I Am This Old

The part of the church where the silliest things happen. Conversations that sound like they belong in the youth room will be moved here.
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Re: I Am This Old

Post by Hovannes » Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:53 pm

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.
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Re: I Am This Old

Post by JudgeRusty » 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.
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Re: I Am This Old

Post by CodeMonkey » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:08 pm

Good night, Chet. Good night David.
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Re: I Am This Old

Post by JimVH » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:27 pm

It was a big thrill to go to town and stop at the dime store.
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Re: I Am This Old

Post by Del » Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:48 pm

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.
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Re: I Am This Old

Post by ReverendThom » 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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Re: I Am This Old

Post by hugodrax » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:02 pm

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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Re: I Am This Old

Post by CodeMonkey » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:06 pm

Counter checks. Some stores would have books of checks from banks in surrounding towns.
“Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play” – Newspaper reporter.

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Re: I Am This Old

Post by Del » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:08 pm

The original "San Francisco Treat"....



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REMEMBER THE KAVANAUGH!

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Re: I Am This Old

Post by ReverendThom » Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:32 am

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

Post by michigander » Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:34 am

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Re: I Am This Old

Post by gaining_age » Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:18 am

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Re: I Am This Old

Post by Jocose » 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.
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Re: I Am This Old

Post by rgcurrey » Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:42 am

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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Re: I Am This Old

Post by AFRS » Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:35 pm

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..

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Re: I Am This Old

Post by GaryInVA » Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:10 pm

I remember not being able to watch cartoons because there was a black card being shown on the TV with something about President Kennedy.
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Re: I Am This Old

Post by michigander » Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:30 pm

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.

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Re: I Am This Old

Post by CodeMonkey » Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:48 pm

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“Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play” – Newspaper reporter.

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Re: I Am This Old

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:11 am

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

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:14 am

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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