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)!!!!
Edited by: VESUVIOUS at: 6/28/2012 (19:44)
"It's not who you are that holds you back. It's who you think you're not." Denis Waitley
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.
Edited by: OSLOFILE at: 6/27/2012 (14:13)
Pounds lost: 6.6
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6/27/12 1:57 P
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).
current weight: 118.2
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9,904 6/24/12 7:11 P
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.