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5/31/11 9:18 P

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cars without seatbelts




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5/31/11 6:41 P

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The ice man, the milk man, the rag man, the pony boy [ice cream].
Amos & Andy, Beulah, Inner Sanctum on the radio.



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5/31/11 6:30 P

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going into my parents stereo cabinet and being in absolute AWE of the 8-track to cassette tape converter. So cool!
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5/31/11 6:25 P

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Kojak movies

If you go by the way side on an eating bing, just get up and start again. I always say I will be on a diet for the rest of my life because I love food. But since Spark People I can eat the right foods and not get out of control. Keep up the good work no matter what people say about you. Love yourself. Do it for yourself and no one else. This keep me going.


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5/31/11 6:16 P

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Party Lines



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5/31/11 6:08 P

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Tv with an antenae



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5/31/11 6:06 P

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Metal roller skates that clamped onto your shoes
Rotary dial telephones
45's and a portable record player



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5/31/11 5:40 P

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Before VHS and players. We HAD to go to the theater to see a movie! Also, 8 track tapes and the cassettes. And nobody had PCs. That didn't start until I was in high school!



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5/31/11 5:29 P

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black and white tv that closed down with taps each night



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5/31/11 5:04 A

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I think those of us who grew up in the 80's are more Generation X'ers but the concept is the same, most of my memories involve music, being safe in our neighbourhood and playing outside until it was dark in the summer! Cassettes were how you bought your music. Thriller, Private Dancer and Born in the USA, New Wave, Punk, KROQ with Richard Blade.
On and SelecTV then cable came into existence! Good TV shows not the reality trash on now...Madonna, Prince, Boy George and Culture Club, Duran Duran, a-ha, Live-Aid, Farm- Aid, We Are the World, Hands Across America...

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5/30/11 10:54 P

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learning to type on a manual typewriter, getting an electric typewriter was a big deal
no cell phones and making phone calls for a quarter in a telephone booth
only black and white TV and only three channels
saddle shoes, penny loafers and poodle skirts


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5/25/11 8:22 A

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The milkman...

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5/25/11 8:14 A

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I can remember my folks talking about two passenger airplanes, big ones hitting each other on the runway in the fog on some Island. I know now that it was a KLM 747 and another jumbo and many lives were lost !!

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5/25/11 8:01 A

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Being one of the only kids in my grade school class who was a "latch key kid".



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5/25/11 6:57 A

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Cigarette commercials.....YIKES!


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5/25/11 6:44 A

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Pogo sticks

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5/25/11 5:21 A

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tv shows like the Rifleman,Ed Sullivan,the Lawrence Welk Show,Dark Shadows to name a few. Doing something stupid and by the time you got home,your parents already knew because everyone on the street would call them!



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5/25/11 2:59 A

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watching Mickey Mouse Club and American Bandstand after school, filling a card with dimes for the March of Dimes, Sputnik

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5/24/11 12:15 P

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More people to people contact in everyday transactions. Talking to the bank teller, the grocery cashier, the gas station attendant and so on......



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5/24/11 10:32 A

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my Dad's friend selling him gas in the early 70's when there was a shortage and his station was not even open...



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5/24/11 10:14 A

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leaving your bike or toys in the front yard....and they would still be there in the morning.

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5/24/11 10:08 A

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Phone booths and pay phones.......anda the calls wer 5 cents

Juke boxes (not the individual booth ones, where you could get 6 songs for a quarter.

Walking a mile to school, no cafeteria

Flowers made out of Klenex

Five and dime stores

One speed bikes

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5/20/11 1:24 P

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Penny candy
Lucky rabbit's feet (I'm glad these aren't around anymore)
cinnamon toothpicks
We used to be able to make squeaky humming noises with the candy boxes of lemonheads etc.
the boxes have changed so you can't do that anymore

We used to attach playing cards to the forks of our bikes with clothespins so when you rode, the card made a whrrrrr noise.



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5/20/11 1:14 P

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the end of WW2

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5/20/11 1:13 P

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radio only-no tv

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Earth shoes and feathered hair.

Rhonda
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5/20/11 12:52 P

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Record players and tape decks. I still have a bazillion cassette tapes and of course about two cases! :) LOL And getting out the pencil to rewind it when the cassette player "ate" it.

