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Old 12-07-2011, 06:10 PM   #85
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I remember the "gas wars," and gasoline was 15 cents a gallon. I didn't have a license, so my cousin would call me up and ask how much money I had. He had a license but was always broke. I'd tell him what I had, usually 25 cents or 50 cents, and we would put a few gallons in the tank and then "cruise."

Remember cruising days?
As the song goes" those were the days my friend we thought they'd never end"
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:33 PM   #86
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A 406 huh? Quick cars.
Mine was a Plymouth 426 Stage III Wedge and the 406 was one of the only cars that gave me a decent race.

A 409 Chevy was another, if they held together.
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:58 PM   #87
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My Mom passed in 07 at the age of 95, and in her lifetime the amount of technology she seen happen was astounding to her. From horse and buggy to cars, kerosene lamps to electricity, outhouses to indoor plumbing, tv's, telephones and on and on. I was visiting her one day at the nursing home and my cell phone rang in my pocket and she said that's unbelievable, people with phones in there pocket what's next
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:40 AM   #88
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My Mom passed in 07 at the age of 95, and in her lifetime the amount of technology she seen happen was astounding to her. ......what's next


Just look at the changes technology since most of us were born....

Color Television, Atomic energy, Jet aircraft, Solar energy, computers, hydrogen fuel cells, cell phones, organ transplants, the INTERNET, CD's and digital video and music, Video games, electric cars, helicopters, outer-space craft, space stations, microwave ovens, video phones, cashless transactions, artificial joints and organs, robot factories, GPS guidance devices,

Not only can you have a telephone in your pocket, but you can have a movie studio, music studio, television, movie theatre, video arcade, an entire game room, a computer, and a fully stocked library, not to mention a telephone with complete global access....In your pocket!

OMG the list is endless! "There's an app for that"

To quote Grandma....What Next?
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The future is in man-kinds imagination.
If someone can think of it, someone can build it.

Oh! And don't forget. "Oops! Sorry!" when you picked up the telephone handset and the "other party line" was on the phone.

Now, you conference call.
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Maybe I should not have thrown the chicken I forget in the car last night away.
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:25 AM   #91
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A 406 huh? Quick cars.
Mine was a Plymouth 426 Stage III Wedge and the 406 was one of the only cars that gave me a decent race.

A 409 Chevy was another, if they held together.
'64 Polara stripped interior battery in the trunk 426 wedge crossram, headers out behind the front wheels. Grumpy Jenkins did the heads before he worked strickly on Chevys. Those were the days LOL. Lots of fun on the street and track I tell my son about this, then he laughs as he gets in his twin turbo WRX, boy does it corner better than our cars, like it's on rails, until he starts drifting
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:39 PM   #92
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1950 Olds "88", raced it at Irwindale drag strip when it first opened, before that we used Hog Road in El Monte, Ca. as or drag strip, even had a quarter mile marked off in white paint on the street and had the advantage to see when the local P.D. was coming.....great time.
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Old 12-09-2011, 03:23 PM   #93
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She said no, and she looked at me without a clue! I guess they forgot to teach that part of history, she was born in 1980. I told her!
My wife and I were talking about this, just the other day.

Chances are, if some older adult had most anyone in your age group about the significance of 19 September, 1881, they'd have gotten the same answer.

But, to someone in the 1930's the assasination of our President was something every kid should've remembered; as distant then as Pearl Harbor is to someone of college age today. I'd have drawn a blank if someone had asked me the significance of 2 November 1920. That's when our nation gave the other half of its adult population (women) the right to vote. The event similarly transpired 50 years before I started high school.

Kids today, by definition, do things none of us could've imagined. I see them already recognizing many injustices to which we've been numb, trust them to craft a better world.
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I use to carry a jack knife everywhere, including school.... Try that today !
Yup, we cleaned finger nails with it, whittled sticks, etc..
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My 1st car was a white over blue 1950 Olds Holiday "Coupe". 2 doors and no post with a 303.7 cu. in. V8 with a whopping 135 HP. It also had the 1st 'Wraparound' windshield. I used to push it a lot to get it started (that's right, boys and girls, you could do that back then).
Got real happy with it when I installed a 1957 J2 engine and trans with the big S between low and drive.

Primed it with my mom's Electrolux vacuum cleaner and 1 Qt. siphon jug (she just loved that) after I 'nosed and decked' it.

Sure like to have that or the '64 Plymouth now .

And people wonder why I prefer to live in the past.
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Nastalgia Quiz.

No Googling allowed!

The breed of Roy Roger's horse?

The name of Dale Evans horse?

The name of Tex Ritters horse?

Where is Rex Allen's horse buried?

The Shadow said' _________"?

What was the Shadow's name?

Who was the Millionare?

What kind of plane did Sky King fly?

To what nation did Tonto belong?

What was the name of Gene Autry's horse?

What was Hop-Along Cassidy's real first name?

What was Gabby Hays real name?

What is a "sidekick"?

What was the name of the Lone Ranger's horse?

What were the Lone Rangers bullets made of?

Who was Pat Buttram?

Who created the character The Cisco Kid?

What was Poncho's real name?

Why did my brain go dumb??
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The good old days...I remember.....today parents do not take responsiblilty for their children...they're to busy turning out idiots with no values....
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