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Old 09-25-2013, 04:10 PM   #21
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My mom allowed me to buy a .22 Nomad, new for $49.95. I was 14 at the time..dad had to buy it but it was mine. Still have it. A friend bought a Colt AR-15 at a department store for about $225.00...ordered M2 parts from Sarco for about $20.00 and turned it into rock and roll! BTW..I distanced myself from this guy. Costs were less but so was paychecks.

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When I was a teen I borrowed my late dad's Buick and had the gas station put in two dollars worth.

Gas was $0.259 a gallon then except in a gas war when it was .0179. They pumped for you, made change as required at your window, cleaned your windshield and offered to "check the oil"!
You must be about the same vintage I am. When I started driving gas was .19, a dollars worth was 5 gallons!!!
I mail ordered a 303 Jungle Carbine for $12 back then!
I now have a hard time remembering to remember!!!
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I was offered, years ago, a 1960 corvette for $1800.00...and a German Luger for $30.00...remember though, back then that was a lot of money.

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As a younster....when I got a scratch or a cut.

Did I get the burning stuff...Merthiolate...or non burning Iodine ?

Where did that stuff go?


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As a younster....when I got a scratch or a cut.

Did I get the burning stuff...Merthiolate...or non burning Iodine ?

Where did that stuff go?


Jim
That stuff sure did burn!! They found it did not kill all the bad stuff, altough it sure felt like it. It also slowed healing. Remember those big thick scabs!!! Now it is only used before minor surgery as a topical, not open wounds.
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I remember: Hudson, Studebaker, Packard, Nash, 1000 mile oil changes, 10,000 mile tuneups, Woodies and rumble seats. Lest not forget vacuum operated windshield wipers. How about milk delivery by horse drawn wagons. The ice man delivering ice for the "refrigerator". DC electric power for which you fed quarters to a meter. A poultry store that you picked your live bird and they killed cleaned and plucked for you. The open air fish market. Truman beating Dewey in 1948. Booze in quart bottles. House visits by doctors. 9 cents for the movie matinee. I also remember mumps, measles, chicken pox, whooping cough, scarlet fever and being afraid of getting Polio.

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JTJ, Yes that is all true. Problem was all the girls wore dresses below their knees. Life was "Boring" for the curious.

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JTJ, Yes that is all true. Problem was all the girls wore dresses below their knees. Life was "Boring" for the curious.
Not true. The girls, even with long dress, had the same need then as now and we enjoyed 'filling' those needs.
Back then you had to build fast cars if you wanted one and it was FUN building, racing, and outrunning the cops with your 'hot rod'!
You could go shooting or hunting AFTER SCHOOL and have your gun with you in the car at school and not be branded a FELON, so I was not 'bored' in the least. As a matter of fact it was very enjoyable!!!
FREEDOM IS NOT BORING!!!
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I remember it being exciting ,seeing ,what you couldnt see, until you finally got to see, what you been waiting to see.

Nowadays , you see what you want to see, without trying to see, more thsn you need to see..... not as exciting seeing what you already seen, and everybody else has seen.




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Who can remember yesterday?

Come on over and have a beer with me......

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