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8/23/11 5:33 P

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Gas Wars.

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8/23/11 5:30 P

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When Disney World had ticket admission to each of the rides.
An E ticket was for Space Mountain and Haunted Mansion
Hall of Presidents and Tiki Room were free admissionemoticon



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Captain Kangaroo, Mr. Greenjeans

Shari Lewis and Lambchop

Kukla, fran and Ollie

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Reading about something new, smog, in the Weekly Reader in 1956. It was about smoke and fog, hence smog, in London.



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I remember waiting on line for gas in the 70's when it was rationed here in New York. And I remember when there were no seat belts or children's car seats in cars; And when there was no AIR CONDITIONING in cars----whew, imagine thatemoticon

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I remember twin beds on tv, too. I remember having a milk man and a bread man! Seems like a different world now!
I also had to have allergy shots when I was little and my Mom paid $7 each. That seemed like a huge amount of money to me!!

Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire."
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8/12/11 12:03 P

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Black and White TV and married couples sleeping in separate beds on TV shows.

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."

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WWII

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"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."- Henry David Thoreau

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
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We should consider every day lost in which we have not danced at least once.
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8/12/11 11:52 A

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when going on the internet meant it tied up the phone line - and you were limited to 10 minutes to do what you needed to do.

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8/12/11 10:35 A

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ORIGINAL runs of M.A.S.H, Happy Days, Love Boat, Fantasy Island, etc.

"Our greatest wealth is having choices"


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Oh yes, I paid 25 cents and an adult ticket was $1, plus you got a cartoon with the movie! The movies I remember were Disney animated and cowboys and Indians flicks where the Calvary came to the rescue.

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8/12/11 5:44 A

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when it was cheap to go to the movies



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8/12/11 1:58 A

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....when television went off at night.......emoticon

I can only be me.


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8/12/11 1:41 A

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WriterMommy - I remember 5 cent stamps. I also remember my grandmother taping a nickel to the envelope when she didn't have a stamp - and the letter reached its destination.



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8/12/11 1:40 A

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The song "Misty"
The play "The Wiz", "Jesus Christ, Super Star"
Betsy Wetsy dolls
dress codes in school that meant skirts for girls
Sundays being a special day including a traditional Sunday dinner
Cars with no seat belts
Roller skates with keys



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8/12/11 1:27 A

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$ 0.76 a gallon gasoline
black & white tv
Mutual of Enumclaw's Wild Kingdom
Shirley Temple movies

"We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible."
~C. Malesherbes~

"Your mind will be like its habitual thoughts; for the soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts."
Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD)

"In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps." Proverbs 16:9




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8/12/11 12:35 A

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Life without microwaves
Typing school projects on a typewriter
Playing Atari
Record Albums
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8/11/11 11:21 P

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...when first class stamps cost 20 cents.

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Qwisp Cereal! Picking out one kind of cereal was a BIG decision back then (even worse now! LOL...)

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when everyone had a black rotary dial phone

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Sprouse-Reitz Five and Dime stores. Loved the kid's toy section.



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gas around $.90 a gallon. Miss it!!!!



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nickel cokes



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8/11/11 10:36 A

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Changing the TV channel by hand (and there were only like 6 channels to choose from)
Not having a phone ringing in my car!!!
33's and 45's and 8 tracks

Don't look back unless you are planning on going that way.


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8/11/11 10:28 A

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5 cent sunflower seed packages, the courtship of eddies father tv show

"NOTHING WILL CHANGE IF DON'T START TRYING TO CHANGE TODAY"

LIVE FOR TODAY, YESTERDAY IS GONE


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8/11/11 10:25 A

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Trams and Trolley buses

The muffin man

Life without cars or TV's

John emoticon

Why do nice guy's never win ?


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8/11/11 9:53 A

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mom and dad making sure i had .25 for the pay phone... "in case of emergency"

Mr. Goodbar, there is only ONE man for me, ... and you are NOT him!


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8/11/11 9:39 A

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I am old enough to remember when you didnt buy school supplies. They were provided. I remember making paste in school...it was science and art class!...

Carve out what is most important to you first, then allocate your day to others! I promise you and they will be better for this decision!!


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8/11/11 9:38 A

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Leave it to Beaver

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8/11/11 9:23 A

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TV before cable with only 7 stations, charlies angels, happy days, Laverne and Shirley, Welcome Back Kotter. Seeing Grease in the movie theater. Andy Gibb, Shawn Cassidy and David Cassidy! Rotary phones and thinking my bell bottom jeans were so cool as a kid!



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8/11/11 9:22 A

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I remember that too.

I also remember brother going around our neighborhood collection Coke bottles to get the deposit back from the corner store. He used the money for comic books and marbles!! emoticon

"Faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen."
Hebrews 11:1
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8/11/11 9:19 A

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Team Canada 1972 win over the Russians in hockey

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8/11/11 9:11 A

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Reaching down into a big red chest filled with water and ice to pull out a Coca Cola. Then opening it on the bottle opener on the chest. That beautifully shaped bottle held I think 6 or 8 ounces of Coke.



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8/8/11 11:20 A

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slurpees costing 0.25$

*Know Your Limits*
Never Feel responsible for other peoples happiness. It's fine to be a good friend but don't sacrifice your needs for everyone else s.

*Be Confident*
Don't belittle yourself in front of others if you do, eventually they'll start to believe you.

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8/8/11 11:14 A

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Black and white TV



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8/8/11 11:08 A

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party line telephones, our number started with the word walnut followed by three numbers, I was too young to make a call but when my parents did they picked up the phone and told the operator what number they wanted (how would you dial walnut?)

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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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8/7/11 12:45 P

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Holding on to the back of a bike while I was roller skating

Making forts and huts out of big leaves

walking on the fence

Swinging on a limb on a big walnut tree

Watching the Mickey Mouse club

Holding the "Stop" sign for the little kids to cross the street and I was in elementary school




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my three sons



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8/7/11 12:31 P

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LOL!
Beatle boots are back, baby!!!!!



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Beatle Boots



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8/7/11 11:02 A

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Changing the channel on my TV with a pair of pliers.

“Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh




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When Ronald Reagan was the host of the Twenty Mule Team Borax Show



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8/6/11 9:52 P

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Twinkies costing a dime!

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the Bullwinkle show, wing tip shoes, drive in movies, car hops, bobby socks, roller skates with a key, brownie cameras, rotary telephones and party lines, gloves and hats worn to church every Sunday, soda as a treat occasionally, modesty, Viet Nam "Conflict", president Kennedy's assassination, black and white television, girls were only allowed to wear pants at school when the temperature dropped below freezing and then only under their dress or skirt, paddeling in schools, respectful language in public, undivorced parents were "NORMAL"



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8/6/11 3:40 P

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spoolies

i am not going to get old until i am 110 and then i'm going to think about it!!!!



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Flash Gordon on television.



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That you can work up a sweat dancing and singing....
Ever see a James Brown concert? Now that man could sweat!

Carve out what is most important to you first, then allocate your day to others! I promise you and they will be better for this decision!!


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when you didn't need a zip code to mail a letter.

i am not going to get old until i am 110 and then i'm going to think about it!!!!



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The iceman delivering blocks of ice (just barely can remember though).



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When the only phones available were corded and party-line!!!

"It is better to be hated for who you are, than loved for who you aren't"- Van Zandt


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