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5/9/11 8:42 A

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Gas at $0.99!!



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Pants Stretchers in the days before perma-press to help give pants legs a crease. They were then starched and ironed. Clothes sprinklers to dampen clothing for ironing. Bonnet hair dryers. Having milk delivered. Outhouses.

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Rotary phones, black and white TVs, walking to school (apparently kids don't do that anymore...), $.34/gallon gas, no internet, no cell phones, typewriters, bell bottoms and platform shoes, watching Neil Armstrong take the first step on the moon...

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5/9/11 5:33 A

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When it was legal to ride in the back of a pickup truck. we always loved to go over a certain hill and get some "air".



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5/7/11 12:22 A

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we only had one TV and it was black and white



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5/7/11 12:09 A

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when they said "Computers will make the world paper free" and my favourite..."Who the heck will buy bottled water!?" :) SOOOOO funny!

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5/6/11 11:53 P

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... the ice man bringing ice for our ice box... we got an electric refrigerator when I was in grade 5, in 1953.

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5/6/11 11:33 P

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An actual spring to get our drinking water from.

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5/6/11 10:30 P

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Before bar codes existed every item in a grocery store had the price hand written on it or a little sticky tag with the price. Each item had to be lifted by the cashier, looked at and the price keyed into a cash register.



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5/6/11 8:01 P

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Movies.. For .25 cents you got 2 movies, several cartoons and a newsreel. Popcorn was .10

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5/6/11 7:20 P

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turning the knob on the TV to change the channel. record players...even better...8 tracks...what it means to be "a broken record".



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5/6/11 7:11 P

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Our telephone was on a party line. You had a special ring for your calls.



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5/6/11 6:47 P

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you know, if you miss full service gas stations, just go to New Jersey. They aren't allowed to pump their own gas there. It's truE!




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5/6/11 6:01 P

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iron lungs and leg braces for polio-get your children immunized

"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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4/29/11 6:52 A

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the Ed Sullivan Show and the Lawrence Welk Show which were both on Sunday nights



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4/28/11 11:13 P

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When your friends called and you weren't home... YOU WEREN"T HOME!!!! here were no cell phones, internet etc..

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Why choose failure, when success is an option?

If you want the fruit, your going to have to climb out on a limb.

"Do or Do not, there is no try" - Yoda (This is Travis's favorite quote)


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When cars had chokes and gas stations were full service

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Why choose failure, when success is an option?

If you want the fruit, your going to have to climb out on a limb.

"Do or Do not, there is no try" - Yoda (This is Travis's favorite quote)


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When moms ran around town with rollers in their hair...

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Why choose failure, when success is an option?

If you want the fruit, your going to have to climb out on a limb.

"Do or Do not, there is no try" - Yoda (This is Travis's favorite quote)


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When my parents brought home a color TV and when cable just started... In the Bay Area it was called The G channel.

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Why choose failure, when success is an option?

If you want the fruit, your going to have to climb out on a limb.

"Do or Do not, there is no try" - Yoda (This is Travis's favorite quote)


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4/28/11 10:26 P

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I'm too old to remember what I'm old enough to remember!

"Rather train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come" (1Timothy�4:7-8)

"Jesus answered, 'The most important [commandment] is, 'Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength'" (Mark 12:29-30).


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Yesterday. Sort of...



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4/28/11 8:33 P

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Sesame Street before Elmo
Jellie shoes
"Mexican" Jumping beans
Latch key kids

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4/28/11 8:28 P

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Metracal
Diet Rite soda
Cyclamates
Gym machines that just jiggled the fat!!


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4/28/11 8:25 P

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Pea shooters

Home made spray starch

bell bottoms

platform shoes

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4/28/11 2:41 P

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8-track tapes

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4/28/11 11:52 A

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Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Herman's Hermits and more.

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4/28/11 11:42 A

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the push button transmission

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4/28/11 11:39 A

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when our small Midwest town had a corner grocery store within walking distance of nearly every home and they all sold penny candy and a big Milky Way bar cost 5 cents (it's now 85 cents)

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"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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4/27/11 10:12 P

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...Lucy and Ricky Ricardo sleeping in separate beds. TV these days is very "R" rated; and people wonder why today's young people are such "sexual beings."



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Hazel



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4/27/11 7:58 P

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10 cents for a loaf of bread

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt
1884-1962

"Girls compete with one another, WOMEN empower one another".


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4/27/11 7:57 P

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five cents for a pack of gum

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt
1884-1962

"Girls compete with one another, WOMEN empower one another".


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4/27/11 7:52 P

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Silly putty
The slinky
Micro machines
Nancy Drew



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When princess Diana died. I think I was 8?

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4/27/11 3:41 P

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party line phones and women had to have a belt to use feminine products(no peel and stick back then)



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4/27/11 8:51 A

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I remember buying things that would be worked on, fixed, refilled, and reused rather than thrown away for another cheap replacement. When did we become so wasteful?

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4/27/11 8:49 A

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OMG! I had forgotten all about those, thank goodness! : )

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4/27/11 6:19 A

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twenty-five cents to ride the bus.

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4/27/11 4:10 A

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When brassiere ads on TV could only show the bra over the clothing. Lol.



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4/27/11 1:58 A

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pop beads, margarine that you had to squeeze to color it yellow, checking your shoe fit in an x-ray machine at the store, when you had to roll down the car window, the first transistor radios, my Mom wearing hose that attached to a garter belt

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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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when stores weren't open on Sunday.



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4/25/11 8:28 A

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nights around the radio = no TV



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4/25/11 8:18 A

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What a great thread; it brings back so many memories! emoticon

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I rememer too much that happen!

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4/25/11 5:43 A

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Laurel & Hardy on television.
MJ's moonwalk dance craze.
And too many things that have been replaced by web/science/social media.




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too damn much!



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Getting a letter from overseas could take a week, then a reply would take another week.



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when married couples on tv slept in twin beds and there was "NO" feminine products advertised on tv much less sexual enhancement products



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Picnics. Real picnics, in the country, with a blanket, sandwiches, devilled eggs, chocolate cake, lemonade.

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cartridge fountain pens, mood rings, TV ads for cigarettes

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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

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