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Old 09-28-2013, 10:25 PM   #11
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Coca-Cola was fizzier and tasted better.
And it came in bottles that you returned to the store.
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Do you remember when gas was only .50 a gallon???
I remember Sunoco 260 at 32.9.

I remember getting my windshield cleaned and oil checked by one guy while another one filled my tank.

I remember the TV repairman actually coming to my home.

I remember building my first guitar amp from scratch. It was a Heathkit.
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I remember putting $5 worth of gas in your car and driving all week.

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Do you remember when . . .

  • Finding a product was near impossible, then came the internet search . .
  • we used Ice Picks and Metal Coolers
  • Aluminum Foil and Coat Hangers were used to get a better TV picture.
  • You had to go over and click the channel selector on your TV.
  • American Pride was ubiquitous
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Do you remember crawling under your desk during the atomic bomb drills?

How about daily prayer?

Saluting the flag and singing the national anthem?

Do you remember TV without lawyer commercials?

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I remember using the spout that punctured the top of oil cans so you could dump the oil in your engine.
I'll go ya one better. Remember the 55 gallon drum of oil between the gas pumps, and the glass quart bottles with the metal spouts to pour it in? I still have one of those bottles, use it every oil change.
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Telephones were rotary dial, and they lasted for 30 years, but cost a quarter a month to Ma Bell.

Home delivery of milk and bread.

Ice hockey without helmets (may not have been too bright, but much more comfortable).

Cars engines were actually easy to access and work on.

Drinking water was accessed from anyone's hose or outside spigot, not a bottle.

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Kids weren't allowed in the house unless it was raining.
Children were expected to do chores.
If you got in trouble at school, you got in trouble at home.
Schools worried more about knives than peanuts.
Filling stations offered regular or unleaded.
We had four channels and one didn't come in.
Letters were written and mailed.
Pregnant girls were sent to a different school.
Rural routes for addresses.
Everybody had at least one parent with a job.
Real cars had V8s and cheap POS cars were six cylinders.
Any parent in the neighborhood would get onto a misbehaving child.

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Do you remember when....

Cars didnt have seat belts or AC.

Scoop of ice cream was 5 cents.

Kitchen matches would strike on anything.

Lard was used for cookin.

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Lard will always be a staple in my kitchen. I defy you to make decent fried chicken or homemade biscuits without it.
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Coke not only came in bottles, but they had city & state of different bottling plants. We used to match who had the longest distance bottle to see who paid. And Cokes were a dime.

Penny candy was, well..... a penny.

There WAS not unleaded. High test and regular.

There were no CDs, no cassette tapes. There were records. 45 rpm, 33 1/3 rpm, and some old brittle ones that were 78s.

Telephones were black. And heavy enough to be a darned effective weapon. And they all had cords. Pay phones were a dime for a local call. For long distance calls, you dialed O, and told the operator where you needed to call. And it was EXPENSIVE.

Maybe write a letter instead- 6 cent stamps, ya know. You probably used a fountain pen (mine used ink cartridges)-those ball point pens are always skipping and smearing.

Firearms were blued steel, or rarely, nickel plated.

If you took your girl to McDonalds, you walked up to the window and ordered. A hamburger was 15 cents. It was a bit classier to go to the local drive-in restaurant. You sat in your car, and the car hop brought your food out, on a tray that clipped over the window.

A big date was a drive in movie. Two movies and a cartoon. The speaker hung on your window.

Cars did not have seat belts, air bags or air conditioning. They might have a radio. AM radio. There was no FM. Headlight dimmer switch on the left side of the floorboard. Older cars and trucks had a starter PEDAL on the left side of the transmission hump. Parking brake was the "hand brake"- because you pulled it out from under the dash by hand.

Coins were pennies, nickels, dimes, halves and silver dollars. Dimes and up were 90% silver- until they started making "sandwich" coins in 1964.

2% mik? Whazzat? There was milk, and for some sickly types- skim milk. In the South, a lot of buttermilk. Diet coke? Nope. But the was a soda called TAB. No sugar. Used saccharine and cyclamates.

Every boy is school had a pocket knife. NOBODY misbehaved with a pocket knife. Teacher would put in in her desk if you did.

Tattoos? Yeah, everyone had an uncle that was a former sailor, and he had an anchor or hula girl tatt.

Beer? Well, if it was not a dry county, sure. You could drink 3 deuce (3.2% alcohol) at 18, and regular beer at 21. Just show them your draft card at the store.

Doing a school report? Well, need to go to the library. To find a book, would look it up in the card catalog. Each book had 3 cards- Title, Author, Subject. Book had a card inside in a pocket- when you checked out the book, they took card, wrote your name / card number on the card, and kept it. Keep it too long, and pay a 2 cent a day fine.

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