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mar52

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Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. Wed, 11/2/11 11:30 PM (permalink)
Cool!  Thank you, Mr. Bad.
 
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    Foodbme

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    Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. Thu, 11/3/11 3:33 AM (permalink)
    mar52

    paper dolls
    Do they still make those balsa wood gliders, Jacks, Tiddly Winks, Pick up Sticks?

    Don't know about paper dolls but have seen the others. Usually in specialty toy stores.
     
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      TooPhat

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      Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. Thu, 11/3/11 3:59 AM (permalink)
      Metal ice cube trays that you had to pull the handle on to release the cubes.
      Dippity Do and those wire mesh curlers.
      Shorthand.
      Saddle shoes and knee socks.
      In grade school, starting a savings account through the school. Brought your money in every Monday, put in it a little envelope with the amount, usually a quarter, was sent for deposit at the bank. Was so exciting when you got your passbook!
       
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        Foodbme

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        Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. Thu, 11/3/11 4:28 AM (permalink)
        Poodle Skirts
        Walking single file from the classroom to the boys room and back. (May still do that)?
         
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          FriedTater

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          Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. Thu, 11/3/11 9:54 AM (permalink)
          Selling GRIT newspapers every Sat. morning in front of the post office.
          Buying a couple of sacks of Spudnuts for a quarter each and going door to door selling for 30 or 35 cents.
          And yes, a bank account at school. Forgot about that one.
           
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            wanderingjew

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            Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. Thu, 11/3/11 10:10 AM (permalink)
            Looking at all this stuff, I'm about as wide eyed as my coworkers are when I try to describe members only jackets, walkmans, capezzio shoes and new wave, in addition, to them John Lennon has always been dead and the first president they remember seeing on TV is either Daddy Bush or Clinton and I must be really old if Nixon is the first president I remember seeing on TV.
             
             
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              ChrisOC

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              Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. Thu, 11/3/11 12:38 PM (permalink)
              When I was a kid we didn't have a TV to see President Truman
               
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                kland01s

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                Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. Thu, 11/3/11 1:08 PM (permalink)
                I did see Truman on my family's first TV. It was a giant cabinet with a 10" or so tube. Grainy black and white. Saw Queen Elizabeth's coronation on TV too. 
                 
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                  Foodbme

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                  Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. Thu, 11/3/11 2:43 PM (permalink)
                  wanderingjew

                  Looking at all this stuff, I'm about as wide eyed as my coworkers are when I try to describe members only jackets, walkmans, capezzio shoes and new wave, in addition, to them John Lennon has always been dead and the first president they remember seeing on TV is either Daddy Bush or Clinton and I must be really old if Nixon is the first president I remember seeing on TV.

                  What? I still have my Members Only Jacket and still wear it! It's out of date? Really?
                   
                  #39
                    Tony Bad

                    Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. Thu, 11/3/11 3:06 PM (permalink)
                    Foodbme

                     What? I still have my Members Only Jacket and still wear it! It's out of date? Really?

                     
                    Not in New Jersey!
                     
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                      Ort. Carlton.

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                      Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. Fri, 11/4/11 12:22 AM (permalink)
                      Dearfolk,
                         I remember seeing The Allman Brothers for FREE in Piedmont Park in Atlanta and only being marginally impressed.
                         What's wrong with me, anyway?
                            Wholeheartedly And Truckingly, Ort.
                       
                      #41
                        mar52

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                        Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. Fri, 11/4/11 12:37 AM (permalink)
                        TooPhat: 

                        In grade school, starting a savings account through the school. Brought your money in every Monday, put in it a little envelope with the amount, usually a quarter, was sent for deposit at the bank. Was so exciting when you got your passbook!

                         
                        TooPhat, was it a little manila envelope with a string that went around the two round things to close it?
                         
                        Individual paper wrapped servings of ice cream that were square and you put them onto cones. 
                         
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                          TooPhat

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                          Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. Fri, 11/4/11 3:56 AM (permalink)
                          Mar, Yes that was the the envelope we used!
                           
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                            jeepster4

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                            Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. Fri, 11/4/11 10:58 PM (permalink)
                            Waiting on Harry  or Bess Truman  at the Kroger Store in Independence, Mo.
                            Owning a Mustang convertible in April of 1964 and having everyone think it was some kind of new Ferrari (prancing horse emblem). 
                            <message edited by jeepster4 on Fri, 11/4/11 11:00 PM>
                             
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                              jeepster4

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                              Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. Fri, 11/4/11 11:13 PM (permalink)
                              Eating at Bryant's old Barbeque when it was located around the corner from the KC Blues stadium and Arthur was working for Charlie. That was in the day when the Yankee's had the three best teams in baseball and one of them played as th KC Blues.
                               
