Yeah, I remember that!

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Deltalover, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. Deltalover

    Deltalover New Member

    Tracy Calif
    How many of these do you remember?

    Candy cigarettes
    Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside
    Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles
    Coffee shops with tableside jukeboxes
    Black Jack, Clove, and Beemans chewing gum
    Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers
    Newsreels before the movie

    P.F. Flyers

    Telephone numbers with a word prefix...(Raymond 4-601).
    Party lines

    Howdy Doody
    45 RPM records/78 RPM, too
    Green Stamps

    Metal ice cubes trays with levers
    Mimeograph paper
    Beanie and Cecil
    Roller-skate keys
    Cork pop guns
    Drive ins

    Washtub wringers
    The Fuller Brush Man
    Reel-To-Reel tape recorders
    Erector Sets
    The Fort Apache Play Set
    Lincoln Logs
    15 cent McDonald hamburgers

    5 cent packs of baseball cards -
    with that awful pink slab of bubble gum

    Penny candy

    35 cent a gallon gasoline
    Jiffy Pop popcorn

    Do you remember a time when...

    Decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-moe"?
    Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, "Do Over!"?
    "Race issue" meant arguing about who ran the fastest?
    Catching the fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening?
    It wasn't odd to have two or three "Best Friends"?

    The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was "cooties"?
    Having a weapon in school meant being caught with a slingshot?
    A foot of snow was a dream come true?

    Saturday morning cartoons weren't 30-minute commercials for action figures?
    "Oly-oly-oxen-free" made perfect sense?
    Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was cause for giggles?

    The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team?
    War was a card game?
    Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle?
    Taking drugs meant orange-flavored chewable aspirin?
    Water balloons were the ultimate weapon?

    Pass this on to anyone who may need a break from
    their "grown-up" life . . .I double-dog-dare-ya!

    All the girls had ugly gym uniforms?

    It took five minutes for the TV warm up? Nearly everyone's Mom was at home when the kids got home from school?

    Nobody owned a purebred dog? When a quarter was a decent allowance?

    You'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny?

    Your Mom wore nylons that came in two pieces?

    All your male teachers wore neckties and female teachers had
    their hair done every day and wore high heels? You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped,
    without asking, all for free, every time?
    And you didn't pay for air? And, you got trading stamps to boot?

    Laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the box?

    It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner
    at a real restaurant with your parents?

    They threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed. . and they did?

    When a 57 Chevy was everyone's dream cruise,
    peel out, lay rubber or watch submarine races, and people went steady? No one ever asked where the car keys were
    because they were always in the car,
    in the ignition, and the doors were never locked?
    Lying on your back in the grass with your friends
    and saying things like, "That cloud looks like a .." And playing baseball with no adults to help kids with the rules of the game?

    Stuff from the store came without safety caps and hermetic seals
    because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger?

    And with all our progress, don't you just wish, just once,
    you could slip back in time and savor the slower pace,
    and share it with the children of today? When being sent to the principal's office was nothing
    compared to the fate that awaited the student at home?
    Basically we were in fear for our lives,
    but it wasn't because of drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs, etc. Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat!
    But we survived because their love was greater than the threat. Send this on to someone who can still remember
    Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, Laurel and Hardy,
    Howdy Doody and the Peanut Gallery,
    the Lone Ranger, The Shadow Knows,
    Nellie Bell, Roy and Dale, Trigger and Buttermilk.

    As well as summers filled with bike rides, baseball games,
    Hula Hoops, bowling and visits to the pool,
    and eating Kool-Aid powder with sugar.
    Didn't that feel good, just to go back and say, "Yeah, I remember that"?
  2. Coloman

    Coloman New Member

    Soddy Daisy, Tn
    Yep I remember a lot of those!

    Dam I feel old !!!!

  3. T-Bone

    T-Bone New Member

    South of Dallas
    Man, now you have rocked my mind. I'm 40 y/o and had forgot alot of what you posted. But, after reading it. Yes, I do remember most, not all of the list but most non the less. Great thoughts run through my head after reading that. Thanks.
  4. james

    james New Member

    Blue Ridge texa
    only know about a couple of those sure wish it was still like that 35 cent gas 15 cent hamburgers penny candy must been nice
  5. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

    Good times James but the average bread winner of the home most likely didn't bring home but 60 to 70 bucks a week
  6. bandit06

    bandit06 New Member

    TEXAS, Lake Fork
    I MUST be getting old cause I remember all those things and chick-o-sticks too. I grew up on Lake Ray Hubbard, when it was rural, and use to get on my bike and ride to Covington's Grocery store and pick up enough coke bottles along the way to buy 2 gallons of gas for my boat motor so I could go run my trot lines and then my mom would take me around to the old people I would sell catfish to every week. Those were the days. Diesel was like .04 a gallon and now I pay $2.29 when I can find it.
    BUT, :D
    I still get to peel off and lay rubber with my '64GTO and listen to the "Shadow" on XM radio.
  7. T-Bone

