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antithesis

Posted 12:50 am, 11/15/2021

I don't know if this is really the right thread for this, but...

When I was a kid, I wasn't sure if I could say "collard greens" around my black friends. I thought maybe the adults were saying "colored" instead of "collard," and it was some sort of slur!

I think I was in my 30s when I saw collard greens in a can, and that's when I realized that it was OK

blarpatch

Posted 8:04 pm, 11/10/2021

Willies Tavern on OLD 60🍻

antithesis

Posted 7:20 pm, 11/10/2021

Y'all want to see a funny commercial? It's not that old, but still funny...

antithesis

Posted 7:19 pm, 11/10/2021

Remember when... we would all sign up for Columbia House, and get 13 records OR tapes for $1? You had to fill out the card, mail it in, and in about 2 months you'd get a delivery!

The condition, Kayla, was you had to buy a million more at full price within the next 2 or 3 years, but nobody ever did that... we just signed up again later

Oh, the life of a teenage criminal...

Robeson

Posted 3:50 pm, 10/12/2021

We would take a "Sun Bath" as it was called in the 60s. We had no suntan oil but we had motor oil.

And, Man , the tan we did get !

Acumen

Posted 6:17 pm, 10/04/2021

My grandmother was 37 and married my grandfather who was 61.

Robeson

Posted 6:10 pm, 10/04/2021

My Great Grandmother was 16 and married a man 36. She died in childbirth on the 12th child.

Acumen

Posted 2:59 pm, 10/04/2021

Sometime around the 80's a kid got murdered and every parent started watching their kids like a hawk. They taught their kids that old people were dangerous. So, age become a big issue. Before that, girls would marry at around 13 to a male 20 years older than them.

kayla23

Posted 1:16 pm, 10/04/2021

Hahahaha

I dont think I was ever actually alone until I was 20!

Acumen

Posted 11:59 am, 10/04/2021

I don't remember anyone with a key but people in my neighborhood never locked their doors. Actually, most people's doors didn't even have a lock. Maybe a hook for screen doors to keep the door closed in order to keep the bugs out.

Mirror

Posted 11:22 am, 10/04/2021

We always had a key hidden then our parents would be home in a couple hours after us.

Bestill

Posted 10:21 am, 10/04/2021

So sorry, anti. I did not know.

Bestill

Posted 10:18 am, 10/04/2021

That explains a lot!

udfred

Posted 8:30 am, 10/04/2021

I never saw anyone with a key around their neck.

antithesis

Posted 12:12 am, 10/04/2021

Aww, honey, I'm pretty sure that everything posted has been true!!

Here's another...

When I was in elementary school, most of us wore a necklace with our house key on it. We'd ride the bus home in the evening, and our parents were at work so we would go on in by ourselves and wait until our parents got home.

A lot of people worked 2nd shift, so you might be alone until 11:30!

And nobody thought it was weird, because literally everybody did the same thing!

Look up "latchkey kids."

udfred

Posted 5:52 pm, 10/03/2021

Most of what I've read is true

kayla23

Posted 5:44 pm, 10/03/2021

I know most of these are just made up

But its still funny to read what yall come up with!

spitfire

Posted 2:29 pm, 10/03/2021

Remember when The Depot at Cody Creek had an unofficial "no blacks allowed" policy?

antithesis

Posted 1:04 pm, 10/02/2021

Bus drivers used to smoke on the bus, and couldn't care less if students did...

a-new-poster

Posted 6:46 pm, 10/01/2021

Yes, I remember student bus drivers too. We used to dare our student driver to purposefully get stuck in a muddy turn-around spot down some gruesome holler. We'd usually be successful & then have to wait for the tow driver, We would be back for our second period classes - to our great dismay, etc. lol - fun times.

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