A friend of mine had a fancy bike with a real steering wheel and wheelie wheel (example below) while I had a plain old Western Flyer banana seat model. We were playing "Evel Knievel" one day, trying to jump a large ditch using a make shift ramp. I jumped it OK but wrecked on the landing, getting skinned knees along with ripping holes in the knees of my pants. My friend followed me without resetting the ramp. The ramp collapsed as he went over it and he fell in the ditch, badly. He broke his coccyx and bruised several ribs. Plus, he bent the fork on his bike. Boy, did we get in trouble when the dust settled.
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Back in the day I once told my dad I was bored. He taught me a lesson. I spent an entire day mowing the lawn with the old scissor mower, edging the lawn with an old pair of shears, raking up the clippings, and pulling weeds in the flowerbed by hand. I thought we had a small property until I had to pull all the weeds by hand.Back in the day it never occurred to me to tell my parents I was bored.
In 1976, I bought a 1964 BF Twin Reverb for $50.In 1972, I paid $115 for my 1966 Stratocaster (used) and $70 for my 1968 Deluxe Reverb (used).