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Walking along the country roads near my house looking for glass pop bottles that could be returned to the store for money. (mid 70's)

Having to take naps on Monday evenings so my parents would allow me to stay up for Monday Night Football (mid 70's)

Watching Howard Cosell's "halftime highlights" on MNF of every game from Sunday (In glorious fashion I might add)

Spending hours/days pouring through the JC Penny and Sears Christmas catalogs.

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7 hours ago, CurlyNight said:

When perms were in style for men and women and platform shoes. 😮

I remember wearing my platform shoes with my suit to go clubbing. Travolta had nothing on me.

Speaking of shoes. Anyone recall desert boots & earth shoes? I worked with a guy who bought a bunch of earth shoes in case they stopped making them. Also Jox from Thom McCann were the 1st really lightweight sneaker I recall being mass produced. 

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When dad gave us haircuts.  I'm youngest of 3 brothers and always had to go first.  Nowhere to hide.  My bowl cut looked like Lloyd Christmas in Dumb and Dumber if you raised his bangs about 1.5 inches.

I tried to walk around school with my eyebrows raised all the time like I was surprised to see everybody to try and make it look like the gap between my brows and hair wasn't so big.  True story.  I'll never forget my first trip to a real barber in my teens (maybe 12).  It was liberating. 

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Scrounging enough change to run up to Sky City (pre-Walmart) to buy a new plastic baseball after we cracked the current one and the duct tape was working anymore.

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No “participation” trophies. You had to actually WIN. 

No bike helmets

Drive-ins

Drinking water from the sink

Skin-a-max

Only one tv in the house

No microwave ovens

You got news from the newspaper or the tv

AM radio

Only one car 

Mother’s didn’t work

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I remember the day I got the dual cassette player.  this allowed you to make mix tapes

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17 hours ago, DocHolliday said:

I remember only having 4 channels.  

and that was sometimes. Had to adjust the antenna to dial in a channel at times or turn the 2nd dial on the tv just a little bit one way or the other.

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manual windows on cars, do they have those any more?

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14 hours ago, Snoopy said:

No Caller ID.  Had to play Russian Roulette when answering the phone.

But there were no Robocalls or Telemarketing, so the person calling was probably really trying to reach you.

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I remember when I was in junior high, my bedtime was 9:30.  So, I'd turn on the black and white 9" TV we had on a hutch in the kitchen, pull up a wooden chair, and watch the game which started at 8.  I always prayed for a quick half so I could see the highlights of all the Sunday games before I had to go to bed, because there wasn't really any other way to see them easily.  Seemed like there'd always be about :45 seconds left in the half when my mom called up that it was time for bed, and I'd always beg to stay up 10 more minutes and get shot down.  

I won a small Donkey Kong console video game out of a cereal box when I was about 9.  I still have it, and I gave it to my boys a few years ago and they try it occasionally.  They still can't believe I got that from a cereal box.  

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My Grandpa drove almost everywhere with a thick bourbon and water or beer on the dash in plain sight. I accompanied in the back of the pick up with the dogs. As one does. 

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16 hours ago, Walking Boot said:

 

My high school shop teacher had a turntable record player in his car. Before the tape-deck or 8-track era.

He must have really good shocks on that car.

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17 minutes ago, Jackstraw said:

My Grandpa drove almost everywhere with a thick bourbon and water or beer on the dash in plain sight. I accompanied in the back of the pick up with the dogs. As one does. 

Too bad Norman Rockwell never captured that slice of old Americana.

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2 hours ago, jomar said:

manual windows on cars, do they have those any more?

Once a few years back, some kid pulled up next to me in my car, and he held up one finger then bent the tip down in a scratching motion. 

This meant 'flick the button to roll down your window.' I'd never encountered that gesture before. 

At the time, I was in an old car that actually had crank windows. I may have over exaggerated rotating my fist in protest of his new gesture. 

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17 hours ago, JamesonSkittles said:

Going to video stores on a Saturday night and renting new releases, nintendo and sega games.  The movies and games were due back Monday night.  Always crowded at the store, but when I got my movie/games.....jackpot!!!!!!

Hell yes!

Gary’s Home Video in Blaine.  He would say what new movies were scheduled to come in on what date and when he opened up at 11 AM on Friday, I would drop a dime in the payphone between classes at the Roosevelt Junior High and reserve a few movies because we had already told mom that on Friday night so and so was sleeping over and we wanted Stouffer‘s French bread pizza and a couple movies 

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18 hours ago, El Floppo said:

Having to go to the bank and wait in line for a teller...just to get cash. Pre-ATM days. 

