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Funny? Or not?
« on: February 13, 2021, 04:42:50 PM »
the perfect age is somewhere between old enough to know better and too young to care.

It took three minutes for the TV to warm up.                        

Nobody owned a purebred dog.

When a quarter was a decent allowance, and made with real Silver!   
 
You'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny. Made with real copper! Looking to see if it was a 1943 steel penny!     

Your Mom wore nylons that came in two pieces.
 
You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped, without asking, all for free, every time. And you didn't pay for air?  And, you got trading stamps to boot.
 
Laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the box.    
Not to mention Cracker Jacks!   

It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parents.
 
They threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed...and they did it!   


When a 57 Chevy was everyone's dream car...    

to cruise, peel out, lay rubber or watch submarine races, and people went steady.    
 
No one ever asked where the car keys were because they were always in the car, in the ignition, and the doors were never locked.

Lying on your back in the grass with your friends and saying things like, 'That cloud looks like a...'.
 
Playing baseball with no adults to help kids with the rules of the game.

Stuff from the store came without safety caps and hermetic seals because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger.    


When being sent to the principal's office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited the student at home.       


Basically we were in fear for our lives, but it wasn't because of drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs, etc. Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat!
But we survived because their love was greater than the threat        
    

Summers filled with bike rides, Hula hoops, and visits to the pool, and eating Kool-Aid powder with sugar.    


Didn't that feel good, just to go back and say,    'Yeah, I remember that'.

And with all our progress, don't you just wish, just once, you could slip back in time and savor the slower pace, and share it with the children of today.       
 
Howdy Doody and The Peanut Gallery, the Lone Ranger, The Shadow knows, Nellie Bell, Roy and Dale, Trigger and Buttermilk.    
 
Candy cigarettes.

Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside.   

Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles.             
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Coffee shops with Table Side Jukeboxes.         

Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum.   

 Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers       


Newsreels before the movie.             


Telephone numbers with a word prefix...(Yukon 2-601). Or, some of us remember when there were just 4 numbers with no word prefix at all. And nearly everyone had a party line.    


Peashooters.

Hi-Fi's & 45 RPM records.       


78 RPM records!    

S&H Green Stamps.    


Mimeograph paper.
   
The Fort Apache Play Set.   

Decisions were made by going 'eeny-meeny-miney-moe'.  

Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, 'Do Over!'   

‘Race issue' meant arguing about who ran the fastest.       
  
Catching The Fireflies Could Happily Occupy An Entire Evening

It wasn't odd to have two or three 'Best Friends'.    
 
 Having a Weapon in School meant being caught with a Slingshot  

Saturday morning cartoons weren't 30-minute commercials for action figures.    


'Oly-oly-oxen-free' made perfect sense.   


Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was cause for giggles.       


The Worst Embarrassment was being picked last for a team.      
      

War was a card game.    


Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle.       


Taking drugs meant orange - flavored chewable aspirin.       


Water balloons were the ultimate weapon.       
If you’re not having fun it’s your own damn fault!

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Re: Funny? Or not?
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2021, 05:34:23 AM »
Don't forget the free maps at the gas station. And the "ting! ting!" when your car ran over the rubber hose signaling they had a customer.

These days, the gas station attendant sits behind bullet-proof glass, barricaded and locked in. If you can't pump your own gas (except for the weirdo states like New Jersey and Oregon, where you're not allowed to pump your own gas), you're screwed. When was the last time you ever saw anything hit the button requesting full service? Just. Doesn't. Happen.
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Re: Funny? Or not?
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2021, 09:08:10 AM »
Don't forget the free maps at the gas station. And the "ting! ting!" when your car ran over the rubber hose signaling they had a customer.

These days, the gas station attendant sits behind bullet-proof glass, barricaded and locked in. If you can't pump your own gas (except for the weirdo states like New Jersey and Oregon, where you're not allowed to pump your own gas), you're screwed. When was the last time you ever saw anything hit the button requesting full service? Just. Doesn't. Happen.

Illinois has a law requiring stations to offer fuel service to people that can't pump their own. It's a pain, because you have to call them on the phone to have them come out and pump gas.

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Re: Funny? Or not?
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2021, 11:01:00 AM »
Illinois has a law requiring stations to offer fuel service to people that can't pump their own. It's a pain, because you have to call them on the phone to have them come out and pump gas.

Illinois is famous for having a lot of laws that apply to only a scant few. I'm so sorry.
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