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Are you a child of the 60's? Do you remember any or all of this?

merlinskiss 2011/02/06 15:41:49
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If you remember the 60's or just want to learn a bit about it, I think you will like this link. Please share it with anyone you know that would be interested.

I grew up in the 60's both in the US and overseas, and remember all of it. To say those were the best of times would not be accurate. But they were certainly more interesting than much of what we see today.

This takes a few minutes but it is well done and I hope you all enjoy it.

http://objflicks.com/TakeMeBackToTheSixties.htm

And yes, I had a Corvair and raced it. Most fun car I ever had and it was finally retired after 225,000 miles. Ralph Nader had absolutely no idea what the was talking about! My other car was a beast! :-)

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  • JIm 2012/06/19 13:13:26
    JIm
    +2
    I was born in January 1960. It amazes me how these health conscious bratty kids today have every electronic device they can own. I grew up eating fried chicken, hamburgers and hotdogs and ice cream. People were not aware that diet was connected to health (I dont recommend eating this way now) I had only a small black and white TV (color was a luxury) and a small AM radio in the 1960's. (FM was a luxury). I played real baseball, real ice hockey and real football with all the kids in the neighborhood. The kids today will live a long time the way they are eating all those salads but should learn how to turn off that computer and cell phone and look at their surroundings and enjoy the real and natural joys of being alive.
  • Dave 2011/02/08 19:22:43 (edited)
    Dave
    +1
    The parts that I should remember I have forgot.
    I blame controlled substances.
    It truly was the end of innocence.
    Look at the mess they have created now.
  • merlins... Dave 2011/02/08 19:42:26
    merlinskiss
    +1
    Some of us remember it well however, It's a shame you lost your past. I wish I could lose Vietnam, but it's still in the background noise. The mess my generation helped create is the politicians we elected for all the wrong reasons.
  • Dave merlins... 2011/02/08 20:03:42
    Dave
    +1
    very true.
    Thank you for your service to our country.
  • MisterD 2011/02/07 17:40:56
    MisterD
    +4
    I was born in the 40s and remember vividly the 60s.. I was a university student between '64-'68. I witnessed society change quite dramatically and quickly. I was in Chicago the opening day of the Dem. convention in '68 and returned home on the IC Railroad.
    The flash was great and well produced; but, I must add that a lot of the stuff shown were carry overs from the '50s. Thanks for a great post.
  • merlins... MisterD 2011/02/07 19:16:34
    merlinskiss
    +2
    Thanks and yes a bit of it did bleed over and even in to the 70's.
  • MisterD merlins... 2011/02/07 19:27:25
    MisterD
    +1
    yes, it sure did.
  • Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA 2011/02/07 15:54:04
    Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA
    +4
    Sea Hunt, Mission Impossible, Johnny Quest, I love Lucy and mom watched Peyton Place. Our new b/w TV. The park had water, but your arm got tired using the pump handle. Some places still had outhouses. My neighbor got killed in VN.
  • merlins... Torchma... 2011/02/07 19:19:27
    merlinskiss
    +1
    A lot of young men got killed over there. My High school class of 65 was hit hard.
  • XENON23 2011/02/07 13:46:25 (edited)
    XENON23
    +2
    Ah...the 60's

    Duct tape my mouth before I star a rant!

    ah 60s duct tape mouth star rant Duct tape my mouth
  • tea for you 2011/02/07 13:44:51
    tea for you
    +2
    raised in the 60s when unions and American made products were the way of a patriot . America was strong and everybody prospered . But alas came(R) Nixon who dealt China a winning hand and lost the Viet-Nam war . We can never go back , or can we?
  • overhead440 2011/02/07 13:44:44
    overhead440
    +5
    Born in 1959... I remember to well all the things that had fasinated all of us... I was disapointed in the cars of the 60`s as the Hemi was not mentioned, those were the baddest ass cars on the street and track, I guess those other guys wished they never showed up... But a bad turn took place there, the hippes showed up and created havoc in every aspect of our lives.. It to me made it hard to appreciate the good things that were happening as a shadow was cast by all the bad news they brought to us... Now they are grown and continue to wreak havoc to this country...
  • tea for... overhea... 2011/02/07 13:50:50
    tea for you
    +2
    1960s riots Chicago Detroit !960s shooting Kent state 960s shooting kent 1960s shooting Kent state 960s shooting kent Viet Nam protests I remember the war mongers and the civl rights protesters of the 1960s better
  • overhea... tea for... 2011/02/07 18:00:05
    overhead440
    +1
    You left out the 67 riots... I was there, You were in Canada, just a few miles away... We were shot at there and the military police jumped into action and made us run away from the violence... Do you know how the term hippie was formed??
  • tea for... overhea... 2011/02/07 18:48:57
    tea for you
    nor do i care man. you live in a violent society tough change it
  • merlins... tea for... 2011/02/07 19:20:47
    merlinskiss
    +1
    Kinda like today in many ways.
  • #Justic... tea for... 2011/02/07 20:07:13
    #Justice4Trayvon 629 BLOCKT CONS
    +1
    I was born in 1953 & remember the images well from the Civil Rights era.























    Yet, the more things change the more they remain the same--SADLY!

