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Thread #38216   Message #1884271
Posted By: Ferrara
12-Nov-06 - 08:07 PM
Thread Name: For all the Ancients
Subject: RE: For all the Ancients
Well I'm way too young for this thread, having been born in November 1941 :-)

A couple of quibbles.

We never heard of ... Young Men wearing Earrings. My uncle Dick had been a bosun's mate in the Navy. He said most of the guys gave up wearing a single earring the first time they saw what an advantage they gave your opponent in a fight. Not a new idea, young men wearing earrings.

And "going all the way" already meant "going all the way" by 1950 at least.

For the rest, yeah, I remember lots of these things. I think we only got 2 cents each for returnable bottles. And I remember the first non-returnable ones. "No Deposit, No Return."

Who mentioned wax lips? Oh I do remember them, and candy cigarettes, and the little wax bottles with colored sweet liquid in them.

And the Saturday movie serials. My favorite was "Superman Vs Atom Man," but I remember Flash Gordon (can still see Ming on his throne), Tarzan serials, and all the cowboy movies. Tom Mix and Hopalong Cassidy and Ken Maynard. Our favorites though were Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. Gene Autry was second. (Bill and I have agreed to disagree on this since neither of us can go back and re-educate the other's childhood self.) And we went early and saw all the features over again. We never tried to get to the movies for the beginning of the picture, we would catch up with what happened at the beginning during the next showing.