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  • #31
    back in the old days lol

    i might not be that old but i do remember some modern convienences back in the old days. i dont know if any of you remember those washers where you have to wash outside and they have these two rubber rollers that you used for rinsing lol...man i got my hand stuck playing in one of those things, it was painful. oh you have a tub on the other side to catch the water lol. talk about modern technology back in good old late 70's.
    Last edited by matomani; 02-09-2006, 10:39 AM.
    IN THE EVENT OF MY DEMISE

    When my heart can beat no more
    i hope i die for a principle
    or a belief that i have lived for
    i will die before my time
    because i already feel the shadows depth
    So musch i wanted to accomplish before
    i reached my death
    i have come to grips with the possibilty
    and wiped the last tears from eyes
    i loved all who were positive in the event
    of my demise - Tupac 1992

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    • #32
      I still got one of those. I thought everybody did. Whatta hell? Where've I been?

      I gotta get out sometimes.

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      • #33
        I remember those. My Grandma Enloe had one of those till I was in my teens and one of her 5 sons bought her a new washer/dryer set. I remember always getting in trouble for running in and out of sheets hung up to dry on the outside line (probably cause I was knocking them off or touching them with dirty hands or something LOL).
        Don't worry that it's not good enough for anyone else to hear... just sing, sing a song.sigpic

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        • #34
          I remember those washers too. I also got my hand caught many times. I read these and I too wish for the old days sometimes. They seemed simpler then. But after being in Iraq, I realize how lucky we are. Now their lives are simple like ours were, all they really worry about is everyday living and getting by. But like our old days, their days are hard with the work of providing when their isn't much to work with. They seem to age faster than normal because of their enviroment, especially the woman because they really do most of the hard work. I agree with the person who wrote that we can have some modern things and still respect, honor, and live as traditional as each may please.

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          • #35
            Hey, we had them old washers too.....gee those memories are coming back.....aye. But before them old washers were plain washboards. Children were raised on cloth diapers, so I'd get the worse end of the laundry. Hated that. What about them propane refrigerators? My grandma had one and we sure thought she was the coolest person on the rez with that refrig. I have never seen an ice cube before and we'd go to her house and empty the cubes out from her. LOL. How bout' them irons that you'd have to heat up on the fire? I think my mama still has one just to remind her of those hard times too.
            Fall down 7 times, get up 8. MY FAMOUS WORDS.

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            • #36
              Seeing the nomads in Afghanistan and having lived that way for centuries, wandering the desert, living off the land, and what they can trade for is amazing. I did not see any radio's, or tv's, or even cell phones. Just what they were wearing and the camels could carry was all they needed.

              I am glad I got my Jeep, and my cd player, and tv to keep me going...when I get back to the States of course.

              Rez kids nowadays got it easy thats for sure.
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              R.I.P. my Bros from the 1st MAR DIV, 3rd MAR DIV, 25th I.D., 10th MTN DIV, V Corps, 170th IBCT who gave their lives in the Cold War, Marines we lost in Korea during Team Spirit '89 & Okinawa '89- bodies never recovered, Panama, 1st Gulf War, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq...





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              • #37
                i don't about u guys but i love my 3 bedroom, 2 indoor outhouse tipi...
                "would u like to lick the frybread greaze off of my lippz??"

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                • #38
                  blanket party

                  Originally posted by WocusWoman
                  -boy that brings up memories..... then you wake up wondering where that blanket has been, and how long ago it was washed, but you don't say a darned thing because you were so darned tired and grateful for the space on the floor!
                  Ho Ho Ho. That rings so true. I can remember doing that too. The last time was less than two months ago.
                  I can also remember having to do it when there were 23 people in my house in the middle of the winter in a house without a fireplace and no electricity.
                  We were snowed in for 3 days. While the house had a central gas heater and we had piped in gas the heater coul not work because there was no power to run the sensors or blowers. The stove was all electric.
                  We did discover one small trick. The water heater was gas and used no electricity so a lot of hot baths were taken.

                  We cooked on a propane fired Bar-B-Que grill (set up in the garage with the door partly open) and also in our camper with propane gas fired heater. We were ok till the morning of the third day when the camper's supply of Propane ran out. But that afternoon the power came back on.
                  We had an additional 5 people staying in the camper. Many blankets were used in all three of the bed rooms. It is a fair sized house in the Middle to eastern part of TN up on the Plateau.
                  We did have one small kerosene heater that we set up in the living room. I had taken the precaution to stock in several gallons of fuel for it.
                  I now have a generator with fuel and an additional kerosene heater and fuel that I keep on hand.
                  Last edited by lshields; 02-10-2006, 10:09 AM.