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  • tea for... #Justic... 2011/02/07 20:09:16
    tea for you
    +1
    they would like to but they don't have the numbers . . the Tea party is even ashamed of themselves .
  • merlins... #Justic... 2011/02/07 22:49:46
    merlinskiss
    +1
    Can't disagree.
  • merlins... overhea... 2011/02/07 19:18:25 (edited)
    merlinskiss
    +1
    My "beast" car was hand built by my buddy and I. Hemi's didn't worry us much. But it was the hell of an engine.
  • overhea... merlins... 2011/02/07 22:43:36
    overhead440
    +1
    It must have been a 427 side oiler Ford as they were about the only thing that would give a Hemi a run...
  • merlins... overhea... 2011/02/07 23:13:26
    merlinskiss
    +1
    Actually, it was a simple little camed 396 with a clutched blower (supercharger with on/off switch on the dash). Engine was set back for mid-engine weight ratio advantages. Copied Le Mans 4 wheel, independent suspension and front and rear end could be raised and lowered electronically, independently to adjust to road conditions with a front under-body air dam and cupped rear trunk lid (my European race influence). Two speed rear end, 5 speed transmission and we ran Michelin tubed radials, almost unheard of in the US in the 60's. The weight to horsepower ratio though made the difference, we we were extremely light, stable, powerful, fast and hugged the road. The car was what we called a sleeper. You had no idea what you were up against till you heard the engine change from cachug, cachug cachug to ROAR when we kicked in the blower! .And that was at idle. There was no raised air intake and you had to open the hood to know what she had. She was built from a junk yard car and parts and used components from a lot of wrecks. I think we spent more time in junk yards that we did with girls back in those days... And spare parts were hand made as well.

    Damn, wish I still had it but, we both grew up and sold it. :-(

    Sorry, I regress...
  • overhea... merlins... 2011/02/08 02:05:14
    overhead440
    +1
    Sounds really cool.. Love creating cars from days gone by.. I still have all the passion for building them today...
  • merlins... overhea... 2011/02/08 15:34:16
    merlinskiss
    +1
    She was one sweet baby! And when she was finished, the girls showed up. ;-)
  • overhea... merlins... 2011/02/08 17:50:23
    overhead440
    Them was the days weren`t they..
  • Mrs. maggot 2011/02/07 13:32:12
    Mrs. maggot
    +3
    Born in 58...those were the days!
  • RhinoRT 2011/02/07 07:31:14
    RhinoRT
    +3
    I was born in 1960 so I remember a lot of it. my earliest memories was when I was three where my play pen was a 15 x 40 ft screened in front porch of my parents house. That my father still lives in. We had no air conditioner until about 1972 so I remember my mother putting us down for naps in the spring and summer on an old couch that we kept on the porch. Ahhh the good ol days!!!
  • Bozette RhinoRT 2011/02/07 14:06:13
    Bozette
    +4
    We had a screened porch with a glider...no a/c...when it was hot we took turns sleeping on the porch for the night. :)
  • RhinoRT Bozette 2011/02/07 15:26:22
    RhinoRT
    +3
    we had two old water coolers that actually worked pretty good at night, but I remember we used to have out of state relatives that would come stay a few days every spring and we had cots that they would put all us kids on at night on the porch. it looked like a little amy barrack LOL
  • Bozette RhinoRT 2011/02/07 15:32:30
    Bozette
    +3
    That sounds like when we went up to the cabin in the winter snowmobiling. One room cabin. Couch on one wall, double bunk bed opposite and roll aways in between. We'd squeeze the smallest six of us on the top bunk and down below it was wall to wall people! One time, I recall, there wasn't even enough room then and a couple people sat at the table drinking Boone's Farm...lol
  • RhinoRT Bozette 2011/02/07 16:07:27
    RhinoRT
    +3
    LOl that sounds like a cabin we rent on a fly in lake up in Canada. 4 of us guys go every year and spend a week fishing, and the cabin is just barely big enough for 4, one year we had 8 and we had planned on 4 of them using a tent but the numb nut that was bringing it forgot to load it in the plane in the excitement, so we had to cram all of us in the cabin for a week. 8 guys fishing all day, no running water, no indoor bathroom for a week!!! by about the third day we were all wanting to sleep out side ! lol and had it not been for the bear we saw daily I think we would have. :^)
  • Bozette RhinoRT 2011/02/07 16:26:20
    Bozette
    +3
    We had no indoor plumbing or running water, either. The most we had was 20-22, the cabin was tiny! Plus we had snowmobile suits, boots, helmets... More than one morning some guy would wake up with his arm around the guy to his left while his wife slept to his right. Oh, and Ma always made chili! :)
  • Tommy Trend 2011/02/07 06:14:56
    Tommy Trend
    +1
    nope born in 1970.
  • KODA 2011/02/07 05:43:51
    KODA
    +5
    I was laid back , smoking a doobie and listing to Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention .. I think I remember waking up once :)
  • merlins... KODA 2011/02/07 19:22:25
    merlinskiss
    +2
    LOL, that made me smile. Are you awake now?
  • KODA merlins... 2011/02/08 01:17:19
    KODA
    +2
    I was working 5 hrs ago LOL
  • merlins... KODA 2011/02/08 01:33:03
    merlinskiss
    +2
    Guess you are awake now then. Think I will mix another beverage. ;-)
  • KODA merlins... 2011/02/08 02:08:52
    KODA
    +1
    I am hard core these days , I just drank a Pepsi Max LOL
  • average Joe blow 2011/02/07 05:31:05
    average Joe blow
    +3
    My wife and I were born in 1955, and are 55 . So, We remember the good ole days.
  • merlins... average... 2011/02/08 01:34:13
    merlinskiss
    +2
    They were good and bad, but definitely worth remembering. History was made. :-)

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