Was just telling my kids about that...and also needing to research something meant going to the library, not googling.

And of course- you had to go when they were open (bank or library), which meant having to schedule and wait...two skills that have disappeared.

in the same talk, I explained about not having cell phones. 

you had to make a plan to meet friends/family at a certain place at a certain time- and stick to it; because there was no way of letting the other person know otherwise. 

 

making plans, scheduling things in advance and sticking with them- all seem, for better or worse, like things that aren't part of this younger generation's skill-set. I"m sure there are positives that are a result- more flexibility, more spur-of-the-moment thinking... but the impatience and inability to think and plan longer term are troubling.

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20 hours ago, Walking Boot said:

 

Funny, the first remote control we had in the house had a cable. It was literally wired to the VCR. It was not infra-red or any of this other newfangled nonsense. 25 foot rubber cord from the device to the couch, six buttons, pretty dope.

It was awesome though, wonderful tech at the time.  No longer had to get up and change the channel by hand.

 

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3 hours ago, Spike said:

Skin-a-max

 

You got news from the newspaper or the tv

 

Mother’s didn’t work

did cinemax go under? 

the news one is huge- this rapid/rabid information shouting can be useful, but is often times not. 

my mom worked and still works at 85. she loves it. 

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3 minutes ago, CletiusMaximus said:

It was awesome though, wonderful tech at the time.  No longer had to get up and change the channel by hand.

 

my dad had a pretty reliable remote really early on- two actually- and never had to get up to change the channel by hand... my brother and I.

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18 hours ago, STEADYMOBBIN 22 said:

Calling 844-(any four numbers) to get the time (can still call the navy to get time at 202-762-1401)

Also calling the local weather... forgot the first 3 for that one 

 

OK this thread is just sad and depressing now. We’re you’re a bunch of old people reminiscing. Eeeew!!

Use to call 765-1313 to get the sports scores. On the weekends it always took a while to get to the west coast scores. I think the scores would update every 5 minutes. Would also get the following days odds as well. Of course with all of this you had to listen to a bunch of ads for handicap services.

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7 hours ago, Ben & Jerry's said:

Having to take naps on Monday evenings so my parents would allow me to stay up for Monday Night Football (mid 70's)

Watching Howard Cosell's "halftime highlights" on MNF of every game from Sunday (In glorious fashion I might add)

 

I would stay up for Cosell's halftime, then go to bed. It was the only time we'd get to see most of those teams play.  We had the Packer game, maybe one other, and MNF.

 

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6 minutes ago, El Floppo said:

my dad had a pretty reliable remote really early on- two actually- and never had to get up to change the channel by hand... my brother and I.

my mom always said,"why should i buy a dish washer?, i already have 2"  my sister and i  :mellow: 

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5 minutes ago, DA RAIDERS said:

my mom always said,"why should i buy a dish washer?, i already have 2"  my sister and i  :mellow: 

smart lady.

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8 minutes ago, CletiusMaximus said:
8 hours ago, Ben & Jerry's said:

Having to take naps on Monday evenings so my parents would allow me to stay up for Monday Night Football (mid 70's)

Watching Howard Cosell's "halftime highlights" on MNF of every game from Sunday (In glorious fashion I might add)

 

I would stay up for Cosell's halftime, then go to bed. It was the only time we'd get to see most of those teams play.  We had the Packer game, maybe one other, and MNF.

I didnt nap- but yeah. other than whomever the niners or raiders played (which did cover a lot of teams), this was the chance to see the rest. 

and loved half. time. highlights. with howard. 

and will never forget him announcing john lennon's death. 

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36 minutes ago, El Floppo said:

I didnt nap- but yeah. other than whomever the niners or raiders played (which did cover a lot of teams), this was the chance to see the rest. 

and loved half. time. highlights. with howard. 

and will never forget him announcing john lennon's death. 

Amazing how Howard has stuck with many of us.  

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1 hour ago, CletiusMaximus said:

It was awesome though, wonderful tech at the time.  No longer had to get up and change the channel by hand.

 

It was all fun and games until grandma tripped over the cable connecting the remote to the tv.

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I also stayed up just for the MNF highlights.  Howard's voice is unforgettable.  

HIghlights from 1977

Check out the hit on Bradshaw at the ~40 second mark.  No flag.  Lots of great names from back in the day on this.  

