Remember when...

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  1. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    What do you remember about things that were....and have changed today ?

    I will start.....

    Do you remember when....

    Cars didnt have seat belts or AC.

    Scoop of ice cream was 5 cents.

    Kitchen matches would strike on anything.

    Lard was used for cookin.



    Jim
     
  2. Blaze

    Blaze New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I remember gas at .44 cents, I remember taking a knife and cutting the seat belts out ,

    I remember 8 pack soda bottles could be changed in for .80 cents. And brown shopping bags.

    I remember when Kmart was the big bad store and western auto hardware stores were in every town.

    I remember playing in the dirt with my hot wheels outside and not playing a video game.

    Heck I remember my first am/fm radio it was crystal run with a 4 foot antena on a hand held ..

    I remember a happy meal was a bucket of cold fried chicken on a spring evening fishing for catfish.
     

  3. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    I remember when OBAMA wasn't President...

    I remember when the United States was a force to be reckoned with...

    I remember when Fast and Furious was a movie...not a failed DOJ program...

    I remember when you worked hard and made your way in life without government assistance...

    I remember when...!!
     
  4. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Remember when oil cans were cardboard and you had to use a can opener or spout.
    Remember when auto engines had points and condensers and when you lifted the hood you could see the engine instead of hoses and wires.
    Remember tube tvs and transister radios.
    Remember when gumball machines were a penny.
    Remember drive in movies.
    Remember when spankings were correctional actions instead of child abuse.
     
  5. havasu

    havasu In the army now..

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    I remember when hitchhiking was an accepted mode of transportation.
     
  6. Blaze

    Blaze New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I remember when others would pull over to help you if you broke down are a needed help changing a tire.
     
  7. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I remember when...

    A pack of gum was 5 cents.

    People pulled over for a Funeral prcession.

    Mcdonald burgers were 15 cents.



    Jim
     
  8. havasu

    havasu In the army now..

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    I remember when jobs were plentiful.
     
  9. Shep482

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    I remember when my friends and I would play large scale games of "Guns" throughout the neighborhood and no one called the police.

    I remember laying in the back window of the car on a long road trip and no one blinking an eye.

    I remember when we got a VCR and it had a remote with a cord.




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  10. Reagan

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    I remember when most cars didn't have AC....now we can't live without it!
    Late 50's ....junk man, knife sharpener going through neighborhoods with horse drawn wagon!
    The Doctor coming to your house!.....Out comes the needle!!!


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  11. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    I remember "hucksters" driving down the back alley's of the row homes where I lived selling fruit and vegetables from the back of their pickup trucks...

    I remember walking to school in snow...they didn't close the school unless we got a foot...now, it's closed before the first flake hits the ground.

    I remember playing sandlot sports...

    I remember my first beer...

    HELL...I REMEMBER MY FIRST GIRL FRIEND !!
     
  12. havasu

    havasu In the army now..

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    Ah yes. Mine was Debbie **********!
     
  13. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I remember my first girlfriend..Her name was Loosy....I mean..Lucy.

    :waving:


    Jim
     
  14. ScottyShooter

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    Cigarettes out of a machine at .35 cents a pack.

    Full service gas station with gas at .30 cents a gallon.
     
  15. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I remember when playing outside all day was normal and we didn't get bored.
    Buying ammo at 13 was not a problem and no one thought anything about it.
    Playing cops and robbers.
    Board games.
     
  16. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    I remember playing outside and forgetting about lunch.

    I remember trying to role up and smoke big league chew.
     
  17. LT2108

    LT2108 Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    I remember these days too


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  18. J-Will

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    I remember 22LR everywhere for less than lunch would cost..


    Thats all.. I'm too young haha
     
  19. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    I remember climbing trees...

    I remember riding bikes...( still do )

    I remember the nuns swinging haymakers that would knock out Smokin' Joe Frazier...

    I remember warm, soggy P&J sandwiches for lunch in the prison mess hall...ah,er "cafeteria"...

    I remember the priests giving sermons on the mortal sins that would damn me to the eternal fires of hell...

    I remember confession...and standing just close enough to hear what the other sap was saying...so that I would have material !!
     
  20. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I remember my knuckles crackin and bleeding, from shooting marbles everyday on the school playground. hey..no squabbles.

    Peeries,bowlers, and catseyes marbles.


    Jim