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  1. about 23 hours ago on Wizard of Id Classics

    So was that ever resolved in subsequent decades? Whenever that sort of thing happened to me and I confronted my parents about it 20 or more years later, they never seemed to remember it!

  2. about 23 hours ago on Wizard of Id Classics

    He was arrested and taken to jail, so he must be guilty! It wouldn’t be fair to lock up someone who is innocent!

  3. about 24 hours ago on Tank McNamara

    It looks to me like ribs and turkeys! Maybe a bunch of something else in there too.

  4. 1 day ago on FoxTrot Classics

    I still have one, maybe two, “wiener whistles” but I can’t remember where I got them. It must have been in the early 1960’s, as I do remember the host having one in one of those popular kiddie shows on TV back then. They went along with the commercial jingle: “Here comes Little Oscar in his Wiener Mobile; Little Oscar, the world’s smallest chef…”. I have seen a number of later model Wiener Mobiles here and there through the years, but no more wiener whistles!

    To be honest, these days I would much prefer to have a bratwurst or Polish sausage or something similar.

  5. 3 days ago on Stone Soup Classics

    When I was in 6th Grade (about 1965) the teacher demonstrated on the chalkboard what I took to be “New Math”, which was first being discussed then, and we’d be getting “soon”. What she put down was incomprehensible to me, and I never ever saw anything like it again, despite taking math through Calculus in college. It was some offbeat way of doing division, and I still have no idea what that was. Personally, I think it was the job of elementary school teachers to put the fear of the upcoming years of high school math into their students’ heads! They certainly did it to me, even if the reality didn’t turn out to be so bad.

  6. 3 days ago on Luann

    It’s like the “Annie Hall look”. When was that – 1980’s?

  7. 7 days ago on Grand Avenue

    My Dad would tease us about school going to a year-around schedule. I used to get really worried about that, and this was in the 1960’s. The thing is, it was never pointed out that year-around school included substantial gaps between each term, like 2 or more weeks between winter and spring, etc. Of course now the kids seem to go back to school by the middle of August, which must be miserable sitting in hot, stuffy classrooms while it is sunny and warm outside (it was always the day after Labor Day that the school year resumed when I was that age). Also, when I took summer school, the school “day” was always over by about 12:30 PM, so we had the afternoon off.

  8. 7 days ago on Grand Avenue

    In fact, for my 10th Grade English class, the teacher assigned both a book AND a term paper to complete over Christmas vacation! That was miserable, and 50+ years later I’m still angry about it!

  9. 7 days ago on Grand Avenue

    I never had assigned summer reading, in fact never even heard of it being done until a few years ago. I don’t see how that would work, since so many kids move and change schools over the summer, or families are gone the whole time, new kids come, and especially the fact that the kids would have different teachers the next year (maybe they all got together and conspired to wreck the kids’ summer vacations?). I remember getting assigned books to read over Christmas vacation and that was bad enough, plus it was really difficult reading a fairly long book that one had no interest in at all over just 2 weeks!

  10. 7 days ago on Fred Basset

    I probably have had Margherita pizzas here and there, going by some of the yummy offerings that look like the photos I saw, but I certainly don’t remember ever hearing the name. I’ll have to check this out further…