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Re: I Am This Old

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:53 pm
by Hovannes
I remember seeing one of these used as a sign on the roof of a local tire shop
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I heard it's been restored and in a museum now.

Re: I Am This Old

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:58 pm
by JudgeRusty
Hovannes wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:47 pm
I remember when Alaska and Hawaii were territories
and when our family's first ever television set, the second tv set on our block, was delivered. :P
I remember TV repairmen.

Re: I Am This Old

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:08 pm
by CodeMonkey
Good night, Chet. Good night David.

Re: I Am This Old

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:27 pm
by JimVH
It was a big thrill to go to town and stop at the dime store.

Re: I Am This Old

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:48 pm
by Del
JudgeRusty wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:58 pm
Hovannes wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:47 pm
I remember when Alaska and Hawaii were territories
and when our family's first ever television set, the second tv set on our block, was delivered. :P
I remember TV repairmen.
Mrs. Del's father was a TV repairman. Swapping out tubes when the picture got all wonky.

In his retirement, he often muttered about the problems of new televisions that "got all them chips in 'em."

Re: I Am This Old

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:38 pm
by ReverendThom
Renting a VCR and a few tapes twice a year from the gas station. Very exciting.

No seatbelts and 4 ashtrays in the car.

Burning yourself on the metal seatbelts when your parents finally upgrade to a 15 year old vehicle

Don Francisco 8-track in the station wagon

CBs in all the small town vehicles

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Re: I Am This Old

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:02 pm
by hugodrax
ReverendThom wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:38 pm
Renting a VCR and a few tapes twice a year from the gas station. Very exciting.

No seatbelts and 4 ashtrays in the car.

Burning yourself on the metal seatbelts when your parents finally upgrade to a 15 year old vehicle

Don Francisco 8-track in the station wagon

CBs in all the small town vehicles

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Wow. You truly are my brother.

Re: I Am This Old

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:06 pm
by CodeMonkey
Counter checks. Some stores would have books of checks from banks in surrounding towns.

Re: I Am This Old

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:08 pm
by Del
The original "San Francisco Treat"....



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Re: I Am This Old

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:32 am
by ReverendThom
CodeMonkey wrote:Counter checks. Some stores would have books of checks from banks in surrounding towns.
Yeah we had those at the grocery store I worked at in the 90s. Forgot about those.

Also, old enough to remember what cheques are. I think our 11-year-old chequebook is on #23 or so right now.

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Re: I Am This Old

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:34 am
by michigander
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Re: I Am This Old

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:18 am
by gaining_age
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Re: I Am This Old

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:27 am
by Jocose
michigander wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:34 am
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Wow, that brought back memories.

Re: I Am This Old

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:42 am
by rgcurrey
ReverendThom wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:38 pm
Renting a VCR and a few tapes twice a year from the gas station. Very exciting.

No seatbelts and 4 ashtrays in the car.

Burning yourself on the metal seatbelts when your parents finally upgrade to a 15 year old vehicle

Don Francisco 8-track in the station wagon

CBs in all the small town vehicles

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As a kid I remember Mom being rear ended in our 69 Buick Electra by a garbage truck. Of course none of us were wearing seat belts and no one was hurt. Heck, you would be hard pressed to find any damage on the car.

I loved that car, though I still think I have burn scars from the seatbelts (sitting on them).

Re: I Am This Old

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:35 pm
by AFRS
Del wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:08 pm
The original "San Francisco Treat"....



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I can sing that jingle... and often do..

Re: I Am This Old

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:10 pm
by GaryInVA
I remember not being able to watch cartoons because there was a black card being shown on the TV with something about President Kennedy.

Re: I Am This Old

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:30 pm
by michigander
Jocose wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:27 am
michigander wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:34 am
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Wow, that brought back memories.
I think I crawled through one time when I was pretty young and my parents had gotten locked out.

Re: I Am This Old

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:48 pm
by CodeMonkey
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Re: I Am This Old

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:11 am
by JohnnyMcPiperson
Hovannes wrote:Motorboats were made out of mahogany
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Ohhh that is a feast for the eyes right there...


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Re: I Am This Old

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:14 am
by JohnnyMcPiperson
Jester wrote:
Jester wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:38 am
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[EDIT] This one brings back memories of early 90's Christmas. Pretty emotional.
Yes! This is my childhood!


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