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Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/10 15:23:28
Mel Brooks could update his "2000 Year-Old Man" bit with this thread...
mar52
Sirloin
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/10 15:27:06
Aha!  I wondered why those camping items came to mind.
 
Remember pumping the lanterns to give the gas pressure?
 
Has anyone mentioned skimming the cream off the top of a bottle of milk?  The bottle with that round cardboard top?  I was just a toddler, but I remember it!  My parents used the cream for their coffee.
 
They had a friend who had seltzer delivered in those cook bottles with the spigot on top.
 
 
6star
Filet Mignon
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/10 15:48:07
mar52
Sirloin
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/10 15:58:42
Cool!  Where do you buy kerosene?
 
 
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/10 16:03:33
ScreamingChicken
Mel Brooks could update his "2000 Year-Old Man" bit with this thread...

Funny you should mention. "History of the World, Part 1" was on TV last night. I Still laughed my A-- off!
6star
Filet Mignon
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/10 16:15:06
mar52:
Among other places, Lowe's sell it, along with a few local gas stations (Shell & Clark).
DawnT
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/10 16:58:02
How about the oil lamps. I haven't seen them around for years or the lamp oil that used to be sold in grocery stores, sometimes in colors along with wicking. Those used to be called hurricane lamps around here for emergency lighting. The bottom had the oil and wicking and the burner had a knob that you turned to raise more wick. The top was sometimes two pieced. One bump and the glass tops usually fell off the burner. Another item that you don't seem to see any longer in stores were the little fold-up metal sterno stoves with "canned heat". I know you can still buy them for camping, but sterno is no longer a household item unless it's for a chafing dish at a party supply.
 
My parents still got seltzer bottle delivery into the 80's. Those colored or clear bottles were so old even then,many were pre-war. The spigot/siphons were also so old that the chrome flaked off and you would get a chrome splinter in your hands. Many of the bottles had a mesh or netting that seemed to be epoxied over them. The seltzer guy delivered the wooden boxes of 10 or 12, not sure. You never got all the water out of them either.
 
All places sold gallon and half gallon glass,returnable bottles of milk and juices with the swirly,crimped paper tops. Some had a pressed in disk with a tab that always broke and had to be dug out with a knife. The colored plastic, peel off replacements didn't show up unitl the late 60's. Most places sold a snap on spout to cover it after you opened. There used to be this neat,unforgettable sound when someone carried two, empty glass milk jugs together by the handles in one hand that sort of reverberated. Gone I guess with the older mechanical dial telephone sound b4 they went to the quieter ones with the clear dial. I never seen the glass,quart bottles like you seen on TV cereal commercials. By the early 60's, anything below a half gallon was in a carton. Some companies had their own gimmick selling milk in dark or amber bottles as if it was supposed to keep fresher or preserve vitamins from light. Borden down here had a special milk line (Gail Borden) that was only home delivered like that that had his line profile on it. Some of the half gallon bottles had hand/finger grips molded into the bottle.
 
Next: Soda b4 two liter bottles and the first,glass half gallon ones wrapped in thin foam that were considered disposable...anyone want to pick that up?
 
 
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/10 17:05:08
Dawn T,
You can still buy those oil lamps:
http://www.aladdin-us.com/?s_kwcid=lamp%20fuel|1030464619&gclid=CNXByK6JrawCFQJ8hwodDjMtIg
Vince Macek
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/10 18:12:45
Yeah, I have both a glass oil lamp and a Deetz railroad-grade metal lantern, both of which I picked up at the local hardware store. Nice for outdoor deck lighting, and indispensable in a power outage.
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/10 18:18:57
Children going to the dentist and, upon "brave" behavior, being given a little vial of mercury to take home and play with!" />
6star
Filet Mignon
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/12 00:48:33
Running boards on cars.
A center headlight (in addition to the other two) on the 1948 Tucker.
The Bricklin SV-1 gull-wing sports car (1974, 75 & 76) with a built-in roll cage.
Metal roller skates you wore over your own shoes and tightened with a skate key.
 
