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6/19/12 8:18 P

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Penny candy out of big, glass jars!!

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6/19/12 8:13 P

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Anyone remember the old Flash Gordon series, starring Buster Crabb of Tarzan fame. His rocket ship would fly through space and instead of trailing smoke directly behind the ship In a straight line, it would rise straight up like a burning cigar. Some how it defied the laws of no gravity. in space. But it was still fun. I looked at that show much like some of you youngins did when you got your first computer. lol

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Queen Elizabeth's Coronation.

Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not. Proverbs 4:5


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6/19/12 4:16 P

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I remember when girl scout cookies were 50 cents a box.

You make the world a better place by making yourself a better person.
Scott Sorrell
But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. Romans 8:25 NIV

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6/19/12 3:37 P

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Black and white televisions. And test patterns!

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6/19/12 1:19 P

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You could smoke anywhere for that matter! Well, maybe not inside schools, but my high school actually built a smoking shelter for kids so they wouldn't have to smoke in the rain!



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I remember when you could actually smoke on airplanes (international flights anyway) and each arm rest had a little built-in ashtray.



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Yes, I remember green stamps! But darned if I can remember what my parents ever got with them!

I remember getting cartoon glasses from the gas station with a fill-up!



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Does anyone remember Green Stamps and all the neat things you could buy? Ummm, really dated myself w/the 'neat' there didn't I?



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Haha! E-N-C-Y-C-L-O-P-E-D-I-A.....I learned how to spell that from Jiminy Cricket on the Mickey Mouse Club.



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6/19/12 12:55 P

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Party line phones - not the Party Line 900 numbers of today- but where several people were all on the same junction. Sometimes you couldn't use your phone all day. 72 rpm records and 8 track tapes.



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the milk man delivering to my home.



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Atari,, before any toher technology was even thought of,, just some pong,,,

"Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?"


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...when I used to have full energy after a short night's sleep--those days are gone, baby!

"Rather train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come" (1Timothy�4:7-8)

"Jesus answered, 'The most important [commandment] is, 'Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength'" (Mark 12:29-30).


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6/19/12 8:35 A

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when you dialed a phone.



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6/19/12 8:07 A

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When going downtown was an occasion, when ladies wore gloves and hats to church and other "dress up" occasions

"Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other."
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6/18/12 5:21 P

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penny candy

I CAN DO THIS
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6/18/12 5:17 P

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Loved all your replies... yes I remember all those.

My personal memory was meeting my serviceman Dad at the train station as he transfered from one train to another to head off to a different base. My Mom went all out to dress me up.



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I remember when dial phone service came to our town, and I remember the number we had before it. If you wanted to talk to my folks (we weren't allowed to use the phone!) you picked up your phone and told "Sarah" or whoever to connect you to 651R. We still have the number we were assigned when dial service was installed, and twice last year I got calls from people that remembered it from way back then and called it on the off chance that it was still me...and it was! Amazing!!

In this age of information;
IGNORANCE IS A CHOICE!!


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When there were no security checks in airports (or courthouses)

"'Enough' is a feast. Buddhist proverb


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How about the

"Try it you'll like it. So I tried it, Thought I was gonna die."

Commercial?



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6/16/12 4:51 P

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when cigarettes were 50 cents a pack!

What you put in your mouth in private shows in public!!

It doesn't matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop. Don't quit!!

Weight gain doesn't happen overnight - Neither does weight loss!

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."


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6/16/12 4:44 P

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"I can't believe I ate the whole thing" commercials!

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6/16/12 3:24 P

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I remember when my dad would pull up into the gas station, roll down his window, and tell the attendant to filler up with regular. Then the attendant would wash all our windows while the gas was being pumped. :)

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6/16/12 2:35 P

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I remember when the first Barbie Doll came out -- I bought one from my alowance (my mom didn't believe in dolls, too frivolous)



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rotary dial phones



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6/16/12 2:31 P

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ahh the Mouseketeers -- the ORIGINAL one... sexy (for those days) Annette Funnicello, and So Cute Bobby and darling, little Cubby

WOW I feel not-so-young now! LOL



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6/16/12 12:23 P

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One of our Mom & Pop stores had a box shaped metal pop machine. I loved to put my nickel in and slide the pop bottle down the metal slot and then have to open it on the side of the machine. No twist offs back then.



