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LONG35
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8/4/12 12:52 P

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Oh Irene, I do remember that. My Mother was from England, my Grandparents were Taylors - I didn't have anything store bought until I was old enough to work and buy my own.
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Having home made clothes, A shop bought outfit was a special treat

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How about the comptometer, or the Burroughs Bookkeeping Machine, or the Ditto carbon which was used on a Ditto machine. Used Ozalid (orange reproduction carbon), and the first FAX machines, which were used on a vertical spindle.
Talk about older than dirt. We had the first TV set sold in the City of Los Angeles.
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Putting rolls of film into a camera, taking each photo after much deliberation as we had so few shots and waiting a week or more for the film to be developed and prints made.

Long distance telephone calls that had to be booked 24 hours in advance.

Telex machines.

Adding machines with a little button you pressed so they remembered a number you wanted to add several times because there was no multiplication function.

Writing accounts on paper in big ledgers and then a few years later on Kalamazoo pre-sensitised paper - what magic we thought that was!

Edited by: BUBBLYFISH at: 8/3/2012 (05:10)
Angela
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Dorset, England (Summer and Winter)

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Having to grow up and be an adult once I left school, no teen years then.

Irene in Nottinghamshire UK


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Maypole and climbing bars in the school yard (wouldn't be allowed today - might get a skinned knee).

Teacher hugging child who needed it (can't do that now, might be sued).

Holding a child back if the teacher felt it was best for the child (they can't do that any more either).





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school bells

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my mother getting food from ration stamps

Depression is the impression left by fear. Be willing to fight the fear. Conquer it with love.

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Standing in line for so many things during rationing in England

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Classrooms with no air conditioning.
Hudson Hornet



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I love this thread, so many memories.
Frost on the inside of bedroom windows. emoticon

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Pretty much! LOL

How about the man inviting to woman for a date, and he pays?
How about listening to see if the phone is in use before dialing.
How about dressing up in your finest for an airplane ride?

Yep, older than dirt!




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I remember most of the items. Does that make me older than dirt?

Depression is the impression left by fear. Be willing to fight the fear. Conquer it with love.

Nancy Rubio
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Lawrence Welk at Santa Monica Pier (the theatre is gone now - but the pier remains)
Peasant Skirts
Crenolin pettycoats
Pageboy hairdos
Brill Cream (a little dab'l do ya)





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Children's hour on Radio

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Milk delivered to the door in glass bottles.
Washing machines with wringers (no dryers - hang them up)
Party Lines
Electric wires strung along the ceiling line because the house was built before electricity
Outhouses (some were even had 2 seats)

We're really dating ourselves.



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roller skates with keys

Jane from Arkansas

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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
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Ok, so I am old....of course I remember that....and a WHOLE LOT MORE!!!!

How about Green stamps?!

Reading through here....no one mentioned CHURNING YOUR OWN BUTTER!!!!!

Edited by: SUNNYARIZONA at: 7/30/2012 (17:36)
MY NEW saying: (borrowed from Delila)

"If you want to do something, you'll find a way, if you don't, you'll find an excuse."


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When Mothers didn't get 2 mos. off to have a baby.

Chewing tar when the roads were repaved.
Copper Penney Restaurants (part of the IHOP chain)
Learning to drive on a stick shift car in the department store parking lot
because
Nothing was open on Sunday
Telephones with dials




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I remember the Helms Truck--I worked doe the company that bought them out.

Nash ramblers
When fathers didn't get a day off to see their babies born
When fathers weren't allowed in the delivery room

Depression is the impression left by fear. Be willing to fight the fear. Conquer it with love.

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school bell

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Bus conductors,

Irene in Nottinghamshire UK


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45 records
S & H green stamps


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Helms Bakery trucks w/ loooong pull out drawers w/ fresh donuts,

Black Jack gum,
Cracker Jacks w/ a prize other than paper,
cereal send away offers, Lone Ranger ring,

Ice cream trucks w/ Sidewalk Sundaes, push ups & Good Humor bars

Why is all my stuff about eating???

Ralph the Retired
Chino Valley, AZ


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Milk delivered to your front door

Jane from Arkansas

Keep your eyes on the prize!!

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
http://www.startwalkingnow.org/


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Ooh tumbleweed blowing through the centre of Gaborone town square - also dirt!

Handbrake turns on the dirt roads to get round corners - just for fun on the way to work!

Angela
Port Charlotte, Florida (Spring and Fall)
Dorset, England (Summer and Winter)

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain!!
. . . . Vivian Greene


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Dirt roads in small towns.

I live in my own little world, but I like it here.
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Milk bottles with cardboard disk tops and fizzy drinks with black tops that screwed inside the bottle and had a red rubber ring near the top to seal it. You returned the empty bottles for a penny!

Angela
Port Charlotte, Florida (Spring and Fall)
Dorset, England (Summer and Winter)

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain!!
. . . . Vivian Greene


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Ration Books

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Hotpants emoticon

Angela
Port Charlotte, Florida (Spring and Fall)
Dorset, England (Summer and Winter)

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. . . . Vivian Greene


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Elevator operators

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Roll on girdles emoticon

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poodle skirts

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Let's see what we can come up with here...as in do you remember...

glasses or hand towels in boxes of powdered detergent?

roller skates with key?

drive-in theaters?

You get the idea....let's hear from you!!

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