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CapninHapnin
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   Posted 9/13/2006 9:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm going to show my age here some........

I can remember when:

What kids wear today was cool the first time around

Mick Jagger was called a punk kid

Star Trek had not started in reruns

Some football players wore Frankenstein helmets

Converse was the only brand of sneakers

Most kids wore buster browns

There were only 4 channels that came in on the TV, and on Labor Day, all showed the Jerry Lewis telethon

Most households had only one TV, and had a TV antenna on the roof

No school in the US had carpeting

You would go to the movies on Saturday, not to see the show, but to be in the air conditioning

You could get china with a tank of gas

Some cars had no seat belts

Every kid rode in the car standing on the drive shaft hump in the back seat

It was cool to have a huge station wagon, then later on, a huge station wagon with electric windows

Everyone's Dad had said, "Quit messing with the button!" Refering to the electric windows in the huge station wagon

You would get swats with a paddle for misbehavior at school

Everyones Dad had served in WW2

Orders from catalogs were sent by US mail



Just a few memories, feel free to contribute some more...



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CounterClockwise
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   Posted 9/13/2006 11:22 AM (GMT -7)   

Nice thread Cap!

I remember when...

Wham bars were bigger ... heck, most things were bigger (bu was that just my size...?).

If you got a phone call and there was a pause before the person at the other end could be heard, it was a heavy breather, not a recording trying to sell you something.

Everyone watched Dallas.

CDs were introduced to us at school as a big invention and we got told you could cover them in jam and they'd still work (one person in my class tried ... I wouldn't recommend it ... but really the teacher was asking for the new equipment to be damaged...).

Rosie x

 


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lazy
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   Posted 9/13/2006 3:19 PM (GMT -7)   

Cool...

I remember when I walked 2 miles to school.

I remember when my school didn't have air conditioning (in Florida)

I remember when my dad bought a Pontiac with push button gears

I remember when my mother wore clothes with LARGE polka dots on them

I remember going on vacation in the family car and there were no radio stations for miles and miles and miles...


Djonma
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   Posted 9/13/2006 3:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I remember when Oasis were THE best thing EVER!! (I grew up near Manchester)

I remember when a child getting suspended at school was a horrifying thing, and expelled didn't happen, cos kids didn't do stuff to get expelled

I remember when seatbelts in the back of cars became a legal requirement

I remember when Maggie gave way to John Major and the country breathed a sigh of relief

I remember when we got a cool camel t-shirt from troops in Iraq from the first gulf war cos my sister wrote to them

I remember when one of our teachers wrote on the whiteboard in reception in school that Take That had broken up, and I laughed cos I thought they were terrible, and most girls were crying!

I remember when I lived so far from my senior school that the second it started snowing at school I was one of the few students allowed to go straight home, because if I didn't, it was highly likely I'd never get there

I remember when I was on crutches one year and we had really bad blizzards and one of the DREADED teachers gave me a lift home... and then half carried me to my front door because the crutches wouldn't grip on the snow

I remember when that same teacher told my best friend that 'life's a bucket of crap'

I remember when crushes on teachers were all innocent things, not the stupid abuse charges they end up being if a teacher doesn't respond nowadays

I remember my Mum's obsession with Lada cars, and how we had to push them to make them start every morning!

I remember coming down VERY steep hills in those ladas in winter in the tiny village I went to junior school in, and crashing into walls at the bottom because the roads were snowy and icy!

I remember it all being very fun! (The Lada is a Russian car... it's used to snow and ice... and built like a TANK!)

I remember when 4x4's were used only by farmers

I remember when climbing trees and rolling down hills was great fun, not the terrifyingly daunting prospect it is now!

I remember when I won my first medal swimming - I was about 6, and was in a competition to swim backstroke, and they needed someone to swim butterfly which I had never done before. I came third... out of 3 people! Everyone was cheering me on, it was so funny!
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wmnak
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   Posted 9/13/2006 7:30 PM (GMT -7)   
i remember starter peddels on all cars.
 
i remember when "standarrd transmission" meant three speed manual transmission
 
i remember when the ford thunderbird was a sports car.
 
i remember the penny post card.
 
i remember when "ghost riders in the sky" made the mainstream from country
 
i remember when "depression" was virtually the only mental health diagnosis
 
i remember cars that were started with a crank
 
i remember cars without radios
 
i remember vacuum windshield wipers (befoe electric ones)
 
i remember 10 cent a gallon gas (petrol, rosie and dj)
 
i remember the model a ford (my dad owned one)  yes, it was black :-)
 
i coulld go on but i'm older than you and i worked at my father's service station starting when i was about 6.
 
warren

Post Edited (wmnak) : 9/13/2006 8:33:30 PM (GMT-6)


wmnak
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   Posted 9/16/2006 4:21 PM (GMT -7)   
LOOK, PEOPLE!
 
my post was about ME and my memories.  you are SUPPOSED to read my post and say. "MEGAWD he's an old fa**."
 
then you're supposed to make your post and i'm supposed to say, "MEGAWD they're SO young!"
 
