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NEONE410S Posts: 13,163
7/17/14 7:46 A

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Hi Misspeaches3,

You are lucky! Your Entrepreneur has a good head on his shoulders.

Back in the 50's, most of the TV sets were consoles and just too heavy too move by the customer. When the set had to be taken into the shop by the repairman then the price went up. Thanks for commenting on my post.

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Roller skates that had keys to tighten them against your shoes.



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7/17/14 6:05 A

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Hi CANNBRO, Your comment about the Television Repairman reminded me of something.

I have an older 13" TV with a VCR attached. A tape got stuck in it and I called the guy that had fixed it about 5 years back. They closed the shop and are now doing in home repairs.

Of course they will be taking mine back to his home, because it is so small. Just glad they are still in business.

One of my favorite Bible verses: Jeremiah 29:11
NEVER EVER give up or give in.
Smiling helps the sadness go away.


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Art Linkletter's House Party



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7/16/14 11:14 P

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doctors made house calls



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Television repairmen made house calls to diagnose problems with TV's and repair in the home.

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Hi PAULIE91952 - I well remember those TV antennas. I also, as a teen, remember that we sometimes used foil to connect between those rabbit ears to get a better reception.

One of my favorite Bible verses: Jeremiah 29:11
NEVER EVER give up or give in.
Smiling helps the sadness go away.


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there were antennas for the TV



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Sad story...Before seat belts and child safety seats, a co-workers newborn died in a car accident.The mother was in the backseat holding the infant when the car was suddenly rear ended. The impact caused the infant to be thrown into the windshield.

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Edited by: BARBZUMBA at: 7/16/2014 (11:41)
Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?.....Phyllis Diller


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No seat belts in cars. Mom's right arm coming swiftly across me, acted as a restraint to keep me from falling forward. I still do that to friends when I am driving, even though they are wearing seat belts.

Luckily, Mom did not drive very fast and she did not have to stop quickly very often.

One of my favorite Bible verses: Jeremiah 29:11
NEVER EVER give up or give in.
Smiling helps the sadness go away.


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The bird dance, life before VCRs and cell phones, respecting my elders and playing outside instead of on a video game

Cyndi

“The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.” ~C. Joybell C.


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Rotary telephones, 8 track players and suitcases without wheels...UGH!

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Jeremiah 29:11-13 NKJV

11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.


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Having to call the LD (long distance) operator at the phone company in order to place a long distance telephone call. The operators used a 'cord board' to accomplish this.

emoticon Long Distance, May I help you?

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Rabbit Ear antennas



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Slickers, rubber boots that you wore over your shoes, and clearish, translucent boots with heels that women wore over their high heeled shoes.



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My mother's wringer washing machine. And my grandmother' s ice box- a box with dry ice in it.



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Having two types of diapers for babies, birdseye, gauze and a diaper pail to soak them in.

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Doing the limbo dance-trying to keep from knocking off the bar while going under-a short lived fad, around the same time as doing the twist

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and
not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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Yeah those were the days. Hoola hoops, party lines, and drive in movies. Gosh it was sure fun.

Moderation is the key. avoid excess.


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Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello and all those beach movies. emoticon

Moderation is the key. avoid excess.


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Table top juke boxes in restaurants. emoticon

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rotary dial phones and milk in glass bottles and wooden crates being delivered to my school



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Our phone number was Hyacinth 5.......Those big yellow phone directories being delivered

Just saw Peter Noone (Herman's Hermits) in concert. He's gotta be around age 68!..still singing "I'm
Henry the 8th, I am"

Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?.....Phyllis Diller


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The 60's

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WWII

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7/13/14 2:10 P

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Pagers were popular.

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when there was only 3 networks on TV emoticon

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When gasoline was 25 cents a gallon emoticon

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When SparkPoints were harder to attain 100! But I do remember the Red Skel;ton comedy hour



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Exterior sun visors on vehicles.

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Dodge Coronet 440, my first car

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MY FIRST RECORD WAS "SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL" BY BILL HALEY & COMETS. I WAS 15 THEN



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my grandmother's wooden box wall telephone-she held one piece on a cord to her ear and talked into a metal thing on the front of the box-to an operator who put through the call-our phone was black plastic and our phone number was Walnut 531

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and
not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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WWII, riding in a sly to Grandma's, riding our work horse bear back with Dad to Grandma's house.

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dancing the twist, the mashed potatoes, and the Bristol stomp. emoticon



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Crinolines

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Penny candy

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Key punch cards for the computer



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leaving the house on my bike in the morning and having a curfew of the streetlights coming on at night. emoticon emoticon

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Mom having a whistling teapot (not electric)

Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?.....Phyllis Diller


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Mr. Machine



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8 track tapes



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when 1$ was a good price for mowing a lanw

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TV before color! Wait.....before TV. Think I have to change my "mood" tracker now for the day....... emoticon

Sometimes you have to change your life completely to make it better.


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Cars that had one large seat in the front so you could sit 3.


"It takes a long time to become young." -Picasso

"Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels." -unknown

"You are a success the minute you start moving toward a goal." - Charles Carlson


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Life With Father starring Leon Ames
M Squad with Lee Marvin
The Thin Man with Peter Lawford and Phyllis Kirk (and Asta as Asta)
Topper with Leo G. Carroll
December Bride with Spring Byington



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penny candy, 8 track tapes

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Flash Gordon Classics on TV


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