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Posted: 1/8/2005 9:23:33 AM EDT
I would guess that most here only know of these things due to movies which is too bad. Here's the link for us old-timers to reminiscence. Enjoy:

Link Posted: 1/8/2005 9:37:50 AM EDT

I remember my twelfth B-Day and riding my bike through Pomona (Gang-Central these days) to meet my Mom at Zody's to pick out the .22 Marlin I'd been lusting over for the last year

I can just imagine the ration of shit a woman would get today if she showed-up with a kid to buy him a rifle at a department store.....IF department stores still sold guns that is.
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Link Posted: 1/8/2005 12:01:20 PM EDT
I remember.......and America was a better place then!
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 12:01:26 PM EDT
I remember some of those....
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Link Posted: 1/8/2005 12:10:45 PM EDT
Well, since it is Elvis' birthday, I also remember sitting in the back of my fathers pickup with the sister and the dog on the way home from Memphis the day Elvis died and listening to the little black handheld box that was the envy of most kids at the time. The one and only Sony 3 transistor radio. (Yes, it was AM only.)And kids nowadays don't even know what a transistor is....

What about riding your bicycle with banana seats over whoop dee doo's. Playing kickball in the street until after dark. It was safe to walk to the store by yourself. AHHHHHHH too many memories....
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 12:13:10 PM EDT
I remember the cheap baseball cards with the nasty gum...thats about it.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 12:24:00 PM EDT
I'm not that old, but I remember the milk man delivered every Tuesday, and phone numbers began with letters. I have one of the old prefixes, and love giving my number to old timers as SU2-XXXX.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 12:27:11 PM EDT
I remember.

In fact, it seems like yesterday.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 12:32:21 PM EDT
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Do you remember when.......

The biggest pain in the ass about buying Class III was the $200 transfer tax? When the $200 represented about %25 of the purchase price? I had the chance to buy an M-16 in the early 80's for $600.

Back in the 50's when the post office delivered mail twice a day during the week and once on saturdays?
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Link Posted: 1/8/2005 12:39:22 PM EDT
I remember all of it , very good times
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 2:03:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By alloy6061:
I remember.......and America was a better place then!

+1 big time
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 3:12:09 PM EDT
I remember playing war in the neighborhood, I had a wooden german greasegun, and others had machine guns we made, some with detachable mags! We used our own voice for the sound effects. Not much high tech! We even fell down when we we shot.

Not PC today.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 3:13:55 PM EDT
I was in High then.

Link Posted: 1/8/2005 3:27:37 PM EDT
Do you remember duck and cover drills at school? Just in case of a nuclear explosion? I remember my teacher closing the curtains to protect us from flying glass.......climbing under the desk and hugging my knees.....the Civil Defense movies of the nuclear blasts were the best...ah, the cold war!

And people think things are scary now.....
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 3:28:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 3:48:19 PM EDT

nylons that came in two pieces?

Mmmmm, my favorite.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 5:12:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 5:24:49 PM EDT
I remember it all! My very first new car was 56 Buick Special! That tells you were I came from.

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Now there's a store I haven't heard of in a while.

I remember most of those things.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 5:36:49 PM EDT
I remember the air raid siren was tested every Wednesday at noon. It is actually still there. No idea when it was fired up last.
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