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Old 09-20-2020, 07:32 AM   #501
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Three over the air TV channels and you had to walk up to the TV to change them on the tiny B&W. No need for a guide as you had it memorized.
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Old 09-20-2020, 07:39 AM   #502
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I grew up near NYC. Even back then, we had 7 channels and needed a guide.

2 - WCBS (CBS)
4 - WNBC (NBC)
5 - WNEW (Ind)
7 - WABC (ABC)
9 - WOR (Ind) (Mets Baseball in the afternoons!)
11 - WPIX (Ind) (Yankees Baseball, meh.)
13 - WNET (PBS)
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Old 09-20-2020, 07:55 AM   #503
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In Cleveland, OH
NBC channel 3
ABC channel 5
CBS channel 8

then when UHF came out we got channel 25

My parents had a remote control -- his name was Mark
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Old 09-20-2020, 08:45 AM   #504
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Than riding on a Motorcycle?



I remember when drive times between cities and towns out west were measured in "beers". Asked a friend once how far it was from Seattle to Missoula and his response was "about a case". Back then a lot of people made extra money by patrolling the roadsides for discarded bottles. They were worth more than the aluminum cans are today.
Ahhh Missoula, been there a couple dozen times.
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Old 09-20-2020, 08:46 AM   #505
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In Cleveland, OH
NBC channel 3
ABC channel 5
CBS channel 8

then when UHF came out we got channel 25

My parents had a remote control -- his name was Mark
In Nebraska it was 3, 6, and 7.
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Old 09-20-2020, 11:36 AM   #506
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Ahhh Missoula, been there a couple dozen times.
I think that's the town where all the migrating Hippies from the east ran out of gas in 1969
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Old 09-20-2020, 11:43 AM   #507
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Anyone remember Hudson and Landry's "Ajax Liquor Store" record from the 70's?

https://youtu.be/qoPXzsOcaxs
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Old 09-20-2020, 11:50 AM   #508
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Remember am stereo.
You had to have two radios one tuned a little above and one tuned a little below the actual station and you could listen in stereo if it was a stereo station
My late wire's 91 Chrysler New Yorker had an Stereo that received AM Stereo all in one radio. Only one or two stations in the area actually broadcasted in AM Stereo.
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Old 09-20-2020, 11:54 AM   #509
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I can remember eating at Howard Johnson restaurants as a kid. Haven't seen one of those in forever.
My last memory of a Howard Johnson's was during a trip to the East Coast and they had them on a lot of turnpike Rest Areas. You could sit at a window seat and watch traffic drive under you.

Always wondered why people, after driving all those miles looking at other cars and trucks through a window, would want to take a break and eat a meal doing the same thing---------watching traffic through a window.
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We had a Howard Johnson too. It’s still there. It had a motel, restaurant, indoor heated pool, etc. They converted the hotel into “affordable housing”, the pool was kept and rented or paid to swim, the restaurant was reopened a couple of times and now closed. The joint is a few blocks from where I work. Ohhh I forgot... they also have an RV park.... I think it is crappy.
Lol. 1 1/2 stars. I think it’s closed


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Old 09-20-2020, 04:04 PM   #511
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We had a Howard Johnson too. It’s still there. It had a motel, restaurant, indoor heated pool, etc. They converted the hotel into “affordable housing”, the pool was kept and rented or paid to swim, the restaurant was reopened a couple of times and now closed. The joint is a few blocks from where I work. Ohhh I forgot... they also have an RV park.... I think it is crappy.
Lol. 1 1/2 stars. I think it’s closed


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We have a converted Howard Johnson by us as well. Same story, it is affordable housing as well as a hotel for those unlucky enough to stop there. The sign out front advertises “mid-century charmed rooms”. Yuck.
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Old 09-20-2020, 06:09 PM   #512
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unknowing,

what is "affordable housing"?
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unknowing,

what is "affordable housing"?
Housing that someone else pays for.
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Do you remember walking to school in the snow, 5 miles, uphill each way?
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Do you remember walking to school in the snow, 5 miles, uphill each way?
Yep, and I had hot potatoes in my pocket to keep warm, and then they became my lunch. Had to suffer on the cold trip home unless I could find some warm horse biscuits.....
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Housing that someone else pays for.


Lol. See I was being nice
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Do you remember walking to school in the snow, 5 miles, uphill each way?
Only 5 ? I had to walk 8...twice a day. I went home for lunch.
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Only 5 ? I had to walk 8...twice a day. I went home for lunch.

I think ya had it easy. Down here in Louisiana we don't have snow. We had to swim across five miles of alligator/water moccasin infested bayous twice a day......uphill
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Well I have to admit I spent 3 days doing it but I have read all 518 posts in this thread. I never considered myself old but I may have to spend some time to re-evaluate i can remember the vast majority of everything mentioned here and it's kinda scaring me!!
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My last memory of a Howard Johnson's was during a trip to the East Coast and they had them on a lot of turnpike Rest Areas. You could sit at a window seat and watch traffic drive under you.

Always wondered why people, after driving all those miles looking at other cars and trucks through a window, would want to take a break and eat a meal doing the same thing---------watching traffic through a window.
Something like that still exists about 20 minutes from my house. I've driven under it about 1 million times and actually stopped at it about 1,000 times.



There are gas stations on both sides and a number of restaurants and gift shops inside.
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