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Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/16 22:23:12 (permalink)
A bread box.
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Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/16 22:24:43 (permalink)
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Watching as they filed two-by-two into the ark.


we all know you saw that personnally, Michael. good to see you're back.
all of my guitar amplifiers are vacuum tube. you can't get the same tone from solid state electronics.
the best recorded sounds STILL come from vinyl records.
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Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/17 12:50:52 (permalink)
John B,
   We bought a wooden-weave breadbasket/box from an Amish roadside vendor in Ohio a couple of years ago. After a long history of trying to keep bread 'fresh' for several days (and failing) , this covered basket really does the job. I amazed at how long bread will remain 'edible' when kept in this wonderful device.
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Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 01:33:55 (permalink)
I'll add a few and expand on others.  (Yes, I have returned).
 
Not only black and white television, but round screen color sets.  I have restored old TV sets for several years, but remember the round screens well, as some relatives still used them.
 
 Three channels (as opposed to hundreds now) and nothing on.
 
  Having to watch classic TV shows in syndication instead of on DVD.
 
  When the TV repairman (usually a "tube jockey") would actually come to the house and fix the set on site.  If the set or chassis had to be taken to the shop, you got a loaner set until yours was fixed.
 
  The only mail we got was from the postal service.
 
  Music being played from vinyl records on tube equipment, as in no mp3, CD, etc.
 
  Paddling in school.
 
 
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Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 02:02:38 (permalink)
Flat top Haircuts and I believe someone mentioned Butch Wax.
Bicycle handlebar grips with streamers out the back.
AM only radios
Gold Star Mothers flags hanging in the front window.
(The "Sons in Service" flag was used during World War I and World War II)
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Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 08:49:09 (permalink)
foodbme-
The starred flag displays are a common sight on vehicles in this area. Thank Heaven they are mostly the Blue-Starred version.  Blue indicate a son or daughter on active service, while the Gold is reserved for the family who has suffered a fatality of their service member. Both Janet and I proudly display a "front" license plate on our cars that show the two Blue-Stars that recognize our two sons serving in the U S Army. (Indiana does not issue a plate for the front of the car.) I have seen some flags flying, but the car displays are more in use here.
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Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 13:24:16 (permalink)
Mayor,
Didn't know if the flags were still being used or not. Good to know. Haven't seen them out here in AZ although there are a lot of Arizonians in the service
post edited by Foodbme - 2011/11/18 13:26:01
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Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 14:09:07 (permalink)
I have seen the flags around this area.
How about maps. Since Google and GPS I haven't met anyone who uses a map except people my age.
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Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 14:51:04 (permalink)
FREE maps that you used to get from gas stations.
 
We got some from AAA when we drove across country.  We used them as a guide because GPS isn't always right.
 
Keeping your own score in bowling alleys with those wax pencils that had paper you unrolled off of the tip to have more of the lead showing.  (phew!)
 
Has anyone mentioned phone numbers that began with words?  Ours was Vermont x-xxxx.  My mother's phone book from when she got married had phone numbers in it that only had 6 digits.
 
Are all tires radial now?  I don't remember hearing that word when I bought new tires.
 
I haven't seen kids playing in a car inner tube in years.
 
Coulottes.
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Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 15:04:53 (permalink)
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Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 15:15:00 (permalink)
Doctors that cared.
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Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 15:27:11 (permalink)
You can still get free maps from AAA if you are a member and most Interstate welcome stations on crossing into a state still give out free state maps.
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Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 15:34:43 (permalink)
Yes, ours were free.
 
But we had to wait for over 30 minutes for "our turn".
 
All I wanted was the maps, but they felt the need to highlight the entire route for me making the wait for those behind me that much longer.
 
Free parking  (I may have mentioned this before)
 
Parking meters with that thing you turned (Knob?) to register the time you had.
 
Tooth powder
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Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 15:37:10 (permalink)
Driving the freeways in Los Angeles and actually being able to see the city instead of block walls.
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Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 16:39:06 (permalink)
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Oiling Dirt Roads to keep the dust down
Covering counters in retail stores with sheets at closing time.
Sears Catalogs
Pup Tents made out of Waterproofed Canvas.
Marching from one Cemetary to another on Memorial Day in our scout uniforms. (Now Veterans Day for those who don't remember)
Running boards on cars.
Having to swim naked in the YMCA Indoor Pool. No suits allowed.
The Railway Express Agency. (Had my fireworks shipped in on the REA)
Carling Black Label - 50 cents a quart.
Curb feelers on cars.
Buster Brown Shoes and Radio Commercials. "Hi, I'm Buster Brown - I live in a Shoe!"
White Bucks
Madras Shirts
Coming home after school to watch American Bandstand with Dick Clark and learn the latest dance moves. (In B&W)
Inner Tubes in Tires
Hitchiking was safe and people picked you up
People stopped to help people with car trouble
Cars were 100% metal!
Fireworks were legal most everywhere.
Storm Windows had to be put up and taken down.
People didn't lock their doors.
Bicycles only had 1 gear.
No Bicycle Helmets.
No Seatbelts or car seats.
Women wore hats & gloves to Church.
No Car Air Conditioning or House AC.
ALL Nuns wore Habits!
ALL Nuns carried rulers as standard equipment!
Every School Principal had a paddle.
Many homes had Coal Chutes & Bins and coal furnaces
Schools provided school supplies and sporting equipment.
Football Helmets had no facemasks. Baseball players wore no helmets.
Golf shoes had metal spikes.
Flight Attendants no longer wear hot pants and boots

The year the nuns switched from always long skirts to optional shorter skirts in the late spring thru mid fall  our school had a rash of clumsy boys always slipping and falling to the ground.  usually around Sister Mary Helen. 
 
