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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/16 01:02:04 (permalink)
In almost EVERY hotel in Vegas in the 60s, 70s & 80s you would get a Welcome package!
That package usually included a FREE breakfast, Free Shrimp cocktail, .25 cent hot dogs and $10.00 worth of FREE gambling credit good at the Hotel you were in.
When the Mirage was first opened the rates were $49.99 a night and now they are over $200.00 a night or more depending on when you stay.  
Vegas "used" to be VERY Family oriented but now it's not that way anymore!  Its no wonder the economy is suffering so badly there!
Last year there were still un-finished multi million $$ Condos on the Strip and will probably be that way for a long time!
NOTHING is FREE anymore in Vegas! 
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/16 01:30:29 (permalink)
Bally's & Caesars (Atlantic City) used to throw big elaborate Birthday parties every month for the loyal casino-playing guests . They gave plenty...to celebrate and have you carry the celebration to the casino floor.
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/16 08:19:54 (permalink)
Dawn, I forgot to mention that there are plenty of what used to be called Army-Navy stores still around. Now they're called Surplus stores.
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/16 08:48:00 (permalink)
Frozen yogurt stores (TCBY) were all but forgotten. But places like Pinkberry and Greek yogurt has brought it back in to mind & memory.
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/16 10:22:47 (permalink)
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I guess I should also mention bottle caps and church keys
The churchkey is making a comeback!
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/16 13:08:36 (permalink)
This used to be such a nice place!
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/16 16:34:05 (permalink)
Seriously. I don't like beer either.
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/16 16:41:16 (permalink)
Ha! When I used to stay at the Sands a room was six bucks, there was whiskey of your choice in the room, food was free and so were the drinks and the shows.
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/16 17:03:47 (permalink)
I haven't been to Vegas in ............OMG! almost 20 years!  Do they at least still comp drinks while you are playing slots?
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/16 17:22:50 (permalink)
CCinNJ

Frozen yogurt stores (TCBY) were all but forgotten. But places like Pinkberry and Greek yogurt has brought it back in to mind & memory.

 
Gelato shops have gotten to be the big thing around here. I really have gotten to enjoy them above any other frozen treat.
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/16 20:22:17 (permalink)
Poor little pink (not really peppercorns) peppercorns. They were so popular in the 80s.
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/16 22:24:10 (permalink)
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/16 23:55:44 (permalink)
Aside from department stores in major markets/metropolitan areas...grand seasonal window displays.
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/17 00:22:44 (permalink)
Gas wars.
 
 
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/17 00:26:11 (permalink)
Astronaut ice cream
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/17 02:40:59 (permalink)
I loved that line, "If you're under 50 you probably don't know what a church key is" or however they phrased it. Must have been a 25 y/o kid that wrote that line.
 
  I guess the next big thing is going to be Pull Tab Beer. Imagine that. You can experience friendship rings or go steady again and make long chains while enjoying a new craft beer. I wonder if this new/old beer is in a steel can?
 
To which brings us to the real, entwined hearts friendship rings and later mood rings.
 
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DawnT

I guess I should also mention bottle caps and church keys
The churchkey is making a comeback!


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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/17 07:49:24 (permalink)
Waxed paper milk cartons... the quart size and smaller has a pull-tab/ round opening in one corner of the flat top. The half gallon tab was in the middle of one side of the angle-top. This was before the pour-spout top was invented.  School milk in glass bottles with a paper top... then paper box half-pints...then larger containers of 1/3rd quart.
Reel push mowers.   S/H Green Stamps and their redemtion stores. 

AIR SCOUTS/EXPLORERS B S A / I was a member of Squadron 261A in Lennox , CA  in the late 50's. We had both Air Scouts and Sea Scout units in our community along with the regular Explorer posts.  I got my first ever ride in a jet plane while on a field trip to Norton AFB in San Bernardino, CA. I was in the back-seat pf an F-84 Thunderjet for a short but very memorable ride.
 
How about the fake 'Lake Plugs (Headers) exhaust pipes on your cars? Not really attached to the exhaust, they ran under the doors on the side and were designed to 'bypass' the mufflers for better performance (if they were hooked up).
 
