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Old 11-24-10, 11:32 PM   #1
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Day gone by

I wish I lived during these days.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F391_23ysbU
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Old 11-25-10, 11:03 PM   #2
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F391_23ysbU
I guess no one thinks the images in this movie shows better days?
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If I had been born back then I would have died of appendicitis at age 9.

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I would have been on the back of the bus or deported back to Mexico.
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I would have died at about 46 or 47 if I lived back then, Plus the last few years, I'd have been blind and possibly seizing.

Possibly sooner due to Blood Pressure problems.
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I willl admit that without TV and the internet... socializing, visiting, singing together was a much prominent form of entertainment. It is a shame that people are more isolated today.
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I willl admit that without TV and the internet... socializing, visiting, singing together was a much prominent form of entertainment. It is a shame that people are more isolated today.


There was a different kind of isolation with extreme distance and intermittent communication back then. Visit a third world remote country for a taste of extreme boredom. Sure, the landscape is beautiful, but it is also dangerous and isolating, taking days to go from a to b. Hope you liked the same 5 people you had to visit over, and over as well. Hope you loved that sheet music sung over, and over, etc.. Not a lot of food variety either.


More importantly, it was the era before the electric guitar was invented. Nope. I like it now just fine.
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That video looks like upper middle class/professional from the 1930s or or maybe early 1940s. People of my parents generation, 70+ remember when they got electricity and running water. I'm in my 50s and remember when we got rid of the wood burning furnace. I have no real desire to go back to those days.
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I think the pace of life in general was a bit more sane, but unless one was amongst the privileged - not the greatest of times.
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More importantly, it was the era before the electric guitar was invented. Nope. I like it now just fine.
Acoustic guitar, Banjo, Mandolin still works fine for me.
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