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These are fun...

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Nobody owned a purebred dog.   
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When a quarter was a decent allowance........and made with real silver !   
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You'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny.......made with real copper.....looking to see if it was a 1943 tin penny !   
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Your Mom wore nylons that came in two pieces.

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You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped, without asking, all for free, every time.   
And you didn't pay for air. And, you got trading stamps to boot !   
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Laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the box.

( Not to mention Cracker Jacks ! )   
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It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parents.   
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They threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed...and they did it !   
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When a 57 Chevy was everyone's dream car...


to cruise, peel out, lay rubber, or watch submarine races: and people went “steady”

 

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No one ever asked where the car keys were because they were always in the car, in the ignition, and the doors were never locked !
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Lying on your back in the grass with your friends and saying things like, “That cloud looks like a.....”   
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Playing baseball with no adults to help kids with the rules of the game   
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Stuff from the store came without safety caps and hermetic seals because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger   
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And with all our progress, don't you just wish, just once, you could slip back in time and savor the slower pace, and share it with the children of today.   
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When being sent to the principal's office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited the student at home.   
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Basically we were in fear for our lives, but it wasn't because of drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs, etc. Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat !  But we survived because their love was greater than the threat.   
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As well as summers filled with bike rides, Hula hoops, and visits to the pool, and eating Kool-Aid powder with sugar.   
    
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Didn't that feel good, just to go back and say,   
“Yeah, I remember that ?”   
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I am sharing this with you today because it ended with a Double Dog Dare to pass it on. To remember what a Double Dog Dare is, read on. And remember that the perfect age is somewhere between old enough to know better and too young to care.   
    

Send this on to someone who can still remember Howdy Doody and The Peanut Gallery, the Lone Ranger, The Shadow Knows, Nellie Bell , Roy and Dale, Trigger and Buttermilk.   
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Candy cigarettes   
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Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside.   
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Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles.   
Coffee shops with tableside jukeboxes.   
Blackjack, Clove, and Teaberry chewing gum.

 

 

Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers.   
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Newsreels before the movie.   
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Telephone numbers with a word prefix...( Yukon 2-601).   Or, some of us remember when there were just 4 numbers with no word prefix at all.  And, nearly everyone had a party line.

 

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Peashooters   
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Hi-Fi's & 45 RPM records.   
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78 RPM records!   
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S&H Green Stamps.   
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Mimeograph paper.   
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The Fort Apache Play Set.   
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Do you remember a time when...   
    

.....decisions were made by going “eeny-meeny-miney-moe ?”   
.....mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, “Do Over! ?”   
.....”race issue” meant arguing about who ran the fastest ?   
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.....catching fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening ?   
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.....it wasn't odd to have two or three “best friends ?”
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.....having a weapon in school meant being caught with a slingshot ?   
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.....Saturday morning cartoons weren't 30-minute commercials for action figures ?

 

.....”Oly-oly-oxen-free” made perfect sense ?

 

.....spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was cause for giggles ?   
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.....the worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team ?   
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.....war was a card game ?

 

.....baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle ?   
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.....taking drugs meant orange - flavored chewable aspirin ?   
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.....water balloons were the ultimate weapon ?   
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If you can remember most or all of these, then you have lived !!!!!!!   
   

 

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How old are you??????  Dang!

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Posted (edited)

 I’ve vaguely remember this guy.  Engineer bill was before my time but I do remember growing up with bozo.

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Edited by RK Racing

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Holy crap I remember all of that stuff.  Life was so much easier. 

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Lawn darts

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I was around for some of that stuff...but I would happily trade my smart phone in for a rotary dial!  :jeff:

~jw

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1 minute ago, matt86m said:

Lawn darts

I still have a set!! Found em in my Grandma's attic a couple years ago....still in the box!  they are in my desert trailer now.  We used to play with those all the time....till they went in the neighbors yard!   LOL

~jw

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2 minutes ago, jwest2sh said:

I still have a set!! Found em in my Grandma's attic a couple years ago....still in the box!  they are in my desert trailer now.  We used to play with those all the time....till they went in the neighbors yard!   LOL

~jw

I'd love to have a set! 

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There isn't much in this post that we didn't do as kids, or remember our parents having or doing. It was great growing up in the 60's, one thing I would like to add Dale was how excited we were as kids during all the tv broadcast of the space walks, and launches. It was American pride on the highest level. :smilie_flagge13:

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Hate to admit, but remember all  of it.  No secrets with the neighbors with party lines. Those were best of times!

 

"HJ"     :ex:     :cheers:

 

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I remember most of them. Especially buying my dad cigarettes at the age of 8 and also grabbing myself a pack of candy cigarettes.

This day and age is fun but those days were better.

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Good news.  It was a nice trip down memory lane.  Thanks Dale.

Bad news.  I realized my kids remember most of the stuff.  Thanks Dale.

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Posted (edited)

I hate to admit I remember a lot of that, mostly being independent as a kid and not worrying about "proper pronouns"  - and yeah I would give up social media, Internet access even EFI... to have life like that again.

I remember bonfires on the beach - people showing up to hang out, not being on the phone, talking together ... generally real socializing 

Kids don't know what they are missing

Edited by fullthrottleguy

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L.S.M.F.T.

Lucky strike means fine tobacco! 

That's from an old commercial for cigarettes that I remember. 

Thanks for the memories. 

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I too remember a lot of that.  Always loved the mimeograph papers the teachers would hand out - half the class (including me) would sniff them right away, lol.  And "going steady", wow I had forgot that one.  Also agree with Doc Savage's post about the space program.  Yeah, there was a lot of racial tension and and budget concerns at the time, but it was a proud time for America and the human race in general when the space programs were achieving so much.  I remember the pictures of people around the world looking in windows at a TV store or department stores just to watch the space events.  Had a bit of that happen again with the early shuttle programs until the majority of those became routine - obviously excluding Challenger and Columbia.

With the advent of CGI and the incredible amounts of technology available to everybody today, I'm starting to wonder what it takes to get a lot of people together anymore besides a major catastrophe.  That part is kind of sad. 

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14 hours ago, ROBERT L said:

Holy crap I remember all of that stuff.  Life was so much easier. 

x2, it was great to be able to push my taco mini-bike over to the vacant lot and ride with the other kids.

if the cops did show up they just made you go home!

thanks dbart!

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14 hours ago, RK Racing said:

How old are you??????  Dang!

I'm 21..............with 27 years experience!

:lmao:

 

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I "member :crusty:

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39 minutes ago, dbart said:

I'm 21..............with 27 years experience!

:lmao:

 

 I’m guessing you would have to be over 60 something years old to remember all that stuff ....

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Just now, RK Racing said:

 I’m guessing you would have to be over 60 something years old to remember all that stuff ....

I remember a lot of it...not all!

:bigrin

 

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Born in 58, Lived in Clairemont (SD) close to where the DMV & Home Depot is now.  That entire area was a open field great for riding.  Took mom's empty Tab Bottles to Safeway for gas money. Taco 22 in 5th grade and motorcycles of all sorts from then on. I could cross a few streets and ride through San Clemente canyon to Miramar, Manila Mesa was just being born.

The good ole days are long gone!

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