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(Some Guy)   Letters from 1967 written to future generation found. They talk about the invention of the miniskirt a lot and a high school dress code does not allow girls to wear pants   (daily-times.com) divider line 74
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2014-05-11 05:33:40 PM  
Our dress code did not allow girls to wear pants unless it was freezing, and then it had to be a proper pantsuit.
Oregon.
 
2014-05-11 05:39:46 PM  
I graduated from high school in 1972, and girls were not allowed to wear pants in my school district until the fall of 1970. No one was allowed to wear blue jeans, because of the "damage the rivets would make to the furniture." Yes, that was the official reason we were not allowed to wear jeans.

/get off my lawn.
 
2014-05-11 05:57:35 PM  
A bunch of high school girls with no pants? Giggity!
 
2014-05-11 06:10:45 PM  
And now all those 1967 hippies are in their late 60s and part of the old farts voting against freedoms and rights.
 
2014-05-11 06:18:09 PM  

Earguy: And now all those 1967 hippies are in their late 60s and part of the old farts voting against freedoms and rights.


And their kids are the "Just Say No"/"Think of the Children" helicopter fanatics.

/where are the rehibilitation camps from "Wild in the Streets"?
 
2014-05-11 06:18:29 PM  
As much as I like miniskirts, and skirts in general, glad we have moved on to a point where women can wear skinny jeans and yoga pants if they want.
 
2014-05-11 06:21:21 PM  
I was promised a universe full of these things:
s3.amazonaws.com One to take me to school, and the rest of them to deliver the pantsless girls to spend the day with me. What happened, earthlings?
 
2014-05-11 06:21:54 PM  
Catholic school. Jumper dresses for the girls, the boys had to wear ties.
 
2014-05-11 06:21:58 PM  

Earguy: And now all those 1967 hippies are in their late 60s and part of the old farts voting against freedoms and rights.


Say what ?  Kid, you have it ever so wrong.  I graduated from high school in 1967 and the idea that I've been voting against freedom and rights is ludicrous.  Wherever did you get your ideas?
 
2014-05-11 06:22:44 PM  
Both of my parents graduated from high school in 1967, and girls couldn't wear pants at either of their schools either.  In the winter, they could wear them to school, but then had to change into a skirt or a dress before going to homeroom.  My mom said she hated it, because winters in Chicago could be brutal, and even with pants on, she never felt warm enough.
 
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2014-05-11 06:22:54 PM  

Cymbal: As much as I like miniskirts, and skirts in general, glad we have moved on to a point where women can wear skinny jeans and yoga pants if they want.


Anything but those god-awful pantsuits.
 
2014-05-11 06:23:01 PM  
My school kind of went the other way on the skirts thing.  Students of both genders pretty much had to wear pants, especially in summer when the ankle-length requirement on skirts would have boiled or tripped you.  Shorts only had to be knee-ish length.

I'm not sure how necessary it was since it was a rural enough area that most people wore jeans all the time anyhow (probably have done since the '70s).  I assume somebody created that rule by pushing it to the point of some administrator just giving up at some point in the past.
 
2014-05-11 06:23:25 PM  

Cymbal: As much as I like miniskirts, and skirts in general, glad we have moved on to a point where women can wear skinny jeans and yoga pants if they want.


This can be a yoga pants thread now?
 
2014-05-11 06:25:29 PM  
Cool beans.  The letters were all written about 2 1/2 months before I was born.  Women all over the world now recognize the latter date as the greatest single day in female human history.
 
2014-05-11 06:27:34 PM  
I went to a boarding school where girls weren't allowed to wear pants up until the mid-90s, and even then it was only during the winter semester.  The first day of spring semester became the best day of the year for the boys.
 
2014-05-11 06:35:27 PM  
Boy the way Glenn Miller Played
Songs that made the Hit Parade
Guys like us we had it made
Those were the days.

Didn't need no Welfare states
Everybody pulled his weight
gee our old LaSalle ran great
Those were the days

And you knew who you were then
Girls were girls and men were men
Mister, we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again

People seemd to be content
$50 payed the rent
Freaks were in a circus tent
Those were the days

Take a little sunday spin
Tonight I'll watch the dogers win
Have yourself a dandy day that cost you under a fin

Hair was short and skirts were long
Kate Smith really sung the song
I don't know just what went wrong

THOSE WERE THE DAYS!
 
2014-05-11 06:38:24 PM  
The Boomers were the most naive generation in recent memory. Having been handed everything, they still whine about how they worked so hard for what they have.
 
2014-05-11 06:41:02 PM  

Prophet of Loss: The Boomers were the most naive generation in recent memory. Having been handed everything, they still whine about how they worked so hard for what they have.


Your narrative has serious factual flaws.
 
2014-05-11 06:44:43 PM  

DeadlockVictim: I graduated from high school in 1972, and girls were not allowed to wear pants in my school district until the fall of 1970. No one was allowed to wear blue jeans, because of the "damage the rivets would make to the furniture." Yes, that was the official reason we were not allowed to wear jeans.

/get off my lawn.