She could make a young boy's pulse quicken, didnt mind getting rapped on the nuckles from her at all
 
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Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 16:40:46 (permalink)
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Running around town looking for discarded soda bottles to get the three cent deposit. For you youngsters out there, glass soda bottles were washed and reused.

 
Each year when the fair came to town, I would blow through the money mom would give me then check behind the houses in town and take back the bottles for more money.
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Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 16:44:09 (permalink)
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Kerosene camping lanterns with the delicate mantles
Wood camping cots
A hand written letter

I still have mine and use it whenever the lights go out, finding the mantles is getting harder
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Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 17:06:21 (permalink)
Going to the movies and watching 2 shows, and popcorn and drinks for $5.00
 
replacing the ribbon on your manual typewriter or electric on too
 
The smell of the fresh ditto sheets in school
 
being taken out in the hall in school to get swats
 
8 track cassette music
 
Having to know where the nearest fall out shelter is/was
(or having one in your basement)
 
listening on a clear night to a crystal radio set not knowing who or what you will hear next
 
going to the penny candy store loading up for $1.00, getting on the river ferry and riding all afternoon for fifty cents.
 
sneaking a five cent IBOLD cigar from the drug store, smoking it in the alley and getting sicker than a dawg.
 
being able to walk to the public library downtown (at 5 yrs old) without fear of being approached by strangers, cause EVERYONE in town knew who you were and if you misbehaved your parents knew before you got home.
 
listening to the sound of a rotary dialed phone
 
going to see santa claus in his castle (3 blocks up the street) at night to get a tootsie pop and not worry about the boogey man
 
watching movies in class that were on actual film that you had to load into the projector (once you learned how you were invaluable in school)
 
going to the slaughter house to get your meat or the local grocery had a meat market that actually did in house meat cutting and not prepackaged loaded with junk crap
 
thinking driving to Grandma's house took FOREVER (4 hours) where today it seems like that same distance just flys right by.
 
I remember as a kid we went to downtown cincinnati 4 times a year cause it was SO far, now I go there for a meal and think nothing of it.
 
being a kid on a locally produced kids television show.
 
caroling at christmas and have people warmly enjoy your music and offer hot chocolate or some cookies.
 
 
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Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 18:27:31 (permalink)
Being the first guy in the gang to get a Roadmaster Luxury Liner bicycle with the tank in the crossbars, whitewalls, built in headlight and racks front and back!
http://www.nostalgic.net/bicycle1222.htm
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Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 20:39:32 (permalink)
When the phone company owned your phone.
 
Those ready made package bows with the sharp plastic thing you pushed through the box to attach it.
 
Light brown M&Ms.
 
 
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Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 21:07:37 (permalink)
Sorry, Mar. The bows of which you speak still exist.My 20 something nieces and nephews use them all the time.
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Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 21:14:38 (permalink)
They do?  Where can I get those pointy plastic things?  I have a bow maker that uses them.
 
All the premade bows around here have that peel and stick stuff on them that never work.
 
I just thought of a new topic!
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Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 22:28:00 (permalink)
Walgreens.
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Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 22:54:04 (permalink)
Cool!  We have Walgreens!
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Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 23:11:01 (permalink)
collar stays
cuff links
clorets
sen-sen
Borax
the ice man
elixer terpin hydrate with codeine
bromo seltzer
two cents plain
dial phones
black & white tv
am radio
clothes pins
fountain pens
cartridge pens
ink wells
art gum erasers
suspenders
pf flyers
penny loafers
butch wax
ace combs
clip on sunglasses
dash compass
hula hoop
building a Revell or Monogram model
Lionel, Marx, and American Flyer electric train sets
milk in glass bottles
the milkman
unfiltered cigarettes
the traveling knife sharpener
pop in glass bottles
the tooth fairy
Frankenstein
Saturday Matinee Cliff Hanger Serials
Shoe shine kits
wax lips
training wheels
home made scooters with an orange crate and roller skates
 
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Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/19 11:09:57 (permalink)
On MSNBC, an article popped up titled "Getting to Grandma's" (a trip down memory lane of holiday travel).  It is a timeline from 1958 to the present with pictures featuring air travel, and includes prices for a turkey dinner for 10, 10 gallons of gas & hotel.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45325084/ns/travel-news/
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Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/19 16:24:47 (permalink)
Mar- or try a craft store...
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Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/19 17:13:27 (permalink)
ann peeples

Mar- or try a craft store...

Or a 99 Cent Store or a Party Store or a Hallmark Store
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Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/19 18:06:09 (permalink)
Funny thing- when cleaning out Mothers stuff, she had boxes of those bows........still using them.
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Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/19 21:38:14 (permalink)
Having spent all day at the oil change place I forgot about Walgreens.  Thanks for all of the suggestions.  I might put bows on gifts this year.
 
Foodbme...  Did you bike have a built in battery operated horn in that tank thing?
 
I might have had the girl version of that, but mine was used.
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