The Good Old Days

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Ace, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. Ace

    Ace New Member

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    Do you remember the good old days? Well I sure do!
    If your memory needs a little nudge, some of these things will
    take you right back, and I hope bring a smile to your face!

    Pick up the phone and you heard, "Number please?"

    And you said, "Randolph 4- 3381."

    Sometimes you picked up the phone and heard voices!
    Remember those party lines! We shared the lines!
    You had to remember your ring before you
    answered the phone, one long, two short!



    Playing tag and hide and go seek on a summer evening.

    Catching lightening bugs in a jar.
    Sometimes we pinched off the glowing end and
    put it on our finger for a glorious glowing ring!
    (I feel so guilty! How could we do that!)

    Wringer washers! What work that was,
    and then if you didn't get your arm caught
    in the wringer you had to lug a basket of wet
    clothes to the back yard and hang them on the line.

    Sprinkle bottles...remember how we had to sprinkle
    down the clothes after they dried and roll them up tight
    and put them back in the basket? Then came the
    hard part! We ironed everything! Then came steam
    irons and we threw out the sprinkle bottle.



    Do you remember any of these:
    Window fans, Kick the Can, roller skates with keys,
    coonskin caps, hula hoops, 45 records,
    cherry cokes, juke boxes, pony tails, bobbi sox,
    penny loafers, sideburns, Breck & Halo Shampoo,
    drive in movies, jacks, going home for lunch,
    marbles, monopoly, rabbit ears, aluminum glasses,
    sweater sets, white gloves, and can can slips,
    the smell of Old Spice, penny candy, and
    Mother May I.




    See The USA In Your Chevrolet

    You'll wonder where the yellow went
    if you brush your teeth with Pepsodent.

    Step on a crack...break your mother's back.
    (I still don't step on cracks)

    Red Rover, Red Rover, won't you come over.

    Pepsi-cola hits the spot,
    12 full ounces that's a lot.
    Twice as much for a nickel too
    Pepsi Cola is the drink for you.

    Hi! I'm Buster Brown, I live in a shoe!
    That's my dog Tige, and he lives there too!

    :big_smile_2: :look_down:



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  2. superman

    superman New Member

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    i guess i am a youngster because half of what you said i do not remember but i do have a pretty good 45 collection i got from my grandma a few years ago ( mostly old country music )
     

  3. rebelzgrl76

    rebelzgrl76 New Member

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    Hide and seek in the late summer 'Southern" evenings....Now that takes me back. :feel_good:

    Thanks for sharing Ace:smile2:
     
  4. r ward

    r ward New Member

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    Hey you about made me cry I want to go to that type of life again
     
  5. kbgrillin

    kbgrillin New Member

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    I remember a lot of that. Does that mean that i'm old? or just wise?:cool2: Thanks for the memories.
     
  6. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    yep an butch wax an breel cream an dippity doo too
     
  7. bud1110

    bud1110 New Member

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    Oh yeah Ace,

    I can remember brother, what times those were too.. Thanks for sharing the memories..
     
  8. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    My dad was with Texaco and made several commercials for them, remember,
    You can trust your car to the man who wears the star.

    I bet we have many members who don't know that when your car broke down you took it to the gas station.
    At my dad's stations when a car drove in he ran over a hose that rang a bell, 2 or 3 of us would hit the drive, gas the car, wash all the windows and headlights, check all the tires and check everything under the hood to include all belts and hoses. Afterwords I would walk up to the drivers window and say it held 12 gallons and that will be $ 3.46, cash or charge. If it was a charge we filled out the ticket right there with no computer to check or help.
    Thank you Mr. Jones.

    Yes, we used to thank our customers. No days it seem the business person is being bothered by you if you need help. Most young people are of the thinking that when they work for someone and help a customer they are to be thanked.........................................Yes, I remember.
     
  9. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

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    Thanks for the memories Ace. On saturday you could go to the movies, and see Roy Rodgers on the big screen for .75 cents including popcorn, and a pepsi.
     
  10. Cattledogz

    Cattledogz Active Member

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    I am with you on this one Richard!

    Thanks for sharing Ace. Definitely the time of the "Good ole days".
     
  11. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    Burma Shave...:wink:
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Too much of everything is just enough.
     
  12. smokey

    smokey New Member

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    how bout Winky Dink,and "Clonk your magic goner" frogy.

    Winky Dink was really cool till he said "all you kids pull of the channel dial so your folks wont change the channel". smokey
     
  13. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    I can remember all the above. Guess i am getting old!!
     
  14. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Boy do I remember all those things .And I do miss them.What was the shoes called that went with the Poodle Skirt? Oxford or something like that anyway they were black and white. And don't for get Penny Loafers,fender skirts,and contintal kits. And oh yeah the twin antennas on the back fenders of the cars. I could go on and on but it's making me homesick for the good ol days. Thanks Ace for the trip back in time.
     
  15. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    To me The Good Ole days are now the past is past and tomorrow never :roll_eyes: comes
     
  16. bootshowl

    bootshowl New Member

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    Uh O, remember all those....when penny loafers were all the rage, thats how I got my nickname. Always had some kind of motorcycle under me.
    It became, "You know the guy with the boots".

    How bout Fizzies. Little tablet you'd drop in water?

    I don't mind being an ole fart.
    :cool2:
     
  17. FROG

    FROG New Member

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    thanks ace these children think they have got it rough. I was wandring how many of them would have survived back when?
     
  18. smokey

    smokey New Member

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    okay anyone remember the Longe Ranger movie. how he got his name,, how Tonto became his pal. and why he never got the girl.LOL smokey
     
  19. Skunk Master

    Skunk Master New Member

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    Roller Skating all day Saterday for a Quarter.. Sock Hops.. 5 full bags of groceries for under 25.00... Black and White TV... Tidly Winks.. Pick up Sticks... Drive In Movies 1 Dollar a carload... Man could we fill a car... Gas 19 cents a gallon... Damn I'm old...
     
  20. shania

    shania New Member

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    Ah - The Good Old Days.:still_dreaming:

    I still remember alot of that stuff - Times where so much better back then!

    Thanks for that flashback Ace - I needed that.

    That put a smile on my face & a good feeling in a heart. :feel_good:

    "Great Post"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Take it easy,
    Bert:cool2: & Shaina:0010:

    :worship: :0a23:
    Bert & Phil