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4/12/12 12:48 P

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...when marriage meant something and people didn't divorce at the drop of a hat.

"Rather train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come" (1Timothy�4:7-8)

"Jesus answered, 'The most important [commandment] is, 'Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength'" (Mark 12:29-30).


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4/12/12 12:39 P

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rotary phones...black and white tv...gemco...

sigh...

Do or do not...there is no try...
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4/12/12 11:45 A

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manual typewriters

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4/12/12 10:07 A

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I remember my grandfather taking me down by the train tracks early in the morning and we would watch all the men put up the big circus tent when Barnum & Baily came to our town.



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4/12/12 9:19 A

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Penny candy, stores were NOT open on Sundays, and you could go to McDonalds and get a burger, fry and drink and change back from your dollar, the neighbors could yell at your kids and there would not be a lawsuit. and life was simple, enjoyable, less stressful and much bettr in my opinion!





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4/12/12 9:11 A

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When the phrase " customer service " still meant something. You could get 4 gallons of gas for a dollar instead of one gallon for 4 dollars. You could go to a movie and get popcorn and a drink and still have change from a five dollar bill. When you wanted to talk to a friend you did it in person at their house. Texas had " blue laws", and stores were closed on Sunday. And the list goes on and on and on !!!



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4/12/12 8:54 A

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WHEN THERE WERE NO CELL PHONES

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4/12/12 8:48 A

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The first TV in the neighbor hood and there was only AM radio

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4/12/12 8:36 A

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8 tracks, Black & White T.V.'s, Roller skates instead of inline skates, The Waltons, and big big hair

I GOT THIS!!!!!


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4/12/12 8:27 A

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the songs "the streak" and "bad, bad leroy brown" (subject came up at work recently when we had an admit by the name of Leroy Brown... and the 30 an younger staff had never heard that song. lol

Dee

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4/12/12 8:20 A

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when gas stations had "gas wars" and you could get gas for 25 cents a gallon

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4/12/12 8:14 A

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IBM Selectric II and Lotus 1,2,3



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4/12/12 8:13 A

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Captin Kangaroo and Romper Room - where miss molly NEVER called my name.

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


Never. Lose. Hope

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4/12/12 8:12 A

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savings bonds, green stamps, 3c postage, Howdy Doody, Eisenhower as president, school devotions, safe streets, white gloves, b & w photos with little black corners, box cameras, girls that didn't, Cape Canaveral, 19c hamburger, 15c gal. gas, bobby sox, the stroll...innocence.

I have a date with my destiny!


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4/12/12 6:43 A

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Kay Starr singing "Wheel of Fortune" or Patti Page singing "Tennessee Waltz"

Janine, Niagara Falls, Ont
Today is a gift. That's why it's called the Present.
I've Learned that People forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel - Maya Angelou,
Don't look back! You're not going that way!


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4/12/12 6:42 A

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This thread had me going through my old high school yearbooks. Boy, people wore a lot of plaid back then. I looked like I could have been a Brady Bunch sibling. :)

I remember going around house to house collecting pop bottles to get the refund for spending money.

When you could buy a pack of cigarettes out of a machine for 35 cents.

The gas shortages of the early seventies and gas stations being closed on Sundays with a gallon of gas costing around 50 cents.

Woodstock, Moon Landing, Patty Hurst and Nixon being headliners.

A milkshake at McDonalds costing 25 cents and candy bars were 5 cents.

Milk at school was 2 cents a carton and getting 25 cents a week for an allowance.

Wringer washers,ice cube trays with the handle you had to pull to loosen the ice, tv dinners in the aluminum trays and some came with soup, having a record player, pleated skirts, the Beatles coming to America, listening to AM Radio, Telephone booths with closeable doors and a call costs 10 cents, Funny Face Kool Ade

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4/12/12 2:15 A

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Omg...parachute pants! Lol

With faith anything is possible!


