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6/3/12 12:44 P

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A time long ago when there were no computers, no cell phones, only black & white TV & no remote controls (my sis & I were my dad's remote), no microwaves, and when going out to eat was a luxury & a special occasion (even if it was only McDonald's...lol), when you went out to play because that's what kids did (there was NO staying inside cause Mom would kill you...lol), riding my bike or walking EVERYWHERE I went because that was the only way to get where you needed to go. There's lots more...but I think you get my point. As much as I love technology...it's hurt us as much as it's helped....& yes I realize I'm on my computer now...lol...but I won't be on it all day...cause I've got things I've got to get done. emoticon

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6/3/12 12:31 P

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I love that this topic is back on the first page!

LPs, 45s, heck, even 78s! 8-tracks, cassette tapes...
Manual typewriters where you had to use correction fluid for mistakes. Mimeo machines.
Telephones with super long cords so you could carry it around the room with you.
Riding in the back of a pickup truck in the summer. (now illegal and much safer)





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6/3/12 12:14 P

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I remember those swim hats, too. I hated them. Couldn't go in the ymca pool without one. :(



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6/3/12 11:11 A

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As a child the neiborhood would get together at night durning the summer & play KICK THE CAN. In school we would play KISS & KICK & that would concist of everyone would chase eacfh other & if you got hold of the opsitet sex the 2 of you would KISS EACH OTHER if you got close to the same sex you would KICK the person. I rember this. & this was something I rember from just reading other postings & is the 1st thing Irecalled after reaqding others. KICK THE CAN is simeralr to hide & seek & if someone could get to the can & KICK IT all who were caught were released & the person would have to start counting while the others hide.

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6/3/12 5:02 A

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Rotary phones

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6/3/12 4:48 A

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p.s. not to mention HOWDY DOODY

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Romper Room (I presume it is not still aired?) and the DO Bees and DON'T Bees



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6/3/12 4:40 A

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Miss Francis and Ding Dong School. Kukla, Fran and Ollie.

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6/3/12 4:36 A

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Rotary telephones and operators when you dial 0!!



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6/3/12 12:39 A

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I'm old enough to remember phones you had to crank.
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6/2/12 10:43 P

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I'm old enough to remember...

Black and white TV, with "rabbit ear" antenna, that could only pick up two channels on a good day. (When it rained, we got a third from another city.)


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6/2/12 10:42 P

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Party lines for the phones

I can do anything I set my mind to!!!


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6/2/12 10:39 P

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Playtex bathing (swim) caps. with the strap that you snapped!!! Why?????

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4/25/12 6:59 P

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NO REMOTE FOR THE TV. We actually had to get up and walk to the TV to turn it on or off or change the channels!

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4/25/12 3:49 P

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The Fat Man - Fats Domino
Please Send Me Someone To Love - Percy Mayfield
Mona Lisa - Nat "King" Cole
Tennessee Waltz - Patti Page
Long Gone Lonesome Blues - Hank Williams
I'm Movin' On - Hank Snow




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4/25/12 3:41 P

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watching theTwin Towers being built emoticon


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4/25/12 2:27 P

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Laserdisks! They were movies on a record like thing.
Also, rushing home to finish my homework so I could watch music videos on regular TV stations (i.e: when "cable" was all new, fancy , and expensive) before MTV came out.



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party lines for telephones.



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4/25/12 2:24 P

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When cable was introduced



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4/25/12 2:22 P

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Going OUTSIDE to play and coming home for lunch when the fire staition sounded its alarm at noon ...going out to play again till your Dad pulled in the drive way for dinner and going out AGAIN when the streetlights came on.



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4/25/12 2:19 P

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Romper Room on TV. emoticon

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit." -- Aristotle


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4/25/12 1:39 P

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Where is thumb kin, here I am... Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar, not me...

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4/25/12 1:37 P

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Tiddliwinks game



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4/24/12 9:02 P

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Before the sound barrier was borked. Pearl harbor day

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4/24/12 8:07 P

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VW Beetles selling for $1,999.00 and gas at 39 cents / gallon.



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4/24/12 4:14 P

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WHEN MAIL WAS DELIVERED TWICE A DAY!!!!!

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4/23/12 8:33 P

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when "classic rock" was "cutting edge."

"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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4/23/12 8:32 P

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8 tracks



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4/23/12 7:23 P

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black n white only tv

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4/23/12 7:17 P

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mork and Mindy...I had to have a Mork and Mindy lunchbox for school. LOL



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4/23/12 7:09 P

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Before cell phones, computers. And yes, no TV! Before we got one our neighbor let us kids come and watch theirs. What a treat. I do remember test patterns on TV. I also remember drive-in movies. Took our kids to a couple. Missed them when they were gone.

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4/23/12 5:58 P

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Life before cell phones, MOOKMAMA? The subject of party lines came up at work today and yes, I remember them.



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Life before cell phones, MOOKMAMA? The subject of party lines came up at work today and yes, I remember them.



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4/23/12 4:35 P

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Life before cell phones!

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit." -- Aristotle


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4/23/12 4:34 P

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howdy doody

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PLAYING OUT TILL EIGHT

THINK THIN


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4/23/12 8:59 A

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Seeing my very first female pilot of a national airline...and it hasn't been so long ago.

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too much



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4/23/12 12:07 A

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I' am old enough to remember out door drive ins.



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4/22/12 10:51 P

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VHS and tapes

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my first bus ride in the late 50's with a bathroom.



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4/22/12 8:45 P

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The walkman and pager. Not having internet at home not talk about bbm



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I'm old enough to remember a time before CD's, cassettes, or 8-tracks. Music was purchased in a store that had records, which came in 33, 45 or 78 RPM and were played on a phonograph with a "needle" and varying speeds.

I remember the heyday of Motown artists like the Supremes (before Diana Ross had top billing), the Temptations, and the Four Tops, and when Stevie Wonder was known as Little Stevie Wonder.

I'm also old enough to remember watching the original Mickey Mouse Club...the one with Annette and Cubby, long before Justin and Brittany!

I also remember when Soupy Sales had a kid's TV show featuring sock puppets named White Fang and Black Tooth.

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Being an A&W Car hop for 0.85/hr

"Fall down 7 times, get up 8" - Japanese Proverb;
The journey is the reward"
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4/22/12 6:49 P

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we had to wait for the TV to warm up and we got three channels. Cartons were only on Saturday mornings.

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WHEN THERE WAS NO TIVO

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When you bought a new car it had to be "broken in" by not driving over 45 for the first couple of hundred miles.

When your desk at school had a hole in the right hand corner where you put your ink so you could refill your fountain pen as needed.




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�You are always only one choice away from changing your life.� ~ Mary Blochowiak


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I remember when the phone was a device that was mounted to a wall in the house someplace, and the "handset" was attached to the transceiver via a 3' long coiled cord, which limited your "range". When it rang, it was not a "ringtone" but a ring, and we just called it "the phone." It could not be changed, ignored or shut off. If someone wanted to let it ring 100 times from the calling end, it would ring and ring and ring until they "hung up." If it did ring, and you were curious or expecting a call, or got tired of hearing the ringer, you HAD to answer it to find out who was on the other end (and to stop the ringing).

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


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Going to the park without an adult and coming back without being called on a mobile phone.
Black and white TV
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