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                                pnwchef

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                                Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. Sat, 11/5/11 9:37 AM (permalink)
                                Mar, in a Bikini ...................Not that I would know, or ever saw..........
                                <message edited by PNWCHEF on Sat, 11/5/11 11:55 AM>
                                 
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                                  ces1948

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                                  Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. Sat, 11/5/11 10:50 AM (permalink)
                                  Someone mentioned cloth diapers. I just read a story about a lady out west making a success out of running a diaper service.
                                   
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                                    ces1948

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                                    Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. Sat, 11/5/11 10:50 AM (permalink)
                                    dup
                                    <message edited by ces1948 on Sun, 11/6/11 9:16 AM>
                                     
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                                      claracamille

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                                      Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. Sun, 11/6/11 8:15 AM (permalink)
                                      Cleaning poopy diapers in the toilet!
                                      Stockings & garter belts.  My husband really misses them- that skin above the stockings, very sexy.
                                      Slide rules.
                                      Crinolines under your skirt.
                                      Wearing your Easter clothes to school on the Monday after Easter.
                                      Slow dances.
                                      Elvis
                                       
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                                        Louis

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                                        Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. Mon, 11/7/11 9:03 AM (permalink)
                                        Comic books for 10 (and later 12) cents.
                                         
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                                          carlton pierre

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                                          Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. Wed, 11/9/11 4:34 PM (permalink)
                                          The Berlin Wall
                                           
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                                            DawnT

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                                            Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. Wed, 11/9/11 6:18 PM (permalink)
                                            Howard Cosell
                                            Authur Godfrey
                                            Cora & Mr.Whipple. Shining examples of anti-free market capitalism
                                            "Strangers" that always wear raincoats and hats, have candy, and want to show you a baby puppy.
                                            Commies,Reds,and Ruskies that hiding everywhere except nobody ever seen one or Emmanuel Goldstein.
                                            Condoms that were supposed only to be used to prevent diseases such as poli or smallpox.
                                            Polio and Smallpox
                                            Schmoos
                                            Top opening satchels
                                            greasy kid stuff in boy's hair
                                            pre-'65 Catholic Church interiors b4 the desanctification order.
                                            spinsters
                                            tobacco advertisments
                                            Toys that ran on imagination
                                            Models that were made from tissue paper and balsa instead of plastic.
                                            Gas powered motors for the above that you started with your finger and a glow plug clip
                                            Fold out chemistry sets that had a lot of emphasis on exothermic reactions and basement pyrotechnics
                                            Mattel thingmaker sets with plastic goop
                                            Toys that could burn,shock,amputate,cut,explode,or otherwise challenge medical or homeowner's insurance without specifically suggesting their use under adult supervision.
                                            screw in fuses that could retain pennies
                                            storing all of your soap ends in jars under the kitchen sink
                                            Sweets,candies,sugar,and confections before they promoted "tooth decay" and only spoiled your appetite
                                            Going out to play in "play clothes"unsupervised
                                            Parents dumping their kids off in the toy section and going about their business shopping.
                                            Pharmacists working usually at the end of the pharmacy raised several feet above floor level in white smocks surrounded with apocothary jars filled with colored water. The rest of the store's products were referred to as "sundries" and paid for at separtate registers.
                                             
                                             
                                             
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                                              Foodbme

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                                              Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. Wed, 11/9/11 6:40 PM (permalink)
                                              DawnT

                                              Howard Cosell
                                              Authur Godfrey
                                              Cora & Mr.Whipple. Shining examples of anti-free market capitalism
                                              "Strangers" that always wear raincoats and hats, have candy, and want to show you a baby puppy.
                                              Commies,Reds,and Ruskies that hiding everywhere except nobody ever seen one or Emmanuel Goldstein.
                                              Condoms that were supposed only to be used to prevent diseases such as poli or smallpox.
                                              Polio and Smallpox
                                              Schmoos
                                              Top opening satchels
                                              greasy kid stuff in boy's hair
                                              pre-'65 Catholic Church interiors b4 the desanctification order.
                                              spinsters
                                              tobacco advertisments
                                              Toys that ran on imagination
                                              Models that were made from tissue paper and balsa instead of plastic.
                                              Gas powered motors for the above that you started with your finger and a glow plug clip
                                              Fold out chemistry sets that had a lot of emphasis on exothermic reactions and basement pyrotechnics
                                              Mattel thingmaker sets with plastic goop
                                              Toys that could burn,shock,amputate,cut,explode,or otherwise challenge medical or homeowner's insurance without specifically suggesting their use under adult supervision.
                                              screw in fuses that could retain pennies
                                              storing all of your soap ends in jars under the kitchen sink
                                              Sweets,candies,sugar,and confections before they promoted "tooth decay" and only spoiled your appetite
                                              Going out to play in "play clothes"unsupervised
                                              Parents dumping their kids off in the toy section and going about their business shopping.
                                              Pharmacists working usually at the end of the pharmacy raised several feet above floor level in white smocks surrounded with apocothary jars filled with colored water. The rest of the store's products were referred to as "sundries" and paid for at separtate registers.

