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  1. SubscriberKewpie
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    13 Nov '19 08:54
    When law and order and authority meant something, we were trained not to express our personal views on "politics, religion and football" in order to avoid unnecessary upset and conflict.

    Our ancestors couldn't predict what would happen when anonymity arrived.
  2. Gothenburg
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    13 Nov '19 09:15
    @Kewpie
    ... we could sleep with our windows open at night and our doors unlocked.
  3. SubscriberPonderable
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    13 Nov '19 09:45
    @torunn said
    @Kewpie
    ... we could sleep with our windows open at night and our doors unlocked.
    We still do that in rural Germany 😉
  4. Gothenburg
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    13 Nov '19 09:52
    @ponderable said
    We still do that in rural Germany 😉
    Great! That must be a good feeling. 🙂
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    13 Nov '19 10:07
    Back in the day...

    ... one at least feigned consideration for others.

    (A contemporary observation of societal disposition can be descried via rapid jaunt through Wal-Mart.)
  6. Fermata
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    13 Nov '19 12:24
    "back in the day..."

    My jeans were larger in the waist area; it is disappointing how clothing manufacturers try to cut costs by reducing material.
  7. Gothenburg
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    @divegeester said
    "back in the day..."

    My jeans were larger in the waist area; it is disappointing how clothing manufacturers try to cut costs by reducing material.
    Materials are of bad quality, they shrink.
  8. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    13 Nov '19 14:37
    I know we were much more active as kids and teenagers then the majority of the kids and teenagers of this era.

    -VR
  9. SubscriberKewpie
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    14 Nov '19 12:04
    @very-rusty said
    I know we were much more active as kids and teenagers then the majority of the kids and teenagers of this era.

    -VR
    At least some of us were. I certainly wasn't.
  10. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    14 Nov '19 12:09
    @kewpie said
    At least some of us were. I certainly wasn't.
    I Loved sports...Back then families were big so there were lots of kids my age. We had enough guys to make 2 baseball teams, hockey teams, football, and soccer. We were always outside and active even on days school were called off. We would head down to a pond scrape it off and play hockey the rest of the day.

    -VR
  11. Subscribersonhouse
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    14 Nov '19 13:55
    @Very-Rusty
    Now the only sports are thumb movements.
    I used to run a lot. But now I do see that at least, our schools are up the street and they have runners doing rounds so that is encouraging at least.
  12. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    14 Nov '19 16:00
    @sonhouse said
    @Very-Rusty
    Now the only sports are thumb movements.
    I used to run a lot. But now I do see that at least, our schools are up the street and they have runners doing rounds so that is encouraging at least.
    I still do a brisk walk and jog a bit, do pushups and situp and the plank.

    Exercise is so important! I don't see the kids doing alot like we did back in the day, unless of course they are in an organized sport.

    -VR
  13. Gothenburg
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    14 Nov '19 16:08
    There is a school in our district for children up to 6th grade. There is also a large empty open area which hasn't been used for anything - until now. Now it has been made into a good space for different activities including football, and I'm so happy to see it's crowded with kids who just love to play there.
  14. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    14 Nov '19 16:28
    @torunn said
    There is a school in our district for children up to 6th grade. There is also a large empty open area which hasn't been used for anything - until now. Now it has been made into a good space for different activities including football, and I'm so happy to see it's crowded with kids who just love to play there.
    That sounds like a great thing the community did!

    -VR
  15. Gothenburg
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    14 Nov '19 17:13
    @very-rusty said
    That sounds like a great thing the community did!

    -VR
    Absolutely, and very surprising too as things usually go the other way - they use empty spaces to build houses and remove every possibility for recreation.
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