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04 Sep 2012   #21
Imperfect1

 
 

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Anyone remember the milk man? And the ice man? And the paper boys hawking the headlines? And the Western Union delivery guy who almost always had very bad news!
I remember the milk man. He ran over my dog Jiggers and killed him.
OMG Layback Bear. That is so tragic! You must've been broken hearted. I'm so sorry. Those memories never go away, do they?
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04 Sep 2012   #22
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

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Anyone remember the milk man? And the ice man? And the paper boys hawking the headlines? And the Western Union delivery guy who almost always had very bad news!
I remember the milk man. He ran over my dog Jiggers and killed him.
OMG Layback Bear. That is so tragic! You must've been broken hearted. I'm so sorry. Those memories never go away, do they?
I remember having to bury Jiggers twice the first one wasn't proper and the critters got to him. The second grave was much deeper and with adding large amounts of black pepper his grave was never bothered again. I was about 10 or 11 years old. Jiggers was my first dead buddy. I don't forget any of my dead buddies.
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04 Sep 2012   #23
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Too funny this Thread killed it

I remember taping songs off the radio and the quality was @#$#!

and tape decks lasted till the mid 90's or late 90's if i recall

You forgot to mention gas was like 55 to 65 cents in the 80's to early 90 then it went up to 95 cents then few years later more then a dollar

Also parents could and would pop you any given time and yes all adults had permission to straighten you up if you were out of line

Teachers also could put a hand on you and it wouldn't be considered a issue
Detention was after school who knows wh at they do now

Yes and we played outside all day till the late evening then dinner bath and bed
also no sleeping in

Parents used to get me up early as hell to cut lawn do yard work etc and if i didn't i would be in trouble kids have payed Gardners now

@LaybackBear my Hamster was killed by my Nieghbors cat -My neighbor was playing with my Hamster and lost it in the yard later that night his cat swooped on it we chased it down beat the cat and got back my bitten up hamster i tryed to nurse him back but 2 to 3 days later he died and my dad was watching tv and tells us he didnt make it
The neighbors got me a new one but after that they kept dying guess the ghost of the old hamster wasn't having it lol
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04 Sep 2012   #24
DirtRider

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Remember going into the bush to pay and see what I could find.
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04 Sep 2012   #25
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W8.1 laptop, W7 Home netbook, W8.1 tablet, Win 10 TP VM
 
 

Great thread. I grew up in the 50's & 60's, so a little earlier than many here.

1) The library was 5 miles away and we had to ride our bike there. No access to Wikipedia and my parents wouldn't spring for a set of encyclopedias either.

2) Letters were 5 cents to mail, a postcard was 3 cents.

4) If you were really fortunate, you had an AM only transistor radio with a tiny speaker and used a 9V battery. Batteries back then weren't rechargeable and didn't last very long so you often couldn't listen to your radio because you didn't have a battery for it. Only wealthy people had HiFi or Stereo systems.

5) We didn't have cassette decks so didn't do any recording off the radio.

7) When we left the house, we were always supposed to carry a dime in our pocket so if we needed to make a phone call we could do it from a pay phone (if we could find one).

9) No such thing as a game console, we only played board or card games.

10) We only had B&W TV (Oh, no!) and only got 2 channels. My parents had 2 remote controls, my sister and I, as they would tell us to get up and go change the channel on the TV! (By the same logic, they had 2 dish washers as well.)

11) In addition to Sat morning cartoons, there were usually cartoons in the afternoon after school.
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04 Sep 2012   #26
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

T.V. Console. A piece of furniture. Very heavy, took 10 men and a boy to get it into the house. Had a screen the size of a small dinner plate.
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04 Sep 2012   #27
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I always try to explain to my kids that when I was growing up we didn't have DVR's, or even VCR's. While we had a TV, if you watched a particular show (Dukes of Hazzard...in my case), you were either home on Friday night at 8PM to watch it, or you simply missed it.

I remember when we got our first VCR, sucker was over $400, it popped up from the top and it had a wired remote control.
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04 Sep 2012   #28
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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T.V. Console. A piece of furniture. Very heavy, took 10 men and a boy to get it into the house. Had a screen the size of a small dinner plate.
And the screen was the same shape. A portable took two men and a boy.
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04 Sep 2012   #29
dwarfer66

 

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we used to get extra sweets by returning pop bottles to the sweet shop and getting 2 pence per bottle,

the funny thing was we were getting the empty pop bottles out of the stack of crates behind the sweet shop.

years later my mum told me that the shop keeper knew and she (my mum ) would pay for the sweets later .
not sure that taught me any lessons about honesty though!

i think it had more to do with keeping it from my dad.


I used to do the same here in Australia, bottles were 20 cents, bottle crates were $4, a crate would hold 12. I made a little bit of cash early on!
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04 Sep 2012   #30
dwarfer66

 

I remember when I was growing up in western australia,

in the mornings you had the milk home delivered,

a hot bread van cam around everyday

a 300ml milk at school free for every student

being caned at school (almost every day!, in primary school, swearing; high school, smoking) upto about 1982.

And yes parents could and would pop you and yes all adults had permission to straighten you up if you were out of line

Many others my scrambled brain can't remember!
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