Hans Remembers- Monday May 25, 1970- 50 Years Ago.

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  • Two weeks after the NBA finished up their playoffs with the New York Knicks beating the LA Lakers 4 games to 3 to win the NBA Championship- the rival ABA championship went to the Indiana Pacers 4 games to 2 over the Los Angeles Stars. The Pacers Roger Brown-a future Hall of Famer- scored 45 points to lead the Pacers to a 111-107 victory in game 6 to end the series in the Pacers favor. It would be the last game the Stars would play in Los Angeles- the next season they moved to Utah to become the Utah Stars.
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  • Born on this day in Los Angeles- Lindsay and Sidney Greenbush- child actresses who played the role of Carrie Ingalls in the television show Little House On The Prarie for seven seasons-beginning at age 3

16 responses to “HANS REMEMBERS- MONDAY MAY 25, 1970- 50 YEARS AGO

  1. Omg, you’re killing me! The little girl (s) from Little House on the Prairie are 50 years old? Aaaaahhhh, lol
    One of my favorite shows growing up: it was MUCH nicer than the books it was based on. The author evidently didn’t transcend the accepted thought (which I always find weird when that happens with writers) was just another person of her time–extremely racist, unfortunately!

    • That was one of my grandma’s favorite shows- The Walton’s and Little House On The Prairie. I’ve never read the books but I always heard that the books- and the show- were night and day apart from each other.

  2. Interesting. Yeah, I watched the Waltons less than Little House. Too many personalities in one house for me. I felt overwhelmed, ha ha. Maybe your grandma could relate to the Waltons better, too, ’cause she’d been through the depression like my parents.

    • My grandmother growing up in those depression years always talked about her parents- brothers and sisters – reminded me of The Walton’s. They were a close family, good people etc. I will still watch that show when I come across it- makes me think of her.

  3. That’s nice. I have some music and ballets that my mom used to love that remind me of her, but no TV or movies ’cause she rarely watched! My parents were pretty young during the depression, but they still retained depression-like habits all throughout their lives with thriftiness and counting pennies….even during times they didn’t have to.

    • Those depression era people are sadly vanishing today. Both of my grandma’s and one grandfather were like that- counted every penny spent- never threw anything away- if you had something new you were careful with it- because you never know maybe something will happen and it can’t be replaced. Both sets of grandparents had rooms in their houses with the nice furniture where no one spent time in- expect maybe on a special occasion or holiday. When one grandma died and we went to clean out the house we found thousands of dollars hid under the carpet and in different places. She had made the money sewing for people and hid it from my grandfather- who was the exact opposite-he was afraid money would burn a hole in his pocket- for some reason he always lived for the day. I always found people from that era interesting to know.

  4. Yeah, they’re fascinating! And definitely becoming just a memory. There’s a lot to learn about being frugal–maybe not to the extent they were, but compared to today’s world and instant gratification and our throw-away society…some restraint would NOT hurt, lol !!
    It was the same in my house! My mom was more frugal than my dad. It must be a gender thing. Women focus on security more than men, I think. But, yeah, we had the living room where nobody ever sat except for holidays and visitors! It’s kind of hilarious when you think about it. What a waste of space, right? But that room definitely stayed clean and pristine, unlike the den where the sofa started to get dirty and tear here and there and the throw rug had a few wine and coffee stains on it, ha ha.

    • I haven’t been in a house like that in 30 years- where you just didn’t go into it- with the nice furniture. it had to have been something that was of that generation.

  5. Totally. Me either. Today all rooms are used. Another kind of cliche, too–my husband’s Dominican. When he was growing up, his mother put plastic over their sofa.

    • I can recall years ago- seeing plastic on sofa’s… now I am trying to figure whose house I saw that in…

  6. That’s funny. A neighbor? A relative? It’s really uncomfortable, as you can imagine. You stick to it if you’re in shorts or a tank top and it’s hot.

  7. Yeah. Furniture’s not supposed to feel that way. Just sit on it and enjoy! Everything breaks down sooner or later. But I guess if you have a ton of kids, it’ll break down sooner and you wanna buy yourself at least a LITTLE time before you need a new one, lol

    • I never understood the buy something and put it away for safe keeping – I know people who bought record albums for example and keep them wrapped up- never listening to them. Or buy a car and keep it in a garage… you’re not taking it with you– at least I don’t think so.

  8. Yeah, that’s a whole other thing, isn’t it? That’s just pure possession. I can SORT of understand for an expensive sports car or renovated old car…but not an album. Music’s for hearing. Just looking at an album… would it be as rewarding as looking at a Lamborghini in your garage? I don’t know. It’s definitely weird!

    • I have heard of people buying up a dozen of one album and keeping them wrapped up.. why? I can see having the album in different formats-..

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