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    Re: "Friday" QOTW 7/3 - What era do you wish you grew up in?

    I think it would be fun to go back to the early 1800's and be able to explore the undeveloped continent of North America. I also like to shower every day so I'll probably just stick with this era.



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    Re: "Friday" QOTW 7/3 - What era do you wish you grew up in?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyOps View Post
    I think it would be fun to go back to the early 1800's and be able to explore the undeveloped continent of North America. I also like to shower every day so I'll probably just stick with this era.
    Yeah, indoor plumbing and central AC severely narrows when and where I'd want to live. I also was born on '76, so I'm pretty happy with it.



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    Re: "Friday" QOTW 7/3 - What era do you wish you grew up in?

    Quote Originally Posted by cowgirl836 View Post
    ignoring the whole fact that it would be not fun to be a woman during these times, but I have always wanted to experience the Regency period in England, Scotland when they still had clan stuff, the antebellum South (provided I could be a rich white person), pioneer times (especially to see my own ancestors begin their farm) and the Plains/Western US post-Civil War.

    I would like to see Regency in action and their clothes, except there were sooo many rules for women. Not to mention the pressure to get married, and really it seems like the first wife was for kids (or better association/title) and hopefully wouldn't die, then marry the second wife.





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    Re: "Friday" QOTW 7/3 - What era do you wish you grew up in?

    I really prefer growing up when I have to anything historical.





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    Re: "Friday" QOTW 7/3 - What era do you wish you grew up in?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrevkah View Post
    I would like to see Regency in action and their clothes, except there were sooo many rules for women. Not to mention the pressure to get married, and really it seems like the first wife was for kids (or better association/title) and hopefully wouldn't die, then marry the second wife.

    yeah I should probably change my post to "would like to stop and visit for a while but be able to hit the eject button at any time".


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    Re: "Friday" QOTW 7/3 - What era do you wish you grew up in?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones2015 View Post
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    I wish I attended High School in the mid 50s. I think it would just have been so much better. I could go necking with my girlfriend. Go to the Soda Fountain, Sop Hop, high school football games.

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    Plus the "Silent Generation" didn't have to fight in any major wars and just seemed to be in the right place at the right time...
    I had a similar answer (http://cyclonefanatic.com/forum/show...t=#post3578407) for Angie's Friday OT "If you could be 20 years old in any decade in the past 100 years, which would would it be and why?"



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    Re: "Friday" QOTW 7/3 - What era do you wish you grew up in?

    Born in '59, and I had a great childhood. We lived in a neighborhood that had a bunch of kids, and big lots in between houses. Our neighborhood was surrounded by corn fields, pastures and woods. My parents would see me at breakfast and not again until supper. The only thing I was unhappy about was that Bigwheels came out after I was too big for them.


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    Re: "Friday" QOTW 7/3 - What era do you wish you grew up in?

    Quote Originally Posted by cowgirl836 View Post
    ignoring the whole fact that it would be not fun to be a woman during these times, but I have always wanted to experience the Regency period in England, Scotland when they still had clan stuff, the antebellum South (provided I could be a rich white person), pioneer times (especially to see my own ancestors begin their farm) and the Plains/Western US post-Civil War.
    This pretty much goes without saying, doesn't it?



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    Re: "Friday" QOTW 7/3 - What era do you wish you grew up in?

    Quote Originally Posted by cowgirl836 View Post
    pioneer times (especially to see my own ancestors begin their farm) and the Plains/Western US post-Civil War.
    I think we've discussed this before, but this is my answer. I'm fascinated by that time period. I think it's partly because my family's farm was started then and partly a childhood spent reading Louis L'amour.

    People were so tough, I don't think my lazy *** would last a day.



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    Re: "Friday" QOTW 7/3 - What era do you wish you grew up in?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyowan View Post
    This pretty much goes without saying, doesn't it?
    I think it depends on what you're looking for. It may be neat to experience what nomadic life would be like.





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    Re: "Friday" QOTW 7/3 - What era do you wish you grew up in?

    Quote Originally Posted by bawbie View Post
    I think we've discussed this before, but this is my answer. I'm fascinated by that time period. I think it's partly because my family's farm was started then and partly a childhood spent reading Louis L'amour.

    People were so tough, I don't think my lazy *** would last a day.

    my great-great-great grandmother's first husband died in a log rolling accident just down the road from our farm. She had a very young son at the time and a farm to run. So she married the hired hand. Then he was killed in a log rolling accident at the same place. At that point she had four kids and a farm to run. I can't imagine how she survived that. And their part of the world had roads and **** when they got there. Putting up a little cabin out in nowhere Nebraska? You are equal parts brave, adventurous, and crazy.


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    Graduated HS in 74. I think about 2 years sooner would have been cooler. Seems like after about 1972 music started to become less interesting, more corporate/stadium rock and less fun new cool stuff. So just about a 2 year older shift would do it for me.


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    Born in 92. If I was born in 96 I would be able to start college instead of it being behind me now.



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    Quote Originally Posted by awd4cy View Post
    Born in 92. If I was born in 96 I would be able to start college instead of it being behind me now.
    People starting High School were born in 2000. I feel so old


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