Try to Remember-the good ole days

Try to Remember-the good ole days

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Memories

Fitzgerald, GA

#1 Aug 16, 2012
Drawing water from wells by the bucketful, to wash clothes in big #3 tubs, rubbing them on a scrub board, and hanging on a clothes line to dry by the wind and the sun? Remember the clean fresh smell as you were taking them down to carry to the house to be iron with flat irons that were heated by sitting in front of the fireplace? Remember cooking on a wood burning stove, and how good sweet potatoes smelled baking in the oven? Remember the warmer on top of the stove that home made biscuits were put after dinner? Remember getting home from school and filling those warm biscuits, with home made butter? Remember the smell of the ole oil lamps we had to read by, if you lived in the country? Remember the number of quilts and blankets you had on your bed to keep warm in the winter? Aw folks remember! See how far we have progressed and what we have lost in the process!
thats me
#2 Aug 16, 2012
i well remember those days.i am a share croppers daughter.we were happy ad a lot healthier.chickens in coop. fresh eggs daily.
conservative taxpayer
#3 Aug 16, 2012
Remember the old days, was glad to get an electric water pump. I can look back and remember the family and working together and closeness that family and friends had in helping each other out.
I am very thankful I can remeber my young days, I am very happy today that people had enough getup and go to make life a little easier. I am glad I can set the thermostat and be warm or cool, can watch tv in any room in the house, I can flip a switch and see, and my wife is relieved to know she can work a profession in town fulltime because of the time saving appliances we can afford.
yep, I remember the old days, and I thank God for the education of America along with the advent of insulated windows.
Hello

London, KY

#4 Aug 16, 2012
conservative taxpayer wrote:
Remember the old days, was glad to get an electric water pump. I can look back and remember the family and working together and closeness that family and friends had in helping each other out.
I am very thankful I can remeber my young days, I am very happy today that people had enough getup and go to make life a little easier. I am glad I can set the thermostat and be warm or cool, can watch tv in any room in the house, I can flip a switch and see, and my wife is relieved to know she can work a profession in town fulltime because of the time saving appliances we can afford.
yep, I remember the old days, and I thank God for the education of America along with the advent of insulated windows.
But most of all you forgot how close a family was in the good old day one tv everyone in the same room spending time together not in the other room looking at porn or texting on a damn cell phone or out doing drugs or god knows what. Why dont you admit you are a lazy ass american just like 90 percent of our youth today want something easy
Gun Runner

Hamilton, OH

#5 Aug 16, 2012
I remember well the day we got our TV and if the wind wasn't blowing strong out of the West we couldn't get our only station, Channel 10, Albany.

TV was the beginning of the end! Right now the men folk are watching two professional football games on two separate big screen TVs in the same room all the while talking about the Dawgs!

“Southern Conservative”

Since: Jun 12

Douglas, Ga

#6 Aug 16, 2012
Maybe enjoying an easier life is considered lazy. Family values are present in my home and meals taken around a table.

I miss the old timey foods, but not the hardships.

My John Deere has a cab with heat, air, comfort seat, nice stereo and a trimble gps guidance system. I can till in comfort while I text, talk on the phone or use the smartphone to check out topix.

Thank you God for super smart engineers that allows for me to help provide for and feed my family.
Gun Runner

Hamilton, OH

#7 Aug 16, 2012
Our mules had GPS but no AC. I think they had GPS because they could go from the tobacco patch to the barn and back without a human. Thinking about it, I guess they had a navigation system too! And autopilot.

Maybe Dumb Ole Grey wasn't so dumb after all.

“Play it again, Sam.”

Since: Oct 11

Casablanca

#8 Aug 16, 2012
I think the "good ole' days" are relative to who you're talking to.

The times haven't changed. People have. My home and family life looks like something from the 1960s.

Dads in charge here. We eat at the dinner table, homework is done by 7 every night. No T.V. or other play until morning and afternoon chores are completed. We like digging in the dirt, planting things, and reading real books. The kids don't have cell phones or facebook accounts. They don't sass their parents or disrespect their elders.

It's not the "times" people miss. It's the simpler way of living that people miss.

Just because it's 2012 instead of 1973 doesn't mean you can't still have those simple times. I still catch lightning bugs in mason jars with my kids and sit on the front porch with my husband and drink coffee or tea.
POJ

Douglas, GA

#9 Aug 16, 2012
WOW, I wish I could live like you.
Gun Runner

Hamilton, OH

#10 Aug 16, 2012
Me too! We had to rewire the house and get new power lines ran due to all the high falutting stuff we got running. My ole an has Gobelin crazy. Boys from Atlanta are installing an "electrical" toilet next week. The lid goes up and down at the push of a button, has LED lighting in the business section, and another button to heat or cool the toilet lid, depending on the setting and room temperature.

It's a long way from the ole two-sitter outhouse I used until the seventh grade.

I don't miss those corn cobs though!

“Play it again, Sam.”

