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For us on the downside of 60, describe how old

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018, 7:30 PM
 

you are in reference to a historical fact. References to the known TNet elderly are OK, but be sure not to pull any strategically-placed banana peels....don't want any feelings to be bruised...

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The month postage stamps jumped to 4 cents

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018, 7:41 PM
 

First increase in 25 years

August 1958

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Re: For us on the downside of 60, describe how olde

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018, 7:42 PM
 

Was a kid for Sputnik, Cuban Missle Crisis, JFK assassination, Beatles on Ed Sulliven Show to mention a few

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018, 7:49 PM
 

LBB asked me to do his for him. Stagecoaches, saloons, gun fighters, women of ill repute, horse wranglers, cattle drives, and buffalo.

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018, 9:51 PM
 

Must have been watching Raw Hide every afternoon when Clint Eastwood was about 25 years old!!! :)

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018, 9:45 PM
 

me too

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018, 7:46 PM
 

The day after I was born the Los Angeles Rams signed Kenny Washington. He was the first African-American signed in the League since 1933!

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When I was 25, I asked those middle-aged guys

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018, 7:46 PM
 

hartins and LBB is they'd go and prune my recently-planted redwood trees this side of that un-named body of water....

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018, 7:47 PM
 



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"Bonanza" premiered on NBC the week I was born. Also,

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018, 7:50 PM
 

my father attended the Sugar Bowl "(Clemson vs. Billy Cannon and LSU) that year, and I was born a little over 9-months later. Always figured I was a "welcome home" baby. NOt quite on the downside of 60 yet, but closing in fast!

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Re: "Bonanza" premiered on NBC the week I was born. Also,

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018, 8:10 AM
 

My parents attended the 1951 Orange Bowl and I was born Oct 14.

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4 months old when Sputnik was launched

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018, 7:56 PM
 

I recall Bomb Blast Drills during the Cuban Missile Crisis and remember watching the news when JFK was assassinated.

We lived in the Los Angeles TV market and only got 5 channels on the Teley.
I remember our 1st colored TV, the Wizard of Oz and the Lawrence Welk Show.

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Re: 4 months old when Sputnik was launched


Posted: Jul 15, 2018, 9:57 PM
 

I was in the 5th grade when John F was murdered!!!

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Re: 4 months old when Sputnik was launched


Posted: Jul 16, 2018, 2:12 AM
 

Do you remember this one - a great old R&B shag tune - "she's got more speed than Sputnik Number Two'...?

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Re: 4 months old when Sputnik was launched


Posted: Jul 16, 2018, 2:13 AM
 

… btw, I was two years old when Sputnik was first launched.

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Re: For us on the downside of 60, describe how old

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018, 7:56 PM
 

I was a student at Clemson when Harvey Gantt, the first African American was admitted to Clemson.

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1961? Me and a buddy rode our bicycles to see the famous TV

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018, 8:08 PM
 

announcers at his admission. It was televised, because this was the first since Meredith faced riots in his admission to Ol Miss. It was very quite, SLED had it under control. I graduated from DW Daniel in 1962 and started Clemson that year.

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018, 8:39 PM
 

So was I. Mr. Gantt started during the second semester of my freshman year.

Can't find any thing online as to what happened on my exact birth date. Do know my father was piloting B-25's out of New Guinea in the South Pacific, on bombing raids against Japanese ships, and had to be notified via a telegram.


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My Dad was a Marine Platoon Sgt. in Okinawa when I was born.


Posted: Jul 16, 2018, 10:32 AM
 

The only thing he said about it was that he turned down a battlefield commission, when he saw that snipers went after those gold bars on the helmets.

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1948 political conventions on radio

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018, 7:58 PM
 

At not quite 6 I didn't understand what was going on, but it was about all you could hear on radio. I can remember a Republican saying, "Dewey, Dewey, he's our man, Truman stinks like a garbage can."

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I was 11 yrs. old when Dad took us to watch Tigers vs.Col.

