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THOUGHT SOME OF US "ANTIQUES?" MIGHT LIKE THIS!

One evening a grandson was talking to his grandmother about current events.
The grandson asked his grandmother what she thought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, and just things in general.

The Grandma replied, "Well, let me think a minute, I was born before:

' television
' penicillin
' polio shots
' frozen foods
' Xerox
' contact lenses
' Frisbees and
' the pill

There was no:

' radar
' credit cards
' laser beams or
' ball-point pens

Man had not invented:

' pantyhose
' air conditioners
' dishwashers
' clothes dryers
' and the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air and
' man hadn't yet walked on the moon.


-Your Grandfather and I got married first, . . . and then lived together.
-Every family had a father and a mother.
-Until I was 25, I called every man older than me, "Sir".
-And after I turned 25, I still called policemen and every man with a title, "Sir."
-We were before gay-rights, computer- dating, dual careers, daycare centers, and group therapy.
-Our lives were governed by the Ten Commandments, good judgment, and common sense.
-We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong and to stand up and take responsibility for our actions.
-Serving your country was a privilege; living in this country was a bigger privilege.
-We thought fast food was what people ate during Lent.
-Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with your cousins.
-Draft dodgers were people who closed their front doors when the evening breeze started.
-Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and weekends-not purchasing condominiums.
-We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CDs, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings.
-We listened to the Big Bands, Jack Benny, and the President's speeches on our radios.
-And I don't ever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to Tommy Dorsey.
-If you saw anything with 'Made in Japan ' on it, it was junk.
-The term 'making out' referred to how you did on your school exam.
-Pizza Hut, McDonald's, and instant coffee were unheard of.
-We had 5 &10-cent stores where you could actually buy things for 5 and 10 cents.
-Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar, and a Pepsi were all a nickel.
-And if you didn't want to splurge, you could spend your nickel on enough stamps to mail 1 letter and 2 postcards.
-You could buy a new Chevy Coupe for $600,but who could afford one? Too bad, because gas was 11 cents a gallon.


In my day:

' "grass" was mowed,
' "coke" was a cold drink,
' "pot" was something your mother cooked in and
' "rock music" was your grandmother's lullaby.
' "Aids" were helpers in the Principal's office,
' " chip" meant a piece of wood,
' "hardware" was found in a hardware store and
' "software" wasn't even a word.

And we were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a husband to have a baby. No wonder people call us "old and confused" and say there is a generation gap... and how old do you think I am?


This Woman would be only 58 years old!!!


Added: June 1, 2006
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Hi Gang trying to get in touch with some guys I hung out with in 64-65 would appreciate any info on Cliff Barr,Pete Mcmullen,Ian Townsend and Kieth(Cash)McCaul. Hope all of you are well and enjoying Life.................Tom

Added: May 30, 2006
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Hi Everyone, The 2007 PEPS reunion is still a go.
Will post info as soon as we can. Please email us at the above email address if you are interested so we can add your name to our list. Your reunion committee (Jimi Gray, Karla Kewell, and Brenda Douglas...


Added: May 23, 2006
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Hi all just heard about Shilobrats a few days ago.Ran into Rick Leclair and he mentioned it to me spent a bit of time tripping into the past.I was there for 1965-66 year,like I said great memories,this is a grand web-site,hope to hear from some of you in the future.All of you out there take care..................Tom Powell

Added: May 22, 2006
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I just went through the web site of one of our 60s shilobrats, Laurie Marsden, and it is great.. what works of art! Laurie, you do some wonderful work!! the website link is to the left of this message; just click on it.

Added: May 19, 2006
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OMG, who's the better(?), the one who signs or the one keeping the homefires burning?

Added: May 18, 2006
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Hey Im running off and joined the Navy too haha!

Added: May 18, 2006
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Amy Jesso: The one thing we all have in common is that we were all children of serving members and we all lived in Shilo at one time or another. Some of us did join the military and some of us married back into the military family. My family moved to Shilo in the winter of 52 and my dad retired from there in 63. I for one left Shilo in 1963 and ran away to the Navy. I am still a serving member.

Added: May 18, 2006
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Just a question.. looking at these pictures.. were you all civi or any of you in the military at this point? Or ever decided to join. Or just ' base brats ' ?

Added: May 17, 2006
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Doug Rodgers: Doug if you hear from or about the Bakers please "E"mail me. Don, Ricks brother and I were close friends and we lost contact when I left Shilo in 63. AL RUSSELL

Added: May 17, 2006
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