Litters of Puppies? Tt was my job to assist the mother dog in the care and clean-up when she brought forth a litter of pups. Then sitting at the grocery store with a box of pups in my wagon, finding homes for the little ones.  No Tags, No Shots, No spaying or neutering..Just puppies for free. I seldom went home at the end of the day with a dog in the wagon. ( I knew who would and who wouldn't take a pup !!!)
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/17 10:19:52 (permalink)
I have a beautiful bag...made of pull tabs. I have to go find it. It's pretty.
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/17 11:59:35 (permalink)
Doing Jacobs ladder
Broken shoelaces
Galoches
Catching rubber in all 3/4 gears
Moon/half Moon hub caps
Blowouts
No metal handle pullup metal ice trays
Arm pumping to make truckers blow their air horns
Chinese tag
Getting your cuff caught in your bicycle chain
Zits
Ladies choice slow dance
Coronet magazine
Looking up dirty words in the dictionary
Lighting farts
post edited by chewingthefat - 2012/08/17 12:00:36
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/17 15:03:50 (permalink)
Pull lever type ice trays are still around in catalogs Chewey. So are those silly garter-like pants cuff things especially nowdays with no fenders or chainguards. That does jog another memory though. Girl's skirt guards. They sort of disappeared after the heavy coaster type bikes with the advent of the multi-speed lightweights imports due to weight restrictions. They still are popular in Europe though. Last time I seen one installed on a bike was at a Western Auto (remember them?). They used to look like a cage that went fully half way around the rear tire. It's vouge now to own a Euro touring bike now. You see them around here made by a Dutch company called Gazelle on a true women's frame which has now been most replaced with a unisex, angled top tube. The skirt guards were still sold as acessories as far back as the 70's AFAIK.
 
Michael, the explorers are still around. They've renamed them and put them under a different division since '91. Sea Scouts were still around as of the 80's. I gave a tour of a radio room for a group. The Police explorers are currently in the news with their over 100th sex scandals right now in Ca. This has always been a tricky one in the courts as how can you hold BSA accountable when you entrust youth to the police.
Zits? I think countless kids would like to respectfully disagree with you Chewey. Some kind of Zit buster is being adverstised on TV that's some kind of flashing light source like those ones that supposably caused you to grow hair again. All those advertisements for the syringe type zit poppers that we used to see in kid's magazines is back on steroids. It's a huge, spring loaded cyliner with a lot more power. Check utube. There's also electric pore cleaners being sold for that purpose, but they are really an undercover version of a patented, prescription therapy device used for something else.
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/17 17:17:30 (permalink)
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Pull lever type ice trays are still around in catalogs Chewey. So are those silly garter-like pants cuff things especially nowdays with no fenders or chainguards. That does jog another memory though. Girl's skirt guards. They sort of disappeared after the heavy coaster type bikes with the advent of the multi-speed lightweights imports due to weight restrictions. They still are popular in Europe though. Last time I seen one installed on a bike was at a Western Auto (remember them?). They used to look like a cage that went fully half way around the rear tire. It's vouge now to own a Euro touring bike now. You see them around here made by a Dutch company called Gazelle on a true women's frame which has now been most replaced with a unisex, angled top tube. The skirt guards were still sold as acessories as far back as the 70's AFAIK.

Michael, the explorers are still around. They've renamed them and put them under a different division since '91. Sea Scouts were still around as of the 80's. I gave a tour of a radio room for a group. The Police explorers are currently in the news with their over 100th sex scandals right now in Ca. This has always been a tricky one in the courts as how can you hold BSA accountable when you entrust youth to the police.
Zits? I think countless kids would like to respectfully disagree with you Chewey. Some kind of Zit buster is being adverstised on TV that's some kind of flashing light source like those ones that supposably caused you to grow hair again. All those advertisements for the syringe type zit poppers that we used to see in kid's magazines is back on steroids. It's a huge, spring loaded cyliner with a lot more power. Check utube. There's also electric pore cleaners being sold for that purpose, but they are really an undercover version of a patented, prescription therapy device used for something else.

Dawn, I'm talking about the pre lever ones where you had to run the tray under hot water on both sides of the tray to loosen the cubes.
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/17 17:56:07 (permalink)

I love my ice cube trays. I have to wait until they loosen up to lift the lever...and it pops and cracks like a window breaking...but the ice is nice. Not perfect...but nice ice. It takes longer to freeze and the cubes are crooked...such is life.
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/17 18:14:08 (permalink)
I never seen those Chewy. I do remember the improved pull levers that used the diamond textured surface to make breaking the ice easier. The main problem though was they got so cheaply made that they quit working or if they were overfilled, the handle or rivets gave way before the ice broke.
 
'nother great memory. Making an evening of defrosting the freezer. Then there was the fridges that had the freezer compartment inside that had the flap door instead of a seperate compartment. How about the ones that had the tray on the bottom that had to be emptied or your kitchen floor would have a puddle. Maybe I should mention the sudden smell of ammonia, but that was before my time, but my parents remembered that from the early ones and the stories of the ice man delivering blocks of ice for the "ice box" which my parents continued to call refrigerators all their lives. Earliest ones I remembered were the rounded edge ones with the pull lever to unlock the door. Every manufactuer back then for some reason liked their name in cursive chrome on the door.
 
