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I Grew Up In the 70s

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    Young As I Was, I Remember Them Fondly

    Lately, while doing housework, I have been listening to audio clips of radio talk-shows from  1970-76, complete with commercials and news reports, and just get taken back in time.I turned 10 in the late autumn of 1979, and the '70s was a great decade in which to be nurtured...
    londdragon londdragon 41-45, M Jun 22, 2011

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    I Grew Up In The 70s, And Survived !!!!

      CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WHO WERE BORN IN THE 1930's 1940's,  1950's 1960's, and 70's First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank Sherry while they carried us and lived in houses made of asbestos... They took aspirin, ate blue cheese, bread and dripping...
    marklovescoffee marklovescoffee 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 11, 2013

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    Hello! As you can see by the title I grew up as a JW and well...I love it :) I just got baptized at the international convention and I'm really excited haha it was so good and it...
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