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Remember all the electronics from the 1960's?

This past week smileycreek finally broke down and got herself a brand new smart phone for the very first time. It is an Android unit that has the capacity to scramble eggs for your breakfast:

Droid2

In Nineteen Sixty
I Was But A Naive Youth
Older Naive Now
am phone
This is what our only telephone looked like in the 1960's. Recently I saw a teenager in my practice. He told me he'd come across one of these things in a person's home and couldn't begin to figure out how to make a phone call with it (revenge of the old people)


All is possible
That's How It Feels Before Noon
Not So After Six
tv
This made me nostalgic for the days of my youth growing up during the 1960's. In the 1960's I had to play outside. We all played outside. Anything else was cruel and unusual punishment as far as kids were concerned. We played kick-the-can. We played baseball. We even created our own "summer olympics" during summer break. We built tree houses. We jumped off roofs. We hunted around for lizards and snakes and frogs. We caught insects and butterflies and made collections of them. We swam in irrigation canals. And we rode the hell out of our bikes.

The world for a kid in the 1960's was outdoor focused to be sure. The indoor world consisted of reading books primarily and watching some TV. We had a black and white TV with rabbit ears on a cheap stand that you could roll around the room. We didn't get a color TV until the 1970's if you can believe that. I remember watching the men land on the moon on July 16, 1969 on our original black and white TV.

Expiration Dates
On All My Canned and Boxed Foods
Food's Life Has Limits
As we got older and into music we bought vinyl albums and played them on record players.

I owned one of these exact models of portable record players. It was made by General Electric and cost $14.95 when I bought mine at Target. Mine was an off white color without the flames:

am portable phonograph

Young Green Leaves Outside
Bright, Vibrant Flowers In Bloom
Eyes Not Quite As Sharp
It played these things:
am record

Young Frog Jumps In Lake
Old Hawk Sees The Lake Ripple
Young Frog Old Hawk's Lunch
Remember when all your well-to-do friends had one of these in their homes? We didn't and I must confess I was envious:
am phonograph

First Concert I Saw
Was Headlined By Rolling Stones
Now It's MP3's
am radio
We got AM transistor radios that we carried around. Life was so simple then. Every one could easily figure out how to use and control any electronic gadget. My AM pocket transistor radio looked just like this with the dial you had to negotiate to find the station you wanted to listen to.












Three On A Tree Plym
The First Car I Ever Drove
Turbo Subie Now
am car radio_02
And in my first car, a well used 1964 Plymouth Beleveder II, the car radio looked just like this with the push button presets for your favorite radio stations. You had to first find the station you wanted, pull out the button...then push it in to set that station to that button. Of course all the knobs could be pulled off easily as well.




Eight Tracks Were The Rage
Back In Early High School Days
It's All iPods Now
wham-o superball
I suppose I should have had an idea the world was going to really change rapidly because I was told I was "born in the atomic age." And the very first thing developed as a toy that just blew every kid's socks off was one of these ---> a Wham-O superball. This is the exact first one I had because red is my favorite color. It was the first one I had because I soon bounced it over a house never to be seen again. I think this was the sign of the times to come.





Russia Was Scary
Now North Korea Scares Us
With Their Nuke Missiles

rotary hand mixer
We also had this instead of a new-fangled electric model but I'm keeping this New Day focused on audio-visual electronic devices.







When I Was A Boy
We Could Only Cook With Stoves
Today Microwaves

All Haiku in this diary, no matter how badly written, by p50

So, tell me about your 1960's (or earliest) electronic devices memories.

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Saturday, April 6th

Kossacks Dinner for Dave in Northridge

TIME: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: New! Hi Lo Barbeque,
a melange of Texas and Northern California, with some Asian twists. MENU (pdf)
No reservations, counter service, communal tables
3416 19th St. • San Francisco's Mission District
0.4 miles from 16th Mission BART

ORGANIZER: Send navajo a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. navajo
2. Dave in Northridge
3. Steveningen
4. kimoconnor
5. side pocket
6. slksfca
7. norm
8. scaboni
9. Lorikeet
10. FogCityJohn
11. JPMassar

Maybees:
lineatus
dharmasyd
Cali Scribe
Mr. Scribe

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Saturday, April 6th

Paradise & Chico Kossacks Picnic, Kite Flying and Hike

TIME: Noonish
LOCATION: Table Mountain
Butte County • Northern California

ORGANIZER: Send paradise50 a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. paradise50
2. smileycreek
3. Darryl House
4. Mrs. House
5. Caddisfly
6. Caddisfly's brother
7. Joel99
8. Joel's friend Robert
Maybees:
John DuBois
Tami Dubois
Ed Meyer
Alexandra Meyer
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Saturday, April 6th

Colorado COmmunity Kossacks Pot Luck

TIME: 2:00 PM
LOCATION: ColoTim's home
Address given by Kosmail • Denver

ORGANIZER: Send ColoTim a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. ColoTim
2. Frankenoid
3. Ginny in CO
4. coloradocomet
5. State Senator Irene Aguilar
6. whoknu
7. Colorado is the Shiznit
8. Badkitties
9. RockyMtnLib
10. LeftCandid
11. blind cynic
12. comoonbeam
13. uuview

