offspring of Dick Tracy and Tess Trueheart. My dolls were loved to death, I'm afraid.
December 21 at 11:31 EST .

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   StormCnter  My parents would occasionally ask "Are you ready, Hezzie?" when we were leaving to go somewhere. I never knew the origin of it, but assumed it was from a radio show. I had to look it up just now to find out. Anyone else familiar with the question from olden days?
June 5 at 07:01 EST .

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   Gram77  I couldn't stand it any longer, I searched this and found the origin. Not to worry, I'm not telling. I keep hoping someone will come up with the answer. It's pretty neat.
June 13 at 13:22 EST .

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   MeiDei  4 days & counting, please don't keep us in suspension, out with it Gram --- : )
June 17 at 11:24 EST .

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   Gram77  OK, but first a confession. My IQ is lower than the basement so I have to tell you how I found it because I can't cut anad paste. Head lowered. Google "Where did the expression Are You Ready Hezzie come from?" You will get choices. Click on the first choice "Are You Ready Hezzie?-Stephen W. Terrell" Lots of pictures and the entire story. As I said, it is really neat.
June 17 at 17:55 EST .

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   StormCnter  Should we wait any longer for anyone other than I who ever heard the expression? Thanks to Gram and Mei for looking it up. I had to look it up, too. Here's a video, but remember we only had radio back in those old days.
June 18 at 09:19 EST .

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   MeiDei  They were the influence for Spike Jones & his band.
June 18 at 10:20 EST .

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   StormCnter  Gram, here is a good video tutorial for cutting, copying and pasting.
June 18 at 10:58 EST .

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