Do You Remember?

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  1. Sir Walter Pasty

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    I remember 9. Some of the others we may not have had in rural areas where I grew up.
     
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    Well as they're almost all American.. as you know sir pasty.... no I can safely say I don't remember most of them..

    green stamps ..yes..

    Metal ice boxes..yes

    45rpm records..yes

    Bottled milk ( not with cardboard stoppers)...yes , we still get them

    candy cigs..yes..

    ..but otherwise NO!!
     
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    All of them. Never ran my fingers through a head of hair with butch wax. Just assumed at the time they were using 2 dabs of Brylcreem.
     
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    15 of 19 so........I'm gettin' there :eek:
     
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    Thought 'a little dab'll do ya'!!
     
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    1. Blackjack chewing gum: I still buy it at Cracker Barrel sometimes.
    2. Wax coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water: Hated them.
    3. Candy Cigarettes: Nothing special, but yeah.
    4. Soda pop machines that dispensed bottles: Of course, even the ones that were vertical.
    5. Coffee shops with tableside jukeboxes: I was in one somewhere in the past few years.
    6. Home milk delivery in glass bottled with cardboard stoppers: We had a cow, but I remember when they were delivered in cities.
    7. Party telephone lines: Until after I was in high school.
    8. Newsreels before the movie: We weren't allowed to go to theaters when I was a kid.
    9. P.F. Flyers: Remember them, but never had any.
    10. Butch Wax: Nope.
    11. Telephone numbers with a word prefix: No, except on television; but I can go one better. Our first number was short-short-long, on a crank telephone.
    12. Howdy Doody: We didn't have a television while it was on, but I have seen the show in reruns.
    13. 45 RPM Records: I always thought the 45s were a girl thing but I remember them.
    14. S&H Green Stamps: They still had an S&H Green Stamp redemption center in Fullerton when I moved to California.
    15. Metal ice trays with lever: I think I have one around.
    16. Mimeograph paper: Yes.
    17. Blue Flashbulbs: Yes
    18. Roller skate keys: Nope. We didn't even have paved roads, let alone roller skating rinks.
    19. Drive-in Movie Theaters: Yeah. We were allowed to go to those. One just opened near here a few years ago.
     
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    Think number nine is the Banda Machine to us.That freshly inked paper was strangely satisfying.Extensively used by me before schools got photocopiers.
     
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    I remember seven, so I must still be quite young. :D Sadly, don't feel like it. :eek:
     
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    I don’t remember Party lines and I don’t know what butch wax is.
     
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    1. Blackjack chewing gum: nope
    2. Wax coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water: didn't waste $ on them.
    3. Candy cigarettes: gateway drug to real cigarettes. Started smoking real ones at age 12..
    4. Soda pop machines that dispensed bottles: yes.
    5. Coffee shops with tableside jukeboxes: That's where future wife and I spent many a night.
    6. Home milk delivery in glass bottled with cardboard stoppers: Hood milk was our provider.
    7. Party telephone lines: in the early 50s.
    8. Newsreels before the movie: Mornings with the cowboys.
    9. P.F. Flyers: Mine had no name.
    10. Butch Wax: Nope.
    11. Telephone numbers with a word prefix: Yes.
    12. Howdy Doody: One of the local barbers had a TV facing the street so we could watch from the street.
    13. 45 RPM Records: They were around but I was not into music ever.
    14. S&H Green Stamps: Got a lot of stuff from them..
    15. Metal ice trays with lever: nope.
    16. Mimeograph paper: no.
    17. Blue Flashbulbs: Yes
    18. Roller skate keys: No we broke skates apart from front and rear wheels on a scooter.
    19. Drive-in Movie Theaters: First movie at drive in was "Angel on My Shoulder".
     
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    I remember ALL of those !

    I also remember our phone number from back then .. it was Mohawk 7.

    I also remember the telephone operators who would take the time to help a child with little things like homework.

    People were friendly back then and they cared about each other.
     
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    I am SO MUCH older than dirt, apparently...….
     
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    I remember all but 9 and 10. Mickey Mouse, I'm old as them there hills.
     
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    every one of them
     
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