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Old 06-06-2017, 09:50 PM   #21
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Exactly! When I was a kid we had to get up off the couch to change the channels.
You had channels? That means you had a TV. I remember when we didn't.
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Old 06-06-2017, 09:56 PM   #22
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You had channels? That means you had a TV. I remember when we didn't.
Shoes? You had shoes?
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Old 06-06-2017, 09:58 PM   #23
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When I was a kid we had fire drills once a month at school. Now they have those plus intruder drills and lock down simulations. Sad indeed.
Edit: now that I think about it for a while we had drills at school where you'd go under your desk and cover your head in case of a nuclear attack from Cuba (that dates me).


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But by the same token, we no longer have small pox, polio and if I press the front of my phone in the proper places and in the proper sequence, a pizza will appear at my door.


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This reminds me of this...

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Old 06-06-2017, 11:47 PM   #27
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I actually can beat that. I have an Amazon Echo, and I can just be there, sitting on my couch and say "Alexa, order me a pizza" and like magic, the pizza appears. I literally just have to make a few noises, and BOOM! I'm munching a pie.

BTW if you don't have an Echo, I can highly recommend them. I use the hell out of the thing.

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How about the continuous recording those things do. Not too long ago someone was convicted of a crime because Alexa recorded what was being said in the room.
I'm just saying with those things, privacy goes out the window.
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When in 5th grade @ 1973 the teacher brought in his
reloading gear and we spent a few days learning reloading handgun ammo as science class. There was no issue, no parents going ballistic. The guy did that with every class for years. I'd like to see what happened if that was tried today.
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I guess I need to catch up I can't get a pizza delivered to my house even using my rotary dial phone. Can't get cell service either told me we would get cell service in 3 months but 15 years later still not here. If it weren't for the monkey they sent in space I might not have the internet either. Can't remember project Mercury ?

Oh just heard land lines may be pulling out of some states no more Ma Bell........

I remember when it was safe to ride your bike downtown to the hobby shop. Oh wait hobby shops are gone too.......


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I'm sure we can now put on our virtual reality goggles and tell Alexa to take us camping...without even leaving the couch. No muss, no fuss.
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Old 06-07-2017, 06:40 AM   #31
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Exactly! When I was a kid we had to get up off the couch to change the channels.


Hahaha!!! I JUST used that as a reference to a kid the other day. Not only did I have to get up and change the channels BUT if I wasn't paying attention and went past my desired channel, I had to go through the dial all over again. Hahaha!!! #70sModernLifeProbs
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When in 5th grade @ 1973 the teacher brought in his
reloading gear and we spent a few days learning reloading handgun ammo as science class. There was no issue, no parents going ballistic. The guy did that with every class for years. I'd like to see what happened if that was tried today.
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Senior in high school......Speech class, had to give a demonstration speech. Friend of mine got a starter's pistol from the track coach (he gladly gave it up).....not even a 'real' gun. Gave a speech on pistol safety. Got a B.

Standing on the Senior Porch after lunch, we concocted a scheme......got in a fake fight, I squeezed the ketchup packets I had in my hand from lunch, and acted like he shot me.

Principal saw it. Didn't think it was funny, but no repercussions.

We all had real shotguns in our truck windows in the parking lot. We went hunting after school for goodness sakes.

Are things better? Well, sure they are. Are things worse? Well, sure they are.

And the absolutely best time to be alive, in my opinion, is the time that you are actually alive.

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I remember the first TV, a tiny black and white thing. And the first dial telephone. And I was in college when Neal Armstrong walked on the moon. Like Farmers, I've seen a few things..........
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Can't believe no one has mentioned "party lines"!!
I remember picking up the phone to call and hearing another conversation.
I also remember there were a couple of "older gals" who liked to talk a LONG
time and getting an open line to make a call could be a real challenge.

I also remember a bank of "dry cell" batteries in the basement. I'm pretty
sure they were for the phone and got replaced every so often by someone
from the phone co.

Our phone at home would ring if the call was for us.
At my grandma's house you had to count the rings to know if the call was
for you or a neighbor. Two long and one short for grandma I think...
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I remember a friends phone # only having 4 numbers ( I think )
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I remember when my curly haired neighbor in Philly would fly kites during thunderstorms. After one particular storm his hair was straight and he had a wild look on his face.
Now that's funny
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I remember a friends phone # only having 4 numbers ( I think )
When I was little we had Operators. You picked up the phone receiver and the operator would say "number please."
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When I was little we had Operators. You picked up the phone receiver and the operator would say "number please."
I was born and raised in Chester and remember the phone number prefix was letters Tremont was TR
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I remember a time when life was a lot simpler...... the good ol' days When men were men and women were glad of it
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I was born and raised in Chester and remember the phone number prefix was letters Tremont was TR
A few miles south - Wilmington - ours was Porter - PO
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