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Old 10-14-2012, 10:26 PM   #15
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yep..got 'em all. Older than dirt I am. Being born and raised in the real stix I remember a few more.

1 Poke a hole thru the lid of a pop bottle with ice pick to drink (cool)
2 Up at 3am to milk cows for milk (no milkman)
3 Put pack of peanuts in 6oz bottle of Coke,,,still do it sometimes
4 Put playing card on bike with clothes pin ti create that motor sound
5 Had to go outside and use pipe wrench on tv pole to change channel on 3 of them
6 Set carton of chocolate milk on steam heaters in class to warm it up

These and the others bring back lots of memories!!!
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:56 AM   #16
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The folded matchbook to hold the tape in the 8 track player
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:47 AM   #17
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Hello Holy I remember all of that plus Horse pulling a cart delivering milk bread and ice and the seenie man who came around connecting junk and the man with a bell pulling a knife sharping cart that on the streets of Toronto where I grew up. That was so long ago movies shows were 10 cents Also WHITE ROSE gas stations. I am glad I grew up at that time much simple life style then the rat race we are in now Thanks all
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I couldn't remember any of them,to young I guess. only 67 I refuse to grow up. hehehe
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Yep, I remember them all. I also remember my best friend living his life (such as it was) in an iron lung because there was no polio vaccine. I remember my brother born with flippers because Thalidomide was rushed to market. I remember stumbling into the basement before dawn to add coal to the furnace so the house would warm before the younger kids woke in the morning - and who can forget the wonderful job of cleaning out the klinkers?

I remember cars that were way past worn out at 50,000 miles, and tires that might go 3,000, and my friends who died flying through windshields after minor wrecks, or crushed by rigid steering columns because we never heard of restraints or crush zones. I remember visiting Cleveland and seeing the river that caught fire a few years later, and the houses with no paint because the pollution from the steel mills ate it away.

Yep, times were simpler and I, too, tend to romanticize those days. But then reality sneaks in and I really remember. I prefer today, thank you.
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I just thought of another one. How many of you would know exactly how to look up a log or solve a math problem on a slide rule if someone handed you one?

I suspect most youth today wouldn't even be able to name one if they saw it.
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You don't remember any oy these things....I CALL B.S.

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I just thought of another one. How many of you would know exactly how to look up a log or solve a math problem on a slide rule if someone handed you one?

I suspect most youth today wouldn't even be able to name one if they saw it.
Still have a slide rule at work or as we sometimes called it...a "slip-stick".

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Still have a slide rule at work or as we sometimes called it...a "slip-stick".

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I just noticed you live in Cypress. I'm a Cy-Fair grad, and my folks still live there.

So I'll add this one.
I remember when Tin Hall was on a dirt road.
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White gas.

Gas wars (15 cents a gallon)

What gas pump stations were only at Amoco stations. (In NE)
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And you got a free car wash during the "wars".

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How about the metal milk box bottles of milk were delivered to on your front step or porch. You can bet the insulation lining of those were asbestos. I was a little kid when we had those but still remember it by the front door.

We had Charles Chips delivered and a guy walked by with cart ringing a bell, he sharpened knives. There was a bar about 2 miles down the road and often drivers crashed not negotiating a turn near our house. I think DUI was .20 then and almost no one wore a seat belt. One of the not so good oldies. You couldn't sue everyone in site though because if you were dumb enough to get hurt it was your own fault.
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