Para's picture of the dick tracy wrist radio sparked a memory.
My first save-to-buy item was from an ad in a comic book. Some type of pedometer/compass thing. I thought it would be great and marvelous to know how far I had walked and run while playing in the summer...
Of course, since the ad was right beside the x-ray glasses - it didn't really work too well when I finally got it in the mail.
Lesson learned at a young age. Virgin shopper no longer :-)
Did you have something special that prompted you to start saving your earnings or allowance ?
A better bicycle.
End of Earth: 2 Miles
Upper Peninsula: 4 Miles
|The Unmanned Writer|
An Electrophonic am/fm, 8-track tape recorder. Had a phono input for my BIC turntable and two aux inputs.
I played the snot out of that!!!
Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.
Help, I'm having premonitions of future flashbacks.
Only in an insane world are the sane considered insane.
Some people listen to the noise of the world,
And some people listen to the quiet.
"All Californians, like all citizens of the United States, have a fundamental Constitutional right to keep and bear common and dangerous arms. The nation’s Founders used arms for self-protection, for the common defense, for hunting food, and as a check against tyranny." Judge Benitez - March 2019
|Fighting the good fight|
No money involved, but I remember begging my mother to buy more Fruit Loops so I could get enough boxtops to send off for a free "Han Solo as a Stormtrooper" action figure.
I had forgotten about cereal boxtops. I saved those for stuff, but can't remember what.
There was also some cereal that had actual prizes or toys inside.
I remember opening boxes from the bottom to get the prize before anyone else
|Tinker Sailor Soldier Pie|
An RC Car. I remember having to save over $100 for it.
Acta Non Verba
NRA Life Member (Patron)
Family, Guns, Country
"My guns are always loaded."
What whiskey will not cure, there is no cure.
First thing I remember saving money to buy was the ELO .45 “Don’t Bring Me Down” in 1979. I was only 7. Still have it somewhere.
Those who can, do. Those who can’t, manage.
A blue bicycle with one of those banana seats. I had outgrown my small bike and wanted a big boy bike. That $10 seemed like a fortune back in 197...8 probably.
A used Whizzer motor bike. It cost $25, and that was a lot of money in those days!!
|My common sense |
My brother and I pooled our money after saving for most of a year to get an original Nintendo. My mother wasn’t going to stop us from buying one, but refused to be a party to bringing video games into the home. Ironically, one of the first games we got was Tetris and she became hooked.
“You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once.”
- Robert Heinlein
|Not really from Vienna|
A Benjamin Franklin “bolt action-hammer fire-hair trigger” pneumatic air rifle that shoots .22 caliber lead air rifle shot loaded in its 85 shot tubular piggy back magazine. I mowed lawns all summer to get the $39.95 it cost back in the late 1960s.
I still have it and it still works.
A wrist rocket from the LL Bean catalog. I worked on a dairy farm down the road for .50 a day, plus all the fresh milk we needed at home and Days Work and Red Man I could chew. I was eight
“I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.”
A gas powered lawn mower. Used a reel mower up to that point mowing lawns.
|Just for the|
hell of it
Schwinn BMX style bike. I think it was a Preditor.
Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain. Jack Kerouac
|Nosce te ipsum|
A 0.1 caret diamond pendant for a HS GF. The sales guy was very very clear, "Forget the girl, buy yourself a nice watch". This is when a new Rolex Air King might have cost $300-$400.
I'd still have that 34mm watch, stretched band and all. While the GF? She married a doctor. Divorced, popped for possession, and again for DUI ...
|Only the strong survive|
M88 Winchester 308 by mowing lawns and then borrowed some from my brother to make the purchase.
Car parts for a 1970 Chevelle I rebuilt out of boxes.
|His Royal Hiney|
A billfold wallet. After I got it, I had nothing to put in it.
"It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us. We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life – daily and hourly. Our answer must consist not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual." Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning, 1946.
My first deer rifle in 1969. It was a Winchester 88 in 308 cal. I still have it and will be in the woods with it in about a month.
While a working teenager I saved so I could flee California when I became an adult. Best decision I ever made.
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