Things you thought was cool and wanted when you were a kid

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Things you thought was cool and wanted when you were a kid

Post by Doug Burskey on Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:47 pm

When you were a kid what did you think was cool, and you had to have one.  It can be anything (radio, electronic, etc.) My big thing was a pair of lace up rubber boots for winter. Sometimes called pac boots and were green with yellow trim. Most all the guys in my 5th grade class had a pair.  I was stuck with Dad's old patched up over the shoe 4 buckle artics with newspaper stuffed in the toe because they were 2 sizes to big. I was showing mom those pac boots in a store and she said "that can't warm enough you are not wearing your shoe in it"
Walke talkies were also on my cool list, Dad did buy me a pair for my birthday about the same time and he enjoyed them as much as I did. When Mon saw those she said "why do you have two of them you should give one away all you is one!" She didn't understand how they worked. I remember the brand was Jade.

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Post by Wildcat445 on Sat Jul 26, 2014 3:06 pm

PF Flyers.  All the cool kids wore PF Flyers.  We were not paupers, but my grandmother was tight, and frivolously spending money unnecessarily was just not gonna happen, cool or otherwise.  When I was 14, I had saved up money from a part-time job and bought a new pair of white PF Flyer high tops.  I was the luckiest kid in the school that day.

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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 26, 2014 3:54 pm

I remember wanting this;




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Post by 75X11 on Sat Jul 26, 2014 4:29 pm

One of the things I wanted badly was a super ball.  I think I played with it for about 3/4 of an afternoon when the inevitable question was posed by my friends.  Oh, them friends.  The question was: How high would it go if you really bounced it hard?   The answer was that it would go as high as a 2 story rooftop, than bounce from roof to roof until it would land in someones eavestrough, where it would remain until it went the same route as the ency wency spider.  In my experience, this took 1 to 3 years, depending on the size of the downspout.
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Post by terrydec on Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:55 pm

My own radio station.
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Post by JasonAMFM on Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:23 pm

A Daisy BB gun rifle and a Davey Crockett Hat. Got a pop gun with the little cork instead. At least I did get the coon skin hat. -laughs-
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Post by terrydec on Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:56 pm

I got a BB gun- shot a bird out my window and immediately threw it away.
However after I was in the Army I become proficient with an M16, a .22, a .38 and a .45, plus every paint gun I've ever fired.  I've thought of applying for a gun license just to see if a certified crazy person can get one.

Oh yeah, I had a complete Hopalong Cassidy outfit with the hat, shirt, holsters and cap guns.  Remember cap guns?
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Post by 75X11 on Sat Aug 23, 2014 1:15 am

I've popped miles of caps with nary a cap gun.  Laughing 
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Post by terrydec on Sat Aug 23, 2014 1:43 pm

75X11 wrote:I've popped miles of caps with nary a cap gun.   Laughing 



Rock on the sidewalk?
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Post by 75X11 on Sat Aug 23, 2014 5:14 pm

Rock on sidewalk, hammer on vise, hammer on sidewalk, pot metal cap dart etc. etc. etc!
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Post by Guest on Sat Aug 23, 2014 5:17 pm

75X11 wrote:Rock on sidewalk, hammer on vise, hammer on sidewalk, pot metal cap dart etc. etc. etc!

Brings back memories as I did the same. I loved the pot metal darts!

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Post by 75X11 on Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:44 pm

So many memories with so few batteries!  Laughing 
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