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Old 10-25-2003, 04:22 PM   #1
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Talking [NB: stupid thread] Did you have a deprived childhood?


Over the last couple of years I have come to believe that I did, indeed, have a deprived childhood for two very serious reasons:

1 - I was not allowed Alphabetti-Spaghetti, just plain hoops if anything

2 - I never ever had a colourful / cartoon plaster (band-aid), just stretch fabric

So who else was deprived as a child and will hold the grudge close to their heart for ever?
 
Old 10-25-2003, 04:43 PM   #2
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Well, I am a bit older than you, and we did not have alot of the things people take for granted. My generation servived without, and older generations did without less of what I had. I do feel your pain though.
 
Old 10-25-2003, 05:01 PM   #3
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You wanna talk deprived: we didn't even get a PC in our house till I was 18 and ready to move out
 
Old 10-25-2003, 07:19 PM   #4
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My family didn't get a PC until well after I was out of the house. We didn't have a microwave until I was in high school, and we didn't have MTV until I was in high school, either.

Band-Aids were plain, and so was the food. The net was something on the basketball court, not someplace to spend lots of time. God I feel old.

Steve

PS I saw the first Star Wars at a DRIVE IN!
 
Old 10-25-2003, 08:10 PM   #5
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Yeah - they didn't even allow me to buy a private Jet until I was 7 - I only got my first Yacht when I was 9 - how f***** deprived is that ?

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Old 10-25-2003, 08:35 PM   #6
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I wouldn't necessarily say I was deprived but one thing I didn't understand was that my parents did everything for my sister, paid for her college, paid for her cars and insurance and so on.

I had to get loans out while working 40 to 60 weeks just to pay my rent as I was also paying for my college. I also paid for my own cars I had not wrecking any of them as my sister totalled 3 and would get a newer one each time afterwards.

Oh well... I can say I'm doing better than any of my siblings but yet I'm still broke trying to get out of debt...
 
Old 10-25-2003, 09:53 PM   #7
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If I hadn't become the best chicken thief in Tarrant County, Texas, there would have been months when I didn't eat meat. And I'm not a vegetarian.
 
Old 10-25-2003, 11:08 PM   #8
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Stretch Fabric Band-aid are the Best!

They move with you and stay on soooo much better than plastic band-aids, even the ones with spiffy cartoon characters.

Tough deal on the Alpahbet Spaghetti o's, tho.
 
Old 10-26-2003, 12:00 AM   #9
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When I was a kid my family was so poor they couldnt buy me clothes, so I couldnt go anywhere.
When I was twelve for my birthday, they bought me a hat and let me look out the window.

It was really tough when I was a youngster, we walked 12 miles to school in the snow, barefoot, uphill both ways.

I didnt have any toys to play with either, except rocks. Later when my dad got a better job we could afford sticks, so I had sticks AND rocks.

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Old 10-26-2003, 01:09 AM   #10
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Growing up I was the youngest of 7 in a single parent household. No color tv till I was 10 and the closest we had to a computer was an atari 2600. On the upside, I had plenty of clothes( even if I was wearing '70's fashions until the mid 80's) and toy's(mostly broken, but I can fix damn near anything now).
Band-aides shmand-aides; Duct Tape!
 
Old 10-26-2003, 01:54 AM   #11
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PS I saw the first Star Wars at a DRIVE IN!
ha ha, me too man!!!
 
Old 10-26-2003, 08:36 AM   #12
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When I was twelve for my birthday, they bought me a hat and let me look out the window.
LOL...... classic
 
Old 10-26-2003, 09:07 AM   #13
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Comletely deprived - never had broadband and still don't have broadband
 
Old 10-28-2003, 01:43 AM   #14
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Without being too serious and pouring my heart out because I did indeed have one helluva deprived childhood, I'd like to mention that I didn't get a computer til I was long out of the house and married. It certainly wasn't due to the lack of technology either.

Other than that, regardless of my deprivations, I was well taken care of, never went without necessesity, and could walk the walk just as good as the next guy.

Cool
 
Old 10-28-2003, 02:13 AM   #15
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No. And I thank God for what was given to me and may He bless all the children in the world as they are our future.
 
  


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