SEE???
 
so, now, let's get on with it!
 
NEXT?
 
warren tongue

CounterClockwise
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   Posted 9/16/2006 5:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh megawd Warren, you're so old!!!!!!!! Tee hee.

I remember when smoke alarms were new-fangled.

I remember when the coolest album to have was "Now 9".

I remember when happiness was a cigar called Hamlet (!).

I remember when help getting to sleep was my mum wrapping me up in my duvet like a mermaid.

I remember when trouble in the Middle East was the Iran-Iraq War.

I remember when my favourite toy wasn't scary to every other child (a clown doll -- all changed with Stepen King's "It" and "Poltergeist"...!)

I remember when I ised to make fish fingers (from scratch) with my Nanna -- and it was the *best* thing.

I remember when there was a wolf that lived between my cupboard and the wall ... until Mum and Dad gave up and got me fitted furniture and it moved on... .

Rosie x
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A.F.MomDiane
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   Posted 9/16/2006 7:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I remember when I could remember most things I was told!

I can remember when Middle school was Jr. High.

I remember when "Bewitched" was special because it was "in color", I remember wondering what they meant by that. We only had a B/W TV.

I remember walking 2 miles most every summer day in the morning with a group of 8 neighborhood kids to the public pool and then walking home after dark.

I remember waiting for the milkman to come to our door!

I remember when "aids" was a diet aid.

wmnak
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   Posted 9/17/2006 12:24 PM (GMT -7)   
do i get another turn?
 
i remember watching gunsmoke (with James Arness) in b&w
 
i remember howdey doodie and the mousketeers
 
i remember smke-out movies - er - drive-in theaters
 
i remember dreaming some day of perhaps earning $10K/yr - it would solve all of my money problems.
 
i remember the day Kennedy was shot (i was a senior in hs)
 
MORE PEOPLE!!
 
warren

NiteScribe
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   Posted 9/17/2006 8:29 PM (GMT -7)   
AWwww Warren,

If all the above is true, you must remember when blackboards were black.

And, when all telephones were black.

And, when no telephone had a dial.

And, when records were 78rpm

And, wire recorders -- remember them.

And, I remember meeting JFK

I remember the day Kennedy was shot (I was a freshman in college)

Do I get a turn at being the "oldest fa*rt"....lol

-Norm

wmnak
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   Posted 9/18/2006 7:08 AM (GMT -7)   
yes, norm, you beat me by a year! :-)    maybe together we can teach these whippersnappers (sp) a thing or three.
 
yes, i remember all of these things.  some fondly, others not.  how did you meet jfk?  and i still think that there is no worse sound than fingernails over a slate blackboard.  you youngsters have no idea <warren shivers at the memory>.
 
78 records ruled for years.  was it ww ii when they came out?  slightly before my time, but not by much.  and then there were 45s (i have a collection of 78s and 45s - daughter isn't interested).  and of course 33 1/3 lps for concerts and the like (something like discs today).  my first 33 1/3 was 101 strings malaguana (sp) followed by  the kingston trio.  what memories!  i almost wore those albums out!
 
thanks for the memories, norm.  and it's nice to have another guy around.  all these girl cuties! :-)
warren
 
 

CapninHapnin
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   Posted 9/18/2006 11:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Just for clarfication, I'm a guy too. I looking at my posts to try to make them more masculine.....

You guys aren't too far ahead of me.

But I was too young to remember the day JFK was shot.

But....

I remember watching KoKo the Clown cartoons.

I remember when GI Joes came out

I remember is was ok to have a bb gun at 5 yrs old

I remember the Tet Offensive.

I remember when everyone would watch Sing along with Mitch.

I remember when the first Wal-mart came to town and it had no racks, just tables with stuff scattered on them.

I remember Montgomery Wards was the coolest store around, and Pop would takes us on the 200 mi round trip to there each Christmas

I remember cars that had a real spare tires.

I remember when you had to have a church key to open a pop can.

I remember there was no such thing as unbreakable plastic.

I remember watching the first Super Bowl.

