Throw Back Thursday

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Throw Back Thursday
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Thu, 04-24-2014 - 8:39am

Or has my kids call it, TBT Lol. 

What favorite memory do you have about childhood?

Did you have a job in high school?

What dreams did you have as a child and are you living them now?

 

 

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Thu, 04-24-2014 - 3:20pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">emptynester2009</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;jamblessedthree&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;Or has my kids call it, TBT Lol. &amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;What favorite memory do you have about childhood?&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;Did you have a job in high school?&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;What dreams did you have as a child and are you living them now?&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;The annual end of school trip when I was in kindergarten was to take the train to Canada.  While there we went to a nursery where we bought flowers for our mothers. I was so exceited to be able to buy my mom a present. &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;It was very part time and worked from home, typing.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Wife and mother.   The job that I have was not even on my radar as a  child.  &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>You mean with a typewriter? </p><p>My first co-op job in college was typesetting, Can I just tell you that is almost unheard of nowadays, Gotta love the 1980s! </p>

Yes a manual typewriter.  But not the 80s the 70s.  I turned 21 in 1980.

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Thu, 04-24-2014 - 6:22pm

Do you have sisters rollmops?

There was not a local beach we swam at but we were always at the pool we belonged to and my oldest brother and I were on that club's swim team. I love Summer.

 

 

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Thu, 04-24-2014 - 6:28pm
Very nice that most of us have added "parenthood" to our list of dreams.

 

 

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Fri, 04-25-2014 - 2:07am

"My first co-op job in college was typesetting, Can I just tell you that is almost unheard of nowadays,"

If you mean actually setting lead type, yes, that has gone the way of the do-do bird. However, if they had you wroking on a Linotype machine, for example, then the today's equivalent is In-Design, Quark etc. The art remains, but the tools have changed.

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Fri, 04-25-2014 - 2:10am

My dad made the bunk beds my sister and I shared as kids.  They were so cool. 

My dad built all our beds too. My parents had a traditional Indian bed they had brought back with them (basically 4 posts and rope). I still find the idea of buying a bed in a store slightly strange.

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Fri, 04-25-2014 - 2:11am

Do you have sisters rollmops?

Yes, but not that I grew up with (much younger). Why do you ask?

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Fri, 04-25-2014 - 5:30am

I know you're not talking about it but the four posts and rope reminds me of the early childhood psych class where we studied different cultures and child rearing.. How in Africa and other less civilized countries mothers would tether their babies to bed posts with rope so they could get their work done, It was/is hugely controversial and something in the states we would connect to and see as abuse... That still sends chills but it makes you think. 

 


 


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Fri, 04-25-2014 - 5:31am

rollmops2009 wrote:
<p><span>Do you have sisters rollmops?</span></p><p><strong><span>Yes, but not that I grew up with (much younger). Why do you ask?</span></strong></p>

No reason, Just curious. 

 


 


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Fri, 04-25-2014 - 8:30am

rollmops2009 wrote:
<p><span>My dad made the bunk beds my sister and I shared as kids.  They were so cool. </span></p><p><strong><span>My dad built all our beds too. My parents had a traditional Indian bed they had brought back with them (basically 4 posts and rope). I still find the idea of buying a bed in a store slightly strange.</span></strong></p>
. My husband built our boys' bunk beds, too.  He did a lift-type thing with three drawers under the bed and a chest of drawers at one end of the unit.  They boys used that thing until our older son went off to college.  

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Fri, 04-25-2014 - 8:33am
"mothers would tether their babies to bed posts with rope so they could get their work done, " ------------ LOL, my childhood may not have been ideal, but we were not tethered with rope. In traditional Indian beds, the support for the mattress is a web made from rope. Interestingly, ancient Greek beds were made the exact same way, so the tradition in India may go back to Alexander's (the Great) days.