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1/22/10 6:34 A

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Were contemporary. Remember the F-Troop, Rifleman, Hogans heroes. (saw some re-runs the other day.



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1/22/10 6:31 A

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Mighty Mouse, Heckyl & Jeckyl, Woody Woodpecker, The Ed Sullivan Show 5 cent candy bars, The British Invasion of the 60s

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1/22/10 5:51 A

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oh, and the Charles Chip man



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1/22/10 5:50 A

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that big old round green plymouth
driving all over town to find the 19 cent gasoline
like AGALAVIZ, sitting in the "way back" (didn't know anybody else called it that!)



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1/22/10 5:13 A

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the milkman, the breadman and the Fuller Brush man...

during the summer all but the milkman made my week that much more exciting....

( the breadman brought more than just bread....goodies too!!!)

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... thinking PONG was amazing technology!

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1/22/10 3:59 A

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Air raid drills. The pesticide truck spraying the neighborhood at dusk (scary).



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1/22/10 2:32 A

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Being taught how to use a card catalog, index of periodicals, microfiche, and microfilm.

Eating well and moving around feels great!
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1/22/10 2:28 A

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rotary dial telephones, when answering machines were new and impressive and used 2 cassette tapes, cigarette machines in family restaurants, mimeograph machines, 5" floppy disks, Betamax...

Eating well and moving around feels great!
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1/22/10 12:54 A

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Truth or Consequences game show with Bob Barker!emoticon

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1/22/10 12:44 A

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FIVE cent Hershey bars, NO TV REMOTES, no cell phones, no computers, TEN cent loaves of bread, 39 cent/lb. ground beef, 25 cent/gal. gas.



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1/22/10 12:39 A

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19 cent gasoline ,Cigarettes . 22 a pack, "The Shadow" on radio. Lone Ranger. Party lines on the telephone, needing a operator to make the call. Black outs during WW2. Ice cream soda 10 cents. Cars without turn signals. Sky King, Captain Video, Dick Clark after school dance. No TV!!!!

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1/22/10 12:23 A

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RC cola and moon pies, Hurricane Camille, the Monkeys (who I think of every time I see the Jonas brothers show on Disney), snickers for a nickel, all of the gas stations were full service, cash registers that didn't tell you how much change to give back, computers that took up whole gym size rooms, the Micky Mouse club, Lassie, Family Affair, Laugh In, and Bonanza.

There has never been nor will there ever be a person who is so broken that the Lord can not make them whole.


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1/22/10 12:17 A

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I remember...
Howdy Doody on tv and Ding Dong School
penny candy and nickel Hersey bars
25 cent Saturday matinees
transistor radios
tvs with tubes
phone numbers with prefixes
mail before zip codes
the new car models- edsels, t-birds and corvettes

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"We're all going to die, but how many of us actually can say we lived?"

Live each day as though it was your last- say "I love you" often and mean it.


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1/21/10 11:45 P

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Sgt. Preston of the Yukon (Saturday mornings at 6:00)



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1/21/10 11:43 P

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.35/gallon for gasoline

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1/21/10 11:27 P

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My mother watching Queen for a Day, on TV in the afternoon. I remember the TV then going blank because of lack of programs to Air!

I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.



“You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.”



A kind word can make the difference between success and failure!



Look for progress not perfection!


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1/21/10 11:23 P

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I'm old enough to remember most of what's already been listed and I've done a lot of it myself! I was washing clothes in a galvanized tub on a washboard just 30 years ago when I first came to Alaska! *S*

Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much.

I want to be an outrageous old woman, who never gets called an old lady. I want to become leaner and meaner, sharp edged and earth colored, till I just fade away from pure joy!


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1/21/10 11:12 P

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My mom washing our clothes in the wringer washing machine, rinsing them in the 2 tubs of water (1st & 2nd rinse)and hanging them out to dry on the clothes line. (I still love my clothes line!)



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1/21/10 11:02 P

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8 Track and Cassette tapes

Candy bars 35 cents

TV going off early (around 1 am or so) to the Star Spangled Banner blaring real loud.

Apple Computers big enough they had to be on a cart and had a teeny tiny screen.

Rainbow Bright when she was cute and not sexed up.

ET at the Movies

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1/21/10 11:02 P

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learning to type on a manual typewriter - not one of those fancy electric ones

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1/21/10 10:56 P

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Montgomery Ward

Green stamp books

Edited by: MELODAVE at: 1/21/2010 (22:58)
Thank you God for giving me another chance to be
A ray of sun in someone's life because You shine through me!
Author: D.L. Scott, a.k.a.
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1/21/10 10:43 P

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I remember gas wars



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1/21/10 10:41 P

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Paying 35 cents a gallon for gas.

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1/21/10 10:15 P

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buying a bottle of Coca Cola for a nickel



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1/21/10 9:07 P

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McDonald' 1,000,000 sold



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1/21/10 9:06 P

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I remember when TV went off the air after the news each night. I also remember reading an article that said we wouldn't be using cash in the future, that we would use "debit" or cash cards (I also remember thinking "no way!")