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/12 02:41:40
We used to sit on the floor in front of the old upright, floor model radio and listen intently to the old radio shows like:
Amos & Andy
Jack Benny
Sat. Night Barn Dance
The Lone Ranger
The Green Hornet
Sky King
Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy
Edgar R Morrow
George Burns & Gracie Allen
Gunsmoke
Groucho Marx
Superman
The Advenger
Charlie Chan
Tales of the Texas Rangers
FBI in Peace and War 
Arthur Godfrey and his Talent Scouts
Bob Hope Show
Dinah Shore
Death Valley Days
Bell Telephone Hour
Boston Blackie
Sam Spade
Inner Sanctum 
Mr. & Mrs. North
AND
"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!"
And Many more!
Some of these were later made into movies and TV shows but they started out as radio shows.
post edited by Foodbme - 2011/11/12 03:20:33
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/12 03:10:14
Rinso Soap
Parker Pens
Woodbury Soap
post edited by Foodbme - 2011/11/12 03:21:36
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/12 11:42:21
I may have missed them in someone else's lists-
Add to Radio-
Buster Brown (went to a broadcast with my cub scout den one time)
Gangbusters
One Man's Family
 
Last week on one of the cable channels they ran some of the first-year Jack Benny TV shows (1954) including the 'Jam Session" in which Kirk Douglas and Fred McMurry and other Hollywood celebs joined Jack for his 30 minute sketch. A real peek at what we thought was entertainment at the time.
 
RE the gas-mantle lamps. We have several kerosene and old-pump white-gas lamps. I keep one of the kerosene lamps ready for power-failure use (in the garage). We do have two disposable propane lamps ready for emergency house use. They are the modern version of the hand-pumper  Coleman lanterns. Kerosene is available almost everywhere gas is sold in this area.
Just to put a comparison into my lists... I recall school lunch milk being 3 cents- glass bottle returned to a rack in the lunchroom-. I just made a deposit into my grandson's school lunch account at his High School.. Milk is 50 cents an 8 OZ container.
 
Remember "darning" socks?
correction to one of the above posts-
Purple ink printing was on a "ditto" machine that gave off the smell we loved. Those masters, especially the thermal ones were good for only a hundred or so copies. 
BUT
You had to cut a stencil for a Mimeo Machine and it printed in Black and could make thousands of copies.
THEN GOD CREATED THE XEROX 914 !!
Remember when "Fun with Dick and Jane" was not a risque joke?
Squeezing the color button in the Oleo or Margarine.
Making butter by putting a pint of cream into a glass jar and shaking it until it congealed.
mar52
Sirloin
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/12 12:34:00
Dawn, I had forgotten about the foam covered soda bottles.
 
Did you, like me try to remove the foam in a one piece spiral from top to bottom?  I try to do the same thing once in awhile with an orange.
 
I remember in the '60s when it was important to see an "air conditioned" decal in a store or restaurant window.
 
There are some things from the past that are good don't exist anymore...  like three separate bathrooms and pay bathrooms.
 
We had those oil heated radiators in my elementary school classrooms to heat the class.
 
Quonset huts...  are there any still around?
 
Dome homes... like the dodecahedrons.
DawnT
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/12 13:55:20
Back when miami was still urban, there were quite a bit of quonsets still in use in the industrial areas in the service,warehouse, and supply trades. (You might remember a lot of them around the airport and on 36th street Don) When most business moved out into the unincorporated areas or out of the county during the mid 60's, those places were razed.
 
That's a unique image from the past our kids never knew Marlene. That eerie blue glow radiating from inside the toilet bowl and that polished, chrome box on the door with the T knob where you placed the coin. The sign that said "Sanitized for your protection"in each stall. Many of the larger stores also had restroom attendants. Odd you should say that about the foam. It conjured up a memory watching midnight special or kirschner's bored and blasted, carefully stripping a bottle. I remember keeping one of those bottles that I used to mix Kool Aid in when I moved out on my own and couldn't really afford the soda. Those were heavy glass with aluminum screw caps. I had a full one bounce of my bare forefoot opening the fridge which happened to be avocado in color and the stove was harvest gold. How many kids will ever see those colors in a kitchen again?
Glenn1234
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/12 13:56:17
 
 
mar52Quonset huts...  are there any still around?

