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Post by FM-USA » Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:16 pm



RFW&LMW wrote:Every proud Canuck should know Green Stamps from Loblaws & Butch Wax for guys with a brush cut or crew cut.
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OH MAAAAAN, Green Stamps. In the mid 60's mom had books & books & books of those little stamps.
And WOW, was she proud of the stuff she got. (i miss those times :| )

Same with Raleigh Cigarette coupons. Shoe box'ES' full of rubber banded coupons.


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Post by roadwanderer2 » Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:29 pm

speaking of green stamps, i can remember doing a "clean-out" of an elderly woman's home back up north,(2001), and i was in her attack and i found 5 boxes FULL of green stamp books. there had to be about 35,000 stamps all put into books. well, she gave them to me and i did some research and found a phone number to call, and i was able to cash them in and got almost $900.00 for them.

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Post by RFW&LMW » Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:44 pm

My Mother would let me put the stamps in the books after she finished doing her grocery shopping for the week, great fun.
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Post by RFW&LMW » Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:16 pm

$2.50 to fill the gas tank on my first 650cc BSA.
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Post by wingman12 » Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:33 pm

0.19 cents to fill my tank on my first scooter, 90cc Yamaha 2 cycle. :D :D

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Post by RFW&LMW » Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:46 pm

Time sure flies when you're having a good time!
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Post by wingman12 » Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:17 pm

wingman12 wrote:0.19 cents to fill my tank on my first scooter, 90cc Yamaha 2 cycle. :D :D
I http://global.yamaha-motor.com/showroom ... 0_MF-1.jpg have to correct my aged memory, I believe my first scooter was a (50cc0 not 90) 1 gal fuel tank. :D :D

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Post by gypsy traveler » Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:34 am

Im 59, but I remember electic street cars, coal delivery guys with their canvas totes hefted up on their shoulders, street vendor with a hand drawn cart sharpening whatever you brought him, 3 wheel cop bikes marking tires with chalk and writing parking tickets, walking down to the river to explore frogs,etc...having a dime, stopping at the sweet shop and buying a nickel balsa airplane and still having a WHOLE nickel left for penny candy!

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Post by roadwanderer2 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:40 am

yup, i remember those days too. don't forget about the 50 cent movie theaters too. for 75 cents you could see 2 movies, cartoons, coming attractions and get some snacks at the concession stand.

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Post by gypsy traveler » Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:44 am

I REMEMBER GOING TO THE DRIVE IN WITH MY DAD ...AND COMING HOME WITH MY MOM!...BUT I WAS JUST A SQUIRT AT THE TIME!!! LMAO

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Post by FM-USA » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:07 am

Back in Jr High School we were allowed to go outside for lunch. They expected us to stay on grounds. OHHhh noooo, not me, Rudy's Malt Shop was 1/2 block down. Took my lunch money and Root Beer Floats was 'my usual'. That lasted couple months until some teacher seen me walking back and stopped all that.

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FM-USA wrote:Back in Jr High School we were allowed to go outside for lunch. They expected us to stay on grounds. OHHhh noooo, not me, Rudy's Malt Shop was 1/2 block down. Took my lunch money and Root Beer Floats was 'my usual'. That lasted couple months until some teacher seen me walking back and stopped all that.

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THOSE WERE THE DAYS my friend, we thought they'd never end..... :)
memories are a good thing huh. for me, in high school, i would go to an auto body shop that was a block away and work there for the afternoon. since i was taking auto body in school as a major, i had an agreement with the school and the shop to let me get "hands on experience" by working there in the afternoons, plus i would make some "spending money" while i was there.

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Post by FM-USA » Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:38 pm

Lucky you had that close.
They built our High School waaaay out in a farmers field and 2 of 4 property borders was forest preserve. So there wasn't anything close to walk to.
But our shops were all up to date equipment and the teachers were MORE than eager to stay after all classes (3:30pm) so we could do our things. We really got along with our shop teach's as did they us.

Auto shop, Aiken had me tear-down/build-up his personal VM motor for his track racer. He seen my patience and eagerness to learn beyond 'X-taught'.
I do miss those guys, Aiken, Ganaka, Riplinger, Striker, great football coaches as well. All TUFF sounding names, which they were, but VERY fair. Those guys made us State contenders every year.
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Post by roadwanderer2 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:09 pm

sounds like you had great teachers, wish mine were that good, but it was a different story trying to teach/learn back in the early 70's.

