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Old 11-05-2007, 07:46 PM   #43
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About the only thing that comes to my mind at the moment that I remember NOT being around when I was a kid, but is now are these.......





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Gone are the days of being able to just walk around the land and explore. I remember when I was a kid my folks would send the kids outside to play. We would end up a couple of 40's away before we'd decide to head home. The people never seemed to mind, and the kids all new enough not to damage the property we were on.
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Old 11-05-2007, 08:54 PM   #44
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I can remember the ration cards, not having enough to eat, my dad selling his '29 Oakland, traveling on a train with a real steam locomotive and coal smoke all around.

Then there was bicycling across the border to pick up an orange or a banana from our luckier neighbors, calling my dad on our ultra modern phone (#1561, no party line), etc. etc.

However, CindyL, today I have a real reel mower, but my reel-to-reel tape deck is long gone.
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Old 11-05-2007, 09:08 PM   #45
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At the tone, the Pacific Standard Time will be, eleven, twenty-nine, and forty seconds. <BEEP>
At the tone, the Pacific Standard Time will be, eleven, twenty-nine, and fifty seconds. <BEEP>
At the tone, the Pacific Standard Time will be, eleven, thirty, exactly. <BEEP>
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Old 11-05-2007, 09:09 PM   #46
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We still have one of those 8mm reel to reel film projectors. And it "really" works.

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Old 11-05-2007, 09:13 PM   #47
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A hand water pump on the kitchen counter that pumped water from the cistern?

Coal bins and coal chutes!

Heating oil barrels in the basement.

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Old 11-05-2007, 09:25 PM   #48
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Show your stuff! Name all the Mavericks!
Can anyone give the full names of the 7 castaways on Gilligan's Island?
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Old 11-05-2007, 09:29 PM   #49
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Bob Denver as Gilligan
Alan Hale Jr. as Skipper Jonas Grumby
Jim Backus as Thurston Howell III
Natalie Schafer as Eunice Wentworth 'Lovey' Howell
Tina Louise as Ginger Grant
Russell Johnson as Roy 'The Professor' Hinkley Jr., PH.D.
Dawn Wells as Mary Ann Summers
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A beard

That's rough

And overgrown

Is better than

A chaperone

Burma-Shave

He lit a match

to check his tank.

Now they call

him skinless frank.

Burma Shave

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Old 11-05-2007, 09:47 PM   #51
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Hi: Watching for the "IceMan" to put ice in the ice box!!!
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to check his tank.

Now they call

him skinless frank.

Burma Shave

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If you dislike

Big traffic fines

Slow down

'Till you

Can read these signs.

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Old 11-05-2007, 10:27 PM   #53
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Brylle Cream, a little dab'l do ya.
6 ounce Coca Cola bottles for only a nickel
Burma Shave signs
Gasoline, 16 cents a gallon, and that at a gravity pump. Just watch the gas inside the glass tank
Brodie knobs on the steering wheel
Putting Fullers Earth on the clutch plate to absorb the oil cause it leaked onto the plate and the car wouldn't go
Ah yes, the rumble seat on the back of a model A coupe.
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Old 11-06-2007, 03:09 AM   #54
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If daisies are
Your favorite flower
Keep pushing up
Those miles per hour

Ben and Anna
Made a hit
Ben neglected beard
Benanna split

Men with whiskers
Neath their noses
Ought to kiss
Like Eskimoses

Don't try passing
On a slope
Unless you have
A periscope

-Burma Shave


My real reel mower is sitting in the shed waiting for next summer
My husband has a big box of radio tubes - you never know when they will come in handy

And now I can't get the Maverick theme song out of my head!
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Streamlined transportation...

The de Havilland Comet


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Old 11-06-2007, 10:03 AM   #56
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How bout the de Havilland Beaver which is probably still running ? The ones I flew in when living up north, one thought every nut and bolt was going to shake loose, and not uncommon for a pontoon to fall off.
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