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018, 8:01 PM
 

in 1956 Orange Bowl Classic. We lost but after stinking in first half, we got moral victory by coming back and making it close in second half. Halfback Joel Wells was our star. Charlie Bussy was our QB, back in the days when 3 yds. and a cloud of dust was the strategy.

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Re: For us on the downside of 60, describe how old

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018, 8:15 PM
 

I was a student at CLEMSON the first year they opened Littlejohn Coliseum.

Almost got crushed into the wall waiting until they opened the doors for the USUC game.

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018, 8:22 PM
 

About 2 months after I entered Clemson College, it was announced that it would become a university a few months later. The pool was drained to build the Cooper Library, and we walked through the dry bed to English and math classes. I was walking through there to my 2 PM English 101 class and heard a guy yell to a friend that JFK had been shot in Dallas. I didn't believe it but learned that it was true a few minutes later when our prof confirmed it.

No classes were cancelled the following Monday or Tuesday, but the administration requested that tests scheduled for that Monday be postponed.

We gathered in the dorm lounge to watch the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show and roared with laughter every time one shook his moppy head. We considered them real freaks. ROTC was still a big thing, and we all had short hair.

We had a snow storm during the middle of exams the next year, but no exams were postponed. It wasn't easy studying with so many playing in the snow outside.

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018, 9:20 PM
 

weren't you on mash for a while?

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018, 8:28 PM
 

Student tickets were some of the best seats in DV, anyone could basically walk over the LJ and get a free ticket to a BB game (not UNC) and getting into Clemson was still something to be proud of, but wasn't reserved for out of state kids with a perfect GPA. Seriously, Clemson was at one time a school for the best and brightest kids of South Carolina. While I am proud of everything thing that Clemson has accomplished, it has followed the pattern of our state and the rest of the south. Too much outside influence. (NO this isn't a Civil War, racist rant) I just miss the old ways some days. Sometimes I wish Willis Carrier would have become a doctor. Not today, too dang hot.

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018, 9:00 PM
 

I was legal age to celebrate after my first CU game. The first NC 81 for CU.

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Older than a dirtpecker conference championship

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018, 9:23 PM
 

Am I doin' it right?

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sat behind Jesus in the 3rd grade***

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018, 9:23 PM
 



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allowance was $0.25/week


Posted: Jul 15, 2018, 9:31 PM
 

would buy a soda pop, candy bar, and bubble gum
mowed lawns for $2
lol

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oh, woke up every morning to the construction of the upper

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018, 9:34 PM
 

deck in D6

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The first big historical event I remember was


Posted: Jul 15, 2018, 9:33 PM
 

the assassination of President Kennedy. I was in the fourth grade.

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used to ride the same school bus to HS


Posted: Jul 15, 2018, 9:34 PM
 

as Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble---btw--Wilma and Betty were hot teenagers.

Apex was the bus driver and bus monitor


(actually did ride the same school bus as "Pistol" Pete Maravich although he was several years older)

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The Scar Zoological stoodint (to be named at a later


Posted: Jul 15, 2018, 9:46 PM
 

time) caretaker took an unauthorized absence from the Garden of Eden and let the tenants run wild

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018, 9:59 PM
 

Yep, they were running wild naked!!! :)

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Re: For us on the downside of 60, describe how old

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018, 9:47 PM
 

Most of us on the down side of 60 have already forgotten most of what we knew!!!

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018, 10:16 PM
 

Reagan was just re-elected as President a few weeks after I was born.

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I tell people that I am older than


Posted: Jul 15, 2018, 10:29 PM
 

Rock-and-Roll.... born in 1948.

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Posted: Jul 15, 2018, 10:30 PM
 

JFK was killed on my 8th birthday.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018, 12:17 AM
 

I saw, varsity basketball game in Fike, Pistol Pete play in Little John, Buddy Gore and Charlie Waters in the valley.

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When did Pistol Pete play in Littlejohn? I was there from 68


Posted: Jul 16, 2018, 2:06 AM
 

till 72, went to all the bball games, and I don't remember that!

