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Windows 7: Have You Ever Seen One of These?

08 Nov 2011   #61

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SledgeDG View Post
I remember those on my dad's VW Beetle (the original one with the separated rear window :) Later on when the directionals became law in GE he had to mount a plastic strip on each side either to cover the hole or to prevent them from popping out :)
Those were the beetles that would start up even in the coldest winter (6V battery :)
But the first few miles you drove blind since the heat for the passenger room was taken from the exhaust system. So it was quite normal to trip over electric wires in the parking lot. (People used radiators to heat up the passenger room)

I had a Volkswagen beetle(1974) in the 80s I used the ice scraper on the inside more than the outsidebut it did get around very well in the snow.
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08 Nov 2011   #62

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit

I remember going to our local co-operative store and having 2lb of sugar weighed out into a blue bag and 1/2lb of best butter cut from a big lump and "patted" into a rectangle with 2 butter paddles then neatly wrapped in grease proof paper ,Our milkman came up the Avenue on his horse and cart with big milk churns on, we would all go out with milk jugs and the milkie would fill the jugs from the churns .I don't think Political correctness and health and safety would allow that to happen in this day and age !!!
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08 Nov 2011   #63

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Now you're talking Pebbly.

When I was a youngster all milk floats were horse-drawn and I was allowed to help the milkman on a Friday when he collected the milk money from his customers.

As well as milk the float carried bottles of orange juice and lemonade. My pay was 12/- (60p or $1) a week with a bottle of orange juice and a bottle of lemonade thrown in.

The worst part of the job was shovelling up horse droppings and putting them in a large sack at the back of the milk float. It was during the austerity period after the war and the horse droppings were sold off as manure for customers' vegetable gardens.
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08 Nov 2011   #64

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit

seavixen , I bet you have never tasted orange juice as tasty as that since I know I have'nt
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08 Nov 2011   #65

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

You're quite right, Pebbly, I haven't.

Although food was in short supply, childrens' health was generally much better than it is today and you rarely saw any overweight kids.

I think it was down to regular mealtimes where you weren't allowed to leave the table until everyone had finished eating, very little in the way of confectionery in the shops and plenty of outdoor exercise.
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