[78-L] Pepsi--WAS: Alvino Rey and The Kings

jack palmer jackpalmer1 at att.net
Sat Apr 24 21:08:11 PDT 2010

You shouldn't start this reminiscing.  I grew up in the 30s (6 to 16) and can remember everything you mentioned.  Also if we had any special things we wanted to hear on the radio we had to do it before my dad came home. He controlled the radio after that.  One radio, no record player.    Jack

From: Geoffrey Wheeler <dialjazz at verizon.net>
To: 78-l at klickitat.78online.com
Sent: Sat, April 24, 2010 11:39:58 AM
Subject: [78-L] Pepsi--WAS: Alvino Rey and The Kings

I think most of us can hark back to those youthful days when life for a 
growing child was much different. We were more active and interactive; 
we expended lots of calories; males were more likely to be outside and 
active in good weather and far less likely to be inside watching 
television or listening to the radio (although I must confess there 
were days when I was in a chair and ready at 4:45 for the first 
15-minute episode between then and 6:00 p.m.) I remember hearing Dick 
Tracy on the radio before the war and wondering why a man would be 
calling a woman “baby.” I and my friends walked to and from school, 
except in inclement weather. During my school years, I was never on a 
school bus. Even when I had my driver’s license, I would still walk to 
visit friends who lived sometimes two or three miles away.

The youth I am acquainted with today don’t exercise, don’t read except 
what they have to, subsist on junk food, watch infantile kiddie shows 
on television, have more health problems that were unimagineable when I 
was a youth, and are constantly texting or talking to their friends by 
mobile phone, not in person. As a child, I was not allowed to use the 
family phone. Period! Why would I have to call somebody I had or would 
see in school? When I was in high school, if I did call someone, I was 
limited to no more than 5 minutes, except if it concerned school..
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