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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/01 11:07:50 (permalink)
Still somewhat popular in this area (although not as many as in the past) ...the local Butcher shop.
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/02 12:04:06 (permalink)
Did anybody mention trading stamps?
Bankbooks?
Kiddie Matinees?
 
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/02 13:16:56 (permalink)
Before the internet Bon Appetit Gourmet (sometimes newspapers) had a recipe section where for $2 + SASE you will have the Worlds Best version of that recipe. Award-winning too.
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/02 13:37:18 (permalink)
Roller skates that fit over your shoes, with a skate key.
Fountain pens chained to the tables at banks.
Hood ornaments that stuck up at the front of the hood of a car.
Pencils that you would "sharpen" by unwrapping a strip of paper.
 
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/02 14:15:38 (permalink)
Those little black dime sized but thicker things you lit on the 4th of july, and it would keep spewing out "the Snake"
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/02 14:38:53 (permalink)
That sounds a little dirty!
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/02 17:57:40 (permalink)
bartl

Did anybody mention trading stamps?
Bankbooks?
Kiddie Matinees?



Saturdays!!!!!!!!!!!!
A Quarter and you'd get 2 features and a candy bar!.  The best fun was to go early and camp out.  By the time the theater opened, the line would be a block long and you'd get lousy seats.
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/02 21:52:28 (permalink)
winter boots that with buckles or zippers.you used to slip over your shoes or sneekers.my feet were always warm when i was a kid.nowadays i spend $150.00 for a pair and my feet freeze.
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/03 10:00:00 (permalink)
There's a charming penny candy store where you'd least expect it...in the lobby of 77 Water Street in the neighborhood near Wall Street.

http://www.scoutingny.com/?p=4228

It pays to be eccentric.
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/03 11:36:43 (permalink)
CCinNJ

There's a charming penny candy store where you'd least expect it...in the lobby of 77 Water Street in the neighborhood near Wall Street.

http://www.scoutingny.com/?p=4228

It pays to be eccentric.

 
That is one of my favorite web sites!
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/03 12:12:01 (permalink)
CCinNJ
There's a charming penny candy store where you'd least expect it...in the lobby of 77 Water Street in the neighborhood near Wall Street.
http://www.scoutingny.com/?p=4228
It pays to be eccentric.

 77 Water Street also has a faux airport on the roof.
 
http://www.scoutingny.com/?p=4202
 
Oooops, I see your page covered that as well, sorry!
post edited by kozel - 2012/08/03 12:13:32
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/03 13:37:09 (permalink)
The silver change maker, the Good Humor Man wore on his belt.
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/03 15:53:13 (permalink)
They're still around Chewie. Street vendors around here still have them.
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/03 16:42:59 (permalink)
I lived in an older neighborhood where there was a grocery store practically on every corner.  Soft drinks were sold in glass bottles, and when you returned them you were give a couple cents deposit.
 
Diners - hot tea was served in those little metal pots with hinged lids, real cream in those little (1-2oz?) glass bottles with cardboard stoppers.  Each booth had a mini-juke box with extendable metal flaps that fitted over each other for your selection.  
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/03 18:08:59 (permalink)
You gotta come visit New Jersey Belle!

We still have everything...but the bottles of cream.
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/03 21:00:59 (permalink)
I tried to post last about this last evening, but something happened during the upload.
 
The thought occured to me that an important social institution vanished during most of our lifetimes on this board, yet in a subtle way.
 