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                  • #39
                    washers

                    Originally posted by **jdazmum**
                    Hey, we had them old washers too.....gee those memories are coming back.....aye. But before them old washers were plain washboards. Children were raised on cloth diapers, so I'd get the worse end of the laundry. Hated that. What about them propane refrigerators? My grandma had one and we sure thought she was the coolest person on the rez with that refrig. I have never seen an ice cube before and we'd go to her house and empty the cubes out from her. LOL. How bout' them irons that you'd have to heat up on the fire? I think my mama still has one just to remind her of those hard times too.
                    Those old washers are called 'ringer washers' because of the two rollers that were used to wring out the wet cloths.
                    The first time you wrung out the cloths and caught them in a tub, grandmaโ€™s was galvanized steel, after the soap cycle. Then you would drain out the soapy water and put in fresh water and run the cloths through for a rinse cycle. Then you would run the clothes back through the ringers and catch the clothes in wicker laundry basket to be taken out to the clothesline. You had to be sure to feed the babyโ€™s plastic pants through bottom first or they would pop like a balloon.
                    One of my jobs was to power the ringers. Grandma had the electric wringers but preferred to use hand power to save on electricity. I also had to carry the wet cloths out to the clothesline. Another of my jobs of fetching and setting the clothesline support poles. And I would hear about it via a wet towel or something if they were not set right. Anyone remember what those Gin poles were called in your location?
                    And yes my sister and I were known on occasion to run through the clothes on the line. We would hear about it if we caused a line or cloths to hit the ground.

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                    • #40
                      This is turning into a, " I was so poor" thread.

                      Yeh, I was poor.! I was so poor..................................

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Kiwehnzii
                        This is turning into a, " I was so poor" thread.

                        Yeh, I was poor.! I was so poor..................................

                        Kiwenh,

                        Okay....


                        I was soooo rich.....





                        then I woke up!


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                        Powwows will continue to evolve in many directions. It is inevitable.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by WhoMe
                          Kiwenh,

                          Okay....


                          I was soooo rich.....





                          then I woke up!


                          *L
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                          Last edited by AngelFeather; 02-10-2006, 02:12 PM. Reason: cause I wanted to

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                          • #43
                            so poor

                            Originally posted by Kiwehnzii
                            This is turning into a, " I was so poor" thread.

                            Yeh, I was poor.! I was so poor..................................
                            I never said anything about rich or poor. These were my grandparents. They were farmers and they came through the depression so tended to do things in a thrifty (to them) way.
                            My sister and I were sent there to live while dad was stationed out of the country for 6 months. Dand and mom's marrage was on the rocks. I learned my grandparents ways. True these grandparents were not on the ndn side, my mother was, of the family but that is the way they did things. 7 and 8 year olds do not change the ways of their grand parents.

                            Y'all have a nice day.

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                            • #44
                              it does'nt necessarily mean you were "so poor". But think of what modern conveniences there were just in the 70's. And then think about how much one VCR cost back then... and how much it cost to buy a VHS tape, and how we used to have to pay for MEMBERSHIPS to RENT VHS movies... so you did'nt necessarily have to be poor not to have them conveniences and niceties... just you had to be rich sometimes to have them. My hubby still has the first VHS tape he ever bought.. Top Gun and he remembers paying close to 100.00 for it brand new LOL!
                              Don't worry that it's not good enough for anyone else to hear... just sing, sing a song.sigpic

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by Blackbear
                                it does'nt necessarily mean you were "so poor". But think of what modern conveniences there were just in the 70's. And then think about how much one VCR cost back then... and how much it cost to buy a VHS tape, and how we used to have to pay for MEMBERSHIPS to RENT VHS movies... so you did'nt necessarily have to be poor not to have them conveniences and niceties... just you had to be rich sometimes to have them. My hubby still has the first VHS tape he ever bought.. Top Gun and he remembers paying close to 100.00 for it brand new LOL!
                                I was stationed in the Philipines when the whole 'Beta' vers 'VHS' battle was going on. Guess which system I bough into? More money down the drain. Interestingly enough if you have a Sony Super *8 digital movie camera they use the 'Beta' format. That is why you can't get an adapter like for the 'Super-C' digital cameras.

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