My gym has that rule for that reason
 
2014-05-11 06:44:47 PM  

bd1709h9t: Earguy: And now all those 1967 hippies are in their late 60s and part of the old farts voting against freedoms and rights.

Say what ?  Kid, you have it ever so wrong.  I graduated from high school in 1967 and the idea that I've been voting against freedom and rights is ludicrous.  Wherever did you get your ideas?




The fact many public elementary schools require students to wear only approved school uniforms.
 
2014-05-11 06:46:02 PM  

Prophet of Loss: The Boomers were the most naive generation in recent memory.


what?
 
2014-05-11 06:46:33 PM  
I was hoping for a miniskirt thread.
 
2014-05-11 06:48:03 PM  
I often wish I had lived in a future era when human beings didn't have such a predilection for irrelevancy.
 
2014-05-11 06:48:13 PM  

GanjSmokr: Cymbal: As much as I like miniskirts, and skirts in general, glad we have moved on to a point where women can wear skinny jeans and yoga pants if they want.

This can be a yoga pants thread now?


As like long as they are not worn by these fine women who graduated in 1967!
 
2014-05-11 06:48:51 PM  
Interesting to read. I have a feeling that similar letters from similar age groups these days would be indecipherable.
 
2014-05-11 06:49:20 PM  
Let's get the party started!

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-05-11 06:49:52 PM  
Boomer hate circlejerk thread?
 
2014-05-11 06:54:36 PM  
My name is Mary; Fly me.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-05-11 06:59:54 PM  

Prophet of Loss: The Boomers were the most naive generation in recent memory. Having been handed everything, they still whine about how they worked so hard for what they have.


Not as naive as people who go around spouting garbage like this.
 
2014-05-11 07:02:04 PM  

Glancing Blow: My name is Mary; Fly me.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 506x630]


arotulon.files.wordpress.com
I remember reading this naughty book when I was babysitting the neighbor kids.
 
2014-05-11 07:02:10 PM  

bingethinker: Prophet of Loss: The Boomers were the most naive generation in recent memory. Having been handed everything, they still whine about how they worked so hard for what they have.

Not as naive as people who go around spouting garbage like this.


I think perhaps not so much naive as ill-informed....I am continually amazed by the alternative world today's young'n's think the boomers inhabited.
 
2014-05-11 07:06:27 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-05-11 07:06:33 PM  

Prophet of Loss: The Boomers were the most naive generation in recent memory. Having been handed everything, they still whine about how they worked so hard for what they have.


We think our fathers fools, how wise we grow.
No doubt our wiser sons will think us so.


/unknown source
 
2014-05-11 07:09:49 PM  

JoieD'Zen: Our dress code did not allow girls to wear pants unless it was freezing, and then it had to be a proper pantsuit.
Oregon.


We were not even allowed to wear pants then. We could wear snow pant under our dresses or skirts, but they could no be worn in the classroom. I hated my snow pants. They made an awful noise.
 
2014-05-11 07:14:57 PM  

DeaH: JoieD'Zen: Our dress code did not allow girls to wear pants unless it was freezing, and then it had to be a proper pantsuit.
Oregon.

We were not even allowed to wear pants then. We could wear snow pant under our dresses or skirts, but they could no be worn in the classroom. I hated my snow pants. They made an awful noise.


Early 70's we could wear pants. 501's and bodysuits, all of us.
 
2014-05-11 07:15:26 PM  

JoieD'Zen: Our dress code did not allow girls to wear pants unless it was freezing, and then it had to be a proper pantsuit.
Oregon.


They finally let gears wear them at my old school in the mid 2000s, though it was considered scandalous to suggest that in the early-mid 90s. They still have to wear a school tie and blazer at least.

It was weird when I went to the US and would see school kids getting out wearing just about anything.
 
2014-05-11 07:15:54 PM  
"Stay in school, kids; get good grades."

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/7730/epuises.jpg
 
2014-05-11 07:25:45 PM  
So nothing about NSA Upskirt?

Fail, wait these are the people that made the surveillance state so SUCCESS!

/Our parents failed us
//Actually they raped us
///They invented ceiling cat, but with creepy people, instead of cats.
 
2014-05-11 07:26:03 PM  

zarker: DeadlockVictim: I graduated from high school in 1972, and girls were not allowed to wear pants in my school district until the fall of 1970. No one was allowed to wear blue jeans, because of the "damage the rivets would make to the furniture." Yes, that was the official reason we were not allowed to wear jeans.

/get off my lawn.

My gym has that rule for that reason


Just a few days ago, I was wondering why a wooden chair at work got scratched on the seat. A coworker told me it must've been riveted jeans. I hadn't seen that before; mine don't have those on the back pockets.
 
2014-05-11 07:29:18 PM  

albatros183: So nothing about NSA Upskirt?


Oddly enough, my dad, who was dead set against girls wearing pants to school, changed his mind when I mentioned that boys would no longer be able to look up my skirt on the the ladder to the slide.
 
2014-05-11 07:37:49 PM  
A Boomer once petted my dog, and it died of cancer.

// the dog died , not the Boomer
 
2014-05-11 07:38:48 PM  

TedCruz'sCrazyDad: bd1709h9t: Earguy: And now all those 1967 hippies are in their late 60s and part of the old farts voting against freedoms and rights.

