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JohnnyRockets
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11 Jul 2018
09:10:18pm
Hi all,

Had to buy and share this cover...


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... it just kind of struck me for several reasons...

On one hand, it feels like our society (maybe) used to be more concerned about friendship and brotherly love(?)

On the other hand... the cover does seem a bit too "dreamy" for reality... wishfully dreamy maybe...? Staring at the magic key was an interesting twist...

And on the final hand (third hand?), it's pretty cute, cause innocent kids, getting long together are a nice thing to see...


Interesting... Your mileage may vary... Big Grin



JR

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Tom in Exton, PA
11 Jul 2018
09:37:39pm

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Hey it was 1956. Another world, another time!

Today... we'd be questioning the boy's motives! Happy

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Bobstamp
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11 Jul 2018
10:10:05pm
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The boy's motives!? How about the girl's motives? I got so tired of having to say "No!" to all of the beautiful young women who tried to seduce me. I think it was the uniform... Angel

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JohnnyRockets
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11 Jul 2018
10:24:06pm
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LOL!

You guys actually made me Laugh Out Loud!!! Laughing


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philb
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11 Jul 2018
10:59:22pm

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What you have is a piece of history Johnny..folks were more more positive and optimistic in days gone by.

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jbaxter5256
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12 Jul 2018
01:43:01am
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Nice, very positive cover. I like it!

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12 Jul 2018
04:03:30am
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I don't think anyone who grew up in that period between WWII and Vietnam would consider it dreamy or wishful. Innocent yes, it was a period of time when family meant something, when there was more good than evil. Not perfect mind you - there was the cold war, bigotry, and other things we tend to forget. But for kids it was generally the age of innocence -= you had a lot more freedoms than todays children. When you played you made your own rules, you learned to get along because there was little adult interference. When you were bad, an adult would punish you (it takes a village).

Yes, they were kinder, simpler times.

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ikeyPikey
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12 Jul 2018
11:34:29pm
re: Not sure if this is cute, sad or creepy....

I just finished reading Tomorrow-land : the 1964-65 World's Fair and the transformation of America by Joseph Tirella, a book that describes the Year 1964 backdrop for the 1964 New York World's Fair ... the motto for which was "Peace Through Understanding".

Interesting read. Lotsa stuff you've forgotten about 1964, New York, The Fair ... even if you were there!

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey

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malcolm197
23 Aug 2018
01:44:23pm
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Bob

In your dreams ! With me it was the Boy Scout Short trousers - rolled up as far as decency would allow !!

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23 Aug 2018
01:57:16pm
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I loved the '64 Worlds fair...At the Sinclair exhibit they had a "Mold-A-Rama" machine where you could watch as your Dinoland Dinosaur toy was made right before your eyes! Wow! For a young boy like me this was awesome and incredible. The "Dino" Brontosaurus toy was one of my favorites for years
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ikeyPikey
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23 Aug 2018
10:59:41pm
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I bought the same waxy mini-dino from a vending machine at the Sinclair exhibit. I remember paying with quarters, but cannot remember how many. I gave mine a bit of a squeeze and, it still being warm from the mould, made a bit of a dent. I do not remember being able to see anything of the injection process.

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51Studebaker
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24 Aug 2018
06:49:50am
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hi ikey,
I also do not remember the cost, but recall that my parents thought it too expensive.

Yes, the "Mold-A-Rama" vending did not show you the molding process but it was a cool techy-looking machine to this kid...
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But for me back in 1964, anything that was 'techy' was notable...I even loved going to the 'automat' for meals!

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24 Aug 2018
11:03:22am
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That dinosaur is awesome. I was too young for the '64 World's Fair. With Sinclair being my middle name and my love of dinosaurs since I was a kid, I have a soft spot for Sinclair memorabilia.

Bob

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doomboy
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24 Aug 2018
06:51:58pm
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Oh, the automat! I remember being absolutely enthralled by them when we visited Italy in the late '60s. As a four year old whose ''eyes were always bigger than my stomach ", I though that this was one of the greatest inventions mankind ever developed. Not that my mom would let me get anything ...

Within a few weeks, we were back in Canada and I watched in similar thrall as Neil Armstrong climbed out of the Eagle and walked on the moon's surface. The automat quickly became the second greatest invention...

... and to this day, I'm still nostalgic for an object that I never once used. Sigh. (Both the automat and the LEM fit that description, BTW)

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Tom in Exton, PA
24 Aug 2018
10:26:56pm

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I had those Sinclair dinosaurs! My grandmother's next door neighbor worked for Sinclair. Living on the East Coast I thought the chain was as extinct as the dinosaur but was surprised to see the stations in Utah, where I bought this set:

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pigdoc
25 Aug 2018
10:13:43am
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And, you know the dinosaur had a name, right?

Dino! (pronounced dee-no)

I can remember the green Dino soap that they used to hand out to the kids as a reward for a fill-up.

"Woody's Sinclair" was a station in my hometown.

-Paul

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Opa
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25 Aug 2018
04:11:01pm

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A postcard from 1908 (Bavaria) that is really cute, sad & creepy.

"the boy like the barrel so round. his father's glass is so healthy for him"
I think it looses a bit in the translation.

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ernieinjax
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25 Aug 2018
10:07:27pm
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Yeah I think so. In English it makes no sense whatsoever lol. Cute kid though!

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Tom in Exton, PA
26 Aug 2018
10:47:13am

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How about some creepy from the past...

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Are the bears going to eat the little girl for Christmas dinner? I may reproduce this one and send them out one year.. just for the reactions!

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This one is so politically wrong today!


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StampWrangler
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26 Aug 2018
05:08:45pm
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Words fail me.

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Sally
26 Aug 2018
11:33:06pm
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The second card is awful but I just can't stop laughing at the notion of you sending the bears with knives as a Christmas card.

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angore
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27 Aug 2018
08:19:38am
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Do you think the girl is Goldilocks with the 3 bears?

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Tom in Exton, PA
27 Aug 2018
11:53:43am

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Anything is possible! I’ve also wondered if that’s supposed to be a doll they are bringing as a Christmas gift. But I’m still going with the canibal theory

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pigdoc
27 Aug 2018
12:49:47pm
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Mama Bear is home, warming the oven.
After all, it *is* Christmas eve!

Humans eat turkeys
Bears eat little girls

It's just the custom...
And, a "hearty" meal!

-Paul

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pigdoc
27 Aug 2018
01:01:34pm
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Kidnapping, stealing:

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...what *else* is Christmas for?

Mischief is a common theme in Scandinavian Christmas lore...

-Paul

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