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  1. #1

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    Default Have you lived?

    If you remember:

    1. Candy cigarettes

    2. Wax coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside.

    3. Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles.

    4. Coffee shops with table side juke boxes

    5. Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum

    6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles, with cardboard stoppers.

    7. Party lines.

    8. Newsreels before the movie.

    9. P. F. Flyers

    10. Butch wax

    11. Telephone numbers with a word prefix ...(Drexel-5505)

    12. Pea shooters.

    13. Howdy Doody

    14. 45 RPM Records

    15. Green Stamps

    16. Hi-fi's

    17. Metal ice cube trays-with levers

    18. Mimeograph paper

    19. Blue Flash Bulbs

    20. Beanie and Cecil

    21. Roller skate keys

    22. Cork pop guns

    23. Drive ins
    24. Studebakers

    25. Wash tub wringers

    26. The Fuller Brush man

    27. Reel-to-reel tape recorders

    28. Tinker toys

    29. The Erector Set

    30. The Fort Apache Play set

    31. Lincoln Logs

    32. 15 cent McDonald hamburgers

    33. 5 cent packs of baseball cards... with that awful pink slab of bubble gum

    34. Penny candy

    35. 35 cent-a-gallon gasoline

    OR IF YOU REMEMBER A TIME WHEN ...

    * Decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-mo."

    * Mistakes were corrected! by simply exclaiming "do over!"

    * "Race issue" meant arguing about who ran the fastest.

    * Catching the fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening.

    * It wasn't odd to have two or three "best" friends.

    * The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was "cooties".

    * Having a weapon in school meant being caught with a slingshot.

    * A foot of snow was a dream come true.

    * Saturday morning cartoons weren't 30-minute ads for action figures.

    * "Oly-oly-oxen-free" made perfect sense.

    * Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was cause for giggles.
    * The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team.

    * War was a card game.

    * Water balloons were the ultimate weapon.

    * Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle.

    * Taking drugs meant orange-flavored chewable aspirin.

    * IF YOU CAN REMEMBER MOST OR ALL OF THESE, THEN YOU HAVE LIVED!!!!



    Keep the greasy side down.
    Mike

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    Default Re: Have you lived?

    Yes Mike, I've lived. Even growing up here in the UK I can relate to lots of things on the list. A few other things I can think of:

    * Sales assistants who assisted the customer rather than talking to a collegue.

    * When holding a door open for a female wasn't considered sexist.

    * When Sunday Drivers only drove on Sundays.


  3. #3

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    Default Re: Have you lived?

    Yes I can remember a lot of that list ......just hope it means I am an old ? kid , and not just getting old , always said I will never get old ........


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    Default Re: Have you lived?

    Mike, you forgot =
    RC Cola and Moon Pies
    Double Bubble
    Grapette
    Orange Crush
    kerosene lamps
    rubboards
    kick start washing machines
    the first day that you had rural electric
    hog killing the first cold frosty morning in the winter
    rabbit gums (traps)
    killing and cleaning a couple of fat chickens for supper
    Stage Planks
    I must be an old f@rt too!

    jim

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    Default Re: Have you lived?

    What about Chocola in the ice box?

    <font color=green> MossRoad </font color=green>

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    Default Re: Have you lived?

    I remember most of those things but then again I grew up where we were 30 years behind the times for the most part. Always a simpler time it seems. I wonder if our kids will look back at the past with the same fond memories?


  7. #7

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    Default Re: Have you lived?

    Uhoh - I do remember most of that...

    How about watching Modern Farmer around 5:30 am on Saturdays?

    Andy in NH

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    Default Re: Have you lived?


    6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles, with cardboard stoppers.
    Didnt have glass bottles but did have home delivery of dairy products.

    10. Butch wax
    YOu got me on this one. What is it?

    12. Pea shooters.
    Now a days you would be suspended from school, required to have counsoling if you had one.

    14. 45 RPM Records
    My Son saw an old LP on the wall at a restruant and called it a big CDROM!!!

    15. Green Stamps
    And with enough swiped from you mom's pile you could get that BB gun.

    18. Mimeograph paper
    Everyone take a deep breath and smell the memo paper.

    27. Reel-to-reel tape recorders
    The only way to record something.

    28. Tinker toys
    Now available at your friendly toy store for only $35/tube.

    29. The Erector Set
    Only $50 a box now a days.

    30. The Fort Apache Play set
    Red indians, blue cavary, red teepees and brown fort walls. Now made by chineese slaves -

    31. Lincoln Logs
    Also making a come back for $49.95 for a small set. They now have cheap plastic red chimneys and plastic green roofs at least they kept the logs wood.

    32. 15 cent McDonald hamburgers
    It was 10 cent white castle for me. (crystals for you southerns).

    34. Penny candy
    that actually cost a penny...



    Gary.

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    Default Re: Have you lived?

    Wow! I remember all of that. Great memories!

    And Modern Farmer!!! I think that's where I originally got the dream of owning a farm!!! I think that's where I also got my love of vintage tractors, only they weren't exactly vintage then!!![img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

    Rich


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    Default Re: Have you lived?

    Or when homogenized milk meant shaking the jug up really good before pouring a glass... The sad part is I still shake the milk in the container before drinking it - my husband laughs at me but I think it is permenantly ingrained in my behaviour.


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