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Re: When did Pistol Pete play in Littlejohn? I was there from 68

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018, 9:11 AM
 

Opening game in Littlejohn 1968 Clemson vs LSU! The year before I started Clemson.

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Re: When did Pistol Pete play in Littlejohn? I was there from 68

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018, 9:20 AM
 

Dec 7, 1968. LSU won by 1 pt.

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How did Pete do? I was in Clemson when he played at Daniel


Posted: Jul 16, 2018, 10:37 AM
 

as 8th grader (1963?) along side the excellent 6'5" Jim Sutherland. Pete was only about 5' 8" and was not shy about shooting. I think he Dad Press got promoted to NC State, and Pete started playing at H.S. in Raleigh, then after that Press got promoted to LSU, carried by his Son's ability.

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Re: How did Pete do? I was in Clemson when he played at Daniel


Posted: Jul 16, 2018, 11:12 AM
 

Best I can remember, he was well below avg of 44 pts per game, maybe 20+, but wowed with his ball handling.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018, 2:13 AM
 

I remember the program, “Sky King” on television, as well as the late Leslie Nielsen of “Airport” the film portraying Francis Marion on the “Wonderful World of Disney.” A haircut cost less than a dollar and gasoline in SC was no more than twenty-seven cents a gallon! At age six I attended my first Tiger football game in 1959.

Death Valley was a totally different place! This was well before either upper deck, yet I recall being in what seemed the biggest crowd like attending the actual county fair growing up in Rock Hill. The impressions of a mere child!

Go Tigers!

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GWP would have you believe that George Washington

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018, 5:40 AM
 

and I were cohorts in battle during the American Revolution.

Actually, I taught him all he knew about tossing coins and chopping cherry trees.

Later on, I was around to enter Clemson in 1965, after finally graduating from Rock Hill High. (For you older Rock Hillians that was the high school on East White Street, and my senior class was the last one at that location.)

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Your memory failed you


Posted: Jul 16, 2018, 7:45 AM
 

I graduated from RHHS on E. White in 1966

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OOPS


Posted: Jul 16, 2018, 9:04 AM
 

I now remember I was the 1st class from Sullivan

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At 11 years old I became


Posted: Jul 16, 2018, 6:43 AM
 

Chief Science Occifer on the USS Enterprise. I got out of school and watched my teacher cry when JFK was kilt. LBJ did it. Cuban Missile Crisis? I lived where nukes flied out everyday. Hide under a desk? Kiss it goodbye. Old ladies are old.??????

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018, 8:05 AM
 
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Attended my first Clemson game the year Edsel Ford released his namesake.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018, 8:14 AM
 

When I was a freshman at Clemson, a contractor came in the 'men's dorm' looking for someone to "hold the end of a 50' tape measure" so that he could define/order the seat installation for Littlejohn......we measured every one of the concrete tiers inside the newly constructed coliseum........and he paid me an easy $20.

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Remember dad driving single steel span Cooper River Bridge.


Posted: Jul 16, 2018, 9:46 AM
 

And being a little bit scared ??!

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When I was a kid

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018, 10:26 AM
 

the Three Wise Men were just 3 really smart guys.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018, 10:33 AM
 

The year that I was born:
Ike was in the white house.
Joseph Stalin died or was killed. Who knows?
A working polio vaccine was developed.
Sir Edmund Hillary was the first to scale Everest. And children were then named for him??? :)
A good year... 1953

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018, 11:08 AM
 

I was born at the tail end of 1952 on November 27, it was Thanks Giving day that year, and my mom said what a Turkey!!! I've hated chickens ever since :)!!!

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018, 11:34 AM
 

Born a couple weeks after the Great Fog of London

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Posted: Jul 16, 2018, 1:22 PM
 

Born 2 months and 1 day prior to Kennedy's assasination.

Cecil Fielder and I share the same birthday.

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Born the same month as Intel Corporation


Posted: Jul 16, 2018, 1:27 PM
 

July 1968

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