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Thread: Just a chuckle

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    Just in case you weren't feeling too old today ........


    The people who are starting college this fall were born in 1992.

    They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up.

    Their lifetime has always included AIDS.

    The CD was introduced two years before they were born.

    They have always had an answering machine.

    They have always had cable.

    Jay Leno has always been on the Tonight Show.

    Popcorn has always been microwaved.

    They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.

    They don't know who Mork was or where he was from.

    They never heard: 'Where's the Beef?',
    'I'd walk a mile for a Camel ' or
    'de plane Boss, de plane'.

    McDonald's never came in Styrofoam containers.

    They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.

    Pass this on to the other old fogies on your list.



    P.S. Save the earth. It's the only planet with chocolate..



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    its scary...I remember having a nickel and buying a candy bar :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knot Sew
    its scary...I remember having a nickel and buying a candy bar :wink:
    And buying penny candy??? :D



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    Quote Originally Posted by Knot Sew
    its scary...I remember having a nickel and buying a candy bar :wink:
    And getting a dime allowance and coming home from the corner store with a bag full of "penny candy"!!!

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    LMBO yes....now I am feeling really old, thank you very much :shock: :roll: :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    How about going to the movies for 50 cents? and another 50 cents bought a candy bar, pop and popcorn???? :wink:

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    And 18 people in a car going to the drive-in for $2/car???? (Or if he was extra special, you insisted the two of you go alone :D :D :D )


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    OK, I guess this makes me older than dirt -- right? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Oh my I remember them all.

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    When my dad closed his gas station in 73 gas was 54.9 for full service which included checking your battery and your oil and wiping your windows-- 49.9 for mini service which was only pumping your gas for you.
    Mini service was the first thing the industry tried to get more customers before self service was introduced a few years later.

    When my DH and I had our 2 gas stations in 1975 cigarettes were 50 cents a pack.

    Do you remember green stamps and gold regal stamps? We gave them out at my dad's service station. I remember my grandma saving them for my cousin and I to lick and put into the books so they could be redeemed for merchandise. Toasters bookshelves lamps etc.

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    When I first started driving, I can remember paying 29.9/gallon -- can you say "gas wars"????? (Hey, whatever happened to those anyway????)


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    Do you remember getting free dishes in laundry soap? My mom collected a whole dinner set for 4 this way.

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    We used to get glassware in Quaker Oats -- and plastic "pop" beads on top of our milk bottles that were delivered to the house each morning....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda
    Do you remember getting free dishes in laundry soap? My mom collected a whole dinner set for 4 this way.
    I remember the towels from the detergent. I loved the floral print and each month it was a different color.

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    Yes, I remember the drive-ins...often sneaking someone in, in the trunk!!! And gas? 17 cents a gallon...and you got a free mug with a fill!! First movie I remember going to I paid 25 cents...and sat thru' it twice!!!

    HEHEHE Me thinks a lot of us are "dating" selves. :roll: :oops:

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    I remember my mom just shocked at the price of stamps going to 5cents. Oh and I did get globlets out of duz laundry soap when I was first married!
    Times have changed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pzazz
    Yes, I remember the drive-ins...often sneaking someone in, in the trunk!!! And gas? 17 cents a gallon...and you got a free mug with a fill!!

    HEHEHE Me thinks a lot of us are "dating" selves. :roll: :oops:
    You're only as old as you feel -- And most of the time I feel 80!!! :D


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    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: LOL LOL LOL!!!

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    We used to get Goblets with our admission to the movie theater! But then, wages were pretty sorry!

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    For prom one year the school rented the whole drive in movie theater and we went to the drive in as part of our prom activities.'

    When I was 14 I was asked if I wanted to work at the A & W drive-in but I was too shy to do that. We went to the A & W after church every Sun night in the summer time for root beer floats.

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    We still have a record player and a vinyl collection that goes with it. DH even has a reel-to-reel.

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    Go ask a kid if they want to listen to a record...they will look at you like you have 4 heads...they have NO idea what that is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pzazz
    Yes, I remember the drive-ins...often sneaking someone in, in the trunk!!! And gas? 17 cents a gallon...and you got a free mug with a fill!! First movie I remember going to I paid 25 cents...and sat thru' it twice!!!

    HEHEHE Me thinks a lot of us are "dating" selves. :roll: :oops:
    oh my, I remember all, except the .17 for gas...I wasn't driving so didn't pay attention to prices.
    Sometimes we got into the movies with royal crown cola bottle caps...the ones with cork in them :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    We still have a record player and a vinyl collection that goes with it. DH even has a reel-to-reel.
    My husband does too :D


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    Quiltncrazy...I think why the 17 cents sticks in my head is because of my brother running out of gas on his way home from university one day. He had exactly enough change in his pocket for one gallon....17 cents. He had an old Austin ...and drove to university and back on that 17 cents for another 3 or 4 days!!!! Granted, it wasn't a real long drive, but still!!!!!! :shock:

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    Shoots, Mom would give us a quarter, we'd go to the movies, get a soda and candy and come home with change!
    Dad would give me 50 cents. I'd get on my bike, ride to the gas station with the gas can, get it filled, buy him a pack of smokes and sit and have a soda, then come back home.
    These days, you give a kid a quarter and they look at you wondering what they are going to do with it. lol
    I remember my first REAL job. I made a whopping $1.72/hr working 2d shift in a nursing home. That was alot of money! That $1.72 included the "shift differential".

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