I remember watching the game of the century (OU-Nebraska)

I remember the first year I played football, the school only had 14 sets of shoulder pads and helmets so we had to switch off. Thank goodness there was no delay of game clock.

I remember the day Little League baseball came to town, and Pop and some of the other dads built a backstop out of chicken wire and cattle panels.

I remember the day my Pop died. That was the day my childhood ended.

No more for right now.

Cap
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CounterClockwise
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   Posted 9/18/2006 2:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey there -- I'm happy to be a "girl cutie"! -- Don't get to fall into the cutie category to often these days! tongue
 
I remember when penny sweets really did cost a penny.
I remember Dogtanian and the Three Muskahounds!
I remember when the best game in the world was "echoes". (This involves standing in your garage and shouting something ... and then hearing the echo... . I remember we made our own fun back then! tongue )
 
Rosie x
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wmnak
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   Posted 9/18/2006 10:38 PM (GMT -7)   
cap, sorry.  i didn't mean to leave you out of this male minority of ours here in bp.  :-)
 
you reminded me:
 
i remember when a nickel bag cost $5.  (not that i indulged then or now). nono
 
i remember when pat boon sang pop.
 
i remember a white sport coat and a pink carnation
 
i remember sock hops.
 
warren

2tall
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   Posted 10/3/2006 3:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I remember Clackers, when they were made of glass
 
I still have 33's and 45's....and 8-track (and 8 track player.....) 
 
I remember my mom wearing a Muu Muu
 
I remember blow up furniture: living room furniture
 
Metal skates
 
having the neighbors discipline you if needed
 
beeing gone from sun up to sun down
 
I TOO remember when a nickel bag was $5.00.  Yes I did it then (and I inhaled shhhhh)
 
I remember no seat belts and having my little sister in a "child (safety) seat" than hung over the back of the seat.
 
my mom and dad had a VW Beetle.  It had big bandaids all over it that said OUCH
 
My parents were both Barber Shop Quartet singers and I thought they were the hottest thing around!
 
I remember going on camping trips and us kids would take off for hours in some place we were unfamiliar with and no one thought to worry. 
 
Baby Asprin and Doc Spoc
 
I am brain dead now....(must have been that pot! scool ) that is all I can think of at the moment....

MAN, Warren you is old baby!

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   Posted 10/3/2006 3:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I remember lying in the back window of the Station Wagon looking up at the stars as we drove....
 
Evil Kenevils BIG JUMP!
 
Getting into bars BEFORE you turned of age.  If you got caught you just got taken home.
 
you had to use your imagination with toys....we did not look to see what they did.!?!?
 
You're still old!
You are even older now baby~! LMAO
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tangerine bear
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   Posted 10/4/2006 6:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Hurray! I fianally found a forum where I'm not the oldest!!!!!!!! tongue
 
I remember cars with fins... the bigger the cooler.
 
I remember my mother insisting that we have a PINK Chrysler (I'm a female so I thought that was wonderful!)
 
I remember going on our vacation each year in the car, listening to the AM station all the way, until the static started. Then we would sing songs, because there was no such thing as tape/cd players.
 
I remember drive-in hamburger stands that weren't called "Sonic", and kids would hang out there.
 
I remember when the guys in school that wore white t-shirts with a pack of cigs in the sleeve were called "hoods".
 
I remember when there were "smoking areas" in public high schools. (You were supposed to have a note from mom saying you were allowed to...but nobody ever checked!)
 
I remember pep-rallies in the un-airconditioned gym, and everyone feeling like they were going to melt!!
 
I remember when I was in elementary school (the same school my granddaughter goes to now as a matter of fact) when there was no such thing as air conditioning (in Texas). Dresses with petticoats were the fashion at the time... talk about HOT.... and the only way to cool off was to stand in front of the box fan for a few minutes before class started.
 
I remember the day JFK was shot... I was at recess, and the announcement came over the loud speaker, so we heard it outside... I remember going from running, playing and laughing, to crying hysterically. I remember that JFK had been to my city just the day before, and we had seen it on the news that night. I remember watching the little black and white TV in horror while Lee Harvey Oswald was shot on TV.
 
I remember watching the first space flight (and all subsequent ones) on a portable TV at school that was brought into the classroom.
 
I remember when everyone wanted a bomb shelter more than a trip to Europe.
 
I remember when we had "civil defense drills" in addition to fire drills, where we had to hide under our desks.
 
I remember when the PTA sold rations for your "bomb shelter" as a fund raiser...we still have a few.
 
I remember when it was safe to play outside all day in the summer, and I remember when it wasn't anymore.
 
