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Aug 14, 2019 19:55:48   #
mathrox (a regular here)
 
Jimmy'swife .... that's ok .... I kinda liked pop cycle ... I was just wondering if it was a regional thing
 
Aug 15, 2019 21:48:36   #
malem (a regular here)
 
MartyCare wrote:
What a pronunciation for that town name! We can tell there is a new radio announcer in Ohio when he/she can't pronounce Cuyahoga, or Belfontaine.


I was married for over two decades to a man from Ohio. We were driving around and I saw the town name Belfontaine. He told me it was pronounced Bell-fountain. He also said Versailles was pronounced Ver-sails! I often laughed and said we both spoke English but were from very different cultures! I was raised in NYC.
Aug 19, 2019 13:29:02   #
mousepotato
 
Jessica-Jean wrote:
I must be strange. I found nothing at all "peaceful and comfortable" about the McCarthy Era, public service announcements on what to do in case of an atomic bomb - Duck and Cover. I wasn't feeling very comfortable during air-raid drills - crouched as small as I could make myself with a student from an older grade on all fours over me and both of us under a desk in the classroom. Creeping Communism. Spending a summer in my teens taking classes on how to survive in the basement of the house after an A-Bomb fell on NYC; I was in north central Massachusetts, Leominster to be exact. Daily newsreels (remember them?) on TV showing the 'action' in black and white in Korea, in colour in Viet-Nam. Then there was Dr. Timothy Leary and his ideas to upset what was already messed up!

Nope! The children of the fifties did not grow up in "peaceful and comfortable times", and the boys spent more time worrying about the Draft than who to take to the prom. I wouldn't go back for anything.
I must be strange. I found nothing at all "pe... (show quote)


I think Leominster still practices duck and cover, although they call it Active Shooter Drills today.
Aug 19, 2019 13:35:44   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
mousepotato wrote:
I think Leominster still practices duck and cover, although they call it Active Shooter Drills today.
Ugh! But I suppose it's necessary. Sad times.
Instead of fearing a very distant and faceless threat, today's kiddies need look no further than the 'strange' kid down the block.
Aug 19, 2019 13:37:09   #
craftybetty
 
Jessica-Jean wrote:
Ugh! But I suppose it's necessary. Sad times.
Instead of fearing a very distant and faceless threat, today's kiddies need look no further than the 'strange' kid down the block.


Sad but true.
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