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Saturday, April 29, 2017

I can actually remember black and white TV. emoticon

And the cabinet was way bigger than the screen.

You had to actually get up and change all three stations. emoticon

What do you remember...? emoticon emoticon
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  • GORDON66
    Going to Cubs games on Friday and getting in for free. It was Ladies Day.


    1122 days ago
  • LOSER05
    you said it just right! phone booths next to the side walks too.
    1122 days ago
    Reading Janet552's comment I recall the local milkman used a horse to pull the milk van. The horse would knew where to stop as the milkman dropped off the milk to each house. Thanks. I hadn't thought of this for years!
    1123 days ago
  • WALNUTT1961
    We couldn't wait for it to snow so we could go sledding down the street by our house, playing baseball in the street, party line on the phone, talking on the CB, black & white TV, watching American Band Stand, playing 45 records, collecting pop bottles to get in the movie for free, also going to the drive in.
    Great memories with the neighborhood kids and my siblings!

    PS Using the outhouse at our country church and at great grandma's house.

    1123 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/29/2017 11:12:37 PM
    Living in CT as a young child and building snow forts in the winter that would last for weeks!!

    Father in Navy, and he would do the monthly grocery shopping at the commissary. He'd buy milk in paper half gallons, 6 to a box. We had a freezer in the garage that we'd keep the milk in. Have to remember to take a carton out before going to bed, AND because the milk solids would freeze at a different temp than the liquids, the milk would separate. Easy solution, you shake the carton before you pour the milk! I STILL shake my milk today!!

    Living in VA, being in 5th-6th grade and in the summers playing shadow tag and flashlight war until 9 or 10 at night. All of our parents knew each other and knew where we were and that we were doing what we said we were doing - playing!!
    1123 days ago
    Having to run to the outside biffy to go to the bathroom. And using peach papers or catalogs for TP.
    1123 days ago
    Party lines - had to wait for the neighbor to get off the phone before YOU could use it!
    1123 days ago
    Video Ping Pong game
    1123 days ago
    Vhs players cassette tapes, no matter how long they were left out they still played better than the cds today. One scratch and it's over!!
    1123 days ago
    Wearing hats and gloves to church.
    1123 days ago
    Oh, and having to wait for the phone dial to stop moving so you can dail the next number of the phone number you are calling
    1123 days ago
    Getting wrapped up in the awesome new extra long phone cord. Haha
    1123 days ago
    i loved that you had to go all the way around the dial again to get to that 2 or 3 stations :)
    1123 days ago
    Had to go to the theater to see a movie.

    Drive in movies (guess there may be a few of those still around)

    Party lines on the phone

    Hard wired land-line telephones that only came in black! Rotary dial



    transistor radios

    Listening to "soaps" on the family radio (and looking @ it like it was a TV!)
    1123 days ago
  • MRSB1930
    Listening to records on my friend's portable turntable that closed up like a little suitcase. And putting the little plastic thing in the center hole of my 45s so that they fit on the turntable.
    1123 days ago
    Pay phones
    1123 days ago
  • JANET552
    I can remember home milk delivery.

    (I had a portable black and white TV in the 70s and didn't have a color tv till I got married in 1981). Thanks for sending me down memory lane!!
    1123 days ago
    I remember walking about 3 miles to get to school everday .and black and white tv.
    1123 days ago
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