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Football Hero Y.A. Tittle

I played backyard football during the 1960’s pretending to be football hero Y.A. Tittle who passed away October 8, 2017, age 90. He played quarterback for the NY Giants from 1961 to 1964, and held the single season record of

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Bathroom Confusion in 1968

┬áIn Switzerland and enroute to military duty in Africa I encountered some serious bathroom confusion in 1968. Being from a very small town Growin’ Up in Maine in the 1960’s I wasn’t prepared for European culture shock. Needing a break

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Never Used a Snowblower

Many an oldtimer became an oldtimer because they never used a snowblower as a youngster Growin’ Up in Maine. I’m one. Up to my late teens the only solution for most folks was a shovel long before personal snowblowers became

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Riding the Bangor Fair Bullet

A memorable and thrilling 1960’s moment Growin’ up in Maine was riding the Bangor Fair bullet carnival ride with my brother. The ride had two bullet shaped compartments at opposite ends attached to a shaft that rotated on one axis

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Baking Soda Diving Submarine

Long before electronic game consoles, kids in the 1950’s had amazing toys like the baking soda diving submarine shown here. The plastic toy submarine had a small cavity in the bottom and a removable metal cap that plugged the cavity

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1957 Smart Phone Technology

Most kids with 1957 smart phone technology owned the Campbells brand made from empty tin cans connected with string. We punched a hole in the bottom of two cans, pushed the string through, and tied a big knot on the

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