Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Continuation from last Tuesday

 More from the 50s, 60s, and 70s.

My friend and I would ride our bikes everywhere.  Probably farther away than my parents knew.

 Or this?
How many of you broke an arm doing this?  I didn't but my older sister did.

These were no longer in use when I started teaching 4th grade in the 90s.

Loved this game.  

More to come next week.


Lynda said...

Those projectors were used when I started teaching in 1970! We had to pass a class in college on how to thread the film through, run a slide projector, use and overhead projector, etc. Films were ordered for a week at a time, from the county, and shared by the rest of our science teachers.
Thanks for the memories ( I never broke an arm, mostly due to being a chicken and not happy to jump off a swing!)

Anvilcloud said...

I used the projector a lot in the 70s but less so in the 80s and beyond.

Tom said...

...when I was kid, playing wasn't sitting in front of a screen.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How about stepping on marbles! lol Yes, I grew up in the 50s and 60s and have all these fun memories. I still love playing outside!

Ana Dunk said...

I lived on a farm and when my playmate and I were maybe nine or so, we used to use the hay pulley from the hay loft to ride out to the end of the pole and have the other person pull us back in. Had my mother known, I would not be here to tell the tale.

Barbara R. said...

I tried jumping from a wood seated swing, not very good because I wasn't far away and the darn swing hit my head.

R's Rue said...

I love this.

Deb J. in Utah said...

Yes, I do remember all of these things. It was a big deal to watch a movie at school, even though the film or projector would often break. Good memories all (except stepping on jacks). Thanks for sharing. See you again soon!