 
 
 
I grew up in the town where Quonset Huts originated.  It is North Kingstown, RI, which had Quonset Naval Air Station, as well as Davisville, which was home of the "SeaBees".    "SeaBees" (or C.B.) meant Construction Batallion.  ... Basically an engineering and construction part of the Navy.   
Anyway, as for Quonset huts, there are still plenty around.  I'm not sure if they are still building them anywhere, but they are a simple design, and they would be relatively easy to construct. 
 
Quonset Huts came in many sizes and "finsihes", and some were used for private homes, as well as commercail use and even small warehouses.  Of course, the main use and original use was military. 
 
Glenn
 
 
post edited by Glenn1234 - 2011/11/12 13:57:41
RubyRose
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/14 16:10:14
X-ray machines in the Buster Brown shoe stores so the salesman could show your mom how the shoes fit. 
 
Collecting money to buy Pagan Babies in Catholic grade schools
 
5 & 10 cent stores with an incubator full of dyed live peeps for sale around Eastertime
 
A full counter in Woolworth's devoted to hankerchiefs for men, women and children.  Plastic triangular boxes to store hankies.
 
Glass coke bottles stamped with the name of the town where they were manufactured
 
Coin operated perfume dispensers in ladies' rest rooms
 
A free Tony the Tiger glass for a gasoline tank fill-up
 
Woodburning sets
 
Ashtrays in airplane armrests and also in department store fitting rooms 
 
RubyRose
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/14 16:42:07
You might enjoy these pix of vintage Christmas items I took at the Nat'l Christmas Center in Paradise PA.  (It's a few miles down the same road (Rt.30) as Dienner's Country Restaurant, which has been mentioned here many times.)
 
 
 

 

 

Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/14 17:57:51
Incandescent Christmas lights.
Christmas lights that when 1 bulb in the string went out, they all went out!
Tinsel made out of real tin foil.
Stringing Fresh popped popcorn with a needle and thread to make strings to put on the tree.
Blowing up balloons and wrapping them with yarn dipped in liquid starch. When the yarn dried, you popped the balloon and you had a Christmas ornament.
Building your own Christmas tree stand out of scrap lumber.
Night Caps to wear, not drink!
Making wreaths in Boy Scouts out of real boughs to sell as a fundraiser.
Going Caroling Door to Door.
post edited by Foodbme - 2011/11/14 18:02:47
bartl
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/14 23:24:41
RubyRose
Coin operated perfume dispensers in ladies' rest rooms
Woodburning sets

Not coins, but the song "Before He Cheats" refers to "Bathroom Polo", so it must exist in some places.
 
Woodburning sets are alive and well at craft stores like AC Moore (I'm considering buying one for my oldest grandson):
 
http://www.acmoore.com/ns...mp;SiteSearchButton=go
 
Bart
bartl
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/14 23:26:25
The Bittersweet Chocolate ice cream soda at Walgreen's.
 
Bart
6star
Filet Mignon
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/14 23:40:23
Ruby Rose:
I have almost everything in the pictures you posted in my collections.  (I collect Christmas, especially unusual Santa Claus items and wax figural candles.) 

mar52
Sirloin
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/15 01:11:21
Stop signs and railroad crossing signs that have a bunch of round plastic reflectors on them.
 
I also remember street signs out on the highways with bullet holes.
DawnT
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/15 01:15:13
Now there's a memory! IIRC, it was several squirts of chocolate sauce followed by a spray of seltzer foaming up as it filled, stirred with the long spoon. Scoop or so of chocolate ice cream,whipped cream,and a cherry on top. Tall, ribbed soda fountain glass. 
 
Tinsel being called icicles and made from lead.
Then there was the spun glass wool that was called Angel hair. Itched like crazy if you got it on yourself.
The strings of huge bulbs that the glass was painted and you could scratch it with your nail and the base was brass and glass. The cord was insulated with green fabric and the bulb base/holders were made from bakelite with a screw holding it together and it had a clip on it that you never used. 
Many of your ornaments were made in the oven as cookies and painted.
OOOOHH anyone remember the garlands that were packaged flat wound on a card and you unwound it the package with two people. There was a little crank that was in the package that hooked onto the end loop and someone turned the crank until the flat garland turned into a pretty twist?
How about those mini 3' "living trees" that they lined the grocery section with the silver or gold bases filled with water. They were sprayed with some sort of epoxy or plastic green goo and lasted for years. They were really dead,but for some reason they got a pass on the labeling.
Should I mention the alumunim artificial trees with the color wheel for the modern homes?
How about the early artificial green trees that were made with that green celephane stuff b4 they started making the toilet brush style ones.
 
