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I Am This Old

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:18 pm
by Jocose
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How old are you?

Re: I Am This Old

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:22 pm
by Del
I remember candy cigarettes and bubblegum cigars.

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Re: I Am This Old

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:32 pm
by Hovannes
I remember Fizz-niksImage

Re: I Am This Old

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:35 pm
by FredS
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I still find these a lot when I'm out fishing. We used to make chains out of them and one time my brother and I hung several strings of them in our bedroom doorway. Felt like a hippy den.

For the record, I never cut my foot on one.

Out of habit, I still usually remove the tab completely when I drink from a can.

Re: I Am This Old

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:07 pm
by Hovannes
FredS wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:35 pm
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I still find these a lot when I'm out fishing. We used to make chains out of them and one time my brother and I hung several strings of them in our bedroom doorway. Felt like a hippy den.

For the record, I never cut my foot on one.

Out of habit, I still usually remove the tab completely when I drink from a can.
Young pup!
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Re: I Am This Old

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:24 pm
by Del
Hovannes wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:07 pm
FredS wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:35 pm
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I still find these a lot when I'm out fishing. We used to make chains out of them and one time my brother and I hung several strings of them in our bedroom doorway. Felt like a hippy den.

For the record, I never cut my foot on one.

Out of habit, I still usually remove the tab completely when I drink from a can.
Young pup!
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Ah! The good old "Church Key"!

For the benefit of the kids, here's how a pull-tab chain is made:

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Re: I Am This Old

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:06 pm
by CodeMonkey
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Re: I Am This Old

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:07 pm
by CodeMonkey

Re: I Am This Old

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:17 pm
by CodeMonkey
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Re: I Am This Old

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:23 pm
by coco
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Re: I Am This Old

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:27 pm
by coco
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Re: I Am This Old

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:30 pm
by hugodrax
I remember most of these, but not the Kennedy assassination. I remember watching the faces of the parents of that lady astronaut realizing they just watched her die when the Challenger blew up, though. I had a dentist's appointment that morning and wanted to watch it before we left.

Still gives me the shudders.

Re: I Am This Old

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:30 pm
by coco
Kids could play with these without reprisal from "concerned" adults:
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Re: I Am This Old

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:08 pm
by JimVH
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Re: I Am This Old

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:13 pm
by Sir Moose
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Re: I Am This Old

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:17 pm
by CodeMonkey
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Re: I Am This Old

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:10 pm
by JimVH
CodeMonkey wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:17 pm
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My dad wore the star when I was a wee lad.

Re: I Am This Old

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:13 pm
by Hovannes
When these were new
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And the Air National Guard flew these
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And these were fire retardant bombers
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And these were used to spray crops
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Re: I Am This Old

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:20 pm
by CodeMonkey
JimVH wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:10 pm
CodeMonkey wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:17 pm
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My dad wore the star when I was a wee lad.
My dad worked at both of these. At the Conoco he was paid 60 bucks for 6 days a week.
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Re: I Am This Old

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:23 pm
by Hovannes
Motorboats were made out of mahogany
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