Maybees:
victoria2dc
acpa
blue aardvark
KellyRN2
Denver11
State Representative Jeanne Labuda

Latest diary: Colorado COmmunity Meetup this Saturday!
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April: Post Tax Day

Southern Cal Inland Empire Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: TBD
LOCATION: TBD
[Address] • [City]

ORGANIZER: Send SoCaliana kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. SoCaliana
2. pucklady
3. Unbozo
Maybees:
Latest diary: So Cal IE Kossacks: April Meetup
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Kansas & Missouri Kossacks

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Friday, April 19th

Kansas & Missouri Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: TBD
LOCATION: Springfield Brewing Company
305 South Market Street • Springfield

ORGANIZER: Send tmservo433 a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. tmservo433
2. ladypockt
3.
4.
5.
Maybees:
Latest diary: [Waiting for linked diary]
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Saturday, April 20th

Chicago Kossacks Celebrate Earth Day

TIME: Morning, see diary below for details
LOCATION: The Heller Nature Center
2821 Ridge Road  • Highland Park

Followed by pizza at broths & Mr. broths home.

ORGANIZER: Send figbash a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. figbash
2. broths
3. Mr. broths
4. Chitown Kev
5. MillieNeon
6. Railfan
7. NormAl
8. winifred3
Maybees:
bsmechanic
Tim Delaney
Latest diary: Hey Chicago - Time for a Meet-Up!
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Saturday, April 20th

LA Kossacks Monthly Meet-up with Guest Speaker, Daily Kos Featured Writer, Dante Atkins

TIME: 2:00 PM
LOCATION:  Casey's Irish Pub
613 S Grand Ave. • Los Angeles

ORGANIZER: Send Dave in Northridge a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. Dave in Northridge
2. Shockwave
3. jakedog42
4. SanFernandoValleyMom
5. Gay CA Democrat
6. susans
7. 714day
Maybees:
ducktape
Latest diary: LA Kossacks - March 23 Meetup at Casey's (and on the Red Line) - Photos
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Dkos Asheville
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Saturday, April 20th

Dkos Asheville's First Meet-up

TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: The Bywater
796 Riverside Dr. • Asheville

ORGANIZER: Send randallt a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. randallt
2. davehouck
3. Otteray Scribe
4. eeff
5. people power granny
6. Joieau
7. LamontCranston
8. cultjake
9. GordonNC (UID 5123 & City Councilman)
10. DawnN
11. SteelerGrrl
12. SteelerDude
13. Captain Sham
14. Sandy on Signal
15. gulfgal98
16. gigihopes
17. Jeff Messer, local radio host - 880 AM
18. Audri
19. Mr. A

Maybees:
polecat
Land of Enchantment
jnhobbs
alicia (plus two)
Nic Goodman
ecthompson
emmasnacker
TexDem
VeloVixen

Latest diary:Dkos Asheville Open Thread

From randallt: "DKos Asheville is hosting a meet up and we've managed to cast a wide net! Asheville NC is the epicenter of cool progressive in the heart of the mountains and we have folks traveling from Eastern Tennessee, the Southern Highlands and Charlotte. So don't let the distance keep you away, come to Asheville, sign up today! You know you want to."

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Sunday, April 28th
NYC Kossacks Brunch and a Show!
ORGANIZER: Send sidnora a kosmail to attend.

 Whym Restaurant NYC
Brunch:
TIME: Noon (with Show at 3PM)
LOCATION: Whym
889 9th Avenue (between 57th & 58th) • NYC
RSVPs:
1. sidnora
2. Denise Oliver Velez, Guest of Honor
3. devtob
4. LuLu
5. MBNYC
6. friends of LuLu
7. mconvente
8. joanbrooker
Maybees:
Batya the Toon
belinda ridgewood
thankgodforairamerica
kathny
 PlayBill Ann Richards
Theater:
TIME: 3:00 PM
LOCATION: The Vivian Beaumont Theater
150 West 65th St. (Broadway) • NYC
RSVPs:
1. sidnora
2. Denise Oliver Velez, Guest of Honor
3. devtob
4. LuLu
5. MBNYC
6. friends of LuLu
Maybees:
Latest diary: NY Metro Meetup: Theater Party, Sunday 4/28!!
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Potentially in April or May

Atlanta Area Kossacks Kick-off Meet-up

TIME: TBD
LOCATION: TBD
[Address] • [City]

ORGANIZER: Send navajo a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. One Pissed Off Liberal
2. racheltracks
3. annrose
4. nawlinscate
5. Burned
Maybees:
pragmaticidealist
xxdr zombiexx
eeff
Ashaman
lam2b2g
Latest diary: Atlanta Area Meet-Up
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New York Hudson Valley Kossacks