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6/16/12 11:47 A

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Anyone remember those old pop cases at the gas stations where you reached in and got your bottle from some icy water?



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6/16/12 2:40 A

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bell bottom polyester pants

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6/16/12 1:41 A

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pop rocks

Nothing changes until you make a decision.


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6/16/12 1:18 A

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Black and white tv

Go For It - U Can Do It!



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I remember a cartoon, I think it was in b+w even, where the crime fighting hero was a robot. The robot had to huff these special cigarettes to power up.
Can you imagine?
Talk about propaganda or a 1/2 hour commercial.
I think it was called "8th Man."

In this age of information;
IGNORANCE IS A CHOICE!!


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6/15/12 7:21 P

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This is just TOO MUCH fun. As to gas pumps, I remember when you had to fill the resevoir on top of the pump and then let that much gas drain into your tank using gravity.

And that Oleo, boy do i remember that. My grandma had a boarding house and every time i went to her place, it was my job to mix a huge batch. It was not a job I liked all that much but she fed on average 25 residents three meals a day.

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6/15/12 6:49 P

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I remember when gasoline pumps had to be refitted to show the dollar digit. There was shock that gas could ever cost more than 99 cents per gallon.

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
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6/15/12 6:48 P

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OK. How many of you old timers remember this. When you bought oleo, you had to mix it. It looked like Crisco and you then added a little capsule of food coloring and mixed it thoroughly to mimic real butter. The dairy industry able to require that. While we are in the same time period, How many remember when the first foil came out, remember it was right after the WWll and there was a tremendous stockpile of materials. Lead foil was the first foil that I remember. It was quite heavy. The tooth paste tubes also were made from lead. and who remembers Ipana toothpaste. Shortly after the war we got our second tv, It was a 10 inch screen. Like a hand held book reader. There was an unwritten law that you had to sit one foot from the tv for each inch of tv.



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6/15/12 5:22 P

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Sure, I remember Brylcreem - at least the commercials!

And I remember Fizzies. Back in my day, Neapolitan ice cream was considered almost exotic, and Bonnaroo Buzz was but a glimmer in Ben & Jerry's boyish eyes...

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6/15/12 4:35 P

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trading in soda pop bottles for nickles


No one can make you feel inferior without your permission. -Eleanor Roosevelt



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6/15/12 3:49 P

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when a bottle of soda cost 5 cents!

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light brights, slinkies, romper stompers, and playing outside with my friends-- mother may I?, red light green light, ghost in the graveyard, and good old fashioned bike riding.

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I used to love Fizzies!

You can still buy them at a place in Seattle called Archie McPhee's.



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Ah, do I remember?
Fury
Circus Boy
Buster Brown
Howdy Doody
Sheena
Hopalong Cassidy
Gene Autry
Roy Rogers and that wonderfully tasty (???) drink invention Fizzies!


One slept and dreamed of becoming;
another stayed awake and became.
Chinese proverb


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Yeah, I vaguely remember the Anacin commercial! There used to be Exedrin headache #.....ads too!

Plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh what a relief it is!

Remember Brill Cream? A lot of men used to put that slick shiny stuff in their hair!




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Remember this one???

"Anacin" ......... The hammer, sickle, and the anvil. One was a lightening bolt, one was a hammer and anvil. The commercial ran consistently for several years, like the way they do now. That was the first of the monotonous commercials. The commercial featured Joseph Cotton, of Hollywood fame.



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No TV station in my town.Didnt see TV till I went to college in 1953

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$0.25 per gallon gasoline!!!!!!!! emoticon



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Someone mentioned the Flintstones (one of my favorites!). Some others:

Wally Gator
Top Cat
Beanie and Cecil
Richochet Rabbit
Yogi Bear and Boo boo
Huckleberry Hound

and the ultimates:

Rocky and Bullwinkle
Looney Tunes



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Make your own cowboys/Indians/horses/army man molds for KIDS to melt PLASTIC into!

gizmodo.com/5156211/vac+u+form-mold-making
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r-moms


www.gaugepods.com/vacuform/ads.htm

My brother had this (and the scars to prove itemoticon)!

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You are worth it!


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chocolate cigarettes



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Old jingles:

Put a tiger in your tank
You can trust your car to the man who wears the star
Stop on a dime
Speecy, spicy meatball!
See the USA in your Chevrolet
A little dab'll do ya



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