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Old 01-08-2012, 01:53 PM   #16
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getting hit by your teacher for mouthing off then going home to tell your parents and getting hit again..lol
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your mom yelling down the street for you to come home for dinner because we didnt have cell phones.

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Draperies/Curtains - not "mini-blinds" or "Window Treatments".
Tie-clips
Cuffs on pants.
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Telephone booth's
Pay phones (in gas stations, restaurants, etc.)
Signs at gas stations that read, "Regular - $1.49, Unleaded - $1.49" etc.
Adults dressing nice to go out in public
Cars that the average man (or woman? - not usually) could repair on his own (pre-electronics)
Gas station attendants who cleaned the windshield and checked the oil
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Tan M&M are gone?

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Answering machines
I still have an answering machine - can't figure out how to use the voice mail.

Remember when kids used to play together? Now they have 'play dates'.... oh, brother!!
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We had 'forts' dug into the fence line--and lots of real looking cap guns---

If there was any hope of escaping house work,we would hop on our bikes right after breakfast and not return till dinner time.
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I still have an answering machine - can't figure out how to use the voice mail.

Remember when kids used to play together? Now they have 'play dates'.... oh, brother!!
Yep.
You went outside and knew your friends would be there also.
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Old 01-08-2012, 03:06 PM   #24
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Pay phones?? What?!
Telephone booths??
Huh!?!
I know about "Tanning Booths"!
I didn't know they had telephones in them!
Imagine that!

Carburetors - not -"Throttle-bodies"!
(Yes, I think some of us are "showing our age"!)
Oh well!

PLAY DATES!!!???
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changing to snow tires in the winter,cars quarter panels rusting out in 5 years,barracuda jackets.have your sister stand next to the tv to get better reception,sugar pops i think their call corn pops now.chemistry sets,playing mumbleypeg or chicken.taking pop bottles back for money,lawn darts,homemade skate boards,guys carrying combs ,
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I'm sorry "ltd"
I have to throw this in!
You brought up "Chemistry Sets" (Mine was "Chem-Craft") -

I got one for Christmas - supposedly, you could not "blow something up" -
I proved them wrong!!
Me - Really Bad!!

Damage to the structure (minor) - no, damage to living things!
KaPow!!!

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I feel old. Most of the stuff mentioned I know what it is, and some of it I've even used, like rotary pulse dial phones, and rabbit ear TVs (at camp). My dad had a film camera for the longest time too. I remember him going to get his films developed at the photo centre every couple weeks. Think you could put like 20ish pictures on one film. Now you can put like 1000 depending on quality, though you probably need to charge the battery after like 50. Digital cameras are so hard on batteries, that's the only downside of them.

We still have telephone booths and payphones, and they still get used.

They used to deliver milk here too, but they stopped as it became a problem for attracting dinosaurs and other animals. The raptors were very destructive, getting in people's gardens and stuff. I suppose they could probably safely start doing it again but now the bears would probably be the issue.
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Seeing my mom with curlers in her hair..... while she ironed clothes and canned vegetables in mason jars.
Helping my old man put tire chains on the car when it snowed.
Being snowed in for 2-3 days until they got the road plowed.
AM radios were all there was in cars.
Car windows with cranks..... and you had to push all the buttons down to lock the doors
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Pinball machines with odometer style scoreboards that you could actually "roll over"

Skating rinks that were actually the place to be on Friday night

Drive-in movie theaters with corded speakers

Bowling alleys without automatic score keeping

Floor mounted high beam selectors

Stick shifts "On the tree"

Gas caps behind the fold down license plate

Gas tanks in pick-ups that were behind the bench seat

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