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Old 08-18-2020, 08:42 AM   #1
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Do You Remember When

Do you remember when-
Penny bubble gum?
You would pick up coke, adult beverage, bottles and would get paid for them?
Black and white TV?
When you, meaning when you were a child, were the TV remote?
TV and radio would sign off at night?
Gas was under .50 cents?
You didnt need to call for a RV park reservation several months in advance?

Add what you remember when---
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Old 08-18-2020, 08:51 AM   #2
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Mmmmm. All of these

My mother was born in 1940. She talked about going downtown to the movie theater with a quarter. She got tickets, popcorn and pop and a bus ride home... if you bought anything extra you had to walk back home.

My uncle had a TV with a remote.... you could "jingle" your keys and change the TV. He also got the 1st microwave we ever saw... i remember it cost $1000 way back then.. of course they put an egg in there that night.
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So I'm showing here that I'm not quite as old as some on this site, but when phones were in your home, and were attached to the wall with cords...

Our phone number was only 5 digits long...

riding in the back of a pickup truck was legal, and deemed as perfectly okay if you were a kid...

You could just show up on a Friday evening and find a camping spot that was nice, and still available.
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Old 08-18-2020, 09:36 AM   #5
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So I'm showing here that I'm not quite as old as some on this site, but when phones were in your home, and were attached to the wall with cords...

Our phone number was only 5 digits long...
Well you are definitely older than I am. I've never had less than 7 digits in my phone number.

My remember when is more like

Remember when...
MTV actually played music videos?
cell phones were something only rich people had?
arcades existed?
renting movies from Blockbuster?
Saturday mornings were for watching cartoons and eating sugary cereal?
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Well you are definitely older than I am. I've never had less than 7 digits in my phone number.

My remember when is more like

Remember when...
MTV actually played music videos?
cell phones were something only rich people had?
arcades existed?
renting movies from Blockbuster?
Saturday mornings were for watching cartoons and eating sugary cereal?

Not necessarily younger.. (I'm 38)
I just grew up in a really small town in NE Kansas.
I remember all your things as well.
My kids don't know what any of those things are, except even poor people have cell phones and big screen tv's, and they know what cartoons are.
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Old 08-18-2020, 09:43 AM   #7
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We had a 7 digit number, but you only had to dial 4. Somewhere around here we have a menu from a restaurant that shows a 4 digit number to call. I guess made before the 7 started.
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Old 08-18-2020, 09:49 AM   #8
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I'm so old I remember when it was illegal to break the law.

Today? It's become a national pastime.

On a lighter note I remember when people went to the movies on hot days because the theaters were often the only place in town with air conditioning.
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I can’t find that menu, but this is from the 1st ad placed by the company I work for. Click image for larger version

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Not necessarily younger.. (I'm 38)
I just grew up in a really small town in NE Kansas.
I remember all your things as well.
My kids don't know what any of those things are, except even poor people have cell phones and big screen tv's, and they know what cartoons are.
Well that's interesting. I figured by the 80's 7-digit phone numbers were common nation-wide. Learned something new today.

I think my kids know of all those things. I've tried to introduce them to a lot of things that existed when I grew up. Video rental stores, VCRs, tape decks, record players, record stores, rotary phones, toy stores, roller skating rinks, music videos, Saturday morning cartoons, etc...

Just like I know of a lot of things that existed when my parents were growing up even though I never experienced many of them myself.

full service gas stations, roller skates with keys, party-line phones, coke/pepsi in glass bottles, black and white TV, 8-tracks, etc...
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I can remember shopping at A&P grocery stores, Montgomery Wards, TG&Y, and Otasco.

I can remember when it was called Kentucky Fried Chicken and they had parfaits. Lol

Also when trucks and some cars had vent windows.

I also remember when our town had two drive in movie theaters. ( There are none now in the state of Louisiana)
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We had a 7 digit number, but you only had to dial 4. Somewhere around here we have a menu from a restaurant that shows a 4 digit number to call. I guess made before the 7 started.
We could get by with just dialing the 4, but that was within the same prefix. Such as 649, didnt have to be dialed. We were on a party line too.
Also, grew up with no a/c. School didnt have a/c. Bus no a/c. Cars no a/c. Lived out in the country so movie theater was just a dream.
You could leave your house open at night and didnt have to worry.
We had a butane tank and remember one winter dad had to build a fire around it to thaw it out so we would have heat in the house. And could cook.
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I can remember when it was called Kentucky Fried Chicken and they had parfaits. Lol
I had completely forgotten about those! I always use to beg my parents for them whenever we went there.

We used to have 5 or 6 KFC restaurants in our town. A couple of them even had an all-you-can-eat buffet. Now we are down to 2 and neither has a buffet anymore.

Also, does anyone still remember Orange Julius? They were popular in malls when I was younger but at some point they were bought by DQ. I recently read that they juliuses (sp?) off their menus now.
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I had completely forgotten about those! I always use to beg my parents for them whenever we went there.

I was partial to lemon parfaits.

As a child though, my favorite place was Burger Chef. Another place in memory only.
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As a kid we rode our bikes into town on Saturday with no helmets, knee pads or elbow pads. Left the house with $1.00. Stopped as Miss Becks soda fountain and spent 50 cents on penny candy. The other 50 cents got us into the theater in town where the Saturday matinee included 2 Three Stooges short films and the main attraction. And when Mom and Dad took us camping for 2 weeks every summer there was no such thing as making reservations 11 months in advance.
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When I was 1st married, gas was 19 cents and somebody pumped it for you, checked your oil and water and offered to air the tires. If you filled the tank, you got a beer mug or somesuch as a "prize". When I started driving, gas was 15 - 16 cents.

Gas ad slogan: and Chevron Supreme fits any size gas tank
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Old 08-18-2020, 03:53 PM   #17
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When I was 1st married, gas was 19 cents and somebody pumped it for you, checked your oil and water and offered to air the tires.
they cleaned your windshield too
Gas ad slogan: and Chevron Supreme fits any size gas tank
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ENCO- put a tiger in your tank
We have Valero in texas, was shamrock but it was SINCLARE, i think the spelling is right, but had a green dinosaur on the sign
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I remember the lunch counter at Woolworth's. Also the restaurants in Department Stores.
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Darn! I must be the oldest here. Remember all those and then some. Our phone ring out in the hills of S. Ind. was one short and one long ring, after Dad and the neighbors built a 8 phone system. Car had a vent in front of the windshield and vents in front of the front windows. Can still remember hitching a team to the wagon and going into the woods to cut firewood with a double-bitted ax and a two man crosscut saw. Those were the "Good Old Days?" If so, I for one do NOT want them to return!
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I remember movies for a quarter,the Drug store soda fountain 2 cent root beers in frozen mugs with or without ice cream gas at 19 cents full service, Being first in lline to meet Roy Rogers Dale Evans at the Shreveport Fair wearing my Roy Rogers six shooter had to get there really early. My grand father had one of the first tv,s in the Parish an he really did drive us to school in a horse and buggy and picked up the other kids on the way in -an this was in the early 50's. It was the same wagon he took my mom and her sisters to school in the 30s a great time to be alive
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