Say what ?  Kid, you have it ever so wrong.  I graduated from high school in 1967 and the idea that I've been voting against freedom and rights is ludicrous.  Wherever did you get your ideas?

The fact many public elementary schools require students to wear only approved school uniforms.



Between the 1999-2000 and 2009-10 school years, the percentages of public schools requiring that students wear uniforms increased (from 12 to 19 percent). In 2009-10, the percentage of high schools (10 percent) that reported requiring students to wear uniforms was lower than the percentages of middle schools (19 percent) and primary schools (22 percent) with such a requirement.

"Higher percentages of city schools than schools in suburban, town, and rural areas reported requiring students to wear uniforms. For example, 35 percent of city schools reported requiring students to wear uniforms, compared with 19 percent of suburban schools, 10 percent of schools in towns, and 9 percent of rural schools reporting such a requirement.

Additionally, higher percentages of high-poverty schools (where 76 percent or more students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch) than low-poverty schools (where 25 percent or less of students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch) reported requiring students to wear uniforms.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (2013). Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2012 (NCES 2013-036), Indicator 20."
 
2014-05-11 08:09:03 PM  

bd1709h9t: bingethinker: Prophet of Loss: The Boomers were the most naive generation in recent memory. Having been handed everything, they still whine about how they worked so hard for what they have.

Not as naive as people who go around spouting garbage like this.

I think perhaps not so much naive as ill-informed....I am continually amazed by the alternative world today's young'n's think the boomers inhabited.


so tell us about your struggles
 
2014-05-11 08:11:49 PM  
Global temps must've been a lot higher back then if students could wear skirts year-round.
 
2014-05-11 08:16:48 PM  

Hobodeluxe: bd1709h9t: bingethinker: Prophet of Loss: The Boomers were the most naive generation in recent memory. Having been handed everything, they still whine about how they worked so hard for what they have.

Not as naive as people who go around spouting garbage like this.

I think perhaps not so much naive as ill-informed....I am continually amazed by the alternative world today's young'n's think the boomers inhabited.

so tell us about your struggles


Just lived a life.  Got through high school.  Served in the Navy during the "Vietnam conflict."  Got married and divorced a couple of times.  Had jobs and lost them.  Now looking at final years without much of a pot to piss in, but no whining.  The idea that boomers ruined everything for those that followed is simply a ludicrous oversimplification.  I'm still working and likely will be until I physically cannot do so any more or until I lose a job and can't get another because I'm perceived as too old.  Whining is for woosies.
 
2014-05-11 08:31:24 PM  
Boy, the way the Bee Gees played
Movies John Travolta made
Guessing how much Elvis weighed
Those were the days

And you knew where you were then
Watching shows like Gentle Ben
Mister, we could use a man like Sheriff Lobo again

"Disco Duck" and Fleetwood Mac
Coming out of my eight-track
Michael Jackson still was black
Those were the days


Dear middle-schoolers 20 years from now:

I bet it sucks to be you.

Love,
PB
 
2014-05-11 08:31:27 PM  

bd1709h9t: Earguy: And now all those 1967 hippies are in their late 60s and part of the old farts voting against freedoms and rights.

Say what ?  Kid, you have it ever so wrong.  I graduated from high school in 1967 and the idea that I've been voting against freedom and rights is ludicrous.  Wherever did you get your ideas?


People do cling to their biases.
 
2014-05-11 08:34:35 PM  

Hobodeluxe: so tell us about your struggles


Got my first full time job as a shipping/receiving clerk in a home appliance store, and got paid enough to pay my rent, pay my bills and either eat or pay for gas to get to work & back. Decided the no-skill route wasn't good, so moved back in with parents & went to school to learn Data Processing. First job as a programmer paid me $7500/yr (in 1976). Yes, that's per year. We wore ties every day and we spent years learning from those my parents age how the business world works. We worked to prove ourselves.

Now, having gotten to where those mentors of ours were, we're told that we're too old and too expensive and they can get young people to work twice as hard for half our salary. Except the young people don't want to learn anything because they think they know everything already. (From their vast experience playing video games perhaps, though how that translates to improving the company's bottom line is beyond me.)

The good news is that young people aren't really willing to work that hard, they just talk a good game and bail when things get tough. Which is good because I now make a lot of money cleaning up after those mistakes are made.

(No, I'm not bitter. I do everything I can to teach people my chosen technology, even leading the local user group. There are some who want to learn and I'm happy to help, and I learn from them as well.)

But this relentless blaming of the boomers for all your little woes gets real old. Quit complaining, be willing to learn from those who've been there and everyone is better off.

/end rant
 
2014-05-11 08:43:21 PM  
'One of the letters included an article detailing what life would be like in the 21st century. The article mentioned housewives making menus on computers and ordering food via computers'.

 /Il be damned...a visionary
 
2014-05-11 08:45:05 PM  

Fark like a Barsoomian: I was promised a universe full of these things:
[s3.amazonaws.com image 850x549] One to take me to school, and the rest of them to deliver the pantsless girls to spend the day with me. What happened, earthlings?


Im bummed too...
 
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