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DATE TBD

NY Hudson Valley Kossacks' First Meet-up

TIME: TBD
LOCATION: Hudson House
2 Main Street • Cold Spring, NY

ORGANIZER: Send boran2 a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. boran2
2. thankgodforairamerica
3. betson08 (if event is in April)
Maybees:
Latest diary: [Waiting for linked diary]
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Netroots Nation 2013 in San Jose: Plenary Session Table Reservations
June 20th - 23rd  •  REGISTER HERE



SFKossacks:
1. side pocket [First Lieutenant]
2. mrs. side pocket
3. kimoconnor
4. citisven
5. lineatus
6. Cali Scribe
7. Glen the Plumber
8. remembrance
9. jotter
10. Mrs. jotter
SFKossacks:
1. Lusty
2. mrsgoo
3. norm
4. boran2 (Honorary)
5. Lorikeet
6. FogCityJohn
7. slksfca
8. madhaus
9. boatsie
10. maggiejean
SFKossacks:
1. Kamakhya
2. dharmasyd
3. Ebby
4. Bustergirl
5. BeninSC (Honorary)
6. sfbaytransplant
7. Senor Unoball
8. paradox
9. slouching
10. shanikka
Native American Netroots:
1. navajo
2. Meteor Blades
3. 4Freedom (maybe)
4. no way lack of brain
5. translatorpro
6. Kitsap River
7. Charles Curtis Stanley
8. TheFatLadySings
9. TFLS's guest
10. TFLS's guest
Central Valley Kossacks:
1. tgypsy
2. cooper888
3. gotmooned
4. paradise50
5. smileycreek
6. Caddis Fly
7. Kestrel
8. peregrine kate (honorary)
9. ProvokingMeaning (honorary)
10.
Lone Star Kossacks:
1. nomandates
2. texasmom
3. texasdad
4. doraphasia
5. krwheaton
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Cheers & Jeers:
1. Bill in Portland Maine
2. Common Sense Mainer
3. vicki
4. Sharoney
5. Spousal Unit
6. cskendrick
7. brillig
8. mik
9. K1
10.
Los Angeles Kossacks:
1. Shockwave
2. jakedog42
3. susans
4. murphy
5. Dave in Northridge
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
NYC and beyond:
1. sidnora
2. belinda ridgewood
3. belinda ridgewood's guest
4. Jimdotz
5. theroaringgirl
6. thankgodforairamerica
7. hayden
8.
9.
10.
Community Quilt Project:
1. Sara R
2. winglion?
3. loggersbrat
4. ramara (Arizona)
5. Horace Boothroyd III
6. linkage
7.
8.
9.
10.
Military Community Members:
1. DaNang65
2. drnatrl
3. angelajean (Maybe)
4. exlrrp (Maybe)
5. ccasas
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Misc. registered Kossacks + regions:
1. edrie, will add to SFKossacks new table when i have more personal bandwidth
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Hopefully we can put together whole tables for them.


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Community Quilt Project NN13 Flash Mob Photo


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smileycreek is organizing and asking all Community Quilt recipients to bring their quilts to NN13. We'll assemble at a pre-designated location and time for a group photo with one of the NN13 professional photographers. It will be a group hug celebrating one of the most beloved community building projects we have here at Daily Kos with Sara R and winglion at the center of it. navajo and Glen the Plumber are going to scout out and select a location in advance for all to meet with their quilts for a memorable photo opportunity. Stay tuned.
Date: TBD Time: TBD
1. paradise50
2. Dave in Northridge
3. remembrance
4. BeninSC
5. mimi
6. cskendrick
7. DaNang65
8. llbear (not attending, quilt only)
9. Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse (may not attend)
10. Smoh (not attending, quilt only)
11. slksfca
12. belinda ridgewood
13. Ebby
14. Bustergirl
15. Kitsap River
16. Charles Curtis Stanley
17.
18.
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Glacier National Park
June 27- June 30th

Glacier National Park Kossack EPIC Meetup!

TIME: 24/7
LOCATION: Glacier National Park
402 9th St W • Columbia Falls, Montana

ORGANIZER: Send arizonablue a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. BlueJessamine
2. arizonablue
3. Mr.arizonablue
4. Truman
5. Ojibwa - arriving for the weekend
6. MTmofo
7. figbash!
8. spottedbear
9. jakedog42
10. Oke
11. cooltraveler
12. Mr.cooltraveler
13. state of confusion
14. Lute the Norwegian
15. Josh Blue
16. Thinking Fella
17. Blu Gal in DE

Maybees:
Joan McCarter
slksfca
Ed in Montana
BoiseBlue
BoiseBlue GF
Dave in Northridge
NormAl
winifred3

Latest diary: Glacier National Park Check In! Glacier National Park Meetup - Part II w/ lodging and campground info!
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Okay. Floor's open.
Tell us what you are doing on this NEW DAY?

Originally posted to Connect! Unite! Act! on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 07:30 AM PDT.

Also republished by SFKossacks.

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