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Post by NVSB4 » Mon May 11, 2015 12:55 pm



Kactus59 wrote:I remember every one of them. I could probably add a few more nostalgic entries as well.
I remember all of them as well and a lot more that were left off.
- phones with dials (remember how long it took to get back from 0?)
- card catalogs at the library
- typewriters with carbon paper
- cooties
- banana seats
- cards in your bicycle spokes
- bulbs brighter than headlights mounted to video cameras


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Post by roadwanderer2 » Mon May 11, 2015 1:59 pm

don't forget about black and white television, crew hair cuts, corduroy pants, buster brown, keds, pf flier's, tom Mcans, here's one you might not remember, Robert Hall clothiers, how about typewriters with ribbons :o, Bradlees, sears and roebucks, Spiegel catalogs, radio flier wagons, 1,2,3, and 5 speed bicycles with coaster brakes, and that's about all i can remember right now. im sure i'll think of some more later.

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Post by Honda Hobo » Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:28 am

I remember them all,,,, never did like Black Jack Chewing Gum. I did like the nickle cokes and 17 cent/gal gas when I was 13 and riding my first motorcycle. A quarter got me a gallon of gas, a coke and had a couple pennies left for the gum machine.

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Post by redial » Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:21 am

I can remember 17 cents for a litre of fuel! (That is about one quarter of a gallon - no wonder Americans are typified by gas guzzling behemoths). Currently, our fuel is $1.46 per litre, so that puts it further into perspective.

I remember going to work at 2300 hrs in my Volkswagen Beetle, and running out of fuel about 8 metres (about 25 feet) from an after hours bowser. I had one of my army boots, and 20cents of fuel filled it up, tipped it into the tank, and away I went.

The job I was doing was as a telegraphist, a skill that has since been well and truly overtaken by technology, even to the extent that Morse Code is no longer used. We used to think that a good international circuit was when we could transmit at around 66 words per minute, without interruptions. Just compare it to how long this message takes to arrive.
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Post by NVSB4 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:01 pm

I remember in the late 60's having "gas wars" by opposing stations.
A US gallon of gas would easily be $0.25 and remember paying $0.10 at least once.
It was a big break for a kid making $1.10/hour in wages. :D
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Post by WingAdmin » Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:26 am

NVSB4 wrote:I remember in the late 60's having "gas wars" by opposing stations.
A US gallon of gas would easily be $0.25 and remember paying $0.10 at least once.
It was a big break for a kid making $1.10/hour in wages. :D
I remember the same thing happening in the 80's - it got so ridiculous that there were stations giving it away for free, and I remember once even when a station was paying YOU to take their gas. Of course, there would be lines of cars miles long waiting to get gas, and police would eventually call an end to it to fix the snarled traffic.

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Post by crock4 » Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:05 pm

I got 24 so I guess I'm older than dirt too. I also remember the first "filtered cigarettes ". I used to smoke Raleigh, and they had a coupon on every pack that you could redeem for merchandise. We used to joke about saving up for an iron lung. I was about 13 then, and at that time most everyone smoked. I feel fortunate to have quit that addiction, and still be here at 68, and able to continue riding our Goldwing. 8-)
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Post by petesgoldwing » Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:25 pm

Life was much more easy back then, how bout.

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Post by Sam I am » Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:45 pm

some of you are so old ,when you were born the dead sea was still sick :lol: :lol: :lol:
Too many toys not enough time... :)

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Post by AZgl1800 » Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:19 pm

Oh dern it, I kept looking for one I did not know.....

guess the dirt is piling up on me... I knew every one of them....
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Post by roadwanderer2 » Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:09 pm

Sam I am wrote:some of you are so old ,when you were born the dead sea was still sick :lol: :lol: :lol:

that's as old as the hills on my grandmother's chest and she's been dead for 35 years lol.

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Post by petesgoldwing » Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:56 am

:) :) THAT IS A REAL GOOD ONE,TRULY SPOKEN. :lol: :lol: :lol: ;)

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Post by roadwanderer2 » Sat Jul 11, 2015 11:31 am

thank you thank you.

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Post by CMReynolds1 » Sat Jul 11, 2015 1:30 pm

Just read your old post. That is quite an awesome history Stuart. Something to be proud of, your grandparents and such. I was thinking back about mine and they went from horse drawn buggies to seeing a man walk on the moon. That just stuns me! Take care friend.
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Post by roadwanderer2 » Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:18 pm

my grandparents were born in the late 1800's, came to this country in 1900, married for 72 years before my grandmother died. both of them lived to be 94 and 92 years old.

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Post by Co-PilotK » Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:44 pm

I got 13! I'm kind of glad I didn't know them all!lol - S&H green stamps! Now there's a memory!

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Post by roadwanderer2 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:41 am

i can remember as far back as when gas was 19 9/10 a gallon and gas stations were giving away table flatware and drinking glasses and other "promotional" things. Exxon, (Esso as it used to be called) as i recall was giving away little tiger tails that you could strap to your gas cap and have hanging out of your fuel filler door, "put a tiger in your tank" was their "sales pitch", and Sinclair,(which turned into City Service), was giving away little dinosaur stuffed animals with every fill up.

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Post by FM-USA » Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:06 am

seelyark1 wrote:Memory is one of the first things to go. :lol: :lol: Just wait, it will get worse :) .
WORSE?
You mean like,...
When you remember to flush but forget to wipe? :o

CAN it get worse'er'er'er?

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Post by roadwanderer2 » Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:41 am

FM-USA wrote:
seelyark1 wrote:Memory is one of the first things to go. :lol: :lol: Just wait, it will get worse :) .
WORSE?
You mean like,...
When you remember to flush but forget to wipe? :o

CAN it get worse'er'er'er?

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OMG, TMI :lol:.

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Post by wevans422 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:19 am

Not only do I remember all of these, but when I was a teenager, we had to moove because of a reservoir being built. The treeless yard I once mowed is now a thickly wooded hillside with 24 inch thick trunks on the trees and the slab where our house stood has a five foot mound of dirt composed of decayed leaves from those trees. So I can truly say I am older than the trees and also older than dirt.

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Post by roadwanderer2 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:41 am

wevans422 wrote:Not only do I remember all of these, but when I was a teenager, we had to moove because of a reservoir being built. The treeless yard I once mowed is now a thickly wooded hillside with 24 inch thick trunks on the trees and the slab where our house stood has a five foot mound of dirt composed of decayed leaves from those trees. So I can truly say I am older than the trees and also older than dirt.

LOL.

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Post by RFW&LMW » Mon Nov 16, 2015 5:37 am

I easily passed older than dirt quiz, 40 years old with 30 years of experience. I guess that makes me 70 years young. I can remember when us kids actually played outdoors in the dirt.

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Post by FM-USA » Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:41 am

RFW&LMW wrote:I easily passed older than dirt quiz, 40 years old with 30 years of experience. I guess that makes me 70 years young. I can remember when us kids actually played outdoors in the dirt.

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Post by DD1957 » Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:48 am

I remember HO cars and bulsawood airplanes with wind up propellers that used rubber bands

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Post by RFW&LMW » Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:10 pm

Every proud Canuck should know Green Stamps from Loblaws & Butch Wax for guys with a brush cut or crew cut.

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