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Old 12-06-2007, 09:08 AM   #141
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I thought those were called "wind wings."
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Old 12-06-2007, 09:49 AM   #142
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Oh yeah, vent wings - I don't miss them very much, but I do miss my first car ('51 vintage).
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:29 AM   #143
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I just found this up in my attic...

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Do people still call it "Dialing" the number?
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Old 02-14-2008, 09:26 AM   #144
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Wow! Does that ever bring back a memory. One of my first jobs with the "Phone Company" was to convert peoplesphones over to dial. Here are a couple that I was able to keep.

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Old 02-14-2008, 09:59 AM   #145
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Do people still call it "Dialing" the number?

Dialing the number? When I was quite young our phone didn't have a dial, or a number. You pick up the receiver, rattled the hook, the operator came on and you told her the name of the person you wanted to talk to. Then you hung up, waited while the phone range the ring code for the person you wanted to talk to. A few seconds after it stopped ringing you picked it up again to talk. When it was your ring code you picked up said "hello" and waited until the caller picked back up.

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Old 02-14-2008, 11:20 AM   #146
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Remember when "A Nation at War" meant sacrifice?


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Now, instead of (as printed on the back cover) "If you don't need it, DON'T BUY IT." it's "We're sending you a check, SPEND IT."

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Old 02-14-2008, 03:34 PM   #147
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I actually still handle these everyday, but I bet most of ya don't anymore..and some of ya NEVER have

oh, those trips to the drug store tester, and the language that would come out of my Dad..

Anyone into Ham Radio still has a box of these for sure.
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Old 02-14-2008, 03:36 PM   #148
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I remember Snickers being $.05.
Sweet!
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Old 02-14-2008, 03:44 PM   #149
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And now for something sobering.

My nephew ( and probably all kids his age ( high school) can only do video games)
He has no idea how to converse with people, or build anything worthwhile.

As kids we all did stuff outside , building cars, scooters etc from junk ,we invented games, played baseball. Just having fun inventing things to do. City kids will remember first on dim lights , first on bright lights, When the street lights came on. ( or was that just Chicago?)
He has none of these talents.

It's kind of scary to think these kids that will be supporting us cannot do anything except play video games.

I do blame his Dad for this outcome, but as I remember he was sort of the same way when he was in High School.

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Old 02-14-2008, 05:17 PM   #150
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Old 02-14-2008, 06:33 PM   #151
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From the "where did they go department"...

Pillsbury Space Food Sticks

Gaines Burger Dog Food (looked like a hamburger hocky puck you broke up in your dog's bowl)

SALVO Laundry Soap Tablets
...which came with towels, dishes, or glassware stuffed in each box. I remember Dolly Parton pitching these on the Porter Wagoner Show.

Does A&W Root Beer still have drive-ins where you bring your 1 gallon Root Beer Jug to get refills?

Gas Wars... 35 25 20 15 10 a gallon...how low could you go. More gas station memories...remember the bubbling glass bowl with the floating, colored balls swirling inside on top of Sinclair Gas Pumps? It was supposed to show how pure the gas was. Or the revolving colored wagonwheels on the blue & yellow Sunoco pumps. How 'bout the stick-on pair of orange horseshoes you could get for the back of your car at Gulf Oil Stations to show you have the added "kick" of horsepower from Gulf Gasoline. Or the commemorative Indy 500 glassware you got with a full tank at Marathon Gas stations in Indiana, during the month of May. (My Mom had the complete set)

Cigarette Commercials on TV...Taryton..."I'd rather fight than switch" Kools...."come to where the FLAVOR is...come up to Kool Country"...Benson & Hedges..."A silly mllimeter longer"...you can still hear the jungles. And of course, "The Marlboro Man". I remember sitting at the kitchen table, helping my mom count up the "Old Gold" coupons, (until my Dad quit smoking in '69), and lick S&H Green Stamps and paste them into books. I got my first "real" pair of Brown Oxford dress shoes to wear to church with 3 books of S&H green stamps. (Oxfords, wide ties, wide lapels, baggy cuffed trousers,...the '20's look of "The Sting".)

I remember getting "The Wish Book" in the mail in October, and after memorizing the toy section page for page, I'd sneak a peek at the womans undergarment section... oh my!

Where were you in '67? If you were a guy on the prowl you wore a little "Hi-Karate" Cologne & After Shave and had to fight off the chicks. My older brother wore that, later I inherited the stinkin' stuff when I became aware of girls. ...never had to fight off the girls though....certanly not like the guy on TV. Maybe it was because I was wearing hand me down clothes and outdated "smell'em" stuff.

One of my favorite childhood toys was the "Creepy Crawlers" set with a hot plate cooker you could cook a egg with, where you heated up your mold of toxic rubber goop making bugs, worms, and rubber teeth...my dragonfly wings always stuck to the mold. Another was my "Johnny Lightning" totally realistic M-16 machine gun and .45 pistol that shot 12 plastic bullets. Both realisitc down to the screw heads and checkered grips, made by the Marx Toy Company, designers and manufacturers of the fibersteel plactic stock of the real M-16.

My best friend had the "Man from U.N.C.L.E" Napoleon Solo pistol with silencer, extended clip, shoulder stock, and nite-owl scope, in the BRIEFCASE! (I was SO jealous!) We both had our secret "U.N.C.L.E" triangle badges that showed our ID number only under a special red film filter, and I had the official U.N.C.L.E. ballpoint pen crystal radio. It was a RELIGION, and the altar was the TV, when the show came on Tuesday nights, 7:30 on ABC. We replayed the episode in our backyard all week...Marty was Illia Kuriackin, I was Napoleon Solo, Laura (the neighbor girl) played the girl in distress. (If we HAD to let her play!)

While "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" was cool, Lost in Space was not...except for the robot, the family land rover, the saucer when it flew, the big giant one-eyed ape monster that threw rocks, & Angela Cartwright in that silver spacesuit. And forget about "Land of the Giants", it was just stupid. "Time Tunnel" was OK...but only when Rick & Tony were floating through time, landing in the middle of a bunch of Nazis or on the deck of the Titanic...stuff like that.

The rich kid down the street had the GI Joe Astronaut WITH the Mercury Space Capsule! (We HATED the rich kid) Our GI Joes looked like the Terminator after a BAD day...you would too after being set on fire, blown up with firecrackers, and shot with BB guns. And they wern't REAL GI Joes either, just big green plastic army men.

Our neighborhood gang played flashlight tag at night, dug forts, & played "shoot to kill". We thought we'd all be going off to fight in Vietnam after high school, just like our older brothers did...(we almost did). Imagine being a 9 year old boy knowing what a draft number was.

Speaking of hot-plate toys...how 'bout the "Little Suzy Homemaker" Oven set that could bake a cake. It was eather those toys or running with the scissors for childhood fun.

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OOOOOOoooo! Models! I built the "Seaview" from Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. Also the "Flying Sub"...too cool!
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Old 02-14-2008, 09:03 PM   #154
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Bob, you and I must be the same age or thereabouts!

I had that Creepy Crawler set, too. Also a Vacuform.

And do you remember "Bite and Brush?" Toothpaste tablets you chewed, then brushed your teeth. And a bit older, Fizzies!

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