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stardognine 06-29-20 06:05 PM


Originally Posted by squirtdad (Post 21560509)
of course I did also :)

the best things I got from the back of a cereal box or the back of a magazine were 1) a spearshooting, fin kicking frogman for the bathtub...soon confiscated as I shot a sibiling in the base with the pretty pointy spear and b) a set of formulas for fuses, smoke bombs and the like which kept my buddies and I chemistry obsessed over a summer (and back then you could get sulphur and potassium nitrate from the drugstore)

You probably made those beer can cannons, too? 😁 My older brother made a couple, and got in a bit of a hassle with the police. 🙄😉

I sold Grit newspapers for almost 3 days. Itís funny, folks just bought that stuff, back then. Probably to keep kids out of trouble. 🤔 I was probably 7 or 8 when I tried that, so 3 days was a pretty long career. 😉

downtube42 06-29-20 06:22 PM


Originally Posted by stardognine (Post 21560580)
You probably made those beer can cannons, too? 😁 My older brother made a couple, and got in a bit of a hassle with the police. 🙄😉

I sold Grit newspapers for almost 3 days. Itís funny, folks just bought that stuff, back then. Probably to keep kids out of trouble. 🤔 I was probably 7 or 8 when I tried that, so 3 days was a pretty long career. 😉

I read so many stories about Eagle Scouts who saved someone's life, that I got the idea you had to save someone's life to make Eagle. That was pretty darned depressing, because I just didn't see that many lifesaving opportunities.

Piff 06-30-20 12:15 AM


Originally Posted by downtube42 (Post 21560612)
I read so many stories about Eagle Scouts who saved someone's life, that I got the idea you had to save someone's life to make Eagle. That was pretty darned depressing, because I just didn't see that many lifesaving opportunities.

This almost sounds like a bit of narration from a Woody Allen movie.

Kobe 07-01-20 10:57 AM


Originally Posted by woodcraft (Post 21560232)

I owned a '69 Corona in the 80's. More like 0 to 16 in 60 seconds, I bet it's still running somewhere though.


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