    T-Bone New Member

    South of Dallas
    '64 GTO ! :wub: ....... Nice ride !
  8. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

    Shawnee OK
    yep, i know 'em is one i really miss, and i guess they don't make them any more. anyone remember Sin-Sin? the sharp little mints that came in a small box?
  9. Bayoubear

    Bayoubear New Member

    near that hellhole dallas
    remember a lot of that for sure and im not that old.
    laughed at the mimeograph papers, sitting in class teach passes out a test
    and almost in unison each studed held paper to nose and took a big sniff.
    actually saw some candy cigs not long ago too.
    and somehow coca cola just tastes better from one of those glass bottles.
  10. bandit06

    bandit06 New Member

    TEXAS, Lake Fork
    It is my pride and joy. Last year I took it to ALbuquerque for the Super Nationals and won second place in the muscle car division with it. It has taken 5 years to restore it. Fixin to build a .389 for it so it will have the right motor in it. Took me three years to finally find the right heads for it that were any good.
  11. Fishinfreak

    Fishinfreak Member

    North Bend,Ohio
    Does anyone remember tv show called Green Hornet or Ultra-Man?
  12. Mutt

    Mutt Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    man phil thanks for the ride down memory lane i needed that. yea i remember them things loved them wax soda bottles with the sugar water in them pixi stixs chocolate soda yep the good days. i miss them little 10 ounce bottles of coke used to get them at a gas station from thier machine just open the door pull it out and pay the money to the guy open it up and it would be so cold it would slush up yum. kids dont know what they are missing these days.
  13. Leakyboat

    Leakyboat New Member

    Phillip,I remember most all of that!Also remember people getting a Coke or Dr.Pepper an pouring a nickel bag of peanuts down them.They had these big ole' suckers that had money in them,when you got it down so far there would be a penny,nickel,or dime in them.
  14. SilverCross

    SilverCross New Member

    Fairbury, Illin
    Yep, I remember every Saturday night listening to the radio dad would set on the kitchen table so we could listen to, Green Hornet, Fibber Magee and Molly, Lone Ranger, The Shadow, Sky King, Amos and Andy, they were all great shows. King Sano cigarettes, gas for 19 cents, cigs were the same. Company came we played eye spy, andy I over, puzzles. Quarter allowance, ya'll must have been rich, I got a dime if I was good, didn't get a lot of allowances, seems I was to ornery. Sunday the big treat for the week was a bottle of pop and a bologna sandwich at the park. Church every Sunday morning, evening and Wednsday evening too. The old soda fountains where you could get green river drinks. RC cola 16 oz. for a nickel. Stores in our little town stayed open till midnight on Sat. and everybody stood around on the sidewalk and visited. I would go back in a heart beat. Boy that would be back to the old cane pole with small rope for line, nut for a weight and one hook. Ahhhh, those were the days.
  15. Rainman4u2

    Rainman4u2 Guest

    Heck, I watch Green Hornet on my days off on Encore Action.

  16. vlparrish

    vlparrish New Member

    Bedford, Kentucky
    Phil, I'm only 34 and I remember alot of those. Remember the big sugar daddy's that would take a good hour to eat. Or how about bottlecaps. Vern
  17. Dano

    Dano New Member

    And Phyillis Diller. LOL
    Yelp, I remember. Also could eat anything and not get fat cause we wore it off before next meal was cooked.

    Dang, I'm Getting old, I better go take some gerital before I fall out. ;)
  18. nosnag

    nosnag New Member

    What I miss most is when things came in a 16oz.pound and in quarts and gallons.Lost a lot of them.Used to be you bought a pound of coffee or a pint or quart of soda.Now things come in bigger containers with less weight.
  19. three_rivers

    three_rivers New Member

    Tupelo Ar
    I'm thirty one and can remember alot of them. How many of you guys remember watering animals with one of those ol pitcher pumps. We had a big propane tank cut in half and by the time all the stock got done it would take an hour or two to fill it back up. I even have an old coca cola chest that we put cokes in my mom and dads store. Its an old coca cola chest and it still works. How many of you guys remember the round top machines?
  20. omots2

    omots2 New Member

    abrerdeen md
    great post i rember almost every one and a few more rember when 25 cents got you ivto a movie all day .thoese were the simple times i am told kids ask how did you live with out a microwave easy you had good meals at home with read books in the evening dammthoes were the goodold days :)