Remember the old AM radio stations we listened to? There used to be one major powerhouse AM station in each market that catered towards the highschool/college aged crowd that everybody listened to. There might have been another, but one was dominant. It was literally our social media of the times. Every school in the area was represented often by a delegate that would call in once a week to announce the news related to the school and sports teams. The DJ's were different then. They were real celebrities of our time. They MC'd major events, pitched product to teens on TV, and active in the commnity. These stations got where they were by assembling the best talent and usually had an uncanny sense of the pulse of the youth crowd and be able to respond accordingly. They not only took in requests, but often gave callers their few minutes of fame on the radio and then seemlessly segue'd into the next record. Sometimes it's amazing to listen to old broadcasts and compare them to the radio talent of today. These guys had the gift of gab with a silver tounge. Everybody within the age group was listening. It was sort of the background of our lives back then. People think that a flash mob is a new thing. These stations had the power to mobilize a massing of listeners somewhere at moment's notice sort of like an intercom to the kids. They could make a local business or restaurant the cool place to be just by saying so. By the early 1970's, these stations were a shadows of their original selves and their reign from the early 50's was over. The migration to FM and the fragmentation of listening audiences to different stations that had different formats and programmed playlists was well underway when I started college in '72. No longer was everyone in town in tune with the same station. Spontiniety was over. AM is still around, but nothing like the instituion it once was.
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/03 21:48:45 (permalink)
Agreed Dawn. Here in portland there were a coupe KISN and KGW. I still call a ocertain cab company because it had a catchy jingle that caused its number to stick in my brain for over 40 years.
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/03 22:00:32 (permalink)
That change for me was from WLS Dick Beyondi (sp), later Larry Lujack were the most popular.  But when WIBA FM out of Madison went on the air with rock, I never went back.  I also listened to WLS back when it was the farm station, as my dad had in on all the time in the barn.
Been a long time, hope I got the names right!
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/03 22:33:15 (permalink)
chewingthefat Those little black dime sized but thicker things you lit on the 4th of july, and it would keep spewing out "the Snake"

I used to take about 5 of those tablets, stuff them into a "fake firecracker", and make a REALLY nice smoke bomb.
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/03 22:53:19 (permalink)
I always wondered how I could listen to WLS in Chicago on my radio at night when I was in a very small town in Arkansas - every night I hung onto every word Larry Lujack said and the songs that were played didn't hit the Little Rock stations until a few days later.  At school I would state that I'd already heard the new song by Paul Revere and the Raiders or The Grass Roots or some of the other groups of that time on WLS first.
 
I didn't like it if the weather or air waves weren't just right for listening - but I spent many nights falling to sleep with either Larry Lujack coming in clear or a lot of static.  I guess that really is a thing forgotten but a good thing remembered.
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/04 09:06:09 (permalink)
Classical dishes prepared via tableside service...before the fears of setting the joint on fire or raw eggs.

http://listverse.com/2010...ds-prepared-tableside/
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/04 11:43:18 (permalink)
bartl

Kiddie Matinees?



Also, "Cartoon Festivals" - 20 cartoons shown consecutively on Saturday mornings.
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/04 11:50:48 (permalink)
The days when kids learned the "f"-word from restroom walls, then never used it in the hearing range of adults or in "mixed company".
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/04 17:07:33 (permalink)
A Rubbing Alcohol bath your Mother would give you when you had a fever!
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/04 19:49:07 (permalink)
Chewie, you must have lived one sheltered childhood. I didn't dare utter the word fever or that I felt sick. My Grandmother's and Mother's idea of Dr. Mom was worse then the real Dr. visit.
 
Nowdays, it would border on torture and definitely child endangerment/abuse and practicing medicine without a license...if you could call it medicine.
 
Maybe that's another thing thank goodness is lost to the past.
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/04 19:50:57 (permalink)
Rubbing alcohol is great...after the schvitz!

Mom sits that one out.
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/04 19:56:07 (permalink)
Waiting for a television to "warm up" (I looked, and saw that somebody mentioned tubes).
Dialing a dial telephone.
Marx, Emenee, and Kenner toys.
Cocoa Marsh
QT Frosting Mix
E-Z Pop
(the last three made by the defunct Taylor-Reed company)
 
Bart
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/04 21:29:49 (permalink)
"Lic-M-Aide" The envelopes of powdered drink mix that you ate right out of the envelope/pkg.
Junkers Strawberry and Raspberry flavored cook-n-serve puddings called "Danish Dessert"
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/04 21:38:49 (permalink)
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Junkers Strawberry and Raspberry flavored cook-n-serve puddings called "Danish Dessert"

 
Junket is still around, we buy rennet from them:
 
http://www.junketdesserts../alljunketproducts.aspx
 
 
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/04 23:41:31 (permalink)
<<Waiting for a television to "warm up"
 
Funny, because everytime I turn on my mp3 player and wait the 30 or so seconds until it gets ready to play, I think of that, and think about how far we've come....
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