Anyone remember the stoves that had one burner in a deep well, usually in the left, rear. It was a gimmick that allowed a narrow pot that came with the stove to be put in there and used for anything from deep frying to a slow cooker. Those went out sometime during the early 60's by the time 48" and 60" stoves also gave way to the over and under 36" dual oven designs. Then there was Marigold, Avacado, Coppertone,& Eggshell. Then darker bordering as you got to the edges.  When was the last time you seen a power outlet on the control panel of an electric stove? The fuse was always dead anyways. Mechanical timers and later clock radio like timers with the auto shut off. Those little hooded lights that sat over the timer and used long, aquarium bulbs. Those heavy aluminum griddles in the center of the stove with the flap cover that made perfect rings in anything that you tried to make on them like pancakes.
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/18 01:23:20 (permalink)
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Doing Jacobs ladder
Broken shoelaces
Galoches
Catching rubber in all 3/4 gears
Moon/half Moon hub caps
Blowouts
No metal handle pullup metal ice trays
Arm pumping to make truckers blow their air horns
Chinese tag
Getting your cuff caught in your bicycle chain
Zits
Ladies choice slow dance
Coronet magazine
Looking up dirty words in the dictionary
Lighting farts


Damn Chewy................................All 3 gears????????? You da man...........I had a bud with a (parents) Hemmy Station wagon with push-button Gear Shifting..............lol....he could make that sucker squeal at times
 
VW bugs had sunroofs......not rubber, hard as i tried.........but man....you could run them up sand dunes on Cape Cod for a long way before getting stuck or tipping over! The trick was in knowing when to turn so you still had enough momentum to get back down and not slip sideways or roll.
 
And OK.i give up...I played TAG....played Hospital TAG (played Hospital too .but that's another story) We played "guns"...never got into the ethnic stuff for some reason..did the rope around 2 guys for "instant alive again".Buck-buck, Simon says.etc........but never played Chinese tag...what is it?
 
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/18 12:04:03 (permalink)
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Doing Jacobs ladder
Broken shoelaces
Galoches
Catching rubber in all 3/4 gears
Moon/half Moon hub caps
Blowouts
No metal handle pullup metal ice trays
Arm pumping to make truckers blow their air horns
Chinese tag
Getting your cuff caught in your bicycle chain
Zits
Ladies choice slow dance
Coronet magazine
Looking up dirty words in the dictionary
Lighting farts


Damn Chewy................................All 3 gears????????? You da man...........I had a bud with a (parents) Hemmy Station wagon with push-button Gear Shifting..............lol....he could make that sucker squeal at times

VW bugs had sunroofs......not rubber, hard as i tried.........but man....you could run them up sand dunes on Cape Cod for a long way before getting stuck or tipping over! The trick was in knowing when to turn so you still had enough momentum to get back down and not slip sideways or roll.

And OK.i give up...I played TAG....played Hospital TAG (played Hospital too .but that's another story) We played "guns"...never got into the ethnic stuff for some reason..did the rope around 2 guys for "instant alive again".Buck-buck, Simon says.etc........but never played Chinese tag...what is it?


Where you got tagged, you had to keep one hand on the spot where you got it, tough deal if someone got you on the lower leg!

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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/18 13:54:24 (permalink)
Calligraphy by hand
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/18 14:23:53 (permalink)
For you SOCAL residents, Remember when "Smudge Pots" were used in the citrus orchards when frost was expected...Burning tires and oil.  The big fans over the orchards blew the warmer smokey air around enoung to stop the frost damage, but it did stink up the air.
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/18 14:43:38 (permalink)
One of my daughters is a very deft practitioner of the art and also an under-the-line lefty requiring special nibs. It's still quite popular CC. Now that some schools have stopped teaching cursive that may soon start to change with the younger ones.
 
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/18 16:31:09 (permalink)
Mayor Al, that is a great memory for me.... My Dad saying...  "Fill her up with Ethyl."
 
The Shell station is still there but it sure is different...
 
No Can I check under the hood?
 
No: Can I check your tires?
 
No garage at all.
 
No service whatsoever.
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Re:Things Forgotten 2012/08/18 16:43:56 (permalink)
That's so nice to hear Dawn! Especially for a lefty! That...and anything to do with knitting usually is a greater challenge.

Growing up...it was holy water sprinkled in my direction every time I used a fork pen or scissors with my left-hand...and an entire rosary to follow. Out of 4 children...only one of my sisters is a righty with blue eyes....like my Mother.
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