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Something from Facebook this morning. How many of these things do you remember doing as a child? I did every single item on the list +

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No, not really, no.
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I remember my first video games where Mario and Zelda for the Super Nintendo.

I remember when I was really little like in kindergarten I wanted to be a police officer.

and that's about it... I don't have a good memory
Posted 2/10/16
I used to do 4 of those things
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

No, not really, no.


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So, more concisely, then: "How many Gen-Xers are on this forum?"

I am not one of them, incidentally, although I'd take my childhood over yours in ten lifetimes out of ten. Adulthood-wise, though, my generation is a bit on a pitiable side compared to yours, and looking well-poised to eventually give the world an undesired second wave of Baby Boomer ethos. Kind of amazed/impressed/relieved that you guys managed to avoid becoming "like that".
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Not really any pleasant things to speak of from those years. Much less the luxuries most received that I didn't experience.
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Don't know what hee haw is. Was too young to properly enjoy Daisy. Liked my Saturday morning cartoons. Played in the dirt and creek. Never with a belt/switch. Had some cassettes, but CD's were a thing by time I started recording. Rode in the back of pickups. Rode all day on a bike without a helmet.

I possibly did have my life saved in part by a bike helmet in an auto accident though.

One of these days kids won't know what a AA battery is.
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Not only did I play in the creeks, I spent considerable time in the swamps.

I rode in the neighbors pickup: and on the back of my dads flatbed (no sides, just a wooden bed.)

Hee-Haw, Captain Kangaroo, Mr. Rogers, Dukes of Hazard County


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Not really any pleasant things to speak of from those years. Much less the luxuries most received that I didn't experience.

Very few of those things required money, and quite a few were more likely with families that lacked money.



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Pretty much spent every day playing in the dirt/creek building forts and such in the woods as a kid. Saturday morning cartoons were great. If I didn't already have the fear of God it was certainly the fear of the belt/switch. Never had cassettes but definitely quite a few binders of CDs. Rode all day through town with my brothers without helmets. Would go up to the local drive in movie theater in the back of the pickup bed.
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None of the above. Except bedtime and the pick your own switch part . I literally thought that was something my step invented to think he was being badass and scary and all that. xD
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Me and my cousins used to play in the dirt all the time.
We would have mud fights.
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Can't say I ever got to pick out a switch.. I was never the one who got to pick what was going to be striking me.

I'd say I experienced pretty much all of the list, including reciting the Pledge of Allegiance every day at school... Well, pretty much everything other than having a crush on one of the Dukes. I've never lived in the south and thought the show was stupid the few times I saw it.
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Posted 2/10/16
Most of those things only apply to children of the early 1980s. That's when Hee Haw and Dukes of Hazzard was on TV. Only having 5 channels was in the 1970s.
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Posted 2/10/16 , edited 2/10/16
Lol, I only remember 4 kids on Saturday morning and I had more channels than 5 lol. I got whipped by broom not a belt, does that count?

Bedtimes, playing the creek, riding bikes without helmets and played in dirt are the only things that actually applied to me xD
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