Riding my bike 8 miles to town with my little brother, no helmets, no cell phone. Just a good old fashioned summer ride

Floating the irrigation canal in the innertube with not a care in the world

Phones with cords!! Yes, ours had a 20 foot cord! still not long enough to reach my room and get away from my brother


Working my ass off doing chores for my allowance. My kids have to do the same thing, and the more they complain the more I know that I am being a good influence on my kids as they are earning it, $ is not just being handed to them.

Playing outside until it was dark in the summertime, and mom still trusted us to be home at a certain time and we knew to respect that









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5/20/11 12:51 P

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Bell bottom pants and the sosh hair cut

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5/20/11 12:37 P

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Standing outside in -20 degree weather waiting for the bus for 15 minutes. Now I see mommies & daddies driving junior DOWN THE DRIVEWAY to wait in a warm car for the bus! OMG--these are the same doltish liberals who stress energy savings!

Also, I've witnessed a school bus stop at one spot and NOT EVEN 20 FEET LATER, stop again to pick up the next kid! They want to control our food--how about first making these kids walk half a block or two to wait at a central location for the bus?!!! And these aren't little kids, either!

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5/20/11 10:49 A

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Watching new episodes of inspector gadget cartoons. I envisioned myself as Penny.

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5/13/11 1:35 P

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Grandma's outhouse, three channels on tv (all B&W), spankings by teachers, pledge of allegiance at school and nuclear attack drills under the desks.

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5/13/11 1:16 P

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Gas was $.19 a gallon, gas wars which you sat in line for a long time to get gas for $.14 and $.15 a gallon. Black and White TV's, Rotary telephones with party lines. Going to the barn to milk the cow so we could have milk to drink. Going to the chicken house to gather eggs. Hauling ears of corn on a wagon to the mill to be ground for cornmeal. Drawing water from a well for cooking, drinking, washing clothes and dishes. Washing clothes in a wringer washer and hanging them on a clothes line to dry. Cooking on a wood stove. Heating the house with wood and coal. Cokes and Pepsi $.10 each and they came in a glass bottle. Candy Bars $.05 each. Cartons of milk $.02 each, and lunch $.15 a day at school. Playing marbles, hop scotch, making mud pies, hide n' seek, tag, catching fireflies and doing anything else your imagination could dream up to occupy the day. LOOK WHO'S OLD!

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5/13/11 10:12 A

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@KATE 937: Hahahaha!.......wasn't that just last summer?emoticon






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5/13/11 10:11 A

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the assassination of jfk

The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.

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5/13/11 10:09 A

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gas I could afford!



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5/13/11 8:44 A

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When you rented your phone, and most people only had one phone and one TV which was black and white. Icee's where 25 cents and you could get gum for a penny.

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rumble seats



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I remember being able to walk the streets at night and not feel threatened or worried about anything! God I must be getting old!



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5/13/11 7:47 A

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when saturday morning cartoons were special.



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5/13/11 7:43 A

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Roy Rogers and Dale Evans..."Happy Trails To You..."



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5/13/11 7:33 A

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Music records.
Michael Jackson releasing the totally-awesome Thriller album.
MTV being new and actually playing music videos.
Cars with 8-track players.
Remember when cassettes were brand new and so cool cuz you could record on them?
The beginning of Madonna's career.

Wow, I think they all had to do with music.

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5/13/11 7:20 A

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when you went to the movies and there was a sequel espisode with a cliff hanger before the main movie to get you to come back the follow week (Buck Rogers in black and white on the movie screen)



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Zanygirl, I hear you! My grandkids think that I was around with the dinosaurs!!!!!! Do you
remember when you went to the movies and saw 2 movies and a cartoon?



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5/10/11 3:42 A

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party lines

Becoming the healthiest me that I can be.
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5/9/11 11:30 P

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Evidently I'm old enough to remember the beginning of time....my son tells me I'm older than dirt!! emoticon

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5/9/11 11:27 P

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Mom hanging clothes to dry on the clothes line, playing tag, hide and seek, and cowboys and Indians with neighborhood friends, playing jacks on the sidewalk, roller skates with keys that changed the length

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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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When 5 kids in a family was average, not large



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5/9/11 12:16 P

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...when uhf was a viable option each day.

"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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5/9/11 12:06 P

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gas for the car was 25 cents a gallon.
Dress codes in schools didn't allow blue jeans unless worn with white shirt and tie.
Girls had to wear dresses to school.
Jack Paar
Steve Allen
Black and white TV when we finally got TV



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5/9/11 11:41 A

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-When Saturday morning cartoons were worth getting up early to watch
-Pokemon cards
-Portable CD players
-When "Diddy" was known as "Puff Daddy"


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