Since: Oct 11

Casablanca

#11 Aug 16, 2012
Gun Runner wrote:
Me too! We had to rewire the house and get new power lines ran due to all the high falutting stuff we got running. My ole an has Gobelin crazy. Boys from Atlanta are installing an "electrical" toilet next week. The lid goes up and down at the push of a button, has LED lighting in the business section, and another button to heat or cool the toilet lid, depending on the setting and room temperature.
It's a long way from the ole two-sitter outhouse I used until the seventh grade.
I don't miss those corn cobs though!
...something wrong with you.:p
BULL

Warner Robins, GA

#12 Aug 16, 2012
L_E_Terrell wrote:
I think the "good ole' days" are relative to who you're talking to.
The times haven't changed. People have. My home and family life looks like something from the 1960s.
Dads in charge here. We eat at the dinner table, homework is done by 7 every night. No T.V. or other play until morning and afternoon chores are completed. We like digging in the dirt, planting things, and reading real books. The kids don't have cell phones or facebook accounts. They don't sass their parents or disrespect their elders.
It's not the "times" people miss. It's the simpler way of living that people miss.
Just because it's 2012 instead of 1973 doesn't mean you can't still have those simple times. I still catch lightning bugs in mason jars with my kids and sit on the front porch with my husband and drink coffee or tea.
YOU SOUND LIKE YOU LIVE IN MAYBERRY,OR YOUR THE CLEAVERS.THOUGHT YOU WERE OLDER THAN DIRT.IM SURE YOU MEAN YOUR GRANDCHILDREN CAUSE YOUR KIDS HAVE GOT TO BE PARENTS THEMSELVES.REALLY NOW!

“Play it again, Sam.”

Since: Oct 11

Casablanca

#13 Aug 16, 2012
BULL wrote:
<quoted text>YOU SOUND LIKE YOU LIVE IN MAYBERRY,OR YOUR THE CLEAVERS.THOUGHT YOU WERE OLDER THAN DIRT.IM SURE YOU MEAN YOUR GRANDCHILDREN CAUSE YOUR KIDS HAVE GOT TO BE PARENTS THEMSELVES.REALLY NOW!
I was born in 1976. I'm sure if you use all of your fingers and toes, you can count that high.:)
BULL

Warner Robins, GA

#14 Aug 16, 2012
L_E_Terrell wrote:
<quoted text>
I was born in 1976. I'm sure if you use all of your fingers and toes, you can count that high.:)
SO YOUR ONLY TWENTY CAUSE MY FINGERS AND TOES ONLY ADD UP TO THAT ALL TOGETHER.SOMETHING DONT ADD UP. YOU JUST SOUND OLD THEN.WHAT YOU DOING WITH A COMPUTER,THATS TO MODERN FOR YOUR HOUSE,AINT IT?
FormerProjectDwe ller

Kittanning, PA

#15 Aug 16, 2012
Boy, the good ole days, in the Projects. Livin week to week on moms tips, a Crown Royal bag of quarters. Powdered mild in my Rice Crispies and a 5 lb. block of gubment cheese samich. The, ummm, good? ole daze.
Memories

Moultrie, GA

#16 Aug 16, 2012
There was a closeness then that we don't have now. We cared about our neighbors, shared with our neighbors, and were close as a family. We had to work hard, but it taught me work ethics, giving a days work for a days pay, being honest. The most part we stayed busy, but still had plenty of time for enjoyment.I'm glad I lived in those days. Seems like the air was cleaner, the trees greener,(we had more of them)and the sky a beautiful blue. Now we have all the modern conveniences, but what happen to the time they were suppose to save us? Don't seem to have as much as we did back in the old days. Too much time spent watching t.v., videos and etc. Yep, I spent a lot of time in the field with a hoe in my hand, suckered and topped tobacco, and helped with all farm work, including brushing down the mules and horses, used for plowing. I'm still thankful, I was there!
SusieQ

Douglas, GA

#17 Aug 17, 2012
FormerProjectDweller wrote:
Boy, the good ole days, in the Projects. Livin week to week on moms tips, a Crown Royal bag of quarters. Powdered mild in my Rice Crispies and a 5 lb. block of gubment cheese samich. The, ummm, good? ole daze.
we didn't get the cheese,income to high lol.Boy was I envious of those who got that cheese.
FormerProjectDwe ller

Kittanning, PA

#18 Aug 18, 2012
SusieQ wrote:
<quoted text>we didn't get the cheese,income to high lol.Boy was I envious of those who got that cheese.
I refuse to eat American cheese to this day, especially Kraft singles.
Douglas Native

Douglas, GA

#19 Aug 20, 2012
These were the good ole days.
Assume

Douglas, GA

#20 Aug 24, 2012
Yeah it is fun traveling back in time. The real truth is I have A/C, Color big screen tv, and more food in the cabinets. I like to think it was great times but it was hard times too. I am very blessed these days for my family, job,friends, and God and Jesus. God Bless Everyone and the Great United States of American and especially Georgia!
Also thanks for the old times so I can appreicate and feel grateful for these times!

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