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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Random observance:

I guess every boy back in the day had those color-striped knee-high socks. And a 10-speed. And a skateboard. And basically the same haircut. I had everything but the 10-speed. Oh well, you can't have everything....

9 comments:

Dex1138 said...

I never got into skateboarding. I didn't move up to a 10 speed until high school. Before that I had my trusty black Huffy.

Justin S. Davis said...

I was an avid reader and science geek from a big clan of non-reader-non-science types, so they never had any idea what to get me on Christmas or birthdays...

...so guess what I got bundles of, year after year?

Yep, those accursed tube socks. I had seeminly hundreds of pairs of them. I wore them from itty-bitty childhood all the way into my teens.

joe said...

Dex: I didn't do much skateboarding. I couldn't get used to the vibration under my feet

Justin: I had those socks up 'til around 1980. I wore them proudly ;^)

Sunnydaze said...

I had those socks too. I thought I was hot stuff wearing them with my track shorts. I also had a 10 speed. No skateboard, even though I wanted one.

joe said...

There's no way I'd get on a skateboard now. I'd definitely break or sprain something

Bridget said...

I had those socks too! And the matching red track shorts with the white trim, usually worn with a ringer tee. Stylin!
I tried to master my brother's skateboard but in our hilly Missouri town it was way too dangerous for my blood. I usually preferred to watch/read Little House on the Prairie or play with my Barbies instead. :-)

joe said...

Once we lay with our backs on our boards and coasted down a road and used our elbows as brakes and ended up ripping giant holes in our coat sleeves.

Janet said...

I managed to rip a giant hole in my elbow doing something similar with a gocart.

joe said...

I'm surprised my folks didn't get more upset. They didn't have alot of money so buying another coat probably made a huge dent in their wallet

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