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4/22/12 3:08 P

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milk in glass bottles with a paper cap that was crimped around the edges, when Barbie dolls were new, McCall's magazine had a page of paper cut out dolls, comic books were 10 cents

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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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4/22/12 7:22 A

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I love your question what did we do before cell phones (and Internet). My ex-husband was a truck driver who had to find directions for everywhere and had to use calling cards and phone booths a lot. He also had the CB radio to communicate with others on the road (which he still has).

Now my son is driving truck as well, and almost every day he will call me (from his cell phone) to look up directions to such, and he will also want to know when sunset and sundown are in different cities since he is not allowed to haul certain types of loads before sunrise or after sundown. Now people seem to think they can't even send a ten year old to school without his/her own cell phone. I'm glad my kids all graduated before the day when every kid had to have one.

As for what I'm old enough to remember...
~ When we got our first black and white TV (I was 5, before that we didn't have a TV).
~Party lines
~My father actually had work horses instead of tractors (though he had tractors too)
~My first record player
~So much more but I don't want to hog any more time and space here!



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4/22/12 5:49 A

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Black & White TV

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4/22/12 4:28 A

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I remember going out to play and staying out all day.
The first Sindy dolls and Tressy dolls.
Potato chips with packs of salt in them.
When having Chicken to eat was a treat!!

I have 3 beautiful Grandchildren and I dont want to be the Grannie who cant join in the fun !!

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4/21/12 9:39 P

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...when you were born.

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4/21/12 9:23 P

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Gas was 25 cents a gallon and if everyone chipped in a quarter we could cruise for a long time!!!!



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4/21/12 8:48 P

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Oh yes! Penny candy that was really a penny! (That included small boxes of candy cigarettes!)

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4/21/12 7:16 P

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Romper Room and Captain Kangaroo, riding in cars without seat belts, you could actually buy something for a penny...

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4/21/12 1:03 P

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Watching the Bozo the clown show as a kid.

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4/21/12 12:54 P

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cassete tapes and vhs tapes...now we have cd's and dvd's



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4/21/12 10:16 A

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home milk deliveries

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4/21/12 10:10 A

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Black and white Tv.

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4/21/12 8:22 A

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Saturday matinee movies--admission 25 cents.

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4/20/12 11:27 P

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white wall tires.



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4/17/12 12:28 A

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Our big console television with only 4 channels.

Central Time Zone

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4/16/12 11:31 P

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Remembering when all that was on TV was wrestling and The Moody Institute.

Remember: When you help someone up a hill, you're a little nearer to the top yourself! That's what I see here, so many willing to help us to the top!
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4/16/12 6:00 P

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Records, 8 tracks, walking to school, mom being a "house wife"' eating dinner as a family without the tv on in the next room, getting up to turn the tv to one of three channels



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4/16/12 5:37 P

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dial-up internet



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4/15/12 3:04 A

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the milk man, the gas station man, walking to school, coal furnace, wearing dresses to school.

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4/15/12 2:42 A

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tiny wax bottles of juice that you bit the top off the bottle to drink..mary jane candies that were hard, chewy and yummy.


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Faith answered..No one was there.

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4/15/12 1:22 A

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mid 1940's vividly



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4/15/12 12:41 A

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party lines, having to get up to change the channel and move the antenna to get the second station in, using carbon paper to make the second copy

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." Robert Frost


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4/14/12 11:56 P

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party lines
getting up to change the tv channel
roller skates with a key
playing outside all day
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4/14/12 11:51 P

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When everyone had a tube television



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4/14/12 11:45 P

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watching soul train on tv.



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4/14/12 11:39 P

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playing pac man on a Commodore computer
when my kids rode big wheels
wearing white gloves to church and Easter hats
our first color TV
watching American Bandstand




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not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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4/14/12 3:47 P

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when AOL was cool



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4/14/12 3:41 P

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Captain Video and his Video Rangers

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4/14/12 3:23 P

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DRRPH35749 Been there, done that. It was a little walk to it and we had to be careful not to step in a snake nest!

Edited by: JAVAGAL47 at: 4/14/2012 (15:25)
Remember: When you help someone up a hill, you're a little nearer to the top yourself! That's what I see here, so many willing to help us to the top!
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4/14/12 3:16 P

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MLBFAN82 Nice to think back on those days. Though we did not have a station wagon, the rest was nice to remember.

Remember: When you help someone up a hill, you're a little nearer to the top yourself! That's what I see here, so many willing to help us to the top!
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4/14/12 3:09 P

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The Monkeys

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4/14/12 2:51 P

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Watching The Honeymooners with Jackie Gleeson.

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The Frito Bandito



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using out houses



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4/14/12 12:45 A

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Black Jack gum.



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4/14/12 12:11 A

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Rotary phones with party lines where you had to "wait your turn" to use the phone.

Pixie sticks, wax lips and teeth, candy cigarettes, candy necklaces on elastic strings, Fruit Stripe gum, candy "dots" on strips of paper.

June Cleaver doing dishes in pearls and high heels.

Station wagons that could carry ten (or more) kids without seat belts.

Toys that were played with daily and were worn out and thrown away that are now worth thousands of dollars on Ebay. Who could have anticpated that?



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4/13/12 9:09 A

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Filling my gas tank for less than $10.00

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4/12/12 5:35 P

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WWII

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45 rpm records



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4/12/12 4:22 P

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the real three stooges

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4/12/12 4:03 P

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pumping water from the well then watching mom put it on the stove to warm it, so she could wash my sister and me! Picking wild blueberries and putting them in a pot to bring back home.

Edited by: 1CHUBBYBROAD at: 4/12/2012 (16:03)
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4/12/12 3:59 P

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When personal relationships meant something and people actually dated.

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4/12/12 3:50 P

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I remember playing outside till the sun went down - really late in the summer! I remember green stamps and blue stamps. I remember hardware stores owned by individuals not chains and not box stores. I remember taking trains across the country with dining cars where they really cooked food in the kitchen car. I remember Brownie cameras.

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4/12/12 3:18 P

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I remember life without cellphones, internet, computers. I remember black and white tv, no remote controls, and no cable/satellite/netflix. I remember no xbox, nintendo, sega, wii. I remember the atari. I remember board games, going outside to play, jump rope. I remember dinner at the table. I remember that less technology = more fun.

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8-tracks and laser disc players



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Outhouses, no running water. Yuk!emoticon



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Black and White TV and corded telephones with a dial :)
KJFITNESSDUDE... when did people not judge others????

Edited by: 1GROVES2 at: 4/12/2012 (15:05)
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and renew a steadfast spirit within me..."
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I remeber WW II, VE and VJ day. No TV, just radio and listening to Jack Armstrong, the All American Boy and the Green Lantern during the war.

Little wax bottles with Coke inside, candy cigarettes, S&H green stamps, Gas stations giving out freebies and cleaning the windows and checking your oil with every visit.

There is so much more that I remember but after 76 years, there is not near enough space and time to share now.

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I remember when people use to respect other's rights to do what they wanted without "judgement".




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