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1/21/10 8:04 P

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Mixed cassette tapes for each new boyfriend. (I was the Tape Mixtress)

Ah, but that was the 70's thru the 90's....not so long ago.

I remember 10 cent Coke in the church Coke machine.

Only AM radio on car trips.

Back door always unlocked (or the key hanging 3 feet away.)

A&W Root Beer stands.

Burger King (my fave!)

Hippies! (I was five when I saw my first butt-crack peeking over someone's jeans. Now it's ubiquitous!)

Real mom and pop places when we were on vacation---no chains. (Well, except for Stuckeys.)

Basically running around the neighborhood like hellions, with our parents not worrying about predators or us getting into any real trouble.

Also, people talked to the people around them---we weren't absorbed in our own worlds of texting/surfing/chatting on phone. People were more likely to chat with strangers, or give a friendly wave while driving.

OMG, now I've gotten curmudgeonly.




Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.
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1/21/10 8:01 P

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When my father brought home this new machine called a VCR.

I remember the Bicentennial.

I remember when if you misbehaved at school, you got paddled.

One stumble does not a failure make.

Everything in moderation.


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1/21/10 7:55 P

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I am old enough to remember helping my grandma fill her S&H greenstamps book. I also remember roller skating until I lost my skate key.

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1/21/10 7:53 P

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gas at 28 cents a gallon

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1/21/10 7:48 P

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sitting in the way back of the station wagon with no seatbelts on

my yellow banana seat bike

the home phone with a super long cord so that I could talk in the basement!!

8 tracks

when my mom told me that some day computers would be as common as telephones!! wow!!

I MISS those good ole days!!



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1/21/10 7:39 P

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Plaid Stamps
Free bathtowels inside detergent boxes.
The Texas Instruments 1000 desktop computer that used a tape cassette instead of a floppy disk.




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1/21/10 7:38 P

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black and white tv



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1/21/10 7:31 P

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Let's see...
Blue Chip Stamps
Los Angeles Street Cars
When color TVs came out (we did't have one)
Candy cigaretts (Can you imagine?)
Captain Kangaroo
8-Track Tapes
Slide-rules
Drop Drills (School desks protect you from the bomb)
...I'm getting up there.
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From the depth of need and despair, people can work together, can organize themselves to solve their own problems and fill their own needs with dignity and strength.

-César Chávez



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1/21/10 7:30 P

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the good old days



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1/21/10 7:30 P

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Typewriters. Actually having to go to the library and look through print material if you wanted to research anything.

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1/21/10 7:15 P

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I remember paying .55 cents a gallon for gas in high school, when MTV first aired (video killed the radio star), and Father Guido Sarducci. At the age of 16 I remember someone telling me that in the future movies would be on little discs, I laughed!



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when our home phone was still a party line. I think we got rid of our when I was in elementary school but my boyfriend in high school still had a party line...around 1988.



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1/21/10 6:27 P

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I'm not that old (23) but I loved watching Mr. Ed (the talking horse) as I was growing up.



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1/21/10 6:17 P

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going to Saturday morning movie and paying 6 bottle tops as my entrance fee! Popcorn was a dime back then.

Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
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This is a link to a short Tai Chi session
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1/21/10 6:11 P

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when it was legal to ride in the back of the truck, that was the best way to travel in the summer. Soft drinks coming in glass bottles and returning them for change. Being able to ride your bike and roller skating all over the neighborhood. When a family I babysat for bought vcr and thought that was the greatest thing.

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1/21/10 5:49 P

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when MTV aired its first song on air.

You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

- Christopher Robin to Pooh




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1/21/10 5:48 P

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I remember walking to a friends house, knocking on the door to see if they can come out to play. Playing outside but having to come in once the street lights began to turn on. Board games, not video games. Riding your bike to the store to spend the dollar you earned for babysitting the night before. Having to heat up your food on top of the stove, but I love my microwave and wouldn't go back to the old way! emoticon



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The Muppet Show.

Children WALKING to the bus stop.

Using a payphone.

Paying less than a dollar for a gallon of gas.

Also, I'll bet I still have a scrunchie somewhere.

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1/21/10 5:11 P

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When peg pants and scrunchies were AWESOME. Now its all making a comeback (minus the scrunchies).



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1/21/10 5:09 P

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Ha, I remember late summer of '81 when cable started carrying this crappy station called MTV, I thought for sure it'd die a quick death.

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ps - I LOVED Martha Quinn!

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In second grade, our teacher had us make fallout shelter signs (you know, the yellow and black triangles?) with crayons. She had a little tape recorder and would randomly play a warning signal in the class. We all had to take out our signs and "duck and cover" under our desks.

Talk about terrorizing a bunch of 7 year olds!

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It is truly hard to imagine life without a cell phone, but I still remember when someone told me that soon we would each be carrying around our own personal phones and I thought she was CRAZZZZY!



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Duck & Cover. Any BOOMERS here!?

And what the heck did we do before cell(ular) phones?

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