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FrancSevin

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Lenny

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I remember that and also jousting like knights did. Two if us would use the handle of rakes for lances and garbage can lids for shields to joust. We had to ride the bikes with no hands. Got scraped up a few times on the cement streets.
 

FrancSevin

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I remember that and also jousting like knights did. Two if us would use the handle of rakes for lances and garbage can lids for shields to joust. We had to ride the bikes with no hands. Got scraped up a few times on the cement streets.

I lived in St Louis. Kenny Boyer was a National League Cardinal player and also a neighbor. At the age of 12 or 13 I had a pile of baseball cards and one of them was a Mickie Mantle rookie card. What did I want with that nobody American League Yankee card? So I slapped his cheeks for weeks with the spokes on my BJ Higgins 20" bike.

On the arrogant innocence of youth:bolt:
 

Lenny

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I lived in St Louis. Kenny Boyer was a National League Cardinal player and also a neighbor. At the age of 12 or 13 I had a pile of baseball cards and one of them was a Mickie Mantle rookie card. What did I want with that nobody American League Yankee card? So I slapped his cheeks for weeks with the spokes on my BJ Higgins 20" bike.

On the arrogant innocence of youth:bolt:

Yeah, I had a lot of this cards too, including Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris. Too bad we didn't have the insight to keep them.
 

Lenny

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I remember one time back in about 1964 during a gas price 'war', gas was 19.9 cents a gallon. Two bucks filled up the tank on my 1957 Ford.
 

FrancSevin

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I remember one time back in about 1964 during a gas price 'war', gas was 19.9 cents a gallon. Two bucks filled up the tank on my 1957 Ford.
In 1964 CLARK stations in St Louis were in a gas war with the big names like TEXACO and STANDARD OIL. Gas was $0.12 a gallon. I filled my 24 gallon Pontiac Starchief for under three bucks.

But then it only got 6 to 8 MPG.
 

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We did that with TOPPS Baseball Cards ... something that, in retrospect, seems like it was probably financial folly, given the value of some of those cards if they would be in mint condition.
 

FrancSevin

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Good ole TOPPS. I have a direct connection with that company. I have four machines they used to collate the card sets. Bought them brand new when they closed their Scranton PA plant in 1996.

I don't do card sets any more but, those machines are still running today in my plant.
 

Lenny

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I sure do remember that stuff. My mother thought that mercurochrome was the answer to every cut and scrape. She also thought that every cough, cold, and chest congestion should be treated with Vicks Vapor Rub. I didn't mind the mercurochrome so much, but I hated that greasy Vicks stuff.
Same here. I had to lay under a lot of blankets when I had a fever. You had to "sweat it out".
 
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