FAV FROZEN TREAT?

When I was little.

My fav was “Ice cream!”

I did not like cherry ice cream, it just did not taste right.

Neopolitan! I liked. 3 flavors! In 1 ice cream.

Ice cream bars! Popsicles, nutty buddy,

In the mid-’60s!

Cap n’ crunch came out with ice cream bars. they’re different. They had a crunchy outside, and vanilla than a chocolate center. Ice cream sandwiches, banana splits, milkshakes.

Frozen pop bars.

Growing up as a kid was fun!!!!

UNION STRIKES! DON’T HAVE THAT MUCH MEANING AS IT ONCE DID

I can recall?

When in this town. Almost nothing was made, transported, stocked without a union behind it!

It was not when Reagan was in office. Those unions lost a lot o their power.

There are some companies that! do offer better wages, benefits than unions do.

Unions! Are so very stuck in the ’70s

It’s members? Feel they have to stick with the unions. Even though some may not agree with them.

Otherwise! They end up being known asĀ  “SCABS!”

Damm if you do!

Damm if you don’t!

 

I don’t think?

When Jethro Tull sangĀ  “Living in the past!”

I don’t think?

He had the unions in mind!

RECESSION Vs. DEPRESSION

RECESSION

PANIC, GREAT DEPRESSION, SIGNS

A ression!

It is not that bad as some may think.

It’s like?

The way we feel when we are not ourselves.

It does take time to adjust.

Only?

geo. W. Bush!

Was close to the end o his 2nd. term in office.

He knew he could not pass anything because of the “Lame Duck” situation he was in.

He made his money!

Long ago!

What does he have to be concerned about?

My recollection of a recession?

Was when Ford took over after Nixon left.

There was a concern that!

Americans did not spend their “Rebates” as they were called back then.

Instead! They put it in the bank.

At the time. Ford came out with a button that read: “WIN” ment “Whip Inflation Now!”

There were people who wore it upsidedown.

Ment: “No Instant Miracle!”

We made it through!

We can do it again!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT WAS/STILL IS? YOUR FAV CANDY?

I blame my half-sisters!

For introducing me to “Bubble Gum!”

Approx. 1/2 in. of double bubble, bazooka for 1 cent.

Pixy Styx, Candied cigarettes (Train them early! And they will never part from it!).

Freeze pops, dum/dum suckers, snaps, pumpkin seeds, cinnamon flavored toothpicks, resee’s peanut butter cups, Boyer mallow cups, Neco wafers,

How much in dentist’s bills did you rack up for your parents?

WHAT WAS THE “BEST” PART OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL?

Recess, going home for lunch, leaving school at the end of the day!

Most kids had “homework!”

I did not!

I did! But! I choose not to.?

The whole idea of homework?

Was insane!

Schoolwork! It is for school!

Not home!

And “Snow days!”

 

There was one time when?

The Cleveland BOE!

Used a snow day!

When they were cash strapped for money.

There was “NO SNOW” on the ground during the winter!

I can recall?

When the kids were let out because of “teachers meeting”.

Which now is call?

An “IN-SERVICE!”

I was the only kid in every class that did not have to be concerned about being held back!

Because?

I was 1-2 years older than the other kids.

My mom asked the principal: “Why are you passing him with bad grades for?”

They said?

Because of his age!

IDK? How strict the teachers were!

I was determined to “Stand my ground!”

I have seen more kids!

Either get sick in school!

Or?

Go to the lavatory!

Good thing I got out when I did!

WHAT WAS IT LIKE? MAKING “FRIENDS?”

This is a bit complexing!

Some kids make friends easier than others.

I’m that other!

My parents’ did not tell me, my half-sisters did not as well.

Is there a secret recipe? Formula? Special instructions? Likeability? Attraction?

The hardest thing about making friends is?

Fitting in, belonging,

The hardest part of making friends.

Some people? Can take a liking to you. Others? Instant hate!

There is no specific thing to make friends.

It’s a “Crapshoot!” You take your chances.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEAST FAV MEAT?

Liver!!!!!

MAN!!!!

How that stuff smelled!!!!!

When cooking it.

Mom’s was “Chicken!”

She would cook it for dad & me.

She said that when she was a little girl.

Her dad dressed a turkey.

Chopping off its head!

It was still alive!

From that time on!

She did not want anything to do with anything that brings back memories!

Mom had a thing for “Gooseliver’.

That was not bad!

 

WHAT WAS YOUR “LEAST” FAV VEGETABLE?

Mine was “Lima beans!”

No taste at all!

If you put butter on them?

Not bad!

My mom always tried to make sure. I liked some veg.

I think it was even then!

Kids had a thing against “green stuff!”

Too many sci-fi movies!

Or other kids informed them about it!

 

 

 

 

FLYING! 1ST. TIME!

It was around the late 80’s- early 90’s.

I took my 1st. trip on ane airplane.

I got in, sat down, buckled in, took off!

When the plane took off?

I thought to myself”Think of it as giant farris wheel!”

IT WORKED!

But! While flying. One of the plane’s wings were flapping while in flight.

The attendant said it was nothing.

This was at night!

I did it again in the daytime. Very different!

As a kid?

I would look up every time! I heard/seen a plane fly above.

I always wondered? “What it would it be like?”

Now! I know!

WHAT WAS IT LIKE RIDING A-BUS/SUBWAY AS A KID?

I remember?

Taking the bus downtown.

In that old beige and yellow buses. Some bus drivers let me empty the farebox, which was a fun thing to do.

The thing that got me the most was? Taking the subway ( we call it? The “Rapid”).

In the winter. the sound of the rapid riding the rails. Always! In the winter I heard that “Roaring sound”.

They sold tickets, transfers to go from one bus/rapid to another.

There was a time when?

Bus/rapid drivers make change. After too many robberies. It became “exact fare”.

Teenagers! I would sit in the back and either use a magic marker and write crap! Or cut the seats.

Then the company bought hard plastic seats. To keep them from cutting in.

They still wrote!

Then the company bought “luxury buses!”. These had to air-condition, reclining seats.

Only people who went to Cedar point got to ride them. Now! People who live either in the suburbs or near the county line.

They had buses that went to the zoo!

Kids who got on board? Got a box of” animal crackers!”

When my mom worked in Shaker Hts.!

I went to work with her at times.

While waiting for the Shaker Hts. rapid?

I got to see where they put the old rapid trains. It was weird!

They shard some of the public transportation tracks.

There was one area that? If the electrical rod on the train jumped!

The motorman had to go out and put the rod back on thack.

It went from the eastside of Cleveland. to about woodland ave.

Then you went into an area called?

Shaker square/ Shaker ht. did not begin at Shaler square!

You were still in Cleveland.

Shaker Hts. Started 500ft. away.

Then! The scenery changed!

I think it was mostly for business people and domestic enginers/

“housekeepers!”

I’m not quite sure?

But! I notice some kids from the eastside of Cleveland, Were going to Shaker Hts. schools!

This was years before busing was implemented.

NOW! The buses & rapids have changed but not by much!