I remember when a little boy was who was in my class was abducted by a bad man, and nobody said what happened to him but it was "something bad"... he was held back a year, but in those days child predators didn't actually murder their victims.
 
I remember when TV stations ran commercials about "fallout".
 
I remember when the Beatles were on Ed Sullivan.
 
I remember a lot more than this but this post is getting ridiculously long already....
 
Bear
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Post Edited (tangerine bear) : 10/4/2006 1:58:31 PM (GMT-6)


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   Posted 10/4/2006 12:42 PM (GMT -7)   

Hellooooo Bear :-) Lovely to see you over here -- and great post!! I love this thread too, and am *so* pleased that you took it over to a-p!! yeah yeah CapninHapnin had a real genius moment with this one!! yeah yeah Yes, Norm and Warren love being the "old fa**s" amongst the rest of us whipper-snappers! lol And we love them for it!! yeah

I remember when a Mars a day helped you work, rest and play!

I remember when an apple a day kept the doctor away.

So what have I been doing wrong?! -- Neither of these "meds" has helped! tongue And I went through a phase of being addicted to Granny Smiths apples and eating about *5* a day -- and I still got flu! tongue tongue

Rosie x


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People are not like fish: they do not work well battered.

When I'm not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded...

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tangerine bear
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   Posted 10/4/2006 1:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Rosie,

I jumped into this forum by accident!!! A nice accident, I might add. I don't have b/p, although I have asked my therapist many times if I do... Looks like you have a great bunch of people here! Nice to meet you all, I will stop by more often.

((((Hugs)))) to all,

Bear
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wmnak
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   Posted 10/5/2006 5:13 PM (GMT -7)   
bear (and all)
 
thank you for bringing back those wonderful memories!  ah, nostalia!
 
by the way i live in tx, too - deep south tx.  we're in al right now - deep south tx summers are killers, with a week or more above 100 degrees!  cooler where you are.
 
norm, help me here.  i remember the launch of sputnik in 1957 and watching walter cronkite announce the launch with his famous lift of the eyebrow.  he got an honorary phd from the university of missouri when i got my ma.  that was 1970.
 
see, i am an old fa*t.  and mark twain spelled it fhart in his short story about queen elizabath i and sir walter riley.  (at one point in my undergraduate days i was an english major and fell in love with mark twain).  fancied myself a latter day twain.  bp does that to you.
 
warren

LOST MOM
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   Posted 10/6/2006 10:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I JUST FOUND YOU GUYS AND GALS IT MADE ME LAUGH

THANKS
IT BEEN A WHILE


NEW TO SIGH

LM

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   Posted 10/6/2006 11:38 AM (GMT -7)   
I remember seeing the Beatles live in Phila. when I was 11.
I remember going to the drivein with my parents in my p.j.s so when we got home they could put me right to bed.
I remember playing 45's over and over.
I remember wanting go-go boots.
I remember the patty duke pageboy flip hairdo.
I remember white gloves and picture hats with my Easter outfits.
I remember brownie cameras.
I remember when a two piece swimsuit was a big deal.
I remember when dental floss wasn't thong underwear.
I remember the first barbie, her friend midge, and her little sister skipper.
I remember I used to be able to remember more!!!

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   Posted 10/6/2006 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   
So glad Lost Mom and Sue have joined this thread. -- Yes, it's good to have a chuckle -- especially when things are tough -- reminds us that there are still things to chuckle about out there (and there always *are*!).

I remember watching Heidi in Germany -- dubbed into German and with English subtitles, which was fairly peculiar! :)
I too remember Barbie and her lil sister Skipper (though I'd forgotten about Skipper till you mentioned her Sue!).
I remember the roundabout at the playground near where I lived and how we'd always run it round as fast as possible -- and the intention was always to make ourselves almost be sick and fall over a lot when we got off!
I remember Dad's 70s shirts -- heck, doesn't take much: he still wears a lot of them! lol
I remember car journeys without tapes or cds -- just 4 kids driving mum and dad mad by singing till we lost our voices (so ultimately they did get some rest from us!)

Rosie x
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People are not like fish: they do not work well battered.

When I'm not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded...

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wmnak
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   Posted 10/6/2006 4:51 PM (GMT -7)   
we were loading bookcases today and found the pictures from when we lived in germany and the uk.  and from when my mom and dad visited us.  they're both dead now.  sad
 
just personal memories.  my personal nostalgia for days long ago and places far away.
 
warren

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   Posted 11/6/2006 2:57 AM (GMT -7)   
More memories guys!! -- Bump!
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When I'm not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded...

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