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« on: June 20, 2011, 10:16:04 PM »

That the world was once black and white. Thanks to old movies and TV shows being in B&W, when I confronted my mom on this she said yes. Angry
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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2011, 10:17:56 PM »

Santa Claus.
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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2011, 10:19:29 PM »

That pregnancy and delivery would be painless after I graduated college.

I'm not pregnant yet, but pretty sure that one's false. Thanks, Mom. Wink
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2011, 10:30:25 PM »

Santa Claus.
I figured that one out when i was about 5, and argued with my classmates about it. Houses in south Texas didn't have chimeneys.

I did believe that people on television could hear me. And I also thought "German" meant someone who had a lot of germs.
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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2011, 10:52:21 PM »

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That my brother was a good role model (get a job you lazy bum!)  Grin

Seriously though... that the Easter Bunny clucked like a chicken thanks to those darn chocolate egg commercials... And the Easter Bunny was real. I seriously thought it was a regular white rabbit that went around laying technicolor eggs...
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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2011, 11:52:48 PM »

Modern infrastructure didn't exist until shortly before I was born. Everyone lived in wood hovels.

This thanks to my mother always talking about remembering when stuff was built.  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2011, 11:55:04 PM »

That there were tiny people standing behind a magnifying glass in my TV that would act and perform whenever I turned on the set. I really thought they lived in my TV.  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2011, 12:54:50 AM »

That the movie "Space Camp" really happened, when I was in 4th or 5th grade. I wrote a detailed letter to NASA about it, and in response they sent me an envelope full of space posters and refrigerator magnets and such. (But they never did explain to me what a thermal curtain failure was.)

I also believed the "Adventures in Odyssey" universe was real. I never missed an episode, listening to Focus on the Family Radio Theater every Sunday at 8:00.

And not so much a belief, but speaking of Protestant radio, I was terrified of the Al Denson song "Alcatraz". It literally gave me nightmares on several occasions, because it was one of my friend's favorites and he would always play it when I was at his house. I felt like dogs and helicopters were chasing me to drag me to the electric chair.
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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2011, 12:56:53 AM »

Santa Claus.
I figured that one out when i was about 5, and argued with my classmates about it. Houses in south Texas didn't have chimeneys.
You mean there really isn't one? Lips Sealed
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« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2011, 02:39:55 AM »

that i could move objects with mind power (haha... stop trying it doesn't work)
that everything was all about me (oh but wait....  Huh lolOl)
that if i fell i would bounce
that rainbows were created by air planes
that someone would adopt me
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« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2011, 10:21:44 AM »

1. Santa Claus - till I woke up Christmas Eve and caught my parents wrapping presents (I was a devastated 5 yr old for a few days).

2. I used to listen to my radio at night, listening to the soccer on ABC. When i got too tired, i turned it off, thinking I could turn the radio back on in the morning and finish listening to the game. It took me a while to figure out that there was nothing wrong with my radio!!!

3. Kids could fly if they wore a cape - till my sister jumped of the garage roof and shattered her leg!!!

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« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2011, 10:31:49 AM »

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3. Kids could fly if they wore a cape - till my sister jumped of the garage roof and shattered her leg!!!

Yeah that's where my one comes from as well, jumping off something high thinking i could bounce. I thought are legs were springy enough to cope with it haha... luckily i never hurt my leg like your sister though. I hope you was nice to her!!! lolOl
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« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2011, 10:34:49 AM »

*sigh*
I was deathly afraid of the words "to be continued" when they appeared on TV. I always thought the words would jump out of the tv and chase me....true story.....*sigh*

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« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2011, 10:46:31 AM »

that i could move objects with mind power (haha... stop trying it doesn't work)
I totally believed that after I read Matilda. I can't believe I spent hours trying to move a pen!
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« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2011, 11:18:46 AM »

That I had X-ray vision.
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« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2011, 12:11:37 PM »

Santa Claus.
I figured that one out when i was about 5

Figured what out? What are you guys saying about Santa?
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« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2011, 12:19:35 PM »