                                              We STILL save soap ends under the sink! My bride puts them in a cloth bag and uses them in the shower!
                                               
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                                                ChrisOC

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                                                Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. Wed, 11/9/11 7:22 PM (permalink)
                                                Record stores had a listning booth so you could listen to a record before you bought it.
                                                45 rpm records with those big spindle holes.
                                                 
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                                                  Glenn1234

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                                                  Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. Wed, 11/9/11 7:43 PM (permalink)
                                                   
                                                  True story :  ....
                                                   
                                                  Yesterday, I had to go to the dentist to get a tooth repaired.   The dentst now has a new, young  assistant who I never met before.  I would guess that she is in her low 20's.   I pre-warned her that I am a little claustrophobic, and don't like to use that mouth prop or have too much cotton junk stuffed in my mouth.  So far, so good.  She understood.   
                                                   I went on and explained that I'm really okay with the dentistry part;  I just don't like stuff interferring with my airway...which gives me a sensation of suffocating.    Anyway, I told here I'm not clasutrophobinc about things like standing in a phone booth.
                                                  She said, "A what?''.  She had no idea what a phone booth was!     Now that I think about it, pay phones were still pretty common even 10 years ago, but the remaining ones were usually mounted on a wall, and not in a free standing booth. 
                                                  So, wow!  .. Some 20-somethings don't know what a phone booth is!
                                                   
                                                  Glenn
                                                   
                                                   
                                                   
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                                                    ChrisOC

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                                                    Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. Wed, 11/9/11 7:49 PM (permalink)
                                                    I remember when phone booths were made of wood, had a seat, and one switch for a light and one for a fan.
                                                     
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                                                      carlton pierre

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                                                      Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. Thu, 11/10/11 7:39 AM (permalink)
                                                      Wow!  there are some really old, old farts on here.
                                                       
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                                                        DawnT

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                                                        Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. Thu, 11/10/11 12:54 PM (permalink)
                                                        Sego
                                                        Figurines
                                                        Tab in the original off-round and bumpy bottle
                                                        Hollywood Cola & Hollywood Bread
                                                        Sweeta
                                                        Sacchrine tablets that used to look like what we know today as sublingual Nitroglycerine Tablets
                                                        The Dietetic Foods section of about 35 products
                                                         
                                                        Non-Dietetic:
                                                        Milkshake powders in funky packages that came with a free shaker and the refills cost more then the shaker into package.
                                                        Great Shake
                                                        Quick Shake
                                                         
                                                        Carnation Instant Breakfasts
                                                        Didn'they even suggested mixing them in a blender with a raw egg and milk for a deluxe breakfast at one point?
                                                        Tang as astronaut juice
                                                         
                                                        Gas stations sold "White Gas" for things that required unleaded gas w/o additives.
                                                        The racks of recycled motor oil in those bottles with a snoot in front of the station that were ready the moment the attendent fueiling your car told you you're a quart low.
                                                         
                                                        Purse hooks on the ends of tables
                                                        wrapped cubes of sugar instead of packets, but the granulated sugar dispenser bottle was on the table too.
                                                         
                                                        Police/fire call boxes on most telephone poles since beat cops didn't have walkie talkies
                                                        Post Office Mail Boxes were drab green, so were the trucks. Every couple of blocks there was a second mail box without a chute that was used for storage. Mailmen drove bikes with a triangular kickstand.
                                                        Your newsaper never knew a plastic bag and was held together with a rubber band.
                                                        Mustard Plasters.
                                                        Oil of wintergreen with a hot towel.
                                                        Milk cartons were coated with wax that a kid could make a mess scratching off.
                                                         
                                                         
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                                                          mar52

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                                                          Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. Thu, 11/10/11 2:22 PM (permalink)
                                                          Kerosene camping lanterns with the delicate mantles
                                                          Wood camping cots
                                                          A hand written letter
                                                           
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                                                            DawnT

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                                                            Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. Thu, 11/10/11 3:04 PM (permalink)
                                                            What I Was thinking of Marlene. Most of our camping stuff was early 60's. Old style oiled heavy canvas, and the original coleman stove that were built very heavy,not cheap,stamped metal. Same with the Thermos brand lantern that used a heavy porclean finish. We also had a carbide lamp that you could still buy the cans of  "rocks" for it. The stove and lantern were pre-naptha era and labeled "White Gas Only".So was our power lawnmower that had the old style round blades like the push mowers b4 the flat blade ones became common. Threw out all this stuff that had been hanging up in the rafters during the 90's at my parents. It's hard to believe how heavy this stuff was built. There were still packaged mantles that were never used. Also  yellowed, wooden cots with heavily rusted articulating joints.
                                                            Just remembered when most all the wheelchairs were wood too.
                                                             
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