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Old 08-19-2020, 04:27 AM   #41
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We had a smoking area at school. Teachers and students alike.
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I remember going with my dad to the corner drug store to test TV tubes and replace them with new ones located under the test machine. Travel trailers had a propane lamp and a hand pump for water. Riding the bus for 35 cents each way to town to see a free movie and getting a 2 scoop ice cream cone at Sav-On Drugs for 10 cents. Milk was delivered to the house and the Helms Bakery man came by every day with fresh donuts and bread in a Divco van that was produced in the 40's. Trash in Los Angeles was burned in a back yard incinerator.
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My dad drove a Divco for Abbots Dairies. He let me drive it a few times. Clutch and brake were on the same pedal. So you could drive it in traffic, around corners, arranging your next drop off-all while standing on one leg.
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Old 08-19-2020, 09:35 AM   #44
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I had to get up off the couch to change the channels. I could also dial a phone number and get the time and temperature.
That's funny, I still use my phone to get the time and temp. I just don't have to dial a number to do it...

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I also remember when stores had wood floors, going to the ice plant to get blocks of ice, delivering coal for a summer job. Mostly I remember that it was safe for young kids to run around town. U remember our watching the radio for the Lone Ranger and our 1st B&W TV and the 1st color TV in the neighborhood.
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Old 08-19-2020, 02:07 PM   #46
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I can identify with a lot of whats been posted. Worked at many a gas station as a teenager. We pumped your gas, checked your oil, tire pressure and washed your windshield.

How many recall these stations and their novelties?

American - known for their "white gas"

Esso - Buy 10 gallons or more and get a tiger tail to hang from your gas door.
("Put A Tiger In Your Tank")

Gulf - Home of the "No-Nox" gas. Fill up with 10 gallons or more and get a stick-on set of horseshoe marks for your trunk for the "Extra Kick"
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Old 08-19-2020, 02:23 PM   #47
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I earned $1.65/hr pumping leaded gas at 29 cents a gallon. I also washed windshields, checked the oil and air in the tires. And then I gave out "ten times' Blue Chip Stamps and dishware. If there was a gas war, gas was 23 cents.
This was my after school job, 1969, Oakland Ca.
The station was Mills Union 76 on MacArthur Bl if anyone is from that area.
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I remember the RCA dog (Nipper) outside Radio Shack among other places.



I remember knowing my own phone number and about 20 of my closest friends.



I remember only having 90 seconds to go to the bathroom during commercials and if you missed it, you missed it.
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I remember shopping with MOM and she would get Green Stamps, and then going to a fabric store so she could something.
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1) Cartoons were pretty much only on Saturday mornings via one of the 3 networks
2) Schoolhouse Rock rocked!
3) Summer break meant truly a break from school and classmates. These days, social media has them in each other's face 7x24
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How many remember the debut of this guy in 1963 when USPS launched ZIP Codes?
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Anybody remember going to shoe stores with the x-ray machine. Iíll bet my toes have been x-rayed hundreds of times.
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Or going to the dentist and bringing the extra mercury from the fillings home to smear on pennies to make dimes.
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Old 08-19-2020, 03:41 PM   #54
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Our phone was two digits, a party line and I remember having to go on the roof and turn the antenna to get a better picture on the tv.
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Anybody remember going to shoe stores with the x-ray machine. Iíll bet my toes have been x-rayed hundreds of times.
I remember them well. My Dad, who was in the medical profession wouldn't let me get my feet X-Rayed with one. Not long after his "ban" they were pulled from shoe stores as a health hazard. Not only to the customers but the sales people too.
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How many remember the debut of this guy in 1963 when USPS launched ZIP Codes?
I also remember how nobody used the ZIP code for years and even fewer after they to "ZIP + 4"
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I can identify with a lot of whats been posted. Worked at many a gas station as a teenager. We pumped your gas, checked your oil, tire pressure and washed your windshield.

How many recall these stations and their novelties?

American - known for their "white gas"

Esso - Buy 10 gallons or more and get a tiger tail to hang from your gas door.
("Put A Tiger In Your Tank")

Gulf - Home of the "No-Nox" gas. Fill up with 10 gallons or more and get a stick-on set of horseshoe marks for your trunk for the "Extra Kick"
I worked for Union 76 for a while and we handed out the "Pumkin Balls" for redio antennas on cars.
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We had a smoking area at school, but only for students. The faculty smoked in their break room. And if you were under 16, you had to have a note from your parents to be allowed to smoke!

And this was in the early 1980s!
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I also remember when stores had wood floors, going to the ice plant to get blocks of ice, delivering coal for a summer job. Mostly I remember that it was safe for young kids to run around town. U remember our watching the radio for the Lone Ranger and our 1st B&W TV and the 1st color TV in the neighborhood.
When I was about 4 I lived in Tacoma. We had an alley behind our house and the milkman delivered milk from a horse drawn wagon. He worked out of the back and the horse went to the next house on his signal and stopped. He never took the reigns until he had to go out on the main street. In the alley's the horse was in charge

This was just after the end of WWII and gas rationing put a lot of horses on the street for local deliveries. Some just kept using the same horses after the War until cities got tired of what the horses left behind.

Here's what one looked like:

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Oregon still has a gas attendant, but they just pump gas, no window wash or tires. Frankly it's a PITA to wait for them, and I would just as soon do it myself.

I remember watching old WB cartoons on a local kids show in the morning, including ones from WWII. The stereotypes portrayed definitely would not fly now.
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