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Post by FM-USA » Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:36 pm

roadwanderer2 wrote:sounds like you had great teachers, wish mine were that good, but it was a different story trying to teach/learn back in the early 70's.

stuart.
My time was mid thru late 60's.
AND NO, no flowers were in my hair.
Nor did I leave a cake out in the rain.
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Post by roadwanderer2 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:04 pm

FM-USA wrote:
roadwanderer2 wrote:sounds like you had great teachers, wish mine were that good, but it was a different story trying to teach/learn back in the early 70's.

stuart.
My time was mid thru late 60's.
AND NO, no flowers were in my hair.
Nor did I leave a cake out in the rain.
well neither did i. my junior and high schools were late 60's to early 70's, but in your time the teachers didn't take any crap like they do now. what was that old saying? "spare the rod, spoil the child"? i think that if more rods got unspared, the children wouldn't have gotten spoiled. i say bring back the old ways with the Catholic nuns with the rulers if you get my drift lol. if you were ever in Catholic school you didn't talk back or give them any problems. i guarantee that.

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Post by FM-USA » Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:51 pm

roadwanderer2 wrote:...what was that old saying? "spare the rod, spoil the child"?

stuart.
Jr HIGH:
When we went to the Deans office he gave us a choice.
"With or without holes?"

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I learned! I learned to NEVER-EVER use my real name.
So the first time I went to the Deans office, they asked my name. I said, "Allen, Steve."
Oddly, the Dean didn't catch on. Years later I ran into him and asked if he knew the comedian, Steve Allen. He said he did. Ever so slowly a grin fell on his face and turned to a big grin. I nodded... YUP, me.
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Post by RFW&LMW » Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:00 am

gypsy traveler wrote:Im 59, but I remember electic street cars, coal delivery guys with their canvas totes hefted up on their shoulders, street vendor with a hand drawn cart sharpening whatever you brought him, 3 wheel cop bikes marking tires with chalk and writing parking tickets, walking down to the river to explore frogs,etc...having a dime, stopping at the sweet shop and buying a nickel balsa airplane and still having a WHOLE nickel left for penny candy!
I am a little older, just turned 71. Just a couple to add, the horse drawn milk wagon, (my grand mother would go out & shovel up the horse poop to put on her garden, very embarrassing when my friends saw it) & also we used to have a good time with pea shooters & make parachutes with my dads white hankies tied to the little metal solders & through them up in the air & think it was great to see them come down like a paratrooper. Great time with no electronics! ;)
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Post by roadwanderer2 » Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:10 am

yeah, those were the "good 'ol days" when life was much simpler. kids today don't know what it was like. its a shame really. i can remember the milk man bringing us qt bottles of milk in glass with the paper pull top lids. his name was Mr. McTash. some years later he passed away and his wife took over the deliveries until she finally retired.

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Post by wevans422 » Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:42 am

Does anyone else remember the Omar bakery man who went door to door like the milk man with breads and pastries? He had a red and white panel truck and carried a large display tray with a drop out lower shelf that held the "goodies". I remember heating with coal (I had my own furnace route filling stoker hoppers and taking out the ashes and clinkers). Also the outside privies on the farm.

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Post by FM-USA » Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:52 am

Someone write that 115 year old barber. Bet he's got some GOOD OLD-old stories.
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Post by Jim1 » Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:51 pm

My first Goldwing didn't even have a windshield, it did have a flat engine and a shaft drive and the Goldwing purchased tomorrow will have a flat engine with a shaft drive. How's that for staying power? That makes me one of the Goldwing farkle starters.
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Post by Overdog » Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:07 am

I remembered them all (although I never actually saw a Newsreel at the theater). Anyone remember taking vacuum tubes to the hardware store to test them? OK...I'm "signing-off" now............... [youtube]

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Post by Jim1 » Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:46 am

We told President Kennedy they were putting missals in Cuba and he let the Navy handle it.
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Post by FM-USA » Sun Feb 14, 2016 1:32 pm

Overdog wrote: Anyone remember taking vacuum tubes to the hardware store to test them?
YES.
My dad had his own Tube Tester at home. So many early electronic toys we had, we had to have one.
Was in a med-size suitcase, little smaller than a roller skate case. Room for test wires, adapters and extra tubes.
I remember the larger ones warming up. Faint, deep orange glow turning to near bright yellow all the while that ultra high, almost imperceptible squeal. Kinda like what I'm hearing now, called tinnitus, that now never seems to go away. :evil:


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