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1/30/10 8:57 P



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When air travel (and going anywhere) never involved security screenings.

"Choreograph your own peace but don't forget who taught you how to dance" (dream message)


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Sorry to repeat but I remember straightening hair by ironing it on an ironing board - heck, I remember my mom ironing everything she washed including sheets & pillowcases (I don't even own an iron) -
I remember the original Mickey Mouse Club, Howdy Dowdy, Bozo the Clown, black & white t.v., my list can go on & on

Exercising to get my heart healthy!!!


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I watched the movie Invincible today, the story of the walk-on player for the Philadelphia Eagles back in '76. I was only 9, but I'm old enough to remember watching football back then and seeing the greats like Roger Staubach play. I can't believe how long ago that's been now.

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1/30/10 7:14 P

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my first job when i was 13 min.wage was $2.82 emoticon



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1/30/10 7:13 P

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I still have my popple! It's purple and my sister's is yellow. Rainbow Bright dolls, fanny packs, 'Pandamonium' at Worlds of Fun, Crispy Critters cereal, taking film to Osco or grocery store to get it developed, your to-go packet in a water bottle being straight from the pitcher, Listerine wasn't in breath strip form, cough syrup was only in bottles(we have a plastic spoon with measurements on it made SPECIFICALLY for cought syrup. I think we have two of them), when Disney movies weren't 3-D, when the newest Disney princess was Ariel and a phallic tower on the first Little Mermaid dustcover
Chip and Dale's Rescue Rangers
Fievel Goes West and the sequel Fievel: An American Tale(I don't think I spelled his name right)

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1/30/10 7:04 P

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Calling long distance involved using an operator, and everyone seemed to be yelling in to the phone when they talked long distance.

Party lines when you were not sure that your neighbors were not listening. Only the rich people could afford a private line.

Phone numbers where in sequence according to address. So if you added one number to the last digit of your number you would call your neighbor, if he wasn't already on the party line.



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1/30/10 6:59 P

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strawberry shortcake and teddy ruxpin
watching popeye and woody woodpecker on tv
the eva joya club!

"It does not matter how slowly you go up, so long as you don't stop."- Confucius


Never. Lose. Hope

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1/30/10 6:35 P

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When I could get three gallons of gas for a dollar.
When a coke in a glass bottle was a dime.
When they delivered milk in glass bottles to the front door.

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Learning to type on an electric typewriter, penpals (with pen & paper), no cell phones.

Popples, Smurfs, Scooby Doo, Tiny Toons, Strawberry Shortcake, Cabbage Patch Kids, Fun House, Dukes of Hazzard.

When Saturday morning cartoons were something to get excited about!



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I don't drink any more but I remember when a case of beer cost $5.00



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1/30/10 2:49 P

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Canadian one dollar banknotes.

My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And together we'll change the world. All my very best, Jack Layton.


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1/30/10 2:25 P

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emoticon my first job! wages were $2.12 an hour!! and then 30 yrs later I got paid the same except tips to!! WOWemoticonFlies...

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1/30/10 1:20 P

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....when we straightened our hair by ironing it on the ironing board. I guess "straighteners" weren't around....either that or we couldn't afford one!



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No microwave ovens

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1/30/10 12:15 P

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... when minimum wage was $3.50 an hour...

"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!
P.S. I looked up enthusiasm, and it says the root words mean God within... interesting...!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But I don't think you have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too!


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1/30/10 12:13 P

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When we had NO TV's! and when we got our first....was the same year J.F.K. was killedemoticon


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My husband said he remembered working for $7.14 for a twelve hour day at a service station. Gas was 17 cents a gallon.

I am transforming.


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1/30/10 12:12 P

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seeing Elvis Presely perform in Jailhouse Rock when it first hit theaters!

Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
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This is a link to a short Tai Chi session
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1/30/10 12:11 P

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Sticker price on new Chev Malibu in 1972 $4200.
We thought we were getting robbed. Ha!

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1/30/10 11:58 A

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hahahaha...lp's!!!! I have original Beatle albums and 45's!!!!



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1/30/10 11:49 A

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8 tracks.



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1/30/10 11:28 A

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Reel to reel tape players and going to the drive in to see the Blob.

You are worth the time and effort to get this done!

You can't start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.


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1/30/10 11:05 A

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When the hula-hoop was a new invention. (Wonder where I can buy one these days? It would sure help with the workout!)

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'Normal' is just a setting on the dryer."- Barbara Johnson, author and speaker.

If we are what we eat then I really AM "all that and a bag of chips"



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1/30/10 11:05 A

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When everyone smoked, your mom was always home, and you only watched TV after dinner and your homework was done

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records


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1/30/10 10:53 A

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When car's gear shift levers were on the steering column.

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1/30/10 10:35 A

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TV only had 3 channels. ABC, CBS, NBC.



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Green stamps



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1/30/10 10:29 A

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8 track tapes...



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when my grandparents got indoor plumbing

do it.
do it right.
do it right now.


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1/30/10 10:03 A

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when you could ride a bike without a helmet to school



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head bands.

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Gasoline wars at 19 cents per gallon.

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1/30/10 9:48 A

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When the "remote" was one of us kids standing in front of the TV turning the channels while our dad decided what he wanted to watch. (I think he may have invented channel surfing!)



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1/30/10 9:40 A

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Using a heavy flat iron that had to be heated on the wood burning stove. A spray bottle filled with water was used to wet the clothes being ironed because steam irons hadn't been invented yet.

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Soupy Sales.

"Excellence is but for the few."


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Nov.22, 1963

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when you got plates in det.



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when going to the movies cost 50 cents.



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Gosh the memories this has brought back!

I remember my mom's co-op number (a UK thing!) you wouldn't dare get the shopping for her without asking for the "divi". Even now ask anyone of my age (pushing 60) and they'll be able to tell you the number it was ingrained in you so much!
Happy days.
p.s. that was of course, when young children could go shopping for their mom without fear and all the neighbours knew you.




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1/29/10 11:54 P

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When they played the national anthem as the television stations went off for the night, and often a prayer or Bible meditation as well. Did you know we had to actually walk to the t.v. to turn to one of the three or four stations?!



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Happy Days
Laverne and Shirley
Threes company



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The Brady Bunch - my favorite!



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cigarette commercials on TV...come to where the flavor is... BLECH!!!!!!!!!



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Seeing the Beatles live, their first U.S. tour! Yeah-yeah-yeah!



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Mork and Mindy

"Obsessesed is the word the lasy use to describe the dedicated!"

"What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say."

"Always try to be a little KINDER than is necessary"


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Ha, now I've got the jingle for that cereal in my head!

"Hello my name is Krispy, how do you do, Krispy Kritters Cereal's entirely new..."

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1/29/10 7:38 P

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Rollo ice cream in paper rolls for 6 cents each

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Crispie Critter cereal

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"My Mother the Car"



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