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    Re: 1955

    Heres the Inuit prayer, its beautiful -
    I think over again my small adventures.
    My fears,
    Those small ones that seemed so big,
    For all the vital things
    I had to get and reach.
    And yet there is only one great thing,
    The only thing,
    To live to see the great day that dawns
    And the light that fills the world.
    Hunting, Fishing and Labrador Retrievers and at the end of the day a glass of Buffalo Trace Whiskey- Life is Sweet.

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    Re: 1955

    Hate to say it but I kind of go along with Okie. The American culture is changing and a lot of that change does not bode well for our future. And I agree with you Jetspray, its always good to be above ground as opposed to being in the ground.
    Like the song says - everyone wants to go to heaven but no one wants to go today.
    There is an Inuit poem or prayer that expresses this beautifully. If I can find it Ill post it.
    Hunting, Fishing and Labrador Retrievers and at the end of the day a glass of Buffalo Trace Whiskey- Life is Sweet.

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    Re: 1955

    Quote Originally Posted by okie View Post
    he's a fellow okie, and I have a lot respect for him, but I think he's wrong. I think the best of
    times were over a long time ago. jmho
    be safe
    I disagree Bill, anytime on this side of the dirt is the best of times. Some think "change" is great, but that was not working 3 years ago was it. At least my wallet is lighter to carry....Jetspray
    2003 Alumaweld, 19'6", Chevy vortec V-6, SD-309 american turbine jet, T-8 Yamaha kicker, waiting for the tackle fairy to show up to fill my boxes

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    Re: 1955

    Quote Originally Posted by Waterdog View Post
    Cause the best of the free life is still yet to come
    And the good times ain't over for good.

    I sure hope the HAG was right about this
    he's a fellow okie, and I have a lot respect for him, but I think he's wrong. I think the best of
    times were over a long time ago. jmho
    be safe

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    Re: 1955

    The year my parents were born...

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    Re: 1955

    Cause the best of the free life is still yet to come
    And the good times ain't over for good.

    I sure hope the HAG was right about this
    Hunting, Fishing and Labrador Retrievers and at the end of the day a glass of Buffalo Trace Whiskey- Life is Sweet.

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    Re: 1955

    Quote Originally Posted by Waterdog View Post
    I turned 7 in 1955 but I remember the 50s well. I remember my parents bought a new 55 Buick, I thought it was the coolest car ever made. In the 50s my dad bought he and I new spinning rods and Mitchell 300 spinning reels. No one in the neighborhood had a spinning reel. Most people fished back then and were all envious of our spinning reels. My dad also bought a boat , the hull was beautiful mahogany, the deck was ash and it had a 40hp merc , pull start not electric. 40hp was the biggest outboard made then. The 50s were a great time in America. People
    were still polite and respectful to each other. It was indeed a great time.
    listen to the HAG

    I wish a buck was still silver
    It was back when the country was strong
    Back before Elvis, before Vietnam war came along
    Before the Beatles and yesterday
    When a man could still work and still would
    Is the best of the free life behind us now
    And are the good times really over for good?
    And are we rolling downhill like a snowball headed for hell
    With no kinda chance for the flag or the liberty bell?
    Wish a Ford and a Chevy
    Would still last ten years like they should
    Is the best of the free life behind us now
    And are the good times really over for good?

    I wish coke was still cola
    And a joint was a bad place to be
    It was back before Nixon lied to us all on T.V
    Before microwave ovens when a girl could still cook, and still would
    Is the best of the free life behind us now
    Are the good times really over for good?
    Are we rolling downhill like a snowball headed for hell
    With no kinda chance for the flag or the liberty bell
    Wish a Ford and a Chevy
    Would still last ten years like they should
    Is the best of the free life behind us now
    And are the good times really over for good?
    Stop rolling downhill like a snowball headed for hell
    Stand up for the flag and let's all ring the liberty bell
    Let's make a Ford and a Chevy
    That would still last ten years like they should
    'Cause the best of the free life is still yet to come
    And the good times ain't over for good.




    be safe

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    Re: 1955

    That was 13 years before I was born. Im not as old as you guys. Im 50 , but love hearing your thoughts and stories. And I listen to what you guys say. Tough world out there, listen to your elders, which im on my way to becoming. Thank you all for giving me wisdom and some weird thoughts. Dave

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    I turned 7 in 1955 but I remember the 50s well. I remember my parents bought a new 55 Buick, I thought it was the coolest car ever made. In the 50s my dad bought he and I new spinning rods and Mitchell 300 spinning reels. No one in the neighborhood had a spinning reel. Most people fished back then and were all envious of our spinning reels. My dad also bought a boat , the hull was beautiful mahogany, the deck was ash and it had a 40hp merc , pull start not electric. 40hp was the biggest outboard made then. The 50s were a great time in America. People were still polite and respectful to each other. It was indeed a great time.
    Hunting, Fishing and Labrador Retrievers and at the end of the day a glass of Buffalo Trace Whiskey- Life is Sweet.

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