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pre decimal money!!!

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We had to carry our books home on our arms because we didn't have book bags then. Oh, how I remember my arms aching! If we were lucky, maybe a boy would offer to carry them for you.



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metal cartoon lunchboxes and matching thermos bottles



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metal ice trays and tv dinners



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running barefoot on gravel.

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soul train and andy griffin



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The Welcome Wagon that came with gifts for neighborhood newcomers.

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6/29/12 10:41 A

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I remember Drive-Ins, 25 cents bought chips AND a soda and The Moon Landing!!!



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not a boomer, but I remember ice cream cones for a nickel, carrying a dime for the phone, S&W stamps at the grocery store that we had to save for Gramma....and it had a lunch counter where once in a blue moon we got to have something. Being the remote control on the TV for my Father, getting yelled at for "turning the knob too fast.....did I want to break it", only having 3 TV station; 2 that came in clear. Square dancing & hula hoop contests in gym class. My parents first house cost less than my first basic, no frills Mommy van. And we actually had a party line when we lived in the country (that's for the phone for those of you who are too young)!!!!

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For my 12th birthday I got the first Beatle Album and went to see War Wagon at the theater, the ticket was 75 cents.



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Black and white movie matinees on Saturday afternoons in Australia. Superman! The Iron Claw!

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Black Jack, Beemans, Teaberry and Clove gum, candy buttons and candy necklaces

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Can't remember now!



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I remember flashlight tag and kick the can.
We all went home around 10 when a neighborhood mom turned on her boat siren.




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Hot pants - basically shorts that were made like overalls.

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Gidget movies and Jimmy Dean when he was a singer before he started the sausage company

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"where's the beef?!"

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when President John F. Kennedy was shot

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!

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man landing on the moon... Jimi Hendrix...

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gas was 25c a gallon in the early 70s


Be anxious for nothing, but in prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your request be known to God Philippian 4:6


The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Franklin D. Roosevelt


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45's

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When gas was $.87 a gallon. I asked my mother if that was expensive and she said "Yes, waaay too much!"


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When you only got 1 present for Christmas. A book, or underpants.

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


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Olly, olly oxen free



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6/27/12 2:12 P

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Your Hit Parade, with Snooky Lanson and Gezill McKensie. They sang Shrimp Boats Are a Commin for nearly a full year. A good 50 weeks. With only a slight change in scenery. Drove people "nuts" Tenn. Waltz was another one. I loved the show but those same songs. You may just as well have been watching reruns. 10:30 pm Friday or Sat nights.

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The Howdy Dowdy Show (on black & white TV).

If you haven't failed, you haven't lived !

Laugh, and the world laughs with you !!


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HIT PARADE music magazine



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Telephone poles and overhead power lines. These days all the utilities are underground.



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soda for 25cents

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Old fashioned pagers.

When you received a message, the unit would beep and a little beacon would light. Then you had to find a phone and call the message service to receive your message.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorola_Pageboy



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6/27/12 11:19 A

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Wire Recorders. Yes that's right. We used one to record General Douglas MacArthur's fairwell speech from a 10 inch screen in April of 1951.



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OMG...maxi pads with belts...dang, that took me back!!!

...no pagers, cellphones, computers, etc.
...the opening for E.T.
...Electric Company & Zoom (on PBS)
...Spectorman series
...Cooley High, the high school, not the movie
...Holly Hobbie

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manual typewriters
record players
reel to reel tape players

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Heckyl and Jeckyl (sp) Those two magpies!

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Sky King

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Rocky and Bullwinkle!



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6/26/12 4:40 P

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Lawson's "Quart for a Quarter" ice cream


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Butterscotch candies were 3 for a penny - YUM!

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Licorice bullets were 12 for a penny :)Gotta love that!

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Two for a penny candy,
nickel candy bars
walking to school
playing outdoors from morning until night in summer
records
when girls wore DRESSES to school
maxi pads with BELTS
party lines

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I remember.....
rotary telephones
metal oval tubes
washing machines with the roller
outhouse
no running water
collecting water from the spring in jugs
penny candy
station wagon
Classic Trumpet Horn Turntable
Classic Juke Box

Progress may be slow, but it happens!
No such thing as last place only finishers.


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Glancing at some of the answers here, I certainly relate to roller skates and party phone lines. I grew up in a family with 8 kids and the only vehicle we had was a pickup truck so if we went anywhere as a family, most of us piled in the back of that. We put a canvas over us if it rained! I also watched Mr. Ed as a kid and I bought these videos so my kids and grandkids could also enjoy the talking horse. Hey, it was a little silly but actually quite entertaining!

You know we are in a different era when you see a couple of teenagers walking home from school together. They are not holding hands or talking to each other. Instead, they both typically are texting away on their cell phones, both thumbs on it, and looking down (instead of where they are going).



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The Rat Pack, and when Regis was "second bannana" on Joey Bishop's late night talk show

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The Brat Pack

Expect problems and eat them for breakfast. The rest of the day should be a breeze. ~~inspired by a quote from Alfred A. Montapert


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I remember when neighbors watched out for each others homes and children. We just didn't act out because we'd get scolded but 1 few neighbors and them whipped when my father found out when he came home from work.
Block clubs were great. We kept the street clean, painted the curbs and street lines every summer, strung Christmas lights right after Thanksgiving, and made sure everyone on the block had food and the children had school supplies when they started back to school in the fall. Oh and sold dinners to raise trips for the children to go on.



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When color tv was a sheet of plastic with 2" green, blue, and yellow lines. You would tape the plastic over your tv screen so you could see in color. lol



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watching The Grand Ole Opera with my grandma..wondering why Minnie
Pearl had that tag hanging from her hat


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