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9 hours ago, Ben & Jerry's said:

Walking along the country roads near my house looking for glass pop bottles that could be returned to the store for money. (mid 70's)

Having to take naps on Monday evenings so my parents would allow me to stay up for Monday Night Football (mid 70's)

Watching Howard Cosell's "halftime highlights" on MNF of every game from Sunday (In glorious fashion I might add)

Spending hours/days pouring through the JC Penny and Sears Christmas catalogs.

At least in MA, you still have to pay a deposit ($0.05 for cans, $0.10 for bottles). This was a way to stimulate recycling. When I last lived in MA, in the early 2000s, in Charlestown, we used to have a group of people that would go thru your recycling for returnable items when you put it out on trash days.
 

1 hour ago, El Floppo said:

did cinemax go under? 

the news one is huge- this rapid/rabid information shouting can be useful, but is often times not. 

my mom worked and still works at 85. she loves it. 

Still around. Not as much 'Skin-e-max' anymore.

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6 hours ago, jomar said:

manual windows on cars, do they have those any more?

We bought my daughter a used 2006 Saturn Ion with crank windows. I know someone else who has a 2011 something with crank windows.

Yes Virginia, they do still exist.

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12 hours ago, CurlyNight said:

Stick shift or automatic. 

The foot switch on the left side of the floor boards to control the high beams.

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3 hours ago, El Floppo said:

my dad had a pretty reliable remote really early on- two actually- and never had to get up to change the channel by hand... my brother and I.

My dad used to yell down the hall for me and my brother.  We'd both emerge, not sure if we were in trouble or not.  He'd want one of us to change the channel on the TV itself, and one to flick the switch across the room to turn on the ceiling fan.

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No cordless phones

No cable TV and when we finally got it I was the remote for my parents (get up and change the channel!) because my mom didn't want to pay $2 per month for the remote

Buying baseball cards and trading them with friends (or putting them in our bicycle spokes)

Visiting the video arcade

Playing jarts while camping or at a picnic - the real jarts with the metal spikes on the end

There was no PPV, I remember watching the original WrestleMania by going to Cobo and seeing it on Closed Circuit TV

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20 hours ago, Snoopy said:

No Caller ID.  Had to play Russian Roulette when answering the phone.

Yes and the benefit of this is you could make prank phone calls without anyone knowing who was calling.  Then at some point the *69 feature started to call the person back. 

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I remember playing outside after school nearly every day, spring, fall or winter, with my friends.  We would break for a quick dinner and promise to do dishes later. Back outside until dark and the dishes would already be done. ;)

It's like a ghost town outside now. :kicksrock:

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3 minutes ago, falguy said:

It's like a ghost town outside now. :kicksrock:

:tumbleweed::(

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Just now, rockaction said:

:tumbleweed::(

that's the correct emoji. :doh:

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23 hours ago, wikkidpissah said:

mmm...scrambled porn...mmm

And the pain that came from having squinted for 3 hours just to catch a sight through the snow.

 

23 hours ago, bcdjr1 said:

Saturday morning cartoons 

Great one! Definitely remember getting up at 4:30 AM to start watchiong Looney Tunes, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Justice League, and what I guess may have been a Canadian cartoon, Rocket Robin Hood, my fave.

22 hours ago, Getzlaf15 said:

The Helms Bakery Truck driving through all the neighborhood with fresh, baked everything,

I remember a knifeshapener making the rounds, ringing a bell while leading a cart with a whetstone up our street. Kinda creepy now that I think about it. I think there was still cloth diaper service when my youngest brother was born, too.

20 hours ago, Jules Winnfield said:

2) Smoking on airplanes

5) The Pop Shoppe

 

Solid! I am wary of planes I get on now with ashtrays still in the seats as those planes have to be super old by now....

This has been mentioned in some way or another but I miss simply walking out of the house after breakfast in the summer and playing outside the entire day with neighborhood kids, not checking in with the parents or coming home at all until after dark. Pickup hockey in the streets with hand-made goalie pads made out of rough twine and course foam and the inevitable "Car!" breaks. Dirt clod fights. Playing basketball or baseball at a nearby park or school.

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Just now, Stompin' Tom Connors said:

And the pain that came from having squinted for 3 hours just to catch a sight through the snow.

 

And the delicate ecstacy of discovering you just rubbed one out to an elbow

 

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29 minutes ago, Stompin' Tom Connors said:

 

I remember a knifeshapener making the rounds, ringing a bell while leading a cart with a whetstone up our street. 

Good way to meet housewives, gotta remember this one.

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