 
That brings us to the toilet freshners that were wrapped in colored celophane and later plastic that your bent the wire to fit your bowl. Not only did your toilet smell nice as the stuff eroded, it also gave you a nasty rust streak. I guess the kids now would never believe there was a guy in a dingy in your tank waiting to give you a tidy bowl pitch...or the virle,bald headed guy with the white shirt and ear ring that popped up in your kitchen after your husband went to work and arrested your problems? 
 
 
 
bartl

The Bittersweet Chocolate ice cream soda at Walgreen's.

Bart


Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/15 02:33:53
mar52
Stop signs and railroad crossing signs that have a bunch of round plastic reflectors on them.
I also remember street signs out on the highways with bullet holes.

They still shoot Highway signs with an added twist. They now shoot other motorists!
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/15 02:38:13
Christmas Cards that didn't have a picture of the family and the family dog on them that you could mail for a Nickel.
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/15 09:40:55
DawnT

The strings of huge bulbs that the glass was painted and you could scratch it with your nail and the base was brass and glass. The cord was insulated with green fabric and the bulb base/holders were made from bakelite with a screw holding it together and it had a clip on it that you never used. 


I have some similar strings (plastic instead of fabric insulation) that I inherited from my parents and they still get used indoors, and my outside lights are still the C9 (the big bulbs) variety.
 
Brad
WarToad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/15 10:56:48
We had a TV built into a wooden cabinate, it must have weighed 150 lbs and was basically a piece of furniture.
 
Cereal toys that were actually pretty substantial.
 
 
I still have a few nice oil lanterns.
RubyRose
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/15 12:26:59
Foodbme
Christmas Cards that didn't have a picture of the family and the family dog on them that you could mail for a Nickel.

 
Even in the semi-rural area where I grew up, there was such a volume of Christmas cards that on weekdays for about two weeks before Christmas, there was both a morning and an afternoon mail delivery. 

John B
Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/16 22:23:12
A bread box.
sk bob
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/16 22:24:43
Michael Hoffman

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.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/17 12:50:52
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.
Big Dave
Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 01:33:55
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.
 
 
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 02:02:38
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)
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 08:49:09
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.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 13:24:16
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
kland01s
Filet Mignon
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 14:09:07
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.
mar52
Sirloin
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 14:51:04
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.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 15:04:53
FUlton 7-1885
mar52
Sirloin
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 15:15:00
Doctors that cared.
Davydd
Sirloin
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 15:27:11
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.
mar52
Sirloin
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 15:34:43
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
mar52
Sirloin
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 15:37:10
Driving the freeways in Los Angeles and actually being able to see the city instead of block walls.
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 16:39:06
Foodbme

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
 
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 16:40:46
Extreme Glow
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.
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 16:44:09
mar52

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
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 17:06:21
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.
 
 
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 18:27:31
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
post edited by Foodbme - 2011/11/18 18:28:52
mar52
Sirloin
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 20:39:32
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.
 
 
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 21:07:37
Sorry, Mar. The bows of which you speak still exist.My 20 something nieces and nephews use them all the time.
mar52
Sirloin
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 21:14:38
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!
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 22:28:00
Walgreens.
mar52
Sirloin
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 22:54:04
Cool!  We have Walgreens!
chicagostyledog
Filet Mignon
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/18 23:11:01
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
 
6star
Filet Mignon
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/19 11:09:57
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/
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/19 16:24:47
Mar- or try a craft store...
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/19 17:13:27
ann peeples

Mar- or try a craft store...

Or a 99 Cent Store or a Party Store or a Hallmark Store
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/19 18:06:09
Funny thing- when cleaning out Mothers stuff, she had boxes of those bows........still using them.
mar52
Sirloin
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/19 21:38:14
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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