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Old 10-04-2019, 10:46 AM   #1
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Remember when..........

This is a thread for the oldies but goodies among us, including me! Would you like to share memories of how things were when you were a child.

We lived waay out in the country until I was about 10 years old. I remember that we did not have electricity or telephones. The sight of those linemen installing the poles and lines for our electric power was something to see! Before that our only lighting was Alladin lamps (burning kerosene, and the only heat was from fireplaces.
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Im not 80, but I remember having a breadman, and a milkman come around several times a week.
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Im not 80, but I remember having a breadman, and a milkman come around several times a week.
Our milkman was my grandpa coming from the barn after milking the cows!
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I remember the day we got air conditioning in our house. Other great memories include walking down the "hill" to El's farm to get eggs for mom and walking down the street to exchange the empty metal potato chip can for a new one. Splitting a bottle of "pop" with my brother.....I could go on and on.

Great thread, thanks for the smiles.
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My dad was a milkman, went with him many weekends to help out. I remember seeing my first color TV shows (Bonanza and Disney) at cousins. Road my bike over a mile each way WITHOUT A HELMET to get 15 and 25 cent comics at nearby store.
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When we first got a telephone the only option was a party line. Eight families shared the line. The local gossips listened in all the time!
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When we first got a telephone the only option was a party line. Eight families shared the line. The local gossips listened in all the time!
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Little grocery about a block from my grandparents' house kept a garden next to it in the summer for fresh produce. They had a penny gumball machine with a few striped gumballs mixed in with the rest. If you got a striped one, you could exchange it for a nickel candy bar. Store's gone now but it made it through 3 generations of ownership.
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Block parties and neighbors that were close as family. And yes, waking up early so the milk that the milkman brought didn't freeze!
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We had an ice man who came on a horse drawn wagon and the man would put ice in our icebox in a pantry off the kitchen. He'd give us kids chunks of ice.
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Swimming pool was a muddy pond that we had to hike too


Thirsty.....water was from the well and you had to prime the pump everytime


Telephone......our number was 1000


Summer time...played kick the can until 10pm or when 1st Mom yelled for one of us to come home then it was time for ALL of us to go home


Collected pop bottles and turned them in at local store for 1 cent each


Winter....we ALL walked to/from school
Elementary was over 1 mile each way
Jr High was over 2 miles each way
High School....walked Sophmore year ----bought my first car that following summer and drove to school JR/Senior years
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Ok, I'm only 55, but back in Holland where I was born and lived until age 8, no tv, no phone, milk arrived by horse and wagon, in glass bottles. Didn't get tv , b/w and phone until 1972 after we immigrated to Canada. My kids didn't believe me when I told them.
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Ok, I'm only 55, but back in Holland where I was born and lived until age 8, no tv, no phone, milk arrived by horse and wagon, in glass bottles. Didn't get tv , b/w and phone until 1972 after we immigrated to Canada. My kids didn't believe me when I told them.
South East Kansas.
It was 58 when we got a bathroom and running water in the Farm house on the Oklahoma boarder. Outhouses were a plenty in the county.
Crank phone with long and short rings untill
62.
TV ? 78 maybe
Bread and Milk
We had two or three milk cows hoping one was fresh
And homemade bread fresh every Monday.
Closest town was 12 miles.
100 people and a grain elevator.
Only one farmstead inbetween town and farm.
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