19 cent gasoline ,Cigarettes . 22 a pack, "The Shadow" on radio. Lone Ranger. Party lines on the telephone, needing a operator to make the call. Black outs during WW2. Ice cream soda 10 cents. Cars without turn signals. Sky King, Captain Video, Dick Clark after school dance. No TV!!!!
RC cola and moon pies, Hurricane Camille, the Monkeys (who I think of every time I see the Jonas brothers show on Disney), snickers for a nickel, all of the gas stations were full service, cash registers that didn't tell you how much change to give back, computers that took up whole gym size rooms, the Micky Mouse club, Lassie, Family Affair, Laugh In, and Bonanza.
There has never been nor will there ever be a person who is so broken that the Lord can not make them whole.
I remember... Howdy Doody on tv and Ding Dong School penny candy and nickel Hersey bars 25 cent Saturday matinees transistor radios tvs with tubes phone numbers with prefixes mail before zip codes the new car models- edsels, t-birds and corvettes
Edited by: MAGGIMAY88 at: 2/7/2010 (02:56)
"We're all going to die, but how many of us actually can say we lived?"
Live each day as though it was your last- say "I love you" often and mean it.
I'm old enough to remember most of what's already been listed and I've done a lot of it myself! I was washing clothes in a galvanized tub on a washboard just 30 years ago when I first came to Alaska! *S*
Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much.
I want to be an outrageous old woman, who never gets called an old lady. I want to become leaner and meaner, sharp edged and earth colored, till I just fade away from pure joy!
I remember when TV went off the air after the news each night. I also remember reading an article that said we wouldn't be using cash in the future, that we would use "debit" or cash cards (I also remember thinking "no way!")
Mixed cassette tapes for each new boyfriend. (I was the Tape Mixtress)
Ah, but that was the 70's thru the 90's....not so long ago.
I remember 10 cent Coke in the church Coke machine.
Only AM radio on car trips.
Back door always unlocked (or the key hanging 3 feet away.)
A&W Root Beer stands.
Burger King (my fave!)
Hippies! (I was five when I saw my first butt-crack peeking over someone's jeans. Now it's ubiquitous!)
Real mom and pop places when we were on vacation---no chains. (Well, except for Stuckeys.)
Basically running around the neighborhood like hellions, with our parents not worrying about predators or us getting into any real trouble.
Also, people talked to the people around them---we weren't absorbed in our own worlds of texting/surfing/chatting on phone. People were more likely to chat with strangers, or give a friendly wave while driving.
OMG, now I've gotten curmudgeonly.
Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath. -Michael Caine
Let's see... Blue Chip Stamps Los Angeles Street Cars When color TVs came out (we did't have one) Candy cigaretts (Can you imagine?) Captain Kangaroo 8-Track Tapes Slide-rules Drop Drills (School desks protect you from the bomb) ...I'm getting up there.
From the depth of need and despair, people can work together, can organize themselves to solve their own problems and fill their own needs with dignity and strength.
current weight: 275.6
Fitness Minutes: (128,714)
5,169 1/21/10 7:30 P
I remember paying .55 cents a gallon for gas in high school, when MTV first aired (video killed the radio star), and Father Guido Sarducci. At the age of 16 I remember someone telling me that in the future movies would be on little discs, I laughed!
current weight: 146.0
Fitness Minutes: (21,531)
3,839 1/21/10 7:15 P
when it was legal to ride in the back of the truck, that was the best way to travel in the summer. Soft drinks coming in glass bottles and returning them for change. Being able to ride your bike and roller skating all over the neighborhood. When a family I babysat for bought vcr and thought that was the greatest thing.
I remember walking to a friends house, knocking on the door to see if they can come out to play. Playing outside but having to come in once the street lights began to turn on. Board games, not video games. Riding your bike to the store to spend the dollar you earned for babysitting the night before. Having to heat up your food on top of the stove, but I love my microwave and wouldn't go back to the old way!
current weight: 181.0
Fitness Minutes: (24,882)
1,087 1/21/10 5:40 P
In second grade, our teacher had us make fallout shelter signs (you know, the yellow and black triangles?) with crayons. She had a little tape recorder and would randomly play a warning signal in the class. We all had to take out our signs and "duck and cover" under our desks.