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4/12/12 1:13 A

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go-go boots and mini skirts the first time around.

ditto hot pants.

Edited by: WHTDOVE22 at: 4/12/2012 (01:15)

Fear knocked at the door.
Faith answered..No one was there.

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For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son,that who so ever believeth in him, shall not perish but have ever lasting life...John 3:16


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4/12/12 12:59 A

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Too much



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The Lone Ranger



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4/12/12 12:34 A

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when you could get a drink and a candy bar for 50 cents!

With faith anything is possible!


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4/12/12 12:23 A

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Apple II computers



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4/11/12 10:49 P

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...pulling up to the gas pump & asking for a dollar's worth of gas.

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4/11/12 10:43 P

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I LOVE LUCY!

Don

Believe that success is your only option!!



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4/11/12 10:20 P

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I remember when the Mall was closed on Sundays and most major holidays.

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4/11/12 9:51 P

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45s

Start little, Think BIG is my motto. Each small goal is in and of it's own a journey. Each small journey leads to BIG reward! www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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4/11/12 9:35 P

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I remember when handheld calculators were new and very expensive. Before personal computers, CDs, DVDs, when VHS tapes were new, transistor radios, slide rules, when color TVs were a novelty, before cable TVs, when microwave ovens for home use came on the market, cars without seat belts, before kids car seats, going to the store and buying cigarettes for my dad @ 50 cents a pack, walking a mile to school and back each day, going to school in a 4 room neighborhood school.........boy a lot has changed!

" You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do. "

"The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up."


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4/11/12 9:19 P

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7-11 was open from 7 am until 11 pm because grocery stores opened at 10 am and closed at 7 pm.

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4/11/12 9:11 P

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wringer washers eating my clothes! black and white TV........ manual typewriters....... green stamp books at the gas station....... full service gas stations where they washed your windows and checked your oil every time you bought gas......

Do what you have to to be happy in this life.....
(quote from Bridges of Madison County)

The animals have no voice but ours....
(motto of our animal shelter)

What have you done today to make yourself proud? (biggest loser)

NEW YEAR NEW RULES!



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4/11/12 8:57 P

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Ike!



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Kaptain Kangaroo



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Typewriters



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When I learned to hula hoop the first time around. As a grandma now trying to learn again with the grandkids, it's not nearly so easy, but still a lot of laughs.

Becoming the healthiest me that I can be.
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4/11/12 6:16 P

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Milk being delivered to a metal container on the front porch.

Donna

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WW2



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4/11/12 5:59 P

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The first thing that came to mind was when Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs but much of what others ahve said would also be on my list - life before computers, Gas as low as 75 cents a gallon, the first Atari etc...



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4/11/12 5:44 P

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no computers or calculators, just slide rulers



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no computers or calculators, just slide rulers



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Elvis when I was in high school he was not my era, but I thought he had the greatest voice and sang so good, did not know his life was so troubled till much later, but thought he was the greatest singer ever.

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4/11/12 5:13 P

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pong

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no TV just listened to the radio
no jet planes The planes had propellers
the coronation of Queen Elizabeth 2
the big cars of the 50s

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When MC Hammer came out with those ugly pants LOL!



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When teachers wore dresses and suits with ties.
Watergate and the moon landing
Being in love with David Cassidy of the Partridge Family and Donny Osmond.
Watching Romper Room
Having to adjust the rabbit ears to get a somewhat good reception.
All soda was in glass bottles
When Kennedy was shot

I could list more, but I suddenly feel "old". :)

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when Velcro was first used on shoes...



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Air raid shelters

"There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs!"

"You are much stronger than you think you are!"
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Miss Frances on Ding Dong School emoticon



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4/11/12 8:53 A

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When someone said the Ford Edsel looked like an Oldsmobile sucking a lemon.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and
not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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hoola hoops and american bandstand



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3/12/12 10:14 P

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Black sheep squadren, Hogans Heros, Gilligan's Island, records, low divorce rates, typewriters.

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