When I was a kid I wanted to grow up to be a bear. It was like first or second grade and everyone chose to be doctors, policemen or something for a project but I wanted to be a bear and thats what my project was about. A grizzly specifically.  Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2011, 12:21:45 PM »

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A grizzly specifically

lol awesome Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2011, 01:52:00 PM »

Having grown up on Biblical Cecl B DeMille-type movies in the late 1950s/early 1960s, I thought Jesus was an English Jew because everyone who played Him seemed to have an English accent. Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2011, 02:53:15 PM »

I thought Jesus was Greek.
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« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2011, 03:03:56 PM »

I thought Jesus was Greek.
Couldn't be. He was circumcized.
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« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2011, 03:23:30 PM »

I thought Jesus was Greek.
Couldn't be. He was circumcized.

I mean, I thought Jesus was Greek when I was a kid. Tongue
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« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2011, 03:29:31 PM »

I used to wonder why they always got Italians to play Jews, and vice versa. Grin
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« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2011, 03:32:26 PM »

I used to wonder why they always got Italians to play Jews, and vice versa. Grin

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« Reply #24 on: June 28, 2011, 03:32:38 PM »

That my mother loved me.

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« Reply #25 on: June 28, 2011, 04:49:01 PM »

That if I ran fast enough, no one could see me.  As it turns out, my mother's bible study group DID see a naked 4 year old run through the room.  I was heart broken.
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« Reply #26 on: June 29, 2011, 01:08:43 AM »

I once argued to no end with my mother that relief was spelled R O L A I D S.

A few years later I joined the school spelling team. Go figure.
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I once argued to no end with my mother that relief was spelled R O L A I D S.

A few years later I joined the school spelling team. Go figure.

Funny how ads affect us.

My dad hated the cigarette commercials that taught us bad grammar:

"Winston tastes good like a cigarette should"

He would shout at the TV: "Winston tastes good as a cigarette should"
and then he would proceed to lecture us on the evils of tobacco smoke.
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« Reply #28 on: June 29, 2011, 01:17:41 AM »

I did not want my child to believe in Santa Claus and be ridiculed.

However, he watched a TV program when he was three, and then a movie about Santa being threatened with explosions when he was four.
He came to me crying that some people were trying to destroy Santa's village, and that there would be no Christmas presents for all the good boys and girls and that I had to do something quick.

He became a firm believe in Santa Claus in spite of my efforts.
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« Reply #29 on: June 29, 2011, 01:47:31 AM »

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« Reply #30 on: June 29, 2011, 01:58:51 AM »


that someone would adopt me

Ouch.

I used to believe I would want to meet my father.
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« Reply #31 on: June 29, 2011, 02:13:13 AM »

Santa Claus
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« Reply #32 on: June 29, 2011, 08:52:21 AM »

When adults told me not to talk to "strangers", I imagined that "strangers" looked like KKK.
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« Reply #33 on: June 29, 2011, 09:26:39 AM »

When adults told me not to talk to "strangers", I imagined that "strangers" looked like KKK.
For me it was men in trench coats with dark sunglasses.

I used to believe cars and appliances were alive and they cried when we sold or broke them and that stuffed animals get lonely.
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« Reply #34 on: June 29, 2011, 09:40:24 AM »

I used to hear adults say that so-and-so "never grew up", so I thought you could opt out of growing up and stay a little boy for as long as you wanted- same height, stay in kidergarden etc for years if you wanted to.
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« Reply #35 on: June 29, 2011, 09:51:58 AM »


that someone would adopt me

Ouch.

I used to believe I would want to meet my father.
Glad you grew out of that one huh?? That could be like a nightmare waiting to happen.

I don't blame noone for not adopting me i was a ugly skinny mess but i turned into a reasonable looking female  Shocked and the benefits of not being adopted outweigh the flip side, so no regrets.
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« Reply #36 on: June 29, 2011, 10:36:11 AM »

Lunch was something people in big cities did.
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