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  1. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Problem is, I remember ALL of this! :eek:oooh:

    See how many you remember.


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  2. mintaka

    mintaka Well-Known Member

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    Oddly enough , despite being born in 1978 , alot of these things still exist. There is a fully functional drive in theater about 43 miles east of here as well as an F.W. Woolworth about 80 miles northeast of here. My mother shopped at Woolworth when I was a child , so imagine my surprise when I happened to be on a quest and rode by one. I may give the drive in a shot , but one thing about it , society has changed for the worse since these places debuted , so maybe going several carloads deep to the drive through would be in order.
     

  3. bedbug jr

    bedbug jr New Member

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    I remember all, but the lawnmower still makes me cringe. Thanks for the post and memories. Stay safe
     
  4. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    I remember some of it (Some was my Dads stuff) but that Good Wifes Guide is downright hillarious
     
  5. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    I remember more than I'd care to mention. LOL! NOOOOOOO! Not a push mower!!!!!! Made a few bucks with ours. :wink:
     
  6. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    Spoolies? Only thing I didn't recognize.
     
  7. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    The good wifes guide was my favorite.
    Shame it's still not in use! :smile2:
    My first lawnmower was a used push reel model and it had a bag.
    Did you notice the 56 Ford at the first McDonalds that open in 1955?
     
  8. brownie525

    brownie525 New Member

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    nope dont remember any of that stuff:smile2:
     
  9. CuzICan

    CuzICan New Member

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    I don't want to talk about it. LOL!
     
  10. boombalaty

    boombalaty New Member

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    A bit before my time but the pics are awesome!
     
  11. Pip

    Pip New Member

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    Thanks Dayton!!! I can remember some, but i'm not as old as some of ya.:crazy:

    But I really thank you for " The Good Wife's Guide". Showed that to my wife and said something along the lines that I expect these things from now on..... well let's just say that didn't go over well.:smile2::smile2::smile2:
     
  12. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Dayton thanks for sharing the memories. I remember most of them. REf: the Burger Chef menu. In approx 1961 a group of us traveled to Burger Chef to get some of those cheap fries We added our money together and had her take a sack and dump them individual packs into it. We had hands going in and out of the sack until we arrived back home. Good ole day. We spent $2.00 for a paper sack of fries. The trip cost us about 35 cents for gas.
     
  13. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    We go to the drive-in in Saem Illinois .

    Still get burgers for 55 cents each at polar whip .

    I have one of those mowers with the bag I have 2 others without . I dont use them ...lol

    I would love to get my hands on some of them cars at the price they was then .

    People didnt know how good it was then .

    Lots of freinds and families still ment something .

    Thanks for sharing .
     
  14. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    There is several drive ins still doing business. Here's a list of some of them in Texas. They open a new one out where we use to live in Texas not long ago. Only I doubt the prices are the same as they were in the 50's. :wink:
     
  15. kbgrillin

    kbgrillin New Member

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    WOW! I can remember several of those. Thanks for sharing this.
     
  16. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    Heck no the prices are not the same . I might show the grandkids how to sneak in lol . They will love it hiding in the trunk lol .

    Man I miss those days of fun
     
  17. Poppa

    Poppa New Member

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    I remember most all of it. The drive-in speakers LOL. We all went to
    see Robert Michem in Thunder Road at the drive-in in 1958 and my
    daddy forgot to remove the speaker and pulled off breaking the side
    window of our 1957 Ford. He was probably busy whupping younguns.LOL
     
  18. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    Them was the days. I don't remember it all, first postage I remember was 4 cents. I don't remember much TV, but I recall a lot of that stuff. Life was good then, even if no one had money. When did women quit following the good wife's guide? Thanks for posting
     
  19. Jacksmooth

    Jacksmooth Member

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    Cool pics Dayton! My uncle still uses a Old Spice shaving mug like that one from 1951.