I'm so old I remember when...

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Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Post by Ratty » Tue May 08, 2018 8:42 pm

The matinee movies and a gallon of gas were both 25 cents
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Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Post by DoctorIknow » Tue May 08, 2018 9:42 pm

My first movie theater, The Dennis, in Mt. Lebanon, Pittsburgh, PA had 1200 seats, 100's of which were in the balcony. That was the best place to see whose fattened popcorn box could hit the screen during the Saturday 32 cartoon marathons. Thru great love and patience, a group of friends saved it to this day, although in the '70"s, it was "twinned" and later twinned again. But, I remember when......

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Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Post by Zona » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:33 am

I remember when people used paper and pen in a book to record life in a way so as not to forget things. Like you could not get hacked and change the paper of history. Like it seems these days people don't put anything together, and find out for themselfs, they just go on what other people say. It's like best guess feeling, all first surface, no memory data.

Kinda why I like art, it marks time, with nice book ends.
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Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Post by SecretOperativeBear » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:36 pm

The first TV remotes (like magnavox) had heavy duty buttons that clicked really loud.
Remotes used to be called "clickers".

Before Cable TV we used rabbit ears to tune in the channels...

When cable did come out... I wanted my MTV. And the cable channels where letters a-z

Pong was the dominant home entertainment system...Atari hadn't even come out yet.

Monitors used to all be green monochrome. Then white on black came out I was thrilled.

When Van Halen, Ratt and Black Sabbath was the shit!

When polyurethane wheels came out.

Buying cigarettes from vending machines...

When sodas came in Glass Bottles...and they got washed and re-used over and over..

When most people (hold outs) still had Black and White TV's or even a Vintage Tube Radio in the Livingroom.

When there were radio programs still on the airwaves.....

When parking tickets were only $22.00 in San Francisco. And there were poker machines in all the bars...

When florescent colors were hip....

When all that cool 70's decor was still on the walls....

When Bob's Big Boy was where you went for hamburgers...

When Evel Knievel was still jumping buses...

When Howie Mandel still had hair...

When disco was king the radio.... (hated disco when I was a kid)

When NWA first album dropped...

When Bill Cosby, Captain Kangaroo, Mr. Rogers Neighborhood where still on TV at 5-7 am Saturday...

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Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Post by Sail Man » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:08 pm

When Jacques-Yves Cousteau documentaries were the shit.

Now THAT was reality TV.
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Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Post by Ratty » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:35 pm

What he said.
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Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Post by Traveller in Time » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:04 pm

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Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Post by LaVitaEBella » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:02 pm

When I don't care about how ugly I am while growing, it just hit me when reach my 20's.

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Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Post by Meat Hunter » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:42 pm

I remember when in order to place a long distance telephone call, one had to dial 'O' for operator and tell her if it was a Station-To-Station or a Person-To-Person call.

Somehow, it does not seem like it was all that long ago...?
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Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Post by Token » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:17 am

Meat Hunter wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:42 pm
I remember when in order to place a long distance telephone call, one had to dial 'O' for operator and tell her if it was a Station-To-Station or a Person-To-Person call.

Somehow, it does not seem like it was all that long ago...?
Funny that! Brought back memories of making a long distance international call from Malaysia back in the 70s.

You would call the operator and give the particulars of the party you want to reach, hang up and wait.

Operator would then wait for a satellite circuit to become available to connect your call and call you back.

The echo and delay was comical.

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Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Post by Blissmonster » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:47 am

Toyota Lexus was a high end Toyota.

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Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Post by unjonharley » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:47 am

Barber shops were closed on Sundays and Mondays .. Giving the working man Saturday time for a hair cut and a two day weekend for the barber ..
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